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Fortnite update v12.61: what to expect

Take a look at what to expect in the Fortnite v12.61 patch notes.

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Epic have announced the downtime for Fortnite v12.61. The update will release on all platforms at 2:00 am on Tuesday, May 26.

We don’t know everything that the patch will bring, but we have some guesses. Here’s what to expect in tomorrow’s Fortnite update.

Aim assist nerf

This is, likely, the primary gameplay change that’s coming in the v12.61 patch. Following the v12.60 patch, Epic told players that they’d be working on an adjustment to controller aim assist on PC. They wanted to wait until after the FNCS, though.

Well, the FNCS wrapped up this past weekend, which means that Epic are free to change aim assist without affecting a tournament that’s in progress. We can expect to see this change go through in v12.61.

Will this substantially affect the power of controller players on PC? Will console players be affected? Will this nerf go the way of the last one, where little changed? We’ll have to wait and see.

Fortnite Mobile Controller Support
Via Epic Games

Bug Fixes

It’s only been one week since the last patch, so we shouldn’t expect any new or major bugs to be addressed. The primary issue seems to be the inability to refund the Dragacorn Glider, which was recently changed due to pay-to-win complaints.

Here are all of the changes listed as ‘Fixed in next game update” on the Community Issues Trello board:

  • Numbers not changing on sports-themed Outfits.
  • Unable to refund Dragacorn Glider.

More Doomsday Event files

We can expect some more Doomsday event files to be added to the game after this patch, but most of them will, likely, be encrypted.

We won’t be giving too much of the event away – depending on what’s out there – but we’ll probably be able to gain some additional information about what to expect. Updating the event files is probably the primary reason for this content update, after all.

So, there you have it: everything that you can expect in the v12.61 content update. It will be a small one but could mean massive changes for controller players.

As always, we’ll keep you posted with all of the Fortnite patch notes, leaks, and unannounced changes when the update goes live.

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Fortnite v14.20: what to expect

Here’s what to expect in the next Fortnite update: v14.20.

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It’s been two weeks since the last Fortnite patch, and all signs are pointing to the v14.20 patch coming this week. We’re writing this before any official announcement, but our best guess is that there’s a patch incoming tomorrow, September 22.

We have a few ideas of what’s to come, including the bug fixes that come with nearly every patch. Let’s get into it.

Bug Fixes

As always, there are several issues that should be resolved when v14.20 goes live. Here’s a list of all of the bugs that are listed as “Fixed in Next Game Update” on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board:

  • Fishing Spots can disappear on PC with Effects set to Low.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Heroes Park and Ghost House don’t count as Discovered Locations after discovering them.
  • Groot Awakening Island Missing
  • Redline Ramirez’s Commander Perk doesn’t work properly with charged Sniper Rifles. (Save the World)
  • Inconsistent Fishing Spot visibility on Nintendo Switch and Android.

2020 Birthday Celebration

Fortnite: Battle Royale released on all platforms on September 26, 2017. That means that Fortnite’s third birthday is coming up – on Saturday, to be exact.

Each year that passes, Fortnite brings some sort of celebration to the game. The past two years have given us free cosmetics along with some birthday-themed challenges.

We don’t have a ton of information about what will come this year apart from some leaked weapon wraps, but we’ll almost certainly get some more details when the patch comes out.

The next hero or POI

This is a general prediction, but we think that another batch of hero abilities and/or a new POI will come to Fortnite when v14.20 goes live.

We saw Stark Industries come in the last patch and most fans assume that some of the abilities in Marvel Standoff will come to the base game at some point. In v14.20, we could see any of these abilities with their accompanying hero as a boss or another hero we haven’t seen yet.

Again, this is only a prediction and doesn’t have too much tangible evidence behind it.

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Now, all that’s left is to wait for an announcement. We’re pretty confident in our prediction of a patch coming this week, even if it doesn’t go live tomorrow.

Of course, we’ll update this post if our prediction is wrong or if we learn more ahead of the update.

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Fortnite update enables Henchmen and Bosses in Battle Lab

All hero abilities are now available in Fortnite Battle Lab.

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Battle Lab is one of the more overlooked game modes in Fortnite. It’s not as suited for small-scale combat as Creative Mode is and doesn’t bring the same “real game” feeling that you can get from the dozens of private matches that are available every day. Party Royale has now become the true “casual” way to enjoy Fortnite, which left Battle Lab in a weird spot.

What Battle Lab does best is to allow people to drop in and get a feel for the match. They can learn the map, find out where things spawn, and test some in-game features without the involvement of other players.

Strangely, however, Battle Lab was missing two of the most important components of a modern Fortnite match: Bosses and Henchmen. Several seasons have come and past without the inclusion of these characters in Battle Lab. Players could visit The Authority, for example, but weren’t able to see what it would be like in a real game. Jules and her Henchmen were nowhere to be found.

It was one thing for this to be the case when Mythic weapons and items were upgraded versions of other in-game weapons. This season, however, with the introduction of hero abilities, players were unable to explore how these abilities worked without trying them in-game.

Thankfully, Epic remedied this issue with an update to Battle Lab. Now, you can find bosses, henchmen, and even Gorgers in Battle Lab matches.

Previously, Mythic Hero Abilities that dropped from Quinjet landing sights were already available. The addition of bosses (Doctor Doom and Iron Man, for now) means that all of the hero abilities are now available for you to try without hot-dropping one of the two most popular POIs on the map.

Of course, any progression you make toward your challenges won’t register in Battle Lab, so don’t think that this is just an easy way to finish your challenges. It is, however, a great way to get used to the hero abilities before you find them in a real Fortnite match.

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Fortnite v14.10 patch notes: New abilities, LTM, Become A Hero, more

Fortnite’s next update is finally here and we’ve got you covered with a rundown on everything included.

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Fortnite v14.10 patch notes

Epic Games have finally rolled out their Fortnite v14.10 update, with a boat load of new features – including new Mythic Item abilities, character customization with ‘Become a Hero’, and more.

Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season has been off to a blistering start with tons of new content for fans to get familiar with. While we’re just a few weeks into the ongoing Nexus War, Epic Games is continuing to roll out fresh updates.

Version 14.10 is on the horizon and there will be a few key changes. With a lot to get through, let’s jump right into it with the patch notes.

Fortnite v14.10 patch notes

It’s rare that we get official patch notes these days, but we have put in the hard yards and thrown some together ourselves with all confirmed changes.

Stark Industries POI

A new Stark Industries location has appeared in the northeast corner of the Fortnite map, and it looks insane. Taking up a huge amount of land, here’s how it looks in-game.

Alongside that, a change to the Fortnite Item Shop has occurred. ““Tony Stark’s temporal beacon brings Stark Industries to the Island. Explore the Research & Development Lab, and Battle Bus chop shop,” a statement reads.

Mint-Condition LTM

There’s a new Marvel themed limited time mode coming in Fortnite, called ‘Mint-Condition’. Here, players will be able to mix and match different Fortnite superheroes to battle for victory.

Become a Hero

A load of new customization options have been added to Fortnite, allowing players to create their own superheroes in-game.

As seen below, this includes tons of new mask options and outfit designs, taking the game’s skin options to a whole other level. You can even edit hair styles, color, and more – as seen from HYPEX’s screenshot.

One of these options is to edit a skin’s corruption.

Customization assets, revealed by VastBlast, can also be seen below.

Map changes

Here’s how the Fortnite Season 4 map looks following the patch. A full breakdown of the changes can be found here.

Fortnite Season 4 map following patch v14.10. Epic Games.

New hero abilities added to Fortnite files

Eight new superpower Mythic Items have been added to the game’s files, with an additional five being leaked following the patch. Damage stats for all of these can be found below.

Wolverine, Berserker Dash

  • Damage: 50
  • Build damage: 2,000
  • Cooldown: 5 seconds

Wolverine, Spin Splash

  • Has health regeneration
  • Final hit damage: 100
  • Builds damage: 50-250
  • Players damage: 25-65
  • Double hit damage: 35
  • Cooldown: 0.05
  • Jump duration: 0.85
  • Jump height: +32
  • Block health: 2,000

Iron Man, Repulsor Cannon

  • Cooldown: 12 seconds
  • Range: 20,000
  • Damage: 150
  • Buildings Damage: 200
  • Boost cooldown: 15 seconds
  • Boost strength: 131,300

Thor, Sky Strike

  • Cooldown: 9 seconds
  • Distance: 1,000
  • Damage: 80
  • Builds Damage: 5,000
  • Max Range: 4,000
  • Damage & Build Break Radius: 378

Storm, Tornado Jump

  • Builds Damage: 5,000
  • Cooldown: 15 seconds
  • Jump height: 2,560
  • Tornado Lifespan: 10 seconds

She-Hulk, Fist

  • Has LOW health regen.
  • Combo damage: 60
  • Third strike damage: 120
  • Builds damage: 500
  • Speed buff: x1.2
New She Hulk ability has dropped in Fortnite. Epic Games.

She-Hulk, Jump Smash

  • Land player damage: 40
  • Cooldown: 0.5
  • Building damage: 5,000
  • Max charge time: 1
  • Min. charge time for super jump: 0.16
  • Smash cooldown: 0.05
  • Gravity duration: 1.2

Black Panther, Vibranium Armor

  • The ability will block 50% damage for {x} amount of time.
  • The more damage it blocks the more it charges.
  • After it charges you can blast to damage anything nearby.
  • Speed buff: x1.3
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds

Leaked superhero abilities for Wolverine, Storm, Venom and others can be found here.

Fortnite v14.10 bug fixes

The Silver Surfer Board is one of a few items being tweaked in the new patch.

According to the official Fortnite Trello board, the following bugs have been worked on for the patch.

  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Using Silver Surfer’s Board on PS4 or Nintendo Switch sometimes causing crash.
  • Glider audio from opponents is sometimes missing.
  • Unable to consume or throw fish while in passenger seat.
  • Using Bifrost Glow Contrail in a match causes FPS drop.
  • Supply Drops not disappearing after being opened.

When is the patch live?

As usual, Fortnite was down for a brief period while the new patch was being deployed. Downtime for the 14.10 patch started at 4 AM ET / 1 AM PT / 6 PM AEST on September 10.

This typically lasts around one hour for players, could be longer.

We’ll update our patch notes if more information becomes available. Until then, jump into the game and take a look yourself!

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