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Is an all-new military location coming soon to Fortnite?

Published: 10/Apr/2019 10:55 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 12:14

by David Purcell

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Epic Games are known for keeping Fortnite Battle Royale players on their toes with the amount of new content that’s added on a regular basis, and the game’s v8.30 content update might well have given away the next major change.

Clues in the v8.30 Fortnite update

Military buildings have been added to Fortnite’s Creative mode in the latest patch, increasing the chances of the developer introducing an army-themed point of interest to the map in the near future.

Those who have jumped into Creative will be aware that there’s already a plethora of themed buildings in the mode already, whether it be general housing that’s been in the game since day one, or more thematic builds like those seen at Lucky Landing.

Eagle-eyed Fortnite fans will have also noticed another potential clue. A helicopter is currently moving from place to place as well. With the introduction of military buildings, coupled by the mysterious chopper – which may finally stop at the destination where Epic decide to build a military base – it does look very likely that an army themed point of interest is in the works. 

Epic GamesFortnite already has a number of army-themed skins, such as the Munitions Major outfit.

When is a military location coming to Fortnite?

While it’s merely speculation at this stage, there’s a good chance that Epic could be looking towards Season 9 to implement the next drastic change to the map, or – depending on the planned scale of a military section – it could arrive in some capacity during Season 8.

There’s also a chance that community creators could use military buildings as part of their submissions to be added to The Block. However, if something is in the works for a themed area of the map, this is potentially the most unlikely route.

Epic GamesWill military buildings appear first on The Block in Fortnite?

What could a military location replace in Fortnite?

The Fortnite map has experienced some huge changes in Season 8, particularly in the north and northeast sections, with the introduction of a Volcano, Sunny Steps, Lazy Lagoon, as well as other locations.

However, there are some areas that might well have served their purpose. The likes of Frosty Flights – which was seemingly built for planes – doesn’t quite fit in anymore, since X-4 Stormwings were vaulted at the start of the season, on February 28.

Another location that a military base could replace in Fortnite is the desert biome, where there’s a lot of open space, or possibly even in the region of Junk Junction and Haunted Hills.

Screengrab from Loot LakeFrosty Flights could be the next to be removed from Fortnite Battle Royale. Will a military base appear here?

Fortnite’s military buildings

Military buildings were added to Creative mode on April 10 and we will update this article shortly with first-look images of the designs, as well as some more details. 

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.