Fortnite Season 5 Chapter 2 has been updated and has received some new stuff. Patch 15.20 has new weapons, features, and a new mystery skin. We have all the details for you on the patch notes and some leaks!
The Fortnite servers are down and everyone is eagerly waiting to see what patch 15.20 will bring to the island. What changes are all included this time? Stay tuned as we show you everything you need to know. So, get on the Battle Bus and let's go!
Battle up close and personal in our new update.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) January 12, 2021
v15.20 is scheduled for release on January 13. Downtime for the update will begin at approx. 4 AM ET (09:00 UTC). pic.twitter.com/O3P6uDMHV0
Fortnite Server Downtime
Last night, Epic sent out another round of patch notes to its content creators around 06:00 in the morning.
As is the norm, the Twitter account Fortnite Status announced the new update at the same time. The V.15.20 update was then released today, January 13. The Fortnite servers have been down for scheduled maintenance since 10:00 CET.
How long the servers will be down is anyone's guess. However, looking at past patches, we can conclude that the servers will be back online after circa 2-3 hours - so very soon.
Epic announced two new weapons that will be coming to the game with the patch. Many were disappointed at the beginning of the season that the popular pump shotgun was taken out of the game, but now we get a new powerful shotgun, the lever shotgun. The weapon can be found everywhere and should be able to cause quite a bit of damage, similar to the pump shotty.
But also, a new exotic weapon comes with Season 5's patch, this new rarity level has appeared for the first time. Though we're not quite sure what the difference between the new "Exoctic" and the old "mythical weapon" exactly is. You will be able to buy Hop Rock Dualies like the other exotic weapons, from an NPC on the island with a few ingots. Of course, as soon as the patch is released, we'll show you exactly where to find it. With the Hop Rock Dualies, you'll be able to sweep through your opponents by jumping Akimbo style. That sounds quite interesting indeed!
New Mystery Skin
With Season 5, the new POI Stealthy Stronghold was added to the Fortnite map. It has already been hotly discussed whether the place is not supposed to be some kind of Jurassic Park and whether there might even be dinosaurs or even the Predator if you can even see them at all! Well, even though we might not see a T-Rex in the forest, it seems that something else is already lurking there. The Battle Pass secret outfit is getting closer, and clues in Stealthy Stronghold suggest who it may be. We still remain very curious!
Finally! Turning Off Pre-Edits Is Possible Now!
Epic announced they would be adding a feature to the game that would allow you to turn off pre-edits, it's finally in the game! So when you "disable Pre-Edits" is set to "ON", player buildings cannot be edited before they are placed, resulting in the exact part you want to be built every time.
That's it for the official patch notes. As soon as patch 15.20 is live, we'll take a look around Fortnite and let you know if we discover anything new on the map.
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