The highly anticipated Fortnite Summer Update has arrived, offering tons of free rewards for players to enjoy during the summer period. The update, called Summer Escape, is now live for the next two weeks, with 900,000 XP to be earned.
- The Fortnite Summer Update, called Summer Escape, is now live for the next two weeks, offering tons of free rewards for players to enjoy during the summer period.
- The summer quests will be split into three different parts across different days over the next few weeks, with each stage offering various rewards, including XP, pickaxes, and back blings.
- Completing a certain amount of these quests throughout the summer period will give players even cooler rewards, including the Wild Fronds back bling, the Bugsy glider, the Toasty Coconut emote, and the Lagoon Escape loading screen.
The most significant update to the map is the Sun Swoon Lagoon, which has been filled with summer decorations, crash pads, and even giant spray-painted murals of Meowzers and Peely on the wall.
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Summer Escape Update
Fortnite’s Summer Escape Update for 2023 is now live and offers a variety of free rewards for players to enjoy throughout the summer period.
To unlock all the free rewards, players must complete a series of quests that are split into three different parts over the next few weeks. Each stage offers a different set of quests that are focused on specific themes like consumables, celebrations, destruction, and movement.
Firework Flare Gun and Ice Cream Cones
The Summer Escape update of Fortnite has brought two interesting items for players to use: the Firework Flare Gun and Ice Cream Cones. The Firework Flare Gun is an unvaulted item that replaces the standard flare gun. It has the same effects as the standard flare gun but with a firework effect when used. Players can use this item to light up the sky and celebrate their victories in style.
On the other hand, Ice Cream Cones are consumable items that can restore health and provide various buffs. There are four types of Ice Cream Cones available in the game: Standard, Spicy, Frozen, and Guzzly.
- The Standard Ice Cream Cone restores 5 health
- Spicy Ice Cream Cone restores 5 health and gives a speed boost for 25 seconds
- Frozen Ice Cream Cone restores 5 health and gives icy feet for 20 seconds
- Guzzly Ice Cream Cone restores 100 health at 2 HP per second.
Players can use these Ice Cream Cones to heal themselves during battles and gain temporary advantages. The Spicy Ice Cream Cone can be particularly useful in combat situations where players need to move quickly, while the Guzzly Ice Cream Cone is perfect for healing up after a tough fight.
Sun Swoon Lagoon
The Sun Swoon Lagoon is the most important place on the map that has been updated with summer The Lagoon is filled with summer-themed decorations, making it the perfect spot for players to celebrate the Summer Escape update. The location is home to many quests that players can complete to earn XP and unlock free rewards. Players can complete these quests until July 16th and receive rewards such as Nanners Wrap, the artifact axe pickaxe, the Treezy Back Bling, and the Blossom Drop Contrail.
The Lagoon is also the location for celebrations like fireworks, fishing, and animals. Players can complete quests focused on these activities to earn XP and unlock rewards. Additionally, the Sun Swoon Lagoon has crash pads that cannot be found anywhere else on the island, making it a must-visit location for players who want to experience all that the Summer Escape update has to offer.
Summer Quests and Rewards
Fortnite’s Summer Escape update is now live, offering players a chance to unlock tons of free rewards through a series of summer-themed quests. The update will last for two weeks, and players can earn up to 900,000 XP by completing these quests.
The update’s most significant change is the addition of Sun Swoon Lagoon, a summer-themed location on the map that features unique decorations, crash pads, and giant spray-painted murals of Meowzers and Peely. Many of the quests will involve players exploring this area, so it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the location’s landing spots and chest locations.
To unlock the free Nana Buddy back bling, players must be a Crew member subscriber and log in at any point during the summer update. The back bling comes in two versions, a yellow Peely version and a sunburnt red Peely version.
In addition to the free rewards available through completing the Summer Escape quests, players can also earn bonus rewards by completing a certain number of quests throughout the summer period. These bonus rewards include:
- Wild Fronds Back Bling: awarded for completing 14 summer quests
- Bugsy Glider: awarded for completing 18 summer quests
- Toasty Coconut Emote: awarded for completing 24 quests
- Lagoon Escape Loading Screen: awarded for completing 24 quests
While there may be a bit of a grind to complete all of the quests and earn these bonus rewards, it’s worth noting that everything is completely free.
Fortnite’s reality augments have received an update with some additions and removals. Thermal mud has been added, allowing players to have a thermal vision while sliding. An icy slide has also been added, giving players icy feet while sliding. However, the tracker’s armoury has been removed, which provided players with the shadow tracker exotic pistol and a flare gun.
The reality augments are constantly rotating and changing, which keeps the game interesting for players. Players can expect more changes and additions to the reality augments in the future.
Changes in Game
The Fortnite Summer Update for 2023 has brought about several changes in the game. The update has introduced new summer-themed skins, quests, and rewards for players to unlock. The update is split into three different parts, each with its own set of quests and rewards.
The locations have been updated and filled with summer decorations, crash pads, and giant spray-painted murals of Meowzers and Peely on the wall. Many of the quests in the update will involve players going to this part of the island to get familiar with it and make sure they know the landing spots and chest locations.
The update has also introduced new consumables, such as ice cream cones and the firework flare gun, which has been unvaulted and replaces the standard flare gun. The ice cream cones come in different flavors, each with its own unique effect, such as restoring health and giving players a speed boost.
New Summer-Themed Skins
Fortnite’s Summer Escape update has brought with it a range of new summer-themed skins for players to enjoy. The update has added several new skins to the game, including the secret skin, Paradise Meows, which is available to players who have purchased the Battle Pass for the season.
The Paradise Meows skin comes with a range of cosmetics, including the Calico Coconut back bling, the Dune Scooper pickaxe, the Beach Breezer glider, and the Self-Reflecting emote. Additionally, players can unlock the Calico Holiday wrap, the Paradise Pattern wrap, the Clawson Meows loading screen, the Paradise Meows loading screen, the Paradise Vibes music pack, and the Calico Coconut banner icon.
In addition to the secret skin, players can also look forward to new summer-themed skins coming to the item shop over the next few weeks. On July 10th, the Opal skin will be available, while the Ruby skin will receive pastel summer styles. On July 14th, the Chaos Explorer skin will also be available for purchase.
Upcoming Item Shop Skins
As the Summer Escape update rolls out, players can also expect new summer-themed skins to hit the item shop over the next few weeks. On July 10th, the Opal skin will be available, and the Ruby skin will receive pastel summer styles. Then, on July 14th, the Chaos Explorer skin will be released, which is a variant of the Chaos Agent skin.
Overall, the free rewards are awesome. However, note that there are very minimal map changes and not many summer-themed skins available in the item shop. maybe they are saving some summer skins that will come to the item shop that none of the leakers have managed to find yet.
Fortnite is currently on summer vacation, and players should not expect too much to be happening in-game for the next few weeks. Once Epic Games come back, there will be even bigger updates and new stuff to finish off this season, getting ready for the final season of this chapter.