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Top 5 latest Fortnite updates – August 2023
1.Fortnite X Jujutsu Kaisen Collab Confirmed: Get Ready for an Epic Anime Showdown!
Epic Games has officially confirmed a Fortnite x Jujutsu Kaisen crossover through a teaser trailer. This exciting collaboration will bring characters from the popular anime series into the battle royale game. The teaser showcased four characters – Gojo, Megumi, Yuji, and Nobara – in Fortnite’s unique art style. While specific details about back blings, pickaxes, and other cosmetics weren’t revealed, fans can anticipate an awesome addition to their collections!
2. Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 Launch Date Confirmed – Brace for the Ultimate Adventure!
In a quiet in-game update, Fortnite revealed that the final chapter of Season 4 will launch on August 25th. The theme and Battle Pass details remain unknown, breaking the usual trend of leaks. Although the server downtime time hasn’t been announced, it’s expected to follow the previous pattern, with the cinematic trailer preceding downtime and the season starting around 7 am ET after downtime concludes.
3. Fortnite Chapter 4 to end with LEGO-Themed Update instead of Season 5
Fortnite’s v27.00 update, originally rumored to be a new season, is now expected to be the LEGO collaboration. This breaks the tradition of version numbers aligning with new seasons. Currently on v25.30 for Season 25, Season 4 will be v26.00, and the LEGO content should arrive in v27.00. This means Season 4 is likely to run from August 25th to December 3rd, with LEGO arriving in early November.
4. Fortnite Pro Clix in Shock After Encountering Hackers 3 Games in a Row– Says “This game is retarded”
Cheating is an unfortunate aspect of almost every multiplayer game, including Fortnite. Even with developers’ efforts to combat it, cheating still occurs. Pro player Clix recently experienced cheating in the Galaxy Cup 4 tournament, leading to community frustration. While Epic Games actively bans cheaters and employs anti-cheat measures, the issue persists, highlighting the challenges in tackling cheating.
5. Fortnite Creative Reinvents Monopoly– Takes on a New Dimension in Fortnite Creative
Creative 2.0 in Fortnite has opened the door to recreating various games, both virtual and real-life. Beyond replicating video games like Call of Duty and Only Up, one player has recreated the classic board game Monopoly in a digital form called “Fortnopoly.” Unlike Monopoly Fortnite, which blends the video game’s elements with the board game, Fortnopoly is a purely digital recreation made within Fortnite’s Creative 2.0.
Top 5 latest Fortnite updates – July 2023
1. Join the Action: Fortnite’s EPIC Galaxy Cup 4 Is Here to Ignite the Gaming Universe!- (29 & 30 July)
Fortnite Android became available for players to compete on July 29, 2023; players on any supported platform could join on July 30, 2023. Daily prize winners of the Hazy Dreambeats Set could secure the Galaxy Crossfade Outfit, Spinback Slicer Pickaxe, BPM Breakdown Emote, and Crossfade’s Galaxy Wrap. Winning the Galaxy Crossfade Outfit granted access to Encore and Cosmic Crossfade Styles in a future update. These items later became purchasable in the Item Shop.
2. New update unleashes thrill in Fortnite: v25.30 Update Shakes Servers – Find Out When Backup Restores Play!
Fortnite’s v25.20 update downtime began at 4 am Eastern Time on July 26, 2023. This significant upgrade follows the Summer Escape event, likely bringing new energy. Servers turned off 30 minutes prior; Save The World and Battle Royale players had to log off by 3:30 am. Stats were slightly impacted. The expected downtime was until 6 am Eastern Time.
3. Is Fortnite shutting down in 2023?
Recent rumors within the Fortnite community suggest a possible 2023 shutdown, raising concerns among fans. However, with 350 million players and $9.1 billion in revenue, the game’s immense popularity and financial success do not seem to substantiate the rumors. So, there seems to be no justification for its discontinuation. In fact, Fortnite’s continuous triumph, including its vibrant battle royale mode, indicates a contrary trajectory.
4. Step into Greatness: Fortnite’s August 2023 Crew Pack Presents Princess Lexa and Prince Orin in an Epic Showdown.
Source: Dr Cacahuette
The August Crew Pack, showcasing the new Princess Lexa and Prince Orin Skins, was accessible to active Fortnite Crew members from 8 PM ET on July 31, 2023. The package includes sweet cosmetics, V-Bucks, and instant access to the ongoing season’s Battle Pass. Active members during Chapter 4 Season 3 received the Battle Pass automatically. Those who bought it earlier, you’ll get 950 V-Bucks back.
5. Fortnite players can claim Elder Scrolls Online free from Epic Games Store
An impending collaboration between Epic Games and Elder Scrolls Online will allow Fortnite players to acquire the game at no cost through the Epic Games Store. Elder Scrolls Online was claimable for free from July 20 to 27, 2023. To ensure receipt of the offer, players were advised to claim the game on July 20 due to potential alterations in the schedule.
Top 5 latest Fortnite updates- June 2023
1. Unlock Airphoria: Dive into the Ultimate Nike Sneaker Hunt in Fortnite for an Epic Adventure Like No Other.
Attention sneaker enthusiasts: Dive into the fantastical world of “Airphoria” within Fortnite, where “Airie” has triumphed over “Maxxed Out Max” to safeguard missing Air Max Grails. Assist and earn the Air Max 1 ’86 Back Bling. Expand your collection with Air Max gear: Airie and Maxxed Out Max Outfits are purchasable in the Airphoria Pack, exclusively at the Fortnite Item Shop.
2. Prepare for a Game-Changer: Fortnite Save the World’s Daily Reward System Gets a Major Overhaul in V25.10!
Fortnite’s v25.10 update brought a substantial change to Save the World’s reward system. Daily Login Rewards was phased out, redistributing rewards to sources like Daily Quests and Mission Alerts. This shift aimed to ensure valuable rewards for players as they advance in difficulty levels, compensating for the removed Daily Login Rewards. The goal was to make completing a single Daily Quest and Mission Alert equivalent in value to the previous login rewards, acknowledging the increased time and effort involved.
3. Fortnite’s Explosive Repeater Rifle and Mind-Bending Reality Augments in V25.11 Update Will Blow Your Mind!
Fortnite’s v25.11 update started the summer celebration on July 4, 2023, at 9 am Eastern Time. Fans got a taste of explosive fun with the Explosive Repeater Rifle before the festivities began. Players could explore augmented reality with two new Reality Augments. The Heavy Sniper Rifle has been vaulted to make room for the Explosive Repeater Rifle, which you can find on the ground, in chests, Holo-Chests, and purchased from Nia using Bars.
4. Countdown to Adventure: Epic Games Confirms Release Date for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 – Get Ready for the Ultimate Thrill Ride.
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3’s, which was initially planned for June 4 launch, was unveiled on June 9. In Chapter 4 Season 3, the map has undergone yet another overhaul as the center of the map has sunk below sea level, revealing ancient ruins and an even more ancient jungle.
5. New Fortnite x Marvel ‘Order Restored’ Comic Series Coming Soon
Source: Fortnite Board
An upcoming mini-series titled ‘Fortnite x Marvel: Order Restored’ was initially slated for a summer release, but recent database updates indicate a potential release in 2023. While unconfirmed and labeled as a rumor, the information originates from a reliable source that accurately predicted last year’s ‘Zero War’ series.
If the comic remains scheduled for summer, an official announcement from Epic and Marvel may be imminent. Updates will follow as information emerges.
Top 5 latest Fortnite updates- May 2023
1. Goku Day Bash: Transform Your Fortnite Experience with Brand-New Item Shop Cosmetics!
Leaker ShiinaBR shared details about an upcoming male outfit named ‘DualParadox’ in Epic’s works. It was reported, the Outfit will have two Styles – a Dual-Wield Pickaxe, Emote, and Wrap. While these cosmetics are encrypted in the latest Fortnite files, they could potentially release without an official announcement. While unconfirmed by official sources, both ShiinaBR and FNAssist have shown credibility with reliable leaks.
We’ll continue to provide updates as more information emerges.
2. Rejoice Gamers: Fortnite Makes a Triumphant Comeback on iOS.
Fortnite announced its return to iOS through the Amazon Luna cloud gaming service. The game, previously removed because of the Epic Games vs. Apple legal dispute, will now be accessible on iPhones and iPads via Amazon’s announcement. Although not the first service to work around Apple’s app ecosystem, this development offers another means for Fortnite enthusiasts to bypass Apple’s limitations, following in the footsteps of Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now.
3. Fortnite’s Ranked Mode Stormed In on May 16th – Prove Your Skills and Conquer the Ranks!
Despite uncertain release date claims, Fortnite’s Ranked Mode was released in May with the 24.40 update. This allowed players to advance up the rankings and stretch their levels. Starting with v24.40, both Battle Royale and Zero Build included a Ranked mode.
4. Game-Changer Alert: Epic Games Shakes Up Fortnite’s Matchmaking System.
Fortnite’s matchmaking, including the skill-based Ranked mode, sparked debates. The adjustments by Epic Games sought to address player concerns and ensure fair matchups.
5. Get Ready to Cruise Through Chapter 4 Season 3 with the Exciting Addition of a Brand-New Vehicle.
They announced the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 release in May. It offered new weapons, Battle Pass, and a lethal twist: armed helicopters.
Top 5 latest Fortnite updates – April 2023
1. Fortnite v24.20 Update Preview: ODM Gear Mythic, Conquer Eren Yeager Challenges, and Transform with Levi and Mikasa Ackerman Skins.
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2’s second major update (v24.20) arrived on April 11, 2023
2. Rev Tour Engines: Fortnite’s Renegade Runner Cup Schedule is Out!
The Renegade Runner Cup in Fortnite, which offers a chance to win a skin for free, especially for the top players in each region, was set for April 12, 2023, at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT / 5 pm BST, the duo tournament spans two rounds. Players can join in Battle Royale or Zero Build modes, with up to 10 matches allowed within a three-hour time frame in their respective regions. Both cup formats run simultaneously, allowing participants to choose their preference.
3. Copyright Clash Alert: Call of Duty Creator Issues Notices to Erase Fortnite Creaative 2.0 Maps- Get the Scoop on the Intense Showdown.
Activision, the company behind Call of Duty, is reportedly contacting specific creators within Fortnite’s community. These creators are being requested to take down Call of Duty-inspired Creative 2.0 maps. Well-liked maps such as First-Person Mode Rust and Zombies might be impacted, as well as others that borrow from the Call of Duty concept.
4. Fortnite x Unread Editor- The ultimate collaboration: Earn XP by playing any island in Fortnite made by Unreal Editor.
Fortnite players can now earn XP by engaging with any island, including those crafted with Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN). XP gains are time-based, meaning players accumulate XP by playing on UEFN islands, even across different ones. This update covers Popular UEFN Experiences, Try Out UEFN, and New in UEFN Discover rows, expanding the possibilities to earn XP while exploring diverse islands.
5. Epic Travis Scott Encore: Fortnite Player astonishes with Mind-Blowing Recreation of Travis Scott’s Live Event
Travis Scott’s in-game concert in Fortnite remains a standout among live events. Engaging over 27 million unique players, it set a record. Building on this success, a player has creatively reconstructed the event in Creative 2.0. This recreation faithfully captures the essence and intricacy of Epic Games’ original Chapter 2 Season 2 creation, complete with a Chapter 2 map. The endeavor underscores the event’s lasting influence and the community’s imaginative spirit.
Top 5 latest Fortnite updates- March 20231.
Fortnite’s Groundbreaking Move: Creators Rejoice as Epic Commits to Sharing 40% of Net Revenues.
Unreal Editor’s launch in Fortnite brings along a new revenue-sharing system for creators. This shift is particularly beneficial for adept Creative mode mappers. Epic allocated 40% of the Item Shop’s revenue to these players. Importantly, content creators can continue reaping the benefits of the Support-A-Creator program as well.
Source: The Verge
2. Fortnite v24.01 Update Introduces Creative 2.0 and Wipes Out Bugs
Launched on March 20, 2023, the Fortnite update (v24.01) may not be a major patch, but it introduces a crucial element to the game. Epic Games has primed the update for the upcoming Creative 2.0, anticipated as one of the game’s most substantial updates. Notably, this update also addresses various bugs, signaling the development team’s commitment to enhancing the player experience.
3. Fortnite Welcomes LEON S. KENNEDY and CLAIRE REDFIELD Bundles – Experience Heroic Adventures Like Never Before.
The Fortnite version 24.00 update has ushered in a fresh season, battle pass, and additional content. Epic Games introduces the LEON S. KENNEDY and CLAIRE REDFIELD bundles through Fortnite Hero Emerge. Transition from Raccoon City’s horrors to MEGA City with these new additions to the Gaming Legends Series, now available in the Item Shop.
4. How many people are enlisted in Fortnite’s Army of Players?
– P.S. Don’t be shocked!
Official player count updates from Epic Games are infrequent, leading to an absence of official figures. However, in 2020, Fortnite had over 350 million registered players, growing to 400 million by 2021, according to Epic Games.
ActivePlayers reports that 236 million individuals engage with Fortnite monthly. Although Epic did not promptly disclose this data, it offers a rough idea of the game’s player base.
5. Epic’s Bold Leap: Revealing a Score of Nearly 20 Crypto Games Joining Fortnite’s Innovative Roster.
Epic Games presently offers 5 crypto games in its marketplace, with intentions to expand to nearly 20, according to Steve Allison, an executive. The initial entry is Blankos Block Party, a block-themed metaverse game. Players craft virtual experiences and mini-games for others’ enjoyment. The game boasts a variety of vinyl-themed Cryptos, termed “Blankos,” available for purchase in marketplaces.
Top 5 latest Fortnite updates- February 2023
1. Nostalgia Reloaded: Fortnite Unleashes Heavy Sniper, P90 SMG, and 4 More all time favorite weapons.
Epic Games rolled out the v23.40 update for Fortnite Battle Royale on February 14, 2023, marking the fourth major update of Chapter 4 Season 1. This release delights players with the return of cherished weapons, the addition of cosmetics, and a novel feature. The update unvaults fan-favorite items and introduces new Reality Augments, enhancing the effectiveness of these weapons. These unvaulted weapons include:
- Double Pistol
- Heavy Pistol (Deagle)
- Heavy Sniper
- Boom Sniper Exotic
- Hop Rock Dualies Exotic
2. Fortnite’s v23.30 Update: Embrace the Challenge as Save the World Unveils Action-Packed Second and Third Week of Wargames.
Save the World’s v23.30 update introduces the 2nd and 3rd week of Wargames, questline adjustments, and a reloading change. Hero availability is also anticipated. Week 2 commenced on February 2, followed by the third week on February 9.
3. Fortnite Crew Membership in March 2023 – Dive into Exclusive Content and Rewards.
In February it was announced that in March 2023, Fortnite Crew members can seize the Rift Knight Kieran Outfit and exclusive cosmetics to set themselves apart on the island. As the month approached, dedicated fans subscribed to Fortnite Crew were in for another round of unique cosmetic rewards. This subscription service continued to provide subscribers with a monthly assortment of special collectibles, including a new skin, accompanying cosmetics, premium Battle Pass access, and additional perks.
4. Prepare for Flakes Power’s New Identity: Fortnite Welcomes the Arrival of an Epic New Icon Skin.
Fortnite enthusiasts anticipated a new Icon series skin featuring Brazilian content creator Flakes Power. In a realm filled with crossovers, from video game personas to real-life figures, Flakes Power, a prominent Fortnite content creator with nearly 7 million YouTube subscribers, received his own Fortnite skin. Despite his popularity mainly in North America, the move aligned with the game’s iconic collaborations, welcoming real-world characters into its universe.
5. Fortnite’s v23.50 Map Overhaul – Embark on an Adventure as Rift Gate Sparks, Underground Bases Surface, and More!
The concluding major update for Chapter 4 Season 1 landed, revealing a host of alterations to Fortnite Island. FNAssist has graciously shared map changes and images for exploration. These maps have been unlocked:
- Rift Gate
- Anvil Square Base
- Lonely Labs Base
- Cold Blooded Vaults
- Cipher Posters
Top 5 latest Fortnite updates- January 2023
1. Fortnite’s V25.30 Update Presents ‘Break the Curse!’ Featuring JuJutsu Kaisen – Immerse Yourself in the Ultimate Supernatural Battle Royale!
The cursed energy from the world of Jujutsu Kaisen engulfed the Battle Royale Island. Unleash and control this power in Fortnite’s Break the Curse! event, running until August 25, 2023, at 2 AM ET. Defeat Cursed Llamas to master cursed techniques.
2. Fortnite’s iOS and Google Play Editions accessible only to 18+ from January 30!
Starting January 30, 2023, Epic Games restricted players under 18 from accessing the v13.40 version of Fortnite on iOS and Google Play. Following the removal of Fortnite from iOS, macOS, and Google Play stores in August 2020, the game remained playable on version 13.40 (Chapter 2 Season 3) due to Apple and Google blocking updates. As a result, it lagged ten in-game Seasons behind the current version.
3. Breaking News: Is Pokémon coming to Fortnite in 2023?
The situation regarding a crossover between Fortnite and Pokemon is intricate. Despite indications, there’s no official confirmation from Epic Games or Nintendo. Clues hinted at a potential collaboration, but without an official announcement, any claims should be approached with caution. Until either company confirms, it’s wise to remain skeptical of rumors or speculation about Pokemon’s presence in Fortnite.
4. Fortnite’s Sprint Saga Persists: Players Battled Issues One Month Post-Season Launch
Numerous players were grappling with a persistent sprinting problem in Fortnite Chapter 4, significantly hampering gameplay. Despite its impact, Epic Games did not offer a solution. This issue has persisted since the chapter’s launch and undermines a crucial mechanic. As Epic Games is presently on a company-wide break, a prompt resolution seems unlikely. In the interim, an article offers a workaround that potentially addresses the sprinting problem for affected players.
5. Ninja Fires Back at Critics Labeling Fortnite as a Kids’ Game – Discover His Bold Response.
In its sixth year, Fortnite Battle Royale remains a powerhouse, boasting a daily player base in the millions that’s challenging for other games to match. Yet, despite its popularity, the game has faced criticism and the misconception that it’s exclusively for kids.
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, a prominent Twitch streamer, has addressed this sentiment, highlighting that adults have consistently been active players in the game’s community.
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