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Fortnite devs confirm new Season 2 start date & 11.50 update details

Published: 28/Jan/2020 12:52 Updated: 28/Jan/2020 13:06

by David Purcell


Epic Games have finally announced a release date for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2, confirming that patch 11.50 will be the start of a new journey for the game. 

The game’s developers had previously stated that the debut season of the current chapter was set to end in February and have kept good on that promise by revealing a news announcement on January 24 confirming as much.

Following a period of uncertainty for the game’s community, after the usually accurate leaked HYPEX revealed that the length of Season 1 had been extended by a further two weeks, Epic Games have moved to ensure players that no more extensions will be taking place.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 start?

In a news announcement posted to the official Fortnite website on January 25, the game’s development team confirmed that February 20 will indeed be the date that Season 2 starts in-game – meaning leaked information from HYPEX was correct.

Many expected that it would come to a close in early February, with dates as early as February 4 suggested by players, but thanks to the developers we now know that is officially not the case, and Fortnite fans will have to wait another few weeks for the new season update to drop.

It was announced back in November that the debut season would be the longest to-date and finally, the wait for information regarding the game’s next major update is over.

Fortnite moving to new engine

However, there was more than just a start date for the community to digest – as there was also a new game engine revealed and some words missing from the post.

An official statement said: “Beginning with the release of the 11.50 update in early February, Fortnite will be moving to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics engine. At launch, the goal is to ensure that Fortnite still feels like Fortnite. Along the way there will be some bumps, so we’re starting tests with a small group of players.”

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Fortnite’s 11.50 will officially be the start of Chapter 2, Season 2. Here’s the full statement.

What else can we expect in Fortnite’s v11.50 Update

While Epic Games have yet to announce what else will officially be coming in the next update, their community Trello is regularly updated with information, and we already know some of the fixes that are coming in the update.

Ziplines will return after being temporarily disabled when players discovered a number of exploits involving the transport method, including ways that players could teleport hundreds of feet into the air thanks to them. Elsewhere, fixes to building glitches are also coming, while the developers will also address a problem with the Rippley vs Sludge Overtime Mission that has been recording statistics properly, meaning players couldn’t earn rewards.

Fans can now look forward to seeing the 11.50 update released and will be hoping, unlike many patches of late, that there will be some patch notes to come with it.

Should there be any teasers about potential storylines or map changes for Season 2 revealed in the coming weeks, as we approach the next update, we’ll be the first to let you know.


When is Lachlan’s Fortnite skin coming out? Epic confirms release date

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary


Popular YouTuber Lachlan Power is the next Fortnite star to be added to the game, and Epic Games have now confirmed just when the upcoming Icon Series skin will be available. Here’s what you need to know.

Since Fortnite first exploded in popularity in 2017, there have been a few streamers and YouTubers who have become known for creating content around the game and bringing the battle royale title to the next level.

Epic previously announced that they would be rewarding some of these stars with their very own in-game skins bundles, and among the few confirmed was Australian YouTuber Lachlan Power.

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Lachlan will be the third creator to get an Icon Series set.

When will Lachlan’s Icon Series skin be released?

With the likes of Ninja and fellow Aussie Loserfruit being first to receive skins in the Icon Series, Lachlan is now next in line to receive these new cosmetics.

In their latest blog post, Epic Games confirmed that Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive in the Fortnite item shop on November 12 at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET/ 11PM GMT/ 9AM AEST.

“Lachlan is the third creator to join the Icon Series from among the Fortnite community, following streamers Ninja and Loserfruit.” they announced, before confirming the next creator to be added, “Entering the Icon Series next will be Spanish creator TheGrefg.”

Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive with a new tournament that players can compete in, to unlock the skin for free. The YouTuber will also be competing in the event and giving fans the first look at the bundle, which includes an outfit, back bling, emote, and a pickaxe.

As of now, little has been shared about the upcoming tournament but Epic has revealed it to be “one-of-a-kind” with more information to follow before the event.

“Been dreaming of this day ever since I fell in love with the game back in 2017,” Lachlan reacted, revealing his excitement for the upcoming skin release, “official reveal of the skin coming soon.”

The official reveal of this skin is currently expected to be shared on November 1, and the next Fortnite star for the icon series will be Spanish star TheGrefg, although it is unclear just when he will receive a skin bundle.