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All Fortnite map changes in v9.21 update: Snobby Shores and more

Published: 12/Jun/2019 16:06 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary


The latest Fortnite Battle Royale update, v9.21, has brought some major changes to one of the map’s longest-standing points of interest.

Following the destruction of Polar Peak in the previous v9.20 update, where the ‘Cattus’ monster was released from beneath the ice, Epic Games have made even more changes to the surrounding area.

Snobby Shores is the latest location hit by the Cattus event, which was expected by many players, as it was one of the few locations that had not received any major changes since its arrival to game.

Epic GamesSnobby Shores has been completely altered by the ‘Cattus’ and the Vikings.

Each of the houses at Snobby Shores appear to have been taken over by the vikings in-game, with new wooden huts occupying parts of the land where the homes were.

Not all of Snobby Shores remains, however, as one of the homes was completely destroyed by the Cattus and a footprint was left in its ruins.

The footprint leads in the direction of the ocean, where the monster can currently be seen residing, although it is quite likely it will return to land at some point.

The only other minor changes in the map is the stone figures that can be found throughout the game, they are often found to have moved around the map with every update and they are referred to as the “stone family”.

Only the stone child and dog have moved since the previous update, and they can both be found near the hills next to lonely lodge.

What else changed in the v9.21 update?

Other additions to the game that were seen as part of the v9.21 update includes the addition of a new explosive weapon, the Proximity Grenade Launcher.

Alongside the Grenade Launcher, there was updates to the recently added Storm Flip item, which received a nerf after complaints that it was too strong in the late-game.

There were also numerous weapon and item balancing changes as well as a few playlist updates for limited time modes.


Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry


If you’re looking to stay alive until the very end of a battle royale match in Fortnite, you might want to avoid these deadly locations on the map.

We’ve all been there: You spend ages traveling across The Island, collecting and upgrading the best weapons, getting some epic takedowns… and then you die, losing everything in your arsenal and missing out on that Victory Royale.

It’s a frustrating moment, for sure. But avoiding some of the game’s elimination hot spots could help you on your path to success – or at the very least, make you one of the Top 10 remaining players.

Fortunately, one Fortnite leaker has put together a map highlighting the points of interest that have significantly more deaths than others, meaning you’ll know where to avoid next time you go for the win.

Tilted Towers, now blended with Salty Springs, was spotted in the Fortnite Season 5 battle pass trailer.
Epic Games
Some locations have way more deaths than others in Fortnite.

Where is the most dangerous place in Fortnite?

Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi has collected a huge sample of 50,000 deaths that have taken place during Season 5 of Fortnite, and highlighted exactly where they happened on The Island.

Put together, they form a very useful heatmap that shows off the deadliest locations players can visit.

As you can see from the map below, areas with the highest amount of deaths include Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, Retail Row, and Stealthy Stronghold – which is probably due to Predator now appearing there.

But there’s a clear winner here: Salty Towers. There are a few reasons that might help explain why this point of interest – which can be found just west of the Zero Point – is such a deadly area for players to visit.

Firstly, it’s near the center of the map, which is where a lot of the action ends up taking place. Secondly, it’s covered in sand, which means players can really take advantage of the sand tunneling feature to sneak attack their opponents.

Finally, the point of interest was a new addition in Season 5, acting as a combination of previous locations Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so it makes sense that it’s a popular destination as people rush to check it out.

Lucas7yoshi also shared a zoomed-in map of Salty Towers which shows off the exact point where players in their sample died. They’re marked as red dots on the image below.

Fortnite Salty Towers death map
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It’s official: Salty Towers is the deadliest location in Fortnite.

Interestingly, this map may have also revealed the most dangerous building on the Island, as there are significantly more deaths centered on the tall building at the south of Salty Towers.

Whether you’re new to the game and still working on your skills, or you simply want to survive as long as possible to get the best chance at a Victory Royale, it’s probably best to avoid Salty Towers at all costs.