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Jetpacks Reportedly Set to Finally be Introduced in Fortnite: Battle Royale

Published: 17/May/2018 0:23 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:54

by DG Goldstein


The formerly-scrapped ‘Jetpacks’ that were once set to be added to Fortnite: Battle Royale will reportedly be introduced by Epic Games in the future.

After first being teased in February during Season 3, the Fortnite ‘Jetpack’ was eventually scrapped by Epic Games just a few days later due to a ‘design flaw’ that the developer needed to address.

However, some community members thought that the decision was due to turbulent community feedback following the announcement, with fans on both sides of the possibility.

With the introduction of Season 4, some believe that the newly-added ‘Hop Rocks’ were just Jetpacks ‘in disguise’ with the same mechanics, although, the speculation was never confirmed.

Now that Season 4 is in full-swing, a known dataminer by the name of FNBRLeaks revealed that Jetpacks will potentially be coming to Fortnite in Week 5 in a mode called “Close Encounters.”

Although the in-game files state that Jetpacks will be coming, it still remains unconfirmed by Fortnite and Epic Games at the time of writing.

We will continue to provide updates at more information is made available.


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
Epic Games
Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
Epic Games
The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.