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Fortnite map changes in July 11 update: Risky Reels return & more

Published: 11/Jul/2020 12:31

by Connor Bennett

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The water that has flooded the Fortnite map has dropped, giving way to some map changes – with Risky Reels no longer being covered by the water. 

After plenty of rumors and lots of speculation, Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 got underway with a water theme as the battle royale map became flooded. As a result, new locations like the Fortilla popped up while The Agency was changed to The Authority. 

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Plenty of fan-favorites locations remained but succumbed to the water in one water or another. Pleasant Park, for example, had its houses propped up on floats while part of the road and sidewalks were removed. 

Others, like Risky Reels, were pretty much completely flooded and became inaccessible to players. However, the water has dropped and new map changes have gone live. 

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Risky Reels is now back in Fortnite.

Fortnite map changes on July 11

Fortnite players noted that on July 11, Risky Reels is no longer underwater as a result of the water dropping. The drive-in cinema-themed location is back to normal and players can head back there without worrying about the water. 

On top of that, though, more materials are required to climb your way into The Authority if you try to build from the outside. 

Obviously, you can take a boat or helicopter and pilot your way in, but if you don’t have access to a vehicle, you might be out of luck.

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The Fortnite map following the July 11 changes
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The new Fortnite map following the July 11 changes.

Players have also pointed out that parts of the Rickety Rig islands have disappeared, as too have different spots between Sweaty Sands and Holly Hedges, while Frenzy Farm has less water around as well. 

Though they’re not fully back, you can also get better glimpses of older spots like Dirty Docks, Weeping Woods, and The Shark. These should return back to normal later in the season.

As new changes continue to be uncovered, be sure to check back for a full list of what has changed following the slight reduction in water to the Fortnite map.

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 

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This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”

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While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.