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Fortnite Overtime challenges: How to complete them and unlock new cosmetics

Published: 3/May/2019 18:37 Updated: 7/May/2019 14:02

by David Purcell


The wait for Fortnite Battle Royale‘s Overtime challenges is finally over as Epic Games have released the final set of tasks for Season 8, with some amazing rewards up for grabs – including new skin styles, increased XP, and more. 

The Overtime challenges tend to commence near the end of each Fortnite season but have come slightly later this time around, meaning that there are slightly less tasks for players to grind their way through than in Season 7. 

There are a total of nine challenges, three of which are exclusive to Season 8 Battle Pass owners and the completion of each will result in three new outfits, for some very popular skins included in the bundle. Subscribers will have the chance to unlock new looks for Sidewinder, Ember, and Master Key. 

Epic GamesEpic Games has introduced some incredible skins during Fortnite Season 8.

As mentioned earlier, with Season 9 on the horizon, players are not going to have a whole lot of time to pace their way through these challenges. 

The new season is expected to kick off on May 9 and if we’ve learned anything from Fortnite since its September 2017 release, it’s that we should expect a whole lot of new content to land around that time.

The Overtime rewards offer a total of 6,000 XP players for their season level, which could be a huge boost for players who don’t have too many Battle Stars racked up. On that note, Epic switched out the Battle Star for a hidden banner in Fortnite’s Week 10 Discovery challenge, which you can find using our guide. 

Epic GamesComplete the Fortnite Overtime challenges and unlock these new skin styles for Sidewinder, Ember, and Master Key.

Nevertheless, if you would like to skip over that and head right for the Overtime challenges, the full list can be found below:

Fortnite Season 8 Overtime Challenges

Battle Pass Overtime Challenges: 

  • Reach Battle Pass Tier 23 – to unlock new Sidewinder style
  • Reach Battle Pass Tier 71 – to unlock new Ember style
  • Reach Battle Pass Tier 87 – to unlock new Master Key style

Free Overtime challenges: 

  • Collect Coins in Featured Creative Islands (20)
  • Place Top 10 in Squads with a friend (3)
  • Deal damage to opponents (1,000)
  • Place Top 15 in Duos with a friend (3)
  • Outlast Opponents (500)
  • Place Top 25 in Solos (3)
Epic GamesThere was an earthquake to kick off Season 8, but what will Fortnite Season 9 bring?

Fortnite Season 9 news

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the start and end times for both Season 9 and Season 10 for quite some time, with supposed leaked information suggesting that the Fortnite World Cup finals would start at the beginning of the latter. 

This sent shock waves right throughout the professional player community, as they potentially wouldn’t have time to get to grips with new content before jumping into the most important matches of the competition. 

However, those rumors have since been debunked by Epic Games, who have since confirmed that the World Cup finals will take place in Season 9.

With Season 9 just around the corner, you will have to act fast if you’re looking to complete the Overtime challenges in time – before the door slams shut and new challenges are released. 

Article last updated on May 7, 2019 at 9:50 AM (EST). 


Vaulted & unvaulted weapons in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 10:05

by Jacob Hale


A number of weapons and items have been either vaulted or unvaulted in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5, including some fan favorites and old classics. 

Fortnite Season 5 officially dropped on Wednesday, December 2, bringing a number of major changes with it. As specified in the new update’s patch notes, the game is going to look pretty different going forward.

Some big map changes hint toward a slow revert back to the old map, with the likes of Flush Factory and Dusty Depot starting to come back, which is more than enough reason to get excited.

And, although new weapons such as the Dragon Shotgun have arrived, one thing all players will be looking for is the old items that have returned from the vault, and those which have been placed back in it.

Fortnite Season 5 zero point battle pass
Epic Games
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 is named Zero Point — and brings some fun changes to the game.

Vaulted weapons

Vaulted weapons are those that have been stashed away, unplayable in the game, that might one day return to the game.

Here’s what we know has been vaulted:

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar assault rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

Unvaulted weapons

Of course, with some weapons leaving the game, some are making their grand return. Here’s what:

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons

So, that’s everything that’s been vaulted or unvaulted according to the patch notes for Fortnite Season 5, and there’s definitely some there that we’re going to miss, such as the Scar assault rifles and Pump shotguns, but the Tactical Shotgun and P90 making a return could make up for that and keep the weapons feeling fresh and fun.

With a number of big streamers starting to switch back to Fortnite, it looks like Season 5 could be one of the biggest yet — so have fun destroying those new and returning players!