Fortnite planning to add inventory-upgrading Midas Flopper in Season 4 - Dexerto

Fortnite planning to add inventory-upgrading Midas Flopper in Season 4

Published: 20/Aug/2020 7:25

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is reportedly set to overhaul the fishing system in a big way with all-new Floppers being dropped into the map – some of which can supposedly upgrade your full loadout.

Season 4 is right around the corner and new information appears to be slipping through the cracks with each passing hour. From the overall theme of the season to new Limited-Time Modes in the works, plenty of key details are leaking early. 

We’ve known for quite some time that Epic is planning on adding more fish-types to Fortnite. A June 25 leak outlined five Floppers that had surfaced in the Season 3 files. Now it appears as though another can be added to the list, as the Midas Flopper has been revealed ahead of time.

This unique fish comes with a game-changing effect that upgrades your entire inventory in the blink of an eye. Here’s what the Fortnite community can expect as the Season 4 update rolls around.

A major focus in Season 4 is going to be an overhaul to the current fishing system, according to Fortnite YouTuber ‘Tabor Hill.’ As a result of these changes, there will also be “upgraded fishing rods,” he explained in an August 19 upload. These will be the only rods that can “catch certain types of fish.”

So you’ll first have to acquire one of the new rods before trying to hunt down the new Floppers. However, it could be well worth the effort. After all,  it’s allegedly the only way to acquire an upcoming “ultra-rare Midas fish.”

“If you catch this fish and you eat it, all weapons in your current inventory will automatically turn Legendary.” Regardless of your current loadout, even if you’re running with full common gear, everything will be bumped up to Legendary. This could easily swing momentum in your favor if things are looking dire towards the late-game.

Due to just how powerful this effect is, it’s supposedly one of the rarest Floppers coming in Season 4. The current Mythic Goldfish has a one in a million chance of spawning. So Hill doesn’t quite think it’ll be “as rare,” though it will still be hard to find.

This game-changing fish could certainly tip the battle royale on its head once Season 4 arrives. However, do take this information with a grain of salt. “There’s always a chance that they cut it or removed it,” he said. Though it “was definitely a thing about two weeks ago.”

Fortnite’s next seasonal update is arriving on August 27. Therefore, fans won’t have to wait much longer to see if the Midas Flopper makes it to the live game.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.