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Can you open Fortnite’s Helicarrier vault?

Published: 14/Sep/2020 11:38

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite’s Helicarrier vault has caused plenty of intrigue to players and content creators alike, but can you actually open it? Well, here’s what we know. 

When Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 got underway, Epic Games followed Apex Legends by introducing vaults across the map. These hard to enter locations have wondrous loot inside and can be a gamechanger – if you can you take down the guards and find the keycard, that is. 

The vaults have stuck around through Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 with a handful of Marvel characters – including Iron Man and Doctor Doom – now being used as guards.

While these two vaults can be opened pretty easily, there is one that has sparked much intrigue to players – the vault on the Helicarrier spawn island. 

Fortnite's helicarrier spawn island
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Fortnite players have been trying to get inside the Helicarrier vault.

Can you get into Fortnite’s Helicarrier vault?

The Helicarrier vault looks like a normal vault. It has a big grey door and a keypad just to the left of it that says it requires a keycard to be opened. 

Plenty of players have tried taking the Doctor Doom and Iron Man keys up there, but as of right now, the only way to access it is either through replay mode or by glitching yourself in as Ali-A did. 

Though, if you do manage to glitch inside, don’t expect to find any loot. As of writing, there is no loot inside and it’s actually just an empty room.

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Nobody knew what was inside the mysterious vault in Fortnite.

Will the Helicarrier move across the Fortnite map?

That might sound disappointing to some fans, but, there is still hope that the vault can be accessible in the future. 

On top of it having a keypad and requiring a keycard, Fortnite data miners have uncovered files that suggest that the Helicarrier is actually going to move across the map and start to hover over certain areas.

If it does move, and the Helicarrier plays a part in games rather than just being the spawn area, the vault should become accessible then. Though, it’s unconfirmed when that will be just yet. 

The Helicarrier lobby has a new foundation location in the files – Foundation 3, right over the middle of the Island from FortniteLeaks

As it is, we’ll just have to keep an eye on Epic Games and their next few updates for a concrete answer on when you can get inside the vault. 

Once that becomes possible, attention will turn to how you get inside the vault and you can be sure that we’ll have an answer for you when the time comes.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

Fortnite leaked bundles
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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.