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Fortnite leak reveals release date for cars in Season 3

Published: 6/Jul/2020 12:08

by Connor Bennett

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Reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX has revealed when cars will be added to the battle royale – and it might just shake up the release days for patches and updates.

With the start of Chapter 2, Season 3, the Fortnite map became awash with water as the all-new Splash Down theme took ahold of the battle royale. Spots like The Fortilla were added while holdover POIs like Pleasant Park were given flood protection. 

Though, in one of the new season trailers, Epic Games showed off cars racing around the map. Now, seeing as cars don’t exactly take to water like a duck, they haven’t been released just. 

Leakers and data miners have been able to get their hands on the stats and names of said cars, while HYPEX also has their release date.

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Cars appeared in the season three trailers.

 

The reliable Fortnite insider tweeted out that the cars are set to release in July, so the wait for their release won’t last all that much longer.

“The cars are scheduled to be released on the 21st,” HYPEX tweeted, noting that all the other Fortnite leakers had also got their hands on the date and were starting to post it elsewhere. 

The 21st, for anyone who hasn’t checked a calendar, falls on a Tuesday. That would certainly be a change to the battle royale given that Epic have been rolling out Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 updates on a Wednesday. 

Update days have changed throughout the lifespan of Fortnite, given that we’ve seen them come on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the past. 

The change in update day usually signals the extension of a season too. Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 is penciled in to finish around August 26 and 27. However, leaks have noted that it could go until September 3 given that Epic have an extra set of challenges in the game files. 

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens moving forward.

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Russian Instagram influencer torches his $150,000 Mercedes on purpose

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:46

by Bill Cooney

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An Instagram influencer literally set his own $150,000 Mercedes Benz on fire after he got fed up with how his local dealership was repairing it.

Several videos of Russian Instagram and YouTube star Mikhail Litvin torching the black GT 63 S went viral over the weekend, with people around the internet both amazed and horrified that someone has enough extra cash rolling around they can just send a luxury car up in flames.

But, Litvin’s display surprisingly wasn’t just a random instance of pure, nihilistic capitalism captured on film, as he claims he was sending a message to his local Mercedes dealership and the company as a whole.

The saga begins like this: Mikhail bought a brand new GT 63 S (running around $140,000 to $160,000) and somehow, broke the engine five times in a row through various automotive shenanigans.

Eventually, he became fed up with how his local Mercedes Benz dealership was repairing the vehicle each time he brought it in, even replacing the turbo kit with one purchased off of eBay at one point.

Paying to have sub-par parts installed in his car seems to have been the final straw for the Russian, who filled his trunk up with gasoline and brought plenty of cameras to a deserted field to send his vehicle off with a Viking funeral.

After bathing the car in fuel, Litvin lights a Looney Tunes-style trail from offscreen and the poor four-door goes up in a massive fireball.

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Litvin made sure not to miss a spot.

After contemplating all the memories he had in the Mercedes while the inferno raged behind him, the YouTuber drove into the sunset with his new whip, a classic teal Lada that only needed a little bit of a running start to get going.

With over 11 million followers on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on YouTube, chances are good that Litvin will be picking up a fly new car sometime soon to replace the smoking heap that was his GT 63 S.

Exactly what he’ll replace it with remains to be seen, but we’d bet he’ll have a video out about it when he does.