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Fortnite: Landing Pod, Giant Glowing cube and Loot Lake rift locations

Published: 15/Sep/2019 11:08 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 11:22

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite’s Meteoric Rise challenges are now live and while the tasks seem simple enough, one tasks you with finding a landing pod, entering the rift at loot lake and touching a giant glowing cube – and we’ve got the exact locations you need. 

Following the v10.30 update, which introduced the Moisty Palms and Greasy Grove rift zones, data miners and leakers were able to get their hands on some brand new cosmetics and challenges that would be released later in the season.

The most interesting of which was the ‘Visitor Volta’ look that combined the Visitor and the BRUTE Mech suit. That, however, has now been changed to ‘The Scientist’ and can only be claimed through the Meteoric Rise challenges.

But don’t fret, if you’ve searched those ammo boxes but aren’t sure where to find the locations of a landing pod, giant glowing cube, or a rift at Loot Lake – we’ve got you covered.

Epic GamesThe Scientist Skin can only be claimed by completing the Meteoric Rise challenges.

Where to find a Landing Pod in a Meteor Wall

To find the Landing Pod within a Meteor wall, you want to head to the Meteor that appeared at the start of season ten above Dusty Depot. 

Instead of landing on top and grabbing loot, head to either side that has an opening to the middle of the meteor. Once you’re inside, the black and red landing pod will either be on your left or straight ahead of you – depending on which of the two entry points that you went through. You can’t miss it though – it’s exact location is pictured below. 

The Landing Pod is inside the Meteor above Dusty Depot.

Where to touch a giant glowing cube

Outside of that, the ‘touch a giant glowing cube’ part of the challenge may seem a little confusing, but it’s actually at a pretty obvious location. 

You want to head to the floating island, which is currently between Snobby Shores and Haunted Hills, where the Motel sits. You don’t need to land on the island however, you just need to hit the cube that it sits upon. 

You can do this by landing underneath and flying up with the wind that takes you skywards. Bump into the cube and watch the challenge progress.

A full map of the three locations you need.

Where to enter a Rift above Loot Lake

The final part of the challenge tasks you with entering the Rift that sits above Loot Lake. This is the most obvious of the three but Loot Lake can be a difficult area to navigate. 

The easiest way to complete this part is by landing on Loot Lake and gliding through the Rift but if you mess that up, don’t worry. Grab some materials, head into the middle, and build a ramp close to the rift. Once you’re high enough, jump off and go through. 

epic gamesJump inside the ‘Orb’ at Loot Lake to enter a Rift.

After you’ve hit all three portions of this task, the challenge will be complete and you’ll be one step closer to grabbing the brand-new The Scientist skin that Epic has put up for grabs.

So, go and jump into a match and put your new-found knowledge to use.


Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
Epic Games
Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.