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Surprise Fortnite update 11.50.1 released on Xbox, iOS and Switch

Published: 11/Feb/2020 14:45 Updated: 11/Feb/2020 17:17

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out a surprise 11.50.1 update in Fortnite Chapter 2 for Xbox and iOS, with it also coming to Nintendo Switch soon. 

The developers of the uber-popular battle royale title are building towards the release of Season 2, bringing an end to the longest Fortnite season of all time when it launches on February 20 – following two delays.

Since the arrival of the game’s previous update, patch 11.50, on February 5, players have been experiencing a number of different stability issues in-game and it appears that this update will now address those.

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Epic Games
Fortnite players have been experiencing some stability issues since patch v11.50 went live – introducing a new game engine.

As has been the case since the beginning of Chapter 2 last year, there is a complete absence of official patch notes for this patch, although deploying a hotfix like this would suggest that Epic are reacting to some in-game bugs discovered following the last update.

The new update was confirmed by the official Fortnite Status account on February 11, stating: “We’ve released patch v11.50.1 on Xbox One and iOS to address stability. Patch v11.50.1 will also be released on Nintendo Switch. We will provide an update when it’s available to download on the platform.”

Since patch 11.50 went live, which was supposed to bring back the Launch Pad in all its glory and implement a new game engine, it actually appears to have broken the returning item – marring their comeback.

The arrival of the updated Unreal Chaos Engine has seen the game’s developers acknowledge that revives aren’t working as they should, players experiencing difficulties using Jump Pads properly, and Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has even discovered an issue when dropping in as well – with characters freezing in mid-air to spoil his drop.

Epic Games have previously stated that their next update would bring an end to a frustrating bug involving pickaxe weak spots.

However, it’s unclear as to what this new update has addressed specifically. Fans will be hoping a few of these issues have been resolved the next time they jump from the Battle Bus. We’ll add more details to this article if they’re made available.


New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce


The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.