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Fortnite Season 8: Leaked skins and cosmetics from v8.00 patch

Published: 28/Feb/2019 8:18 Updated: 28/Feb/2019 10:38

by Calum Patterson

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With the update for Fortnite Season 8 now live, data miners have been busy digging through the game files to find whatever they can – including a host of new skins, backbling, gliders and more.

The excitement for a new season is not just about the map and gameplay changes, but also about the cosmetic content too – Fortnite players always want to be rocking the latest skins.

While many skins are revealed as part of the Battle Pass, there are more skins which are expected to be added to the item shop over the course of Season 8, and leakers have found them in the game files already.

Here are all the leaked skins and cosmetics so far (via @FNBRHQ and @TrixBR) – we will update this post as more became available.

Fortnite Season 8 Leaked Skins

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Fortnite Season 8 Leaked Pickaxes

Some new themed pickaxes have also been leaked, to go with the new Season 8 locations and skins.

Fortnite Season 8 Leaked Backbling

To go with the new skins, there’s also some snazzy new backbling coming too.

Fortnite Season 8 Leaked Gliders

Swoop into the new Season 8 map in style – with these new gliders that are coming soon, found by leakers.

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Fortnite Season 8 Leaked Wraps

Weapon and vehicle wraps were first added at the start of Season 7, and there’s more to come in Season 8.

Fortnite Season 8 Leaked Pets

Pets also make a welcome return in Season 8 – and four new ones have been leaked.

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Fortnite Season 8 Leaked Contrails

More Season 8 themed contrails leaked too.

Fortnite Season 8 Leaked Sprays

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Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry

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If you’re looking to stay alive until the very end of a battle royale match in Fortnite, you might want to avoid these deadly locations on the map.

We’ve all been there: You spend ages traveling across The Island, collecting and upgrading the best weapons, getting some epic takedowns… and then you die, losing everything in your arsenal and missing out on that Victory Royale.

It’s a frustrating moment, for sure. But avoiding some of the game’s elimination hot spots could help you on your path to success – or at the very least, make you one of the Top 10 remaining players.

Fortunately, one Fortnite leaker has put together a map highlighting the points of interest that have significantly more deaths than others, meaning you’ll know where to avoid next time you go for the win.

Tilted Towers, now blended with Salty Springs, was spotted in the Fortnite Season 5 battle pass trailer.
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Some locations have way more deaths than others in Fortnite.

Where is the most dangerous place in Fortnite?

Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi has collected a huge sample of 50,000 deaths that have taken place during Season 5 of Fortnite, and highlighted exactly where they happened on The Island.

Put together, they form a very useful heatmap that shows off the deadliest locations players can visit.

As you can see from the map below, areas with the highest amount of deaths include Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, Retail Row, and Stealthy Stronghold – which is probably due to Predator now appearing there.

But there’s a clear winner here: Salty Towers. There are a few reasons that might help explain why this point of interest – which can be found just west of the Zero Point – is such a deadly area for players to visit.

Firstly, it’s near the center of the map, which is where a lot of the action ends up taking place. Secondly, it’s covered in sand, which means players can really take advantage of the sand tunneling feature to sneak attack their opponents.

Finally, the point of interest was a new addition in Season 5, acting as a combination of previous locations Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so it makes sense that it’s a popular destination as people rush to check it out.

Lucas7yoshi also shared a zoomed-in map of Salty Towers which shows off the exact point where players in their sample died. They’re marked as red dots on the image below.

Fortnite Salty Towers death map
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It’s official: Salty Towers is the deadliest location in Fortnite.

Interestingly, this map may have also revealed the most dangerous building on the Island, as there are significantly more deaths centered on the tall building at the south of Salty Towers.

Whether you’re new to the game and still working on your skills, or you simply want to survive as long as possible to get the best chance at a Victory Royale, it’s probably best to avoid Salty Towers at all costs.