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Fortnite 13.30 Update patch notes: Map changes, Summer Splash LTMs

Published: 21/Jul/2020 10:52 Updated: 21/Jul/2020 10:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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Fortnite’s v13.30 Update is now live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices, bringing some map changes and new limited-time modes for the Summer Splash event. 

Surfs up! That’s been the theme of Fortnite’s third season so far. DC superhero Aquaman has rolled into town, as has his arch-rival Black Manta. The flooded map has brought rising tides, as well as new perils like Sharks ⁠— an addition it turns out not everyone is a fan of — whirlpools, and more.

Epic hasn’t hit the brakes yet though; with a brand-new update which dropped on July 21, bringing some new modes and some important map changes that spell out the future of the battle royale title.

Fortnite v13.30 patch notes

Map changes

The v13.30 update isn’t a massive patch, but does feature a map change that will have major implications on the future of the battle royale title. While it may not be immediately obvious, Epic has introduced a brand-new version of the Gas Station, which can now be found dotted across the map.

While this doesn’t seem like a major update, it does have big implications for the future, as this is where players will likely need to go if they want to refuel cars when they are finally released.

Cars delayed

Unfortunately, we can’t use the Gas Stations just yet, as cars have apparently been delayed for the time being. In an email sent to content creators, Epic stated that “many of the Island’s cars had been recalled,” pending an “investigation into their coverage.”

Whether this means Epic found an issue with the vehicles that need addressing, or that they’ve decided to hold off on putting them live for the time being remains to be seen, but you’ll definitely notice a lack of cars on the island when you jump back in.

Fortnite Wavester
Epic Games
Cars have disappeared from Fortnite in the v13.30 update.

Summer Splash LTMs

Another wave of limited-time modes is set to go live in Fortnite Season 3’s Summer Splash rotation this update. This time around, players will be able to load into “Payback!”, “Catch!”, and “One Shot,” giving players some fresh modes to enjoy as the event continues.

Fortnite 13.30 Update bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including whirlpools, and more Slow Glider issues.

Here is the full list of bug changes coming in the Fortnite 13.30 Update:

General

  • Inability to edit floors and roofs at certain angles.
  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.

Battle Royale

  • Party Assist Update
  • Whirlpools temporarily disabled.
  • Placing a map maker cancels movement.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • XP gain from Foraged Items temporarily disabled.
  • “Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match. Incorrect leveling-up.
  • Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
  • Supply Drops at The Authority not opening when searched.
  • Floating Rings not visible on platforms on lower settings.
  • Black rectangles appearing behind player when turning around in the Storm.
  • Gliding not working properly in The Authority.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.

So, there you have it! That’s our early patch notes with expected changes and fixes coming in Fortnite’s v13.30 Update patch. Once the official details are released and added to the game, we’ll be the first to let you know.

Entertainment

FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, who were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
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Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be unveiled, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.