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Leaked Names, Rarities, and In-Game Footage of Six Unreleased v5.3 Fortnite Emotes

Published: 23/Aug/2018 18:42 Updated: 23/Aug/2018 19:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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Data miners have found and leaked the names, rarities, and in-game footage of several emotes that are coming soon to Fortnite Battle Royale.

This comes after the the black and white logo images of these six emotes were initially leaked shortly after the recent launch of the v5.30 Update on August 23.

As is usually the case after every major game update, data miners will go through new game files and look for any new cosmetic items that are due to be released sometime in the future.

This new set of leaks is courtesy of Instagram user ‘jh9,’ which is a trusted and popular source for Fortnite intel.

Their latest discoveries have yielded the names, rarities, and in-game footage of the Shake It Up, Dance Therapy, Praise the Tomato, Fancy Feet, Capoeira, and Job Well Done emotes.


Shake It Up (Epic) Feel the rhythm


Dance Therapy (Epic)  Let it all out


Praise the Tomato (Rare) – Splatter unto thee


Fancy Feet (Rare) – Show off that footwork


Capoeira (Rare) – Are you ready to dance with danger?


Job Well Done (Uncommon) – That’s that

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Fortnite 14.40 Update patch notes: Fortnitemares 2020, Charge Shotgun vault

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:00 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 9:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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It’s only been a week since the last Fortnite update, but Epic Games are back with the v14.40 patch for the battle royale title, bringing back the Fortnitemares event and vaulting the Charge Shotgun on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. 

Fortnite Season 4 has been all about superheroes, with Marvel stars invading the island as they prepare for the attack of the evil Galactus which will likely close out the season with a huge event. While characters like Wolverine, Dr. Doom, and Black Panther are here, they’re not the only visitors to appear in the game.

It’s late October, and that can only mean one thing in Fortnite: the ghoulish Fortnitemares annual event is back! This Halloween-themed patch will bring everything from Fortnite’s old spooky enemies, Husks, as well as a mysterious resurrection.

With spooky season well underway, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s v14.40 patch.

When is the Fortnite v14.40 patch coming?

Epic Games has officially locked in the v14.40 update for Wednesday, October 21. Downtime is expected to begin at 4am ET (8am UTC, 9am BST, 6pm AEST).

Expect a lengthy downtime for the v14.40 patch. Fortnite matchmaking will be disabled 20-25 minutes before the Halloween update.

Fortnite v14.40 Update  patch notes

Fortnitemares 2020, Midas & Zombie Husks return

It’s October, and that means Halloween is right around the corner! Spooky season in Fortnite means “Fortnitemares,” which will arrive in the game on October 21.

Epic Games say players should prepare for “ghostly new gameplay,” as the popular event returns with a terrifying twist in Solos, Duos, and Squads, meaning you can go it alone or team up with your buddies to experience the 2020 offering of Fortnitemares.

Two characters looking at the screen from Fortnitemares
Epic Games
The Fortnitemares Halloween event usually runs in the last week of October, so patch v14.40 is right on schedule.

Fortnite fans will remember that Midas disappeared after his experiment with the Device went wrong at The Agency, causing the entire map to be submerged underwater thanks to his unfortunate mishap.

Now, the reawakened Midas is back and has laid claim to The Agency, with players joining his army to “fight alongside friend and foe alike and snatch a shadowy victory from the living.” Who makes up his army? None other than Zombie Husks, who have divided Fortnite fans for years. With Midas on the prowl and Husks invading again, get ready for a hectic Halloween unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Midas was never going to be gone from Fortnite forever.
Epic Games
Midas was never going to be gone from Fortnite forever.

Charge Shotgun vaulted in Trick or Treat Loot Pool changes

Perhaps the most surprising inclusion in the v14.40 update is the news that the Charge Shotgun has been placed in the vault for the foreseeable future, leaving the Pump and Combat Shotguns as the weapons left in the class.

There are some new additions to the game though, with Epic confirming that “ghoulish weapons” have returned to aid you in the “shadowy showdown.” The Witches Broom will help players soar through the skies, while new consumables in the form of sweets like Candy Corn and Jelly Beans will help you in your fight too. Superpowers have also been rotated again.

Massive PC patch

For those who play on PC, you’ll notice that today’s patch is huge compared to normal weekly updates, coming in at a whopping 27GB when you attempt to download it. There is a reason for this though, and one that will help players in the long term.

The reason behind the huge update is that Epic Games have made optimizations to the game, which result in a massively reduced file size for the overall game, cutting over 60GB off the complete game, while also improving loading performance and making for smaller downloads for future patches.

Fortnite v14.40 bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will likely include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including the issues with Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb.

Here is the full list of bug changes potentially set for v14.40:

General

  • Honey Hitters Pickaxe disabled.

Battle Royale

  • Cozy Chomps and Ravage Outfits appearing as Ramirez.
  • TWIP! Legacy not being awarded.
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble.
  • Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.

Creative Mode

  • Players without matchmaking permissions cannot access the Team Size setting.
  • Sky color does not change when adjusting light color setting.
  • Fog and lighting settings changed in Creative.

Mobile

  • Vehicle buttons missing.
  • Black textures on foil variants on Nintendo Switch.