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Fortnite update v10.20 release time announced – what to expect

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It’s almost Patch Notes time, the best time of the week in Fortnite and the v10.20 update promises to be a good one.

The next major Fortnite update is coming at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC) on August 27th. This patch will bring downtime which marks a sizable update to the game.

We know at least one brand new shield being added to Fortnite with the announcement of the Shield Bubble coming in this update.

Will the BRUTE be nerfed again in the v10.20 update?

Probably not. With recent nerfs to the BRUTE being enacted during the middle of the week, it is unlikely we will see any other changes to the mech during this update.

Despite the communities mass protest of the vehicle, the BRUTE appears to be here to stay for a while. Even the nerfs which were patched in over the weekend were mass downvoted on /r/FortniteBR showing that the community wasn’t going to be satiated by small changes after weeks of protest.

The FortniteBR community is this close to showing up outside of Epic HQ

As a result, it is unlikely Epic chooses to make any major changes to the BRUTE again as the only result the community seems to be searching for is an outright vault. Adding a new shield is a good choice from Epic as this new portable shield feels like a solid counter to the BRUTE, if there were more of those to begin with this may have not gotten so out of hand.

It is likely some other weapons or items will make their way to the vault, Epic doesn’t like to crowd the loot pool too much and this seems like a good update to clear out some lesser used weapons or items.

What do you think changes with the patch notes tomorrow?

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How to get the Skate Park Royalty STW pack in Fortnite Season 3

New Season, New Save The World pack hits the Item Shop. Here’s how you can get it.

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Fortnite’s seasonal Save The World packs always offer a great cosmetic item, a bunch of V-Bucks and access to the exclusive PVE campaign that OG players still love. This season brings a fresh cosmetic Skate Park Royalty pack to the shop and loopers are digging it’s vibe.

Ever since Save The World came out of Early Access, it has been fairly accessible to all players alike as it comes along with a separate item shop pack which not only offers the game, but rewards that loopers can use in Battle Royale modes as well. Gone are the days when upon purchasing a STW pack used to give daily V-Bucks to players and Bonus Quests where they could farm V-Bucks.

As some would say the game mode is nearly dead, Fortnite keeps updating its world every once in a while and keeps on fixing its issues so it stays intact with its niche community of players. From adding animals to the game to introducing new Loot Llamas, Epic has been putting in the work to keep the game alive while they can.

However, the only thing about the mode that attracts the player base is the bonus cosmetics and V-Bucks a player gets upon purchasing the game mode. With the launch of Season 3, where the island is colorful and loopers are vibing, a skater appears in the latest STW pack.

Fortnite releases Skate Park Royalty Pack to Season 3

Fortnite announced the latest Save The World pack this season named Skate Park Royalty Pack. The pack includes cosmetics like the Toni outfit, Ollie Oop Backbling, Inline Impacter Pickaxe which are all skate themed.

Moreover, the pack rewards the players with an exclusive access to Save the World PVE Campaign as well as a whopping 1500 V-Bucks to use across all game modes. However, the price of the pack is $15.99 USD (US) | £12.99 Pound Sterling (UK) .

Loopers can purchase this pack from Epic Games Store or the Fortnite Item Shop. The pack received positive reviews from the player base and pros who are regular buyers of STW packs and stands its reputation alongside Metal Team Leader and more OG STW skins.

However, the future seems bright for Save the World players as features like Gyro and Flick Stick and Vault/Sprint are yet to be added to the game, which might be a possibility soon. Although more will be revealed later this season as the first update v21.10 drops today.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 employee pin pays tribute to Ukraine

The seasonal employee pin for Chapter 3 Season 2 pays a heartfelt tribute to Epic’s humanitarian relief efforts towards Ukraine. Here are more details about it.

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Epic Games is known for treating their employees with freebies that represent several seasons of Fortnite or a particular theme it is centered around. Recently they gave away the Chapter 3 Season 2 pins which represented Epic’s support to providing humanitarian relief to war affected Ukraine.

Fortnite is played by millions of players spanning across all ages from around the globe. These players sometimes come from remote countries where they do not have access to better internet or resources, but still they celebrate the spirit of gaming.

However, one of the major hubs of Fortnite players is in Europe and countries like Ukraine has a massive number of active player base who play the game everyday. But when the invasion of Russian forces took place early this year, the internet facilities in the country were shut down and kids were forced to migrate to another nations.

That is when Epic Games stepped in to provide humanitarian relief to the country’s citizens as it donated all of its proceeds through in-game purchases, almost during all of Chapter 3 Season 1. They were successful in raising more than $36 Million for organizations providing relief in Ukraine, with the help of Fortnite’s player base.

Epic Games Employee pin shows support for Ukraine

The employee pin Epic games gave away to its employees who worked on Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, represented colors of the national flag of Ukraine. This comes in as a gesture of thanks to everyone who were in the process of progressing the game during the ongoing war in the country against Russia.

Moreover, this is not the first time Epic has paid tribute to Ukraine publicly like this. In Chapter 3 Season 2, Epic added two more crates near Condo Canyon, that still exist in-game, which represents the vibrant Blue and Yellow color of the Ukrainian Flag. This shows the strong bond the company shares with the country and the player base that resides within.

However, with the war almost coming to a standstill now, Epic has plans to host a future tournament exclusive to Ukrainian players as they were unable to be a part of FNCS in this chapter. Although this is just a rumor, more information will arrive in the coming weeks as Chapter 3 Season 3 is just getting started with newer updates.

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Epic Games caps XP gained from Reality Fruit in Fortnite Season 3

In a recent hotfix the XP players gained from Reality Fruit and Weed was capped. Here’s why.

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Reality Fruit and Saplings were an entirely new concept that was introduced in Fortnite Season 3 that offered players a unique way to loot weapons and consumables from. However, the XP gained upon claiming loot from the sapling was much more than the chest and was indefinable. As of now, it seems like Epic decided to cap it for some reason.

The loot system in Fortnite has always relied on Chests and Supply drops other than floor loot that players rely on to get their hands on various tiers of weapons and consumables. Ever since Chapter 1 up until now, the loot system has stayed stagnant and players used to identify POIs with most chest spawns.

It was with the release of Chapter 3 Season 3 when things took a weird turn and loopers started to rely on a plant to get loot more than the chest spawns in a POI. Reality Fruit bears Epic to Legendary loot most of the time whereas Chest spawns usually reward a player with Uncommon to Rare weapon loot.

However, when a player picks fruit loot from a Reality Sapling, they get rewarded with insane amounts of XP which is far more than when one opens a chest. As soon as developers took note of how players were only picking Reality fruit and weed in an entire match to farm XP, they decided to finally cap it for good.

Epic limits amount of XP gained upon picking Reality Fruit / Weed

In a recent hotfix yesterday, Epic patched the number of times a player can gain XP upon performing the two major actions related to Reality Sapling. Those are Picking a Reality Fruit and Picking Weeds that grow around it.

In an in-game method, players discovered that when an XP Supercharged is in play, picking a fruit offers them over 4000 XP in one go. Picking three of them amounts to over 12000 XP and over that picking a weed amounts to over 24000 XP a player would get from a single sapling.

Exploiting this method, loopers used it to their advantage to level up 5-6 tiers in a single match upon only picking fruits and weed from around 20 saplings. The limit has now been capped to 15 times in a single match.

This means that a player will only get XP for the first 15 fruits and weed they pick in a single match. After that, there will not be any XP awarded for any of those actions.

This bold move by Epic was praised by many and at the same time certain players were unhappy to see one of their favorite XP farming methods capped. However, loopers are discovering new ways to farm XP using glitches and Creative AFK XP maps.

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