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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Image Credits: Twitter – Lucas7yoshi / Epic Games
Fortnite jetpack glitch lets players fly forever in Floor is Lava tournament
Fornite players are taking advantage of a ridiculous new glitch that allows players to fly forever in a jetpack.
Fortnite has a weird new exploit that allows you to tower over your enemies, forever. The new jetpack glitch uses lava to make your character an unintentional superhero in Season 5.
There are only two months to go until the end of Fortnite Season 5. Aside from a few minor bugs, the first few weeks of it has been a relatively easy ride run thus far with few major stumbling blocks.
But a new problem has been discovered that is giving Fortniters a big boost over their rivals by exploiting an accidental mechanic.
Fortnite Season 5 jetpack glitch
The new jetpack exploit is one that will become less effective as it becomes notorious. But in this moment, it’s making for a huge advantage, particularly in endgame circumstances.
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First posted by Reddit user monty775 the new glitch requires the player to have access to a jetpack and to be within touching distance of lava.
The exploit only applies to the “The Floor is Lava” LTM as well. The main game is thankfully safe. But for anyone wanting to enjoy this exciting new mode, vigilance will be key.
As demonstrated in the video, our player jumps into some deadly lava which causes them to bounce up into the air. But they simultaneously trigger their jetpack which causes them to permanently ascend.
The player keeps their jetpack engaged and they continue to rise up into the air. It’s been confirmed that you’ll be able to go as high as the natural limits of the jetpack. So there is no floating off into space sadly.
But as we said, if there’s only a few of you left and you’re miles above the ground peppering the enemy with almost phantom shots, you are increasing your chances of victory.
This isn’t an easy exploit to pull off. Given the precise timing needed to activate your jetpack, you could also just as easily become a toasted marshmallow. So it’ll all boil down to your conscience and whether or not you feel the risk is worth the reward.
Either way, this is a potentially game-breaking glitch for players that are unaware of its existence in the mode. Epic Games will have their eyes on it sooner or later and it will become a non-issue quite quickly.
Image credits: Epic Games
How to sign up for the monthly Fortnite Crew Pack
Epic Games has announced more exclusive items coming to the Fortnite Crew subscription. Here’s how to subscribe.
Epic Games has announced more exclusive items coming to the Fortnite Crew subscription.
Fortnite Crew is a subscription service created to give Fortnite players the best value each month for Battle Passes and exclusive cosmetic rewards. These items cycle each month and will never be offered to players who don’t have the subscription, so be rest assured the items are truly exclusive.
Over time, rewards from the subscription will become rarer and rarer, so early adopters are the most likely to have some of the most exclusive skins in the future.
What’s in the Crew Subscription?
For $11.99 USD, players will receive the following items each month.
- The current premium battle pass. (If you have already purchased it prior to buying the Crew Subscription, 950 V-Bucks will be refunded to your account)
- 1,000 V-Bucks on the 5th of each month
- An exclusive member skin
- Limited Time: Crew Emote
How Do I subscribe?
You’ll want to first make sure you have an active credit card attached to your Xbox, PlayStation, or Epic Games account so the subscription can renew. You’ll then want to go to the Battle Pass or Store tab, then select “The Crew” to subscribe.
You’ll immediately be granted your membership and bonus skins. The current exclusive skin is DC’s Green Arrow. You’ll also get the tactical quiver back bling and boxing glove pickaxe.
Where to find & destroy Slurp Barrels for Fortnite Week 7 challenges
Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenge that requires you to destroy Slurp Barrels.
Fortnite Season 5’s Week 7 challenges include an Epic Quest that has you destroy Slurp Barrels. Luckily, you can find these in one location so here’s the best way to complete this objective.
Week 7 of Fortnite Season 5 is here, and Epic Games have released brand new challenges for you to complete to level up and get cool new gear. This week has eight tasks available that you can learn more about in our weekly guide.
Many of these are fairly easy to complete such as visiting houses or consuming shield potions. One Epic Quest requires you to destroy a set number of Slurp Barrels. Here is where you can find them on the map.
Where to find Fortnite Slurp Barrels
As the name implies, you will come across a ton of Slurp Barrels when exploring Slurpy Swamp. This location is a huge Slurp factory, so you won’t face any trouble finding the barrels after a quick look around.
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Another Epic quest from this week requires you to visit 3 Houses in Slurpy Swamp during the same match, so you should land directly at Slurpy after jumping from the Battle Bus. Once you’ve gone through the houses, you can focus on your other objective.
Fortunately, the Slurp Barrels often come in sets of two or three, which makes them easy to locate. It shouldn’t take you too long to find them all. There’s a building on the northeast end of this area that contains many of them.
Make your way towards that building if you want to destroy multiple Slurp Barrels at once. We’ve marked its location on the map below.
Once you come across the barrels, all you need to do is pull out your pickaxe and destroy them. The Slurp Barrels are all over this location so finding 10 should be easy enough, and you can destroy them all in a single match.
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Just be careful about other players that you will probably encounter while exploring Slurpy Swamp. Due to this week’s challenges, many of them will have the same idea to land there, so be ready for a fight.
Destroying all 10 barrels will net you 20,000 XP, so be sure to try this challenge out. While you’re at it, be sure to search for Chests in the area to complete another Epic Quest.
Image Credits: Epic Games
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