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Fortnite map changes in July 18 update: Craggy Cliffs return and more

Published: 18/Jul/2020 12:01

by Connor Bennett


The water level across the Fortnite map has fallen once again, giving way to a few new map changes. Here, we run you through what’s changed – including the return of Craggy Cliffs.

With the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3, the battle royale island was pretty much submerged in water – with only a few fan-favorite landing spots remaining intact. Though, as the season has progressed, the water has started to lower. 

Back on July 11, we got our first set of really big map changes with quite a decent amount of water lowering and giving Risky Reels back to players as well as some minimal changes that could also be spotted.

Now, though, the water has lowered once again but this time, the changes have taken a step forward with the return of Craggy Cliffs and a pretty normal Pleasant Park. 

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Pleasant Park is back to normal.

Fortnite Map Changes – July 18

The map changes came at around 3 am EST on July 18 with YouTuber Kanga being the first to give fans a summary of what has gone down. 

The headline change is the return of Craggy Cliffs. The northern point of interest is no longer fully underwater with the majority of buildings being explorable again. However, one or two buildings remain submerged.

Pleasant Park and The Authority have also seen interesting changes. Pleasant is back to its original form with the crash pads and water nowhere to be seen. As for The Authority, you will now need another set of stairs to build your way in.

On top of those, there are general changes to the amount of water in certain areas. For example, Dirty Docks looks closer to returning while roads near Holly Hedges are more accessible. 

The Shark is also closer to a return as well but is still pretty submerged. Though, we have lost some of the small islands dotted around the map at points like around Rickety Rig and Slurpy Swamp. 

A screenshot of the Fortnite map.
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This is how the Fortnite map looks after the July 18 changes.

All of these changes are seemingly building to the map returning to its normal, non-water based form but that is still some time away.

Before we get to that point, cars should be available to drive across the dry roads and bridges that have popped up with leakers noting that the vehicle should drop around July 21.


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
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It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.