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Fortnite concept for how players could instantly try out new weapons and items in-game

Published: 7/Nov/2018 2:38

by Albert Petrosyan

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A concept has been floating around Reddit that would allow players to immediately be able to try out new weapons and items added to Fortnite Battle Royale.

There is always one predictable thing that happens every time anything new is added to the game – everyone jumps on the game to try it out.

However, that can prove to be a frustrating experience for two reasons – one: players have to get lucky that they find the item while looting, and two: since everyone has the same idea, it’s hard to actually find the item or weapon and then have the time and space to fully try it out. 

While the smarter idea may be to queue into the Playground mode and try looking there, but even that can often take time and no one has control over which rarity or version of the new item could be found. 

However, this new concept on Reddit would dissolve those frustrations because it proposes that the free Vending Machines in the Playground mode be adjusted to feature any items or weapons that are new to the game.

The free vending machines in playground should be changed to house new weapons so we can find them easier. (Heavy AR) from r/FortNiteBR

Not only would this proposal offer a consistent option for players who want to try out new weapons or items, it would also not require players to mine for resources to trade in at the Vending Machines.

If this concept were to be implemented, players would then know that they could just queue into Playground, go to where Vending Machines spawn 100% of the time, and instantly get one of the new weapons or items for free.

They would then also be able to try it out for nearly a full hour, all in the low-pressure environment of Playground, where there is no fear of getting blindsided or third-partied by other players. 

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How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
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Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
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The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.