Fortnite and Rocket League have joined forces yet again to offer players free cosmetics in both games. Here’s how to unlock them.
Epic Games have been expanding their catalog of popular titles over the past few years. Most recently, they acquired the developer who brought us Fall Guys.
Before that, Epic purchased Psynoix – the developer of Rocket League. The new publisher made sweeping changes to the game. They made it free-to-play, did away with random loot boxes, and added a Battle Pass similar to what we see in Fortnite.
Epic celebrated Rocket League going free-to-play with the first Llama Rama event last year. Now, they’ve announced a second one, which gives players a chance to earn free cosmetics in both of their games.
Llama Rama Challenges and Rewards
This promotion is designed to bring Fortnite players over to Rocket League, so all of the challenges will be a part of the latter game. You’ll need to download and create an account for Rocket League if you haven’t already.
Here are all of the challenges and rewards for the Llama Rama 2 event, as listed on the official Epic Games announcement blog.
CHALLENGE 1: BEYONDER
- Description: Play three online matches
- Fortnite Reward: Battle Ball Spray
- Rocket League Reward: Topper – DJ Yonder
CHALLENGE 2: MORE LLAMA BELL
- Description: Get 500 total points in online matches
- Fortnite Reward: Llama-Rama Loading Screen
- Rocket League Reward: Player Anthem – Llama Bell
CHALLENGE 3: OVER YONDER
- Description: Get five Goals, Assists, or Saves in online matches
- Fortnite Reward: Everybody Dance! Lobby Track
- Rocket League Reward: Octane Decal – DJ Yonder
CHALLENGE 4: UMBRELLA ROYALE
- Description: Get five Clears and Centers in online matches
- Fortnite Reward: Zooming Wrap
- Rocket League Reward: Wheels – Umbrella Royale
CHALLENGE 5: EXTRA ORDINARY
- Description: Play one online match in any of the Extra Modes playlists
- Fortnite Reward: Turbo Ball! Back Bling
- Rocket League Reward: Player Title – Extra Ordinary
CHALLENGE 6: WINNING IS EVERYTHING (ROCKET LEAGUE REWARD ONLY)
- Description: Win 10 online matches (Repeatable)
- Rocket League Reward: 20,000 XP
Rocket League is a game that we highly recommend for those who haven’t tried it. Like Fortnite, it’s one of a kind. It’s relatively easy to learn the basics of Rocket League, but incredibly difficult to master – just as Fortnite is.
Image Credit: Epic Games
Performance Mode is the newest way to improve your Fortnite experience. Here’s how to enable the setting and get the most out of it.
2 hours ago
March 22, 2021
Fortnite recently introduced Performance Mode to the game, which high-level and pro players seem to be loving. Here’s how to enable it and get the most out of the new feature.
Performance Mode is the newest render setting in Fortnite, allowing players on lower-end PCs to get the most out of their hardware without sacrificing FPS. Players on even the cheapest gaming rigs will be able to achieve 144 FPS with this new setting.
If you’ve watched any Fortnite pros stream the game since the update in early February, then you probably notice that their structures look a bit strange. That’s because they’re using the new-and-improved Performance Mode.
Even high-end PCs can benefit from this new setting. Fortnite is notorious for having FPS-drops on PC. Performance Mode will eliminate that issue. Here’s how to use it.
How to enable Performance Mode
You can find the Performance Mode setting under Advanced Graphics in your Video settings. There, you’ll see Rendering Mode, which will be set on DirectX 11 or 12, depending on which one you use.
All you need to do is switch this to Performance (Alpha) and restart your game. When you load in, you’ll be on Performance Mode.
After you jump back into the game, you may notice that it looks blurry. Epic appear to lower your 3D models by default when you first switch, so make sure to bump that back to 100.
You will also want to put your Meshes on High under Graphics. Having this on low limits your ability to see through them, on top of making your walls look like you’re playing on mobile.
Some players are having issues with some assets – including full structures – failing to load in Performance Mode. This could be because of the High Resolutions Texture setting. To turn this off, Navigate to Epic Games Launcher > Fortnite > Three Dots > Options > uncheck High Resolution Textures.
The Texture Quality in-game doesn’t matter very much, so you can keep this on High if your GPU can handle it. In fact, most players find that having Textures on High actually improves their FPS.
Performance Mode won’t make you a pro player overnight, but it will help you get the leg-up in a lot of instances – especially when there’s a lot going on around you. We’ve been using it for a couple of days and have gotten used to the strange “bubble wrap” builds that have become the norm.
Fortnite added Bunker Chests to Season 6, spread all over the Fortnite map. Here’s a map of how you can find them.
3 days ago
March 19, 2021
Fortnite Season 6 introduced Bunker Chests to the game. Here’s where you can find them.
One of the new pieces of content is the Bunker Chest. There have always been some underground bunkers around the map, and now you can find chests in them.
Fortnite Season 6 Bunker Chest locations
The Bunker Chests are spread all over the map in many of the major POIs. They don’t have a 100% spawn rate, however, so you’re never guaranteed to find one in a given bunker.
The word “bunker” is a bit misleading. Some of them are true bunkers, but others are more like basements. The “bunker” in Pleasant Park, for instance, is the basement of the southeast house – a place you’ve probably been several times in the past.
Bunker chests are like Rare chests from past seasons. They guarantee Gold-tier loot and healing items. In Season 6, the rare loot includes Gold Scars, Pumps, and more. In normal play, these are mostly available only from Supply Crates and crafting.
We’ll keep you updated if we learn more about the spawn rate of these chests. Until then, stay tuned to us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.
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The Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun is one of only two Mythic items in Fortnite Season 6. Here’s how to get it.
3 days ago
March 19, 2021
Fortnite Season 6 brought a couple of Mythic items back to the game. One of those is the Spiral Assassin’s Primal Shotgun. Here’s how to get it.
Epic Games made a ton of changes in Fortnite Season 6. They significantly shook-up the weapon meta, added a new crafting system, changed the map, and a lot more that players are still exploring this week.
One of the new weapons that were added in Season 6 was the Primal Shotgun. This new shotgun replaced the Tac from previous seasons but works more like a two-shot Drum Shotgun than a Tac.
Some players don’t know that you can get a Mythic version of this weapon. Here’s how.
Mythic Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun
Guardians are located at each of the spires around the map. All of them carry Primal weapons and are extremely dangerous if you don’t have the weaponry or shields to eliminate them.
Only one of these Guardians carries the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun, however, and they can be found at The Spire in the center of the map.
The Spire Assassin patrols this area, carrying the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun. She can spawn anywhere in this location, so keep your head on a swivel if you land here.
To get the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun, you’ll need to:
- Land at The Spire
- Fend off enemy players
- Eliminate the Spire Assassin
- Pick up the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun
The Spire is a hot drop – as the center of the map always has been – so this is going to be a contested area for the length of Season 6. This is also the location of the Mythic Jumpboots, but you have to do a bit more work to get them.
So far, the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun is one of only two Mythic items in Fortnite. We’ll keep you posted if Epic decide to add more to the game.