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Fortnite 12.60 update patch notes: The Agency storm, PC aim assist

Published: 20/May/2020 10:05

by Albert Petrosyan

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Epic Games have announced the v12.60 update for Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 2, and we’ve got everything you need to know, including the release time, downtime info, and the unofficial patch notes.

Season 2 is slowly but surely winding down to a close in Fortnite, which means v12.60 might be the last big update we get before Season 3 kicks off on June 4.

With many complaining about the severe lack of new content in the game, even a late-season patch like this one is enough to get a lot of people excited at what it could potentially contain.

When is the Fortnite v12.60 update going live?

Epic announced that v12.60 would hit live servers on Wednesday, May 20, at 11 PM PT / 2 AM ET, which is technically still Tuesday evening for those on the west coast.

There downtime is now over, so you can jump back into the island and check out all the changes for yourself.

Fortnite v12.60 patch notes

Epic no longer reveals full patch notes for their updates, but here’s what we know has changed. The official Fortnite Trello page does list many of the changes, at least when it comes to bug fixes.

BATTLE ROYALE

  • Party Royale
    • Grappler and Jetpack added
  • Operation: Infiltration
    • New Spy Games playlist, extract the intel case from enemy team, or protect your case.
  • Dragacorn Glider animation changed, no longer disabled in competitive playlists (players were claiming it was “pay to win”)
  • Riot Control Baton Pickaxe issue resolved, no longer disabled in competitive playlists.
  • Fixed issue causing hit/damage indicators to sometimes appear to be coming from the wrong direction than the source of the damage.
  • PC Controller changes
    • In another update next week, Epic will be rolling out changes to aim assist when using a controller on PC. The changes are delayed due to the FNCS finals.
      “Controller tweaking, tuning, and investigation continues. We have some changes for next steps, but we don’t want to release right before the FNCS Invitational Finals.”

CREATIVE

SAVE THE WORLD

  • Exploding Deathbombs will no longer deal damage to the objective through builds.
  • Fixed issue causing Black Metal Weapons to not respect self-damage amount when performing Critical Hits.
  • Dropping or spawning a weapon and picking it up will no longer cause you to lose ammo.
Epic GamesThe Dragacorn Glider will soon be enabled again in Fortnite competitive playlists.

Clouds appearing over The Agency

Players have noticed that clouds appear to be forming a circle over The Agency location on the map, potentially a teaser for a Hurricane?

This possibly ties in with the Doomsday event, expected to lead us into the next season.

Storm the Agency Challenges

There is a new set of challenges too, which tie in with the possibility of a Hurricane at The Agency.

It’s not clear yet what Epic has planned for this map location, but a leak previously indicated big changes are on the way.

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Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
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The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
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Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.