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Unexpected change to Fortnite storm circles found after v12.61 patch

Published: 28/May/2020 18:17

by Daniel Cleary


Epic Games have made some unannounced changes to the Fortnite storm circles following the release of the v12.61 update.

The latest Fortnite patch, 12.61, released on May 26, addressed controller aim assist issues, introduced new challenges, and included the usual bug fixes, that are often seen in each update.

However, shortly after the new update went live, some Fortnite players claimed that there were some other changes that had not been included in the latest patch notes, after noticing something unusual with the collapsing storm circles.

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Changes have been made to Fortnite’s regular storm patterns.

A change to the storms has now made it that the first circles are now completely random, with massive differences in size and location, compared to the similar patterns that they used to follow.

Fortnite streamer AussieAntics was among the first few to highlight the new safe zones, sharing one example where only the corner of the island was safe.

The new circles have shown a lot of variances, with some of the early storms keeping the entire map as a safe zone and others where it would cut off the majority of the map, only a few minutes into a match.

However, it only seems to be the first circle that is affected by these changes, with the following safe zones abiding by the regular patterns, as seen before the patch, when scaling down in the late game.

Other Fortnite stars x2Twins also noticed the bizarre storm, pointing out that it had encompassed the entire map during one of their livestreams on the new patch.

However, while the hidden changes have been affecting public matches, it seems as if competitive games and Arena have not been impacted by the new safe zones.

While many theories have been circling about these hidden changes, one of the more likely ones was shared by Ali-A and other Fortnite players, who claimed that it could be Midas and the Doomsday Device that were causing the unusual patterns.

As it recently announced that Fortnite’s end-of-season event has been delayed, players will have to wait a little while longer to see what else this Doomsday Device might have in-store.


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!