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Fortnite v12.20 Update patch notes

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 is now well underway, with Epic Games releasing the v12.20 Update to players on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices on Tuesday, March 17.

Rumors have been circulating since Season 2 kicked off about the impending arrival of a new mode of transport in the form of Helicopters, and after weeks of speculation, Epic Games have finally released the new vehicle on the masses, introducing the Choppa to the game.

On top of that, players can also take part in the Spy Games, a new event with its own Limited Time Mode, and enjoy a host of bug fixes that the developers have implemented to improve quality of life for fans of the battle royale game.

Fortnite players can jump into the new Choppa in-game. Credit: Epic Games

Choppas

The headline addition to Fortnite in the v12.20 update is the new Choppa, giving players a new and exciting way to travel around the map.

Rumors suggested that the item would only be able to carry one player at a time, but this has proved to be incorrect and will have plenty of room for your entire squad to fly above the map and search for loot or enemies during a match.

Fortnite becomes the latest battle royale to introduce helicopters, with Call of Duty already utilizing the vehicle in both Blackout and Warzone. At the moment, Choppas are only available in core game modes, and can’t be flown in Arena matches.

Helicopter stats:

  • 1500 HP
  • Rotors deal 50 damage
  • Has a boost
  • Can hover
  • Takes damage when crashing
  • Can fit up to five people
  • Does not allow you to re-deploy your glider
  • Not available in competitive modes

New Locker

The first thing that you might notice when you enter Fortnite is the new-and-improved Locker design.

Finally, Epic is giving us the ability to set desired skin combinations and cycle through them. They will likely add more features in the future, but this is a huge improvement from the previous system.

Spy Games

The secret agent theme rolls on in Fortnite Season 2, as more the Spy Games kicks off with a brand-new event and Limited Time Mode added to the game in the latest update.

Players who own the Battle Pass can take part in this new event by dropping into the new LTM named Operation: Dropzone, with a new Tech system introduced that gives players perks that they can use as a way to give them an advantage against their enemies. There will also be a special set of challenges for players to sink their teeth into, which each task offering 80,000 XP as a reward.

Fortnite players can take part in the new Spy Games challenges.

Bug Fixes

As always, Epic Games have also moved to fix a number of bugs and glitches that have been affecting the game, in an attempt to curb any which give players a competitive advantage or affect items in negative ways.

You can view the full list of fixes taken from the developer’s Trello board below.

  • Auto-Sprint not resuming once stopped.
  • Locker is missing the vault banner.
  • Low detail on buildings and structures in Fortnite.
  • Player markers not working as they should (placed too far away).
  • Players getting stuck inside Fortnite’s Porta Pottys.
  • Players unable to use the navigation buttons at the end of a match, such as returning to lobby, reporting players, or going to the Item Shop.
  • Unable to place traps when the icon hasn’t loaded up.

Community-discovered changes

As always, Epic has made some under-the-radar changes that they haven’t told anyone about. It’s up to the community to find these changes.

We’ll keep this post updated with all of the changes made to the game as they are uncovered. Here’s what we know, so far:

  • Explosion delay between each C4 is increased from 0.3sec to 0.5sec
  • Slight delay added to the Grappler

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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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