Fortnite update 19.20 patch notes: The Foundation, new Covert Cavern POI, more

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Fortnite’s 19.20 update is just hours as the second Chapter 3 Season 1 content drop is set to bring The Foundation skin, a new Covert Cavern POI, and plenty more. Here’s a rundown of the patch notes.

Just two weeks removed from Fortnite’s previous update and the 19.20 patch is now locked in. As you would expect, tons of new gameplay tweaks, map changes, and fresh cosmetics are all set to shake up the popular battle royale.

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After months of teasers and in-game battles, The Foundation will finally be a playable skin, and Haven’s Masks will be available to unlock. Elsewhere, at least one new POI could change the flow of the Chapter 3 map entirely.

Before dropping into the new update as it goes live, brush up with a look at everything you can expect in the Fortnite 19.20 update.

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Downtime is finally over, meaning you can jump right into the latest update.

Fortnite update 19.20 patch notes

The Foundation skin finally drops into Fortnite

It’s been months in the making but Fortnite fans will finally be able to play as The Foundation – aka Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – from Thursday after Fortnite’s 19.20 update.

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The Foundation Battle Pass challenges have been counting down to this patch, meaning they’ll finally unlock after downtime ends. After players complete each task, The Foundation skin will be unlocked.

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The Foundation will finally be a playable skin in Fortnite.

Haven Masks challenges & rewards

Alongside The Foundation, another set of cosmetics has been locked behind a timer as well. Haven Masks have been kept under wraps this whole time, but the items are finally set to unlock with the 19.20 patch.

There are 30 Masks to unlock in total, with each one requiring you to complete a challenge and collect a set amount of Feathers. We’ve got a guide to getting every single Haven Mask that should help you out.

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Haven Masks are here!

Covert Cavern POI arrives after delays

A brand new POI called Covert Cavern has appeared deep inside the mountains near Camp Cuddle!

This location appears to be the base for Imagined Order operations, and there’s a powerful boss waiting inside. He’s called Gunnar, and he’s got a powerful Mythic version of the Stinger SMG to claim.

The Heavy Shotgun has returned

An old favorite weapon, the Heavy Shotgun, has been unvaulted as part of the 19.20 update. You can find it on the ground, in chests both common and rare, or from Supply drops.

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There have been some changes to the Heavy in this update, though: It’s now single slug, longer-range, and requires more accuracy. This might even switch up the current weapon ranking

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Get your hands on the Heavy Shotgun now.

Fortnite update 19.20 bug fixes

As always, Epic Games will ship a number of important bug fixes with the 19.20 update. Here’s every issue being resolved, based on the official Fortnite Trello board:

Battle Royale fixes

  • Games and points not counting towards tournament score
  • Spiderman’s Web Shooters drop with full uses from eliminated players.
  • When navigating to the Compete Tab, the cursor automatically takes you to the far right of all the tournaments.

Creative fixes

  • Players respawning in the Creative Hub during games
  • Charge Shotgun doesn’t save in Item Spawner

Save the World fixes

  • Husks can damage objectives through player built structures in Deliver the Bomb
  • Toggle Harvester Tool button not working on consoles
  • Players not gaining access to Expeditions despite meeting the criteria to get them

Switch and Mobile fixes

  • The Storm is not as dense and is more transparent on Nintendo Switch

That’s everything you need to know about the 19.20 update! For the latest news and leaks, make sure you visit our Fortnite home page.

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