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Official Fortnite Twitch stream accidentally leaks new Respawn Vans

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Respawn vans could finally be coming to Fortnite, after they were accidentally shown live on the game’s official channels during the Blackheart Cup solo event.For the first time in the pop-up cup events, Epic Games showcased many of the games live on their official Twitch and YouTube channels with commentary as players from around the world competed in the solo tournament for the chance to win their share of $100,000.

However, during the stream, respawn vans – which are yet to be added into the game – were accidentally shown on the map, causing plenty of confusion for viewers. Vans were shown outside of Polar Peak during a hectic end game as well as Retail Row, with casters forced to stay tight-lipped.

The blunder has fuelled speculation that Fortnite will take inspiration from rival game Apex Legends and add respawn functionality to their battle royale mode like previous leaks have suggested.

This would allow players to revive their fallen team-mates at various locations across the map using a ‘second chance van’,  although the exact mechanics of the system, such as how long a player has before their respawn times out, are unknown.

A map was discovered which showed there to be respawn vans at every major point of interest meaning everyone should have the opportunity to bring their team back into the game should they be eliminated.

Fortnite’s leaked respawn vans might work the same as the respawn beacons currently featured in Apex Legends.

With the latest Season 8 patch just around the corner, it’s very possible that respawn vans could finally be added to the default playlists alongside a host of bug fixes that have already been confirmed by Epic Games.

It remains to be seen whether respawn functionality, which has proved popular in Apex, will have the same effect in Fortnite given the vast amount of mobility items on offer to players.

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Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event: Everything we know so far

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The first live event of Chapter 3 is expected to take place in less than six weeks. Here’s everything we know so far, based on various leaks.

Leaked Map Stages

All future stages for the territories controlled by both The Seven and Imagined Order have been leaked by data-miner Hypex. The maps show the Resistance will retake control of most of the Island, leaving only Command Cavern and Loot Lake for the IO. The final stage will lead the story directly into a live event, with the Imagined Order having little options left for victory.

Leaked Quest Voice Line

Epic also recently added new voice lines for the upcoming Week 6 Quests which, when reviewed closely, appear to tease the main story of a new live event. The Agent Jones character claims “one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production”, seemingly hinting that the new event could be related to Chapter 2 Season 2’s The Device, which was also focused around a “Doomsday Device”.

A transcript of the Agent Jones voice lines can be found below:

“This will not come as a surprise, but IO management loves Doomsday machines – loves them! There’s even a doomsday division at HQ, oh man their softball team is awful but they will one day destroy us all so… kind of a wash. We have very credible intel that one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production. We need to find out everything we can while we still can. Hit the field, I’ll prep the cameras . . . I have a very bad feeling that we are not ready for what we’re gonna find out.”

Doomsday Landmark

According to Fortnite data-miner GMatrixGames, a new Landmark code-named ‘DDMachine’ has been added to the game’s tags, suggesting that the Doomsday Device described by Agent Jones could be added to the map in the future.

Less than six weeks remain until the potential live event. We’ll keep you updated with the latest leaks and official announcements.

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Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go Unvaulted Until April 25

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In preparation for the upcoming item vote, the Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go have both been unvaulted for a trial period until April 25.

Players can now find the items scattered throughout the Island from Chests, Llamas, Supply Drops, Loot Sharks and ground loot. Once the short trial period ends on April 25 at 8AM ET, new gold funding stations will go live in-game on the following day to let players “fund” the item they want to see return permanently (for the rest of Season 2). The item that becomes 100% funded first will automatically be reintroduced to the loot pool as soon as the goal, of which the exact value is unknown, is reached.

We’ll keep you updated on which item gets unvaulted.

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Leak: S.T.A.R.S. Team and El Chapulín Colorado to Return Very Soon

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Fortnite has re-added multiple Item Shop sections to its API, meaning they will be available very soon. Five existing sections have also been removed, suggesting Epic doesn’t plan to bring those Sets back to the Item Shop for a while.

Re-added Item Shop Sections:

  • S.T.A.R.S. Team
  • El Chapulín Colorado
  • Wu Wear (new)

Removed Item Shop Sections:

  • Silk Sonic
  • Chloe Kim
  • Cobra Kai
  • Jordan
  • Turn The Music Up

The ‘Wu Wear’ section, which was added to the API today, will contain the new Wu-Tang Clan cosmetics; featuring two Outfits, two Bundles and more.

We’ll keep you updated if any additional sections are changed.

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