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Confirmed: Fortnite Zapper trap coming soon

Published: 2/Sep/2019 16:39 Updated: 2/Sep/2019 17:04

by Eli Becht


The Fortnite in-game news section has updated and it confirms the new Zapper trap item will be in an upcoming update.

Another Fortnite update is nearly here and the in-game news page updated on September 2 to give us a good look at what to expect in the update.

The Zapper Trap, which previously leaked on August 31, has now been confirmed by Epic Games with an official image and description.

“DANGER: HIGH VOLTAGE,” reads the in-game description. “Trap ’em and Zap ’em.”

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It’s anyone’s guess to how this trap will actually work but according to leaks by FortTory, it will be Epic rarity and can be placed on floors, walls, and roofs. On top of that, players will also be able to place it on their opponents’ builds too.

We’ve had traps like this in the past, with the Ceiling Zapper in battle royale mode at launch, but this was eventually removed in favor of just having the spike trap.

The same FortTory leak says players will be able to carry this trap in stacks of four, meaning you’ll be able to completely surround an opponent in a box – if that’s something you want to do of course.

The first Ceiling Zapper was notorious for being too loud to be all that effective, so it’ll be interesting to see if the new Zapper Trap is quieter this time around so players won’t know it’s waiting around the corner for them.

Usually when an item appears as “coming soon” it means it’ll be here with the next update, which will be the v10.20 content update.

It sounds like this will be the major addition but we can probably expect a couple of other changes to arrive as well, such as some map changes.

We don’t yet know exactly how the Zapper trap will work, but it won’t be much longer until we’re able to find out and shock our enemies.


Fortnite leak hints at Tomb Raider crossover with Lara Croft skin

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:42

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players are convinced that the game’s next major crossover skin will be Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

When Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale launched in December 2020, it came with the theme of ‘bounty hunters’ as Agent Jonesy attempted to “gather the greatest hunters across all realities” to protect The Loop.

So far, we’ve seen hunters including God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and of course The Mandalorian make appearances in the game as playable skins.

Who’s next? Well, fans have been gathering clues – alongside a recent leak – and they think they’ve discovered that the next newcomer to The Island will be none other than Tomb Raider legend Lara Croft.

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Fortnite fans think Lara Croft is coming to The Island.

Is Lara Croft going to be in Fortnite?

According to Fortnite dataminer Mang0e, a new crossover skin codenamed ‘Typhoon’ will be arriving in the game soon. It will be a female character with reactive styles, and the portal on the map indicting her arrival has a ‘flicker’ effect.

While codenames like this one don’t always have a link to the final skin, some fans believe that ‘Typhoon’ is a reference to the opening of 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, where Lara gets stranded on an island after a violent storm sinks her ship.

As for being reactive, there could be a number of possibilities. One could be that as the player receives damage, the skin appears more bloody and bandaged up, which would reflect Lara’s modern appearance in the recent trilogy of games.

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Lara Croft would fit the ‘hunter’ theme of Fortnite Season 5.

A recent tweet from the official Tomb Raider account has added even more fuel to the fire. Using symbols, the tweet depicts Lara thinking about three emojis. One of them is a pickaxe, which is a piece of Fortnite iconography.

Of course, Lara uses a pickaxe in her own game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Lara would also fit the ‘hunter’ aspect of the season, as she uses her bow and arrow to hunt prey in the games.

The rumors have even got some dedicated fans creating their own artwork. Twitter user @wawa_cwoft mocked up what Lara Croft could look like as a Fortnite character, and it’s got us fully on board with the concept (as if we weren’t already).

But what if it’s not Lara Croft? Well, there’s been heavy speculation about Metroid’s intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran joining Fortnite as a crossover skin.

With Kratos representing PlayStation and Master Chief representing Xbox, Nintendo are the only company behind the ‘big three’ consoles who haven’t got a skin representing them yet. Samus could be perfect for the job.

Whoever the new crossover skin turns out to be, fans will be able to get their hands on them soon enough as Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021.