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Fortnite Season 2 patch notes (updated)

Fortnite players have had to wait a long time, but finally, Epic Games have released Season 2 and here’s everything we know about the v12.00 update so far.



Fortnite players have had to wait a long time, but finally, Epic Games have released Season 2 and here’s everything we know about the v12.00 update so far.

(Post-Launch updates at the bottom of the article) The debut season of Chapter 2 turned out to be the longest in history, spanning over 100 days, but after two delays the game’s next major update has finally been revealed by the developers.

Those who regularly drop off the Battle Bus, whether it be professional players or not, have been waiting for this moment for a long time now. On February 19, just a day before the update launched, Epic revealed that downtime for the new patch would take place at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).

Once that’s out of the way, though, players can start jumping onto the game, update it and take a look at everything that’s been changed – with devs shuffling the pack once again.

With a new game physics engine already in place for the new season, not to mention a boatload of new map changes, weapon tweaks and more expected, let’s jump right into the patch notes and see what’s changed. There’s a lot to unpack.

Fortnite Season 2 patch v12.00 – Everything we know

Helicopters (updated)

A new method of transport has been added to Fortnite Battle Royale. Confirming previous leaks, helicopters have been added to the game in Season 2 – as seen in the trailer. Update: Season 2 is now live and helicopters appear to be nowhere in sight. We’ll keep you posted on this one.

Image via Epic Games.

Agency limited-time missions

As part of the Season 2 Battle Pass, players will be able to select an agency to represent in Fortnite and will be handed limited time missions that will differ depending on the team you have selected.

The two agencies are called Ghost and Shadow. More information on the Battle Pass here, including a new trailer.

Image via Epic Games.

New Weapons/Keycards (Updated)

It’s still early, but it doesn’t look like Epic will be releasing any official Fortnite Season 2 patch notes. Unfortunately, that means we’re going to have to work out all of the changes for ourselves, yet again.

There appear to be a number of keycards around the map to collect. These appear to be similar to Vault Keys from Apex Legends – an unlockable room that grants high-teir loot. We’ll keep you posted if this is different than we think.

It looks like the following weapons will be available as mythic versions of standard weapons in Fortnite.

Other changes

Other confirmed changes, which can be seen on Epic Games’ official Trello board, have been confirmed. The following problems have now been resolved in-game:

  • Friend selection/scrolling issue.
  • Getting stuck on loading screen after accepting invite before selecting game mode.
  • Unable to select traps with a controller when ‘Pick up’ indicator is on-screen.

Battle Royale

  • Crash when selecting Controller settings menu that may result in blank controller layout.
  • Picking up DBNO teammate when trying to switch to Pickaxe.
  • Refunding can block input in the lobby.
  • “Could not join party” message wrongly occurring.
  • Temporarily unable to move or do any other action after Emoting.
  • Delay in movement after using movement key to exit inventory.


  • The barrier device is not showing the border on edit mode.
  • Quadcrasher unable to move forward or reverse on Nintendo Switch.

Save the World

  • Vindertech Seeker may fail to do damage to Husks.
  • Ramp and Beach North have overlapping spawns in Twine SSD and Endurance.
  • Team info not displaying correctly.
  • Neon Sniper shows static while ADS.
  • No crafting materials are returned when recycling ‘Defender Pads’ in the front-end menus.


  • Players using Android 10 OS might be unable to load into Creative
  • Player may sometimes get stuck shooting with a controller
  • Locker selections not saved when using the touch screen on Switch
  • Switch Parental Controls Issues

As soon as more information is available for the v12.00 patch, we’ll be the first to let you know. This article will be updated shortly.

Updated Fortnite Season 2 patch notes

It looks like Epic is sticking to the ‘not releasing official patch notes’ thing. We’re relying on community reports for most of this, but also got a small hint of patch notes through a top-secret memo from Epic. Here’s what we know so far.

New and returning items

  • Launch Pads are back in Arena Mode
  • Grapplers unvaulted
  • C4 unvaulted
  • Suppressed SMG unvaulted
  • Drum Gun unvaulted
  • Suppressed Assault Rifle unvaulted
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle unvaulted
  • Boom Bow unvaulted
  • Suppressed Pistol unvaulted
  • Suppressed Sniper unvaulted
  • Decoy Grenade added – create a clone of yourself
  • Mimimap Gadget added
  • Creeping Cardboard added
  • Rapid-Fire-SMG added
    • 15 Damage per shot


  • Damage Traps
  • Bolt-Action Sniper
  • Some Rocket Launcher rarities
  • Some SMG rarities (P90)


  • Vaults and Keycards added
  • Enter a phone booth to disguise yourself as an NPC Henchman
  • Battle Pass hub updated
  • Customizable locker layouts
  • Battle Pass choices for different rewards
  • Throwable consumables
  • NPC Henchmen added
  • Port-a-potty transportation added – can teleport between toilets by hiding in them
  • New POIs: The Yacht, The Agency, The Rig, The Shark, The Grotto
  • Mythic versions of certain weapons added (Drum Gun and Scar so far)
  • Fishing Rods no longer drop from chests

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How to get the Dish Destroyer pickaxe in Fortnite Season 3

Another exclusive pickaxe arrives to Fortnite in Season 3 and it sure looks quite different. Here’s how you can get it.



Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite

The Dish Destroyer pickaxe is another free cosmetic you can get in Chapter 3 Season 3 if you haven’t already. Here’s how to get the pickaxe right into your locker.

Fortnite players sure love freebies that the developers give them away each season. From a free Refer-A-Friend skin to a slurpy back bling that you can get upon completing quests, players have faithfully completed every task that Epic has asked them to claim the free reward.

However, over the course of several seasons now, getting these freebies is starting to feel too much work to some players. Epic continues to add away free content, but players are asked to put in the work in order to claim these rewards.

This time around, there’s a new item on the block, The Dish Destroyer Pickaxe, which you can get in Fortnite now by doing a few simple steps. Here’s how you can get it in Season 3.

Get the Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite now

Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now was launched earlier this year when players were able to stream Fortnite on any device if they were a member of the service. This also allowed iOS users to stream the game on their phones despite the Apple vs. Epic lawsuit.

In a recent tweet, Nvidia announced that Fortnite players will be able to redeem a free Dish Destroyer Pickaxe if they stream Fortnite on their GeForce Now enabled devices until August 4, 2022. Players who are members of the exclusive service will only be able to redeem this for free in-game.

However, in another announcement, Epic told its player base that the pickaxe is not exclusive to GeForce Now but will also be available in the Item Shop at a later date. This means that those who aren’t able to redeem the free pickaxe using their GeForce Now memberships will have a chance to buy it using V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

The cost of the pickaxe has not been revealed as of yet as players believe that it will be released once the limited window of August 4 for GeForce Now members have expired. As soon as we get any news on its Item Shop release, we’ll be sure to update this article.

GeForce Now players have had the perks of free rewards ever since the service allowed players to experience the thrill of Fortnite anywhere on their devices. Falling in line is XCloud’s gaming service which has become extremely popular amongst Xbox players.

For more, check out our guide on How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite players call on Epic Games to fix Loot Chests bug in Season 3

As the latest Fortnite Season 3 update brought players a No Sweat Summer, it left a weird bug in the game where players are getting empty loot chests. Here’s the latest on that.



Loot Chests in Fortnite

Fortnite players have finally given up on the game due to its never-ending glitches and bugs that affect their overall gameplay experience. The latest glitch in the game is teleporting chest loot to a different location, and it’s getting pretty annoying for players.

Player feedback is one of the many things Epic takes very seriously that it aims to fix in every major weekly update or minor hotfixes from time to time. Often there are times when these bugs can get pretty annoying as they affect the overall gameplay experience for the player.

Fortnite players have seen bugs ranging from being stuck under the map or taking fall damage after jumping off a launch pad. From pros to content creators, each one of them took to social media to call on the developers to “fix the game”.

However, a recent update, v21.30, left a bug that has tested the patience of every Fortnite player active this season – potentially the most annoying Fortnite bug of all time. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Fortnite bug teleports chests loots to other locations

A strange Fortnite bug that is going viral right now on social media is the Loot Chests bug. It all began when Epic added the update v21.30 and introduced players to this year’s summer event, No Sweat Summer.

The update also saw the addition of Prime Shotgun which is considered to be the best shotgun in Chapter 3. While all the additions are fascinating and exciting to the players, the bug the update left in the game is still haunting players who are failing to win a game like they used to.

The bug, as shown in the clip above, teleports the chest loot to a nearby location outside if a player opens a chest box inside a building. This is pretty annoying as it doesn’t let the player farm loot fast as they usually would while landing on a hot drop.

Players have already started uploading their clips of the loot chest bug and are calling out the game to come out and fix this issue. This bug also creates double the work for those players who like to play a fast-paced Battle Royale match.

Joining in the conversation are a few FNCS players who feel that this bug might cost them several games where they would end up losing on a major competitive level. The entire community has joined hands together to ask the developers to fix the game at the earliest.

While Fortnite has not addressed this issue on their social media handles or on the Trello board could also mean that players in higher ping regions might be the only ones experiencing the bug. However, the player base is still keeping their hopes high to get these issues fixed as soon as possible.

As bugs and glitches continue to add to several issues Fortnite is filled with, events like No Sweat Summer keep the community excited for more in-game content and freebies that they can get. The challenges for No Sweat Summer are live in-game now and players can redeem their share of rewards upon completing them.

For more, check out our article on Fortnite introducing the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30.

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Fortnite introduces the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30

Prime Shotgun is the latest game breaking weapon that has been added to Fortnite in v21.30. Here’s all about the new shotgun.



Prime Shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun is another addition to Fortnite this season in terms of weaponry that has been added to the game. Here is all about the latest shotgun that was introduced in v21.30 and what players think of it.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been a joyride for both OG and new players alike. The new mechanics, the reality bloom spreading everywhere, and the addition of new weapons to the game have kept the community satisfied so far.

However, during the beginning of Chapter 3, the shotgun meta was deemed to be the worst shotguns the game had added to the game. The Striker Pump, Ranger, and Auto Shotguns were weapons that players had deemed incompetent to other shotguns in Fortnite.

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Much so, even the newly released Two Shot Shotgun couldn’t impress the players with its faster fire rate and damage. So, Epic decided to throw a new shotgun into the mix to seek player reactions and improve the messed-up shotguns in-game.

Prime Shotgun is the new community favorite shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun was added in the latest update v21.30 to the unvaulted weapons arsenal in Fortnite. The shotguns were the second one introduced to the player base apart from the Two-Shot shotgun.

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It holds 4 bullets in a clip and promises heavy damage on the first shot fired from a fully loaded clip. The 3 shots that follow inflict lower damage than that of the first one.

When a player reloads the shotgun, 3 blue dots appear on the gun with the red dot being the first shot being loaded. This brings back the memories of the infamous “One Shot Meta” from the OG days when the community used to perform using a Pump Shotgun.

Pros like NickEh30 sang high praise of the Prime Shotgun as the weapon contains elements of the OG pump in terms of range, accuracy, and firepower. Other pros like SypherPK & Ninja also commented their thoughts on the gun which were highly positive.

Read More: Combat SMG removed from Fortnite in v21.20 and replaced with new Charge SMG

With the recent Fortnite update, leaks have also been floating around about the No Sweat Summer and Ice Cream cone consumables that the player base can see in-game in the coming days. However, an official announcement has been made about the same on the official blog website of Fortnite.

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