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Fortnite v8.30 patch completely breaks traps before World Cup qualifiers

Published: 10/Apr/2019 16:52 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 9:40

by Marcus Banks


The latest Fortnite update intended to solve a number of bugs ahead of the online World Cup qualifiers – but instead it’s caused more issues, with spike and poison traps not working properly.

Released on April 10, the latest patch, v8.30 was eagerly anticipated with plenty of Fortnite fans hoping to see Epic Games revert the controversial changes made in the v8.20 update, which saw the siphon mechanic removed from the default playlists.

Pro players were also hoping for a number of bug fixes and performance issues to be addressed as well as adjustments to the Baller vehicle, with the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers fast approaching – however, Epic confirmed that a nerf has been delayed.

Epic GamesThe Baller will be nerfed in the future but will be present for the first week of World Cup qualifiers.

Why are spike traps broken?

The patch notes revealed a bug causing traps to be hidden underneath floor pieces had been fixed, but it turns out that the fix hasn’t actually worked, causing traps to be hidden by roof tiles instead.

Spike traps are one of the deadliest items in the game, dealing 150 damage to players, and this new bug means players will be unaware of their placement in buildings which could have fatal consequences.

EPIC GAMESA new bug means traps are no longer visible in buildings.

Why are poison traps broken?

Luminosity Gaming streamer, Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan, also highlighted that the poison trap item, which was introduced at the start of Season 8, also isn’t working as intended.

After placing his enemy in a box, Sypher placed multiple traps on both the floor and wall and despite audio cues suggesting they had been activated, his opposing player was not dealt any damage.

The discovery of these bugs is extremely concerning with the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers just around the corner – Epic Games have already been criticized by plenty of pro players who claim their current tournament format isn’t competitive.

Hopefully, it should only be a matter of time before these issues are finally rectified.


When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
Epic Games
Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.