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Fortnite v11.01 unofficial patch notes

Epic has been reluctant to release Fortnite patch notes since Chapter 2 started. Here are the unofficial patch notes with all of the changes we know about.

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Epic has been reluctant to release Fortnite patch notes since Chapter 2 started. Here are the unofficial patch notes with all of the changes we know about.

For some reason, Epic seems to have an ax to grind with people who want to know the exact changes they make to Fortnite. It was understandable to hold the patch notes back for Fortnite Chapter 2 – they treated it like a new game – but they’ve done the same thing with the first update of the season.

Fortnite v11.01 seems to primarily focus on Save the World. They added a new questline for the mode, along with a batch of new cosmetics to Fortnite Battle Royale for the Halloween event. You can take a look at those here.

We might not know all of the changes that came to the game without the official Fortnite patch notes, but we do know about some bug fixes and XP adjustments.

Bug Fixes

We covered the v11.01 bug fixes in an ‘Early patch notes’ article yesterday, basing it on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board. Here are the confirmed bug fixes for v11.01:

  • Gift wrap missing for gifted Battle Pass.
  • Daily Punchcard remaining on-screen.
  • Issues with “Get an elimination from 60m or further” Open Water Challenge.
  • “Ready Up” button not appearing in Squads matches until entire party is eliminated.
  • Unable to use swap-to item when character is backed up against camera.

There is still a long list of bug fixes that Epic is working on, and several of them will be coming with the next update – presumably next week.

New XP gains

Epic also overhauled the XP system in Fortnite. Chapter 2 changed how you level up through the Battle Pass, and many players complained about a lack of XP making it harder to grind through progression.

Fortunately, Epic was quick to respond to this issue and has buffed XP from all sources. @iFireMonkey on Twitter broke it down for a better understanding of what the new XP system looks like.

There were a lot of changes, but they essentially boil down to this: you get more XP from all sources. This is an overall positive change for everyone. Grinding through the Battle Pass is a part of each season but it’s not that fun when progression seems hard to come by.

Without patch notes, all we can do is look at the bug fixes and XP boosts. There may be some buffs and nerfs hiding in the shadows, but we won’t know until we play a few games and do some testing.

Glitches

Unexplained Fortnite glitch lets you revive players instantly

For now, this revive exploit seems to occur randomly in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite is no stranger to glitches – some of them more game-breaking than others. Glitches come in two forms: exploits and issues. Sometimes, glitches happen randomly. Other times, players trigger a glitch through an action or game mechanic. The former is often a negative to the player while the latter is beneficial.

Exploits are almost always intentional, as they give one player an advantage over another. It’s rare that exploits go completely unexplained, as someone always tends to find out what triggered them.

We have the rare unexplained exploit, here – at least, at the time of writing. We’ve seen a few clips of this exploit but no one has come out with a tutorial on how to do it. This glitch involves reviving a player. As you can see from the clip, below, this player’s opponent instantly resurrects his downed teammate.

Our first instinct is to conclude that this player knows something we don’t – as is the case most of the time. Another clip from the r/FortniteBR subreddit would suggest this isn’t the case, however.

Reddit user u/Raszero posted a similar clip from his perspective. In the clip, he revives his teammate instantly, breaking down every frame to try and figure out what he did to trigger the glitch.

A lot of commenters pointed to the pet on his teammate’s back and the fact that he carried his teammate before reviving. Normally, these comments would give us a lead but the first clip disproves both of them. As of now, this exploit goes unexplained.

We’ll update this post if someone publishes a tutorial on how to complete this exploit. For now, though, the pet back bling and carrying theories seem to be debunked by the first clip. In the end, this could just be a random glitch that happens from time to time. We’ll have to wait and see.

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New Crash Pad strategies make it a must-have in competitive Fortnite

Here’s a new OP way to use Crash Pads in Fortnite Season 3.

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Crash Pads were one of the only unique items that Epic added to Fortnite before Season 3 began. We’ve seen similar mechanics in the Bounce Pads, before, but these pads work a bit differently.

By now, most players know that they can use a Crash Pad to break through an enemy’s structure. A lot of players will push opponents, throw down a Crash Pad, and jump in to finish the kill. This is old news, but YouTuber ShakaFN innovated on this strategy. He posted a video that showed five new Crash Pad strategies that put them into the must-carry strategy.

The first strategy in Shaka’s video is the most useful and informative. The strategy is similar to the grenade-stack strategy that we see in nearly all competitive matches. You need to be 27 meters away from an enemy, look straight into the sky, and throw a Crash Pad.

After that, you throw another Crash Pad at your feet to push your opponent. If your timing is perfect, then you should land as the first Crash Pad breaks through an enemy’s box. Shaka also showcased how you can use the same strategy to get a free sniper shot on an opponent. This would synergize perfectly with the new Flare Gun.

Most of the other strategies in his video are too circumstantial for widespread use, but all of them are innovations that bring us new ways to use the Crash Pad as an offensive tool.

We wouldn’t be surprised to see some top-tier players using these strategies in competitive matches, so hop into Creative Mode and practice your timing!

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Fortnite Season 3 leak reveals vehicle stats, fuel consumption & more

We now know exactly how fuel will work when cars come to Fortnite Season 3.

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Land vehicles have been sorely missing from Fortnite for the entirety of Chapter 2. We started with the boat, then expanded to the helicopter, and can now hook onto Sharks and use them for transportation. In Season 3, fans were expecting to see cars enter the game, and we should be welcoming them to Fortnite, soon.

Reports have it that cars will come to Fortnite on July 21 – nearly a month after Season 3 first released. We can assume, then, that the water level will continue to lower week by week until the roads are clear for cars to emerge.

We’ve seen bits and pieces of details about cars trickle through, but July 6 revealed the most comprehensive information about cars to date. This information was provided by Hypex and placed into some easy-to-read infographics by FireMonkey. Let’s start with car types and more details about gas pumps.

Via: FireMonkey

We already knew the general vehicle types coming to Fortnite, but this new information gives us the official names. More importantly, it tells us a lot about how fuel will work when cars are eventually added. According to the graphic, you’ll be able to drag the hose a considerable distance away from the pump.

As interesting as this is, it’s a bit confusing. Previous reports had it that gasoline would be an ammo type, suggesting that we could carry it on our player. This new leak points to the need to visit a pump while in the game.

That’s not all that these leaks provided us. We now know that cars will begin to leak fuel when players shoot them, which makes sense as a game mechanic. Here’s all of the information about fuel consumption, boost, and more for each vehicle type.

Cars seem to be one of the more intricate Fortnite vehicles that Epic have ever added. The mechanics we’ve seen in the past, largely, relate to durability and mobility. Cars will have all of that and then some.

There’s still a lot to learn about cars – most of which we won’t know until they come into the game. Until then, this gives us nearly everything we need to speculate as to how powerful the first land vehicles in Chapter 2 will be.

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