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Fortnite v14.20 patch notes: Wolverine boss, BTS event

Published: 23/Sep/2020 4:30 Updated: 23/Sep/2020 8:44

by Isaac McIntyre

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Fortnite developers Epic Games have confirmed Chapter 2 Season 4’s v14.20 patch is on its way, and it’s a big one ⁠— Wolverine, a BTS single, Fortnite’s third birthday, and plenty more! Here’s all the early patch notes, details, and more for the September 23 update.

Fortnite’s fourth season Marvel theme continues in this v12.40 update with the debut of the X-Men’s deadly hero, Wolverine, as an on-map boss. There’s also a few other crossovers set to begin too, including a BTS single release.

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We already have a pretty good idea what’s coming in the Fortnite x Marvel #3 update, set to go live this Wednesday; here’s everything we know about the v14.20 patch so far ⁠— starting with all the Fortnite downtime details.

When is the Fortnite v14.20 patch coming?

Epic Games has officially locked in the v14.20 update for Wednesday, September 23. Downtime is expected to begin at 4am ET (8am UTC, 9am BST, 6pm AEST).

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Expect downtime for the v14.20 patch. Fortnite matchmaking will be disabled 20-25 minutes before the new update, to allow Epic Games to ship the patch.

Fortnite v14.20 early patch notes

Blade set to join Fortnite in v14.20 update

Perhaps the biggest news of the new Fortnite update is that Blade, the Marvel’s vampire hero known as the “Daywalker,” will be joining the battle royale next.

His inclusion in the game was teased in Epic’s unofficial patch notes email, with the vampire hero’s nickname spelt out in red letters across the page.

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There has been no official confirmation Blade will be coming to the game, but this first hint does seem to point to its likelihood. Considering it’s in the v14.20 update notes too, there’s a good chance it will happen sometime during this patch.

Looks like Blade, the
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Looks like Blade, the “Daywalker,” will be the next Marvel hero to join Fortnite.

New Marvel boss: Wolverine

Fortnite will be adding a new boss in the v14.20 update: Wolverine. 

The X-Men hero will spawn in Weeping Woods, and will drop his Wolverine’s Claw mythic power whenever he is defeated in combat during a match.

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“Like other bosses on the map, he won’t go down without a fight,” Fortnite teased.

Wolverine joins Marvel heroes and villains like Silver Surfer and Dr. Doom as a boss out on the map. Dexerto understands Fortnite has no plans to remove the bosses already loaded in on Season 4’s map, for the time being at least.

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Wolverine will be roaming the Season 4 map as a Fortnite boss after the v14.20 update.
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Wolverine will be roaming the Season 4 map as a Fortnite boss after the v14.20 update.

New Takeover Limited Time Mode (LTM)

Alongside all of the fresh content in the latest Fortnite update, a new LTM is also on the way. It’s another Marvel-centric addition to the season as the Takeover mode has you fighting for control of outposts around the map.

Standard weapons and items will be available in this mode, though everyone drops in with one big change. Players all start “with a random primary superpower and see comets in the sky dropping more powers of all types to build your perfect loadout.”

If you haven’t already tried out each Marvel power in-game, be sure to get ahead of the competition with our guide on every ability in Season 4.

Fortnite Season 4 gameplay
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You’ll need to master every power in Fortnite Season 4 to win this LTM.

Fortnite’s third birthday

As the community jumps into the new update, a special occasion is just a few days away. Over the coming weekend, Epic Games will be celebrating the third birthday of Fortnite in a few unique ways.

Earlier leaks gave us a look at a handful of cosmetics on the way for the occasion. Two weapon wraps are confirmed but there could be plenty more up for grabs too. From “more challenges” to “new rewards” and plenty more, Fortnite’s third birthday party could be the most memorable yet. Oh, and there will also be cake.

Fortnite cake
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Expect to see a few cakes scattered across the map this coming weekend.

BTS launching new single in Fortnite

BTS will soon be taking over Fortnite with a special in-game performance of their new hit single Dynamite, and Epic has now confirmed it will be happening in v14.20.

The special BTS single premiere will occur in-game on September 25, at 8pm ET.

There will also be a repeat performance, Epic has confirmed, which will happen a day later on Saturday, September 26 and at a much reasonable time for players in Europe. The replay is slated to start at  8am EDT / 1pm BST / 5am PDT / 2pm CEST.

On top of the event, BTS fans will be able to get their hands on exclusive Fortnite cosmetics in the form of skins & emotes. These will be in the Item Shop on Sep. 23.

Fortnite v14.20 update bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs & issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including even more PS4 bugs, and Fishing Spot errors on PC.

Here is the full list of bug changes set for v14.20:

Battle Royale

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Fishing Spots can disappear on PC with effects set to ‘Low.’
  • Heroes Park and Ghost House don’t count as Discovered Locations after discovering them.

Creative Mode

  • Grass is not removed when placing objects on the ground.
  • Some players not granted items after first round in some team games.

So, there you have it! That’s our early patch notes with expected changes and fixes coming in Fortnite’s v14.20 update patch. Once the official details are released and added to the game, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson