Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3
The Fortnite v12.61 content upgrade released that afternoon, which marks the final upgrade of Fortnite Season two. It was a little patch and one which were mostly geared toward preparing the game for the rumored Doomsday event.
The majority of the interesting parts of v12.61 came in the form of leaks, which we’ll cover in some separate articles. There really are a few above-board alterations, though. We’ll delve into them here.
Historical reports had it that close-range objective assist was lowered by 20%, mid-range aim assist was reduced a little, and long-lived aim aid was buffed. Our early testing shows very little difference from the older system, however. Casual players probably won’t notice a difference, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The new obstacle set has not yet been published at the time of writing but should be available later today or this week. They might be released as late as Thursday, before the Doomsday event. We are going to cover the obstacle tutorial in a different guide.
Epic seem to have changed storm circles at the v12.61 update, as well — at least in public matches. The first phase of the storm closes much faster — but on a larger circle. The circle then gets much smaller, causing some players to need to rotate, quite quickly.The bands aren’t ideal, either. Just have a look at this tweet from broadcaster AussieAntics. We’ll have to wait and see how this shakes out.
There weren’t a lot of bug fixes in this patch. The largest issue that was addressed was the inability to refund the Dragacorn Glider for some players. Here’s all that has been fixed in v12.61:
- Numbers not changing on sports-themed Outfits
- Unable to repay Dragacorn Glider
- iOS players hitching at elevated rate
This was a little one, however, and mostly focused on adding the Doomsday Device to the game.