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Strange Fortnite map change may hint at removal of Pleasant Park

Published: 13/Jan/2020 13:17

by Matt Porter


Fortnite fans who have visited Pleasant Park may have noticed a major change to the area, with some players suggesting that it could spell the end for one of the game’s most popular locations.

The first season of Fortnite’s second chapter is rapidly coming to a close, with the second season set to kick off in early February. With the new season, and likely a major update starting to creep closer, fans of Epic’s popular battle royale title are earnestly searching for any clues as to what may come next, and some believe that Pleasant Park isn’t long for this world after some players saw a different version of the location while playing the game.

The town, which has been part of Fortnite since the very beginning, was covered in snow over the festive period, but when the cold finally cleared and it all melted, Pleasant Park had a significantly different look compared to the other named locations in the game.

Epic GamesPleasant Park may disappear if some rumors are to be believed.

Following the melting of the snow, some Fortnite fans spotted an odd change at Pleasant Park, with much of the location covered in dust or dirt. Large parts of the road that cuts through the town, alongside with areas of grass and the pavements were no longer visible, while only a couple of parking spots and road markings were visible through the covering.

This change first appeared on Friday, January 10, spotted by a Twitter user named LuTrex, with the picture going viral, receiving thousands of likes and hundreds of comments from people speculating about what it could mean.

At the time of writing, the dust only appears randomly for some players, with many reporting that they hadn’t seen it at all.

With hype about Season 2 already starting to build, many believe that this is a sign that Pleasant Park will disappear, although nothing has been confirmed by developers Epic Games. Some believe that it may just be a visual glitch, something that leaker HYPEX admits could be a possibility, but many have pointed out the timing of this situation starting, appearing soon after the removal of the snow, and towards the end of the new season.

Whether Pleasant Park will finally disappear from the map remains to be seen, but Fortnite fans will definitely be keeping an eye on the legendary location in the build-up to the new season.


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

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce


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.