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Fortnite v12.50: What to expect

Epic have confirmed the release of Fortnite v12.50. Here’s what to expect in the patch notes



Epic have confirmed that Fortnite v12.50 will be coming tomorrow, April 29. The downtime will begin at the traditional time of 2 AM EST.

We never know exactly what each update will hold, but we can make a few educated predictions. Here’s what you can expect in tomorrow’s update.

Bug fixes

Bug fixes are the most predictable part of each update – especially with the lack of official Fortnite patch notes.

We have a short list for you, this week, with only three bugs listed as ‘Fixed in next update’ on the Community Issues Trello board. Here they are:

  • Framerate and resolution drops in v12.41
  • Local Challenges not appearing when entering new area.
  • “Block damage with a Kingsman” Challenge not tracking progress.

Epic are failing to acknowledge several bugs that continue to be an issue in Fortnite. The reloading bug has been in the game for several updates, with no word from Epic. Hopefully, this will be one of the unlisted fixes in v12.50.

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Arsenic LTM

The Arsenic – or Infected – LTM has been in the game files for a few updates. This is the PvP zombie-style game mode where survivors fight against infected players.

We don’t know when this is coming to the game, but we can hope to see it when v12.50 goes live. The Travis Scott event is behind us, which opens the door to a new fan-favorite LTM.

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New Weapon(s)

We also saw a couple of leaked weapons in the v12.40 patch, including some Dual-Wield Pistols and a new Charge Shotgun. You can take a look at the details on those, here.

The Dual-Wield Silenced Pistols will likely be similar to the ones that Deadpool uses. The shotgun could be something that we’ve never seen before, however. There’s even a chance that it could be of Mythic rarity.

According to data miner Hypex, the shotgun will allow you to charge it for more damage. It will be very interesting to see if this comes to the game in v12.50.

There are also a few general expectations for v12.50. We may see Overtime Challenges – but it seems a bit early for those. We’ll also get some advancements on the Doomsday Device and whatever is happening at The Agency.

As always, we’ll have you covered with the v12.50 patch notes, leaks, cosmetics, and everything else when the update goes live, so stay tuned!


Speculating on the rumored Flare Gun in Fortnite Season 3

How do you think the rumored Flare Gun will work in Fortnite Season 3?



Fortnite Season 3 has been delayed by an extra week, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t speculate about what it will bring. We’ve seen leaks and rumors that revolve around a flooded map, seemingly confirmed by the early release of the Season 3 icon on the PlayStation store.

One of the Season 3 leaks includes mention of a Flare Gun, which has a portion of the community guessing as to how it will work. Here’s one speculation from Reddit user u/DaBobbyKing.

Via: u/DaBobbyKing

We think these numbers seem reasonable, but that this isn’t the only application of the Flare Gun. We think that it will be similar to the Harpoon Gun in more ways than one.

In our opinion, the Flare Gun will be used for a new mechanic in Fortnite Season 3. It could even have a single use and trigger a Supply Drop, similar to Loadout Drops in WarZone.

This is only working within the confines of the mechanics from Seasons 1 and 2. It could be related to something entirely new – the same way that fishing was added to Chapter 2 Season 1.

Either way, we’re looking at the rumored Flare Gun through the same lense as the Harpoon Gun. We predict that it will be a support item first and a weapon second. Sure, you can deal some damage with it, but more players will use it for its primary feature.

What will that feature be? Until June 17, your guess is as good as ours. Let us know in the Twitter replies and comments.

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Fortnite players claim Epic missed an opportunity with Season 3 delay

Some Fortnite fans are claiming that the Season 3 delay was a “missed opportunity” to raise money for charity.



On June 3, we learned that Epic Games were postponing Fortnite Season 3 due to the current climate and protests against police brutality in the United States. The season was set to release on June 11 but has been pushed another week until June 17.

This is the third time that Season 2 has been extended, nearing Chapter 2 Season 1 as the longest season in Fortnite history. Despite the delay being predicted and understandable, Fortnite players were disappointed to hear the news.

Following the delay, many Fortnite players took to social media to express their frustrations. Some even called this a “missed opportunity” for Epic Games to incite some genuine change with their massive platform.

Several posts hit the r/FortniteBR subreddit that suggested that Epic should have released the season as planned and donated a portion of their Battle Pass proceeds to related charities.

Two posts, specifically, called out Epic Games for this missed opportunity, including one from @KudosOnYT and another from u/ViangelPlaysGamesYT. Both posts have since been removed by moderators of the subreddit.

The post by ViangelPlaysGamesYT suggested that Epic add something to the Item Shop to generate money for charity instead of delaying the season and “really changing nothing.”

Electronic Arts, with all of the hate they get in the gaming community for their microtransactions, announced that they’d be donating $1 million to charity and “double match any funds that you donate to these and any other local organizations through our YourCause program during the month of June.” They announced several related initiatives in their blog post as well.

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We’ll have to see if Epic take any of these suggestions to heart. As of now, a chunk of the community tends to view the Season 3 delay under a selfish light – that Epic didn’t want the new Fortnite season overshadowed by real-world events.

Hopefully, that’s not the case and we see some sort of related charitable efforts from Epic and other studios and publishers in the wake of recent events. The opportunity is not completely missed, yet.

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How to make an explosive drone in Fortnite

This Fortnite exploit allows you to make Proximity Mines hover in the air.



Fortnite exploits run the gamut of being incredibly overpowered to meme-worthy. There will always be exploits in a complex game like Fortnite, and this one falls into the latter category.

We first saw this exploit on display from trickshotter FaZe Mew. He used the floating Proximity Mine/C4 exploit to hit another in a long line of insane shots. It’s too bad that it only resulted in a hitmarker.

Reddit user u/Slushyguy posted a brief tutorial on how to make these items fly. All you have to do is throw them at a wall, edit the wall, then destroy the wall. From there, the explosives will fly on their own.

It appears as though you can change the direction of these explosives with additional building pieces. At least, you can make them go higher into the air with ramps.

This is an interesting exploit, but will probably get more attention in the trickshotting community. We’d love to see someone get a kill with this roaming mine, though. At least, it’s something that will keep you busy while we wait another two weeks for Chapter 2 Season 3.

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