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Fortnite update v13.40: Fixes coming in next patch revealed

Published: 26/Jul/2020 17:14

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed a full list of bug fixes that are set for the upcoming V13.40 patch, as a few annoying issues are set to be rooted out and consigned to the bin.

With each passing Fortnite update, Epic Games usually showers their battle royale title with new content. In recent updates, we’ve seen map changes as well as a whole boatload of fresh cosmetics for players to get their hands on.

However, these updates usually bring bugs and errors as well. These can be something as simple as having the food items glitch out and not provide any boosts. Though, others are bigger issues and can also cause the game to freeze up or crash altogether.

As the release of the V13.40 patch is approaching, with many fans expecting cars to make their arrival on the island, the devs have revealed what bugs they are going to root out and finally address. 

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Cars had been expected in previous Fortnite updates.

The early alert to the changes comes courtesy of Epic Games’ public Trello board, where four battle royale-centric issues are confirmed to be getting changes.

These include the XP bar not showing up correctly when you level up during a game, not having your Top 25 placing count if you drop at Frenzy Farm or The Yacht, and Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug not recharging if another player touches it.

On top of those, the devs are also addressing a minor issue where, when playing on PC with a controller, you might see a mouse cursor appear on your screen. A small issue, but an annoying one for players who have seen it. 

Fortnite bug fixes from Trello
Screenshot via Trello
The full list of bug fixes coming in the v13.40 patch.

There are other issues that could be fixed and shipped with the new update, including problems with the speed of gliders after redeploying, but they haven’t been confirmed just yet. 

As the update day approaches, we’ll just have to see what Epic Games ships in terms of any other bug fixes and just overall new content. It is sure to be an interesting patch.

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FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, who were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
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Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be unveiled, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.