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Poison Trap coming to Fortnite with v8.20 update

Published: 25/Mar/2019 20:26 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 21:43

by Eli Becht


With the upcoming v8.20 update in Fortnite, Epic Games is set to debut a ranked playlist and a new trap called the Poison Trap.

Epic Games announced a little bit of what players can look forward to with the upcoming v8.20 update of Fortnite via the in-game news section.

If players check the news in Fortnite, they will see that a new trap called the Poison Trap will be making its way to the game with the next update.

Fortnite has been in need of a new trap for quite some time now after the shock trap was removed, leaving just the floor trap in the game.

Eventually, Epic Games did allow for the floor trap to be placed on walls and ceilings but it’s clear there was still room for more variety in traps.

How will the Poison Trap work?

Fortnite is set to add a new trap finally.

It sounds like the Poison Trap will be pretty straight forward. If players step on the trap they will trigger it and become poisoned. 

This likely means a player will lose health over time at the poison does its damage. It’s unclear if there will be initial damage dealt by the trap or if it is all over time.

The patch notes will reveal a lot more about the trap when they release but we can probably get the overall idea from the description which reads:

“It’s a Poison Trap! Watch your step lest you trigger a trap!”

This trap isn’t the only exciting thing coming with the update however as Epic Games revealed a ranked playlist of sorts will be coming to Fortnite too.

Epic GamesFortnite hasn’t added a new trap in a while.

The new Arena Mode will be coming with update v8.20 and it sounds like it’ll be here to stay. 

Players will finally be able to get a taste of ranked action in Fortnite and that will surely mean good things for players of all skill levels.

The new update is scheduled for 5 am EST on March 27, which is when downtime will begin.

Downtime typically doesn’t last too long, so players shouldn’t have to worry about out of commission for too long.


When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
Epic Games
Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.