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How to get Pro Fishing Rod for Fortnite XP Xtravanganza Week 2 challenge

Published: 12/Nov/2020 14:01

by Matt Porter


Week Two of Fortnite’s XP Xtravaganza is here, and one of the most difficult tasks wants you to catch fish with a Pro Fishing Rod. Like many, you may not have realized there’s a pro version of this item, but we’ve got everything you need to help you get your hands on one. 

Chapter 2 Season 4 is drawing to its rapid conclusion, but for those who haven’t managed to rank their Battle Pass up to max level just yet, Epic Games have added four weeks of XP Xtravaganza challenges to give you a final push towards the Tier 100 skin.

With foil skins also up for grabs for any players who reach Level 220, it’s definitely time to get some last-minute XP farming in, and this challenge should give you a nice boost.

Of course, catching 10 fish sounds fairly straight forward, but what may confuse some players is the fact that you need to use a Pro version of the Fishing Rod Item. If you’re struggling and aren’t sure what you’re looking for, we’ve got all the information you need to make this task a doddle.

Fortnite character fishing
Epic Games
Players will need to catch 10 fish for this XP Xtravaganza challenge.

How to catch 10 fish with a Pro Fishing Rod

First thing’s first, you need to know what you’re looking for. Figuring out what makes Pro Fishing Rod “pro” may sound tough, but it’s actually fairly simple, as the bait on the end of the line is a Peely-shaped hook, while the rod itself is golden in color rather than black.

They can be found inside Barrels like regular Fishing Rods, but you are leaving things to chance, as not every cluster of rods will have one. That could leave you hunting for a while in the hopes of stumbling across one, which isn’t exactly ideal.

Character using a Pro Fishing Rod in Fortnite
Epic Games
The Pro Fishing Rod is golden.

Thankfully, there’s an easier way to grab one. Simply pick up the first Fishing Rod you find, and head to an Upgrade Bench, where you can pay 100 Wood, Brick, and Metal to boost it into the pro version.

Once you’ve done that, just head to any body of water on the Fortnite map, and start catching fish. Once you catch 10, you’ll see a notification in the top left corner of your screen to let you know it’s been completed.

Of course, you will be a sitting duck while you do this, so it might be a good idea to catch a few at a time and then move elsewhere, otherwise, you could find yourself heading back to the lobby pretty quickly.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.