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Epic Games announce surprise Fortnite patch for March 29

Published: 29/Mar/2019 1:51 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 11:15

by Alan Bernal


Epic Games have announced an unexpected Fortnite client update for March 29 following a wave of criticism after the arrival of the v8.20 patch.

The developer had made some controversial moves in the latest patch, chief among them a revert for the popular siphon settings from core playlists that’s causing a lot of ire in the community.

The next update will be dropping at 2am PST / 5am EST / 9am GMT and will look fix bugs found in the game while improving stability issues throughout.

“We’re releasing a client update tomorrow, March 29th at 5AM ET that includes bug fixes and stability improvements,” Fortine said in a Tweet. “Additionally, We’ll be releasing a detailed list of all resolved issues shortly after the patch is released. There will be no downtime for this update.”

Players were immediately concerned that the announcement didn’t include any reference to the siphon settings, Infantry Rifle or others.

Though players will appreciate any patch that takes away problematic bugs or issues that hinder the game’s performance, the update’s announcement was bombarded by a frustrated community who had a unifying message.


Everyone from casual players to the pro community thinks the changes in the 8.20 update left the game in a worse state than it was before it landed.

From the siphon settings that no longer rewards players with resources upon earning eliminations to the Infantry Rifle switching from projectile bullets to hit-scan, there were a lot of unpopular adjustments.

The infantry rifle has been causing problems in Fortnite since it was introduced.

Popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins even had his apprehensions about the changes, and felt the update was to make the core modes “a place of safety for newer players.”

With a wave of negative feedback from all corners of the Fortnite community, the abrupt update is a welcomed sight to those that want things back the way they were.

Some players where even joking about the horrors that the v8.20 update brought with streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop heavily alluding to the recent woes of the patch.

“Had the worst nightmare ever last night: I was playing Fortnite and they removed the health per kill, materials per kill, and faster farming rates in public games,” CouRage said. “I know. Terrifying. I wasn’t able to go back to sleep for a couple [of] hours after waking up.”

Epic Games has a solid track record of reacting to what its players want. With such a strong showing of one-sided critiques to the latest patch, players are hoping the devs flip the switch for the game’s latest changes.

Without pending notes or any kind of in-depth explanation, it’s unclear what the March 29 patch will bring. Though most of the community already has their mind set on what changes they want to see.


When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
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Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.