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Fortnite leak reveals new Overwatch-style “Uranium” LTM coming soon

Published: 29/Apr/2020 8:48

by Isaac McIntyre

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Fortnite has become notorious for copying popular features and modes from rival titles like Apex Legends — now it looks like Overwatch is getting the same treatment, with new leaks revealing a ‘Payload’ LTM is on its way.

Epic has become famous for introducing every manner of LTM they can dream up to their battle royale. While it’s doubtful Fortnite devs have run out of ideas, though, it does seem like their latest has been… borrowed from a competitor.

New datamined leaks seem to point towards another limited-time mode hitting servers very soon. This time, it will be titled “Uranium,” and seems to draw directly on Overwatch’s iconic main mode ⁠— a push-the-payload challenge.

Fortnite may have just nicked Overwatch's iconic payload game mode for its latest LTM.
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Fortnite may have just nicked Overwatch’s iconic payload game mode for its latest LTM.

Fortnite’s new “Uranium” LTM copies Overwatch game mode

This new Overwatch-style LTM is expected to land later this week, in the middle of the new v12.50 update, and tasks players with either escorting, or attempting to stop, a big payload.  

Fortnite data miner FortTory uncovered an image of the aforementioned payload ⁠— it looks simple in design, but for four big red magnets instead of wheels. The leaker also revealed the LTM’s objective details:

“Switch roles and choose Tech each round to Escort or Stop the payload. Gain Intel at the end of each round. When Escorting, deliver the payload to its destination! When Defending, stop the payload! Run out the clock to win!”

Fellow Fortnite data miner HYPEX also revealed they had been sent an official email from Epic ahead of the patch downtime that mentioned “Operation: Payload.” It suggested the LTM would be part of the ongoing spy wars.

It read: “A new spy mode debuts… use your current spy tech, as well as new tech in this release, to defend/escort the payload against the other team which tries to stop you ⁠— then switch sides. The mode takes you to different parts of the island.”

There can be no denying the new Uranium LTM sounds exactly like Overwatch’s signature escort mode, with Fortnite’s spy-spin spiced into the mix. Epic has had strong success copying rival games, however, so this will likely be no different.

The new Overwatch-style game mode wasn’t the only new information uncovered post-12.50 either. Season 3’s first teasers are expected to appear soon. Players can also expect to see a host of new cosmetics to land throughout the patch.

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How to do secret Cleanse Tanks & Escape Fortnite Season 4 challenges

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite Season 4 might be new, but an old enemy, the infamous gnome, is up to his usual antics. This means there are more secret challenges to complete. Here’s how to do them.

Fortnite’s secret challenges might be a small addition, but they’re welcome ones that keep players on their toes. It’s always nice to get one-up on that pesky gnome, but more importantly, players receive a decent amount of experience for completing them.

Fortnite Season 4 introduced a lot of new things, but it also added two new more secret challenges. They offer a modest 10,000 experience each, which makes them a nice way to boost your level. 

If you want to complete them but aren’t willing to invest the time and patience to figure it all out, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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Fortnite Season 4’s Secret Challenges all revolve around this pesky gnome.

Cleanse Tanks

The first challenge is located in Slurpy Swamp, and it’s very easy to do. 

  • Naturally, the first step is to make your way over to Slurpy Swamp.
  • Once you’re there, make your way to the main building and look for the two large tanks lying around.
  • You’ll notice that their tops are missing, which is intentional.
  • Jump inside and take a dip to cleanse them. It’s as simple as that.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The tanks are side-by-side, although they’ll look more green and gnarly compared to the picture above.

Escape

Luckily, the second challenge is in Slurpy Swamp as well. However, it’s a little trickier to spot than the first.

  • First, head to the northern side of the main building. It’s the same one you were in for the previous challenge.
  • Next, look for a wall with a conveniently-placed hole.
  • The insufferable gnome who has been playing games with us this whole time will be hidden inside. 
  • To draw him out, all you need to do is walk up towards him. If you get close enough, he’ll panic and launch himself into the distance.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The gnome in question standing next to his escape route.

That’s all there is to it. If you managed to complete them both, you’ll find yourself 20,000 experience points closer to a higher level.

Many players tend to stumble upon these challenges and finish them without even realizing it. However, others aren’t so lucky, and while they aren’t necessarily hard to do, they can be a pain to find.

Who knows where we’ll run into that pesky gnome next, but it’s inevitable that we will again in when the next series of challenges have been released.

Until then, you might want to go back and finish any of the others you’ve missed.