Fortnite map changes coming soon as Mega Mall Rift Beacon activates

Published: 11/Aug/2019 15:48 Updated: 12/Aug/2019 14:22

by Daniel Cleary


New Fortnite map changes are expected to take place in Mega Mall after another Rift Beacon was added to the game and activated. 

Fortnite Battle Royale is known for its ever-changing landscape as Epic Games have made it a priority of theirs to keep the game fresh with regular updates for players to enjoy.

Season X of Fortnite has seen many map changes such as the return of the original Dusty Depot to the game, and with the addition of the Rift Beacons many more are expected to take place.

epic gamesSeason X has already brought many map changes such as the addition of Tilted Twon.

Since the mysterious orb in Loot Lake exploded, there has been changes to the map almost weekly such as the most recent addition of Tilted Town which replaced the newly-built Neo Tilted from Season 9.

Many believe the next change on the list within Fortnite is expected to take place at Mega Mall after an image was shared by popular YouTuber Ali-A highlighting a new Rift Beacon which was added next to the building.

A new feature is now in Mega Mall, said Ali-A, before telling fans to expect a map change soon, “Expect a similar change to Mega Mall as we saw to Neo Tilted last week!”

The YouTuber then predicted that it could be likely that Epic Games will implement new changes to the map weekly for the duration of Season X, “Looks likely that we could see a location change every week this season, which is cool.”

Many fans are disappointed to possibly see the departure of Mega Mall which has been one of the more popular locations on the map since its introduction to Fortnite.

If Ali-A’s predictions about the the weekly changes comes true then players could be left with a completely different map when it comes towards the season’s end.

It’s now activated! (August 12)

Fortnite Battle Royale fans can now see that the Rift Beacon at Mega Mall has been activated, which – judging by what happened when the same thing occurred at NEO Tilted – could spell the end for Mega Mall as we know it. Let’s take a look. 

Reddit, u/cartoonILRift Beacon has been activated at Mega Mall in Fortnite.

What this means at this stage is unknown, but it’s highly likely that we could see a change to the destination in the near future – so keep your eyes peeled for when it kicks into gear. 

With the return of Moisty Mire, Anarchy Acres, and a number of previous locations apparently coming back some time soon, there’s no doubt that fans could see something appear here shortly. Or, perhaps something along the lines of Tilted Town. 

Last updated on August 12, 2019 at 10:08 (EST). 


How to get Fortnite’s Predator skin: Everything we know so far

Published: 13/Jan/2021 15:37

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite has been teasing the arrival of a Predator skin throughout Season 5, so we’re looking into all the leaks and rumors about when the character will arrive on The Island.

Season 5 of Fortnite has introduced a number of exciting crossover skins to tie in with its ‘bounty hunter’ theme, including The Mandalorian, God of War’s Kratos, and Halo’s Master Chief. So what’s next? Well, all signs are pointing to Predator.

The terrifying character first appeared in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hit 1987 movie Predator and went on to spawn a massive franchise of sequels and spin-offs. He’s easily one of the most recognizable characters in movie history.

Predator is coming to Fortnite
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Predator is coming to Fortnite in Season 5.

It now seems inevitable that Predator will be landing in Fortnite before Season 5 is over, and fans are pretty hyped for his arrival. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming skin so far.

When is Predator coming to Fortnite?

We don’t yet have an exact date when the Predator skin will be released in the game, but it’s definitely coming very soon. There have been plenty of hints already given throughout Season 5, including the alien warrior’s logo appearing on a door.

The recent Fortnite v15.20 update introduced Predator’s ship to the jungle-inspired point of interest Stealthy Stronghold, suggesting the hunter has already landed on The Island and is waiting to make his grand entrance.

Fortnite Predator ship
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Predator’s ship crash-landed into Stealthy Stronghold after the v15.20 update.

Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021, so Predator will definitely arrive before then. Players will need to be given some time to unlock the skin, so it’s likely he’ll arrive in late January or early February.

The Predator skin is also expected to be an NPC on the map. He’ll serve a similar purpose as The Mandalorian NPC, acting as an interactive boss that attacks players on sight and defends some very desirable loot.

How to unlock Predator secret skin in Fortnite

Following the v15.20 update, players who have purchased the Season 5 Battle Pass will be able to see a new Mystery Rewards section, which is probably going to be where the Predator skin will be unlocked.

There are currently three Predator-related rewards on display – a banner icon, an icon, and graffiti – and they will be unlocked as players complete a new series of Jungle Hunter Quests.

Fortnite Jungle Hunter quests PredatorFortnite players will need to complete Jungle Hunter Quests to unlock Predator.

Six more Mystery Rewards in the lineup are currently unidentified. We’d expect these to be filled out by the Predator’s set of cosmetics, which will probably include a glider, back bling, and a pickaxe at the least.

Interestingly, several Fortnite leakers have claimed that the Predator skin will come with two variations: Mask On and Mask Off. If this is true, the skin will no doubt become a favorite among players.

We’ll keep this article updated as soon as details of the Jungle Hunter Quests and how to unlock the Predator skin are revealed, so be sure to check back soon.