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How to ‘fish’ for weapons and items on land in Fortnite

Published: 1/Nov/2019 2:59 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 3:11

by Brad Norton


Previously only utilized when scrounging for loot in the ocean, the fishing rod in Fortnite now has more utility than ever before.

Fortnite Chapter 2 introduced a wide array of new content and fresh changes to the world of the Epic Games Battle Royale title.

Among the new additions was the Fishing Rod, which allowed players to cast out a line and find loot in the sea. Now, however, the unique item serves a greater purpose.

In an October 31 post, Reddit user ‘Snekiecr8’ demonstrated how the fishing rod can now be used to ‘fish’ for weapons and items on land.

Previously only able to catch fish, ammo, weapons, and items from bodies of water, the item with unlimited use can now hook any loot in the world, regardless of whether it appears on land or sea.

Epic Games - FortniteFishing rods can often be found in barrels close to water.

The clip highlighted the newly adjusted item in action, yoinking a health kit and multiple weapons in quick succession.

Bringing the loot directly to their feet, the player is easily able to grab everything and carry on with business as usual. It’s a quick and effective method of drawing in loot from afar, and possibly poaching something from a downed enemy or two from across the map.

This might seem like a minor tweak at first but the functionality of the fishing rod could actually lead to some incredible plays down the line.

For example, with rare loot left on the ground as bait, one player can simply fish the powerful gear away from the enemy while a teammate shoots them down for a surprising and hilarious elimination.

You can now “Fish” weapons and items dropped on the ground! from r/FortNiteBR

Recently a brand new Harpoon Gun was leaked that could be added in a nearby update. This upcoming weapon is capable of pulling enemies closer towards you, a similar function to how the fishing rod now pulls loot in close proximity.

Regardless of whether these two items lead to some hilarious highlights in the future, or if they both fall flat in the world of Fortnite, the fresh gameplay changes are definitely welcome.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.