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

Published: 26/May/2020 3:00 Updated: 26/May/2020 11:43

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.

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.

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.

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
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Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!