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Fortnite: Dataminers have uncovered a new consumable item

Published: 6/Dec/2018 18:55 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 19:14

by Alan Bernal

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The new season of Fortnite is upon us and with it came a bunch of data for miners to sift through which led to the uncovering of a new consumable item possibly on the way.

Fortnite has its legion of fans who like to dissect every crevice of data for any hints of upcoming skins, weapons, items and more, the method is great for letting fans know what Epic Games might be up to.

The discovery comes from Fortnite leaker ‘FortTory’ who found a file named ‘BigPoppy_Pop’ under the Consumables folder in the larger cache under Items.

So far there isn’t anything official released from the Fortnite developers to tie to the file, but fans are already speculating that this could be a future shield consumable that is a tier higher than the Shield Potion.

When a player “pops” a Shield Potion it gives them 50 shield points. The tier below that is called a Small Shield Potion that gives 25 shield points.

BigPoppie_Pop could be alluding to the next stage of the protective consumable that provides the player with a larger chunk of shield which would presumably be 75 to 100 shield points.

Epic GamesLate-game is all about keeping your blue bar full, another shield item would be helpful for a lot of players.

The files are rife with intriguing names from ‘CosmeticVariants’ to ‘Backpack_Pets_GingerbreadMan’ that hint to possible future releases, but time will tell what Epic Games decides to go through with.

What players do have in the meantime is everything in Season 7, including new items, modes, and areas of the map to explore.

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Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry

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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.
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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
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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.