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Fortnite map changes in July 24 update: Weeping Woods return & more

Published: 24/Jul/2020 9:53

by Connor Bennett


The water covering the Fortnite map has dropped yet again with Weeping Woods returning back to normal as the standout change. Here, we’ll go over everything else that has been tweaked. 

Over the course of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3, the water that once covered pretty much the entirety of the map has started to disappear. As the water has been dropping, areas like Risky Reels have returned to normal while others, such as Sweaty Sands, have been freed quite a bit from the water.

Seeing as these changes are made overnight, Epic doesn’t announce whats changed, leaving it up to the fans to explore the battle royale island.

Though, if you want to know what locations have changed thanks to the July 24 update, we’ve got you covered.

Weeping Woods campsite in Fortnite
Epic Games
Weeping Woods is pretty much back to normal.

Fortnite map changes – July 24

As already noted, Weeping Woods is back to its original state now that the main lodge has been freed from the water. The water has pretty much returned to its normal state at the are as well. 

Looking elsewhere, Dirty Docks, Slurpy Swamp, and The Shark have also started to further rise out of the water. Dirty Docks looks about another update away from being completely normal while Slurpy and the Shark might take a little longer.

Further afield, the mysterious loot boat that had been circling near the Fortilla has disappeared, while you’ll also need four or five levels of a build to climb over the wall at The Authority. 

Fortnite map from july 24 changes
Epic Games
The Fortnite map following the July 24 changes.

In more teasing changes, Sweaty Sands is also back to normal as roads have started to rise out of the water, while palm trees can also be spotted around what should be the Atlantis POI. 

You can also dive under the water behind Craggy Cliffs to get a look at the leaked Crash Site POI. However, it’s going to take a few more updates before players can actually set foot on it. 

Sadly, for anyone hoping that the cars would finally make an appearance, that isn’t the case just yet. Though, some of the gas stations have been further updated and are back to normal. 

They may come soon, however, as Epic is expected to drop the levels again on July 27. We’ll just have to wait and see.


Fortnite leak hints at Tomb Raider crossover with Lara Croft skin

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:42

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players are convinced that the game’s next major crossover skin will be Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

When Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale launched in December 2020, it came with the theme of ‘bounty hunters’ as Agent Jonesy attempted to “gather the greatest hunters across all realities” to protect The Loop.

So far, we’ve seen hunters including God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and of course The Mandalorian make appearances in the game as playable skins.

Who’s next? Well, fans have been gathering clues – alongside a recent leak – and they think they’ve discovered that the next newcomer to The Island will be none other than Tomb Raider legend Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider 2013
Square Enix
Fortnite fans think Lara Croft is coming to The Island.

Is Lara Croft going to be in Fortnite?

According to Fortnite dataminer Mang0e, a new crossover skin codenamed ‘Typhoon’ will be arriving in the game soon. It will be a female character with reactive styles, and the portal on the map indicting her arrival has a ‘flicker’ effect.

While codenames like this one don’t always have a link to the final skin, some fans believe that ‘Typhoon’ is a reference to the opening of 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, where Lara gets stranded on an island after a violent storm sinks her ship.

As for being reactive, there could be a number of possibilities. One could be that as the player receives damage, the skin appears more bloody and bandaged up, which would reflect Lara’s modern appearance in the recent trilogy of games.

Tomb Raider 2013
Square Enix
Lara Croft would fit the ‘hunter’ theme of Fortnite Season 5.

A recent tweet from the official Tomb Raider account has added even more fuel to the fire. Using symbols, the tweet depicts Lara thinking about three emojis. One of them is a pickaxe, which is a piece of Fortnite iconography.

Of course, Lara uses a pickaxe in her own game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Lara would also fit the ‘hunter’ aspect of the season, as she uses her bow and arrow to hunt prey in the games.

The rumors have even got some dedicated fans creating their own artwork. Twitter user @wawa_cwoft mocked up what Lara Croft could look like as a Fortnite character, and it’s got us fully on board with the concept (as if we weren’t already).

But what if it’s not Lara Croft? Well, there’s been heavy speculation about Metroid’s intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran joining Fortnite as a crossover skin.

With Kratos representing PlayStation and Master Chief representing Xbox, Nintendo are the only company behind the ‘big three’ consoles who haven’t got a skin representing them yet. Samus could be perfect for the job.

Whoever the new crossover skin turns out to be, fans will be able to get their hands on them soon enough as Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021.