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Fortnite’s Polar Peak is melting and revealing Snowfall skin prisoner inside

Published: 23/Jan/2019 16:52

by Calum Patterson


The main focal point of the Fortnite map in Season 7 has been the addition of ‘Polar Peak’, which has harvested a number of secrets – and it looks like it is beginning to melt away.

Sitting atop the peak is a castle, supposedly the home of the Ice King – who just covered the entire map in snow – as well as the controversial ‘Infinity Blade’ (now removed after backlash about balance).

Leakers also discovered that large dragon eggs were hibernating under the castle, which were eventually revealed, and now the dungeons are beginning to be exposed as the ice gradually melts.

Leakers also found that there is someone/something trapped in dungeon – most likely the mysterious Snowfall skin, which is unlocked by finding secret hidden banners each week.

If the Snowfall skin is indeed trapped in the dungeon as data miners believe, then it looks like the melting ice will soon reveal it.

YouTuber FortTroy has recorded the level of ice inside the castle over January 18 – 22, and the rate at which the it is melting is alarming.

Data miner @s1l0x has given the best glimpse at what is imprisoned inside, which certainly appears to be a character skin of some kind.

“That mesh references a prisoner skin which I am 99% sure will be the snowfall skin. The prisoner had a T1 File. Tier 1?”


So, players will want to keep an eye on the progress of the melting ice, but of course we will have more updates when it finally unveils who or what is trapped inside.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 6:33

by Andrew Amos


Haven’t given up on that Fortnite Season 4 battle pass grind yet? If you’re still going hard for your Marvel skins, you’re in luck ⁠— there’s plenty of challenges to tackle in Week 9. They’re slightly different from weeks gone by too.

Fortnite Season 4 is slowly coming to an end. However, there’s still time to try and grind the battle pass to get some of those highly sought after Marvel skins.

Fortnite’s Season 4 Week 9 challenges have a distinctively spooky theme to them. After all, it comes after the launch of the Fortnitemares event on Patch v14.40, which has completely changed the game.

Fortnite Halloween props
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Fortnitemares has transformed the map, and the weekly missions too.

They aren’t that difficult though. Most of them involve the same challenges we’ve seen in other weeks ⁠— collect some materials, go from A to B on the map, and eliminate some players.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 challenges

  • Search Chests at Upstate New York (7)
  • Eliminations at Lazy Lake (3)
  • Collect Metal from Slurpy Swamp
  • Catch fish at Heart Lake
  • Eliminate opponents by hitting them with vehicles
  • Drive a boat from The Fortilla to The Authority in less than four minutes
  • Ride 20,000 meters in a vehicle

There’s a lot of travelling to do and sights to see in the Week 9. You’ll need to hop in a boat to drive from The Fortilla to The Authority ⁠— but be careful of people camping the route for easy kills.

Once you’re finished on sea, you can choose to hop on land or fly into the air to complete the 20,000 meters task. This will take more than one game, so it might be worth working this in while you complete the others.

Fortnite characters fishing
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Get your fishing rods down to Heart Lake too.

Things like the Upstate New York chests task, the Lazy Lake eliminations challenge, collect Metal at Slurpy Swamp, and Heart Lake fishing can be done off drop. However, be wary of other players with the same idea.

You’ll have until Oct. 29 to complete the Fortnite Week 9 challenges. Good luck!