Year: 2020

Fortnite New Years Event 2020 / 2021: When and what time is the new years event

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Fortnite new years event to end 2020 and celebrate 2021.

Epic Games released the Fortnite Christmas event, Operation Snowdown, two weeks ago. Players have been able to get two free Fortnite skins, Snowmando and Frost Squad, as well as a handful of other cosmetics including back blings, loading screens, wraps, gliders, pickaxes and more.

The rewards for the Christmas events towards the new year are always themed for the new year. Yesterday, players could unlock the confetti new years-themed wrap by stoking a campfire two times.

Confetti Fortnite Wrap
Confetti Fortnite Wrap

Although there aren’t any new challenges for the Fortnite new years, Epic Games always add in a small Fortnite event to celebrate the new year. It’s pretty much identical each year with the obvious change to the year that’s displayed at the end. Here’s everything you need to know about the Fortnite new years event for the end of 2020.

Fortnite New Years Event 2021 Time

If you’re wondering when the Fortnite new years event is, it happens every hour leading up to 2021. When it’s a new hour, the Fortnite new years event for 2021 will begin. You’ll see a disco ball emerge from the sky, a bunch of fireworks will go off, and you’ll be forced to dance.

new years Fortnite 2020 2021
new years Fortnite 2020 2021

It does get quite frustrating when you’re in the middle of a battle, but you’re forced to dance for 10 seconds or more while the Fortnite new years event happens. You won’t be able to use your weapons or pickaxe during the event. There is a countdown in the sky before it takes place along with a sound queue, so hopefully it’ll give you enough warning you’re about to dance your way into the new year.

Here’s some images of the Fortnite new years event for 2021:

Fortnite New Years event 2021
Fortnite New Years event 2021

Here’s to hoping 2021 will be much better than 2020. Stay safe.

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Fortnite: Dig up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park

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Here is where you can dig up all the Fortnite Gnomes in Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park.

New challenges are released every week in Fortnite Battle Royale for players to complete for XP, which will help in levelling up in this Seasons Battle Pass. There are two types of challenges that are released every week; Epic and Legendary. The Epic challenges are the weekly challenges that can be completed at any time during this season and grants players 20,000 XP upon completion. There is one Legendary challenge that is also released every week, but is only available of seven days before being replaced. This challenge has five stages and completing each stage will award you with XP.

There are seven new Epic Challenges for players to complete each week and one of the challenges for week 5 is to Dig up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park. You can see the location of all the Gnomes below.

Fortnite -Dig up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park
Fortnite -Dig up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park

Fortnite – Dig up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park

The challenge tells you in which places the Gnomes are located. Pleasant Park is a named location on the map, but Fort Crumpet is a Landmark. You can find Fort Crumpet northwest of Sweaty Sands, southwest of Coral Castle and we have marked this landmark on the map below:

Fortnite Fort Crumpet Map Location
Fortnite Fort Crumpet Map Location

Dig up Gnomes in Fort Crumpet

There are two Gnomes in Fort Crumpet. The first can be found inside on west side, as seen in the mini map below:

The second one can be found north of the Landmark, as seen below:

Dig up Gnomes in Pleasant Park

There are also two Gnomes in Pleasant Park and the first Gnome can be found in near the middle of Pleasant Park but the tree:

You will find another Gnome north of the POI, by the fence:

Once you have completed this challenge, you will be awarded 20,000 XP. Let us know in the comments below if you find any more Gnomes.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Challenges / Quests Leaked

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Here are all of the leaked Fortnite Week 5 Challenges that will be released tomorrow.

New challenges are released every week in Fortnite Battle Royale and the challenges this season grant players 20,000 XP upon completion to help you to level up in this Seasons Battle Pass. There are a total of seven Epic challenges released every week and also a Legendary challenge, that has five different stages to complete.

Completing each stage of the Legendary challenge will award you with XP, but you will only have seven days in which you can complete it before it is replaced. These challenges cannot be completed after they have been removed, so you will want to complete these first.

Fortnite Chests
Fortnite Chests

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges Leaked

Here are all of the Fortnite Week 5 challenges that will be released tomorrow, Thursday 31st December, at 2pm GMT:

  • Find the buried Blue Coin in Retail Row (1)
  • Dig up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park (1)
  • Search chests or ammo crates (15)
  • Collect Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and and Holly Hedges (1)
  • Bury Gnomes in Pleasant Park or Retail Row (2)
  • Deal damage within 10 seconds of resurfacing from sand (1,000)
  • Deal damage while crouched (500)
Fortnite Week 5 Deal Damage While Crouched
Fortnite Week 5 Deal Damage While Crouched

A few of the challenges this week involve Gnomes and we will be covering the location of these Gnomes when the challenges are available to complete tomorrow. We will also be showing the exact location of the Blue Coin in Retail Row to help you to complete this challenge as soon as possible. The other challenge are fairly easy to complete and could be completed by playing normal Fortnite Battle Royale games.

Fortnite Week 5 Legendary Challenge

The Legendary challenge for this week can be seen below:

  •  Eliminate 10 Guards (10/20/30/40/50)
Fortnite Guards
Fortnite Guards

The numbers in the brackets indicate the amount of Guards you will need to eliminate to complete each stage. This challenge is straightforward to complete but it may be difficult to find the guards. Remember, it will only be available for one week, so make sure you complete it as soon as possible to get as much XP you can this season to progress in level.

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Campfire Locations in Fortnite Season 5 – Stoke A Campfire

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Here’s the campfire locations in Fortnite season 5 in order to complete the Stoke two campfires Operation Snowdown challenge.

It’s almost been two weeks since the launch of Operation Snowdown. The Christmas went live on Friday, 18th December. Unfortunately for those that played Fortnite during Winterfest, this years event was a downgrade from last years event in some respects.

There weren’t as many LTMs being rotated into play, there wasn’t any item or weapon being unvaulted for 24 hours. The biggest disappointment for me comes from the fact that Epic Games decided not to add the Winterfest Cabin back, or something similar for Operation Snowdown.

Fortnite Winterfest Christmas Event
Fortnite Winterfest Christmas Event

The Winterfest Cabin allowed players to open up a different gift each day as well as get XP from the fireplace, and unlock a new challenge by checking the Christmas stocking. For the most part, the cosmetics from Winterfest was far better than what we got this year. The only rewards that were better this year were the free Snowmando and Frost Squad skins.

However, today’s free cosmetic reward is one of the best this year. The reward is the Confetti Wrap that you’ll be able to unlock when you stoke a campfire twice. Here are the campfire locations in Fortnite chapter 2 season 5.

Campfires in Fortnite Season 5 All Locations

Every new season of Fortnite come with a number of map changes. These changes cause spawn locations for vehicles, gas stations, and campfires to change. Here are all the campfire locations in Fortnite season 5:

In order to complete the stoke a campfire Operation Snowdown challenge as quickly as possible, you’ll want to land where there’s two campfires close to one another as you can complete the challenge in one match.

You’ll need to remember to have thirty wood in order to stoke a campfire, which you can do once you’re lit the campfire. You can also use the one campfire, let the fire die out, and light and stoke the campfire again.

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Chiller Launcher Fortnite: Where and how to find and get The Big Chill Launcer

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Here’s how and where to get/find the Chiller Launcher in Fortnite chapter 2 season 5 in order to complete the ‘Use Chiller Launcher to apply icy feet to opponents’ challenge.

Epic Games launched the Fortnite Christmas event for 2020, Operation Snowdown, almost two weeks ago now. We’ve had a new challenge and cosmetic reward release each day along with new and old LTMs rotating into the playlist.

When the event launched, Epic Games unvaulted several winter-themed Fortnite items, some of which have had some changes made to them. The chiller grenade was added back without any changes from the last time it was unvaulted.

X-4 Stormwing planes were added back with a fuel tank along with presents with a slight cosmetic change. The snowball launcher was completely reworked for Operation Snowdown. The launcher no longer deals any damage but will instead apply ice to an opponents feet.

The Chiller Launcher is also known as ‘the big chill’ and has a fire rate of 0.75, a magazine size of 6, and a reload time of 2.7 seconds. Although it deals no damage upon impact as already mentioned, it still takes rocket ammo.

The Big Chill Chiller Launcher Fortnite
The Big Chill Chiller Launcher Fortnite

Today is the last Operation Snowdown challenge we’ll get and it requires players to use Chiller Launcher to apply icy feet to opponents. Here’s how to complete the challenge as quickly as possible.

Where to find Chiller Launcher in Fortnite Season 5 (The Big Chill spawn locations)

The Chiller Launcher in Fortnite (The Big Chill) is an exotic weapon which means you won’t be able to obtain the Fortnite chiller launcher from chests, floor loot, or supply drops. In fact, you can only get other exotic weapons by purchasing them from specific characters on the map.

However, the big chill chiller launcher can be obtained by purchasing it from the Snowmando NPC found around the map or from presents. However, as presents are fairly rare to find, if you want to complete this challenge as quickly as possible, you might want to head to Snowmando and purchase it for 400 gold bars.

You’ll find Snowmando located at every Snowmando outpost found on the map. There’s five locations outlined below.

All Snowmando Outposts Locations Fortnite Map
All Snowmando Outposts Locations Fortnite Map

Use Chiller Launcher to apply icy feet to opponents Fortnite

In order to finish this challenge as quickly as possible, you’ll want to head into a Team Rumble game. Once you find a Fortnite Chiller Launcher in a present or purchasing it from Snowmando, you’ll want to get into the middle of the map and start shooting at opponents using the chiller launcher.

Due to the respawn system and the amount of players per team, it’s much faster to complete most challenges requiring the use of weapons. Also, it should be much easier to gather the rocket ammo required from eliminated opponents in team rumble.

If you’re on the receiving end of the chiller launcher, you’ll want to jump into water to remove the ice affect applied or you can wait out the fifteen seconds the ice affect has.

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Lever Action Rifle Fortnite: How and where to get a Lever Action Rifle and deal 100 damage

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Lever Action Rifle in Fortnite in order to complete the deal damage with lever action rifle challenge.

The last major Fortnite update was v15.10. The update includes the Christmas Fortnite event, Operation Snowdown. However, the event didn’t go live until three days after the update on Friday.

Not only did the v15.10 Fortnite update include the Christmas event, but it included a few new Fortnite weapons. There were two new exotic weapons that were added which can only be acquired by purchasing them from certain NPCs on the Fortnite map.

New Fortnite Western Shotgun Weapon Leaked Season 5
New Fortnite Western Shotgun Weapon Leaked Season 5

There was also a normal weapon added which was teased by Epic as the Cowboy repeater rifle. However, in the game, it’s called the Lever Action Rifle. Here’s what you need to know about the the Lever Action Rifle in Fortnite including how to find one.

Lever Action Rifle Fortnite

The Lever Action Rifle comes in three different rarities with one unused variant. The current available variants are common, rare, and epic. The weapon deals 52, 55, and 58 damage respectively.

It has a fire rare of 1.25 across all rarities and has a reload time of 6.6/6.0/5.7 with a magazine size of 9.

Lever Action Rifle Stats
Lever Action Rifle Stats

Where to get the Lever Action Rifle in Fortnite

The common lever action rifle can be found from chests and floor loot. The rare version can also be found from chests and floor loot and the epic version can be found from chest, rare chests, and supply drop but not as floor loot.

Today’s Operation Snowdown Fortnite challenge requires players to deal 100 damage with the Lever Action Rifle. This is a straightforward and easy to complete challenge. It’s best to complete this challenge in Team Rumble as you’ll have a bit more time to loot without getting into a fight in comparison to a normal game mode.

Lever Action Rifle
Lever Action Rifle

Due to the nature of Team Rumble and the respawning of players, it makes it much easier to deal damage with the Lever Action Rifle. Once the challenge is completed, you’ll unlock the Fish Fest Emoticon.

Fish Fest Emoticon Fortnite
Fish Fest Emoticon Fortnite

There’s only one Fortnite Operation Snowdown challenge left that’ll unlock tomorrow at 2 PM GMT (9 AM EST). Players will have until January 5th, 2021 to complete these challenges before they’re gone for good.

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Fortnite: Holiday Trees, Snowmando Outposts, Nutcracker Statues All Locations

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Here’s all the Fortnite locations for the holiday trees, Snowmando Outposts, and Nutcracker Statues for the Operation Snowdown challenges.

It’s almost been two weeks since Epic Games released the Fortnite Christmas event for this year, Operation Snowdown. In my opinion, Winterfest 2019 was the better Christmas event with players being able to unwrap presents in the Winterfest Cabin and unlock new challenge by searching the Christmas Stockings over the fireplace.

However, the majority of the player base agree that the free skins this year are better than last year. Players can unlock the Snowmando and Frost Squad skins this year by completing nine challenges for Snowmando and twelve for Frost Squad.

Snowmando Fortnite Skin
Snowmando Fortnite Skin

Most of the challenges are straightforward and easily to complete, but a few of them require knowing where objects or locations are placed on the Fortnite map. Below you’ll find a guide for the following Operation Snowdown challenges:

  • Visit different Snowmando Outposts
  • Dance at different Holiday trees
  • Destroy Nutcracker Statues

Visit Different Snowmando Outposts Fortnite Locations

There’s a total of five Fortnite Snowmando Outposts and each Snowmando outpost has three X-4 Stormwing Plane spawns. If you drop at one Snowmando Fortnite outpost, you can use the plane to fly to the other outposts. Here’s all the Snowmando Outposts in Fortnite season 5:

All Snowmando Outposts Locations Fortnite Map
All Snowmando Outposts Locations Fortnite Map

Dance at different Holiday trees (All Fortnite Holiday Trees Locations)

There’s a total of six different Fortnite holiday trees in Fortnite season 5. You’ll need to dance at five different holiday trees in order to complete the challenge. Here’s a map of all six Fortnite Christmas holiday trees thanks to Games Radar.

Holiday Trees Fortnite All Locations
Holiday Trees Fortnite All Locations

Destroy Nutcracker Statues All Fortnite Locations

There’s more than fifteen Nutcracker Statues around the Fortnite season 5 map. You’ll usually find a couple in one location. Fortnite Nutcracker Statues can be found in Retail Row, Holly Hedges, Pleasant Park, Salty Towers, Sweaty Sands, Lazy Lake, and most of the Snowmando outposts.

Fortnite Destroy Nutcracker Statues

However, your best bet is to land at Retail Row as one of the stores has three different Nutcracker Statues to destroy. You could also land at the Snowmando Outpost south of Catty Corner, destroy the three Nutcracker Statues that are there, and then fly to Retail Row to complete the challenge in one match.

Here’s all the Nutcracker Statue Fortnite Locations on the map:

All Nutcracker Statues Fortnite Locations Map
All Nutcracker Statues Fortnite Locations Map

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Fortnite Operation Snowdown Challenges / Quests & Rewards Yet To Be Released

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Here’s all the Fortnite Operation Snowdown challenges / quests and rewards that are yet to be released.

Epic Games released the Fortnite Operation Snowdown Christmas event last Friday and we’ve had a new challenge to complete each day. Once a challenge is completed, players unlock a new Christmas-themed cosmetic along with getting 10,000 season 5 xp.

On Christmas, players could unlock the Snowmando Fortnite skin by completing nine challenges. In two days time, players will be able to unlock the Frost Squad skin once twelve challenges have been completed.

So far, players have been tasked with catching Snowy Floppers, dancing at different holiday trees, destroying nutcracker statues, visiting different Snowmando Outposts, travelling 5k meters in a Stormwing plane and more.

From these challenges, players have been rewarded with a skin, pickaxe, back blings, emoticons, loading screens, wraps and gliders. Here’s the remaining Operation Snowdown Fortnite challenges and rewards.

Fortnite Operation Snowdown Challenges

Here are the remaining Operation Snwodown Fortnite challenges / quests:

  • Deal damage with Lever Action Rifle (100)
  • Hide inside a Sneaky Snowmando in different matches (3)
  • Stoke a campfire (2)
  • Use Chiller Launcher to apply icy feet to opponents (10)

A new challenge will go live today at 2 PM GMT (9 AM ET). The challenge will require players to hide inside a Sneaky Snowmando in three different matches. The reward for the challenge will be a fishstick spray.

Remaining Operation Snowdown Quests Rewards

The best reward that we have left is the Frost Squad Fortnite skin. Here’s all the other rewards left:

  • Snowblaster emoticon
  • Winter Wing Glider
  • Frosty Globes Pickaxe (Harvesting Tool)
  • Confetti Wrap
  • Merry Fishmas Spray
Confetti Fortnite Wrap
Confetti Fortnite Wrap

Players have until January 5th, 2021 to complete all of the Operation Snowdown Fortnite challenges. We should see a few more Christmas skins enter the item shop before the Christmas event ends along with more LTMs making a return.

There’ll be a small Fortnite New Years event which we get every year in Fortnite. We’ll be posting leaks for the event soon.

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Epic Games Store Free Games List December 2020 & Leaks

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Here’s the list of Epic Games store free games in December 2020 along with any leaks of what games will be available for free.

Epic Games have provided Fortnite players with a number of free cosmetic over the last couple of years during collaborations and events including this years Fortnite Operation Snowdown Christmas event.

Players are able to unlock a free cosmetic each day by completing a challenge. Rewards including sprays, loading screens, gliders, wraps, and the Snowmando and Frost Squad skins.

Epic Games also have a holiday sale which will see deals of up to 75% of certain titles available in the Epic store. Similar to last year, Epic are also providing players with free games for fifteen days.

A new free game will be available on the Epic Games store and players have 24 hours to redeem the free game before it rotates out for another one. Here’s a list of the free games that have already been made available in the Epic Games store in December along with the leaked list of free games that’ll be available until the event ends.

Metro 2033
Metro 2033

Epic Games Store Free Games List (December)

  • December 17th – Cities Skylines
  • December 18th – Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty
  • December 19th – The Long Dark
  • December 20th – Defense Grid The Awakening
  • December 21st – Alien Isolation
  • December 22nd – Metro 2033
  • December 23rd – Tropico 5
  • December 24th – Inside
  • December 25th – Darkest Dungeon
  • December 26th – My Time in Portia

Here’s the list of games that are yet to be released for free in the Epic Games store:

  • December 27th – Night in the Woods
  • December 28th – Stranded Deep
  • December 29th – Solitarica
  • December 20th – Torchlight II
  • December 31st – Jurassic World Evolution

As with all leaks, there’s a chance they could be incorrect, but the list of free games was leaked before the event began and they’ve all been right thus far.

We’ll update this when a new free game is released.

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