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Fortnite v8.20 potential patch notes and release time revealed

Published: 23/Mar/2019 20:15 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 9:28

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite Season 8, and players can now have a look at what fixes might be coming up in the v8.20 patch.

Community Coordinator at Epic Games MrPopoTFS published potential upgrades to come in the next patch for the battle royale after various glitches were found by players.

Though some are minor performance upgrades, others bugs have been causing major headaches and some players will be glad to see that they’re finally being addressed.

Weapons and Item changes in v8.20 patch

Among other fixes, Epic Games are now working on the strange bug that lets Clingers inflict damage to players through walls even though it was stuck to another person.

Similarly the Pirate Cannons are going to have a ton of bugs mended such as the frustrating glitch that sent players flying out of a different direction than intended, not being able to enter a Cannon when “close to other geometry,” and finally fine tuning the ability to aim side to side.

However, bugs aside, there’s also some exciting news for players who like to use traps in Fortnite Battle Royale. A new Poison Trap, as seen below, has been previewed in the in-game news feed and will make its debut in the next patch. 

Epic GamezPoison Traps are set to make their debut in Fortnite’s v8.20 update.

Full list of weapon and feature tweaks – v8.20 patch

The full list of potential weapon changes, according to MrPopoTFS, are follows:

  • Fixed an issue where Clingers were damaging players through walls when stuck to another player.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Glider item pickups from displaying their stack count.
  • Smoothed out the motion of grenade projectile trajectories, which were lagging behind by a tick.
  • Entering a vehicle no longer plays the release sound of balloons if you have no balloons.
  • The balloon rope will no longer remain on your back when you run out of balloons.
  • Fixed an issue where players were flying out of a Pirate Cannon in a different direction than expected.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the ability to enter a Pirate Cannon when close to other geometry.
  • Fixed the ability for players to finely tune Pirate Cannon’s ability to aim side to side.
  • Fixed an issue causing Buried Treasure to spawn loot on the Starting Island.

Gameplay fixes in Fortnite’s v8.20 patch

The gameplay has been holding up after the 8.11 patch, but Epic Games is looking to correct the icy feet bug that makes it stay activated indefinitely after using an emote while having the effect.

Though players have been torn on the Ballers as of late, it seems Epic is going to give drivers a bit more protection with a proposed change that will let Ballers take trap damage first before the player does.

Further, the developers are targeting the bug that’s letting downed players become invulnerable in super rare instances.

Buried Treasure bugs will be addressed.

The potential gameplay patch notes are:

  • Fixed an issue with the icy feet effect remaining on indefinitely while emoting.
  • Traps now do damage to The Baller vehicle first before damaging the driver.
  • Fixed issue causing some traps to be inside thicker structures, making them hard to see.
  • Fixed a rare occurrence of a player being invulnerable while DBNO.
  • Fixed the camera sometimes traveling too far when cycling to another player.


The biggest fix some players will be looking forward to will be a solution to the bug that changes a player’s Squad Fill preference to “Fill,” that can lead to queuing up with undesired players.

Also, people playing on low settings will sometimes notice that scopes tend to not load the reticle lines used to gauge a shot from varying distances. Epic Games are now looking for a way to fix the bug that’s causing them to go missing.

The UI changes listed in the potential patch notes are as follows:

  • Fixed issue with Main Menu icons becoming off-center.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing a player’s Squad Fill preference to reset to “Fill”.
  • Fixed an issue where scopes would be missing reticle lines on low settings.

Release Time

Epic Games have announced an official release time for the v8.20 patch using their official Fortnite Twitter account, with the update scheduled to land on March 27. 

Though MrPopoTFS was quick to point out that not all of the planned changes would make their way to the 8.20 patch, the company will certainly be working to ship out the majority of promising fixes.

The rest of the potential patch notes listed for Fortnite’s 8.20 update can be found below.


  • Fixed an issue where poor server performance could cause undesired effects on clients such as unnecessary movement corrections.
  • Added a fix for a rare server crash.
  • Made a small server performance improvement related to the Baller vehicle.
  • Updated animation budgets to be more performant on higher scalability settings.

Art + Animation

  • Fixed a bug where the destruction effects were not playing on the Baller when it’s destroyed.


  • Fixed an issue where some items didn’t have proper audio when dropping them from inventory.


  • Fixed an occasional awkward camera movement that would occur when switching to different view targets while spectating..


  • Fixed field of view on 21:9 devices.
  • Fixed an issue with quickbar and extra buttons that made it possible to cause fire state to be stuck on a continuous loop.
  • Fixed an issue causing the camera to jump on initial touch input.
  • Fixed an issue causing incorrect building pieces to gain focus when editing.
  • Fixed missing outline effect for squad members.
  • Fixed minimap remaining on screen during Victory Royale sequence.
  • Fixed not being able to select building material while being a passenger in a vehicle.

Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
Could Neo or Trinity from The Matrix be coming to Fortnite?

What new skins are coming in Fortnite Season 5?

In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.