Fortnite Update 12.60 Review
Epic Games have announced the release of the latest Fortnite update, patch 12.60. It is believed to be one of the last patches of Chapter 2, Season 2, with Season 3 scheduled to be released on the 4th of June following a small delay due to an influx of in-game content.
The new patch isn’t particularly significant, but it contains some important updates alongside a new Limited Time Mode that’s sure to keep the Fortnite player base engaged.
So without further ado, let’s dive into the changes made on the new patch;
Patch 12.60 marked the release of a new Spy Games mode called Infiltration – It’s a fun mode centered around infiltrating another team’s turf on the island and extracting briefcases full of intel in a bid to earn rewards in the form of new items.
Of course, extracting these briefcases won’t be easy, as they’re scattered across the opposing team’s turf, giving them a chance to defend their base and steal their intel back.
Each Infiltration game is played by two teams of 8 and it consists of multiple rounds – to be declared victorious, your team has to win three out of four rounds.
At the end of every round, you’ll be able to unlock special upgrades known as ‘tech’ thanks to the intel you’re able to extract and defend.
The tech you get can be used across Fortnite’s other spy games, not just infiltration.
Party Royale Mode
The Riot Control Baton Pickaxe has been re-added to the Party Royale Mode. The star wars themed item was disabled back in May due to a bug that caused its wielders to have inaudible footsteps, granting them an unfair advantage on the island.
The new patch has fixed the bug and as such, the item has been made available once again.
Epic Games has also introduced two other items to the mode namely the Grappler and the Jetpack.
Storm The Agency Challenges
New Storm the agency challenges have been released and they are believed to be the last ones before Season 3 begins. Although, there’s a chance that the challenges may tie into Season 3 judging by the small hints we’ve seen about water and weather in recent times.
PC Aim Assist
There weren’t any changes to the aim assist feature in patch 12.60 due to the delay of the Fortnite Champion Series Finals, however, Epic Games have announced that there will be some adjustments to the aim assist feature for PC controllers next week.
Epic says: “Controller tweaking, tuning, and investigation continues. We have some changes for the next steps, but we don’t want to release right before the FNCS Invitational Finals.
The adjustments Epic will make will have a big impact on Fortnite’s competitive play, so they’re expected to make more changes over time as they look to strike a good balance with the aim assist feature.
Back in April, Epic Games disabled Presents! In Creative due to an issue. Presents! has now been re-enabled in the Creative game mode following the new patch.
Fortnite Updates – Latest Patch V11.50 Review
Following tons of complaints about Fortnite’s overly competitive and repetitive state, Epic Games released a new patch in a spirited attempt to make the game less of a sweat fest, and more of a fun gaming experience, striking a solid balance between the ‘casuals’ and the ‘tryhards’.
So far, the patch has done a great job of bringing some fun back to the Fortnite community while striking a solid balance between the ‘tryhards’ and the ‘casuals’.
Here’s a look at what Fortnite v11.50 brings to the game;
More Realistic Matchmaking For New Players
Prior to the patch, brand new Fortnite players were being matched up with players of a much higher skill level thus creating a largely unenjoyable gaming experience for players linking their epic account for the first time.
The new patch has introduced more realistic matchmaking for new players, allowing them to match up against players of a similar skill level to give them a chance to improve their skills while also having fun with the game.
This is arguably one of the most important changes in the new patch as it will boost player retention in the long run for Epic Games.
Fortnite patch v11.50 sees the introduction of Unreal Engine 4’s Chaos Physics System, a high-performance engine that will now allow Epic games to achieve incredible visuals on Fortnite.
Fortnite has always boasted one of the best visuals in a battle royale game but Epic Games have now raised the bar even further, by implementing Unreal Engine’s Chaos Physics System.
The Chaos system is primarily centered on the destruction of buildings, a key facet of Fortnite’s gameplay. It adds some much-needed realism to the destruction of buildings by making the debris from the buildings you destroy visible in real-time.
Epic Games have implemented it just in time for Chapter 2 – Season 2 which is set to begin on February 20. There hasn’t been much info surrounding the new season, but the entire Fortnite community is hyped to see what’s in store for season 2.
Considering this is the first time Fortnite will be making use of the Chaos system, Epic Games have made provisions for players to give feedback and report any bugs surrounding the system.
“Earn Gold Scavenger Medals” Bug Fix
Before the patch, the Rippley vs Sludge challenge had a major bug that prevented players from earning credit and completing the overtime challenge despite finding gold scavenger medals in chests.
The Fortnite V11.50 patch has now fixed the issue, allowing the game to track players’ progress when completing the challenge.
Chaos Rising Challenge Fix
The latest patch has fixed an issue where some players’ progress in the “search chests in a single match” chaos rising challenge wasn’t being recorded, thereby preventing them from completing the challenge.
It was a minor bug that affected only a small portion of the game’s player base, but it has now been fixed following the v11.50 patch.
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