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Fortnite v12.10 update: What to expect

Fortnite v12.10 is just around the corner. Take a look at what you can expect to find in the patch notes when the update goes live.

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Fortnite v12.10 is just around the corner. Take a look at what you can expect to find in the patch notes when the update goes live.

The first patch of Fortnite Season 2 is expected to release this week – as early as Tuesday, March 4. We don’t have any news of the release at the time of writing, but a March 4 update wouldn’t be a surprise.

It’s still early, but we know a good deal about what we can expect in the next patch. Here’s a sneak peek at the Fortnite v12.10 early patch notes.

Bug Fixes

We never know exactly what a new patch will bring us, but we do know about some bugs that Epic is working on.

The following bug fixes will be included in the next Fortnite patch:

  • XP gain from XP Coins not appearing in XP bar.
  • Unable to close map with map input if bound to directional pad up.
  • Teammate arrows flickering / temporarily disappearing in Team Rumble.
  • Weak Point hits not registering when very close to them.
  • Splitscreen: Player 1 interrupts Player 2’s trigger button action.
  • Flair style of Y0ND3R incorrectly locked.
  • Big Haul Glider variant may not unlock.
  • (Creative) The Class Selector Device will not work unless the volume is visible.

Unfortunately, there are still a few troubling bugs that are listed as ‘In Development’ on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board. The most glaring issue in this category is. ‘Reports of FPS drops since v12.00.’

This designation probably means that we won’t be getting a fix in v12.10. Hopefully, Epic will surprise us. If not, PC players will have to deal with some infuriating frame drops for another week or so.

A new item

Last week, we saw a report of three leaked items found in the Fortnite game files. These include a Disguise Kit, Security Plans, and a Proximity Mine.

The Security Plans were likely linked to the Brutus Loyalty challenges, so we’ve already seen those. If I were to guess, I’d say that the Disguise Kit is coming next.

According to the Fortnite leaks, this item will work like a Phone Booth on-the-go. You can disguise yourself without visiting one of the booths. This addition seems similar to the Harpoon Gun in Season 1, which is why it’s the best candidate for a v12.10 release.

A new LTM

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We also saw an LTM leak last week, revealing an ‘Infected’ LTM coming to Fortnite. We don’t have a ton of information on this one, but the name suggests that it will be similar to the game types in Halo, Call of Duty, and Apex Legends.

If you haven’t played one of these game modes, they go like this: the game starts with a team of normal players and either one or several ‘infected’ players. The infected players use strong melee attacks and enhanced movement while the normal players use weapons.

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Every time an infected player gets an elimination, the downed opponent turns into an infected player. The game ends when everyone is infected or the healthy players escape/run out the timer.

We also saw recent news of a Faction War event or LTM coming to Fortnite, although this might be in the more distant future.

There’s a lot that could happen with the release of the first Fortnite Season 2 patch. We’ll keep you posted with everything you need to know.

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This Crash Pad trick gives players free kills in competitive Fortnite

Another Fortnite Crash Pad technique has reared its head.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Crash Pads are the most useful item in Fortnite. You can combine them with Bouncers for ultimate mobility, use them to get into an opponent’s box, save yourself from fall damage, and – as it turns out – even more.

Just when we think that we’ve discovered all of the uses for Crash Pads, another one pops up. This new strategy is growing in popularity within the competitive Fortnite community, but is still under-utilized at the time of writing. Naturally, World Cup winner Bugha is on the cutting edge of the trick.

If you didn’t catch the strategy from the clip above, players are using Crash Pads to assassinate players above them in a stacked end-game lobby. All you need to do is make a hole in your structure, build a ramp, and throw a Crash Pad.

One of the players above you will, more than likely, fall through the broken floor and right into your lap. It’s a free refresh for your team.

This is a relatively high-level play, so you don’t need to worry about it if you’re only playing public matches. If you’re preparing for the Season 4 Trios FNCS, however, you should practice the technique and be aware that it might happen to you.

Players routinely find themselves stacked on top of one another in competitive Fortnite. I’d be surprised if we don’t see one or two of these plays in the FNCS Finals this season.

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Ghost Gaming signs NA-East Fortnite pro Nanolite

Ghost Gaming adds Nanolite to their growing Fortnite roster.

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Earlier in the year, it seemed like Ghost Gaming was one of the organizations divesting from professional Fortnite. Several organizations let the contracts of their Fortnite pros expire, while others were waiting in the wings to scoop them up.

Now, several months later, it seems like Ghost was only preparing to reload on their Fortnite talent. Most recently, they signed NA-East pro Nanolite. Ghost Gaming’s newest recruit has been rising the ranks, over the past year, putting together a third-place performance in the DreamHack Anaheim 2020 tournament.

Nanolite has, reportedly, earned over $38,000 from 62 events over the course of his Fortnite career. He also sits, squarely, at number 50 on the FortniteTracker NA-East Power Rankings list.

With the signing, Ghost’s Fortnite roster is surprisingly deep. They now boast Kamo, Sean, Trapped, Zarby, Nittle, Clarity, and Nanolite. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll stay steady here or continue to add to their growing roster of Fortnite talent.

Organizations have been signing Fortnite free agents left and right. It’s clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere as an esport, despite the lowering of the prize pool compared to 2019. Who will be the next free agent to fall? Only time will tell.

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Item Shop

Marvel X Fortnite comic teases unreleased hero skins

A new Marvel comic teases the release of Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther Fortnite skins.

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We’re around the halfway point in Fortnite Season 4, with some of the most popular Marvel heroes already existing within the Fortnite universe. We’ve seen Groot, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and Mystique included in the Season 4 Battle Pass, with Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America, and others entering through the Item Shop and past seasons.

There are only a few tier-one Marvel heroes missing from Fortnite, but they might not be out for too long. We already have hero abilities for Venom and Black Panther, which has led fans to assume that they’ll be available later in the season.

Venom in Fortnite

Recently, the VP and Head of Creative at Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, tweeted the cover art for Avengers #37, which will reportedly feature a crossover with Fortnite characters. This could have a profound impact on the lore of Fortnite, so we’ll have to wait and see what it holds when the comic releases on October 4.

On the cover, however, you can see Fortnite characters flying across the Battle Royale island with some of the Marvel heroes that are playable characters in the game. There are a few noteworthy exceptions, however: Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther aren’t in the game, yet.

With the rest of these Marvel characters already being a part of Fortnite, we can only assume that these heroes will be immortalized in the game as well. Black Panther was already rumored – his hero ability is in the game – but the rest of them are completely new additions.

If this teaser comes to fruition, then we’ll be seeing all three of these heroes in the Item Shop before the end of the season. We can only hope!

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