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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.

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).

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.

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.

“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.

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

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary

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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.