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Ninja explains why Epic stopped releasing Fortnite Chapter 2 patch notes

Published: 19/Nov/2019 21:57

by Albert Petrosyan


Superstar streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has an interesting theory for why Epic Games have stopped releasing patch notes for their weekly updates in Fortnite Chapter 2.

As weeks continue to fly by in Season 1 of Fortnite Chapter 2, it’s looking more and more like patch notes have become a thing of the past for developers Epic Games.

Although the official Fortnite Trello page has contained some information on bug fixes and things like that, the bigger and more impactful changes have been left for players to figure out for themselves, such as weapon adjustments, new additions, and more.

Many have been trying to figure out why patch notes have stopped getting released, one of them being Ninja, who shared his theory during one of his recent streams.

Epic GamesEpic have stopped announcing new things in Fortnite, such as the Harpoon Gun they added a few weeks ago.

The Mixer star believes that at least part of the reason why is because Epic don’t want to frustrate players and stop some from playing purely because of something that they include in the patch notes, which he contends was the case before Chapter 2.

“One thing that 100% I guarantee did happen, when all the patch notes were being released back in the day, incredibly in-depth patch notes, is that people saw the patch notes, and if they didn’t like something, they didn’t want to play,” Ninja explained.

“‘Oh my god man, what? They nerfed the Pump? I’m not even going to play!'” he mocked. “Well, you don’t know if they nerfed the Pump because there’s no patch notes, so get in there and find out if they did or not. Play the game.”

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Why haven’t Epic been releasing patch notes in Fortnite?

Whether or not Ninja’s theory is correct, it certainly does make sense, since there’s no doubt that Epic received a lot of negative backlash after every patch notes release, especially during the latter seasons of Chapter 1.

Whatever the reason is, Epic have simply decided that it’s best for players to figure out all of the changes on their own, even when it comes to major things like the addition of the Harpoon Gun several weeks ago.

That is not to say, however, that this will be a permanent thing in Chapter 2. With Season 2 looming around the corner, only time will tell whether or not Epic will revert to releasing the full details for each weekly update.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.