The Alien Invasion has started, and here is how players can get abducted by UFOs in Fortnite.
Since the patch notes for v16.50 were revealed, we knew Aliens were on their way to Fortnite. We just didn’t know when they would arrive. Players suspected they would appear on Tuesday, June 1, as new content usually goes live on Tuesdays. However, it wouldn’t be until later that evening that the first players would be abducted.
Since then, various players have claimed they have been abducted by aliens. Many people are posting footage on Reddit and Twitter of their abductions. These extraterrestrial encounters have left many players wondering, how can we get abducted as well?
Getting abducted by Fortnite UFOs
While the stories and clips of players getting abducted are flooding social media, they aren’t as prevalent in-game. Right now, getting abducted by UFOs in Fortnite is a rare occurrence. There is speculation that the frequency of alien abductions will increase as we get closer to the end of the season. However, that has yet to be seen.
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Abductions will occur randomly during a match, and can happen at any time and at any location. There is no way for a player to trigger an abduction. In short, players just have to play normally and hope they occur.
There are a few ways to make getting abducted easier. First off, abductions won’t happen in competitive playlists so players will need to play normal game modes. Instead of hopping into public lobbies, players can use the Battle Labs mode. Alien abductions can happen in Battle Labs which allows you to play without the fear of getting eliminated by other players.
When an abduction is about to happen, a bright green beam of light will target a nearby player or players. It will take a few moments after the light appears, but then the targeted players will lift from the ground. They will then vanish and be teleported to another point on the map with their health restored. It may take a while for a player to get abducted, but let us know down below if you’ve been lucky enough to be chosen.
Epic Games is giving away the Street Shadows Challenge Pack for free which comes with the Ruby Shadow cosmetic set.
2 weeks ago
May 20, 2021
As a part of the Epic Games Mega Sale, PC players are able to claim a free Street Shadows Challenge Pack. This pack comes with challenges that unlock the Ruby Shadows skin, pickaxe, back bling, and glider for free.
Epic Games announced the start of its MEGA Sale today. Epic Games store users will receive four free games over the next four weeks starting with NBA 2K21. There are also a number of games discounted as low as 75% off and a bonus $10 coupon is given to all shoppers.
However, the most exciting part of the MEGA sale is the free Street Shadows Challenge Pack. This pack is usually sold to Fortnite players through a real-money transaction. Now, players can claim this free pack for a limited time and complete challenges to unlock cosmetics.
Free Street Shadows Challenge Pack
Claiming the pack is simple, but it is only available to PC players. In the Fortnite Item Shop, PC players will see the free challenge pack in the Limited-Time offers section. Players will need to check out as normal, but won’t have to pay any money or V-Bucks for the pack.
The Street Shadows Challenge Pack comes with the four challenges listed below. Players will earn a new cosmetic for each challenge they complete. Once they have completed all three Ruby Shadows Quests, they will unlock the Ruby Shadow skin. Here are the four challenges.
|Play with Friends||5||Ruby Shadow Back Bling|
|Outlast opponents||500||Ruby Shadow Glider|
|Deal Damage to Opponents||1,000||Ruby Shadow Pickaxe|
|Complete Ruby Shadow Quests||3||Ruby Shadow Skin|
These challenges aren’t difficult, but they will take some time to complete. Even for the most skilled players, these challenges will take five rounds or more. However, a free cosmetic set as sick as the Ruby Shadow set is worth the effort.
The Epic MEGA Sale ends on June 17 which may also be the window players have to unlock the Ruby Shadow set. If that is the case, players will want to hop in as soon as possible to grind these few challenges. As well, they might want to visit the Epic Games store to see what games are on sale.
Fortnite’s new Daybreak LTM is a fight for survival. Players will need to band together to make a hasty escape before time runs out.
2 weeks ago
May 18, 2021
The new Fortnite Impossible Escape LTM is live, but it can be a little confusing at first. Here is how players can secure an Escape Royale in the new Impossible Escape LTM.
Similar to previous major limited-time modes, the Impossible Escape LTM departs from the normal Battle Royale style gameplay. Instead, players must survive on the island with a limited loot pool and cap on materials. Going at it alone or finding a squad along the way, players have one mission… escape the island.
However, Fortnite doesn’t necessarily tell the players how they are supposed to escape The Island. Sure, players are instructed to find parts for a helicopter, but with only 30 minutes to do so there isn’t enough time to blindly search for them. This guide will show players how to play and win the Fortnite Daybreak LTM.
Escaping Fortnite’s Impossible Escape LTM
The map above shows somewhat players can expect when dropping into a round of Impossible Escape. The map will be covered in a fog of war until a player either explores that region or visits one of the Guardian towers. The towers are marked by golden binoculars on the map.
Players will want to visit one of these towers first to reveal the location of nearby objects. The golden speech bubbles show the location of NPCs that will give players Impossible Escape quests which can be completed to reveal the location of helicopter parts. Players may also see golden claw symbols which indicate a rare item that can be turned into an NPC to reveal helicopter part locations.
A lot of this mode’s mechanics can be ignored as the only main objective is to gather four missing parts for one of the helicopters. These parts can be located by removing the fog of war which removes the need for NPCs. However, if a player doesn’t feel like visiting towers, they can hunt down NPC quests instead.
The helicopter parts are indicated on the map by blue icons. There are the motor, engine, top blades, and tail blades. There are multiple of each part around the map, but a single helicopter only needs one of each. This is where players will need to coordinate with their squad so that two squad members don’t go get the same part.
To squad up, players will have to find other players wandering around the map. They will then need to emote and high-five one another. Up to four people can be in a squad. In PvE, players can attack one another. But in PvP, you’ll need to be careful who you choose to trust.
Once all of the parts are collected, the squad will need to hop into the helicopter and fly to a designated escape zone. Helicopters are low on fuel so they may need to make a pit stop. Once the zone is reached, players will be greeted with an Escape Royale screen. That’s how players can win the Fortnite Impossible Escape LTM.
Fortnite has added a mysterious island off the coast of Flush Factory that unlocks a secret Lara Croft skin variant.
3 weeks ago
May 11, 2021
Lara Croft is one of the Battle Pass crossover characters in Fortnite Season 6, and she has quite a few skin variants. However, the gold Lara Croft Anniversary skin can only be unlocked through specific conditions.
Seeing as Fortnite Season 6 is all about adventuring in primal settings, Lara Croft was the perfect candidate for collaboration. She can be unlocked by reaching tier 15 of this season’s battle pass, and her anniversary variant is unlocked at tier 25. She also has a classic variant that is unlocked by completing weekly challenges.
There is also a golden version of the anniversary skin that hasn’t been unlockable until now. Unlike other gold skin variants, gold Lara Croft isn’t obtained by reaching a higher level. Instead, players must complete a secret task to unlock this hidden skin variant.
Unlocking gold Lara Croft skin
With Fortnite v16.40, a new island has emerged from the sea south of Flush Factory. This tiny island is the home of Orelia, the female version of the Oro skin. Orelia will help players by giving them her golden assault rifle, but she will give Lara Croft an additional gift.
The island players need to visit is marked on the map below. If players visit the island wearing the Lara Croft skin and take the assault rifle sitting on the pedestal, they will unlock the gold Lara Croft Anniversary skin after the match. It’s as simple as visiting the island and picking up a weapon.
The only catch is that this island will be heavily populated with players who are also attempting to unlock the skin. And seeing as there is only one gun available, waiting for players to disperse is not an option. Players will have to race to the island to be the first to grab the gun.
However, it only takes one time to unlock the gold Lara Croft skin forever. It would be neat to see Fortnite offer more ways like this to unlock gold skin variants in the future. Reaching level 225 in a season isn’t something that is easily done, and this method offers a similar challenge.