Fortnite Season 3 leak suggests a flood’s headed to the map

It looks like the next Fortnite Season could see you sink or swim – literally. There have been hints and rumours swirling about what the battle royale game’s next adventure will bring when the Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 release date rolls around, including suggestions its map will be flooded – and now it looks more likely that’ll be the case. Recent datamines have revealed findings pointing to a decidedly watery start to the next Fortnite Season, such as new underwater swimming animations and poster teasers showing Meowscles with flotation armbands, a determined-looking shark eyeing a swimming Peely hungrily, and even a building floating precariously in a rubber ring. In addition, in early May Fortnite players started discovering puddles scattered about the game’s map. Now, on the PlayStation Store – as of this story – there’s a brand-new icon that appears to hint a flood could be on the way. As you can see in the images below – which haven’t yet been shared officially by developer Epic Games on the multiplayer game’s social channels or site just yet – the Fortnite Battle Bus is flying perilously close to the open sea in the updated icon.

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Valorant release times – here’s when Riot’s shooter goes live

Last week the Valorant closed beta shut up shop, giving developer Riot Games a chance to get the FPS game’s full launch ready, with resets to player accounts and new content on the way. The Valorant release date rolls around in a just a matter of hours, as of this story, and now the studio’s unveiled approximate Valorant release times for regions around the world. While there aren’t exact times given for Valorant’s launch out of beta just yet, Riot’s posted a countdown to what appears to be the first season of the game post-launch in a tweet on the multiplayer game’s Twitter channel. That means we can more or less work out when on June 2 it’s likely to go live in each region. As you can see in the post embedded below, the tweet announces: “Launching – In 12 hours – Korea, Japan, and most of Asia-Pacific; in 18 hours – Europe, Turkey, MENA, Russia, and CIS countries; In 25 hours – North America, Latin America, and South America. Episode One: Ignition.” The tweet was posted at 12:00 BST today (June 1).

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Minecraft Dungeons’ first DLC arrives next month – here’s what it brings

Now that Minecraft Dungeons is here, the good news just keeps coming for fans of the latest addition to the iconic sandbox game’s universe. Not only is Minecraft Dungeons cross-platform on the way, but the first DLC’s due to drop next month. Titled Jungle Awakens, the pack adds three new missions, new enemies, and a bunch of other goodies. That’s according to a blog post on the action-adventure game’s website announcing the new content. “You probably already know that we’re currently working on new content for Minecraft Dungeons,” dev Mojang says, “especially if you’ve purchased the Hero Edition. However, what you might not know is that the first of the two planned DLCs – Jungle Awakens – is coming in July!” The new content pack will see you take on a new adventure, set in a “distant, dangerous jungle” and tackle a mysterious power of some sort. Set across three brand-new missions, Jungle Awakens also introduces “new weapons, armour, and artifacts”, the studio reveals, as well as some new baddies to best: “the Leaplead, Jungle Zombie, Poison Quill Vine, and others”.

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