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Shopping Carts Back in Fortnite Battle Royale – Confirmed By Epic Games

Published: 26/Jun/2018 14:28 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson

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Despite being disabled again recently, it looks like shopping carts have made a return to Fortnite Battle Royale, as players have reported spotting them in matches.

Fortnite developer Epic Games has had to enable and disable the carts three times since they were initially launched, due to a number of issues including being able to get under the map using them.

On the most recent occasion, the carts were only enabled again for a matter of hours, before quickly being vaulted again.

However, this week’s challenges (week 9), indicated that the carts would be making their return, as one of the tasks is to ride a shopping cart.

The shopping carts were previously spotted by a number of players who then posted to social media before Epic Games made an announcement. But the official Fortnite Twitter account has now confirmed that they have been re-enabled.

Top Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A was one of the first to post an image showing him pushing a cart in-game, just in time for this week’s challenges.

Other users on social media have reported the same, although it was not clear initially if they were available fully to all players in all playlists.

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Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton

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Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.