Epic Games Announces When the 'Jetpack' Will be Removed From Fortnite - Dexerto

Epic Games Announces When the ‘Jetpack’ Will be Removed From Fortnite

Published: 6/Jun/2018 19:49 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by DG Goldstein


The ‘Jetpack’ has been a hot topic of debate within the Fortnite: Battle Royale community ever since it was first announced by Epic Games.

After it was revealed in early 2017 that Fortnite: Battle Royale would have a ‘Jetpack’ introduced into the game, community members were divided on the concept since the start.

It would later be added in late May, however, with players being able to quickly traverse the map and overtake bases, many called for the item to be removed due to it being potentially ‘overpowered.

Although it was always brought into the game as a ‘Limited Time Item, no concrete date was given as to when it would be removed, which stirred a substantial amount of community feedback.

In a content update released on Wednesday, June 6th, it was announced by the developer that the Jetpack will be getting ‘Vaulted’ and removed from the game on Monday, June 11th at 8 AM EST (5 AM PST, 1 PM BST.)

Wednesday, June 5th


“The Jetpack was introduced as a Limited Time Item. You can learn more on the goals of Limited Time Items as a concept in this post.

We will be vaulting the Jetpack at 8am on Monday, June 11. Get in your last matches before then! We may bring back the Jetpack at a future date with some improvements and new changes.”

As of writing, it is unknown if the Jetpack will ever return to Fortnite: Battle Royale.

More information on the content update can be found right here.

Source: Epic Games


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

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The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
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Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.