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Fortnite Season 2 patch notes (updated)

Fortnite players have had to wait a long time, but finally, Epic Games have released Season 2 and here’s everything we know about the v12.00 update so far.

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Fortnite players have had to wait a long time, but finally, Epic Games have released Season 2 and here’s everything we know about the v12.00 update so far.

(Post-Launch updates at the bottom of the article) The debut season of Chapter 2 turned out to be the longest in history, spanning over 100 days, but after two delays the game’s next major update has finally been revealed by the developers.

Those who regularly drop off the Battle Bus, whether it be professional players or not, have been waiting for this moment for a long time now. On February 19, just a day before the update launched, Epic revealed that downtime for the new patch would take place at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).

Once that’s out of the way, though, players can start jumping onto the game, update it and take a look at everything that’s been changed – with devs shuffling the pack once again.

With a new game physics engine already in place for the new season, not to mention a boatload of new map changes, weapon tweaks and more expected, let’s jump right into the patch notes and see what’s changed. There’s a lot to unpack.

Fortnite Season 2 patch v12.00 – Everything we know

Helicopters (updated)

A new method of transport has been added to Fortnite Battle Royale. Confirming previous leaks, helicopters have been added to the game in Season 2 – as seen in the trailer. Update: Season 2 is now live and helicopters appear to be nowhere in sight. We’ll keep you posted on this one.

Image via Epic Games.

Agency limited-time missions

As part of the Season 2 Battle Pass, players will be able to select an agency to represent in Fortnite and will be handed limited time missions that will differ depending on the team you have selected.

The two agencies are called Ghost and Shadow. More information on the Battle Pass here, including a new trailer.

Image via Epic Games.

New Weapons/Keycards (Updated)

It’s still early, but it doesn’t look like Epic will be releasing any official Fortnite Season 2 patch notes. Unfortunately, that means we’re going to have to work out all of the changes for ourselves, yet again.

There appear to be a number of keycards around the map to collect. These appear to be similar to Vault Keys from Apex Legends – an unlockable room that grants high-teir loot. We’ll keep you posted if this is different than we think.

It looks like the following weapons will be available as mythic versions of standard weapons in Fortnite.

Other changes

Other confirmed changes, which can be seen on Epic Games’ official Trello board, have been confirmed. The following problems have now been resolved in-game:

  • Friend selection/scrolling issue.
  • Getting stuck on loading screen after accepting invite before selecting game mode.
  • Unable to select traps with a controller when ‘Pick up’ indicator is on-screen.

Battle Royale

  • Crash when selecting Controller settings menu that may result in blank controller layout.
  • Picking up DBNO teammate when trying to switch to Pickaxe.
  • Refunding can block input in the lobby.
  • “Could not join party” message wrongly occurring.
  • Temporarily unable to move or do any other action after Emoting.
  • Delay in movement after using movement key to exit inventory.

Creative

  • The barrier device is not showing the border on edit mode.
  • Quadcrasher unable to move forward or reverse on Nintendo Switch.

Save the World

  • Vindertech Seeker may fail to do damage to Husks.
  • Ramp and Beach North have overlapping spawns in Twine SSD and Endurance.
  • Team info not displaying correctly.
  • Neon Sniper shows static while ADS.
  • No crafting materials are returned when recycling ‘Defender Pads’ in the front-end menus.

Mobile

  • Players using Android 10 OS might be unable to load into Creative
  • Player may sometimes get stuck shooting with a controller
  • Locker selections not saved when using the touch screen on Switch
  • Switch Parental Controls Issues

As soon as more information is available for the v12.00 patch, we’ll be the first to let you know. This article will be updated shortly.

Updated Fortnite Season 2 patch notes

It looks like Epic is sticking to the ‘not releasing official patch notes’ thing. We’re relying on community reports for most of this, but also got a small hint of patch notes through a top-secret memo from Epic. Here’s what we know so far.

New and returning items

  • Launch Pads are back in Arena Mode
  • Grapplers unvaulted
  • C4 unvaulted
  • Suppressed SMG unvaulted
  • Drum Gun unvaulted
  • Suppressed Assault Rifle unvaulted
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle unvaulted
  • Boom Bow unvaulted
  • Suppressed Pistol unvaulted
  • Suppressed Sniper unvaulted
  • Decoy Grenade added – create a clone of yourself
  • Mimimap Gadget added
  • Creeping Cardboard added
  • Rapid-Fire-SMG added
    • 15 Damage per shot

Vaulted

  • Damage Traps
  • Bolt-Action Sniper
  • Some Rocket Launcher rarities
  • Some SMG rarities (P90)

Gameplay

  • Vaults and Keycards added
  • Enter a phone booth to disguise yourself as an NPC Henchman
  • Battle Pass hub updated
  • Customizable locker layouts
  • Battle Pass choices for different rewards
  • Throwable consumables
  • NPC Henchmen added
  • Port-a-potty transportation added – can teleport between toilets by hiding in them
  • New POIs: The Yacht, The Agency, The Rig, The Shark, The Grotto
  • Mythic versions of certain weapons added (Drum Gun and Scar so far)
  • Fishing Rods no longer drop from chests

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The 5 most hated skins in Fortnite

The Fortnite community is no fan of these skins.

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Fortnite skins have taken on a life of their own since the game came out. Back in the early days, we couldn’t imagine spending money on a free game. Now, hundreds of dollars later, we’re still padding our lockers as collectors of in-game cosmetics.

Some skins tell a lot about the player wearing them. A Peely? They’re just trying to goof around and have some fun. A Dynamo? Sweat is probably pouring onto their keyboard at all times.

Today, we’re taking a look at the most hated skins in Fortnite – the skins that elicit an immediate reaction from opponents. You better be ready for some backlash if you post a clip while wearing one of these skins.

5. Female Soccer Skins

Female Soccer Skins have been hated ever since they first came out. This might have been the first “sweaty” skin to come to Fortnite, and it remains in the category to this day. However, it’s been made available in the Item Shop quite frequently so everyone from sweats to casuals owns it.

“Soccer skin” means more than just the skin that someone is wearing, at this point. It’s a term that longtime Fortnite players will likely remember for the rest of their gaming careers. However, because of its frequent item shop appearances, it’s last on the list.

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Via: Epic Games

4. Custom Superhero Skins

These skins have cause quite a stir with players and have disrupted the competitive scene on more than one occasion. The actual name of these skins is Boundless, and they are among the most customizable skins in the game. Many players bought them for their versatility at first, but they were quickly abused by competitive players.

Players could set their skins to have an all-black or all-white color scheme which would make them harder to see. These color combos were banned from the game, but players still found a way to make their skins harder to see. This lead to these sweaty skins being banned outright in all competitive play.

3. Anime Skins

This category of skins is pretty new since “anime” skins were introduced in Chapter 2 Season 5. A bundle of anime skins was also released during Season 6 which contains some of the sweatiest and most hated Fortnite Skins.

Chigusa, Megumi, and Yuki are part of the Cyber Infiltration bundle, and Lexa was given to players who reached a certain level of the Season 5 Battle Pass. For some reason, players hate these cell-shaded skins and would rather face off against Soccer Skins.

2. Surf Witch

When we asked Twitter which skins they hated the most, a large number of responses included Surf Witch. It seems this skin is hated because it’s used by “sweats” and also because of its lackluster design.

Surf Witch’s design isn’t much different from many of the other female skins. In fact, she has a very similar design to Haze, a preexisting skin. Many players think that Surf Witch is a cheap rip off of Haze, and their hate is derived from their similarities.

1. Dynamo

Dynamo is – by far – the most hated skin in Fortnite, at the moment. If you post a clip while wearing the Dynamo skin, you’re guaranteed to see the bulk of your replies consist of something along the lines of, “Dynamo, ew.”

We’re not exactly sure why Dynamo has its status as the most hated skin in Fortnite. Perhaps, it’s because Dynamo a very sweaty skin that isn’t difficult to get. Unlike Crystal and Aura, a lot of players think Dynamo is, simply, a bad skin on top of the fact that it’s incredibly sweaty.

Whatever the reason, wearing a Dynamo skin puts a target on your back. If you hit the island wearing Dynamo, then you better be as good as the skin suggests you are.

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Does this list mean that you shouldn’t be wearing these skins in Fortnite? Absolutely not. In fact, a lot of players like playing the role of an antagonist in all sorts of games. It can be fun. Wear whatever you want – these are just some of the skins that are in the community’s crosshairs at the moment. We’re sure that it will change in the future. Wear what you want and have fun!

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How to get Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls and how to use them

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Epic Games have added another disguise to Fortnite Season 8 following the v17.10 update, and they’re called Inflate-A-Bulls.

If you ever wanted to tip-toe around the Fortnite world hidden in a cow costume, well, now is your chance!

On July 13, 2021, Epic posted a new update on their official live blog, confirming the Inflate-A-Bull has been added to the game.

Now, you’re going to need to know how to use it, and where to find them – because they look like a lot of fun.

How to use Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls can be attached to your back and can be – shock horror – inflated to bounce or roll away from dangerous scenarios.

Essentially, they may save your life during close gunfights.

Quick tips!

Even if a player shoots your way and pops the inflatable, you will be protected from the damage.

Epic have also released a quick tip for players to follow as well, to get the most out of this strange disguise. They posted: “Tip: Rolling downhill with an Inflate-A-Bull is a LOT faster than just running downhill”.

Where to find Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

These pesky disguises can be found in two ways: IO Chests and normal Chests.

Guarantee yourself one of these items at this location, where Rick Sanchez will wait for you.

However, there is one NPC on the Fortnite island selling these as well – Rick Sanchez. For those who don’t know, Sanchez can be found at the IO Base east of Weeping Woods (seen above).

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Fortnite LeBron James skin: Release date, price, trailer & more

A LeBron James Fortnite skin is reportedly being added to the game during the next update, and he will come with exclusive quests.

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NBA superstar LeBron James has officially joined Fortnite’s ICON Series skin set, with two outfits coming to the Fortnite Item Shop.

During the first day of the Epic Games vs. Apple trial, multiple planned or scrapped Fortnite crossovers had been leaked. The crossover information came from a Quarterly Business Review document for Epic Games. Among these leaks were planned crossovers with Naruto, Metroid, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and more.

A crossover with LeBron James was also found in the court documents. The still image of LeBron James included the Icon Series logo. Players assumed a LeBron James Fortnite skin would be released during the Fortnite x NBA The Crossover event, but a set of customizable skins was released instead.

Epic Games put rumors to bed with an announcement on their official blog page on July 12, confirming the date NBA’s MVP would be arriving in the world-famous Battle Royale.

He joins a list of celebrities to now have their own character in-game, including Marshmello, Ninja, Loserfruit, and more.

When is Fortnite’s LeBron James skin coming out?

Here’s a first look at both of LeBron James’ Fortnite skins.

On July 14, 2021, LeBron James will be given his very own Fortnite Battle Royale skin, as part of the ICON Series.

How much is Fortnite’s LeBron James skin?

Fortnite ICON Series skins usually cost around 1,500 V-Bucks individually, with a price point of between 2,500 or 3,000 V-Bucks for the full bundle.

What does the King James Gear Bundle include?

  • The Lion Pickaxe 
  • Wingspan Glider
  • Quiet the competition with LeBron’s emphatic on-the-court celebration, The Silencer. 

A new trailer dropped as part of the announcement, too, as seen below.

Fortnite LeBron James skin trailer

Leaks

A number of these details were revealed before Epic Games had the chance to do a full press release, too.

ShiinaBR on Twitter was the first to break the news stating: “LEBRON JAMES WILL BE THE NEXT ICON SERIES SKIN.”

HYPEX quote retweeted Shiina’s announcement with more information. They stated that the LeBron James Fortnite skin will come with an exclusive quest line called King’s Bling.

And now LeBron James will be added to the game right before the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy.

For basketball fans, this is an exciting addition to Fortnite. Not only can players equip their own custom basketball skins, but now they can play as one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball. Let us know down below if you are excited about the collab and if you plan to purchase the LeBron James Fortnite skin.

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