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Jetpacks Are Officially Coming to Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 21/May/2018 17:00 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 18:21

by Ross Deason

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It looks like all the rumors about Jetpack finally coming to Fortnite Battle Royale were true as a new in-game message has now appeared to confirm it.

Jetpacks were teased for Fortnite Battle Royale back in February of 2018 during Season 3 but the idea was eventually left at the wayside due to a “design flaw” that the developers said they needed to work on.

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The idea of Jetpacks in the massively popular Battle Royale game has been met with both excitement and apprehension from fans as they consider just how powerful it could be in the right hands.

News of the item’s potential inclusion in an update has popped up on a number of occasions ever since but nothing was set in stone until May 21st when a new in-game message appeared.

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It looks like the Jetpack will initially be a “limited time item”, presumably meaning that it will be included in the next Limited Time Mode but perhaps simply placed into the standard game for a short while as the developers figure out the community reaction.

The only information given is “Take the fight to new heights”, which doesn’t really tell us anything more than we already knew.

The Jetpacks should become available in an update some time in the coming week and we’ll keep you updated on everything when they do.

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How would you like to see Epic Games implement the Jetpacks? Personally, we hope that they can’t be used permanently as we want building to still be an aspect of the game.

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.