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

Published: 11/Jul/2020 12:31

by Connor Bennett


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. 

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.

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.


How to complete Quests in Fortnite Season 5: Challenges & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

by Tanner Pierce


With Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, challenges are seemingly no more, at least in the form that they’ve taken for a while. Now, players are able to complete quests, which operate in a similar way but are a bit different nonetheless. Here’s what you need to know about them.

For a while now, players in Fortnite have been completing challenges in order to help level up their battle pass. These challenges tasked players with completing certain objectives around the map and, in return, they are given rewards, mostly XP. It ended up being one of the main ways players could grind up their battle pass tiers and overall level.

Now, with the start of Season 5 in Chapter 2, challenges are gone, at least in the form they once took. Now, players will have to complete Quests in order to level up their battle pass. But how do you complete them and what are the actual requirements? Here’s what you need to know.

What are Quests in Fortnite Season 5?

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Quests can be found in its own menu on the left-side of the screen.

Jumping into Fortnite Season 5, one might be a bit confused as to what Quests are and why they’ve replaced challenges. While don’t know for sure why exactly they’ve taken the place of the latter, you can rest assured that they operate almost identically to the old format.

In Fortnite’s main menu, you should see a button to press on the left side labeled Quests. Clicking it will bring up the map and all your Quests, similar to how it’s been in previous seasons. That being said, these new “challenges” are a bit more narrative-focused, having quotes alongside them.

Chapter 2 Season 5 Quests list

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Fortnite Quests are similar to challenges from previous seasons.

Quests are split up into different rarities. Everyone seems to have the two same Legendary Quests, alongside some rare and uncommon quests that are different from player to player. Once a quest is done, a new one pops up in its place, which presumably will keep happening until you’ve gone through every single challenge.

That being said, for the two Quests that everyone does have, here’s what you need to complete:

  • Mandalorian Bounties: Complete Bounties
  • Legendary Quests 1: Four Stages
    • Stage 1: Shotgun Eliminations
    • Stage 2: Assault Rifle Damage
    • Stage 3: Sniper Rifle Elimination from 150m
    • Stage 4: Deal Explosive damage to structures
  • Legendary Quests 2: Three Stages
    • Stage 1: Discover Named Locations
    • Stage 2: Talk to a character
    • Stage 3: Collect bars

New Quests should be available every week as the season goes on, much like the challenges of old. We’ll be updating this piece with new objectives as they become available.

All in all, it seems like Quests are a more refined version of challenges; gone is the long list of tasks and now we have a more organized experience. Here’s hoping that Epic continues with this style in the future.