Fortnite Rise Of Midas Event Adds Free Rewards And Floor Is Lava Mode
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Fortnite Rise Of Midas Event Adds Free Rewards And Floor Is Lava Mode


One of Fortnite‘s most-remembered characters returns in today’s game update, v29.01. Rise of Midas is a multi-week event that brings with it a ton of free cosmetics, challenges, and a limited-time mode (LTM). Of course, as the name suggests, Midas is back, too.

Fortnite Rise of Midas event

The Rise of Midas event is now live and runs through April 2 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET. During the event, you can play to complete a series of in-game quests that will dole out battle pass XP and several free cosmetic items. The in-game quests will appear across five categories to be rolled out during the event. The first batch, Midas Rises, is out now, with four subsequent batches of challenges hitting the game on March 20, 25, 27, and 28, respectively.

Rise of Midas quest rewards: Cerberus Medallion spray, Rose of Avarice back bling, and Queen in Gold glider
Rise of Midas quest rewards: Cerberus Medallion spray, Rose of Avarice back bling, and Queen in Gold glider

If you complete any six quests, you’ll unlock the Cerberus Medallion spray. At 12 completed quests, you’ll get the Rose of Avarice back bling. And for doing 18 of these challenges, you’ll claim the Queen in Gold glider, as a nod to Marigold, Midas’ similarly gilded sibling. Should any of these challenges prove tricky, you can bet we’ll have you covered with guides right here on GameSpot.

Meanwhile in the item shop, the new Ascendant Midas skin will debut on March 26 when the shop resets at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET. His new accessories, the Golden King’s Cape back bling, the Golden Ascension wrap, and the Golden Touch pickaxe will also be available starting that day.

Ascendant Midas skin, Golden King's Cape back bling, and Golden Touch pickaxe
Ascendant Midas skin, Golden King’s Cape back bling, and Golden Touch pickaxe

For more competitive players, you can earn the new Ascendent Midas skin for free by participating in the Rise of Midas Cup, a solos tournament. You can find the tourney in-game and its official rules here.

Floor Is Lava returns

I regret to inform you the floor is, once again, lava. The popular LTM returns but with a twist: The Chapter 5 Season 2 weapons will be available in the mode. Oh yeah, and the lava will be gold (of course).

The LTM will feature its own event quests separate from the Rise of Midas event with even more free cosmetics, including the Lightning King and Zeus Medallion sprays, as well as the Gilded Vengeance pickaxe. Don’t delay, as the mode and its free rewards will disappear when the Rise of Midas event ends on April 2.

New weapon and item

That’s not all; you can also find two new equippable items on the map starting today, including one new weapon previously teased in the season launch trailer. The Chains of Hades is a new Mythic item that pulls enemy players toward you with a swift and painful combo attack–think of it like the signature weapons belonging to Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion or Overwatch’s Roadhog. You can find it with some luck in a chest or as floor loot, or take down Hades for a guaranteed drop.

Fortnite's Chain of Hades
Fortnite’s Chain of Hades

The other new item is the Shield Bubble Jr., a smaller, more personal version of the Shield Bubble that can buy you a moment of respite when enemies are gunning for your crown. This too can be found as ground loot or in chests.

Bug fixes in Fortnite patch 29.01

Epic is good about adding new content with each patch, but these updates also serve to fix what may ail the game. Straight from the developer, here’s a list of “major” bug fixes included in this patch.

  • Fixed an issue allowing players to throw the Thunderbolt of Zeus through structures.
  • Fixed an issue where players may have been able to shoot through player-built structures with the Gatekeeper Shotgun.
  • Fixed an issue where players may have been able to fly with the Wings of Icarus indefinitely.
  • Not a Battle Royale bug, but we also fixed a visual issue where players couldn’t see their
  • earned XP from creator-made islands until returning to the Lobby.

The Rise of Midas event is now live. For more on the latest iteration of Epic’s ever-changing game, don’t miss everything new in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2.



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