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5 leaked Fortnite items potentially coming soon

Published: 9/Apr/2020 2:57

by Andrew Amos

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The April 8 maintenance patch for Fortnite may have been small, but a few big changes were hidden deep in the game files, raising suspicions about further changes coming to the battle royale in coming weeks.

The April 8 patch for Fortnite was more to fix performance issues rather than introduce new content into the game. With the next season on the horizon, and the Deadpool event well underway, there wasn’t much to add.

However, in the future, there could be some exciting changes on the way, with data miners uncovering new items ready to add in upcoming patches.

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The Deadpool event is well underway in Fortnite, but these leaked items could reveal what’s coming next.

The five items were discovered by ‘Spedicey1’ in the rather empty April 8 maintenance update. While they only exist as code strings right now ⁠— with no images available ⁠— players might now have a little idea of what to expect.

The unreleased items include a new Rocket Launcher, Tornado Grenades, itemized Upgrade Stations, a Clone Machine, and a Chug Stand.

The full list of strings and descriptions Spedicey found are listed below:

  • WID_Athena_LumpyRug (new type of rocket launcher)
  • WID_ShakingTurtle (tornado grenade)
  • AGID_Wumba (itemized upgrade stations)
  • AGID_CoolMammoth (clone machine)
  • Athena_ChuckleSaddleItem (chug stand)

Items getting added into the game files doesn’t mean they’ll be pushed to players, however. Some of these new pieces of equipment may never see the light of day in Fortnite.

However, some of these changes could shake up how the meta of the battle royale evolves.

Upgrade benches have been a point of contention for Fortnite players ⁠— especially since the release of Warzone and its buy stations ⁠— and expanding their power could increase customization for players every game.

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Fortnite’s upgrade benches could be getting some new bonuses very soon.

It could also make way for gold material to finally have a use in Fortnite. Players cashing in gold to get upgrades to their weaponry seems to be the popular consensus as to how upgrade stations will operate if they’re changed in the future, although nothing is confirmed.

The soonest some of these new features will be implemented is Patch v12.40, which will be dropped on April 14. However, it’s likely that we won’t see any of these items for quite some time.

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How to redeem Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops: stream schedule, rewards, more

Published: 27/Jan/2021 21:48

by Tanner Pierce

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Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events. 

If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.

With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.

Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops

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Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.

Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.

Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.

All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.

How to earn Twitch drops

Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.

  • Go to Epic Game’s official “Connected Accounts” page
  • Sign-in to your Epic Games account
  • Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
  • Click “Link your Account”
  • Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
  • Select “Authorize”

After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.

FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule

If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.

This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.

The full breakdown of times can be found below:

  • EU Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 1 PM EST
    • EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
  • NA Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 5 PM EST
    • NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
    • Break: 8:30 PM EST
    • NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST

It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.

As more information comes out, like a change to the schedule or additions to the drops, we’ll keep this article updated.