These Challenges will be available Thursday at 10 AM Eastern Time. pic.twitter.com/lPP6VWTDVD— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) April 29, 2020
Fortnite players can rejoice as a new update will go live today. The latest patch is coming with version 12.50 & it is about to bring a lot of enhancements & bug fixes for the game. Epic Games have already shared the schedule for the update on the Fortnite Status Twitter handle.
According to the official tweet, the new patch 12.50 will arrive on Wednesday, April 29 & downtime will begin at 2 am ET (0600 UTC). Well, during the downtime, matchmaking will be disabled for players. Have a look at the official tweet below.
In the previous update for the game, we saw the addition of Travis Scott related stuff. Well, now the Astronomical event is over, but it created a new milestone in the gaming community as a total of 28 million unique players watched the event which was divided into five concerts.
The success of this event, once again clears the air why Fortnite is still a big thing & such a great influence. Well, we can expect some another interesting event during the start of Chapter 2 Season 3, which has been delayed due to COVID-19.
Coming back to the update 12.50, Epic Games have listened to the community request of releasing the patch notes again. However, they have been sent via mail to creators. It enlists some changes that are coming with the new patch & you can read them down below.
Party Royale. All chill, no sweat.
Party Royale is a new experimental and evolving space. Leave your weapons and mats behind. We plan to run some tests here this Friday at 9pm EST. These are subject to change, but feel free to come by and cheek it out.
A new spy mode debuts in this build. Use your current spy tech, as well as new tech in this release, to defend/escort the payload against the other team which tries to stop you — then switch sides. The mode takes you to different parts of the island, check it out and have fun.
Heavy Sniper Damage
Ghost Agents have tampered with Heavy snipers to retune their effectiveness. Mentioned below are the changes in Sniper after update v12.50, which have been provided by iFireMonkey.
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Adjusting Aim Assist
This build includes an AA change which makes 240hz AA act like 60hz AA, which does impact target acquisition. Investigations and tests are ongoing regarding aim assist, and your feedback is appreciated.
Apart from this content & patch notes from the email, Fortnite Battle Royale update 12.50 will also bring a lot of bug fixes & quality of life improvements for players. These fixes have been listed on the official Trello board & will arrive with the new patch patch. Have a look at them down below.
- Framerates and resolution drops, particularly from panning the camera view should hopefully be alleviated.
Battle Royale Issues
- Local Challenges should now appear on-screen when you enter a new area.
- The “Block damage with a Kingsman” challenge should now track correctly.
Save the World Issues
- Surround Pound’s heavy attack should now properly deal damage to Husks.
- Using an ability that’s on cooldown should no longer swap players to their pickaxe.
- Storm King’s Onslaught projectiles should be more accurate.
- The player should no longer be stuck in the previous Dungeons zone.
- Psylocke’s pickaxe should now swing properly.
- The issue that may crash Android devices when a video play in the game should be fixed.
- Extra build buttons should no longer be displayed as Wall icons.
- The ping marker should no longer sometimes display a distance of 0 m.
Party Royale Papaya Mode
As mentioned above the update will bring Party royale mode to the game, well, first details regarding it have been leaked by data miner iFireMonkey. According to him, this mode will feature Paint & colors based battles & will include Paint Launchers & Grenades . Also, there will be will different map for it. You can check that details down below.
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All Locations in Party Royale Mode (Credit – iFireMonkey)
– Boat Race 1
– Boat Race 2
– Glider Drop
– Main Stage
– Obstacle Course
– Pirate Cove
– Race Center
– The Hub
– Giant Skeleton
– Mountain Peak
– Fishing Pond
– Secret Beach
– Soccer Field
– Boat Ramps
– Quadcrasher Motercross
– Buccaneer Bay
– Fishsticks 1
– Fishsticks 2
Players will get the following items in Party Royale Mode (Credit – iFireMonkey)
– Water Balloons
– Quad Crasher
– Paint Launcher
– Tomato Grenade
– Paint Grenade
– Burger Grenade
– Fishing Pole
– Crash Pad
– Bow Plunger
– Boogie Bomb
In addition to this, iFireMonkey has also revealed the new in-game challenges which players will be required to complete & they will be called Location Domination Challenges. These challenges have been divided into two parts – One will be available on Thursday at 10 AM ET & next set will release 14 days after that is May 14, according to iFireMonkey. Have a look at them below in their release order.
These challenges are the part 2 to the previous set of challenges and will release 14 days after the challenges releasing Thursday. [May 14th] pic.twitter.com/k0UXarM4yu— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) April 29, 2020
Also, in an another reveal by iFireMonkey, Deadpool will have its own Mini-game in the Party Royale mode. Have a look at its sprites down below.
Deadpool will have his own minigame you can play at the Party Royale place.— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) April 29, 2020
Here are some sprites. pic.twitter.com/U3rU7SHs5q
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