The final update of the season is here, with Fortnite’s v16.50 patch going live on May 25 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Fortnite Season 7 is just around the corner, and May 25’s patch is set to be the last of the current season. It’s no surprise that this patch isn’t shaking up the meta too much, but there are still some major updates that will help keep the game feeling fresh for the final run of this season.
The headline addition in the 16.50 patch is the return of the fan-favorite Dual Pistols and Drum Shotgun from the Vault, along with details on the next Wild Week, which kicks off on June 3.
Fortnite 16.50 patch notes
Dual Pistols return
Players will be able to unload twice the ammo with this update, as the akimbo Dual Pistols return to the loot pool for the first time since Season 9.
Players have been able to use Deadpool’s Mythic Dual Hand Cannons and the Exotic Hop Rock Dualies, but Dual Pistols haven’t been available from floor loot or chests since 2019. The weapons deal 39 damage with a three-second reload time.
With a unique headshot multiplier of 1.65x, these guns can definitely pack a punch if you learn to control them, and can be extremely useful in close-quarters combat.
Drum Shotgun unvaulted
On top of the Dual Pistols, the Drum Shotgun is also back, adding another close-range option to the loot pool.
The shotgun deals a minimum of 45 damage depending on the rarity of the weapon you have, with a 4.7 second reload time.
Fortnite Wild Week 4
Fortnite fans have another Wild Week to look forward to, with Epic confirming that a new version of the event will go live on June 3.
What the new one entails hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but it will almost certainly follow a theme. Week 2 revolved around fishing, while Week 3 was about bouncing.
Marvel’s Loki teased for Fortnite
Eagle-eyed Fortnite leaker gameshed_ spotted a very interesting figure in one of the new loading screens added to the game, with the shadow of Marvel’s Loki visible in the graphics.
The character’s helmet and sceptre are easily recognizable, and the timing makes a lot of sense considering he has his own Disney+ show launching in June.
Fortnite 16.50 bug fixes
As always, Epic Games have been working on fixing bugs and glitches that have been plaguing the game. While the devs don’t release full patch notes anymore, we can see what has been changed thanks to their official Trello board.
- Moving left in the inventory on controller skips the last weapon slot.
- Unable to equip cape Back Blings on Rebirth Raven’s Rachel Roth Style.
- Just-added friends wrongly appearing offline.
- Player-built structures have reduced visuals in PC Performance Mode.
Image Credits: Epic Games
Fortnite 19.10 update early patch notes: Downtime, bug fixes & Tilted Towers returns
Fortnite’s next major update is expected to bring back a fan-favorite POI, so here’s everything you need to know about the 19.10 update.
Fortnite is about to receive its first major update of 2022 which is set to bring the high-anticipated return of Tilted Towers, as well as major bug fixes.
But the crossovers aren’t everything you should be excited about, as the fan-favorite Tilted Towers POI is set to make a return in the 19.10 update.
Here’s everything included in Fortnite Chapter 3’s 19.10 update, including its major bug fixes and downtime.
Fortnite 19.10 update server downtime
Epic Games confirmed that Fortnite will enter downtime on January 18 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT, with matchmaking disabled 30 minutes before.
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You won’t be able to play or launch the game during this downtime but once it’s over, you’ll be able to drop in and see everything Fortnite’s 19.10 update has brought.
Tilted Towers returns in Fortnite 19.20 update
Fortnite shifted to a brand-new map with Chapter 3 and eagle-eyed players spotted a familiar POI under the ice – Tilted Towers.
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Tilted Towers was a fan-favorite location from Chapter 1, offering the perfect action-packed drop spot for high kill games. A version of it returned in Chapter 2 with Salty Towers but players expect Chapter 3’s to be the real deal.
Epic Games teased Tilted’s return by tweeting “one more sleep” along with a city skyline emoji on January 17, 2022. We’ll just need to wait and see what Epic has in store for Tilted’s return.
Fortnite 19.10 update bug fixes
Fortnite’s 19.10 update is also expected to bring major bug fixes, so are all of the Fornite issues confirmed to be fixed in the next game update.
- Weekly Challenge: Collect Telescope Parts Issue – the Quest will be auto-completed for all players
- “Network Connection Lost” error when trying to join match as a spectator
- Some Outfits experience a dip in framerate and bright light when equipping Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters
- Progress for Some Cosmetic Challenge Bundles Not Visible
- Healing while in tent is disabled
- Daily Quests Don’t Appear If Another Mode Was Last Played
- Crash Pads do not visually look correct
Save the World
- Vacuum Tube Bow is not causing chain lighting effect
Switch & Mobile
- The Storm is not as dense and is more transparent on Nintendo Switch
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Image Credit: Epic Games
How to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now
Fortnite has been missing from the App Store from some time, but here’s how you can play on your iOS devices once again.
Fortnite was removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020 but now there’s a way to play on your iPhone and iOS devices thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now.
Apple and Epic Games were locked in a legal battle surrounding in-app purchases which caused Fortnite to be removed from the App Store and iOS devices in August 2020, and fans haven’t been able to play on their iPhones since.
However, thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now service, Fortnite is set to return to iPhones and iPads.
Here’s how to sign up and play Fortnite on your iOS devices once again.
- How to play Fortnite on iOS
- When is Fortnite coming back to iOS?
- How to link Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts
How to play Fortnite on iOS
Fortnite hasn’t been made available on the App Store again, you’ll need to become a GeForce Now member and sign up for the closed beta.
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Here’s everything you need to do to play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad:
- Either register or sign in to GeForce Now (you don’t need to pay for a premium membership)
- Register for GeForce Now’s Fortnite closed beta
- Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and go to play.geforcenow.com. Then follow the instructions to add a home screen shortcut
- Keep an eye on your emails for an invitation to the closed beta
- Once you’re invited, you can play Fortnite through GeForce Now
This will stream a touch-friendly version of Fortnite to your Apple device, so you can get back to playing Fortnite on your mobile.
When is Fortnite coming back to iOS? Closed beta start & end date
NVIDIA revealed that Fortnite Mobile’s closed beta will begin rolling out “later in January,” so either during the week of January 17th or 24th.
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As for the closed beta’s end date, NVIDIA said that “we do not have a fixed end date at this time,” so we’ll need to wait on official confirmation.
How to link Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts
You can link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts once you’ve joined the closed beta.
Here’s how to link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts:
- Open GeForce Now on Safari
- Go to ‘settings’
- Find the ‘connections’ tab
- Select ‘Epic Games’
- Log in with your Epic Games account
After you do this, your entire Fortnite account will be at your fingertips. And you only need to sign in once, too.
You can also check out Fortnite’s brand-new Battlefield 2042-style tornados and lightning strikes.
Image Credit: Epic Games / NVIDIA GeForce Now
Where to find Fortnite telescope parts
Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season Quest to destroy and collect telescope parts.
One of the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests tasks you with finding and destroying three telescopes to collect their parts. Here’s how you can get this done quickly.
Fortnite’s Season Quests provide you the opportunity to earn some extra XP that will help you progress through the Battle Pass. Completing them will allow you to unlock items and cosmetic skins.
One of the Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests requires you to find and destroy three telescopes before collecting their parts in a single match. This is easy enough to do if you know where to search.
All Fortnite telescope locations
There are a total of nine telescopes on Fortnite Chapter 3’s island. These are scattered across the map at different locations. You only need to find three before destroying them so that you can collect their parts.
Here are all the telescope locations in Fortnite:
- North of Camp Cuddle
- South of Condo Canyon
- South-West of Coney Crossroads
- North East of the Daily Bugle
- West of Greasy Grove
- North of Logjam Lumberyard
- In Sanctuary
- On a small island north-east of Sanctuary
- On another small island east of Sanctuary
How to destroy telescope parts in Fortnite
Once you find three of these telescopes, simply swing at it with your pickaxe or shoot in order to destroy it. You can then collect the components that fall off them to complete this Fortnite Season Quest.
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Successfully doing this will reward you with 25,000 XP. However, you’ll need to hurry as the Quest will only remain available until January 22, 2022. After that point, you won’t be able to attempt it.
For more Fortnite, check out how to get struck by Lightning in Fortnite and everything we know about Fortnite’s leaked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crossover.
Image Credit: Epic Games
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