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Fortnite v12.11: what to expect

Take a look at what to expect in the next Fortnite content update, v12.11.

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Take a look at what to expect in the next Fortnite content update, v12.11.

We haven’t heard an official announcement at the time of writing, but it’s fair to assume that we’ll get a Fortnite content update on Tuesday, March 10.

v12.20 will probably be held until next week. We saw two weeks’ worth of challenges leaked in the v12.10 patch, which means there probably won’t be downtime until next Tuesday.

Assuming that there will be a content update tomorrow – announcement or no – let’s take a look at what we can expect.

Bug Fixes

Bug fixes are the only sure-thing in any Fortnite update. Most of the current bugs are listed as ‘Investigating’ on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board, so there might not be a ton of improvements this week.

The following bugs are listed as ‘Fixed in Next Game Update’ on the board, so we could see them addressed this week. There is a chance that they don’t get fixed until v12.20, however.

  • Unable to place trap if trap icon hasn’t finished loading.
  • Unable to resume Auto-Sprint on PlayStation 4.
  • Rails on the Yacht Prefab are displaced when placing the Prefab (Creative)
  • Vault Banner is missing from locker

Helicopters?

The big news, coming out of v12.10, was the addition of more helipads to Fortnite, along with mentions of helicopters in the game files.

According to the Fortnite leaks, the Helicopters will have 1,500 HP and will be able to boost. The good news is that they, reportedly, won’t have any weapons attached to them.

Will we be getting helicopters in the next content update? No one knows, but it’s on the table.

New item or weapon

Another leak from the v12.10 update revealed two new weapons in the game files. A revamped Scoped AR and Slug Shotgun were mentioned, and one of them could be coming with the next content update.

We also saw the ‘Disguise Kit’ leaked in the original Season 2 game files. This has yet to enter the game, so there’s a chance that we get it in the next content update or patch.

We’ll keep you posted when the content update goes live, so stay tuned for more information.

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How to enter vaults without a keycard in Fortnite Season 3

The Fortnite vault glitch has returned for Season 3; this time, with a different method.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 was the first season to introduce vaults. It was also the first season in which players found an exploit to get into the vaults without a keycard. This method was popularized by YouTuber OrangeGuy, who showed fans how use a boat and a few building materials to enter a vault without killing the boss.

This exploit existed for most of Season 2, but was patched when season 3 came out. Well, as you may expect, it didn’t take long for players to figure out another way to get into the vault without a card. Instead of a boat, this exploit requires a helicopter.

For preparation, you’ll need a Helicopter, Upgrade Bench, and a teammate. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete in order to get into the vault without a card:

Step 1: Destroy the tile covering the vault you want to enter
Step 2: Land the helicopter on the broken floor
Step 3: Switch seats and begin to build
Step 4: Have a teammate throw the Upgrade Bench underneath the helicopter

If you complete these steps correctly, you should be pushed under the map and into the vault. Here’s a tutorial from Glitch King that will show you the step-by-step walkthrough.

Getting out of the vault is now your problem. This glitch is meant to surprise and eliminate an enemy, but you could always send your teammate to kill the boss and let you out if no one comes by. This isn’t the most broken method in the world, as you’ll be trapped if you don’t open the vault the normal way. Still, it can make for a funny clip or two.

This method takes a bit more setup than last season’s, but we may still see a streamer or two surprised by someone hiding in a closed vault. Only time will tell.

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Bugha becomes the first esports pro to sign with Gary V’s VaynerGaming

Fortnite World Cup solo champion, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, has signed with Gary Vaynerchuk’s agency, VaynerSports.

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Fortnite pro, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, became a household name overnight when he took home the first Fortnite World Cup Solos competition in 2019. The relatively unknown pro catapulted to the top of the Twitch charts when he returned home for the event, $3 million richer.

Now, Bugha can add another first to his resume – the first gamer signed to Gary Vaynerchuk’s new esports agency, VaynerGaming. The announcement came on July 14, the same day that the entrepreneur announced his company’s entrance into the gaming space.

IMG: Fortnite Twitter

In a press release that announced the new venture, Vaynerchuk stated, “I have been quietly paying attention to the gaming industry for over a decade, building relationships and following the trends. One of the most exciting things about it, for me, is the gamers themselves. And when I look at the culture, the interest in the sector from other athletes, artists, celebrities — it is enormous. This is a very significant expansion for VaynerSports.”

Bugha will be the first of many gamers to be represented by VaynerGaming as it expands into this new territory. We can expect some other high-profile signings from Fortnite and other top video games. It’s exciting to see gaming break through to the mainstream in this way, and could mean big things for the future of the Fortnite community.

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Epic disable the elusive Golden Mushroom in Fortnite

The Golden Mushroom has reportedly been disabled in all Fortnite modes.

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Almost all Fortnite players know about the Mythic Goldfish in Fortnite Chapter 2 – the rarest item that Epic have ever added to the game. It’s so rare that fans wondered if it even existed for a while. Since its release, there’s still only been a handful of recorded sightings of the Mythic Goldfish.

In Season 3, Epic added another rare item to the game: The Golden Mushroom. According to data miners, this mushroom has the same chance to spawn as the Mythic Goldfish, making it one of the rarest items in all of Fortnite. To this day, we’ve only seen one clip of the Golden Mushroom outside of Creative Mode.

When the mushroom first came out, SypherPK put a county on its head. He offered his fans cash if they could find the mushroom in-game, and a bonus if they found it in a joinable Battle Lab match. Here’s the only known clip of the Golden Mushroom in Fortnite.

When Sypher picked it up and put it in his inventory, the Golden Mushroom turned into a regular old mushroom that only healed for five shield. This bug is likely why the item was disabled on July 13, according to data miner reports.

One of the rarest items in Fortnite should offer a reward for finding it. It seemed like this one had an issue that led to it becoming a disappointment. On July 13, Hypex tweeted that Epic pushed a hotfix to disable the Golden Mushroom.

At the time of writing, there’s still no mention of the Golden Mushroom on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board. The hunt appears to be stalled – at least, for the time being. We’ll let you know when the Mushroom comes back to Fortnite but, for now, you can stop searching for it.

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