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Fortnite 15.20 patch notes: Lever Action Shotgun & new Exotic

Fortnite Season 5 brings the v15.20 Update, including the Lever Action Shotgun, Hop Rock Dualies, new content, and bug fixes.

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Another week means another Fortnite update, with the v15.20 patch releasing on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch on Wednesday, January 13.

Fortnite Season 5 is well underway with, with players given plenty of time to get accustomed to the new Zero Point map and the bounty system that has changed how the battle royale is played drastically.

Of course, Epic Games aren’t ones to sit on their laurels, and after a busy festive season, the developers have finally dropped the 15.20 patch for the game to help keep things fresh for those searching for Victory Royales.

Players have two new weapons to look forward to this week, alongside new details on the “secret” Battle Pass Outfit, and another adjust to Pre-Edit Options. Here’s everything you need to know about the patch before you jump out of the Battle Bus.

Lever Action Shotgun

The headline addition in the 15.20 patch is the Lever Action Shotgun, which is sure to pack a punch any time you find yourself in close-quarters combat.

Epic claim the weapon is “no peashooter,” and that “one well-aimed blast is enough to drop even the heartiest foe,” so this is likely to dominate situations where you’re up close and personal with enemies.

Damage statistics for the Lever Action Shotgun aren’t available just yet, but the developers have confirmed it will be available in regular loot drops, so it shouldn’t be too hard to get your hands on one.

Hop Rock Dualies Exotic

Alongside the Lever Action Shotgun, players will also be able to get their hands on a new Exotic weapon, the Hop Rock Dualies.

Players can spend their Gold Bars to purchase it from Characters around the island, and with the Hop Rock Dualies, you’ll be able to jump around and drop in on your opponents before shredding through the enemy.

On top of that, Epic have also confirmed that the reduced price offer for Exotic items has been continued, so you can get your hands on the Dualies for less.

Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite Season 5

Secret Battle Pass Outfit Clues

Players looking for new information on the Secret Battle Pass Outfit are also coming in this update, with Epic confirming that the mystery characters has left some clues in Stealthy Stronghold about who they are, and what they’re planning for the future of Fortnite.

Elsewhere, Agent Jones is set to bring in two new Hunters to join The Mandalorian and the rest of his squad to ensure peace on the Fortnite island while Zero Point continues.

Pre-Edit Options

After making some major changes to Pre-Edit Options in the v15.10 update, Epic have continued to tweak the mechanic after listening to feedback from players.

With ‘Disable Pre-Edits’ turned on, all player-built structures will be uneditable until they are physically placed in the environment, making it easier for players to select the right piece every time.

Fortnite player pre-editing.

Bug Fixes

Of course, no update is complete without some bug fixes, and Epic Games have been hard at work quashing glitches since their return from Christmas break.

Thanks to the company’s official Trello board, we have a full list of fixes and adjustments, which you can view below.

General

  • Sound effect audio delay.
  • Flip Rest Lobby Track inadvertently removed from players’ Lockers.
  • Multipoint Edge Glider deforming midair.
  • Michonne Outfit visual issues with cape Back Blings.

Battle Royale

  • Game freezing when going to the Complete tab on PlayStation and Xbox.
  • Sand Tunnelling temporarily disabled.
  • Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
  • Hypernova Outfit appearing as a different Outfit in the Lobby and in-match.
  • Rebooted players may see an already completed Bounty.

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Fortnite 20.40 update early patch notes: Server downtime, Ali-A Icon Series, Obi-Wan, bug fixes

Fortnite’s 20.40 update is almost here, so here’s everything you can expect to see, including when the servers will go down.

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Fortnite’s next major update, 20.40, is almost here. This will bring Ali-A’s Icon Series skin and more, so here’s everything you need to know including its release date and server downtime.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 is drawing to a close, but that isn’t stopping Epic Games from keeping the content coming. Soon after Scarlet Witch and the Star Wars Day celebration arrived in the 20.30 update, the 20.40 update is set to bring Ali-A’s Icon Series, bug fixes, and more.

Here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s 20.40 update, including the release date, server downtime, and expected content.

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Fortnite 20.40 update release date & server downtime

Fortnite’s 20.40 update is set to be released on May 17, with downtime usually beginning around 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST, with matchmaking disabled 30 minutes before.

This server downtime usually lasts a couple of hours, and then players can jump back into all of the new content.

Ali-A arrives with Fortnite 20.40 update

Top Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A arrives with the 20.40 update, where players can earn the free ‘Ali-A Was Here’ Spray as soon as the update is live.

All players need to do is head to the Ali-A Experience Island (code: 5135-8778-2901) and Eliminate 25 opponents. Then, the YouTuber’s Spray will be yours for free.

Players can then either win the Ali-A Icon Series skin in the Ali-A Cup or purchase it from the Item Shop, where the set includes a Back Bling that doubles up as a Glider, a Pickaxe, Wrap, and Emote.

Fortnite Ali-A Was Here Spray

What to expect in Fortnite’s 20.40 update

While Epic Games have played their cards close to their chest for the 20.40 update, leaker Shiina has detailed what we can expect to see.

Although this is just speculation, Shiina said we can expect to see the updated game files reveal the Obi-Wan Kenobi collab, a Doomsday Device, the new June Crew Pack, and more. Of course, this is just speculation for now, so be sure to check back on May 17 for the full patch notes.

Fortnite 20.40 update bug fixes

Thanks to Epic Games’ Trello board of Fortnite community issues, we can see the issues that are confirmed to be fixed in the next game update, which is 20.40.

  • General Top Issues
    • Players do not receive toast notifications while in a match in a party with another player
    • Traps may sometimes not place immediately
  • Battle Royale Top Issues
    • Anvil Rocket Launcher UI missing
  • Creative Top Issues
    • Joining a Creative game in progress may lock the new player out until the round ends

For more Fortnite, be sure to check out how to call in an Air Strike on a Tank to help complete the Weekly Quests.

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How to get Ali-A Icon Series skin in Fortnite: Release date, bundle, free Ali-A Spray, more

Ali-A is the latest Fortnite creator to arrive as an Icon Series skin, so here’s how to get his bundle and unlock the free Ali-A Spray.

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Fortnite’s top content creators such as Ninja and ChicaLive get their own skins in-game, and Ali-A is the next to receive an Icon Series set. Here’s how to get Ali-A’s bundle, as well as how to get a free Spray.

While Fortnite is known for its crossovers with film, TV, and other video games, they also collaborate with celebrities and content creators as part of the Icon Series. Some of Fortnite’s biggest streamers have arrived, with Ninja, LazarBeam, Loserfruit, and more all available as playable skins.

YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has been announced as the next Icon Series skin, so here’s how to get Ali-A in Fornite, as well as all of the associated cosmetics and free Spray.

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How to get Fortnite Ali-A skin

Fortnite’s Ali-A Icon Series skin arrives in Fortnite’s Item Shop where players can purchase it with V-Bucks, but it’s also available early through May 18’s Ali-A Cup.

The Ali-A Cup is a Zero Build Duos event where the top placing teams will get their hands on the Ali-A Outfit and Ali-Tech Backplate Back Bling before it arrives in the Item Shop. Also, those who earn at least eight points will unlock the Ali-A Army Emoticon.

Fortnite Ali-A sapphire and titanium outfit styles

When does Ali-A bundle come to Fortnite?

Ali-A’s Icon Series Set will hit Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 1 AM BST (May 20). But, players can also unlock the skin itself on May 18 through the Ali-A Cup.

Epic Games haven’t confirmed when the Ali-A bundle will leave the Item Shop, but we recommend picking it up as soon as you can before it’s rotated out.

Fortnite Ali-A accessories

What’s included in Fortnite Ali-A bundle?

Fortnite’s Ali-A bundle brings the content creator to the game as a skin, where he has a ton of different styles. The Ali-A Icon Series set also features a Back Bling that doubles up as a Glider, a Pickaxe, Wrap, and Emote.

Here’s everything included in Fortnite’s Ali-A bundle:

  • Ali-A skin (Matroix, Ultra-Armor Matroix, Sapphire Paragon, Sapphire Paragon (Revealed), Titanium Tac, and Titanium Tac (Revealed) Styles)
  • Ali-Tech Backplate Back Bling (Ali-Tech Plasmawings alt Style)
  • Ali-Tech Plasmawings Glider (built into the Outfit)
  • Ali-Tech Staff Pickaxe
  • The Blue A Wrap
  • Lil’ Diplodoculus Emote
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How to get free Ali-A Spray in Fortnite

Fortnite players can unlock the free Ali-A Spray by completing a challenge inside the Ali-A Experience island.

After the Quest goes live following the 20.40 update, players need to “Eliminate 15 opponents at the Ali-A Experience” and then they’ll unlock the Ali-A Was Here Spray. Players will have until May 29 to unlock it.

Here’s everything you need to do following Fortnite’s 20.40 update on May 17:

  1. Launch Fortnite
  2. Enter the Island Code: 5135-8778-2901
  3. Drop into the Ali-A Experience Island
  4. Pick up a weapon at the entrance and eliminate 15 opponents

For more Fortnite, there are even more ways to play on iPhone and iOS again, so you can check out how to play Fortnite on iPhone.

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How to call in an Air Strike on a tank in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2

Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Week 8 Quest to call in an Air Strike on a tank.

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One of the Fortnite Season 2, Week 8 Quests tasks you with calling in an Air Strike on a tank, but you’ll need to where to find one first and we’ll go over everything that you need to know.

You can complete weekly Quests in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 that grant you the opportunity to earn some bonus XP to help you progress through the Battle Pass and unlock cosmetic items.

A new set of challenges is available in Week 8, and one of them requires you to call in an Air Strike to destroy a tank. This guide will cover how you can find an Air Strike and use it to complete this Quest.

Air Strike in Fortnite

How to find an Air Strike in Fortnite

You can pick up an Air Strike as floor loot, or from Chests and Supply Drops around the island. However, it’s a Legendary item, so it may take a while before you’re actually able to find one in Fortnite.

You’ll just have to keep an eye out and hope that the Air Strike is nearby. We recommend visiting some of the best Fortnite landing spots on the map that are rich with high-tier loot to increase your chances of finding this item.

Tanks in Fortnite

How to call in an Air Strike on a tank in Fortnite

After you have acquired an Air Strike, you can find Fortnite tank locations in areas controlled by the Imagined Order. You should try heading over to Command Cavern as that location has two tanks close by.

Here’s how you can call in an Air Strike on a tank:

  1. Head to a tank location on the Fortnite map
  2. Equip the Air Strike
  3. Aim at the tank
  4. Press fire

The Air Strike launches 20 missiles and takes place for a duration of eight seconds. The good news is that these tanks don’t need to have a driver in them, so you can just blow up an empty one without having to battle it.

Fortnite players running towards tank

Once you’ve successfully called in an Air Strike on a tank, this weekly challenge will be marked as complete and you’ll be rewarded with 20,000 XP for your efforts. That covers everything you need to know about completing this Quest.


For more Fortnite, take a look at our guide on how to check the Fortnite server status as well as Dr Disrespect’s thoughts on how Warzone 2 can compete with Fortnite.

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