Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is just a couple of weeks away.
Today saw the final update of Season 4, the 14.60 update, adding new skins, items, as well as the Galactus event files.
Epic Games no longer releases full patch notes for everything that has changed, so instead players have to rely on leakers and creators to post on social media.
However, they do release mini patch notes to creators, here is all of the information from Epic Games:
Venom Cup: November 18We’ve saved the most menacing one for last... Venom! Bond with your Duo partner and take on a ladder of opponents in the fourth tournament of the Marvel Knockout Super Series. Place high enough and earn the terrifying Venom Outfit, We Are Venom Emote, Symbiote Slasher Pickaxe, and Tendril Tote Back Bling ahead of release.
The Creative Hub ExpandsWe’ve added new matchmaking portals to the Creative Hub powered by you - the community! Ranked according to the most popular and fastest growing creator-made islands, these portals showcase genres like Combat, Variety Games, and Practice matches. Jump in and discover the best of Creative.
Let’s Get SocialIn this week's update, you’ll be able to SEE your friends’ faces while you play together. We’re introducing a whole new way to play using video chat powered by Houseparty.
XP Xtravaganza Part TwoThe second batch of XP Xtravaganza challenges arrives this week! Get the squad together and take on these party-wide challenges to finish out the Battle Pass in style.
Epic Games has noted, on their Trello board, some fixes that have been made to the game in the 14.60 update:
- General: Disabled voice chat cannot be re-enabled on Xbox Series X|S.
- Creative: Team Size setting does not properly function when Join In Progress is set to Join Next Round.
- Save The World: Wild West Llama not granting Steampunk weapon.
Venom will be the next Marvel character that will be unlockable in the Super Series.
The tournament takes place later today with the top 1,000 teams in the tournament receiving the skin ahead of it being released in the Item Shop at a later date.
The top 1000 teams from each region will receive the skin for free, it will then be added to the Item Shop to purchase with V-Bucks at a later date.
Fortnite leaker HYPEX has also revealed what Venom will look like in game, and has also confirmed that his pickaxe is built in and can't be used with any other skin.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 is due to end on Thursday, 3 December.
Usually the event takes place on the Saturday before the new season, giving us a few days to experience the post-event map before the new season begins.
This would put the date of the event to be Saturday November 28th at 2pm EST/7pm GMT.
A countdown timer has been leaked so that is expected to be added to the game at some point over the next couple of days to let players know when the event is happening.
Fortnite leaker Lucas7Yoshi also confirmed that the event files are 1.3GB in their compressed form, making it the biggest event to date in the game.
The event will be called "Devourer Of Worlds" and players will receive 2 items for taking part in it.
At present the contents of those items remain encrypted so it will be a surprise when the event takes place later this month.
We still have Week 3 and 4 of XP Xtravaganza to complete, earning that last bit of XP to get those Holo styles for the Battle Pass skins.
Players will fully complete the Battle Pass and unlock all of the styles at level 220.
The challenges have been leaked and you can check out our guides here:
As more information becomes known we will update this article.
Let us know what you are most excited about from this patch!
Leaked Skins & Cosmetics
As always with any update there are many new skins and cosmetics added into the game that will become available to purchase over the coming days and weeks.
Benjy Fishy & Nick Eh 30 Bundles
Most players have "their skin", a skin/loadout that they primarily use and are known for in the community.
Examples would include Lazarbeam and the Merry Marauder skin, or Mitr0 and the Dynamo skin.
Epic Games appear to now be acknowledging this and will start releasing bundles in the Item Shop with every item that a professional player or content creator is known to use.
The first 2 bundles will be for BenjyFishy and Nick Eh 30.
The bundles include the skin, backbling, pickaxe and glider that each player is known to primarily use.
Bnejy's also comes with a wrap, while Nick's comes with the True Heart emote.
There has been no leak on the price of the bundles or when they will be added to the shop.
New Battle Bus
The Battle Bus has changed once again to its Stage 3 form.
Fortnite has teamed up with Houseparty to bring video chat to the game.
Players will be able to use Houseparty to add cams to the screen while they're playing so they can see their team mates.
Players who connect their Fortnite account to Houseparty, or use play 5 matches with friends, will receive a free wrap.