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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.


Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:22

by Julian Young


The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss what these new teasers might mean for the February Fortnite Crew release.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
Epic Games
Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.