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Fortnite 12.41 Update – Astronomical event, bug fixes, more

Published: 21/Apr/2020 3:30 Updated: 21/Apr/2020 9:58

by Isaac McIntyre


Epic Games have released another new update for their popular battle royale title Fortnite, with the 12.41 patch now live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

From a massive Fortnite x Travis Scott crossover event to an impending ‘Infected’ LTM, and a host of new weapons coming, there’s plenty to look forward to in the battle royale in the next few weeks, with Epic Games confirming that they will be continuing to add new content throughout the remaining weeks of the now extended Chapter 2, Season 2.

As always though, a number of bugs have appeared inside the game during the past week, and Epic Games have moved quickly to fix them as they prepare for a musical event unlike anything we’ve seen in Fortnite before thanks to Travis Scott.

Trav is Scott’s Astronomical event

Patch 12.41 may not be the biggest gamechanger, but there’s still plenty arriving in the April 21 update. First and foremost, there’s another crossover on the horizon for Epic’s title in the form of Travis Scott’s in-game track debut.

Fortnite will combine with Cactus Jack in the Astronomical event, which is expected to be an “other-worldly experience” built from the ground up in-game. Unlike the similar Marshmello event, it will also have five showings.

This mega-event will also boast a special skin depicting the Grammy-nominated rapper in the latest addition to the prestige Icon Series. Event-related rewards during the five shows between April 23-25 have also been confirmed.

New “Arsenic” Limited-Time Mode

The mega-popular game mode which transcends titles, often dubbed ‘Infection’ by devs and players, looks like it’s finally arriving in the Fortnite v12.41 patch. Inspired by classic Halo and Call of Duty playlists, it’s sure to be a fan favorite.

Fortnite data miner FortTory has already revealed the new “Arsenic” playlist has been added to the game files. It also features new abilities not seen before in Fortnite, like “Growl,” which could be for zombies, and “Double Jump.”

It is expected the new LTM will see infected players with unlimited lives and unique abilities ⁠— like the ones listed above ⁠— hunt down survivors. In these kinds of playlists, survivors are often armed with guns, while infected use melee attacks. While it has not been made active as of yet, players can expect to see it in the near future.

Fortnite's battle royale mode could finally be getting a zombie-vs-survivor mode this patch.
Epic Games
Fortnite’s battle royale mode could finally be getting a zombie-vs-survivor mode this patch.

Bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team have also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board, with the developers confirming which issues have been solved by the 12.41 patch.


  • Midas’ Golden Touch appearing in low resolution on weapon Wraps.
  • UI disappears if cancelling Ready Up while spectating.
  • Double-clicking item in the Chest tab may cause the game to crash.
  • Loading into “My Island” in Creative mode may cause Fortnite to freeze.

Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.