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Fortnite Mobile Update Reveals New Landmark Location Following Meteor Strike

Published: 1/May/2018 18:10 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:06

by Albert Petrosyan


The Fortnite world is waiting with baited breath to find out what’s going to take place in Season 4 of Battle Pass, and whether the meteor will actually strike.

The popular Battle Royale game has teased a meteor strike throughout April and everyone has wanted to know where exactly it would hit and what would be the outcome.


Tilted Towers was originally deciphered as the location of the strike, but Dusty Depots and Loot Lake have also been subject to rumors about where it might land.

On Tuesday, May 1st the servers went down to switch between Season 3 and Season 4 of Battle Pass, and with that, we finally get to know what happens with that giant piece of rock in the sky.


Just 30 minutes after the servers went down, it was revealed by popular YouTuber Ali-A that the mobile update explains that there has been a strike, with a new area called ‘Hop Rocks’.

It also appears there is some form of low gravity caused by the meteor striking!

“Season 4 is starting off with a BANG. The comet has crashed and brings new locations to explore!

Jump in and witness the aftermath of the impact while you level up your Battle Pass and earn all new loot.

HOP ROCKS – The comet has left a mark on the island, visit the crater and you’ll find glowing rocks all around. Consume them and lift off with low gravity.”

Also the mobile Fortnite app update has given us the first details on the crater!

Looks like the new place is called ‘Hop Rocks’ and you can get LOW GRAVITY!?

— Ali-A (@OMGitsAliA) May 1, 2018

The full notes and details about Season 4 have yet to be revealed at the time of writing, but we will update you all on the situation as it progresses and the servers come back online. What area of the map do you expect to be destroyed?


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


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. 


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. 

flare gun in fortnite
Epic Games
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.”


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.