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Prepare for a crazy ending to Fortnite Season 2. The stage is set!

Here we are. The last patch of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is live, and Epic is not holding back. With just over two weeks to go until the new season, things seem to be shaping up for a huge in-game live event.


The Doomsday Device is now on the Island, and it even has its own POI. Find “The Collider” on the edge of Loot Lake, you won’t miss it… it’s massive!

This will be the stage for the end of season event, which judging by the sheer magnitude of the device will be pretty spectacular. The device periodically gives off effects such as low gravity, glider redeploy and increased speed, and can be used to launch high into the sky for long rotations.


As if this new location wasn’t enough, we have further leaks to confirm that a live event is coming. We won’t share anything too specific to avoid spoilers, but @iFireMonkey posted a series of event gameplay cues, and let’s just say it sounds chaotic.

Additionally, it looks like the event could be followed by an extended period of downtime. Dataminer iFireMonkey explained that a file has been added which activates the “To be continued in (season)” / black hole screens.

Sideways Weapons

Elsewhere, Sideways Showdown week is running from now until May 24. The Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun have been unvaulted and a fresh batch of Quests are available.

These mysterious Sideways Weapons can be found in Chests or on the floor, and can be upgraded at an Upgrade Bench.

Shield Bubble vs Balloons

After a short testing period, the battle to bring back either Shield Bubbles or Balloons is live. Head to a Funding Station and donate Bars to vote for your favorite!

On that note, other utility items such as Shockwave Grenades, Rift-To-Gos, and Cow Catchers will continue to have an increased spawn rate in Zero Build.

Console Latency Reduction

If you play on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S at 60 FPS, you can benefit from new improved performance. A “Low Input Latency Mode” setting has been added and turned on by default, perfect for speeding up those edits.

It’s also now easier to enable 120 FPS on PS5. Simply go into the Video Settings inside Fortnite and toggle on 120 FPS Mode.

Competitive News

Following a trial back in September last year, Arena Fill is finally available. No Duo or Trio, no worries! Just ready up with Fill enabled as you would in normal matches to be partnered with a random teammate.

Furthermore, you can no longer fire Siege Cannons in competitive playlists. You can however still use them to launch yourself.

Sideways weapons and the winner of the Shield Bubble vs Balloons vote will not be included in Arena and tournament playlists.

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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