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Fortnite v15.50 update patch notes: Rapid Fire SMG, LTMs, Epic Quest challenges

The Fortnite v15.50 update has been confirmed for March 2. Here’s everything you need to know about the final patch of Season 5.

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Fortnite v15.50 patch notes

The Fortnite v15.50 update has been released and will be the last of Fortnite Season 5, so let’s run through the unofficial patch notes. The unvaulted weapon this week is the Rapid Fire SMG.

We’re in the final stretch of Fortnite Season 5, with the v15.50 patch reported to be the last update of the season. Epic have confirmed some details for the patch, with two weeks left before Season 6.

So, let’s run through the new content found by data miners, the expected bug fixes and updates coming in the v15.50 update, so you’ll have a better idea of what’s coming when you launch the game on March 2.

LTMs

Details of three limited time modes have been revealed following this update, called Classic Loot, Bodyguard and Floor is Lava Disarmed.

There is no official confirmation on which of these leaked LTMs have been included in the update, but here’s what we’ve got to look forward to…

Fortnite’s had many classic weapons come and go. Some will return in this LTM, though.

Classic Loot

Loot from previous seasons, before Chapter 2 even begun, will be heading back to the world of Fortnite. According to HYPEX: “Classic Battle Royale loot comes to the new island!”

It will be interesting to see how that one plays out.

Floor is Lava Disarmed

Here’s another LTM revealed as part of the update, Floor is Lava Disarmed.

According to iFireMonkey, the description for this is: “Avoid the dangerous lava! Once it starts rising, get to high ground. Take your best shot by throwing what you find.”

Bodyguard

Seen below, from HYPEX, the Bodyguard LTM will give each squad a VIP and then the bodyguards will be sworn to defend them.

VIPs will spawn with a Legendary Pistol to defend themselves, as well as a rechargeable revive grenade.

Weapons and Items

Here’s the Egg Launcher expected to drop into Fortnite soon. Credit: Epic Games.

The loot pool has been tweaked slightly with this new content refresh, with the following been made available:

  • Jelly Fish
  • Rift Fish
  • New Egg Launcher (Added to files, unreleased)
  • Rapid Fire SMG is back!
  • Flight Knock Pistol, presumably for LazarBeam’s tournament

The Hand Cannon has been vaulted, and while HYPEX has confirmed the new Egg Launcher following the update, it appears we’ll have to wait until Easter for that to hit.

Bug fixes

Bug fixes are a part of any Fortnite update, and v15.50 is no exception. Epic are tackling some issues with this update, including a few long-standing problems that have been in the game for a while.

Here are all of the bug fixes listed as “Fixed in Next Game Update” on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board.

  • Total Bars appearing as 0 when loading into a match with high latency.
  • Rift Fish and Jellyfish temporarily disabled.
  • Cars not always dealing damage on impact.
  • Snowy Floppers do not grant Shield or Icy Feet.
  • Split Screen “Ready Up!” issue.
  • (STW) Escalation Modifier Damage Buff does not buff Hero Skills or Gadgets.
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Week 14 challenges (Epic Quests)

Here’s the full list of challenges for Week 15 of Fortnite:

  • Collect cookbooks from Pleasant Park and Craggy Cliffs
  • Harvest fruits and vegetables
  • Earn bars to hire a character
  • Visit different restaurant kitchens
  • Drive vehicle from Sweaty Sands to Pleasant Park
  • Drop off vehicle at the gas station in Lazy Lake or Catty Corner
  • Drive vehicle from Pleasant Park to Lazy Lake

Follow all of the other changes in patch v15.50 on Twitter @FortniteINTEL. We always post all of the patch notes, leaks, and news coming out of the update there, first, so throw us a follow.

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Fortnite update v16.10 patch notes: Primal Shotgun nerf, Junk Gun & more

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Fortnite v16.10 update

Fortnite’s V16.10 patch is now live across PC, Xbox, PlayStation and more, with changes being made to the Primal Shotgun, other items, and a few bug fixes to boot too.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6 is now well underway and the first mid-season patch is here in the former v16.10.

The patch isn’t anything too crazy, there are no major map changes, game-changing new items, or anything like that. But, Epic have addressed the Primal Shotgun like some players have been calling for.

Additionally, Raptors will be available as tameable pets too, and cand be used to eliminate enemy players across the battle royale island. So, let’s get into the patch notes and check out everything that’s changed.

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Primal Shotgun nerf & balancing

As noted, the biggest change in this patch is most the nerf to the Primal Shotgun. It’s become so used since the start of the new season, and caused issues.

What have Epic done in this update? Well, the close-range weapon’s fire rate is being tweaked with while damage stays the same. The fire rate was previously 3.8, but thats been cut, though, an exact number isn’t known just yet.

Additioanlly, changes are being made to a few items and floor loot as both Animal Bones and Mechanical Parts can be found on the floor now.

Fortnite v16.10 balancing changes

  • Crafting & loot adjustments
  • Creative Powerups now support Team, Class, and All combinations
  • Primal Shotgun fire rate reduced
  • Makeshift Shotgun gets v16.10 adjustments
  • Crafting material costs now scale with Makeshift rarity
  • Animal Bones, Mechanical Parts added to floor loot

New weapon: Junk Gun

There’s also a new weapon in town as well, the Junk Gun. As the name suggests, the weapon fires, well, junk.

Not too much is known about the Junk Gun just yet, but it appears as if trash/junk will become a ammo type just for this weapon.

Raptors come to Fortnite

A Jurassic Park/Jurassic World crossover has been rumored since last seasaon, and now with Epic going with a Primal theme in Season 6, it’s time for Raptors to descend on the battle royale.

Expect to see these Raptors chasing down players, and eliminating foes as there are kill feed messages in the files for them.

These Raptors should spawn up around Forest areas, given that’s their natural habitat. They’ll also be tamable so that you can use them to your advantage.

Fortnite v16.10 bug fixes

On top of all that, Epic are looking to root out a few big errors across the battle royale mode and Creative.

There aren’t too many fixes but the ones that are being impleneted with this patch should solve quite a few headaches.

General

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.

Battle Royale

  • Anomaly may not appear on Shark Island.
  • Chapter 2 Season 5 Legacies missing.
  • Visibility is extremely decreased when inside the Storm.
  • Opening the inventory will cancel Tap to Search/Interact/Revive actions.
  • Character Quests not counting for progression.
  • Stackable items are not split when Shift-Dragged.

Creative

  • Slow-motion effect.
  • AI can get stuck in obstacles.
  • Player portal appears as “Creative Don’t Fill.”

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Fortnite v16.10: what to expect

The Fortnite Season 6 v16.10 update is expected to release this week. Here’s what to expect in the patch notes.

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Fortnite Season 6

Fortnite v16.10 is expected to release on March 30, 2021. Here’s what we’re expecting to see when the update goes live.

Fortnite Season 6 has only been out for about two weeks, but Epic are already adding their first major update to the season.

We have a lot of leaks, bug fixes, and holiday content that we can expect to see in v16.10. Here’s everything we know about what’s to come in Season 6.

Bug Fixes

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We have a long list of bug fixes coming to Fortnite in v16.10, including a reported fix for storm visibility. For those who don’t know, the storm visibility has become incredibly low in Season 6, giving PC players who use Performance Mode a massive advantage.

The storm visibility has only gotten worse and worse over recent Fortnite seasons. Hopefully, Epic will revert it to how it was several seasons ago.

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Split Screen “Ready Up!” issue.
  • Duplicate XP notifications with Legendary Quests in a party.
  • Anomaly may not appear on Shark Island.
  • Chapter 2 Season 5 Legacies missing.
  • Visibility is extremely decreased when inside the Storm.
  • Opening the inventory will cancel Tap to Search/Interact/Revive actions.
  • Character Quests not counting for progression.
  • Stackable items are not split when Shift-Dragged.
  • (Creative) Slow motion effect.
  • (Creative) A.I. can get stuck in obstacles.
  • (Creative) Player portal appears as “Creative Don’t Fill.”

Raptors

Players noticed the addition of eggs in Season 6, which were later revealed to be Raptor eggs. Epics teased that these eggs will hatch, and they’ve begun to progressively crack over the past week.

The eggs are now in Stage 3, which you can see in the image above. We expect them to break in v16.10 and unleash raptors on the island. This isn’t a guarantee, but it’s a likely addition in the latest update.

Leaked weapons

Fortnite Season 6 leaked weapons

We’ve seen several leaked weapons ahead of v16.10, including the Recycler weapon (pictured above) and additional Exotics. We don’t know whether or not we’ll see these weapons in the first patch of Season 6 or not, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for them.

Vehicle mods

Another leak we expected to see in Season 6 was a mod slot added to vehicles. We don’t know exactly how this will work, but we saw news of this ahead of Season 6 and in the trailers for the new season.

We don’t expect to see this feature added in v16.10, necessarily. Both Helicopters and cars, themselves, took several updates before they were added to their respective seasons. Still, this is on the horizon for Fortnite Season 6.

Spring Breakout Event

Easter is this Sunday, and Epic are hosting their first-ever Spring Breakout event to welcome the new season. We’re getting a heap of new cosmetics for the holiday, returning weapons, a new tournament, quests, and more.

Among the weapons is the annual Egg Launcher – a grenade launcher that shoots eggs. According to leaks, we’ll also be getting a weapon that gives players the Hop Rock effect – outside of the Hop Rock Dualies. We’ll have to wait and see exactly what that is.

We’ll have everything you need to know about Season 6 when it releases, including the patch notes, leaked skins, and updates to the map. Make sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss anything: @FortniteINTEL.

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Fortnite Season 6: all major map changes

Fortnite Season 6 is now live! Take a look at all of the major map changes, places to explore, the new map, and more.

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Fortnite Season 6 is here, and you know what that means. There’s a whole new map to explore with your squad. Before jumping in, take a look at all of the major map changes in Fortnite Season 6.

The most exciting part of any new Fortnite season is jumping in and exploring the new map. Season 6 has brought a ton of new content to the game, and the map is no exception.

Ahead, we’ll give you an overview of all of the biggest map changes in the new season. There are a ton of small changes, however, so the best way to get to know the new map is to jump in and experience it for yourself.

Colossal Crops

Colossal Crops is, as the name suggests, a cross between Fatal Fields from past seasons and Colossal Coliseum from Season 5. It looks like most of the Coliseum has been decimated, but Fatal was always a fan-favorite landing spot.

While this will probably be a popular landing spot in Season 6, it won’t hold a candle to some of the other new locations this season.

The Spire

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The Spire has replaced the Zero Point at the center of the map. The area appears to be a bit of a mix between The Agency/Authority and the Zero Point.

One thing’s for sure: The Spire will have a massive impact on the Fortnite Season 6 plotline. The end of the season will probably focus on The Spire and everything that comes out of it.

Boney Burbs

Salty Towers got a complete rework in Season 6, losing almost all of the aesthetic of Season 5. The location is unrecognizable when you compare it to any iteration of the Chapter 2 POI, but it will undoubtedly still be a hot spot for players to land.

There doesn’t appear to be as much loot in this area as there has been in the past, but that’s never stopped anyone from landing here. Salty Springs, notoriously, had far more players than it had loot in the early days of Chapter 2.

Guardians

Guardians appear to be the Fortnite Season 6 bosses. They spawn at smaller spires around the map with one in each quadrant.

It’s still early, and we’re not exactly sure what these Guardians do. When you eliminate them, they drop a ball that you can carry over your head for a nerfed Hop-Rock effect. They also drop Purple Primitive Rifles, which have a fast fire-rate but no first-shot accuracy. We’ll undoubtedly learn more about The Guardians as we play more.

Where will you land in Season 6? There are plenty of new places to choose from. Let us know your new favorite landing spot on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.

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