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(Updated) Unofficial Fortnite Season 3 patch notes

Take a look at the Fortnite Season 3 patch notes before hopping into a game.

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After waiting over 100 days, Fortnite Season 3 is finally here. We have new POIs, new weapons, new items, new bosses, and everything in between.

Unfortunately, as much as things change, they stay the same. Epic didn’t unvault patch notes in Season 3, which means that we’re left exploring the new world before we learn everything that it holds.

Since this is the case, we’ll be updating this article as more information comes to light.

Weapons

We covered the new Fortnite Season 3 weapons in a separate article, but we’ll include them again, here. If you’re interested in learning all of the stats on the new weapons, you can view them by clicking this link.

The Vault

Unvaulted

  • Chug Splashes
  • Hunting Rifle
  • P90

Vaulted

  • Pump Shotgun

This section will be updated throughout the morning.

Aim assist nerf

Aim assist on PC received another nerf in the v13.00 patch. This is in addition to the changes made in the previous update. As expected, these changes focus on close-range hip-fire accuracy, which has been the primary complaint of most KBM players.

Sharks & Whirlpools

Whirlpools and sharks are two of the new naturally-occurring mechanics in Fortnite Season 3. Sharks are dangerous, but they allow you to ride them if you get close enough without getting bit.

Whirlpools appear to act like geysers did in Chapter 1. They shoot you up into the air, allowing you to re-deploy your glider. It’s very early, right now, so we’re unsure if these spawn randomly or are located in static positions.

Additional info

  • SMG, shotgun, and AR headshot damage nerfed
  • Burst now shoots 2 bullets per shot.
    • Fire rate increased
  • Achievement music has changed
  • Lose Henchmen disguise while farming
  • You can carry natural consumables in your inventory

We’re keeping this post updated throughout the day as players begin to explore the new map. Stay tuned for more info!

Esports

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.

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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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Fortnite v13.30: what to expect

Fortnite v13.30 is likely headed to Fortnite on July 14. Here’s what to expect.

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We haven’t had a Fortnite patch in a couple of weeks, but Epic seem to have brought us back to the frequent additions that we saw back in Chapter 1. If this is true, then we can expect a patch on July 14 – barring any delays.

We’re writing this before the patch was announced, but it’s still our best guess. Obviously, we’ll update this post if our prediction ends up being incorrect. Either way, here’s what we’re expecting out of the v13.30 patch.

Bug Fixes

Bug fixes are nearly a weekly occurrence in Fortnite. New patches bring new bugs with them, as players discover the ever-evolving landscape of issues within the game. There seem to be more bugs than ever in Fortnite, right now, but almost all of them are listed as “investigating” on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board.

This designation means that these bugs are likely at least one or two weeks away from getting fixed. Right now, the only bugs listed as “Fixed in Next Game Update” are for the Save the World version of the game. Hopefully, with an update imminent, this won’t be the case.

Water Level

We’ll likely see the water level go down, yet again, when the update is introduced. Recently, we learned that cars were set to enter Fortnite on July 21. If Epic want the roads to be clear, then we’re going to need a weekly lowering of the water levels.

Data miners have stated that the water levels will lower, again, on July 18 at 3 AM EST. We may see some leaks with this new patch, that point to how the map will look when the water levels go down. This should be the last recession before cars are added – if they come to Fortnite on schedule.

Dragon Shotgun

One thing that we probably won’t see in this patch is the Dragon Shotgun. We heard about this new weapon coming to Fortnite a couple of weeks ago, but it still seemed far away from getting released.

A new shotgun would be awesome to play with, but we’re not expecting to see it for another update or two. Still, it’s worth mentioning, as it is a possibility that it comes in v13.30.

As always, we’ll have you covered with everything you need to know when v13.30 goes live. We’ll have the leaks, patch notes, and any information that slips through the cracks. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL to stay up-to-date with all of the latest Fortnite news.

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