Epic disable the elusive Golden Mushroom in Fortnite

Epic disable the elusive Golden Mushroom in Fortnite


Fortnite World Cup solo champion, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, has signed with Gary Vaynerchuk’s agency, VaynerSports.


2 hours ago


July 14, 2020

Fortnite pro, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, became a household name overnight when he took home the first Fortnite World Cup Solos competition in 2019. The relatively unknown pro catapulted to the top of the Twitch charts when he returned home for the event, $3 million richer.

Now, Bugha can add another first to his resume – the first gamer signed to Gary Vaynerchuk’s new esports agency, VaynerGaming. The announcement came on July 14, the same day that the entrepreneur announced his company’s entrance into the gaming space.

IMG: Fortnite Twitter

In a press release that announced the new venture, Vaynerchuk stated, “I have been quietly paying attention to the gaming industry for over a decade, building relationships and following the trends. One of the most exciting things about it, for me, is the gamers themselves. And when I look at the culture, the interest in the sector from other athletes, artists, celebrities — it is enormous. This is a very significant expansion for VaynerSports.”

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Bugha will be the first of many gamers to be represented by VaynerGaming as it expands into this new territory. We can expect some other high-profile signings from Fortnite and other top video games. It’s exciting to see gaming break through to the mainstream in this way, and could mean big things for the future of the Fortnite community.

Patch Notes

Fortnite v13.30 is likely headed to Fortnite on July 14. Here’s what to expect.


1 day ago


July 13, 2020

We haven’t had a Fortnite patch in a couple of weeks, but Epic seem to have brought us back to the frequent additions that we saw back in Chapter 1. If this is true, then we can expect a patch on July 14 – barring any delays.

We’re writing this before the patch was announced, but it’s still our best guess. Obviously, we’ll update this post if our prediction ends up being incorrect. Either way, here’s what we’re expecting out of the v13.30 patch.

Bug Fixes

Bug fixes are nearly a weekly occurrence in Fortnite. New patches bring new bugs with them, as players discover the ever-evolving landscape of issues within the game. There seem to be more bugs than ever in Fortnite, right now, but almost all of them are listed as “investigating” on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board.

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This designation means that these bugs are likely at least one or two weeks away from getting fixed. Right now, the only bugs listed as “Fixed in Next Game Update” are for the Save the World version of the game. Hopefully, with an update imminent, this won’t be the case.

Water Level

We’ll likely see the water level go down, yet again, when the update is introduced. Recently, we learned that cars were set to enter Fortnite on July 21. If Epic want the roads to be clear, then we’re going to need a weekly lowering of the water levels.

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Data miners have stated that the water levels will lower, again, on July 18 at 3 AM EST. We may see some leaks with this new patch, that point to how the map will look when the water levels go down. This should be the last recession before cars are added – if they come to Fortnite on schedule.

Dragon Shotgun

One thing that we probably won’t see in this patch is the Dragon Shotgun. We heard about this new weapon coming to Fortnite a couple of weeks ago, but it still seemed far away from getting released.

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A new shotgun would be awesome to play with, but we’re not expecting to see it for another update or two. Still, it’s worth mentioning, as it is a possibility that it comes in v13.30.

This is strange and i just noticed it, there’s another shotgun in the works.. the codename of it is “Dragon”, and will come in EPIC & LEGENDARY rarities, here are the current stats they set for it (also its weird that it has 4 bullets but also costs 4 bullets per fire) pic.twitter.com/6KFWGX7ccx

— HYPEX (@HYPEX) June 25, 2020

As always, we’ll have you covered with everything you need to know when v13.30 goes live. We’ll have the leaks, patch notes, and any information that slips through the cracks. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL to stay up-to-date with all of the latest Fortnite news.


What’s the fastest way to get around in Season 3 Arena Modes? Find out the statistical breakdown, here.


1 day ago


July 13, 2020

Fortnite Season 3 has, by far, added the most mobility into the game since Chapter 2 began. We now have Motorboats, Choppas, Whirlpools, Sharks, Hot Peppers. Launch Pads, and Mythic weapons that allow you to move faster.

Since this is the case, players may wonder which method of transportation is the fastest. They also tend to wonder if they’ll be able to loot that house of farm up on their way to zone, or if they should keep running to avoid the storm.

One Fortnite player ran the numbers on some of the most common forms of transportation in Fortnite and discovered the best way to run from the storm.

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Helicopters are the most noteworthy omission, here, as they aren’t available in competitive modes – and likely won’t ever be back without a heavy nerf. Sharks are also off of the list, but they appear to have the same mechanics as Motorboats in the water. Here’s what u/SymboleX found with his testing.

  • Running: 18s/100m
  • Swimming: 10s/100m
  • Boat: 5s/100m
  • Gliding: 5s/100m NOTE: Pepper does not change gliding speed.
  • Running with Pepper: 13s/100m
  • Swimming with Pepper: 7.5s/100m

Gliding is, predictably, the best way to get around the map. Not only is it tied with boats as the quickest way to reach 100 meters, you don’t need to be bound to water and can often launch yourself over certain structures, ensuring that you’re always headed in a straight line.

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Peppers are also extremely effective, and are worth carrying in Trios Arena. They may clog your inventory too much in solos, but they’re one of the best consumables in the game, right now.

Hopefully, this statistical breakdown will give you enough information to estimate whether or not you can spend some time looting or if you’ll have to drop everything and run. Unless Epic add Helicopters to Arena, this looks to be the complete list of mobility for competitive modes in Fortnite Season 3.

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