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All Fortnite Season 3 map changes: Islands, changing tides, more

Published: 17/Jun/2020 8:52 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 9:50

by Isaac McIntyre

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 is finally here, and with it has come one of the biggest changes Epic Games has ever made to one of their battle royale maps ⁠— the entire arena has totally flooded after Midas activated the Device.

As always, the Fortnite developers have looked to change the game again in their seasonal switch-up. This time around, surf’s well and truly up — the Chapter 2 map has been almost entirely flooded with water heading into Season 3.

The huge changes come after Chapter 2 villain Midas finally activated his Doomsday Device, altering the iconic Fortnite storm into his own weapon. The results were mile-high pillars of water, and a biblical flood in the battle royale.

You can have a look at the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 map below. As you can see, there’s been a hefty raft of changes. Most of the north-west side of the map has become a littered spread of islands. There’s barely anything left.

Luckily, most of the points of interest on the flooded side of the map did survive. Holly Hedges, Sweaty Sands, Pleasant Park, and Salty Springs are all islands now. A brand new “Fortilla” has also appeared in the south-west.

All Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 map changes

A full look at the new flooded Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 map.
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A full look at the new flooded Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 map.

Numerous Points of Interest washed away

There is some bad news ⁠— not every POI survived heading into Season 3. The biggest victims of the changing map were eastern areas Weeping Woods and Slurp Swamp. East-coast Dirty Docks and The Grotto were also removed.

Those four POIs, as well as the Deadpool yacht and The Shark, have been removed from the flooded map in Season 3. In their place is wide expanses of water. Some of the sunk areas can even be seen below the water on the map.

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The Authority

One POI that survived the huge seasonal change, but has come out the other side a different area is the epicenter of the Doomsday Device event, The Agency. Heading into Season 3, the agent home base is now called “The Authority.”

It looks like The Authority is now a bit more of a foreboding fortress, instead of the open building The Agency was in Season 2. The island it’s based on is now surrounded by huge walls There is, of course, plenty of water around it as well.

Changing tides in Season 3

According to leaks courtesy of popular data miner HypeX, players won’t have to deal with the full map being flooded all the time. In fact, it looks like there’s going to be rising and receding tides throughout Season 3.

There appear to be eight states the Season 3 map can appear in, including the almost entirely covered official image. There are also some states of the map that are nearly a return to the Season 2 layout, with very little water.

New locations and changes are constantly being discovered. We’ll continue to update this article as they become available.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

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In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.