Fortnite: Brand new Barebones LTM brings CoD's Hardcore mode to battle royale | 14 Days of Fortnite event - Dexerto

Fortnite: Brand new Barebones LTM brings CoD’s Hardcore mode to battle royale | 14 Days of Fortnite event

Published: 21/Dec/2018 23:41 Updated: 21/Dec/2018 23:45

by Albert Petrosyan


A brand new Limited Time Mode has gone live in Fortnite Battle Royale on December 21 as part of the game’s 14 Days of Fortnite holiday event.

The new LTM, called Barebones, is Fortnite played with in its usual and standard format, except there is a giant twist when it comes to what information players have access to.

When playing a match in the LTM, players cannot see several important elements of their HUD, such as their mini-map, game time, player count, and building instructions.

Not everything in the HUD is hidden, as players will still be able to monitor their health/shield , resources, inventory, and ammo capacity,

“Determining who is friendly and who isn’t during firefights and staying away from the storm will be key to picking up a Victory Royale,” the in-game description advises. 

With so many crucial elements missing from the in-game HUD, the battle royale is taken to a whole new level of difficulty, as players now do not have the luxury of so much of the information they are used to. 

Now, players will have to determine when the Storm is moving and from which directions, where each safe circle is located, and how many players are left in the game, all in addition to knowing where and how to perfectly place builds since the outline instructions are also disabled. 

Furthermore, since the LTM is squads, those who load into matches with teammates will not be able to know which of the players they encounter are friendlies and which are enemies. 

Many are drawing comparisons between this LTM and the Hardcore Multiplayer mode that’s in every Call of Duty title.

Similar to this, CoD’s Hardcore modes feature very little information available on the players’ HUD, friendly fire is enabled, and players have very low health and slow health regeneration. 

While Barebones does not go that far, which makes sense as it’s a battle royale and not a respawn mode, the new restrictions certainly make the gaming experience a lot more difficult. 


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
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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.