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Did Epic delay the v10.10 update to see how Apex’ first day of solos went?

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A conspiracy theory is becoming popular amongst the Fortnite community and it actually makes a lot of sense.

The theory centers around Epic’s late delay of the Fortnite v10.10 update. Very rarely has Epic delayed an entire patch, the few times they have it has only been for a couple of hours, not entire day.

To explain this weird decision, many people have pointed to the fact that Apex Legends is having one of its biggest days yet.

Apex, for the first time, is opening up a solo mode. This is a huge moment for the BR game and if they can add a successful solo mode to the game it will be a chance for Apex to come for some of Fortnite’s market share.

In addition, many members of the Fortnite community are using today to boycott Fortnite due to the lack of action on the mechs. Instead, they are playing Apex Legends and the game is having one of it’s best days on Twitch since release.

Why did Epic delay the v10.10 Fortnite update?

So the theory states that Epic wanted to wait to see how this Apex day went, before deciding what would happen in the update. If Fortnite stayed strong and continued to beat out Apex, they would keep things how they are, but if the Twitch charts went crazy, they’d use this chance to vault or heavily nerf the mech to keep the audience around.

My dog in law who does tech support on epics patch server just sent me this from r/FortniteCompetitive

While that image is absolutely a meme, this theory has been spread around the community and is seriously being considered.

There is a precedent for Epic changing the game based on other games. The first update that happened after Apex was released on February 4th (not counting the Content Update on February 5th) was the update that introduced siphon into normal modes. That could be a coincidence, of course, but it’s suspicious timing.

Especially because Epic then decided to remove siphon from pubs quickly after, using it as a way to keep Fortnite interesting for streamers when hype for Apex was at its highest.

Not convinced? What about when Epic first introduced Support-a-Creator? That happened in early October 2018. October 12th was when Call of Duty Black Ops 4 came out, the first version of the game to have a Battle Royale mode.

Again it might be coincidence, but it feels like there might be some more thought going into this than we give it credit for.

What do you think? Is the community on to something here or are we going full tinfoil hat?

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Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion

Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.

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Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.

Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.

Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.

Fortnite Creative beta

Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.

After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.

Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.

The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.

Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.

Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.

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Fortnite leaked skins & cosmetics from v15.50 update

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Fortnite v15.50 update leaked skins

Epic Games have rolled out their first update in a few weeks, with the arrival of Fortnite patch v15.50, and a number of skins and cosmetics have leaked as a result.

These weekly updates were never missed in times gone by, however Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a lot more inconsistent in that sense. Some weeks there is a huge update with map changes, new crossovers and challenges – while others will just make very minor bug changes.

You can always read about what to expect from the patch here on Fortnite Intel, and alongside those patch notes, let’s run through some of the game’s unreleased outfits.

Fortnite’s most recent crossover was with Street Fighter and Alien, but what’s next?

On March 2, once the downtime began, a number of leakers started looking into the game’s files to see what had changed. To their surprise, with just two weeks left in the season, not much had been tweaked in terms of content.

However, we do have some leaked skins and cosmetics to dig through – courtesy of Lucas7Yoshi and VastBlast.

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics from v15.50 update

Bundles

Midas female GoldenTouch bundle

Emotes

So, there you have it! Those are all of the newest unreleased skins in the Fortnite world, some of which may actually roll out following the latest update.

Keep an eye out on the Fortnite Item Shop and you never know, one or two may appear there in the near future.

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Fortnite v15.40 leaked skins and cosmetics revealed

Epic Games have revealed the new Fortnite v15.40 update and leakers have already found a bunch of new skins.

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Epic Games has dropped patch v15.40 in Fortnite and with it comes a boat load of leaked skins as well as cosmetics.

The latest update brought back one of the game’s older weapons, which had been vaulted for some time, and that’s the Flint Knock pistol.

As the pirate theme died long ago in Chapter 2, the weapon hasn’t been around for much of Chapter 2 – but now it’s back in the loot pool.

As usual, following an update, leakers have been hard at work looking around for any potential teasers for upcoming content. To that point, leaked skins and cosmetics have emerged.

Fortnite v15.40 leaked skins

New Bundles

Before we dive into the individual skins and how they’re going to look in Fortnite, it’s worth noting VastBlast discovered four new bundles are included.

These can be seen below – coming with individual pickaxes, back blings, and more.

On top of that, ShiinaBR revealed how some of the new skins shape up in-game.

Last but not least is the SypherPK Locker Bundle, found by iFireMonkey.

Fortnite v15.40 leaked cosmetics

Here’s the list of new cosmetics leaked, courtesy of HYPEX – one of the game’s most accurate leakers.

As you can see, a number of weapon wraps and other cosmetics are in the works.

Now, it’s only a matter of time before they’re added to the battle royale experience. Which one do you have eyes for? Let us know by tweeting us @FortniteINTEL on Twitter.

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