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How to complete Fortnite’s swimming time trials for Week 8 Mission

Published: 29/Nov/2019 13:51

by Matt Porter


Fortnite’s Chapter 2, Season 1, Week 8 Missions are now live, and one of the newest challenges for Fortnite players is to take on two swimming time trials at Lazy Lake and east of Hydro 16.

As always, Epic Games have released a brand-new set of challenges for fans of the popular battle royale title to sink their teeth into, and this week’s Mission makes reference to Chapter 2’s new swimming mechanic with the name ‘Dive!’

Surprisingly, only one of the challenges actually requires players to jump into the water, with two time trials placed on the map which players need to complete to earn their Battle Star rewards.

Epic GamesFortnite fans will be spending time in the water in Week 8.

To complete this challenge, players will need to head to Lazy Lake, and a location described only as “east of Hydro 16.”

For those that don’t know the map like the back of their hands, finding Hydro 16 may be tricky, especially as it isn’t a named location in Chapter 2, and isn’t marked on the in-game minimap.

Hydro 16 is an unmarked building located between Slurpy Swamp and Misty Meadows, with the lake just north-west of the town where you need to head to find the exact spot. If locating these spots is proving tricky, the map below should provide the exact locations to make the process a little smoother.

Epic GamesA map showing the two time trial locations.

Once there, a glowing stopwatch will appear on the water, and once interacted with by the player the time trial will begin. A series of rings will appear in a slalom, with players required to swim through every one within the allotted time limit.

Completing this task plus seven more will unlock the Fortnite Week 8 loading screen, which can be used to find the hidden letter ‘E’. This also adds to your Alter Ego challenges as you unlock the special Sorana skin.


Tfue is still trying to get Hamlinz to finally make his Twitch return

Published: 19/Nov/2020 5:28

by Andrew Amos


Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once one of the Kings of Twitch when Fortnite was taking off. However, the TSM star has fallen off the radar in the last 12 months. Fans are still holding out hope for his return though, and even Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney is trying to push him back live.

Hamlinz and Tfue were at the top of Fortnite together back in 2018 and 2019. They duo’d numerous times, and their fanbases were heavily intertwined.

However, Tfue has gone on to bigger and better things, but Hamlinz has fallen off the radar. He hasn’t streamed in over six months, and it seems like the community is antsy for the “30 minute a month” streamer’s return.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz hasn’t streamed since March 2020, but his fans are trying to change that.

Tfue shared a conversation he recently had with Hamlinz on Twitter, with a few comments trying to nudge the TSM streamer to return to the platform.

“Bro you forgot to end your stream. I don’t know if you meant to,” Hamlinz said to Tfue after his November 17 broadcast.

Tfue came back with a tongue-in-cheek comment, but one that resonated with a lot of people in the Twitch community. “Bro you forgot to start yours,” he said in reply.

It comes after the Twitch community continues to rally behind Hamlinz to make his return to the platform. Hamlinz last streamed on March 17, 2020 ⁠— over six months ago. In the last 12 months, he has streamed a total of 105 hours ⁠— a far cry from numbers he was pulling in 2018.

While he was averaging over 10,000 viewers right up until the end, Hamlinz’s disappearance has worried fans. He hasn’t just been inactive on Twitch, but also across social media, Hamlinz has very rarely posted.

However, there is a chance that the TSM star could be returning to streaming. Hamlinz said in an October 26 tweet he was “feeling like [himself again].”

The streamer took some time off across 2019 to deal with personal issues. He was suffering health issues earlier in the year, and then his grandfather passed away later in the year. His grandmother was also diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I needed some time by myself to rekindle, get my thoughts together, and get myself together, because I’ve never lost anyone close,” he told fans in October.

While Hamlinz hasn’t locked in a return stream date yet, his fans are hoping it’ll be just around the corner. Better yet, he could come back alongside his old duo Daequan, and live it up like its the early days of Fortnite all over again.

That’s sure to get the fans excited again, if it ever ends up happening.