Soaring 50's LTM Has Been Re-enabled in Fortnite Battle Royale - Dexerto
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Soaring 50’s LTM Has Been Re-enabled in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 5/Sep/2018 12:44

by Calum Patterson

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The fan favorite limited time mode (LTM) ‘Soaring 50’s’ is back in Fortnite, and there’s a chance it could be played in Solo/Duo/Squads too.

First added back in August, with the v5.21 update, Soaring 50’s puts a new spin on the traditional 50v50 mode, by having gliders be usable throughout the match.

Typically, gliders are only available when initially jumping from the bus, or when using rifts, bounce pads etc.

But Soaring 50’s allows you to get your glider out and soar over the map at almost all opportunities, even from basic jumps or high falls. Whenever a player is ten meters above the ground, the glider prompt will be available.

Additionally, there is an abundance of Bounce Pads, Launch Pads and Impulse Grenades, all spawning more often than normal.

And if you are one of those Fortnite players who love to check their stats after every game, do not fear, as the Soaring 50’s mode doesn’t track your kill/death ratio or wins and losses like standard modes.

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After the announcement of Soaring 50’s returning, the creative director at Epic Games, Donald Mustard gave a teaser that the ‘Soaring’ game mode may also be coming in Solo/Duo/Squads format.

Streamer and YouTuber ONE_shot_GURL made the suggestion in reply to the Soaring 50’s announcement, and Mustard responded with a cryptic ‘thinking’ emoji – so they are at least considering it.

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For now, it is still just 50v50, but Epic are always looking at ways to keep Fortnite fresh, and having one of the most liked LTM’s come in the standard match sizes of Solo/Duo/Squad would undoubtedly go down well with players.

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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 9:13

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 marks the return of Midas, who’s out for revenge after his massive experiment backfired back in Season 2.

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’ Revenge

It’s October, and that means Halloween is right around the corner! Spooky season in Fortnite means Fortnitemares is back, and this year, Midas is out for revenge.  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.

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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 his Shadow Henchmen, who will turn you into one of their kind If you get too close. With Midas on the prowl and the Shadow realm invading, get ready for a hectic Halloween unlike anything we’ve seen before.

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.