Fortnite Easter event: where to find Bouncy Eggs and how to use them - plus the what’s new in the item shop

The Spring Breakout Cup also brings with it a number of new challenges and prizes to be won

Easter weekend is finally upon us, and multiplayer Battle Royale game Fortnite is celebrating with its very first Easter event, called Spring Breakout.

The event offers up a whole host of challengers for players to try out with a range of prizes at stake - this is everything you need to know.

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How to forage for Bouncy Eggs

There are new skins and outfits that you can buy in the Fortnite item shop (Photo: Epic Games)

When you log into Fortnite and check your quest log during the week of 1 April, you’ll see that the new Legendary challenge is from a character called Webster, a rather maniacal looking duck, who claims to have something big planned.

In order to help Webster get his plans rolling, you must forage for Bouncy Eggs around the island.

The Bouncy Eggs are hidden all over the Fortnite map - but they aren’t actually found in set locations. Instead, you’ll find most of them inside loot boxes, or on the floor as you go about your business.

You’ll want to stay away from landmarks or named locations when searching for eggs - instead, focus on the fields and hills which are found between those areas.

Bouncy Eggs can be found in both regular matches and the Team Rumble game mode, but your best chance at finding more of them is definitely in the latter.

To pick one up, you have to interact with them - if you consume a Bouncy Egg, you get shields and your overall gravity is reduced, which means you can jump higher.

Once you’ve found 10 Bouncy Eggs, you’ll be rewarded with 35,000 XP and the Tactical Quacks pickaxe.

After this step, you’ll be tasked with gathering even more eggs.

How to get the Egg Launcher?

The Egg Launcher also makes a return to the battle royale mode. The weapon is similar to the Big Chill Grenade Launcher, and has been making seasonal appearances in Fortnite around Easter since Season Three of Fortnite’s first chapter.

The Egg Launcher is available from Uncommon rarity, all the way to Legendary, and can be found just about everywhere.

Players can find any of the rarities just be checking out the chests around the island.

Uncommon and Rare Egg Launchers can be found as floor loot, but if you’re looking for the Epic and Legendary versions, those are relegated to Rare and Bunker Chestes, in addition to Supply Drops.

Alternatively, you can strike a deal with Webster to get your hands on the weapon - in exchange for 400 Gold Bars, you’ll get an Uncommon Egg Launcher.

What is the Spring Breakout Cup?

Replacing Friday Night Bragging Rights is the Spring Breakout Cup which starts on Friday 2 April.

The cup brings Duos competition back into action, and requires you and your Duos teammate to earn points by completing up to 10 matches in three hours.

The top performing Duos in each server region will be among the first to get the Webster Outfit and Mecha-Feathers Back Bling.

In order to participate in the Spring Breakout Cup, players must have their account level at 30 or above, and have two factor authentication enabled.

What’s new in the item shop?

The Easter Spring Breakout event from Fortnite brings with it some suitably appropriate outfits relating to rabbits and ducks.

It marks the return of some fan favourite outfits, including Bunny Brawler, Rabbit Raider and Quackling.

As part of the tournament, a new Webster skin is also available, a business suit bunny and two folks clad in orange hoodies.

Also available in the item shop are Easter outfits like:

- Bun Bun, 1,500 V-Bucks

- Bunny Hop, 500 V-Bucks

- Hoppity, 500 V-Bucks

- Dutch, 1,200 V-Bucks

- Bunny Bundle, 2,500 V-Bucks