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Fortnite update v13.30: Epic reveals fixes in next patch

Published: 19/Jul/2020 11:05 Updated: 19/Jul/2020 11:07

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed a full list of bug fixes that are coming in the V13.30 patch with a few annoying issues finally becoming things of the past.

When Fortnite burst onto the battle royale market, Epic were continually praised for their constant updates that gave the game a fresh coat of pain. These patches regularly introduce new weapons, new map locations, and address any outstanding problems in the way of bugs and exploits.

Though the updates are no longer as regular as they used to be, players are gearing up for the V13.30 patch that should see the introduction of the previously teased cars.

Yet, before we see some new items being released, Epic have confirmed a list of bug fixes that are coming in the next update.

Fortnite Whirlpool at Fortilla POI
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Whirlpools are currently disabled in Fortnite.

On their public Trello board, the developers have a handful of bugs labeled as ‘fixed in next game update’ meaning that these will be addressed in V13.30.

These include Whirlpools being disabled, gliding not working around The Authority, Floating Rings not appearing for some players, and Supply Drops not opening at The Authority. So, it is a pretty varied list.

On top of those, the black rectangles that some players have seen in the storm will also be a thing of the past while there are also some bug fixes coming for both Save The World and Fortnite mobile.

Screenshot from the Epic Games Trello
Screenshot via Trello
The full list of bugs being fixed in Fortnite’s v13.30 patch.

Of course, these are only the fixes and changes that we know about. As noted, cars should also be introduced with the new update given that leakers have previously revealed that they’d be released around July 21.

There could also be a return for the Heavy Assault Rifle after it was spotted in the trailer for the Black Manta skin. However, that is pretty much a case of wait and see, so we won’t know if it returning until closer to new patch day.

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How to watch Fortnite Galactus live event: start time, stream, leaks

Published: 1/Dec/2020 16:52 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 19:16

by Brad Norton

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Excitement for Fortnite’s Season 4 Nexus War finale event, which will introduce Marvel villain Galactus, is at fever pitch. From start times to how to watch live, here’s everything you need to know.

Love them or hate them, Fortnite’s crossovers with Marvel have become big business for Epic Games. Season 4 has introduced a number of skins and weapons for our favorite superheroes and villains, and it’s set to go out with a bang with the arrival of Galactus.

We don’t know too much about what will happen when the Devourer of Worlds hits the Island, but as his moniker suggests, it’s going to spell trouble; the event has been described as “an interactive Marvel movie” by Epic, and is expected to be one of the biggest events the game has ever seen.

Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Nexus War finale including start times, how to watch, leaks about another potential Black Hole scenario, and what to expect when Season 5 finally arrives.

When does the Fortnite Galactus event start?

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4:10 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Fortnite Galactus event
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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event

If you want to take part in Fortnite’s Nexus War finale event, Epic recommends you log in to the game at least 60 minutes prior to the start time and date listed above, with the Event Playlist expected to go live 30 minutes before the event.

Epic have also advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat) for the best experience.

However, if you don’t want to play, and instead just want to watch the event live, you can tune in to NICKMERCS’ live stream on Twitch below.

Fortnite Galactus event: What to expect

Unfortunately, we don’t really know what to expect during the event itself, although the prevailing theory is that players will have to fight Galactus. This hasn’t been confirmed and is pure speculation, but with the hype that’s been surrounding the villain’s arrival, it would make sense.

That being said, the playlist for the event apparently states that players will have to “defend the Island to save all Reality!”, which supports that theory that we’ll have to take down Galactus himself.

We’ll just have to wait and see to find out exactly what’s going to happen during the event itself when it goes live at 4:10 PM.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

2While we may not know exactly what we’ll be doing during the event, as with everything in Fortnite, there’s a ton of leaks surrounding the event itself, giving players SOME idea of what to expect.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

It’s also been heavily rumored that there will be another Black Hole type situation once the Galactus event comes to a close. Back when Chapter 1 ended, the battle royale was stuck behind a black hole loading screen, with nothing for players to do until Chapter 2 began.

The potential return of a blackout was pointed out on November 18 by data miner FNLeaksAndInfo, who tweeted: “Prepare for some more possible downtime after the event similar to the Black Hole event!”

Beyond the event itself, it seems like players may be able to play as Galactus if some leaks are to be believed, although not in the way you’re probably thinking. It turns out there’s actually a standard-sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

On top of that, on November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.

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