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Epic Games confirm big changes coming to Fortnite’s Campfires

Published: 23/Jan/2019 15:53 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 16:14

by Matt Porter

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Epic Games have announced that some major adjustments will be made to Cozy Campfires in Fortnite in a future update to the game.

The game already has an item called the Cozy Campfire, which players can place down on a flat surface and use to regenerate health. The item heals any player who is standing around it, and will last for a maximum of 25 seconds before it burns out.

In the comments of a post on the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit, an Epic Games employee with the username EpicRook confirmed that the developers had been looking at the Cozy Campfire item, and would be adding new features regarding the item in the future.

Cozy Campfires are used to heal players who have taken damage.

In the comment, EpicRook stated that they plan to “extend campfire gameplay further by allowing players to interact with the existing campfires found throughout the environment.”

Players will simply interact with a campfire to light it, with the campfire acting like the normal Cozy Campfire from that point on. Any campfire that has already been lit cannot be used again, with EpicRook confirming that they will be added new art to make it clear whether the campfire has been activated or not.

EpicRook also stated that more campfires would be added to the Fortnite environment, giving players a greater opportunity to utilize these items.

The announcement of the change was met with praise on the Fortnite subreddit, with many stating that they liked the idea of the environment in the game becoming more interactive.

There’s currently no official information as to when the changes to the campfires will be implemented, but with Epic Games releasing weekly updates to Fortnite, it’s possible we may see them as early as next week.

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When is Lachlan’s Fortnite skin coming out? Epic confirms release date

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular YouTuber Lachlan Power is the next Fortnite star to be added to the game, and Epic Games have now confirmed just when the upcoming Icon Series skin will be available. Here’s what you need to know.

Since Fortnite first exploded in popularity in 2017, there have been a few streamers and YouTubers who have become known for creating content around the game and bringing the battle royale title to the next level.

Epic previously announced that they would be rewarding some of these stars with their very own in-game skins bundles, and among the few confirmed was Australian YouTuber Lachlan Power.

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Lachlan will be the third creator to get an Icon Series set.

When will Lachlan’s Icon Series skin be released?

With the likes of Ninja and fellow Aussie Loserfruit being first to receive skins in the Icon Series, Lachlan is now next in line to receive these new cosmetics.

In their latest blog post, Epic Games confirmed that Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive in the Fortnite item shop on November 12 at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET/ 11PM GMT/ 9AM AEST.

“Lachlan is the third creator to join the Icon Series from among the Fortnite community, following streamers Ninja and Loserfruit.” they announced, before confirming the next creator to be added, “Entering the Icon Series next will be Spanish creator TheGrefg.”

Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive with a new tournament that players can compete in, to unlock the skin for free. The YouTuber will also be competing in the event and giving fans the first look at the bundle, which includes an outfit, back bling, emote, and a pickaxe.

As of now, little has been shared about the upcoming tournament but Epic has revealed it to be “one-of-a-kind” with more information to follow before the event.

“Been dreaming of this day ever since I fell in love with the game back in 2017,” Lachlan reacted, revealing his excitement for the upcoming skin release, “official reveal of the skin coming soon.”

The official reveal of this skin is currently expected to be shared on November 1, and the next Fortnite star for the icon series will be Spanish star TheGrefg, although it is unclear just when he will receive a skin bundle.