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Fortnite v11.21 update – December 4 unofficial patch notes

Published: 4/Dec/2019 22:41 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 18:51

by Albert Petrosyan

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Developers Epic Games released a new update in Fortnite Battle Royale on December 4 and we’ve got all of the details, including whatever patch notes were made available for it.

As has been the case with almost every Fortnite update since the start of Chapter 2, the v11.21 patch was released with very little fanfare and no official patch notes.

From what has been revealed about the update thus far, it seems to be a relatively minor one, mainly implementing fixes for several issues and bugs that were plaguing the game.

The only noteworthy aspect of this patch was that it made some slight changes to the Risky Reels location on the map, which many believe is in preparation for the leaked upcoming ‘Galileo’ in-game event that will take place at that point of interest.

A full breakdown of everything in v11.21 can be found below, including the details revealed on Fortnite’s official Trello page.

Epic GamesThere have been almost no patch notes released for updates in Fortnite Chapter 2, and the v11.21 patch is no different.

Risky Reels map changes ahead of ‘Galileo’ in-game event

Following the release of the v11.21 update, players noticed that Risky Reels had been slightly altered. While the changes aren’t major and can be hard to notice at first glance, Risky definitely doesn’t look like it did prior to the patch.

According to leaks, this is only the start of what’s expected to be a flurry of changes to the location over the next few weeks, all leading up to an in-game event that’s been code-named Galileo.

What exactly will take place and when is not yet known, although dataminers believe it will involve something playing on the location’s big screen on January 1, 2020 in order to welcome the new year.

Epic GamesRisky Reels will likely be the location where the leaked ‘Galileo’ in-game event will be held.

Fortnite v11.21 update unofficial patch notes

While no official patch notes were made available for the v11.21 update, there were some details about it included on the game’s official Trello page.

Here is everything we know far about what was included:

BATTLE ROYALE

  • Show FPS option no longer missing
  • Fixed issue causing Refund Token count to not display correctly

CREATIVE

  • Addressed controller input delay for certain actions (“We have addressed this issue in patch v11.21 and will address it further in our next release.”)
  • Fixed issue causing map marker rotation axis to offset when rotating with Phone tool.
  • Show FPS option no longer missing

MOBILE

  • Addressed FPS drops and hitching
  • Fixed issues causing buildings to appear low-detailed on Nintendo Switch
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Fortnite leak hints at Tomb Raider crossover with Lara Croft skin

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players are convinced that the game’s next major crossover skin will be Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

When Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale launched in December 2020, it came with the theme of ‘bounty hunters’ as Agent Jonesy attempted to “gather the greatest hunters across all realities” to protect The Loop.

So far, we’ve seen hunters including God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and of course The Mandalorian make appearances in the game as playable skins.

Who’s next? Well, fans have been gathering clues – alongside a recent leak – and they think they’ve discovered that the next newcomer to The Island will be none other than Tomb Raider legend Lara Croft.

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Square Enix
Fortnite fans think Lara Croft is coming to The Island.

Is Lara Croft going to be in Fortnite?

According to Fortnite dataminer Mang0e, a new crossover skin codenamed ‘Typhoon’ will be arriving in the game soon. It will be a female character with reactive styles, and the portal on the map indicting her arrival has a ‘flicker’ effect.

While codenames like this one don’t always have a link to the final skin, some fans believe that ‘Typhoon’ is a reference to the opening of 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, where Lara gets stranded on an island after a violent storm sinks her ship.

As for being reactive, there could be a number of possibilities. One could be that as the player receives damage, the skin appears more bloody and bandaged up, which would reflect Lara’s modern appearance in the recent trilogy of games.

Tomb Raider 2013
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Lara Croft would fit the ‘hunter’ theme of Fortnite Season 5.

A recent tweet from the official Tomb Raider account has added even more fuel to the fire. Using symbols, the tweet depicts Lara thinking about three emojis. One of them is a pickaxe, which is a piece of Fortnite iconography.

Of course, Lara uses a pickaxe in her own game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Lara would also fit the ‘hunter’ aspect of the season, as she uses her bow and arrow to hunt prey in the games.

The rumors have even got some dedicated fans creating their own artwork. Twitter user @wawa_cwoft mocked up what Lara Croft could look like as a Fortnite character, and it’s got us fully on board with the concept (as if we weren’t already).

But what if it’s not Lara Croft? Well, there’s been heavy speculation about Metroid’s intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran joining Fortnite as a crossover skin.

With Kratos representing PlayStation and Master Chief representing Xbox, Nintendo are the only company behind the ‘big three’ consoles who haven’t got a skin representing them yet. Samus could be perfect for the job.

Whoever the new crossover skin turns out to be, fans will be able to get their hands on them soon enough as Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021.