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Date and time confirmed for highly anticipated ‘Unvaulting’ event in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 3/May/2019 0:46 Updated: 3/May/2019 20:48

by Albert Petrosyan


With the Fortnite Battle Royale community waiting in anticipation for the ‘Unvaulting’ event to kick off, its actual date and time has now been confirmed by Epic Games. 

A lot has been happening at Fortnite’s Loot Lake point of interest as we approach the latter stages of Season 8 and the game’s developer has now confirmed that May 4 will be the event’s start date in a Twitter post, at that it will be starting at 3PM (EST). 

While changes have been a constant in what was first dubbed a ‘rune’ event by fans, there’s been very little in terms of official announcements about what’s been going on at the location. 

First of all, there were runes appearing across the map and landing at a newly dug out vault where the lake once was, but now a huge timer has appeared there, leaving fans questioning just what’s going to happen next. 

Unvaulting event speculation

Although it hasn’t officially been confirmed by Epic Games, speculation suggests that an event set to take place in Fortnite BR that will give players the chance to vote for an item or weapon to be returned from the vault.

Considering that there are still so many popular items stowed away in the vault, this event has stirred up a lot of excitement among the player-base. With so much information about this event already having been leaked, data-miners have now found and released the actual date and time that Unvaulting will take place.

According to prominent data-miner @ShiinaBR, the event will take place on Saturday, May 4, kicking off at exactly 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM BST.


Keep in mind, since the actual date and time hasn’t been officially announced, there’s no way to know how accurate this leak is. 

However, judging by the fact that most major previous in-game events have taken place on Saturday afternoons in the US, the leaked date and time seem to make sense.

How will Unvaulting work?

According to leaks and speculation, once Unvaulting kicks off, player will be able to go into the currently sealed bunker in Loot Lake and vote for a certain weapon or item they want to be brought back from the vault.

That being said, there are still major questions about the whole process, such as how the voting will be done, how long players will have to vote, and at what point will the winning weapon or item be added back into the game. 

Epic GamesIt’s believed that during the Unvaulting event, the doors of this bunker will open and allow players to go inside.

Which items/weapons will players be able to vote for?

In the weeks leading up to the event, data-miners dug up game files which suggested that there would be six items and weapons that players can vote to bring back from the vault.

  • X-4 Stormwing plane
  • Grappler
  • Bouncer
  • Tactical SMG
  • Drum Gun
  • Infinity Blade sword

The bunker in Loot Lake seems to have confirmed these leaks, as all six monitors located inside feature one of the six item.

HypexAll six monitors inside the Loot Lake bunker feature one of the weapons or items that will be included in the voting.

While no one will know exactly which item or weapon will be brought back from the vault, the general consensus on social media is that either the Drum Gun or Bouncers will win, and that neither the X-4 Stormwing or Infinity Blade are likely to come close. 

That being said, we will all just have to wait and see. Until then, make sure to be playing at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET on May 4 so that you can get your vote in.

Article last updated May 3, 2019 at 16:46 (EST). 


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
Epic Games
It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.