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Fortnite spaceship POI and Ancient Astronaut challenges leaked

Published: 21/Jul/2020 14:15 Updated: 21/Jul/2020 14:24

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has revealed a mysterious spaceship, a new ‘Crash Site’ POI, and Ancient Astronaut challenges that are all coming to the battle royale in the future.

The Fortnite v13.30 update patch went live on July 21 and though fans might have been expecting sweeping changes, Epic Games kept things a little more lowkey. Instead of the cars and new Atlantis POI that were thought to be added, the devs focused on the Summer Splash LTMs and bug fixes.

However, as you’d expect from a new update, a number of leakers have been able to get their hands on some new content – including the whole lot of cosmetics that were added to the mix.

Yet, some have gone above and beyond, almost literally, by uncovering a mysterious new spaceship and accompanying features. 

This new ship is different to Fortnite rockets of the past.

Fortnite astronaut crash site POI

The details come from popular dataminer FortTory who pointed out that the new files contained multiple shops of a small spaceship. 

Yet, it resembles more of a Tie Fighter from Star Wars than the rocket used in Fortnite Season X’s cinematic finale. Sadly, you don’t seem to be able to hop into the ship and start whizzing around the map like its the old planes.

No, instead, you’re going to have to wait. The dataminer revealed that it will be found at a ‘Crash Site’ POI which he revealed to be behind Craggy Cliffs. 

Fortnite Ancient Astronaut challenge steps

On top of that, you will have to help out the Astronaut who is stuck inside by getting his ship back online.

Again, FortTory revealed that will be a few steps to doing this and it might involve defeating some NPC ‘attackers’ just like the Mauraders. 

  • Found Ancient Ship
  • Collect Missing Part
  • Install Missing Part
  • Begin Launch Sequence
  • Stop Ship Launch

Fortnite fans will, seemingly, have to wait until the water level once again drops to explore the new POI and spaceship, so it could become a bit populated once that happens.

You’ll just have to watch your back and make sure that your chance at a victory royale isn’t ruined in the meantime.


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
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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.