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Fortnite April 8 Maintenance Update patch notes

Published: 8/Apr/2020 3:30 Updated: 8/Apr/2020 12:43

by Isaac McIntyre


Epic Games have dropped the latest update for Fortnite Chapter 2, with the April 8 maintenance patch fixing a number of issues that have been affecting the game on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

Epic Games have been releasing updates much more frequently throughout this season than in Chapter 2, Season 1 — when players complained that the developers weren’t doing enough to keep the game fresh and interesting during the longest season in Fortnite’s history.

Following last week’s 12.30 update which introduced the Kingsman Umbrella and Crash Pads, some Fortnite fans were perhaps hoping that we would see even more new content this week. That’s not the case though, with Epic instead prioritizing bugs and performance with the release of a maintenance update on Wednesday, April 8.

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The Agency has been changing throughout the season, but there won’t be any major updates this week.

With Epic Games choosing not to add any new content, the focus is squarely on improving the quality of life for players as they hunt for Victory Royales, by improving how the game feels and plays so that there aren’t any technical hiccups that could cost them a match.

As has become a tradition in Fortnite Chapter 2, the developers haven’t released any patch notes for players to sink their teeth into as they try to figure out what has changed, but thanks to their official Trello board, we do have a rough idea as to what has been altered.

The following fixes have been confirmed for the April 8 patch:

Fortnite April 8 maintenance patch bug fixes

  • Crash when changing styles for cosmetics in the Locker (already fixed in previous patches for PC, Android and iOS)
  • Codaxe Pickaxe disabled
  • Low Quality PlayStation 4 Map Textures

Elsewhere, Epic also made a number of improvements to the game, which you can read below.

  • Performance improvements added.
  • Added stability improvements.
  • Added fixes for frame-rate drop and lag issues.
  • Added fixes for game crashing issues.
  • Other under the hood fixes added.

Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
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The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.