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SypherPK explains why he’s nervous about Fortnite’s “scary” v11.50 update

Published: 28/Jan/2020 15:49

by Matt Porter

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Popular Fortnite streamer Ali ‘SypherPK‘ Hassan has revealed that he’s nervous about the games upcoming v11.50 update, which is set to overhaul the game thanks to a brand-new engine.

Epic Games surprised many on January 24 when they confirmed that Chapter 2, Season 1 would be extended past the original early-February release date, with the scheduled release now set for February 20.

The biggest news though was the fact that Fortnite would be moving to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics engine, which could see a monumental shift in the way the game is played and what it feels like. While many are excited about the prospect of playing on a brand-new engine and the new innovations it could allow the developers to add to the popular battle royale title, streamer SypherPK is anxious about the switch-over.

Players jumping away from explosions.
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Fortnite is moving to a new physics engine that could effect building and weapons.

While talking to his audience on stream, SypherPK started to break down the announcement from Epic Games, reading the news about the new engine before sharing his concerns ahead of the patch’s release.

“Beginning with the release of the 11.50 update in early February, Fortnite will be moving to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics engine,” he read. “At launch, the goal is to ensure that Fortnite still feels like Fortnite.”

That’s a scary line. ‘The goal is to ensure that Fortnite still feels like Fortnite.’ That means it’s going to be a huge change to the fundamentals of the game. I’ve already seen some leaks of what the Chaos physics engine implies. I’ve been through games that have had major overhauls and it completely doesn’t feel like the same game.”

What the Chaos physics engine could mean for Fortnite going forward remains to be seen, but a change of engine is a major occurrence and means the way the entire game runs will be completely changed, and could mean mechanics like building or shooting have to be changed to accommodate the way that Fortnite is now built.

There is currently no official release date for the v11.50 update, but with Epic confirming that it will appear in early February, it’s possible we could see it as early as Tuesday, February 4.

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Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry

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YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
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Could Neo or Trinity from The Matrix be coming to Fortnite?

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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
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A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.