Tilted Towers finally destroyed in Loot Lake rune event, Drum Gun unvaulted - Dexerto

Tilted Towers finally destroyed in Loot Lake rune event, Drum Gun unvaulted

Published: 4/May/2019 19:28 Updated: 4/May/2019 19:44

by Eli Becht


Fortnite Battle Royale’s much-anticipated Rune event concluded with the destruction of Retail Row and Tilted Towers, along with players voting for the return of a previous vaulted weapon – the Drum Gun.

The event kicked off with the Loot Lake bunker opening up and allowing players to jump in. Once they did that they were able to beat on one of six different runes which would end up bringing the Drum Gun back into the game.

Once the voting was finished players were teleported back into the regular map where they got to watch the volcano lay waste to popular points of interest.

Titled Towers and Retail Row decimated

The volcano erupted and sent projectiles towards Retail Row first, completely laying waste to it. Now when you load in you’ll see it’s a complete shell of itself.

For those who were waiting on Epic to destroy Tilted Towers, that was also done as pretty much nothing remains of the once bustling location.

Both of these locations were very popular drop spots so it’ll be interesting to see how this event affects the World Cup qualifiers.

However, players doing their qualifier matches might have something more deadly to look forward to.

For better or worse, the Drum Gun is back.

Players bring back the Drum Gun

The return of the Drum Gun was voted on by players for a return, but that doesn’t mean that everyone was happy with the decision. which was a very controversial move.

When the Drum Gun was first introduced into the game it was deemed to be too powerful and was removed (or ‘vaulted’).

Epic Games announced the Drum Gun will not appear in this weekend’s qualifiers but it sounds like we can expect to see it next week.

With its return, it’s likely the meta could shift again and that could have major consequences moving forward.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.