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Top five Fortnite Battle Royale in-game events

Published: 22/May/2019 19:37

by Albert Petrosyan

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There have been some memorable and iconic in-game events in Fortnite Battle Royale, and here are our picks for the top five best ones. 

Fortnite Battle Royale has brought a lot of new and unique things to the world of online gaming, one of which have been dynamic in-game events.

Starting as early as Season 3, Epic Games introduced these events as a way to mark the start of something new in the game’s map and lore, and they’ve progressively gotten more and more complex and intricate as the seasons have rolled by. 

5. Ice Storm Event

The Ice Storm event took place during Season 7, and saw the mysterious ice sphere that had been floating above Polar Peak finally burst open to reveal the formidable Ice King.

Thanks to the Ice King’s incredible power, the entire map was covered in snow for a period of time, adding an interesting visual dynamic to a lot of the well-known locations.

The reason this event isn’t ranked higher is because it did have some negatives, such as the snowy mist that frustratingly limited visibility and the Ice Legion zombie creatures that spawned all over the map. 

4. Volcano Eruption + Nexus ‘Unvaulting’ Event

The most recent of in-game events saw the massive volcano on the map erupt and destroy two iconic locations on the map – Tilted Towers and Retail Row – and that was only a half of it.

The other part of the event involved players getting the chance to vote for one of six vaulted weapons or items to be brought back into the game, and the Drum Gun was ultimately the weapon picked. 

3. “Butterfly” Event

Towards the end of Season 6, the iconic Kevin the Cube settled into Loot Lake and began to melt/leak its contents into the lake, turning the water purple.

After the Cube was finally empty, it began to spin and emit white light, eventually exploding and transporting players into a mysterious, never-before-seen place where everyone was floating and coming into contact with glass butterflies, hence the name.

Eventually, players were taken back to the map, and given their first ever glimpse of the brand new Leaky Lake location that replaced the old one. 

2. Rocket Launch

Arguably the most anticipated event in the game’s history, the Rocket Launch that took place in Season 4 will never be forgotten by the players who had the chance to witness it live.

After being hyped up and teased for several days, the massive Rocket found in the Villain’s Lair in Snobby Shores was finally activated by the Visitor and launched straight up into the sky, creating several giant cracks in the heavens.

The event also marked the beginning of a major period of change on the map, as not only did things begin to disappear from that moment on, but the crack in the sky ended up producing Kevin the Cube. 

This event does have a case for being ranked first, except for the fact that weapons and shooting were enabled during the launch, so players were able to ruin each others’ viewing experience, and one player even managed to set the world record for most eliminations during the spectacle

1. Marshmello Concert

It would be hard to argue against the Marshmello Concert being the top ranked in-game event so far, considering how massive of an achievement it was for Epic Games.

Added into the game as a character, the popular DJ hosted an incredible concert in Pleasant Park for players to enjoy, and it will certainly be a day to remember in the game’s illustrious history.

According to reports, 10.7 million concurrent players were present at the concert across the world, which is by-far the biggest day Fortnite BR has had to this day. 

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Where to find Fortnite Iron Man jetpacks

Published: 3/Nov/2020 17:44

by Tanner Pierce

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After many long months, the fan-favorite jetpack has finally been re-added to Fortnite. This time however it’s straight from Iron Man, due to the special Marvel-themed season. Here’s a simple guide for how you can get your hands on the item.

One of the more interesting and least-hated items added to Fortnite since its launch is the jetpack. After being available in normal modes for a while, the item quickly became a fan-favorite, and getting one was pretty much required if you wanted to stand a chance in the final couple circles.

Epic Games decided to remove the item back in 2018 and instead, limited it to a number of different LTMs. Now, it seems like the developer has at least temporarily reversed course, as the item is now spawning in the base game again with a Marvel-themed twist.

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The new jetpack operates exactly the same as the old item that was removed from Fortnite a while ago.

What is the Iron Man jetpack?

From everything we’ve seen, it appears as if the Iron Man jetpack operates basically the same way the older jetpack did back in 2018, and that this new item is basically just a simple cosmetic re-skin.

The jetpack takes the slot of one of your items on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. If you want to use it though, you don’t have to have the item selected. All you need to do is jump and then hold down the jump button in order to raise yourself into the air, allowing you to use your weapons. Operation, as expected, is fairly simple.

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The Iron Man jetpack can be found through the map as floor loot.

Where can I find the Iron Man jetpack?

Apparently, the only place to find the Iron Man jetpack is as floor loot appearing randomly around the map for the moment. There doesn’t appear to be any specific, sure-fire, place to find it, so you’ll just have to keep looking until it pops up.

The item also doesn’t seem to show up from chests, which means it’s even harder to find than some weapons and other items. Of course, this could all change as time goes on.

It’s currently unknown how long the item will be in the game for, although logic would dictate that the longest it would be available would be the end of the current season given its Marvel theme.