Fortnite's Latest Update Adds Birds Of Prey Event And Improved Physics

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The latest update for Fortnite celebrates the upcoming new film from DC, Birds of Prey. Although the previous weeks have been quieter, where we saw NFL skins and the return of ziplines, this time around Epic has a lot more to offer.

Fortnite's Chapter 2 Season 2 will close out with an epic (pun intended) movie tie-in, meaning we all get new skins and challenges. Fortnite has seen a history of superhero crossovers, including Thanos and Batman in the past. With Bird of Prey hitting the theaters soon, the game celebrates it by offering some Harley Quinn content. As part of this crossover, players can grab a couple of Harley Quinn skins, and her baseball bat can replace the pickaxe.

In addition to that, Epic Games has implemented the new Unreal Engine Chaos Physics system and unvaulated the Launch Pad in non-competitive playlists.

Fortnite Patch Notes

Check out the full patch notes below:

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  • The new event starts soon. Check back here later today for more details.
  • In non-competitive playlists, the Launch Pad has been unvaulted.
  • Implemented Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics system.
  • At launch, our goal is to ensure that Fortnite still feels like what you would expect. We’ll be closely monitoring your feedback from the in-game Feedback tool for any issues you may be experiencing.
  • The "Earn Gold Scavenger Medals” Rippley vs. Sludge Overtime Challenge now tracks progress properly.
  • The Sidegrading feature is no longer present in competitive playlists. Its presence in these playlists was unintentional, as noted in our v11.40 post.
  • Resolved an issue involving new players on consoles having difficulty matchmaking after first linking their Epic account.
  • Addressed reports of iOS players activating their device’s swipe-up feature when trying to press inventory buttons.


  • Fixed an issue with the underwater post-process effect on the Archipelago Island and the resulting loss of the effect when the island is loaded.
  • Added a new value to the HUD Info Type option in My Island UI settings. Round Status: Shows a representation of how many players are active or eliminated for each team and the current number of Rounds won by each team. Only valid for games with 2 teams.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to gain credit for completing challenges after leaving a game and returning to the hub.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to aim down sights when pressing the right mouse button on PC.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to shoot or swing their pickaxe after respawning in a Boxfight game.
  • Fixed an issue where the Tracker Device could cause games to crash on multiple platforms.
  • Added missing tooltips and extra clarifications to some tooltips on various devices.
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