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How to open loot vaults in Fortnite Season 2

Published: 21/Feb/2020 10:32 Updated: 21/Feb/2020 15:55

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have taken a leaf out of Apex Legends‘ playbook in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 by adding vaults, meaning that players can now access stashes of loot if they know how to open them. This guide will show you how to do just that.

The v12.00 update, which was released on February 20, has very much shuffled the pack once again in the popular battle royale game, bringing an end to what was the longest season fans have ever had to endure.

Along with a number of map changes, developers have decided to add new loot zones – or vaults – that store a number of Fortnite‘s rarest weapons and items. If you want to know how to get inside them, well, you’ve come to the right place.

The Shark in Fortnite
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There are a number of new locations to explore in Fortnite Season 2, including The Shark.

Those who regularly drop from the Battle Bus might have noticed already that there are some new locations to explore and a few of these have vaults located there – but we’re going to show you how to do it at The Shark for now. Once you have done it once, it’s pretty much the same at each location, with different NPCs protecting them.

Opening loot vaults in Fortnite

The Shark is a location based in the far northwest quadrant of the map and is an island standing alone by itself. There, you will find a brand new building to explore, but if you want to enter the vault, follow these few steps:

  1. Drop from the Battle Bus at The Shark (or another vault location).
  2. From there, have a search around looking for a character called Skye. She’s actually an NPC.
  3. Once you have found her (image below), fire at her until she has been eliminated.
  4. She will drop an unlimited Grappler, Mythic Scar, and an Agency Keycard.
  5. Pick up the Agency Keycard and locate the vault.
  6. Shoot down the laser that protects the vault.
  7. Use the card to enter the vault and take the loot inside.

Each NPC will drop different weapons, so it would be good to try to visit all of these vault locations at some stage. Vaults can be found here, but also at The Yacht, The Agency, The Grotto, and The Rig.

Fortnite's Yacht from Chapter 2, Season 2.
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Players can land onboard The Yacht in Fortnite Season 2, as well as a few other new spots.

What does Skye look like in Fortnite Season 2?

Another thing you may be wondering, in your search for the vault keycard at The Shark, is what does Skye actually look like? It would be a fair question as well, because she has never been seen in Fortnite before Season 2 and clearly she’s dropping some game-changing items.

Well, below you can see the aesthetic of the Skye character, and she can be found – as mentioned in the list – at The Shark point of interest. Other characters found protecting vaults are those announced with the Battle Pass, so they should be familiar with a lot of players already.

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Skye is also a bonus content skin that Battle Pass owners can eventually unlock, too.

Loot vault locations in Fortnite Season 2

Another thing you may be wondering is where to find the loot vaults, so let’s make that easier for you as well.

One loot vault can be found on the same island, The Shark, although there are a few of these vaults dotted around the map – protected by NPC agents. These agents will attack you once alarmed, so watch out for that.

You will have to deal with them, as well as enemy players, at each of the following locations if you want to get inside a vault, and use the new Shakedown feature to search them for Keycards when knocked.

Loot vaults on Fortnite map
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There are five loot vaults in Fortnite Season 2, at The Shark, The Yacht, The Agency, The Grotto and The Rig.

Once you’ve found a vault, you will notice that there’s a laser protecting it from players, which you will have to shoot down. Once this has been done, simply approach the vault, open it up using the Agency Keycard, and take what’s inside.

Now you know what you know, hopefully, you can start off your Fortnite Battle Royale games with some additional rare loot and grab yourself even more Victory Royales as a result. The loot from the vault will definitely give you a head start in matches!

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How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
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It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.