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How to complete Fortnite’s new secret quest for an easy 15,000XP

Published: 30/Apr/2020 6:23

by Brad Norton

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A secret questline is taking place around the map in Fortnite, as teddy bears and gnomes seemingly go to war. Here’s an overview on how to complete the latest step and earn an easy 15,000XP.

Epic Games often keeps players on their toes with new challenges and tasks coming with every update. From the recent weekly affair with Deadpool, to TNTina’s challenges, there’s always something to keep the community occupied.

After a series of secret quests were datamined, a war between gnomes and teddy bears is finally gearing up around the battle royale map. Here’s how you can get involved, and how you can complete the latest step to earn a heap of experience.

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Teddy bears and gnomes are going to war in Fortnite and you may not have even noticed.

What is the new secret questline in Fortnite?

Fortnite loves to introduce subtle changes with each passing update, whether that be a new map change or a new secret task. One of the most recent patches included a few lines of code surrounding a teddy bear vs garden gnome storyline.

The often unnoticed Season 2 narrative supposedly features three unique quests. “Stop the Battle, Teddies Libearated,” and “Celebrate the Truce.”

As the weeks go by, the story is set to evolve, new changes should appear across the map, and new tasks will become available. The latest secret objective is now in the game and rewards players a hefty 15,000XP upon completion.

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A look at the leaked quest steps.

How to complete Fortnite’s new secret quest step.

The next time that you drop into the map, head to the Eastern side of Weeping Woods. On top of a small hill, you’ll find a large assortment of tiny figures getting ready for war.

On one side, garden gnomes are gearing up for battle with rakes, hoes, and even a giant cannon. On the other, teddy bears with military helmets are ready to retaliate. Each armed with mini-firecrackers while a leader sits atop a tank.

To complete the secret quest, all you need to do is approach the front of each group. Walking towards the cannon will let you “disarm the gnomes,” and walking towards the tank will let you “disarm the teddys.”

Upon disarming both, you’ll complete the ‘Drop Your Weapons’ challenge and earn 15,000 season XP.

Here is how you can get free 15,000 XP by completing the secret discoverable quest #2 "Disarm The Teddys" from FortNiteBR

There appears to be a number of additional secret quests on the way soon, as the battle rages on between these cute but deadly factions. 

Keep your eyes peeled for future guides on how to complete the next steps as they become available.

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How to watch Fortnite Galactus Marvel event: live streams & start time

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:42 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:59

by Brad Norton

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Excitement for Fortnite’s Season 4 Nexus War finale event, which will introduce Marvel villain Galactus, is at fever pitch. From start times to how to watch live, here’s everything you need to know.

Love them or hate them, Fortnite’s crossovers with Marvel have become big business for Epic Games. Season 4 has introduced a number of skins and weapons for our favorite superheroes and villains, and it’s set to go out with a bang with the arrival of Galactus.

We don’t know too much about what will happen when the Devourer of Worlds hits the Island, but as his moniker suggests, it’s going to spell trouble; the event has been described as “an interactive Marvel movie” by Epic, and is expected to be one of the biggest events the game has ever seen.

Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Nexus War finale including start times, how to watch, leaks about another potential Black Hole scenario, and what to expect when Season 5 finally arrives.

When does the Fortnite Galactus event start?

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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone. The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4:10 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Fortnite’s Galactus event live streams

If you want to take part in Fortnite’s Nexus War finale event, Epic recommends you log in to the game at least 60 minutes prior to the start time and date listed above, with the Event Playlist expected to go live 30 minutes before the event.

Epic have also advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat) for the best experience. However, if you don’t want to play, and instead just want to watch the event live, you can tune into several of the live streams that we’ve included below for your convenience.

Fortnite Galactus event: What to expect

Unfortunately, we don’t really know what to expect during the event itself, although the prevailing theory is that players will have to fight Galactus. This hasn’t been confirmed and is pure speculation, but with the hype that’s been surrounding the villain’s arrival, it would make sense.

That being said, the playlist for the event apparently states that players will have to “defend the Island to save all Reality!”, which supports that theory that we’ll have to take down Galactus himself.

We’ll just have to wait and see to find out exactly what’s going to happen during the event itself when it goes live at 4:10 PM.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

2While we may not know exactly what we’ll be doing during the event, as with everything in Fortnite, there’s a ton of leaks surrounding the event itself, giving players SOME idea of what to expect.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

It’s also been heavily rumored that there will be another Black Hole type situation once the Galactus event comes to a close. Back when Chapter 1 ended, the battle royale was stuck behind a black hole loading screen, with nothing for players to do until Chapter 2 began.

The potential return of a blackout was pointed out on November 18 by data miner FNLeaksAndInfo, who tweeted: “Prepare for some more possible downtime after the event similar to the Black Hole event!”

Beyond the event itself, it seems like players may be able to play as Galactus if some leaks are to be believed, although not in the way you’re probably thinking. It turns out there’s actually a standard-sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

On top of that, on November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.

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