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Surprise Fortnite update fixes three major problems in battle royale mode

Published: 16/Jan/2019 14:56

by Calum Patterson


Epic Games have released a surprise hotfix for Fortnite Battle Royale on Wednesday, January 16, addressing three problems which players will be overjoyed to see resolved.

Fortnite already received a massive update on January 15, with the release of patch V7.20, which added new weapons, map changes and the return of glider redeploy as an item.

It appears that not everything was ticked off from Epic’s to do list however, as a client update has been rolled out the following day, with three very specific fixes.

The first addresses an issue which in fact seems to have been caused inadvertently by the V7.20 update, as players started noticing that trap selection was faulty.

When trying to select a trap, players were sometimes taken to wall selection instead, but Epic have been quick to address this issue, which would have been very annoying if it had persisted.

Secondly, they have also addressed an issue which has been prevalent for some time. Labelled ‘ghost peeking’, players were able to gain a significant advantage when peeking out of cover using a scoped weapon, as they could shoot over the cover without the head/body of their character being exposed.

Shots would not be blocked by cover when scoped in, but if the player scoped out again, the weapon would no longer be able to fire over cover, as shown in the clip below.

Epic haven’t given any details as to how exactly they have fixed this issue, so players will need to jump into a match and get a feel for the adjustments. It was even more pertinent given they just added a new scoped pistol to the game too.

The third and final change is a less significant one, but will be good news for players who use the ‘Scythe’ (a.k.a ‘reaper’) harvesting tool. The signature scythe sound was changed to the standard pickaxe noise in the V7.20 update, again perhaps inadvertently, but Epic has now reversed this change.

Given the update is so small in size, there is no downtime necessary, but players will need to perform a download to have the new settings in place.

The same download will be available later on January 16 for Nintendo Switch, although Epic has not given a precise time.


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
Epic Games
It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.