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Fortnite 14.50 Update patch notes

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Fortnite’s v14.50 patch is here on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, preparing the game for its release on Microsoft and Xbox’s next-gen consoles while bringing back Jetpacks courtesy of Tony Stark.

Fortnite Season 4 has been all about superheroes, with characters like Dr Doom and Stark taking residence on the island as they prepare for battle against the evil Galactus.

While Iron Man’s own development centre has been transported to the island, it seems he’s been using his workspace to help out everyone on the island, making some adjustments to Jetpacks, and offering them freely to those searching for a Victory Royale.

Jetpacks are back

Fortnite fans haven’t seen Jetpacks since June 2018 when they were vaulted from the Battle Royale mode, but after some work at Stark Industries, the item is back, and are apparently “new and improved.”

How they’ve been adjusted hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but it’s likely we’ll see them return in different variants as we did previously, with some offering longer fly time depending on the rarity.

The return of Jetpacks mean that players have plenty of ways to fly through the sky when rotating around the map, with Choppas still present on the island as well.

Jetpack from Fortnite Chapter 1.
Jetpacks haven’t appeared in Battle Royale for over two years.

Fortnite for Xbox Series X & PS5

Along with the return of Jetpacks, Epic Games have used the v14.50 patch as a way to release some final preparations for the launch of the game on Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles next week.

With “faster loading times, dynamic visuals and physics, and 4K resolution at 60 FPS” all coming as part of the upgrades to the game for Xbox Series X and PS5, players can look forward to faster loading times and improved graphics when they jump out of the Battle Bus.

Lachlan Icon Series skin

Australian YouTuber Lachlan Power’s long-awaited Icon Series Skin finally arrives as part of this update, with the skin set to release on November 12, although he’ll be giving some codes away early on November 8.

The cosmetic set will of course include his skin, but also come with a pickaxe, back bling, and emote. Players can also earn it for free by placing well in Lachlan’s Pickaxe Frenzy tournament on November 7.

Fortnite v14.50 Bug Fixes

As always, Epic Games have also been working hard on squashing some of the frustrating bugs that have been affecting the game in recent times, using their official Trello board to provide updates on their progress.

Epic haven’t updated their Trello just yet to confirm what is definitely fixed in this patch, but using their ‘Fixed in Next Game Update’ tag, we have a good idea of what to expect. We’ll be sure to update this post with the full fixes once the devs have confirmed them.

General

  • Burn Basher animation issue.

Battle Royale

  • Gas Cans temporarily disabled
  • Cozy Chomps and Ravage Outfits appearing as Ramirez.
  • THWIP! Legacy not being awarded.

Creative Mode

  • Baller Movement is unnatural after exiting.
  • There is no “Back to Hub” Option in Creative Play server.
  • Team Size setting does not properly function when Join In Progress is set to Join Next Round.

Mobile

  • Nintendo Switch audio may be delayed or dropped out.

Buffs/Nerfs

  • Nerfed Tony Stark’s Repulsor Cannons tracking ability
  • Gas Canisters now explode with less of a force
  • Thor’s Sky Strike damage reduced from 80 to 60
  • Wolverine Spin Slash damage reduced: Major (65 to 45) Minor (25 to 10)

Guides

How to unlock the Armored Kratos style in Fortnite

Kratos from God of War has made it to Fortnite. Find out how to unlock the Armored Kratos style for free in Season 5.

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Kratos has landed on the Fortnite island, but his single style isn’t his only form. Here’s how to unlock his Armored outfit.

After a full season worth of crossovers, Epic slowed things down with Fortnite Season 5. The new season was released with only one crossover character in the roster: The Mandalorian.

It only took a couple of days for Epic to add to their Season 5 crossover roster. On December 3, Kratos from God of War came to the Item Shop. This preceeds the rumored addition of Master Chief from the Halo franchise.

Although God of War is a Playstation exclusive video game, players on all platforms could grab Kratos and his skin pack. You know that Sony had to do something for their console owners, however.

PlayStation players who play a single game with the Kratos skin will unlock the Armored Kratos style for their skin – it’s as simple as that.

Unfortunately, Android, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch players will need to stick to the standard Kratos outfit – unless you have a PS5 lying around.

If you don’t have a PlayStation on-hand, the only option you have is to ask a trustworthy friend to log onto your account and play a game for you. Giving out your account information is risky and usually a bad idea, so proceed with caution.

Hopefully for Xbox players, Microsoft will have the same deal with Epic Games when Master Chief comes to the Item Shop. He’s one of the most iconic characters in all of gaming and will probably be a popular pick on all platforms.

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Guides

All Fortnite Season 5 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 5 brought Exotic weapons to the game to replace Mythics. Here’s where to find all of them.

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Fortnite Season 5 introduced Exotic weapons to the game instead of Mythics, giving more players access to them. Here’s where you can find them.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season 5, with the addition of NPCs, quests, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 5 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include The Mandalorian’s Jetpack and sniper rifle, both available from the bounty hunter himself.

The other items in the game are classified as Exotics. There’s only one of each Mythic item in each game, but can be multiple Exotic weapons.

You can purchase these Exotic weapons from specific NPCs across the map. Of course, this means you’ll need to save up your Gold Bars to afford them.

Twitter user @MikeDulaimi created an easy-to-follow guide on how to locate all of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite. You can purchase them from NPCs in the areas surrounding Hunter’s Haven, The Zero Point, Dirty Docks, Craggy Cliffs, and Stealthy Stronghold

Mythic items were relatively controversial for the past few seasons of Fortnite – especially in competitive modes. Doom’s Mystical Bomb and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher dominated tournament play for the past two seasons, and the competitive community largely called for them to be removed.

We’re curious to see how this community treats Exotic weapons. They’re more widely available and aren’t as powerful as Mythics, making them more balanced than the latter – that is, until a player eliminates the NPC selling them.

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Glitches

Game-breaking bug causing invisibility/God Mode in Fortnite Season 5

Players have already found a game-breaking glitch in Fortnite Season 5, causing players to go invisible and become invulnerable to damage.

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Fortnite Season 5 wasn’t released bug-free. In fact, there’s already a game-breaking bug causing players to become invisible and invulnerable to damage.

Every major update in almost every video game brings a few bugs with it, and Fortnite is no different. This is almost always the case when video games add new mechanics, as Fortnite did with Season 5.

This game-breaking bug has to do with the new sand mechanic. For those who don’t know, the center of the Fortnite island is now covered with quicksand. If you stand on the sand for too long, it sinks you in.

The quicksand isn’t a bad thing. It can actually benefit players, offering a hiding spot and increased movement speed, as seen below.

However, on the flip side, it’s also causing a bug that makes players invisible and invulnerable to damage. This isn’t the first invisibility glitch we’ve seen in Fortnite. Older patches had the same issue with Port-A-Potties.

This glitch appears to be more prevalent than the previous ones, however. We’ve seen several reports of this happening to players – sometimes even multiple times in a single play session. The Port-A-Potty glitch required more intention on the part of the players involved.

Hopefully, Epic get this sorted sooner rather than later. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the sand-sinking mechanic disabled ahead of the next update if Epic can’t push a hotfix to address the problem.

We don’t know whether this glitch is intentional on the part of infracting players or if there’s a method to trigger the issue. We’ll let you know when we find out more about the problem.

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