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Leaked Fortnite details reveal just how powerful new helicopters could be

Published: 4/Mar/2020 7:04

by Brad Norton


Helicopters could be making their way to Fortnite in the very near future and brand new leaks have uncovered just how powerful these new vehicles will be.

From motorboats to shopping carts, Epic Games’ popular battle royale has seen a fair share of vehicles come and go over the seasons and a new addition could be on the horizon.

Recent leaks appear to have confirmed the existence of a helicopter in Fortnite’s files, revealing various functions and statistics. However, new information has revealed just how devastating the upcoming vehicle could be at launch.

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Shopping Cart’s were a popular addition throughout Fortnite’s rise to popularity in 2018.

While prominent Fortnite dataminers already unearthed the fact that helicopters will soar into battle with 1,500 HP and boosters to give a bump in speed, we now know exactly how much damage the vehicle is capable of dealing as well.

Revealed on March 3 by French Fortnite leaker ‘Yanteh and later translated by fellow community member ‘FNBRHQ,’ helicopters will be capable of dealing damage in numerous ways once they appear on the map.

When crashing into enemy structures for instance, the vehicle will instantly deal 150 damage, whereas the explosion from a damaged helicopter will deal a whopping 450 damage to buildings.

Crashing directly into opposing players could be absolutely devastating. While you’ll only deal 20 damage to enemies if you’re traveling at the minimum speed, ramping up a notch will allow you to deal a full 100 damage per swoop with the aerial vehicle.

Similar to the X-4 Stormwing that was vaulted in Season Eight, whenever you see a helicopter in the sky, you’ll know that it’s capable of wiping out not only your structures, but your entire squad if the pilot is on point.

Having notoriously implemented a number of absurdly powerful vehicles in the past, including the highly controversial B.R.U.T.E. mech that was disabled after ample criticism, Epic could be setting themselves up for another divisive addition if the helicopter is deemed too strong.

There’s no set date as to when the vehicle may appear in Fortnite, but given the amount of information that has leaked throughout the past few updates, their addition could be imminent

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Will the new aerial vehicles be just as devastating as previous additions?

While previous aerial vehicles were seen as more of an annoyance than anything else, perhaps the developers at Epic have finally figured out a way to keep helicopters balanced and ensure the game doesn’t grow too frustrating as a result.

Additional leaks in the latest Fortnite updates have also unveiled a number of powerful weapons set to make their mark in the near future as well.


How to do secret Cleanse Tanks & Escape Fortnite Season 4 challenges

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Season 4 might be new, but an old enemy, the infamous gnome, is up to his usual antics. This means there are more secret challenges to complete. Here’s how to do them.

Fortnite’s secret challenges might be a small addition, but they’re welcome ones that keep players on their toes. It’s always nice to get one-up on that pesky gnome, but more importantly, players receive a decent amount of experience for completing them.

Fortnite Season 4 introduced a lot of new things, but it also added two new more secret challenges. They offer a modest 10,000 experience each, which makes them a nice way to boost your level. 

If you want to complete them but aren’t willing to invest the time and patience to figure it all out, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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Fortnite Season 4’s Secret Challenges all revolve around this pesky gnome.

Cleanse Tanks

The first challenge is located in Slurpy Swamp, and it’s very easy to do. 

  • Naturally, the first step is to make your way over to Slurpy Swamp.
  • Once you’re there, make your way to the main building and look for the two large tanks lying around.
  • You’ll notice that their tops are missing, which is intentional.
  • Jump inside and take a dip to cleanse them. It’s as simple as that.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The tanks are side-by-side, although they’ll look more green and gnarly compared to the picture above.


Luckily, the second challenge is in Slurpy Swamp as well. However, it’s a little trickier to spot than the first.

  • First, head to the northern side of the main building. It’s the same one you were in for the previous challenge.
  • Next, look for a wall with a conveniently-placed hole.
  • The insufferable gnome who has been playing games with us this whole time will be hidden inside. 
  • To draw him out, all you need to do is walk up towards him. If you get close enough, he’ll panic and launch himself into the distance.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The gnome in question standing next to his escape route.

That’s all there is to it. If you managed to complete them both, you’ll find yourself 20,000 experience points closer to a higher level.

Many players tend to stumble upon these challenges and finish them without even realizing it. However, others aren’t so lucky, and while they aren’t necessarily hard to do, they can be a pain to find.

Who knows where we’ll run into that pesky gnome next, but it’s inevitable that we will again in when the next series of challenges have been released.

Until then, you might want to go back and finish any of the others you’ve missed.