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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

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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.
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Big changes, like the arrival of TNTina, have happened in recent weeks.

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.

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.

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.

General

  • Tournament scores are visually incorrect in Lobby and in-match

Battle Royale

  • Unintentional Carry or Shakedown on controller
  • Spy Games: Stuck on “Select Tech” screen
  • Style selections for certain locker items not saving
  • Harpoon Gun not catching loot consistently
  • Auto Pick Up not functioning properly
  • Deadpool Plunger not visible on 4:3 aspect ratio

Creative

  • Billboard Settings do not save when copied
  • Interactive UI not functioning properly when using the Quick Menu on mobile

Save the World

  • Cosmetics may not load properly for players when joining a mission
  • Defender Eliminations do not count towards quest credit
  • Spawn rate for Love Lobbers is too high during encounters
  • Love Lobbers’ projectiles are able to damage player built structures

Mobile

  • Shadows darker than expected
  • Black Bar displayed on Note 10+
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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.