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Fortnite Concepts of the Week – June 20

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Social media is often full of Fortnite fan concepts where people share their own skin renditions, weapon hybrid ideas, and IRL creations. We have created a list of our favorite Fortnite fan concepts and creations from June 13 to June 20!

One of the busiest websites for Fortnite content is Reddit, especially since they have a handful of active subreddits ranging between different topics.

FortniteBR has over 1 million fans and offers different filter options so people can browse what they enjoy whether it be memes, clips, or concepts.

Fortnite’s player-base is full of artistic and creative people, and it shows by how many concepts are submitted daily.

Epic Games staff often browses through the subreddit, and sometimes select fan creations to be added into Fortnite!

Here are our favorite Fortnite fan concepts of the week:

Blackheart hand drawing

IMG: Driveskull

Our eyes immediately landed on this drawing not only because it looks like a computer render, but because of it’s bright colors.

Driveskull posted her drawing which took two whole seasons of Fortnite, which adds up to about 20 weeks!

Her drawing was so well done, that Epic’s community manager JustMooney1 dropped by to add their support.

Peely speed art

Peely – 1 min SpeedART from r/FortNiteBR

The internet is full of different types of artistic creations that can range from full walk throughs to edited, sped up videos.

Jaidan1ta posted a video of them drawing the Peely Fortnite skin in one impressive minute.

Jaidan shows the entire process from beginning to end while they draw on a digital tablet.

They even included shading and different textures in their digital drawing.

Widowmaker custom skin

IMG: Aftrbrnr_

Fans always have ideas in their head for new, flashy styles for different skins already in Fortnite or other video games.

Aftrbrnr posted their skin hybrid that would add Overwatch’s Widowmaker character into Fortnite with a summer twist.

The female character wears a cobalt blue swim top while her blue bottoms are covered by a bright blue and white Hawaiian-themed cover-up.

It wouldn’t be the first time a crossover could happen in Fortnite, especially since John Wick was just featured.

‘Colorful’ skin set concept

IMG: Fantasyfull

Sometimes fans take it into their own hands to create their own original Fortnite skin sets.

Fantasyfull posted their female and male skins named ‘Colorful’ which would include two harvesting tools.

The male skin is wearing a white t-shirt, pants, and sneakers that are all splattered in pink and blue paint.

A close-up of the male appears to show pink and blue paint coming from his eyes. Maybe he is crying the paint which covers his outfit?

Fantasyfull’s female character is wearing a long black shirt while rocking a thigh-high boot on her left foot while she is just wearing a regular ankle boot on her right.

The harvesting tools are a flat-tipped paint brush with blue paint on the bristles while the other is a watercolor brush with green paint.

If you are interested in submitting your own creations and concepts to us, send us a tweet on our official Twitter @FortniteINTEL.

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Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3

Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.

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Early leaks of underwater swimming in Fortnite came to the game files several patches ago. Naturally, this led to the assumption that we’d be able to dive underwater in future Fortnite seasons.

These hopes were dashed when the Astronomical event happened. We swam underwater during this event, and most fans assumed that this would be the bulk of our undersea travel.

A couple of updates later, in v12.61, we saw the ability to swim underwater updated, yet again. When you combine this with the unconfirmed leaks covering Season 3, all signs are pointing to the ability to swim underwater in the next Fortnite Season.

Several data miners covered the new strings in the game files. After a bit of digging, they came up with the animation, itself.

As you can see from FortTory’s tweet, this animation is different from the normal swimming animation. You can dive, swim, and float in place while underwater.

There are still a ton of questions to be answered on this front. Will we able to swim underwater indefinitely or will we have an oxygen meter? Will this only be allowed on certain areas of the map? Does this mean we’re getting an underwater POI?

Underwater swimming has always been a difficult concept in gaming. Unfortunately, it could lead to a host of bugs and issues if there are some blind spots in development. Let’s hope for the best, though, and trust Epic to get it right.

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Patch Notes

Fortnite v12.61 patch notes: aim assist changes, bug fixes & more

Take a look at everything that changed in the Fortnite v12.61 patch notes.

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The Fortnite v12.61 content update released this morning, which marks the final update of Fortnite Season 2. It was a small patch and one that was largely geared toward preparing the game for the rumored Doomsday event.

Most of the interesting parts of v12.61 came in the form of leaks, which we’ll cover in some separate articles. There were a few above-board changes, though. We’ll delve into them here.

Aim assist changes

The most noteworthy change was to controller aim assist on all platforms. This one is tricky since we need to rely on community reporting to tell exactly what’s different.

Early reports had it that close-range aim assist was lowered by 20%, mid-range aim assist was lowered a bit, and long-range aim assist was buffed. Our early testing shows very little difference from the old system, however. Casual players probably won’t notice a difference, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Fortnite Mobile Controller Support
Via Epic Games

Storm the Agency Challenges

Storm the Agency will, almost certainly, be the last batch of challenges before Season 3. We aren’t getting any Overtime Challenges, so these will have to do.

The new challenge set has not been released at the time of writing but should be available later today or this week. They may be released as late as Thursday, ahead of the Doomsday event. We’ll cover the challenge tutorial in a separate guide.

Storm Circles

Epic appear to have changed storm circles in the v12.61 update, as well – at least in public matches. The first phase of the storm closes much more quickly – but on a larger circle. The circle then gets much smaller, causing some players to have to rotate, quite quickly.

The circles aren’t perfect, either. Just take a look at this tweet from broadcaster AussieAntics. We’ll have to wait and see how this shakes out.

Bug Fixes

There weren’t too many bug fixes in this patch. The biggest issue that was addressed was the inability to refund the Dragacorn Glider for some players. Here’s everything that was fixed in v12.61:

  • Numbers not changing on sports-themed Outfits
  • Unable to refund Dragacorn Glider
  • iOS players hitching at high rate

We’ll update this post with any additional changes that surface as more players get their hands on the new patch. This was a small one, though, and largely focused on adding the Doomsday Device to the game.

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Leaked Fortnite v12.61 update skins and cosmetic items

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Fortnite update v12.61 has arrived, and while Epic Games didn’t add many new skins or cosmetic items to the game, data miners and leakers have been sifting through the files and given us a look at what’s to come before the end of Chapter 2, Season 2.

Season 2 is rapidly coming to its conclusion, with the highly anticipated Doomsday event set to rock the game to its foundations as Epic Games moves to Season 3.

With the current season drawing to a close, the game’s developers have released the v12.61 Update on May 26 which includes a number of leaks as to what the event will entail.

For those who are looking a new skin or some new dances moves, though, Epic have added some new additions to the files which will be released over the next week or so.

Cyclo Doomsday skin and Windshear Cloak

There’s only one new skin in the game this week, but it appears to have major links to the end of Season 2, with the mysterious and imposing skin added to the files under the name “Hurricane,” prompting many to wonder if he is set to unleash the natural disaster onto the island.

On top of that, there is also a brand-new cloak that goes with Cyclo Doomsday, which appears to have been battered by winds and torn in places at the bottom. You can view the skin and back bling below courtesy of @Lucas7yoshi.

Drake’s Toosie Slide comes to Fortnite

Definitely the most surprising addition to the game, global megastar Drake has made his first appearance in Fortnite, with a brand-new emote appearing in-game based on a dance from the music video for his latest single, Toosie Slide.

The track debuted on April 3, and was then eventually released as part of his new mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. It immediately became a hit on TikTok, with creators dancing along to the instructions featured in the song, and now Fortnite players can do the same. You can watch the Toosie Slide emote in action below, thanks to @HYPEX.

On top of that, Epic have actually licensed the song, so when you’re sliding in front of your downed enemies, they’ll hear October’s Very Own singing along.

Fortnite’s v12.61 patch is expected to be the final patch before Chapter 2, Season 3 kicks off, so it was always likely that new cosmetics would be in short supply this week. Data miners are still sifting through the files though, so if any more are discovered we’ll be sure to update this article.

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