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A Chinese New Year event could be coming to Fortnite

Published: 4/Feb/2019 14:20 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 14:54

by Connor Bennett


Chinese New Year is just around the corner on February 5, so, could that mean that Fortnite will once again get an in-game event to mark the celebrations?

All around the world, Chinese people are gearing up for the New Year celebrations to usher in the Year of the Pig. However, there is one place left asking if they’ll be having a party too – the Fortnite Battle Royale island. 

Epic Games have been on point with their limited time events recently with the Battle Royale title so it would make sense for them to have something planned for the massive celebration that is Chinese New Year – and possible leaks suggest that they could be doing just that.

There was an in-game event for Lunar New Year – a year ago.

According to supposed leaks from FireMonkeyFN on Twitter, a video has appeared on the Chinese Fortnite website – fn.qq.com – with a scene representing a Chinese New Years-like celebration.

The video loop, which only lasts for a few seconds, shows a number of different skins lighting multiple fireworks and celebrating the new year at Lucky Landing – an appropriate location on the Battle Royale map for a Chinese New Years party.

However, it’s unconfirmed if Epic Games is set to add a Chinese New Years celebration event. The game’s popularity in China would suggest that something may be planned for that market but a wider party, maybe less so. 

With the leak of the photo and the supposed addition of the new ‘Bottle Rockets’ item, it’s very possible that an event may come – with the Bottle Rockets representing a new type of Firework for the party.

Until Epic makes some sort of an announcement either way, keep your eyes locked on Dexerto for all the Fortnite breaking news and updates.


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

Epic Games
The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
Epic Games
Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.