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New instant death location discovered on Fortnite Battle Royale map after v8.51 update

Published: 2/May/2019 13:25 Updated: 2/May/2019 13:35

by David Purcell


Devastating instant death locations have plagued Fortnite Battle Royale during Season 8 and a brand new deadly spot has been found after the v8.51 update, which players will definitely want to avoid. 

Players have been eliminated in the past by just standing near these places, which were previously found near The Block and also near the Fork Knife location – resulting in many angry players being thrown out of games for no fault of their own. 

A new location has now been found in the popular battle royale game, though, and was showcased by streamer Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman in a clip posted to Twitter, where not one, not two, but three players fell victim to the latest deadly bug. 

Here’s where the new instant death location can be found in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Dakotaz showcases exact ‘insta-death’ location 

Dakotaz, as well as two of his teammates, decided to land at Tilted Towers and were (probably sarcastically) complimenting Epic Games for working hard on patching up some of the game’s issues. 

“Bro, Fortnite is actually getting so much better lately. They have been really responsive with the community, fixing bugs man, it’s crazy,” he said. However, they spoke too soon, as they were promptly sucked in and taken out by the instant death spot just moments later. 

The players were instantly hit with the ‘You have eliminated yourself” message and were ejected from the game, so you might want to be careful when landing at Tilted Towers as there’s a good chance that many gamers could fall victim to this problem. 

Epic have since released a statement about the problem: “We’re aware of an issue with players being eliminated when walking down into the cellar of Knepley’s Pawn Shop in Tilted Towers,” Epic tweeted. “We’re working on a fix.”

When this type of issue has cropped up in the past, the game’s developer has acted fast to resolve the problem, therefore we should expect that fix to be implemented in the near future. 

We’ll keep you updated! 


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.