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Fortnite uses the force to add Obi-Wan Kenobi to its roster

Fortnite just finished celebrating Star Wars Day by returning skins, weapons, emotes, and gliders from the film series to the item shop for two weeks. Now, another character from a galaxy far far away is joining the battle royale. Obi-Wan Kenobi is getting turned into a skin to coincide with the release of Disney+’s series featuring the Jedi.

The Obi-Wan skin is being added a day before the release of the Disney+ series. The new skin can be purchased individually or with an entire bundle of the Jedi’s swag that will most likely appear in the show.

The items are Obi-Wan’s dessert essentials backpack, a blade pickaxe, the Jedi Interceptor glider, and Obi-Wan’s message emote. Each of these items comes included in the Obo-Wan bundle, which adds a special loading screen, or players can pick and choose which they’d like to purchase instead.

Sadly, there’s no lightsaber pickaxe to be seen, as many were expecting. This is most likely due to the force-user weapon of choice being an in-game weapon that can be found whenever Epic decides to un-vault them, as it did recently for Star Wars Day.

It’s also possible to unlock the Obi-Wan skin and back bling backpack early. For the competitive Fortnite crowd, there is the upcoming online competition on May 22 called the “Obi-Wan Cup.” Competitors play up to ten matches and if enough points are reached by the time the event ends, they unlock the items early.

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s item bundle hits the Fortnite item shop for purchase on May 26.

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‘Fortnite’ Chapter 3 officially debuts with a new island and revamped gameplay

It didn’t take long for Epic to confirm Fortnite Chapter 3 details. The developer has officially released a trailer that outlines what to expect both in Chapter 3 and its first season, “Flipped.” The new island is the star, with the flip from the Chapter 2 finale leading to a complete landscape overhaul that includes chaotic weather. However, the gameplay changes are arguably more important — you’ll have to rethink your tactics.

The sliding and swinging mechanics should help you move (and dodge) faster than before. Camps help your squad heal and store items that persist between matches. You can also earn XP beyond battle royale, and hold on to a Victory Crown if you keep winning. Epic is clearly hoping to both foster a non-combat metaverse and keep its top-tier players coming back.

And yes, there are new characters. Spider-Man is well-suited to the new swinging mechanic, but you can also play as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Fortnite character The Foundation, or Gears of War‘s Marcus and Kait. Think of them as the poster children for Chapter 3. They may help draw you in, but it’s the fresh gameplay that might keep you playing in the long run.

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How to Log Out of a Fortnite Account on PS4

Chances are that you’ve at least downloaded Fortnite on PlayStation 4. After all, it’s one of the most popular games ever, as evidenced by the 27 million players who participated in the in-game Travis Scott concert. Even though it’s still insanely popular, there are a handful of things it could do better — like implementing a clearer way to log out of your account. This guide will walk you through how to log out of Fortnite on PS4.

There are multiple avenues you can take to log out of your account on PS4, all of which involve using a browser. This can be done from the PS4 itself or a PC, tablet, or phone. Since navigating the PS4’s browser is a bit clunky, you might want to consider using a separate device to do this.

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Logging out via PS4

After you launch Fortnite, you might be looking for a specific log-out option from the main menu. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple, but there is a way to ensure you’re logged out.

Step 1: Select Options from the game’s main menu, scroll down, and select the Support option. This will open up the PlayStation browser.

Step 2: You’ll be brought to the Epic Games website, so once the page loads, head to the top right of the screen and select Sign In.

Step 3: Use this to sign in to your Epic Games account (keep in mind that you might have to use a verification code to get signed in).

Step 4: After you’re in, go back to the same spot, and you’ll see your username. If you hover over it, a new option will appear labeled Account — select that option.

Step 5: This will direct you to a new page with several options on the left-hand side of the screen. You’ll want to click the Connections option.

Step 6: The submenu defaults to Apps, so click on Accounts. This will allow you to see a list of every Fortnite connection you’ve made, including the PlayStation Network.

Step 7: Select PlayStation Network, check all the boxes, then press Unlink. That logs you out of your Fortnite account on PS4. You can use the same steps to log out of other systems like Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Changing the user

To change to a different user, you’ll need to follow a couple of steps.

Step 1: Reboot the game.

Step 2: Upon rebooting, a sign-in page will appear on the screen. On that sign-in page, you can type in your preferred PS4 user info to switch accounts or add a new account entirely.

Logging out of a PS4 account via a PC

To log out of Fortnite on PS4, whether you’re using a phone, tablet, or PC, you can also follow the same steps listed above. You may find that the logout process seems even easier; your favored web browser may seem more familiar than the PS4’s browser. From start to finish, you’ll find that logging out via a PC is almost exactly the same as logging off a PS4 system.

Step 1: Navigate to the Epic Games website and log into your account using the top-right option (which is thoroughly explained above).

Step 2: Once you’ve finished that, you can investigate through your account.

Step 3: Click on Connections and unlink your PSN account. After you’ve disconnected that link, when you reopen Fortnite from your PS4, the game will prompt you to log in or create a new account.

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Fortnite Delta-One Quests and How to Complete Them

The latest Fortnite challenges are based on the Gears of War series and are called Delta-One quests. Completing these quests rewards you with a nifty Gears of War spray and some XP, so they’re well worth completing, especially since they aren’t too difficult. A handful of them require you to visit specific locations on the map, while others are simply tied to regular things you’d do while playing.

Here, we’ll detail all the new Delta-One quests, with guides on getting through them all in Fortnite.

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Delta-One quests

Below are the new Gears of War quests:

  • Collect COG Tags (3 credits)
  • Crouch Behind Barrier (1)
  • Damage an Opponent with Melee Attack (1)
  • Do Shotgun Damage to an Opponent (1)
  • Collect Thrashball Memorabilia (1)

Delta-One quest guide

Collect COG Tags (3)

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There are 10 COG tags scattered around the island, as shown on the map above. For the purposes of this challenge, you only need to collect three of them, so pick a set of tags that are close to one another. For instance, the one at Sanctuary, followed by the two at The Daily Bugle are close together.

Crouch Behind Barrier (1)

Gears of War barrier in Fortnite.

This challenge is a callback to the Gears of War games. Across the map are hidden barriers with the GOW logo on them. There are barriers at the following locations:

  • Logjam Lumberyard
  • Sleepy Sound
  • Coney Crossroads
  • Condo Canyon
  • Greasy Grove

We like the one at Greasy Grove, which is on the south side of this area, right next to the garage by the gas station. Simply walk right next to it and crouch to earn credit for this one. You only need to crouch behind one barrier.

Damage an Opponent with Melee Attack (1)

Melee weapon in Fortnite.

This one is self-explanatory, but we do have an easy method for those having trouble. Play a team-based mode and then down a player with the weapon of your choice. Then, approach them and finish them off with your pickaxe to complete this challenge with ease.

Do Shotgun Damage to an Opponent (1)

Make sure you loot thoroughly as you play and eventually you’ll come across a shotgun. If you’re decent with a shotgun, this challenge will come easy. But otherwise, use the same method as above: Down a player and finish them off with the shotgun to earn credit.

Collect Thrashball Memorabilia (3)

Thrashball locations in Fortnite.
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The final quest requires you to collect three pieces of Thrashball Memorabilia. The easiest way to do this is to land right in the middle of the island as shown on the map above. From north to south, you’ll find the Thrashball Poster, Thrashball, and the Foam Finger. Grab all three and you’ll complete this challenge easily.

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All Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests

As part of Fortnite chapter 3, a new challenge system has emerged. While it’s fundamentally similar to past iterations, it’s presented in a different format than before. All the quests will appear in-game as the season goes on. This is a slight change from before, which required you to visit specific NPCs on the map to begin quests. You’ll still find character quests, but this time, they simply show up from the Quests screen automatically.

Each week, more seasonal quests will be added, functioning the same way as older versions of Fortnite. Here, we’ll compile a list of all the ongoing challenges, with links to guides for completing them. These are the latest Fortnite quests for chapter 3, season 1.

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Season 1, week 1 quests

The week 1 quests are generally straightforward and likely won’t cause too much trouble if you’re a frequent player. Many of them are tied to new mechanics and features such as damaging 50 opponents while sliding and visiting the Daily Bugle. You’ll want to be aware of the new Vaults, which require multiple players to open. But doing so is worth it, as they contain lots of goodies.

Below are the week 1 quests:

  • Discover The Device (1)
  • Damage Opponents While Sliding (50)
  • Jump Through Flaming Rings in a Vehicle (2)
  • Search Chests or Ammo Boxes at Landmarks (10)
  • Land at The Daily Bugle, then Finish Top 25 (1)
  • Open a Vault with Another Player (1)
  • Get Eliminations with an SMG or Sniper Rifle (3)
  • Discover Named Locations (10)
  • Receive Your Next Objective at The Launchpad (1) and Destroy Signal Jammers in a Single Match (3)
  • Receive Your Next Objective at Mighty Monument (1) and Place Surveillance Cameras in a Single Match (2)
  • Receive Your Next Objective in The Joneses (1) and Drop Off Supplies in a Single Match (3)

Shanta quests

Shanta in Fortnite.

The first character quest available comes from Shanta, and it’s an absolute collect-a-thon. To complete these quests, you need to collect nearly 100 crystals that are hidden around the map. Shanta’s quests are broken up into different sections that send you to various locations on the island.

We’ll have guides on where to find them below.

  • Collect Gem Fragments Outside of Seven Vaults (6)
  • Collect Gem Fragments at Gas Stations (6)
  • Collect Gem Fragments on Crossroads Using a Vehicle (9)
  • Collect Gem Fragments at Landmarks (10)
  • Collect Gem Fragments at Named Locations (10)
  • Excavate Gem Fragments Inside Dirt Mounds (8)
  • Collect Gem Fragments at Named Locations (10)
  • Collect Gem Fragments on Rivers Using a Vehicle (9)
  • Collect Gem Fragments Near Characters (10)
  • Collect Gem Fragments at Docks (7)
  • Collect Gem Fragments High in the Air (6)

This list will expand as more quests are added to the game throughout the duration of the season.

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‘Fortnite’ Party Worlds are purely social experiences made for the metaverse

Epic has made acquisitions and otherwise signalled plans for a Fortnite metaverse, but its latest move is one of the most obvious yet. The developer has introduced Fortnite Party Worlds, or maps that are solely intended as social spaces to meet friends and play mini games. Unlike Hubs, these environments don’t link to other islands — think of them as final destinations.

The company has collaborated with creators fivewalnut and TreyJTH to offer a pair of example Party Worlds (a theme park and a lounge). However, the company is encouraging anyone to create and submit their own so long as they focus on the same goal of peaceful socialization.

This doesn’t strictly represent a metaverse when Party Worlds live in isolation. At the same time, this shows how far Fortnite has shifted away from its original focuses on battle royale and co-op gaming — there are now islands devoted solely to making friends, not to mention other non-combat experiences like virtual museums and trial courses. We wouldn’t expect brawls to disappear any time soon, but they’re quickly becoming just one part of a much larger experience.

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Epic’s latest Fortnite teaser all but confirms entirely new Chapter 3 map

Epic Games has kicked off Black Friday by dropping a new Fortnite Chapter 3 teaser, one that all but confirms players will, indeed, drop onto an entirely new map once the current season ends. Rumors about the new map have been circulating for a while, but the first real indication came from Epic itself with the Chapter 3 announcement.

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Following rumors about a big change, Epic confirmed that Fortnite‘s current season will be the last in the game’s second chapter, meaning next month will bring the big Chapter 3 update. The announcement was made in a teaser trailer, which the company followed up with another tweet today.

To properly understand the new tweet, you should first check out Epic’s teaser trailer: it ends with the name for this finale, “The End.” Players noted that when flipped upside down, “The End” shows what appears to be Steamy Stacks and a large mountain or volcano.

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The decision to place the landscape silhouette underside down doesn’t seem to be a mere style choice. Fans have been speculating that Chapter 3 will essentially “flip” the battle royale island, bringing the fight to the other side. Assuming that does take place, it raises new questions.

Will the map get a full overhaul, or will it be a mirrored version of the current map with smaller changes throughout? Given complaints from players that the current chapter is starting to feel stale, it seems reasonable that Epic would overhaul the island.

The company seemingly reinforces that speculation with its new tweet, indicating that once Chapter 3 arrives, Fortnite players will get an entirely new experience akin to when they first played Fortnite. The big change will be ushered in by the Chapter 2 – Season 8 finale scheduled for December 4 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET.

Popular Fortnite data-miner and leaker HYPEX claims in a recent tweet that the Season 8 finale will result in another “black hole,” which is a placeholder that persists for a few days while Epic updates Fortnite with major changes. Should the leak prove true, the black hole will disappear and Chapter 3 will arrive on December 7.

HYPEX goes on to claim that the sources who provided this information have “never” been wrong in the past. The account also indicates that it knows more about Chapter 3 than it has revealed, saying the next chapter is “SOO good.” Epic says Chapter 2 will end with players battling the Cube Queen and whatever she has planned in a one-time in-game event on December 4.



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Epic Games buys Harmonix to create ‘musical journeys’ in ‘Fortnite’

Epic Games has , the studio behind titles like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Central and more recently . Financial terms have not been disclosed. Epic’s vision for Harmonix involves the . In the immediate future, the two plan to create “musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite.”

Viewed through that lens, Epic’s interest in the studio makes a lot of sense. Outside of frequent , Fortnite is at this point best known for its virtual concerts. In the last two years, a handful of major artists like and have drawn a lot of interest to the game. In the latter case, for example, more than .

In the meantime, Harmonix says it will continue to support its existing slate of games. That means Rock Band players can continue to look forward to new DLC and Fuser players can expect the studio to continue hosting events. Additionally, any game that’s currently available through Steam will continue to be sold through Valve’s storefront.

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‘Fortnite’ Chapter 2 will end with a big in-game event on December 4th

It seems big changes are coming to  soon. Chapter 2, which started all the way back , will wrap up with a one-time-only in-game event called The End at 4PM ET on December 4th.

“With The Convergence complete, The Cube Queen prepares her endgame for the Island and nothing will ever be the same,” Epic Games . “Grab your weapons and fight the ultimate destroyer of all reality.”

The Chapter 1-closing event was also named The End and it . Fortnite was offline for a few days before Chapter 2 . Among other updates, Epic also brought in a fresh user interface and new mechanics in Chapter 2. Given that the publisher says players will battle The Cube Queen “in one last stand for the fate of the Island” and that nothing will seemingly be the same, it seems likely more major changes are coming to the battle royale in the near future.

If you have any Bars or Battle Stars, use them before the end of the season, since they won’t carry over to Chapter 3. Starting on November 30th, character services and exotic item trades will be discounted in Bargain Bin Week. Fortnite will automatically redeem unused Battle Stars for the earliest available rewards. If you have any remaining quests you want to complete, now might be the time to do that.

Squads of up to 16 players will be able to experience The End together. The event playlist will open at 3:30PM, so it’s probably worth joining early to secure a spot. Meanwhile, since Epic is ending the season a day earlier than planned, everyone who logs into Fortnite before it wraps up will receive a 225,000 XP bonus. Those who take part in the event will unlock a special Loading Screen and Wrap too.

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Fortnite Season 8 The End date and countdown leading to Chapter 3

After months of working through the various Seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, it looks like everything is about to come to an end. Epic Games has confirmed that Season 8 will be the last one for Chapter 2, so when that ends, so too will the whole Chapter. Presumably, we’re going to see a massive change to Fortnite‘s map in the transition to Chapter 3, but what those changes haven’t been revealed yet.

One-time in-game event slated for December

Just as the rumors foretold, December will indeed be a big month for Fortnite. As Epic announced today on the Fortnite website, there will be an in-game event called “The End” going down on December 4th at 4 PM EST that will wrap up Fortnite Chapter 2 and presumably bring us into Fortnite Chapter 3. Epic says that it will only run this event once, so if you want to revisit it at a later date, you should record it and save the video.

Epic is also opening up the floodgates in terms of max party size, saying that players will be able to queue into The End event with up to 16 players in their party. So, if you have a big circle of friends that plays Fortnite, you’ll be able to check out this event together and in the same party (assuming, of course, that your circle of Fortnite-playing friends is no larger than 16 people).

There are some things to keep in mind about this Chapter 2 finale, aside from the fact that it will only be run once. Epic says that the playlist will go live 30 minutes before the event is set to begin, so you and your friends will be able to get into the game starting at 3:30 PM EST on the 4th. You also won’t be able to change your video settings after joining, so be sure to make any tweaks you may want before queuing for The End.

What to do before The End

Epic also detailed what players should finish up in Season 8 before The End takes place on December 4th. Players are told to complete the Cube Queen’s page 1 and 2 quests, collect any remaining color bottles and rainbow ink to unlock new Toona Fish styles, and exchange any Battle Stars they might have for rewards.

Once Season 8 ends, Epic says that Battle Stars will “be automatically redeemed for the earliest available rewards.” You’ll need to acquire the Toona Fish styles you want manually, though, as there will be no automatic redemption of rainbow ink and color bottles.

In addition to all of this, Epic will be hosting a Power Leveling Weekend this week. It kicks off on November 26th at 7 PM EST and runs through November 29th at 7 AM EST. Players who log in between now and the end of Season 8 will also get a bulk 225,000 XP reward, so that and the double XP weekend should help you complete those lingering quests.

What can we expect in the aftermath of The End? No one really knows for sure, but according to Fortnite Intel on Twitter, there’s some suggestion that it could have something to do with Steamy Stacks. The map underwent a pretty dramatic transformation in the switch from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2, so we’re expecting a similarly big event leading up to Chapter 3. We’ll find out soon enough, as The End is slated to go down on December 4th.



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