Time-saving Fortnite Season 3 exploit lets you quickly upgrade weapons - Dexerto

Time-saving Fortnite Season 3 exploit lets you quickly upgrade weapons

Published: 29/Jun/2020 7:02 Updated: 29/Jun/2020 7:37

by Brad Norton


Upgrading weapons in Fortnite Season 3 takes more than just your building materials, as it often takes quite a big amount of time away from looting. However, a new trick can help speed up the process.

Bumping your lower-tier weapons up to powerful Epic or Legendary gear can often be the deciding factor in close matchups. That little bit of extra damage could be just enough to close out an elimination and help secure a victory.

Unfortunately, Upgrade Benches can take quite a while to boost your weapons. Shifting from Epic to Legendary can take over 10 seconds alone. That is more than enough time for enemies to get closer and potentially take you out of the fight.

A newly discovered trick from ‘kewalts’ looks to rush through this timely process, however. Speeding the upgrades considerably and getting you back in the fight faster than ever before. Here’s how it all works.

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While standing at an Upgrade Bench and holding down your interact button, you’ll want to start on a lower-tier weapon to boost your higher-tier weapons. For instance, if your loadout consists of an Uncommon Shotgun and an Epic SMG, begin with the Shotgun in the Bench.

As this faster upgrade plays out, wait until the final moment before quickly swapping to your higher-tier weapon. If you execute this swap at the perfect time, your Epic SMG will turn into a Legendary in just a matter of seconds.

In fact, this method is 12 seconds faster than the standard means of upgrading. Shifting from Epic to Legendary will still use the same amount of building materials, however, so don’t expect to cheat the system in more ways than one.

This method works for every weapon type across the board. So long as you practice with the timing, you should be able to use the trick quite effectively in competitive games.

Fortnite characters shooting
Epic Games
Your whole squad could use this trick on repeat to quickly upgrade loadouts.

While the discovery was met with praise by the Fortnite community, there’s a good chance that it won’t be in-game for long. Obviously this is not an intended trick. It’s not necessarily ‘game-breaking’ like other issues in Season 3, though it does still impact the overall experience.

Epic Games is yet to comment on the matter, though it’s likely we see Upgrade Benches tweaked in the next update. Until then, be on the lookout for players upgrading their weapons faster than ever before.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.