Here's How Fortnite's New Buried Treasure Map Works

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In its ongoing quest to keep things fun and fresh, Fortnite developer Epic Games has introduced a new gameplay feature for Season 8. As part of update 8.01, players will now be able to use maps to hunt for treasure. However, this isn't like the treasure hunts from seasons past, so we've put together a short overview of how it works.

Naturally, the first part of hunting for treasure is getting your hands on a map. These maps can be found as Floor Loot or in Chests. They are an item that take up an inventory slot, and you can also only carry one at a time--so no hoarding them! Using your map to will make a small dotted red line appear in front of you. However, this line doesn't extend out very far, so its designed to serve as an indication of the general direction you should be heading instead of a direct path to it.

Once you're close to the location you'll see a golden shaft of light marking exactly where you need to dig. There's also a very hand "X" to mark the spot. Digging takes a little bit of time, so be careful and make sure there aren't any other players around to pick you off. When you successfully open the chest, you'll be treated to some items of Legendary rarity level.

How Fortnite's New Buried Treasure Map Works

about X hours ago from

In its ongoing quest to keep things fun and fresh, Fortnite developer Epic Games has introduced a new gameplay feature for Season 8. As part of update 8.01, players will now be able to use maps to hunt for treasure. However, this isn't like the treasure hunts from seasons past, so we've put together a short overview of how it works.

Naturally, the first part of hunting for treasure is getting your hands on a map. These maps can be found as Floor Loot or in Chests. They are an item that take up an inventory slot, and you can also only carry one at a time--so no hoarding them! Using your map to will make a small dotted red line appear in front of you. However, this line doesn't extend out very far, so its designed to serve as an indication of the general direction you should be heading instead of a direct path to it.

Once you're close to the location you'll see a golden shaft of light marking exactly where you need to dig. There's also a very hand "X" to mark the spot. Digging takes a little bit of time, so be careful and make sure there aren't any other players around to pick you off. When you successfully open the chest, you'll be treated to some items of Legendary rarity level.

How Fortnite Patch's New Buried Treasure Map Works

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In its ongoing quest to keep things fun and fresh, Fortnite developer Epic Games has introduced a new gameplay feature for Season 8 with the game's latest update. As part of patch 8.01, players will now be able to use maps to hunt for treasure. However, this isn't like the treasure hunts from seasons past, so we've put together a short overview of how it works.

Naturally, the first part of hunting for treasure is getting your hands on a map. These maps can be found as Floor Loot or in Chests. They are a Legendary item that take up an inventory slot, and you can also only carry one at a time--so no hoarding them! Using your map will make a small dotted red line appear in front of you. However, this line doesn't extend out very far, so it's designed to serve as an indication of the general direction you should be heading instead of a direct path to it.

Once you're close to the location you'll see a golden shaft of light marking exactly where you need to dig with your pickaxe. There's also a very hand "X" to mark the spot. Digging takes a little bit of time, so be careful and make sure there aren't any other players around to pick you off. When you successfully open the chest, you'll be treated to some items of Legendary rarity level.

Fortnite 8.01 Patch Notes: Buried Treasure Map, Slide Duos, And More

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Following the launch of Fortnite Season 8, which flooded the game with new content, developer Epic has once again updated the battle royale experience with something new. As detailed in the patch notes for update 8.01, the game now has Buried Treasure to be found. Players will be able to use a map to uncover loot hidden across the island. Players can only hold one map at a time and anyone who manages to find a chest will be rewarded with legendary loot. These maps can be found from Floor Loot and Chests.

Although Buried Treasure is the big new feature, there are some smaller additions, tweaks, and changes to the game too. Slide Duos has been introduced as the new Limited Time Mode. In terms of balance tweaks, the Infantry Rifle has a lower chance of appearing out of Chests and being found on the floor, as does the Clinger.

Bottle Rockets have been vaulted and players can now slide down terrain without taking damage from an increased angle. Check out the full patch notes for the Battle Royale below.

Fortnite Patch Notes (8.01 Update): Buried Treasure Map, Slide Duos, And More

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Following the launch of Fortnite Season 8, which flooded the game with new content, developer Epic Games has once again updated the battle royale experience with something new. Update 8.01 is out now, and its primary addition is--as is appropriate for a pirate-themed season--the new Buried Treasure item.

As detailed in the patch notes for update 8.01, the game now lets you track down treasure. Buried Treasure specifically refers to a Legendary-tier item that takes the form of a map; players use it to uncover loot hidden across the island. Players can only hold one map at a time and anyone who manages to find a chest will be rewarded with Legendary loot. Once you arrive at the target location, you'll dig up the treasure with your pickaxe. These maps can be found from floor loot and chests.

Although Buried Treasure is the big new feature, there are some smaller additions, tweaks, and changes to the game too. Slide Duos has been introduced as the new Limited Time Mode. This makes it so you essentially slide around everywhere--your run speed has been increased, but friction is "greatly lowered," and there is no fall damage. Everyone else gets a Grappler with unlimited ammo to help them traverse this slippery world.

Days Gone Devs On Bringing The Zombie Apocalypse To An Unexpected Place

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Days Gone Devs On Bringing The Zombie Apocalypse To An Unexpected Place

Bend Studio, the developers behind the upcoming PS4 exclusive Days Gone, have seen the PlayStation platform grow through the ages. Starting out with Bubsy 3D, one of the earliest 3D platformers, they pivoted to great success with the Syphon Filter series--one of the original PlayStation's more defining first-party games. In the time since, Bend Studio worked closely with other developers on franchises like Uncharted and Resistance, but on the year of Syphon Filter's 20th anniversary, the studio is launching its first new IP in two decades.

After spending some hands-on time with the game, we spoke with creative director John Garvin and game director Jeff Ross about the studio's formative years and how the new open-world game set in the Pacific Northwest aims to shake up the familiar trappings of the setting. The following interview has been edited for clarity and readability.

Bend Studio is actually one of the oldest PlayStation developers still around today. This is the first new IP coming from the studio in a long time, so with that, there seems to be a lot of perspective on what makes a good Sony game.

Days Gone Is A Familiar Experience, But That Might Not Be So Bad

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Days Gone Is A Familiar Experience, But That Might Not Be So Bad

The upcoming PS4 exclusive Days Gone is fast approaching its release on April 26. Coming from Bend Studio, the developers behind the Syphon Filter series and Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the third-person open-world game takes a lot of cues from previous Sony AAA titles, all while set within the popular setting of a zombie apocalypse. After a recent hands-on session with the game, GameSpot editors Edmond Tran and Alessandro Fillari came together to share their thoughts on what it was like exploring Days Gone's take on the Pacific Northwest during harsher times.

For more on Days Gone, check out our interview with the developers from Bend Studio about the making of the game, and stay tuned for our video impressions detailing how the new open world game stacks up.

Alessandro: So to start things off, what do you think of Days Gone in the broader sense? The basic premise is essentially Sons of Anarchy by way of The Walking Dead, and I certainly got the impression it was sticking fairly close to those sources of inspiration. Like the main character, Deacon St. John, seems like he'd fit right in within either of those shows.

Captain Marvel Is Expected To Make $350M This Weekend; Here's How That Compares To Other Superhero Movies

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The next big Marvel superhero movie, Captain Marvel, opens in theatres this week--and it's expected to be a massive commercial success. According to the latest box office predictions posted by Deadline, the Brie Larson-starring film is on track to make $150 million in the US and Canada for its opening weekend, with a further $200 million coming from international markets for a total global opening-weekend box office result of $350 million.

For comparison, that would be higher than the worldwide opening-weekend hauls for other recent superhero movies like Wonder Woman ($228 million), Justice League ($279 million), and Deadpool ($300 million). Captain Marvel isn't expected to top Black Panther's first-weekend global box office take of $371 million, however.

Captain Marvel was always expected to have a huge opening weekend stateside and around the world firstly because it's a Marvel movie. There is also a considerable amount of interest in it because of how it may connect to April's Avengers: Endgame. As fans will recall, Avengers: Infinity War ended with a teasing reference to calling on Captain Marvel to help save the day.

Just Cause 4 Comes To Xbox Game Pass Just A Few Months After Release

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Just Cause 4, the open-world sandbox game from Avalanche Studios, is now available in the Xbox Game Pass free game library. WindowsCentral discovered that the game is now available in the Xbox Game Pass library, following a teaser that the Xbox Game Pass account tweeted.

In a silly, fake email purporting to be from "Melissa McGamepass," it's revealed that a game starting with a "J" would come to Xbox Game Pass on March 7. As it turns out, that game is (likely) Just Cause 4, and it's arrived a day early. The email image also says another game with a longer title is also coming to Xbox Game Pass on March 7, but it hasn't been revealed yet.

Further out, Microsoft will announce another title coming to Xbox Game Pass in April later this month on March 12. Keep checking back with GameSpot for more on that.