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Leaked skins and cosmetics from Fortnite v12.50 Update

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Fortnite’s v12.50 Update is now live, and as always, dataminers have been sifting through the patch files to find new skins, harvesting tools, gliders, and more that will be added to the game in the coming weeks.

After a relatively quiet 12.40 Update, Epic Games have dropped another patch for the game just a week later, bringing with it a new LTM called Payload, a nerf for the controversial Heavy Sniper, and some major changes to how aim assist works.

Of course, that’s not all that was included in the game’s files though, as the developers often add a bunch of cosmetic items to the battle royale which are then released to fans through the in-game Item Shop.

While Epic don’t intend for fans to see these new cosmetics until they are added to the store, dataminer Lucas7yoshi has been hard at work sifting through the files and has released the first look at all the upcoming skins on his Twitter account for us to enjoy.

Leaked Fortnite v12.50 Update skins

There are some extremely colorful characters coming to Fortnite over the next few weeks, with Vix, Envision, and Nightlife all bringing their unique styles to the game.

Players can also get their hands on spies Hugo, Sig, and Goldie, and can purchase Wild Gunner too for those who like to play the game on the edge.

Leaked Fortnite v12.50 Backbling

Thanks to the third-person nature of the game, Fortnite players spend a lot of time looking at their players back, so making sure you have a cool backbling equipped is essential.

The stand-out addition this time is the Neon Wings set, which sits off your back in shades of blue and red, while many will be big fans of the Whisker Pack backpack too.

Leaked Fortnite v12.50 Harvesting Tools and Glider

Players will be able to gather cosmetics in style, with the new Venom Blade and Purr Axes giving players new options.

There are also some new dual-wield tools, including the Butterfly Knives, Double Gold baseball bats, and the Agile Edge swords.

Leaked Fortnite v12.50 Weapon Wraps

Finally, Fortnite v12.50 includes four new Wraps for your guns, including Burning Glow which looks like lava, Neon Pulse which gives your weapon a bright green outline, Glitter Blaster, and Moo!, which will give all your guns a bovine look.

All of these leaked cosmetics should be added to the game officially in the near future, either in the in-game Item Shop for purchase or as part of rewards for upcoming challenge sets.

However, Epic Games do sometimes hold on to items for a long period of time, and on occasion never release some leaked cosmetics, so it’s highly possible that we may never see these in-game.

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Epic Games vs. Apple feud spells the end for ‘Save the World’ on Mac

The Apple vs. Epic Games fallout has now forced Epic to scrap Fortnite: Save the World on Mac.

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Users of Apple devices continue to be the casualty of the ongoing feud between the company and Epic Games, which has been brewing for the past month.

For those who aren’t aware of what’s been going on, you can take a look at a detailed synopsis here. In short, Epic have allowed players to purchase V-Bucks directly from them – bypassing the take of the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

Apple and Google have both removed Fortnite from their stores, but Android devices allow the use of third-party launchers where Apple devices do not. The result is that Android users can still play the most recent version of Fortnite while iOS and Mac users can’t.

At first, most of the focus was on the Battle Royale side of things. Mobile players using iOS devices couldn’t get the Season 4 update, which means that they were stuck in the past. They would be forced to play Season 3 indefinitely.

On September 17, however, Epic announced that the feud with Apple has resulted in their inability to develop ‘Save the World’ on Mac. On September 23, 2020, Fortnite Save the World will no longer be playable on Mac.

In the accompanying blog post, the development team told players that, “Apple is preventing Epic from signing games and patches for distribution on Mac, which ends our ability to develop and offer Fortnite: Save the World for the platform. Specifically, our upcoming v14.20 release will cause bugs for players on v13.40, resulting in a very poor experience.”

The team decided to cut their losses and offer refunds to any Mac player who purchased Save the World on their device. The same is true for any V-Buck purchases they made. “There’s no action needed on your part to receive the refund and you will retain any previously purchased V-Bucks and items on your account.”

Of course, this only affects MacOS players and no one else. Anyone who previously played on MacOS can pick up where they left off on another platform, if they so choose. “Players will still be able to play Save the World on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, and thanks to cross-progression, your Heroes, Schematics and everything else in your Homebase will automatically transfer across supported platforms,” Epic wrote in a blog post.

You will still be able to play the Battle Royale version of Fortnite on MacOS, but won’t be receiving updates until this issue is resolved. Hopefully, that’s sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, it looks like Epic and Apple are preparing for a long battle in court. We’ll keep you posted as this story develops.

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Fortnite Iron Man hero ability is sending players flying

Don’t use Crash Pads and the Iron Man laser with one another.

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Fortnite Season 4 Marvel characters

The Superhero abilities in Fortnite have made season 4 stand out from the rest of the seasons in the chapter. To many, Season 4 is a return to form for Fortnite – prioritizing fun, interesting items instead of a stale loot pool.

These abilities aren’t without their issues, however. They’re relatively complex and are prone to bugs. We’ve already seen how Storm’s ability allows players to fly anywhere in the map. That bug is only plaguing Marvel Standoff, for now, but another issue with Iron Man’s ability is causing problems in core modes.

Using a Crash Pad at the same time as Iron Man’s laser will send you soaring high into the air. The bug appears to send you to the top of the map before plunging you back to the ground.

The player in the above clip was lucky enough to land over a river. If they hadn’t they would have died. Crash Pads prevent fall damage, but this bug negates that effect. Take a look at this player who also experienced the bug – which ended his life.

The issue is relatively specific and can be avoided if you don’t ever use these two items in combination with one another. Still, it causes issues for some people who are unaware of the glitch.

At the time of writing, this bug isn’t listed on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board, which means we likely won’t see a fix for another 2 weeks or more. For now, all we can recommend is that you stay away from Crash Pads while using Iron Man’s ability.

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Fortnite leak points to 2020 birthday celebration event

Fortnite’s third birthday is coming up and new leaks suggest we’ll be celebrating with free cosmetics.

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Fortnite Battle Royale released on all platforms on September 26, 2017. At the time, the game was little more than a free expansion of the base game: ‘Save the World.’ Epic were capitalizing on the Battle Royale craze that was fueled by games like PUBG and H1Z1.

To a lot of console players, Fortnite Battle Royale was the first BR game to be available to them. PUBG and H1Z1 were PC games at the time – with future console releases on the horizon. Fortnite, however, was free and playable to the biggest gaming market out there, helping to fuel its early success.

We’re almost three years removed from Fortnite’s initial release date and the game has come further than anyone could expect. It went from a niche Battle Royale game to one of the biggest titles of all time. Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon like no other game before it.

Each year that passes, Epic Games commemorate the release of their most popular product with an in-game event. Most of the time, this includes a Battle Bus rework along with some free cosmetics that will only be available for a limited time. The first year gave us a back bling and the second year gave us a free skin and pickaxe.

As expected, Epic are planning something similar for Fortnite’s third birthday. This time, we’ll be able to unlock two weapon wraps to celebrate the season. According to data miner, FortniteFevers, the wrap is still in development. We should see the finished product in the next patch.

Via: @FortniteFevers
Via: @FortniteFevers

Usually, Epic offer us a few different cosmetics to unlock during the Birthday Event. We don’t expect them to limit us to two weapon wraps. Most of the time, we have several challenges to complete with corresponding rewards, so we’re predicting that these will only be two of them.

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the Fortnite 2020 Birthday event. We’re expecting a patch next week, which should give us more information with which to work.

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