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Fortnite v14.00 update Season 4 ‘Nexus War’ patch notes

Published: 27/Aug/2020 3:00 Updated: 27/Aug/2020 8:54

by Isaac McIntyre

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Fortnite developers Epic Games officially dropped Chapter 2 Season 4 on Thursday, August 27 with the v14.00 patch, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the new ‘Nexus War’ update, from patch notes, to all the huge Marvel news, and more.

Avengers, assemble! Fortnite is fully immersing itself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the Season 4 update, including a host of new skins. Thor has come to Fortnite to warn fans Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, is on his way.

We already have a pretty good idea what’s coming in the Fortnite Season 4 update set to go live this Thursday too; here’s everything we’ve discovered about the highly-anticipated v14.00 patch so far ⁠— starting with all the new skins and POIs.

Fortnite Season 4 patch notes

Check out the full “Nexus War” launch trailer for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 here:

Marvel-themed battle pass

As with any new Fortnite season, there’ll be a brand new battle pass for Season 4. According to the teasers, and pre-release comic book, this season’s is chock-full of skins for some of the most iconic Marvel superheroes.

Thor is the main character in Season 4. Wolverine, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Doctor Doom, Mystique, Storm, and Groot are also getting Marvel-themed skins in the new battle pass. Captain America ⁠— who made his Fortnite debut back in Season 3 ⁠— may be included at a later date again too.

Fortnite insiders have also tipped more superhero skins to be added throughout Season 4, so keep your eyes peeled!

A host of new Marvel skins have been added to Fortnite in the
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A host of new Marvel skins have been added to Fortnite in the “Nexus War” update.

Three new Marvel POIs added

Season 4 has also seen at least three new points of interest added to the Fortnite map. The first is the iconic “Helicarrier” from the Avengers series. This flying battle station is the location of the first battle between the heroes in the 2012 film.

The new ‘Nexus War’ update has also added two more Marvel-centric locales. Dr. Doom, who is shaping up to be a minor villain in Season 4, has his own spooky “Doom’s Domain” area, while players can also visit the “Sentinel Graveyard” too.

Assaut Rifle damage changes

Multiple assault rifles have had their damage buffed in the Season 4 patch, according to HYPEX. The changes are as follows:

  • Common Assault Rifle: damage buffed 30 ⇒ 35.
  • Uncommon Assault Rifle: damage buffed 31 ⇒ 35.
  • Rare Assault Rifle: damage buffed from 33 ⇒ 35.
  • Legendary Scar: damage nerfed from 36 ⇒ 35.

Fortnite adds new “Fire Trap”

One new weapon/trap Fortnite has added in Season 4 is the “Fire Trap”. This sneaky piece of equipment can be dropped on the ground, and “launches dangerous fireballs” at enemies when triggered. Each fireball deals 50 damage to players.

Pump Shotgun unvaulted after season away

After a short stint in the vault, the Pump Shotgun is back. No longer will you be forced onto the Charge every game ⁠— you can pick up the Pump in all its rarities across the map in Season 4.

The Pump Shotgun is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary rarities. The Legendary Pump was one of the strongest weapons in the game, dealing up to 110 damage in one burst.

The Combat Shotgun is also reportedly making its return, although VastBlastt noted “the drop rate is significantly [lower].” Items-wise, The Shockwave Grenade, Boogie Bomb, and Bounce Pad are returning.

The fan-favorite Pump Shotgun has been unvaulted.
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The fan-favorite Pump Shotgun has been unvaulted.

Fortnite/Marvel vs Galactus storyline

Fortnite leakers, including HYPEX, originally tipped the Season 4 storyline to be some kind of riff on the popular ‘Captain America: Civil War’ plot. This time, however, it will be the Fortnite cast teaming up with Marvel’s mightiest heroes against Galactus.

This storyline was confirmed in the August 27 trailer. The Marvel heroes appeared on the Fortnite island alongside a number of popular battle royale skins, before Thor directed them to fight a dangerous-looking Galactus instead.

Season 4 will likely culminate in some kind of battle with Galactus, as the two sides put aside their differences. The Marvel villain’s arrival may even be the closing finale of the Season 4 storyline in a few months.

Marvel villain Galactus is on his way to destroy the Fortnite island in Season 4.
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Marvel villain Galactus is on his way to destroy the Fortnite island in Season 4.

Fortnite v14.00 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 likely include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including PlayStation 4 bugs, and even more Slow Glider issues.

Here’s the full list of bug changes potentially set for v14.00:

General

  • Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.
  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Rectangle and multiple lines of text appearing on HUD.

Battle Royale

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement.
  • Gas Cans temporarily disabled in Battle Lab.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Slow Glider speed after deploying in certain situations.
  • Water Balloon Toy temporarily disabled.

Creative Mode

  • Vehicles can destroy structures and props even when configured not to.
  • Crash on consoles when renaming a device.

So, there you have it! That’s all the patch notes Fortnite’s v14.00 update patch at the start of Season 4 Nexus War. As more official details are released and added to the game, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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SypherPK reveals secret buff to Fortnite’s superpower abilities

Published: 17/Nov/2020 10:12 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 10:14

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Fortnite content creator SypherPK has revealed that Epic Games might have made a mistake with Siphon Squads, giving the mythic superpowers an unannounced buff. 

At the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, a number of Marvel heroes and villains descended on the battle royale island to prepare for their impending fight against Galactus. 

As a result of their arrival, Fortnite has become awash with all sorts of Marvel references – be it through cosmetics, points of interest, or in-game challenges. Though, the biggest addition has been the mythical superpowers. 

These superpowers are obtainable by taking down the hero, or villain, that they usually belong to. Getting your hands on one won’t typically guarantee a victory, but, there might be a different story in Siphon Squads. 

Iron Man using the Unibeam ability in Fortnite.
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Iron Man’s Unibeam has received a huge buff in Siphon Squads.

During his November 15 video, Sypher pointed out that if you drop into a Siphon Squads game, the mythic superpowers actually act as if they’re still inside the Marvel Knockout limited-time mode. 

According to Sypher, when playing Siphon Squads, the Doctor Doom bomb will do 90 damage instead of its usual 60. On top of that, the Doctor Doom gauntlets do 45 damage instead of 35.

Iron Man’s Unibeam ability has also seen an uptick in power too, all the way to dealing 150 damage. “In this game, I found a Unibeam and I just started one-shotting everybody in the lobby. 150 damage is insane in a game mode like this,” Sypher added. 

As for the other abilities in-game, neither Wolverine or She-Hulk drop their abilities in Siphon Squads mode, so they don’t see a drastic improvement. 

The change to Doctor Doom and Iron Man might have been intended by Epic specifically for the mode, but given that they’ve gone unannounced, it might surprise a few players. Though, if it’s a mistake, the devs will likely roll them back to normal sooner rather than later.