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First look at major Fortnite Battle Royale Season 8 nexus event

Published: 27/Apr/2019 20:41

by Eli Becht


As we approach the end of Fortnite Battle Royale Season 8, we have received our first look at the upcoming ‘Nexus’ event, an event that will supposedly take place at Loot Lake.

Fortnite dataminers have discovered an upcoming event that will put what has been happening in Fortnite, more particularly Loot Lake, in motion. 

With the v8.50 update, dataminers have potentially discovered a lot about the near future of Fortnite including what appears to be a way for players to decide on the future of the game going forward.

It looks like players can bring back a vaulted item

A short video uploaded by well-known Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi revealed a series of pillars appearing that seem like they will end up giving players an option to vote on bringing back one of six vaulted items to the game.

These items include the Infinity Blade, Drum Gun, planes, Tactical SMG, Grappler and the Bouncers. While it’s not completely clear that is the case it is what it certainly seems like right now.

Loot Lake seems to confirm an item is being unvaulted

There’s a building in Loot Lake that houses six different monitors, presumably symbolizing the six items players are able to vote on.

Next to these monitors is a chalkboard with the machine at Loot Lake and “Vault???” written on it, which all but confirms this leak. 

As with all datamines and leaks, they are to be taken with a grain of salt until we receive actual word from Epic Games.

When things like this show up the datamines, it usually means the event is right on the horizon. 

With this much showing up and with Loot Lake looking the way it does, it looks like we can expect this event sooner rather than later.

In the meantime, we’ll just have to pay attention to how the map changes going forward.


Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry


If you’re looking to stay alive until the very end of a battle royale match in Fortnite, you might want to avoid these deadly locations on the map.

We’ve all been there: You spend ages traveling across The Island, collecting and upgrading the best weapons, getting some epic takedowns… and then you die, losing everything in your arsenal and missing out on that Victory Royale.

It’s a frustrating moment, for sure. But avoiding some of the game’s elimination hot spots could help you on your path to success – or at the very least, make you one of the Top 10 remaining players.

Fortunately, one Fortnite leaker has put together a map highlighting the points of interest that have significantly more deaths than others, meaning you’ll know where to avoid next time you go for the win.

Tilted Towers, now blended with Salty Springs, was spotted in the Fortnite Season 5 battle pass trailer.
Epic Games
Some locations have way more deaths than others in Fortnite.

Where is the most dangerous place in Fortnite?

Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi has collected a huge sample of 50,000 deaths that have taken place during Season 5 of Fortnite, and highlighted exactly where they happened on The Island.

Put together, they form a very useful heatmap that shows off the deadliest locations players can visit.

As you can see from the map below, areas with the highest amount of deaths include Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, Retail Row, and Stealthy Stronghold – which is probably due to Predator now appearing there.

But there’s a clear winner here: Salty Towers. There are a few reasons that might help explain why this point of interest – which can be found just west of the Zero Point – is such a deadly area for players to visit.

Firstly, it’s near the center of the map, which is where a lot of the action ends up taking place. Secondly, it’s covered in sand, which means players can really take advantage of the sand tunneling feature to sneak attack their opponents.

Finally, the point of interest was a new addition in Season 5, acting as a combination of previous locations Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so it makes sense that it’s a popular destination as people rush to check it out.

Lucas7yoshi also shared a zoomed-in map of Salty Towers which shows off the exact point where players in their sample died. They’re marked as red dots on the image below.

Fortnite Salty Towers death map
Epic Games / @Lucas7yoshi
It’s official: Salty Towers is the deadliest location in Fortnite.

Interestingly, this map may have also revealed the most dangerous building on the Island, as there are significantly more deaths centered on the tall building at the south of Salty Towers.

Whether you’re new to the game and still working on your skills, or you simply want to survive as long as possible to get the best chance at a Victory Royale, it’s probably best to avoid Salty Towers at all costs.