Epic Games secretly buffed Campfires in Fortnite v11.20 update - Dexerto
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Epic Games secretly buffed Campfires in Fortnite v11.20 update

Published: 20/Nov/2019 21:06 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 21:40

by Albert Petrosyan

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Epic Games made changes to the environmental Campfires on the Fortnite Chapter 2 map, and did not disclose it in the v11.20 update patch notes.

Released on November 20, the v11.20 update in Fortnite was different than all of the other ones put out so far in Chapter 2 because of the fact that Epic actually decided to release patch notes for it.

However, before the community got too excited by this change, players realized that, once again, the developers had implemented changes in the game without letting anyone know – not even in the patch notes.

Environmental Campfires can now be made to heal players faster thanks to a new mechanic that was discovered and posted on Reddit by user ‘Krashys.’

How the new Campfire mechanic works in Fortnite Chapter 2

Campfires still cost 300 wood to turn back on after they’ve already been used, but players now have the option of adding 30 more wood to “stoke” the fire and cause it to heal faster.

In fact, as can be seen in the video above, the healing rate is increased considerably, as the player is able to go from just above 50% health all the way up to 100% in only a few seconds.

This is obviously a huge change and one that may cause players to change up their in-game strategies, especially in competitive play. With so much healing available in such a short period of time, teams could be willing to go out of their way even more now to get to Campfires.

Epic GamesThis new mechanic makes environmental Campfires a lot more powerful in Fortnite.

Where are Campfires located on the Fortnite Chapter 2 map?

It’s not clear exactly how many Campfires can be found on the new map, although YouTuber ‘Gamerpillar’ claims that there are 58 of them.

His video, which we’ve included below, shows all of the points on the map where those 58 Campfires are located.

What does this mean for Cozy Campfire items?

It’s been well-documented that Epic Games drastically cut down the item pool in Fortnite with the release of Chapter 2, with the Cozy Campfire inventory item being one of many things that were removed.

There has been no indication that they could be added to the game, and it’s probably even less likely now considering this new mechanic makes the environmental ones so much more powerful.

However, one can never say never when it comes to Epic Games, so only time will tell if they choose to add Campfires back as items that players can pick up and carry around in their back pocket.

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Fortnite Season 5 Rift Beacon leak hints at map changes

Published: 30/Nov/2020 10:20

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has hinted at the Rift Beacons making a return in the near future, so, they could be coming back in the upcoming Chapter 2, Season 5 update?

Even with a new map, a raft of new mechanics, and different crossovers, Fortnite Chapter 2 hasn’t quite hit the heady heights it set itself back in Chapter 1 when it exploded onto the battle royale scene. 

That, in turn, leads fans to beg for Epic Games to bring back things from the past – be it a particular weapon, map location, and in some cases, an overall theme for the season. On of the most sought-after items, that fans would like to see make a return, are the Rift Beacons.

The beacons, which popped up in Season X, were apart of the ever-evolving map – with locations, new and old, taking their place with each update. Seeing a beacon in-game, at a certain location, spelled danger for it – and they gave fans something to look forward to.

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Rift Beacons spell the end of days for locations when they pop up.

Well, it looks like they could be returning in the near future – at least, perhaps, to play a role in the Galactus Event. 

Fortnite leaker TweaFN tweeted on November 29 that the beacons had been updated – alongside a whole host of other assets. These included the beam of light used in the Robot vs Monster event at the end of Season 9.

These event-related assets being updated does seem to suggest that they will be used in the Galactus, especially as the beacons were also updated prior to the Chapter 2, Season 3 event – where they played a small role. 

Even though all signs point to the beacons, at least for now, playing a role in the event – this doesn’t completely rule out their return in Season 5. 

As of writing, the only hint about the Season 5 theme we’ve got is the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda secret skin, so everything is on the table in terms of changes. We’ll just have to see what Epic decides to do.