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Fortnite v14.10 patch notes: Iron Man POI, ‘Become a Hero’

Published: 10/Sep/2020 12:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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Fortnite developers Epic Games have confirmed Chapter 2 Season 4’s 14.10 patch is now on its way ⁠— a little later than everyone expected. Here are the patch notes, details, and more for the September 10 v14.10 update.

The battle royale island has been taken over by superheroes in Season 4, and now the Marvel theme continues with what can basically be dubbed “Issue 2” in the big comic book crossover.

When is the Fortnite v14.10 patch coming?

Epic Games has officially locked in the v14.10 update for Thursday, September 10. Downtime will begin at 4am ET (8am UTC, 9am BST, 6pm AEST).

Expect downtime for the v14.10 patch. Fortnite matchmaking will be disabled 20-25 minutes before the new update. Epic has confirmed this patch will be “larger than normal” on PC too, so be prepared for that if you’re a computer player.

Fortnite update v14.10 patch notes

“Become a Hero” character builder

One of the most interesting features added in Fortnite in the v14.10 update is the “Become a Hero” customization option, added to the Item Shop.

The “create-your-own-hero” will let you design your own superhero to fit right into the Marvel crossover, and fight alongside Iron Man, Wolverine, and more.

New locations: Stark Industries, Battle Bus chop shop

The new Marvel point of interest has arrived in v14.10.

“Tony Stark’s temporal beacon brings Stark Industries to the Island. Explore the Research & Development Lab, and Battle Bus chop shop. Explore this esteemed complex to gather loot and maybe even meet a Hero (or Villain)…” the developers wrote in the v14.10 patch notes.

Here’s a look at the new map after the update, with the new POI.

Fortnite map 14.10
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The new look island in Fortnite after update v14.10

Mint-Condition LTM

A Limited-Time Mode, called “Mint-Condition,” will also be coming during the Stark Industries update. This “comic-book crossover” mode will allow players to “mix and match iconic hero powers” in another Marvel-themed LTM.

Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, will finally be getting his own POI in the next Fortnite update.
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Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, will finally be getting his own POI in the next Fortnite update.

Galactus Drones

Drawing nearer to the Island, Galactus now has his own enemy Drones roaming the battlefield. These Gatherer Drones are designed for collecting loot, but they’re also loot themselves: upon defeat, they’ll deactivate and turn into their weapon form. Deactivated Gatherers are highly unstable, so they’ll explode if you don’t pick them up quickly!

Marvel Knockout

The Nexus War intensifies in the Stark Industries Update, introducing a new mode to showcase your abilities. Join other players in the upcoming Marvel Knockout, a spin on Operation: Knockout that sees your team utilize super powers to be the best team on the tournament bracket.

Marvel superpowers

The Stark Industries update is adding more Fortnite superpowers, including Thor’s Mjolnir Strike, Iron Man’s Repulsor Gauntlets, and more. These have been previously leaked, meaning we have all the details on the Mythic items ahead of the v14.10 update.

Here’s the details on all the new Marvel superhero powers:

Iron Man, Repulsor Cannon

  • Cooldown: 12 seconds
  • Range: 20,000
  • Damage: 150
  • Buildings Damage: 200
  • Boost cooldown: 15 seconds
  • Boost strength: 131,300

Thor, Sky Strike

  • Cooldown: 9 seconds
  • Distance: 1,000
  • Damage: 80
  • Builds Damage: 5,000
  • Max Range: 4,000
  • Damage & Build Break Radius: 378

Wolverine, Berserker Dash

  • Damage: 50
  • Build damage: 2,000
  • Cooldown: 5 seconds

Wolverine, Spin Splash

  • Has health regeneration
  • Final hit damage: 100
  • Builds damage: 50-250
  • Players damage: 25-65
  • Double hit damage: 35
  • Cooldown: 0.05
  • Jump duration: 0.85
  • Jump height: +32
  • Block health: 2,000

Storm, Tornado Jump

  • Builds Damage: 5,000
  • Cooldown: 15 seconds
  • Jump height: 2,560
  • Tornado Lifespan: 10 seconds

She-Hulk, Jump Smash

  • Land player damage: 40
  • Cooldown: 0.5
  • Building damage: 5,000
  • Max charge time: 1
  • Min. charge time for super jump: 0.16
  • Smash cooldown: 0.05
  • Gravity duration: 1.2

She-Hulk, Fist

  • Has LOW health regen.
  • Combo damage: 60
  • Third strike damage: 120
  • Builds damage: 500
  • Speed buff: x1.2

Black Panther, Vibranium Armor

  • The ability will block 50% damage for {x} amount of time.
  • The more damage it blocks the more it charges.
  • After it charges you can blast to damage anything nearby.
  • Speed buff: x1.3
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds
Iron Man's repulsors, as well as a number of other Marvel superpowers, are coming this update.
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Iron Man’s repulsors, as well as a number of other Marvel superpowers, are coming this update.

v14.10 bug fixes

As 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 more PS4 bugs, and Silver Surfer Board issues.

Here is the full list of bug changes coming in v14.10:

General

  • Setting to disable Licensed Audio for Radio not working when outside a vehicle.

Battle Royale

  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Using Silver Surfer’s Board on PS4 or Nintendo Switch sometimes causes crash.
  • Glider audio from opponents is sometimes missing.
  • Unable to consume or throw fish while in passenger seat.
  • Using Bifrost Glow Contrail in a match causes FPS drop.
  • Supply Drops not disappearing after being opened.

Creative Mode

  • Multiselect copying objects that are scaled-down can revert them to original size.
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When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
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Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.

 

After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.