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Fortnite v10.20 Content Update patch notes – Zapper trap, Floating Island, and more

Published: 2/Sep/2019 17:49 Updated: 3/Sep/2019 12:13

by Matt Porter

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The Fortnite v10.20 Content Update has officially gone live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, and brings with it a brand new trap item, plus a major map change. 

Unlike main updates for the game, Fortnite Content Updates don’t include as many new items or balancing changes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t dramatacially alter how the game is played. 

The v10.20 Content Update introduces a brand new trap for players to catch unsuspecting enemies in, while Season 10 sees the return of another classic location to the game’s map. 


Zapper Trap

Fortnite players have a brand new weapon to wield thanks to the v10.20 Content Update in the form of the Zapper Trap, which will electricute anyone who gets too close. 

Unlike other traps, the Zapper actually takes up a space in your inventory, and is classified as a thrown consumable rather than a trap item. The Epic rarity items can be found in stacks of two around the map, and creates a damaging trap on both sides of a building piece, or actually constructs one if their is no wall there already. Dealing 50 damage to players who get within one tile of them, opponents will have just two seconds to escape out of range before it fires again. 

Zapper Trap patch notes

  • This item is a thrown consumable and occupies an inventory slot.
  • On impact, the thrown object deploys a damaging trap on both sides of a building piece.
  • Upon impacting terrain, it automatically builds a wall and then deploys a damaging trap on both sides of the wall.
    • The traps shock enemy players who are within a tile of their face.
      • Damage: 50
    • The traps have a 1-second deploy time before they can be triggered. 
    • When triggered, the traps have a 0.5-second delay before firing. 
    • After the traps have fired, they have a cooldown of 2 seconds before they can be triggered again. 
  • Epic Rarity.
  • Found from Floor Loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
  • Drops in stacks of 2.
  • Max stack size: 4.

Floating Island

The Floating Island has also returned, with the massive land mass hovering over the map and creating a low-gravity vortex that will sweep you up to it if you would like to pay it a visit. 

The island will move across the map throughout Season 10, and has also brought with it the return of the Motel, a popular location that made way for The Block at the start of Season 9. 

Epic GamesThe Floating Island is back in the v10.20 Content Update.

The v10.20 Content Update also brings two new prefabs for Creative Mode, plus some recaps on the recent issues that Epic Games have managed to fix since the v10.20 Update released. 

You can view the remaining patch notes below. 


Remaining Fortnite v10.20 Content Update patch notes

BATTLE ROYALE

RECAP

  • From hotfix on August 27
    • Removed the overheat sound from the Minigun.
      • This was to address an issue in which the overheat sound would play longer than intended and/or incorrectly represent the overheat value.
  • From hotfix on August 28
    • Made changes to Turbo Building. The details of these changes can be found in our blog post.
  • From server on August 29
    • Resolved an issue in which the names of POIs would not appear on the map.
  • From server on August 31
    • Resolved an issue with the B.R.U.T.E.’s air stomp.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Prison Prefab
Perfect for jailbreak games and more with the new Prison Prefab.

Flush Factory Prefab
They make toilets here. Now you can bring the toilet making business to you.

PREFABS & GALLERIES

  • Added 2 New Prefabs
    • Prison
    • Flush Factory
  • Added 3 New Galleries
    • Prison Gallery
    • Flush Factory Gallery
    • General Props Gallery C

RECAP

  • From patch v10.20.1
    • Bug Fixes
      • Unmanned vehicles will again trigger damage traps.
      • A large shadow no longer appears while in fly mode.
      • Resolved an issue in which featured portals would not respect certain settings on certain devices.
      • The Music sequencer will play for both the client and server.
      • Vehicles will spawn on game start instead of in the warm-up portion.

Zapper trap confirmed

The in-game news section of Fortnite updated on September 2 saying the Zapper is coming to the game, confirming an August 31 leak.

Not much has been revealed about this trap other than the fact it’ll zap people and its description.

“DANGER: HIGH VOLTAGE,” reads the in-game description. “Trap ’em and Zap ’em.”

Epic GamesThe Zapper is coming with the next update.

When is the patch coming?

Epic Games revealed the patch will be available on September 3 at 8 AM ET / 5 AM PT / 1 PM BST and as a cherry on top, there will be no downtime required.

This means players won’t have to wait for servers to come back on when the patch is adding so it’ll be a smooth experience for everyone.

Anything else?

Epic Games usually throws a curveball or two with the patches so we’re sure to see something else that hasn’t been leaked with this update.

Major map changes are always something to look for with Season 10 updates and it’s possible the Loot Lake transformation could be arriving here.

We will update this post with the complete 10.20 content update notes when they drop so keep an eye out for those.

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.