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Top 10 Vaulted Fortnite weapons or items that need to return



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Even though Fortnite weapons and items can be sent to the ‘Vault’ at any time by Epic Games, the developer has the opportunity to bring them back at any time.

Throughout the first year of Fortnite’s lifespan, Epic Games only decided to add a handful of weapons and items to the storied ‘Vault.’

Although, the Vault eventually grew to over 20 weapons and items, with the majority being added in last five months.

Since Epic Games has been known to bring some things back from the dead, we’ve come up with the top 10 weapons or items we’d like to see make a triumphant return.

1) Heavy Shotgun

The Heavy Shotgun was vaulted on January 29, 2019.

While the Heavy Shotgun entered Fortnite in a bit of an overpowered state on March 22, 2018, the weapon saw a number of balance changes that brought it in line with other shotguns in the game. As such, it quickly became one of the go-to shotguns for many players.

As long as Epic Games is able to keep this weapon balanced, there’s no reason it can’t make a return in the near future.

2) Bouncer

Bouncers were vaulted on September 27, 2018.

The Bouncer only saw the light of day for a few months before it was thrown into the vault, but it’s a decision that still haunts many Fortnite fans to this day.

Allowing for tons of mobility, Bouncers factored into many player’s strategies as it gave them the ability to easily make rotations in the late game, leading to plenty of high-octane finishes to games. Things simply haven’t been the same since the Bouncers got locked away.

3) Burst Assault Rifle

The Burst Assault Rifle was vaulted on January 8, 2019.

Despite being one of the original weapons that launched with Fortnite back in September 2017, every variant of the Burst Assault Rifle was vaulted over the course of three weeks in January 2019.

While the standard Assault Rifles are still available, the Burst had become the preferred weapon of many players over the course of Fortnite’s lifespan. As one of the main staples of Fortnite, it would be a shame if this weapon never made a return.

4) Grappler

The Grappler was vaulted on January 22, 2019.

Much like the Bouncer, Grapplers were frequently used in many player’s loadouts as it allowed players to (literally) reach new heights and increased the overall mobility of the game.

While there were balance issues and a pretty nasty bug that had been discovered in the days leading up to the item’s vaulting, this is one item that many would love to see return at some point down the line.

5) Drum Gun

The Drum Gun was vaulted on September 11, 2018.

The Drum Gun might have been a sore spot for many players prior to its vaulting, but given the increased prevalence of defensive play in the current Fortnite meta, bringing the Drum Gun back could lead to more aggressive playstyles.

The infamous weapon would surely need some fairly major tweaks to prevent it from returning to its previous overpowered state, but it could end up being a breath of fresh air for what’s becoming an increasingly frustrating meta for many players.

6) Light Machine Gun

The LMG was vaulted on September 27, 2018.

Now, it’s true that the LMG was quite a terror prior to being placed in the vault due to the fact that it could shred through structures with relative ease. With some tweaks, however, it could easily find a new place in the current Fortnite meta.

The best possible route to bringing this back would be to simply swap it with the Minigun, which hardly sees any use at the moment. Balancing the LMG to be a perfect middle ground between the Minigun and pre-vault LMG could give new life to the vaulted weapon.

7) Semi-Auto Sniper

The Semi-Auto Sniper was vaulted on November 1, 2018.

While some of the other sniper rifles in Fortnite Battle Royale frequently stole the show, there could certainly still be a place for the Semi-Auto.

One of the biggest issues with this particular sniper was that even a headshot didn’t deal enough damage to kill an enemy with full health and shields. This could be remedied if the weapon received a buff to its headshot multiplier that gave it enough power to overcome full shields.

The base damage could be left alone so as not to make it too strong, but a higher headshot multiplier could be just what is needed to bring glory to the rarely used Semi-Auto.

8) Submachine Gun

The Submachine Gun was vaulted on January 29, 2019.

Sure, the Compact SMG is still in the game, but given that it only comes in Epic and Legendary variants, it can be a bit hard to come by. Not only that, but the Suppressed SMG simply doesn’t perform as well as the classic SMG.

Since an SMG is mainly used for close-range gameplay, there’s not much need to be stealthy with a suppressed version of the weapon. Simply swapping out the Suppressed SMG for the classic SMG seems to be a no-brainer at this point. 

9) Smoke Grenade

Smoke Grenades were vaulted on April 11, 2018.

While many saw the Smoke Grenades as one of the most useless items in the game, it’s possible they could find a healthy place with a massive overhaul.

One of the main issues is that the item takes up a precious spot in your inventory. If Epic Games were to create a separate ‘Throwables’ category that included Grenades, Boogie Bombs, and any other item that is thrown, the Smoke Grenades could easily find use.

Creating a new category in player’s inventories – much like how traps don’t take up a weapon slot – would allow plenty of diversity in what new items Epic could add without forcing players to give up weapons to use them.

10) Infinity Blade

The Infinity Blade was vaulted on December 14, 2018.

Before anyone overreacts, our suggestion here would be to bring the Blade out of the vault and place it into its own game mode similar to the popular Infinity Gauntlet limited-time-mode featuring Marvel’s Thanos.

There’s no denying that the Infinity Blade was far too overpowered to be in normal game modes, but a playlist dedicated to the powerful weapon could certainly appeal to a large section of the Fortnite community.  Epic Games could even give every player in the playlist an Infinity Blade to make things even more chaotic.

As long as it’s kept far away from normal game modes, there’s no reason why the Blade can’t come back to Fortnite one day.

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Fortnite leaks confirm Beerus, Goku, and Vegeta skins for Dragon Ball Z crossover in Chapter 3

Anime fans in the Fortnite community are waiting for the Dragon Ball Z crossover, and leaks have confirmed that it will bring in Beerus.



Fortnite Goku and Beerus skins

Fortnite v21.30 update introduced a ton of new content and the files now have more Dragon Ball Z elements. From skins for Beerus, Goku, and Vegeta to a Bulma reference, here’s everything we know so far.

Fortnite players were certainly shocked when they came across leaks regarding a Dragon Ball Z crossover. Both waves of the Naruto cosmetics were a massive hit in the Item Shop and it is evident that the developers now wish to capitalize on other popular anime series.

Leaks previously revealed that four skins will arrive in the first-ever Dragon Ball Z x Fortnite crossover, and one of them is going to be Beerus.

Beerus Goku
Beerus vs Goku in Dragon Ball Z

Fortnite is working on a Beerus skin for the Dragon Ball Z crossover

As per prominent leaker HYPEX, Epic Games is working on a purple skin codenamed ‘Cat’. For anyone who’s watched Dragon Ball Z, this isn’t a tough one to crack. Beerus, the god of destruction of Universe 7, perfectly fits this description.

With this, three skins have been confirmed for the upcoming DBZ crossover:

  • Goku
  • Vegeta
  • Beerus

The fourth skin will be a female character according to leaks, and it is safe to assume that it will be Bulma.

Following the v21.30 update, HYPEX discovered that one of the Fortnite x DBZ quests will have a beach umbrella setup. This could be a reference to many things like the Kame House, Bulma, or Beerus but it is too early to confirm it.

The Creative Stamina item that started all the rumors about the crossover will also be available on the map. It might be a part of some quests or the developers might just tease the crossover through it.

Last but not least, the Attack Pods from Dragonball will arrive as Gliders in Fortnite. The 21.30 patch added a glider texture with a striking resemblance to these pods and even its codename, StaminaVigor, suggests that it is related to DBZ.

Fortnite x Dragon Ball Z crossover to have a special event screen, quests, and rewards

It seems like the DBZ crossover will be quite similar to Naruto. Players can look forward to taking part in challenges that will grant them free DBZ-themed skins. Obviously, this will be accompanied by Goku, Vegeta, and Beerus outfits in the Item Shop.

The official website for the DBZ crossover is in the works. It should become functional by August, which is also when Epic Games will officially announce the collaboration.

As of now, this is everything we know about the upcoming DBZ x Fortnite crossover. The next update for Chapter 3 Season 3 will be out after four weeks, and until then, players can enjoy the new summer-themed content.

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Fortnite update v21.30 patch notes: No Sweat Summer event, Prime Shotgun, more

Fortnite v21.30 is finally here. From the No Sweat Summer event to new POIs to weapons, here’s everything that arrived with it.



Fortnite v21.30 summer event art

Ahead of the developers’ summer break, Fortnite has released the v21.30 update. It has arrived with the No Sweat Summer event, map changes like Daily Bloomgle, new Prime Shotgun, and more.

The hype for Fortnite v21.30 was sky-scraping because Epic Games will soon go on a break till the second week of August. This means that the battle royale title won’t experience any live changes for the upcoming weeks, and the latest update should ensure that the community doesn’t get bored.

Fortnite v21.30 brings in a No Sweat Insurance NPC, summer-themed POI, and new No Sweat Summer event quests

Fortnite players desperately wanted to celebrate the summer in battle royale modes this time. Luckily, the No Sweat Summer event is here with the v21.30 update.

No Sweat Insurance quests will replace the Vibin quests for the next four weeks as the Scientist’ research regarding the Reality Tree will be halted temporarily.

No Sweat Summer quests

The latest No Sweat Summer quests in Fortnite are:

  • Land after jumping from the Battle Bus during the No Sweat Summer event
  • Carry the No Sweat sign and place it at a sponsorship location
  • Complete a lap around the boat race circuit after the starting countdown
  • Make a Character dance to a Boogie Bom
  • Emote at different promotional dance floor locations
  • Ring doorbells until they break
  • Catch 3 seconds of air while driving a Motorboat
  • Remove No Sweat signs from recalled products
  • Place the No Sweat signs in an official bin
  • Pop No Sweat Summer inflatable objects
  • Jump on umbrellas along the beach
  • Kick a beach ball and kick a giant beach ball
  • Fire off the Firework Flare Gun at Mighty Monument or Tilted Towers
  • Bust through doors in different neighborhoods
  • Destroy large sea buoys with Motorboat Missiles

These quests will grant 15k XP each and a new Sweaty Sailer umbrella glider will be a free reward for completing them. The quests also indicate that the Boogie Bombs will return soon. The goofy item has been a fan-favorite for ages, and it makes perfect sense for it to return during a Vibin’ themed season.

New summer-themed NPCs will now roam around the island. These include:

  • Unpeely
  • Beach Bomber
  • Summer Drift
  • The Underwriter
  • Boardwalk Ruby

The Underwriter is the newest NPC in Fortnite and represents the New Sweat Insurance building from Tilted Towers. In contrast, Unpeely, Beach Bomber, and Boardwalk Ruby are famous characters who always return during the summer.

Fortnite community to vote for Tilted Tower buildings through Rebuild the Block quests

The restoration of Tilted Towers began in Chapter 3 Season 3. Fortnite asked map builders to come up with their best building designs and nine buildings have made the cut.

In the coming weeks, players will donate bars for the construction projects in Tilted Towers. The building design with the most votes will officially become a part of the POI. This will also help players in completing the Rebuild The Block quests:

  • Donate Bars voting for construction projects on The Block
  • Survive Storm Phases during the Rebuild the Block Event
  • Eliminate enemy players during the Rebuild the Block Event
  • Complete Rebuild the Block quest stages (3/7/12).

It is clear that we’ll witness new Rebuild The Block quests every week and the developers are yet to reveal the subsequent stages.

To be fair, the XP crisis in Chapter 3 Season 3 could come to an end now as every Rebuild The Block quest will reward players with 14,000 XP.

Fortnite new Tilted Tower building designs
Titted Tower building designs in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

New Prime Shotgun and consumable Ice-Cream item enter the loot pool with Fortnite v21.30

A brand-new Prime Shotgun will be available in chests, supply drops, and floor loot with v21.30. The stats of this weapon at Rare rarity are:

  • DPS-88
  • Reload Time-4.5
  • Spread-1
  • Clip size– 4
  • Headshot damage– 138
  • Fire Rate– 1.05

Leaks have revealed that the Prime Shotgun is an explosive weapon with a surprisingly long range for a shotgun. Its damage output is brilliant and the slow fire rate seems to be the only downside.

New consumable items have been added in the form of Ice Cones. These include:

  • Lil Whip’s Special Serve for Health and Shield
  • Guzzling Icecream Cone which slowly heals health
  • Frozen Iceream Cone for Health and it makes things slippery
  • Icecream Cone for Health
  • Spicy Icecream Cone for Health and Shield

Interestingly, the files of the Burst SMG have been updated as well and it might return soon.

Daily Bugle changes to Daily Bloomgle in Fortnite v21.30 and other map changes

Epic Games has continued the amazing map changes in Chapter 3 Season 3 with the latest update. Daily Bugle, under the effect of the Reality Tree, is now called Daily Bloomgle. As usual, it will now switch between themes based on Neo Tilted, Coral Castle, Colossal Coliseum, and more.

The Reality Tree will continue to grow and after Daily Bugle, it’ll reach Condo Canyon.

Last but not least, a summer-themed stage will be set up on the island for No Sweat Summer. This is where players can expect to complete their event-based quests and earn a ton of XP.

Hotfix updates will be released weekly but no major Fortnite updates will arrive for almost a month now. The developers have already added weekly quests till Week 10, and the Dragon Ball Z crossover will be released after the break.

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Fortnite Indiana Jones quests: How to find the secret door in Shuffled Shrines

Fortnite players can finally unlock Indiana Jones with v21.20. They must find the secret door in Shuffled Shrines and here’s a guide for it.



Indiana Jones in Fortnite

The Indiana Jones quests are finally here in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. Here’s how you can find the secret door past the main chamber in Shuffled Shrines.

While players were expecting Fortnite v21.20 to revolve around No Sweat Summer, it has turned out to be all about Indiana Jones. The secret skin for this season’s Battle Pass is now unlockable through challenges and a brand new POI called Shuffled Shrines has been added to the map.

The Shuffled Shrines puzzle in Fortnite allows players to enter the secret door

First and foremost, you must visit the brand new Shuffled Shrines POI on the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 island. It is located south of Sanctuary, and has been marked in the image below:

Shuffled Shrine in Fortnite
Shuffled Shrines in Fortnite

After landing, you have to search the location for clues and find four runes on each edge of Shuffled Shrines. They will display one of these Red, Blue, and Yellow symbols:

The runes scattered in Shuffled Shrines will have such symbols (Image via YouTube/ChillNikov)

The runes (clues) will be scattered across Shuffled Shrines and their symbol resets every game. Hence, you should not try copying the patterns that worked for others.

It is important to find the fure runes and then head to the middle of Shuffled Shrines where you will find four interactive runes in front of a door.

Solving the puzzle is basically a game of hit-and-miss. You have to rotate the runes according to the clues. To open the door, the symbols on the runes in front of the door should be identical to the ones that are scattered around Shuffled Shrines.

Apparently, the symbol of the runes on the left should match with the rune located in the southwest corner of Shuffled Shrine. Similarly, the one placed second from the left should match with the rune located on the top right corner (Northwest).

After solving the puzzle correctly, the main chamber should open. However, be careful because the path is full of traps.

Where is the secret door past the main chamber in Shuffled Shrine

It is important to note that the challenge doesn’t complete when you solve the puzzle and enter the main chamber. There’s an artifact inside that grants 250 Gold Bars, but more importantly, there’s a secret door to the right of this artifact. The entrance is hidden by green bushes.

Players can enter this area and find two chests inside which should complete the Indiana Jones challenge. This quest will not only provide XP, but will help in unlocking the character’s outfit and a selectable style.

Finding the secret door past the main chamber is clearly more complex than any of the challenges we’ve ever seen in Fortnite. The puzzles and the traps are already too harsh but before that, players must fight a ton of opponents who’ll land to complete the same quest.

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