Brand new type of Trap found in v6.20 game files of Fortnite - Dexerto

Brand new type of Trap found in v6.20 game files of Fortnite

Published: 24/Oct/2018 19:03 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 19:08

by Albert Petrosyan


It appears as though a brand new type of Trap item could be coming soon to Fortnite Battle Royale.

The recently released v6.20 update in Fortnite has added some new games files to the back end, and data miners at FNBRLeaks have discovered a new item called the ‘Oil Slick Trap.’

According to the leak, the new Trap’s description would be: “Creates a slippery surface.”

Since the Oil Slick Trap is very much still in the early stages of development, there are no icons, 3D renders, or any visuals of the item at this time.

However, early indications hint at it possibly having a similar effect to the new Freeze Traps that were recently added to Fortnite, which turns players’ feet into ice cubes and causes them to slide uncontrollably. 

Considering that this Trap will not be added to the game any time soon, it could end up being a replacement for the Freeze Trap, since their effects are so similar.

However, time will have to tell, and we will provide any more information about this new item as it is leaked out in the coming days and weeks.

The new v6.20 update in Fortnite went live early on August 24, and it kicked off the start of the Fortnitemares Halloween in-game event.

For full details about all of the additions and changes, including Fortnitemares, the new Six Shooter weapon, leaked cosmetic items, and more, you can read through the full patch notes HERE.


Vaulted & unvaulted weapons in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 10:05

by Jacob Hale


A number of weapons and items have been either vaulted or unvaulted in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5, including some fan favorites and old classics. 

Fortnite Season 5 officially dropped on Wednesday, December 2, bringing a number of major changes with it. As specified in the new update’s patch notes, the game is going to look pretty different going forward.

Some big map changes hint toward a slow revert back to the old map, with the likes of Flush Factory and Dusty Depot starting to come back, which is more than enough reason to get excited.

And, although new weapons such as the Dragon Shotgun have arrived, one thing all players will be looking for is the old items that have returned from the vault, and those which have been placed back in it.

Fortnite Season 5 zero point battle pass
Epic Games
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 is named Zero Point — and brings some fun changes to the game.

Vaulted weapons

Vaulted weapons are those that have been stashed away, unplayable in the game, that might one day return to the game.

Here’s what we know has been vaulted:

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar assault rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

Unvaulted weapons

Of course, with some weapons leaving the game, some are making their grand return. Here’s what:

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons

So, that’s everything that’s been vaulted or unvaulted according to the patch notes for Fortnite Season 5, and there’s definitely some there that we’re going to miss, such as the Scar assault rifles and Pump shotguns, but the Tactical Shotgun and P90 making a return could make up for that and keep the weapons feeling fresh and fun.

With a number of big streamers starting to switch back to Fortnite, it looks like Season 5 could be one of the biggest yet — so have fun destroying those new and returning players!