Fortnite’s v12.50 Update is now live, introducing two major nerfs to aim assist and Heavy Sniper Rifles following complaints from fans and content creators.
Aim assist has been a hot topic among players of the popular battle royale title for some time now, with many believing that it gave controller players an unfair advantage over players who use keyboard and mouse.
After months of these complaints, Epic have finally moved to try and address the problems, and have also made some changes to the Heavy Sniper, a weapon that has become a major part of player’s loadouts throughout Season 2.
Heavy Sniper nerf
The only weapon to receive a major change this week is the Heavy Sniper, with Epic moving to reduce it’s incredible power as it becomes more than just a long-distance weapon in the game. Recently, players have been using it to blast through enemy builds, which is not an intended use of the gun.
On top of that, the Heavy Sniper often killed in one bullet, but in an email sent this morning, the developers confirmed that they had “retuned their effectiveness,” so they no longer wipe out enemies with full health and shields in a single blast.
Aim assist nerfed
Perhaps the headline addition in v12.50, Epic Games have finally responded to weeks of complaints from mouse and keyboard players and reduced the effectiveness of aim assist for controller users.
Many have strongly believed that aim assist’s ability to lock on to an enemy gave those who used the console peripheral an unfair advantage, so the game’s developers have revealed that they included a change that makes “240hz aim assist act like 60hz,” in a move that will “impact target acquisition.”
New Modes: Party Royale & Operation: Payload
Alongside those major changes, Epic have also introduced two new modes to the game in the form of Party Royale and Operation: Payload.
Party Royale is a safe space for players to chill out and play with friends, with weapons and materials turned off. What this will actually entail remains unknown, but Epic have announced that they will be testing the mode for the first time on Friday, May 1/2 at 6:00 PM (PST) / 9:00 PM (EST) / 2:00 AM (BST), so everyone can hop in and see for themselves.
On top of that, players will also be able to sink their teeth into Operation: Payload, a new LTM that will see players defend a moving objective and guide it across a specified area while another team attempts to halt their progress, much like Overwatch.
Of course, no Fortnite patch is complete without some bug fixes, and Epic has revealed which issues have been addressed on their official Trello page.
- Framerate and resolution drops in v12.41
- Local Challenges not appearing when entering a new area
- “Block damage with a Kingsman” Challenge not tracking progress
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- Surround Pound’s heavy attack may not deal damage to husks
- Players may be swapped to their pickaxe when using an ability that’s on cooldown
- Stormking Onslaught Projectiles are not functioning correctly
- Players may become stuck in a previous Dungeons zone while their teammates are in the next one
- Psylocke’s Pickaxe does not swing properly
- Video playback disabled on Android
- Extra Build buttons display Wall icons
- Ping marker displays 0m
Fortnite’s v12.50 patch is now live and available to download on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.
Fortnite Season 8 Patch Notes: new weapons, punch cards return, & more
Fortnite Season 8 is here which means there’s a ton of new content to explore. Check out everything that Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 offers.
Following one of the wildest seasons to date, Fortnite Season 8 takes players even further into the unknown. Here’s everything new in Fortnite Season 8.
Fortnite Season 7 was out of this world… literally. The season featured an ever-changing alien invasion that was quite unpredictable. It also offered a variety of weapons, vehicles, and crossovers.
However, if you thought an invasion was strange, wait until you see what Season 8 has in store. The theme for Fortnite Season 8 is “Cubed” and it focuses on the return of Kevin. Not just one Kevin, but a lot of Kevin’s scattered around the map.
Season 8 not only features the return of one of Fortnite’s most beloved characters. This season brings a slew of new weapons, hostile zombie creatures, and the return of some fan-favorite features.
Fortnite Season 8 New Map
Of course, with every new season comes a new map. Despite the massive Mothership explosion, the map is relatively unscathed. With a couple “new” POIs, players might be a bit underwhelmed. Here are the new POIs:
- Sludgy Swamp (Formerly Slurpy Swamp)
- Corny Crops (Formerly Corny Complex)
And that’s it. However, there are various new biomes dotted around the map. As you can see below, these biomes are quite large. They are likely where different Kevin Cubes are placed.
Season 8 New Weapons and Items
While the map doesn’t offer many changes, there are a lot of new weapons and items. These new weapons can be found inside chests, including a new chest variant.
Like last season, there is a new variety of weapons. These weapons are called Sideways weapons, and they are very powerful. The Sideways is similar to Stranger Things’ Upsidedown. It is a mysterious place but produces some seriously powerful equipment.
- Sideways Rifle
- Sideways Minigun
- Shadow Flopper
- Dual Crossbows
- Carnage Symbiote Mythic
- Venom Symbiote Mythic
- Sideways Chest
- Cube Monster Parts
- Sideways Light Blade
- Armored Wall
- “Spicy Soda”
- Rainbow Ink
- Color Bottles
- Sideways Shotgun (upcoming)
- Sideways Scythe (upcoming)
Battle Stars, Toona Fish, Punch Cards, and more!
Fortnite Season 8 features the return of some fan-favorite systems. These include the Battle Stars which was present during Season 7. As well, Toon Fishstick is this season’s customizable skin.
Outside of what was present last season, players can also enjoy the return of Punch Cards and Quest Sharing. Punch Cards allow players to earn XP faster by rewarding players more often. As well, Quest Sharing allows players to work together to complete quests.
Additionally, players will get to decide which new weapons will be added to Fortnite during this season. Players will also get to vote for which fan-favorite weapons will be unvaulted! The voting process will be revealed at a later date.
Fortnite Season 9 Bug Fixes
When Epic Games releases the official patch notes, we will update this story with the new bug fixes. Stay tuned for more news as information is made available!
Fortnite v17.50 Patch Notes: Corny Complex abducted, Island Games challenges, live event countdown
Here are the Fortnite v17.50 patch notes for the final update of Season 7. With only two weeks left in the season, here’s even more content.
The final update of the season has gone live, and here are the biggest changes in the Fortnite v17.50 Patch Notes.
Fortnite Season 7 is just about over, but not before another content update. The final update of the season contains the Fortnite v17.50 patch notes. There may not be any new items of weapons, but it’s still a big one.
Each update this season has truly affected the game unlike a few seasons prior. During Season 7, new content was added almost weekly, and it’s going to stay that way until the very end.
From a new abduction site to multiple in-game events, here is what players can expect from the last update of Season 7.
Corny Complex Abduction – Fortnite Patch Notes
Following the abduction of both Slurpy Swamp and Coral Castle, a third POI is going to be removed from the map. This will happen in three stages, and then the POI will appear in the Mothership.
Thanks to dataminers, we already know which POI will be abducted next. Corny Complex, one of the biggest POIs is next up. It has been a hot drop this season, and is one of the new POIs from Season 7.
Island Games challenges and rewards
There is also a new limited-time event taking place in-game. Starting at 9 a.m. EST on August 31, players can participate in the Island Games. The Island Games are Creative challenges that require players to play specific maps.
There are six exclusive cosmetics players can earn from the challenges. With 18 challenges total, these are a great way to rack up XP and free items.
Live event countdown for Season 8
As expected, there will be a live event to end Season 7. What this event entails is still unknown, but we do know when it will take place. The countdown timer is slated to appear in-game this Friday.
Season 7 will end on September 12 right after the event takes place. Immediately after, downtime for Fortnite Season 8 will begin. When the downtime ends, Season 8 will begin.
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Fortnite v17.40 Patch Notes: Coral Castle, Impostor Mode, Wild Weeks, and more
The Fortnite v17.40 patch notes are here outlining all of the major changes from one of the final updates of Season 7.
The second to last Season 7 update is here, and here are all of the Fortnite v17.40 patch notes.
Fortnite Season 7 has been pretty wild so far. Every content update has rolled out new weapons and map changes. The storyline has been more active than it’s been for a few seasons now.
There seems to be a general census that Season 7 is one of the best seasons of Fortnite. If not the best Season of Chapter 2 so far.
And the latest content update is a pretty big one. The Fortnite v17.40 patch notes include details of Wild Weeks returning, a new Impostor Mode, Coral Castle’s abduction, and more. Here they are!
Coral Castle Abducted – Fortnite Patch Notes
After waiting for the better half of Season 7, Coral Castle has finally been abducted. One of the most underwhelming POIs is being changed for the first time since its creation.
This is a major map change similar to when Slurpy Swamp was abducted. The main pieces of the POI will be floating in a low gravity zone. Later, the pieces will be transported to the inside of the Mothership.
Impostor LTM – Fortnite Patch Notes
The rumored Impostor Mode has finally arrived with the Fortnite v17.40 patch notes. This is a story-based LTM similar to the Impossible Escape LTM from last season.
This mode is similar to the hit game Among Us where players either play as Agents or Impostors. Agents will complete tasks around the base while Impostors attempt to sabotage their operations.
Sadly, there are not exclusive rewards for winning. However, players can explore a highly detailed and lore-riddled Imaging Order base.
Wild Weeks Return – Fortnite Patch Notes
The end of Season 7 is near, and so Wild Weeks are making a return. Each week, Epic Games will change one of Fortnite’s core functions. There will also be weekly Legendary quests that go along with these changes.
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The Wild Week changes will start on Thursday with the introduction of Sneak Week. Every Epic or greater Pistol and AR, and every Bolt Action Sniper, will be replaced with their suppressed variants. More vendors will also supply Prop Disguises, and the Prop-ifier will drop more often from chests.
New Burst Pulse Rifle
A new weapon has been added to the loot pool. The Burst Pulse Rifle can be purchased from the Kymera NPC. This is similar to the Burst AR, but in alien form.
The Burst Pulse Rifle fires two-shot bursts and has a larger clip than the regular Pulse Rifle.
Fortnite v17.40 Bug Fixes
- Fixed a Preferred Item Slots issue involving double item slot items, such as the Chug Cannon, moving to the incorrect slots when the player picked up a new item.
- Fixed an issue involving Cosmic Chests being unopenable if a player had left the team during the match.
- Fixed an issue that caused us to disable Prop Disguise services from vendors. These are now re-enabled.
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