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Fortnite v11.11 Update: Unofficial patch notes

Published: 13/Nov/2019 3:29 Updated: 13/Nov/2019 13:41

by Albert Petrosyan

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Fortnite’s v11.11 Update is now live, bringing updates to Save The World and bug fixes to Battle Royale for players on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. 

After a one-day delay, the v11.11 update is finally here, although it’s a relatively small patch compared to previous Chapter 2 additions, with the main focus on Fortnite’s offline mode, Save The World.

This update was actually expected to go live on November 11 but Epic postponed it just two hours after announcing it, and did not provide any reason for the delay.

By now it’s no longer a secret that Epic have completely given up releasing patch notes, and there’s no indication that will be changing for this update.

However, that said, there is still some information available as to what will be in v11.11, which you can find below along with any patch notes we were able to procure.

What’s in Fortnite’s v11.11 update?

Save the World

Epic Games’ main focus in the v11.11 update was on Save the World, with a brand-new questline added to the game called ‘Match Maker.’ While Penny and Rarnold’s relationship didn’t last, this week opponents are new friends built out of “whatever happens to be lying around,” with the developers telling players to “get ready for some sciency abominations.

“ARRLENE” IZZA 

It’s a perfect night for mystery and horror with Arrlene Izza!

  • Standard Perk: Monster Smash
    • Increase Life Leech with Melee attacks and Goin’ Constructor by up to 15% based on the percentage of your missing Health
  • Commander Perk: Monster Smash+
    • Increase Life Leech with Melee attacks and Goin’ Constructor by up to 15% based on the percentage of your missing Health. Additionally, Melee and Goin’ Constructor eliminations have a 50% chance to conjure a Phantasm.
Epic GamesFortnite’s PVE mode Save the World will be getting new content in the v11.11 update.

Also included for Save the World is the new Black Blade, a large sword which deals moderate damage to enemies, which will be available in the Item Shop from November 13 – 20.

Players will also be able to get their hands on The Master of Dark Skies, as the Raven character returns to the store. His ‘Bang and Pow’ standard perk increases Left and Righty Damage by 25%, while ‘Bang and Pow +’ causes explosions which deal 20 base Energy Damage within a .5 tile readius.

Bandage Bazooka

The Bandage Bazooka is one of the more powerful new items that Epic added at the start of Chapter 2, however it’s been disabled now for the past few days because it’s been reported to cause syncing issues.

According to the official Fortnite Trello page, the developers are currently investigating the issue and putting together a fix, but unfortunately there’s no sign of the item’s return in the v11.11 update.

Epic GamesThe Bandage Bazooka was disabled in Fortnite after causing syncing issues.

Grenade stack size reduced

Changes to Fortnite Battle Royale are few and far between, but Epic Games have moved to try and reduce the effectiveness of Grenades by reducing how many players can carry in a stack at one time.

Previously, 10 was the maximum number of Grenades in a stack, giving players plenty of explosive weaponry to throw at their enemies. That’s now been drastically reduced, with players only allowed to carry six-per-inventory slot, which should reduce Grenade spam during battles.

Epic GamesThe number of Grenades players can carry has been reduced.

Updated Match Stats Screen

Epic Games have also updated the statistics screen that appears at the end of matches, which now includes information on medals and accolades that were earned in the match.

Reddit: /u/DaronhUpdated Fortnite match stats screen.

Fortnite v11.11 update early patch notes

While it’s unlikely that Epic will provide patch notes for v11.11, they’ve still left a considerable amount of info online about some of what will be in the update, such as the bugs they will be fixing.

Here are all of the confirmed early patch notes we were able to gather for this November 13 update:

BATTLE ROYALE

  • Fixed issue causing Kitbash Outfit’s head to appear floating
  • Fixed issue causing Magma Wrap to look different than intended
  • Gift wrap no longer missing for gifted Battle Passes
  • Grenades now carried in a maximum stack of 6 instead of 10.
  • New statistics screen at end of the match. 

CREATIVE

  • Fixed issue causing wireframe sphere to appear around some pet Back Blings

SAVE THE WORLD

  • Rarity of the Nightfall Schematic can now be increased
  • Fixed issue involving locked missions appearing for some players in Hexsylvania.
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Fortnite players demand broken “pay to lose” Baby Yoda back bling is fixed

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players have discovered a bug that’s rendering their Baby Yoda aka The Child back bling cosmetic useless, as it stops them from being able to aim properly.

Season 5 of Epic Games’ hit battle royale introduced a major crossover when The Mandalorian made his way onto The Island. As well as a skin, a glider, and Beskar armor, there’s also a Baby Yoda back bling for players to unlock.

Claiming the Baby Yoda back bling is no easy feat, as players need to reach Level 100 of their Battle Pass to be able to carry the adorable Grogu on their back. This means plenty of grinding and weekly challenges to earn that all-important XP.

Now that Fortnite Season 5 has been out for a while, players are slowly starting to unlock the Baby Yoda back bling, but many of them are facing disappointment upon learning that their hard-earned reward is broken.

Fortnite x Predator Crossover
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Fortnite and The Mandalorian have crossed paths in Season 2 Chapter 5.

Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling is broken

In a Fortnite subreddit thread which has gained over 10k upvotes, Reddit user SweggyBoi highlighted the issue at hand: When you have Baby Yoda equipped, you can’t see where you’re aiming at all as it blocks more than half of the screen.

The problem seems to occur when the player enters and exits a car, causing Baby Yoda to become static. This is likely because the back bling hovers behind the player, rather than resting directly against their back as capes and backpacks do

You can see the moment where Baby Yoda blocks the player’s screen in Fortnite below. SweggyBoi and a number of other Reddit users have called on Epic to acknowledge and fix the problem.

You can’t see where you’re aiming at all when using The Child pet sometimes, either make him see-through when aiming or move him more to the left, please get this to the frontpage so Epic Games can see this. from FortNiteBR

Of course, an easy fix for this problem would be to simply not use the Baby Yoda back bling. But when most players have spent real money on the Battle Pass and dedicated hours of gameplay to unlocking the cosmetic, their frustration is understandable.

“How the f**k did this pass playtests?” asked one Reddit user, while another added: “The view truly is awful with bulky skins and back blings. This one is super extreme though. Hope we just get some FOV settings finally so we can use more skins without having half the screen blocked.”

Others highlighted a different problem with Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling: “Because it sticks so far out from your back, when you’re hiding it either clips through the wall or shows around the corner.”

While the recent customizable superhero skin controversy resulted in players accusing Epic of supporting “pay to win” cosmetics, the Baby Yoda back bling is being jokingly referred to as “pay to lose” as it’s actually hindering players’ performance.

Hopefully, Epic Games will issue some sort of fix for this problem in the near future.