Fortnite v12.30 Update patch notes: Kingsman Umbrella, Crash Pads, more - Dexerto

Fortnite v12.30 Update patch notes: Kingsman Umbrella, Crash Pads, more

Published: 31/Mar/2020 9:17 Updated: 31/Mar/2020 9:36

by David Purcell


Epic Games have released the latest update for their popular battle royale title Fortnite, with the 12.30 patch now live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

While Chapter 2, Season 1 was the longest in the game’s history with updates dropping infrequently, Epic Games have returned to a weekly model for Season 2, as v12.30 marks the latest in weekly patches as the developers try to keep the game feeling fresh with new additions and changes.


As has become customary for Season 2, Epic decided not to reveal what was coming in the latest update ahead of time, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t made significant changes, with a brand-new item the headline inclusion that will help players deflect bullets from enemies and negate fall damage should you use it properly.

TNTina riding her glider into The Shark.
Epic Games
Big changes, like the arrival of TNTina, have happened in recent weeks.

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Kingsman Umbrella

Fortnite has two new items following the March 31 update, as the Kingsman Umbrella joins the game, a melee weapon that can also deflect bullets and allow players to leap off tall buildings without taking fall damage.

Players can hold the umbrella open to deflect shots from enemies, although they are unable to fire a weapon while doing so, and can use it to gracefully descend to the ground when they jump from heights that would normally see them take damage. Spinning the Kingsman builds up energy which players can then use to attack someone with, allowing them to leap across the ground and smack an opponent with it.


You can take a look at the Kingsman in action below.

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Crash Pads

The other new item in v12.30 is the Crash Pad, which gives Fortnite players another way of avoiding fall damage. These items can be placed underneath your character when you fall from great heights, bouncing you to safety instead of allowing you to plummet to your demise and out of the match.

The big inflatable item can simply be thrown towards the ground as you fall, and you can view them in action below.

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Bug fixes

There are a number of bugs that have been flagged by members of the community and since recognized by Fortnite developers. The following list has been taken from Epic’s official Fortnite Trello board confirming known issues that have been addressed by the v12.30 Update.



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