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Fortnite’s Vending Machines could be making a return in the near future

Published: 30/Mar/2020 2:02

by Brad Norton


Vending Machines could be coming back to Fortnite, after players have randomly spotted them throughout the battle royale map since the latest update.

Vending Machines were pulled from Fortnite in October due to the introduction of Season 2’s weapon upgrading system. Rather than trading materials at random machines, players were able to directly upgrade their weapons at new benches scattered around the map.

It appears as though the old system could be making a return as Vending Machines have been randomly appearing throughout games since the latest update.

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Vending Machines varied from Common to Legendary, letting players trade materials for loot.

While Vending Machines have been vaulted for just under six months, the popular feature could be making an imminent return. A number of players have randomly stumbled upon the old-familiar machines while playing on the latest patch. 

“I got excited thinking Vending Machines were back,” Reddit user ‘sheilabelila’ said after sharing a clip in which they stumbled upon the old feature.

Playing as part of a duo on their PlayStation 4, they were traveling through Frenzy Farm where they were left stunned by the appearance of a Common Vending Machine that included a Minigun.

I got excited thinking that vending machines were back from FortNiteBR

The machine was humming its familiar sound and the player could even interact with it from the looks of things. Holding the Square button may have ‘claimed’ them a Minigun if they were able to react fast enough.

Just seconds after stumbling upon the machine however, it disappeared from the map entirely in the blink of an eye.

“That happens when the item is placed in the game files, but hidden. Basically you discovered a leak for a possible future placement,” XxWiReDxX’ explained.

While there’s no guarantee that Vending Machines will, in fact, be making a return in the near future, their existence in the game’s code, and brief reappearance around the map, could be a surefire indication of their comeback.

The latest update has leaked more than just a potential Vending Machines return — a wide array of cosmetics appear to be on their way soon too.


Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce


Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

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Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.