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Fortnite 12.61 update: Storm The Agency, Controller changes, bug fixes

by Isaac McIntyre
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Epic Games have released Fortnite's v12.61 update, the final patch for the popular battle royale game before it transitions out of Season 2 and into Season 3.

Fortnite Season 2 has been rapidly drawing to a close, with Epic continuing to plan for the massive Doomsday event which will bring the curtain down on this chapter in the game's story, as we move into Season 3.

Unsurprisingly, with such a major event on the horizon, the game's files are now full of hints and clues as to what is to come, with the developers making nominal changes to the game. Still, Epic have added some new stuff for us to do while we wait for Doomsday, which you can read about below.

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New Storm The Agency challenges and rewards

Epic Games promised that they would continue to add new things to keep Fortnite fans entertained as Season 2 ground to a halt, and the latest incentive to keep players interested is a new set of challenges called Storm The Agency. These challenges are set to launch at 10AM EST on Tuesday, May 26, and come with XP and cosmetic rewards, including a new Wrap, Pickaxe, and Glider, along with a loading screen that can be gifted to friends.

While Epic have yet to confirm what these challenges will be, data miners who sifted through last week's 12.60 update gave us a sneak peek at the Storm The Agency challenges, and what we can expect to see later today.

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Players will be storming The Agency in these new challenges.

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PC Controller adjustments

Aim assist for players using controllers on PC has been a hot topic among Fortnite fans for a long time, and Epic continue to attempt to balance the peripheral following complaints from the community.

The developers have been fiddling with the system for a couple of weeks now, and are at it again with the 12.61 update. Epic didn't go as far as revealing what they've changed, but they confirmed that they were "keeping an eye on things" and would provide updates in the future.

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Bug fixes in Fortnite v12.61 patch

As usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will likely include fixes for many recurring issues, including the "pay-to-win" Riot Control Baton Pickaxe, and the bugged Dragacorn glider.

Here is the full list of bug changes included in v12.61:

General

  • Numbers not changing on sports-themed Outfits

Battle Royale

  • Unable to refund Dragacorn Glider

Mobile

  • iOS players hitching at high rate