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Fortnite 12.21 Update patch notes: Awaken Oro challenges

Published: 24/Mar/2020 8:53 Updated: 24/Mar/2020 16:14

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have officially released Fortnite Chapter 2’s v12.21 patch, going live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices on Tuesday, March 24.

The game developers are no stranger to shuffling the pack in their battle royale game, adding a whole host of content since Season 2 launched – most recently with the introduction of helicopters, or as they’re calling them, Choppas.

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Throughout the first season of Chapter 2, fans complained that the developers didn’t update the game enough, leaving the game to grow stale during the longest season yet, but it seems that Epic took on board the complaints of their fanbase and have been releasing frequent updates over the past few weeks.

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Epic Games have set the bar high with patches in Fortnite Season 2, with Choppas added in v12.20.

Unfortunately, it seems like this patch hasn’t been as exciting as those that have come before it, with only a new challenge set added.

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With so many weapons updated in the game’s files over the past few weeks, it was expected that we would see some guns or items return from the Vault, but with the patch now live and Fortnite fans jumping back into the action, it appears that Epic have decided to wait for a future update to make these changes.

Fortnite v12.21 Update patch notes

Awaken Oro

The only addition of note was the Awaken Oro challenges, which have been discovered in the game’s files by dataminer FortTory. There is currently no scheduled release date for these, but appear to be part of a bundle with the skin, which sees a golden skeleton wearing a crown. You can view the challenges courtesy of the leaker below.

Operation: Knockout

Epic Games also added a new Spy Games Limited Time Mode in the 12.21 Update, which appears to be the main reason for this patch.

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The new Knockout LTM is a bracket-style competition that sees players face off in head-to-head action over four rounds. The team with the most eliminations moves on, with every squad hoping to be the last one standing when the LTM ends.

There’s also new intel for both squads, which you can view below.

New Ghost intel:

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  • Suppressed SMG
  • Creepin’ Cardboard with more damage
  • Increased Semi-Auro Sniper rarity
  • Reinvigorated perk – instantly regain health after an elimination
  • Scoped AR with reduced recoil
  • Buffed Chug Splashes
  • Parting Gift perk – Leave behind a Proximity Mine where you were eliminated
  • Shield Bubble

New Shadow intel:

  • Hand Cannon
  • Decoy Grenade
  • Pump Shotgun with increased rarity
  • Shield Steal perk – Gain shields by damaging shielded opponents
  • Rapidfire SMG with more ammo
  • Jetpack upgrade
  • Air Raid perk – Deal increased damage while airborne for longer than one second
  • Clinger grenades

Bug fixes

the Fortnite team have added a number of bugs and problems to their official Trello board. Unfortunately, none have been marked as fixed yet, so it looks like we’ll need to wait until the next update for solutions to these problems. The following bugs have been noted, and are yet to be resolved:

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  • Tournament scores are visually incorrect in Lobby and in-match.
  • Party Assist for Missions temporarily unavailable.
  • Unintentional Carry or Shakedown on controller.
  • In Split Screen, game freezes when leaving party.
  • Meowscles’ “Survive a fall” Challenge not always tracking progress.
  • “Use Legacy Look Controls” will be removed from game.
  • Difficulty picking up items with the Use button.
  • Hit Indicators show wrong direction.
  • Buildings and structures may appear low detail.

Unfortunately, that seems to be it for the Fortnite v12.21 patch, but we’ll be sure to update this article if any new items or changes are discovered.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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