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Fortnite secretly buffed Reboot Vans in v14.00 without telling anyone

Published: 8/Sep/2020 8:38

by Isaac McIntyre


Epic have made another secret change after the Fortnite v14.00 season update ⁠— the devs have handed Reboot Vans a buff, and changed several of the revive trucks around the map, all without mentioning it in the Season 4 patch notes.

The Fortnite developers have become notorious for chopping and changing big battle royale features without telling their massive fanbase.

It looks like that may have happened again after the v14.00 update last month, with eagle-eyed players now discovering some pretty major secret buffs to Fortnite’s second-chance Reboot Vans.

Reboot Vans now have shorter cooldown timer

According to reports from a number of Fortnite fans, cooldown times for Reboot Vans have been sliced in half after the Season 4 patch went live on August 27.

The second-chance revival machines previously took 120 seconds to “cool down” before they were available to be used again. Following the v14.00 update, that non-use timer has been wound all the way down to just 60 seconds per revive.

Fortnite removes two revive stations in v14.00

That wasn’t the only secret Reboot Vans change Fortnite fans have discovered since the Season 4 refresh either; reports have been rolling in suggesting vans at The Authority and The Fortilla have been removed from the battle royale.

This secret removal leaves just over a dozen Reboot Vans scattered around the named areas of the Season 4 map. There are none directly in the central or south-east areas of the map, however, after Epic’s unannounced changes.

Reboot Vans now silent while in-use

Finally, Reboot Vans are now reportedly silent when being activated by players. According to one player, XpertRangers56, they were standing right beside the van and still “didn’t hear anything” from the usually loud revive machine.

It has not yet been confirmed whether this last change is a bug or not, however.

This is the first major change for Reboot Vans since they were released in Fortnite patch v8.30 last year.
Epic Games
This is the first major change for Reboot Vans since they were released in Fortnite patch v8.30 last year.

Reboot Vans were originally added to Fortnite in Season 8 as an answer to Apex Legends’ super-popular respawn stations. They have now become a mainstay of the battle royale; the nifty vans have managed to avoid the vault for six consecutive season updates.

This is the first time Epic has made any major changes to the revive stations — announced, or otherwise — since they were released in mid-May 2019.


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. 

Fortnite leaked bundles
Epic Games
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.