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Fortnite set to receive new Air Strike item, according to leaks

Published: 18/Jun/2019 17:15

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Fortnite players will be getting their hands on the new Air Strike item in the near future, according to data mines by well-known leakers.

Epic Games has just released Fortnite’s v9.30 patch, and with it came plenty of leaks including a new Drum Shotgun, and a whole horde of skins and cosmetic items.

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Data miners have now also dug up assets containing information on a new item coming to the game in the near future: the Air Strike.

What is the Air Strike?

While not much is known about the new item, the description ‘Elimination from above’ gives us some insight into how it could be used. 

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It could be similar to the Air Strike Gadget seen in Fortnite’s Save the World mode, where players use it to drop five bombs on a designated area. If this is the case, then it would absolutely wreak havoc on enemy players.

Leakers also unearthed accompanying sound files that detail just how devastating the item could be to opponents if used properly – it sounds like it could be an all-out war zone.

When will we get the Air Strike item?

Epic Games hasn’t announced the item itself yet, so there’s no confirmation of an official release date as of yet. The new Chug Splash item was unveiled in the in-game ‘Message of the Day’ change, so maybe the Air Strike will show up there at some point.

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Popular leaker Lucas7yoshi confirmed that the item might not be for the game’s main modes though, tweeting, “hi im back this may not be for the main modes but im tired so i can’t confirm okay have fun bai”

Instead, we could see it during the new 14 Days of Summer event thought to be coming at the start of summer on June 21. Whether it’ll stay in the game past that is anybody’s guess.

Hopefully Epic Games announce this new item officially soon, as it looks like it could shake the game up in new ways, and keep players on their toes at all times for an incoming air missile strike.

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How to find Fortnite Season 3’s Fortilla key and open the Vault

Published: 19/Jun/2020 2:13

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 flooded the entire map after Midas activated the Device—but now players get their turns to flood something of their own: their inventories with loot stolen from the Fortilla Vault.

Chapter 2, Season 3 changed Fortnite’s map drastically, in one of the biggest revamps ever for the game, namely by washing away most of the game’s northwestern points of interest and sliding in the Fortilla, a brand new set of islands in the southwestern quadrant.

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Aside from wanting an excuse to travel to a new destination, players can now be additionally motivated to explore the Fortilla because they can defeat a boss, obtain a keycard, and then reap the benefits of boundless, formerly vaulted loot.

 

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Fortnite’s Season 3 map, a flooded masterpiece with some intriguing additions.

South of Holly Hedges and west of Rickety Rig, you’ll find the Fortilla: a set of small islands surrounded by about five larger islands—all covered with structures resembling a tropical shanty town.

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How to open Fortilla Vault

  1. Drop at the Fortilla in Fortnite Season 3
  2. Scour the area for Ocean
  3. Eliminate Ocean
  4. Pick up Ocean’s Fortilla Keycard (and other loot)
  5. Follow the Keycard’s directions to find and unlock the vault!

 

As mentioned by YouTube’s ‘Gamerz World,’ the best way to find Ocean is to glide around on one of the map’s boats and listen for her because she’s a talker.

Once you defeat Ocean, you’ll get three great pieces of loot: Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, and the ever-important Fortilla Keycard.

The Chug Jug is a nasty item, as it gives you full health and shields (and offers free refills). The gun is also mighty strong, but not nearly as exciting as the keycard, which will grant you directions and access to the Vault.

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The Fortilla is an expansive set of islands, covered in henchmen and beach decor.

When you have the Fortilla Keycard selected from your inventory, the game will show you arrows towards the Vault. Follow those directions, make it to the Vault, and, voila, loot as far as the eye can see. 

The new Fortilla Vault is the latest in the game since Catty Corner’s Vault was discovered. While you got some sick loot from that one, nothing is quite as quenching as Ocean’s bottomless Chug Jug.