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Fortnite Season 5 patch notes: New Shotguns, Bounty System & more

Fortnite Season 5 brought a ton of changes to the game. Take a look at all of the new, returning weapons, and vaulted weapons/items.

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Fortnite Season 5 is finally here. Take a look at everything that’s changed.

Zero Point – AKA Fortnite Season 5 – has the potential to be the best season of Chapter 2. The new season comes with an awesome Battle Pass, huge map changes, new items, and a massive shake-up to the existing meta.

We’re writing this before the season officially goes live, so players still need to dig-in and find out what’s changed. Thankfully, Fortnite Twitter has data miners like Hypex, FortTory, FireMonkey, and others who are able to tell us what’s new before the patch even releases.

Let’s take a look at what’s changed.

Bug Fixes

All Fortnite patches come with a few bug fixes – even the new seasons. The bad news is that major patches typically bring bugs with them, so we’ll likely be facing a batch of new bugs once players get their hands on this update.

With this being a new season, it’s understandable that there aren’t too many bug fixes, here. These are all of the bugs set to be fixed in v15.00:

  • Huntress Outfit appearing as Ramirez or another Outfit.
  • Impossible to bind the same key to different actions with Keyboard.
  • Bash Burner Pickaxe temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.
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New Items

  • Dragon Shotgun
  • Shadow Tracker
  • New Floppers
    • Tiger Zero Fish
    • Leafy Zero Fish
    • Skull Zero Fish
    • Rift-To-Go Flopper
    • Sandstorm Rift Flopper
    • Zero Point Flopper
  • Bounty Board
  • Gold Bars & Safe
  • Boom’s Sniper Rifle (Mythic)
  • Amban Sniper Rifle (Mythic)
  • Mandalorian’s Jetpack (Mythic)

Vault

Unvaulted

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tac Shotgun
  • Balloons
  • Heavy AR

Vaulted

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

Other Changes

  • Tactical Shotgun damage buff
  • Locker Presets expanded to 50
  • Heavy AR fire rate increased

We’ll be updating these patch notes over the course of the day as more players find changes across the new Fortnite season. With no official patch notes, this may take some time.

If you want to jump in and try things for yourself, go right ahead! Report back with anything you find on Twitter, @FortniteINTEL.

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Fortnite v16.20 patch notes: vehicle mods, new weapons & more

The Fortnite v16.20 patch notes are here. Take a look at all of the major changes in the newest Fortnite patch.

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The Fortnite Season 6 v16.20 patch is live. Take a look at all of the biggest changes that have come to the new Fortnite update.

We’re only a few weeks into Fortnite Season 6 and have already seen two major updates. The v16.20 patch was the latest of the two, bringing new weapons, vehicle mods, and bug fixes to the game.

Ahead, we’ll cover all of the major changes in the patch notes so you know what to expect. Let’s get into it.

Bug Fixes

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Code Green Wrap not appearing correctly.
  • Arena playlist issues.
  • Storm visibility is clear when using Performance Mode.
  • Collection Book Character #17 not appearing on the Island.
  • Slurpshrooms and Coconuts temporarily disabled.
  • (Creative) Start with ‘Pickaxe’ Creator setting still spawning with a Pickaxe.
  • (Creative) Vehicles not moving properly in Creative.
  • (Mobile) Cosmetics in Lobby appearing blurry on Nintendo Switch.
  • (Mobile) 3D resolution reset itself even if the player saved the settings.
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Vehicle Mods

Vehicle modes were teased at the beginning of Fortnite Season 6 and were leaked even before that. Finally, in v16.20, we have our first mod to vehicles in the form of Chonkers tires.

These are off-road tires that allow players to speed on grass and even climb steep surfaces that you’d typically have to build over. For now, you can only find them in the garage at Catty Corner, although more locations may pop up in the future.

New Weapons

We now have two new upgraded bows in Fortnite: The Grappler Bow and Splinter Bow. These bows will be added to the bow-centric loot pool alongside the Stink Bow, Shockwave Bow, and Explosive Bow.

We don’t know the crafting materials needed for these bows just yet, but you should also be able to purchase them from NPCs. We’ll update you when we know more.

This was a relatively big update for Fortnite Season 6, only a few weeks after the new season began. We can only hope that Epic will keep up the pace this season, especially when it comes to vehicle and weapon mods.

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Fortnite v16.20: what to expect

The Fortnite Season 6 v16.20 update is expected to go live this week. Here’s what we expect to see in the next Fortnite update

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The Fortnite v16.20 is expected to release this week. Here’s what we’ll see in the patch notes when the update goes live.

We’re working our way through Fortnite Season 6, but Epic are continuing to give us new content to explore. We’re only a week past v16.10 and are already expecting to see v16.20 go live this week.

Here’s our typical patch breakdown on what to expect in the update, including some leaked items and a long list of bug fixes.

Bug fixes

Epic are consistently updating their game to fix bugs, glitches, and exploits. In the v16.20 patch, we’ll see a ton of fixes – including a fix for an exploit that allowed players to gain unlimited health/shield over the course of a match.

Here are all of the bug fixes that should be addressed in the v16.20 update.

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Code Green Wrap not appearing correctly.
  • Arena playlist issues.
  • Storm visibility is clear when using Performance Mode.
  • Collection Book Character #17 not appearing on the Island.
  • Slurpshrooms and Coconuts temporarily disabled.
  • (Creative) Start with ‘Pickaxe’ Creator setting still spawning with a Pickaxe.
  • (Creative) Vehicles not moving properly in Creative.
  • (Mobile) Cosmetics in Lobby appearing blurry on Nintendo Switch.
  • (Mobile) 3D resolution reset itself even if the player saved the settings.

Leaks

We’ve seen a few leaks about content that could be coming to Fortnite in the coming weeks. The most likely addition to Fortnite in v16.20 would be the Unstable Bow – a rumored Exotic weapon that should be coming to Season 6.

On top of that, we’ve seen leaks about vehicle and weapon mods, additional crafting materials, and more. We don’t know if/when any of these will come to the game. We always take leaks with a grain of salt, but many of these items will likely make their way to Fortnite – possibly in the next update.

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We’ll keep you posted when we have official word from Epic on the v16.20 patch. We expect to see it on April 13 or 14, at the latest.

In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out on any of the latest Fortnite news.

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Fortnite update v16.10 patch notes: Primal Shotgun nerf, Junk Gun & more

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Fortnite’s V16.10 patch is now live across PC, Xbox, PlayStation and more, with changes being made to the Primal Shotgun, other items, and a few bug fixes to boot too.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6 is now well underway and the first mid-season patch is here in the former v16.10.

The patch isn’t anything too crazy, there are no major map changes, game-changing new items, or anything like that. But, Epic have addressed the Primal Shotgun like some players have been calling for.

Additionally, Raptors will be available as tameable pets too, and cand be used to eliminate enemy players across the battle royale island. So, let’s get into the patch notes and check out everything that’s changed.

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Primal Shotgun nerf & balancing

As noted, the biggest change in this patch is most the nerf to the Primal Shotgun. It’s become so used since the start of the new season, and caused issues.

What have Epic done in this update? Well, the close-range weapon’s fire rate is being tweaked with while damage stays the same. The fire rate was previously 3.8, but thats been cut, though, an exact number isn’t known just yet.

Additioanlly, changes are being made to a few items and floor loot as both Animal Bones and Mechanical Parts can be found on the floor now.

Fortnite v16.10 balancing changes

  • Crafting & loot adjustments
  • Creative Powerups now support Team, Class, and All combinations
  • Primal Shotgun fire rate reduced
  • Makeshift Shotgun gets v16.10 adjustments
  • Crafting material costs now scale with Makeshift rarity
  • Animal Bones, Mechanical Parts added to floor loot

New weapon: Junk Gun

There’s also a new weapon in town as well, the Junk Gun. As the name suggests, the weapon fires, well, junk.

Not too much is known about the Junk Gun just yet, but it appears as if trash/junk will become a ammo type just for this weapon.

Raptors come to Fortnite

A Jurassic Park/Jurassic World crossover has been rumored since last seasaon, and now with Epic going with a Primal theme in Season 6, it’s time for Raptors to descend on the battle royale.

Expect to see these Raptors chasing down players, and eliminating foes as there are kill feed messages in the files for them.

These Raptors should spawn up around Forest areas, given that’s their natural habitat. They’ll also be tamable so that you can use them to your advantage.

Fortnite v16.10 bug fixes

On top of all that, Epic are looking to root out a few big errors across the battle royale mode and Creative.

There aren’t too many fixes but the ones that are being impleneted with this patch should solve quite a few headaches.

General

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.

Battle Royale

  • Anomaly may not appear on Shark Island.
  • Chapter 2 Season 5 Legacies missing.
  • Visibility is extremely decreased when inside the Storm.
  • Opening the inventory will cancel Tap to Search/Interact/Revive actions.
  • Character Quests not counting for progression.
  • Stackable items are not split when Shift-Dragged.

Creative

  • Slow-motion effect.
  • AI can get stuck in obstacles.
  • Player portal appears as “Creative Don’t Fill.”

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