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How to win free V-Bucks during the Fortnite Community Battle Bootcamp

Published: 19/Aug/2020 22:33

by Alan Bernal

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The Fortnite Community Battle Bootcamp will give players a chance to compete for free V-Bucks, and here’s everything you need to know before heading into the battle royale.

With Season 3 in the books, Epic Games are giving their community a new kind of challenge to work through. But this time, they’re putting bundles of V-Bucks on the line for players to earn for free by completing certain in-game challenges.

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Some challenges are as simple as playing Fortnite for an hour or eliminating three people in any game mode, but the twist comes in the leaderboard format that naturally gives bigger rewards for those at the top.

But to start your climb in the Community Battle Bootcamp, you’ll have to follow the process of getting signed up first, and here’s how to do it.

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The Fortnite Community Battle Bootcamp is going to give players a chance to earn a lot of V-Bucks.

How to sign up for Fortnite Community Battle Bootcamp

Signing up for the Bootcamp is quick and starts at Epic’s own Community Battle page where players will have to complete four steps:

  1. Sign up with your Epic Account by going here
  2. Now that Epic can track your progress, complete challenges as they come
  3. Compete to get to the Final Challenge
  4. Take the top spot to get the Grand Prize

Fortnite Community Battle Bootcamp dates

The competition will run through 1 AM PST / 4 AM EST / 9 AM BST / 10 AM CEST on August 19, 2020 through 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST / 7 PM BST / 8 PM CEST on August 23, 2020.

Despite the event’s fine print indicating that only residents 13 years or older from Germany, Austria, or Switzerland can participate, many users from Canada, the United States, and other regions outside of those parameters have reported that they can sign up all the same.

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This could mean that all players can participate in the fun, but when it comes to claiming prizes, it could be restricted to the defined regions.

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A consolation prize for Fortnite players who reach the Final Challenge.

Fortnite Community Battle Bootcamp V-Bucks prizes

While details of the leaderboard are still scarce, the devs have laid out how the prize breakdown will divide the winnings among competitors.

Players that come in the lowly 10,001 – 20,000th place will earn around 200 V-Bucks, while the number one spot will take a massive haul of 25,000 V-Bucks.

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  • 1st – 2,500 V-Bucks
  • 2nd – 2,250 V-Bucks
  • 3rd – 2,000 V-Bucks
  • 4th – 1,750 V-Bucks
  • 5th – 1,500 V-Bucks
  • 6th – 1,250 V-Bucks
  • 7-25th – 1,000 V-Bucks
  • 26-100th – 800 V-Bucks
  • 101-500th – 500 V-Bucks
  • 500-5,000th – 300 V-Bucks
  • 5,001-10,000th – 250 V-Bucks
  • 10,001-20,000th – 200 V-Bucks

Moreover, those who reach the final challenge by completing all the Daily Challenges will get the Kab-Llama Spray for their troubles.

There’s going to be plenty of action on the Fortnite island for people who are trying to climb the leaderboard before the Community Battle Bootcamp ends.

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Secret changes in Fortnite v14.30 update: Galactus, Midas, Black Panther

Published: 14/Oct/2020 12:00

by Daniel Cleary

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The v14.30 update has finally been released for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and it has introduced some secret changes that Epic Games did not include in the latest set of patch notes.

Fortnite’s superhero-themed Season 4 is continuing to deliver fresh content, with even more characters like Daredevil soon to be released in-game, as part of the upcoming Marvel Knockout Super Series.

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However, while Epic revealed that there were other tweaks, such as minor buffs for the Combat shotgun, there were a few secret changes that were not revealed in the latest patch notes. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Galactus is expected to play a massive role in Season 4’s in-game event.

Galactus added to the Fortnite map

While there have been many Marvel heroes added to Fortnite in Season 4, it was also revealed that Galactus would appear in the battle royale as the villain, ahead of the Nexus War event.

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It seems as if he has finally been added to the Fortnite map after some eagle-eyed Fortnite fans discovered a change in the map’s skyline, with a bizarre red dot now visible after the 14.30 patch.

Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey revealed that the “distant object” in the sky was Galactus and that he was on his way to the Fortnite island ahead of his showdown with the Avengers and other Marvel characters.

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Galactus can now be seen in the Fortnite skyline.

New Black Panther Mythic Ability

Fortnite’s Season 4 also saw the introduction of new Mythic Abilities that players can equip in-game and the latest update, on October 13, added a Black Panther ability called “Kinetic Armor.”

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The new power works similarly to the character’s suit in the popular Marvel movies, allowing players to absorb more damage, run faster, and even deal damage to nearby opponents and structures, after it has been activated.

Fortnite YouTuber SypherPK shared gameplay of Black Panther’s Kinetic Armor and revealed that it can be found in the Stark Industries Supply Drones that are scattered across different points-of-interest on the Fortnite map.

Fortnite Holly Hedges map changes

There were also some secret map changes that were not mentioned in Fortnite’s recent patch notes and the v14.30 update saw tweaks to the Superstore near the Holly Hedges POI.

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With some Halloween-themed changes expected to arrive in Fortnite in the coming weeks, Epic Games has redecorated the landmark and renamed it the “Hey Boo Megastore.”

While this is one of the first Halloween-based changes so far, it is likely that more will be on the way ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.

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hey boo store in holly hedges

Epic teases Midas’ return to Fortnite

Midas has been one of the biggest characters in Fortnite Chapter 2, but after his attempt to shake up the world in Season 2’s in-game event, he has completely disappeared from the battle royale.

While he was last seen being eaten by a shark in the Season 3 trailer, it seems the mysterious character could be set for a return in the upcoming Halloween event, with his golden chair now appearing in The Authority POI.

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Midas’ golden chair has reappeared in Fortnite.

These are all of the secret changes that have been found so far after Fortnite’s 14.30 patch, but as it is still early we will be sure to update you with any new discoveries.