The Fortnite servers are down and we already know what we can expect in today’s v12.20 update including the ‘choppa’ helicopter.
It’s been two weeks since the last update, v12.10, and Epic are releasing the v12.20 update today with servers currently down for maintenance. The v12.10 update didn’t bring much in terms of new features of items making it seem much longer than two weeks when the last major Fortnite update released.
Dataminers in the last update stated that there were some files for helicopters that’ll be introduced in Fortnite and it looks like they’ll be available in-game today once the servers are back up. Here’s what we know about Fortnite helicopters so far.
Fortnite Helicopter Choppa
The v12.10 update two weeks ago added some information on the helicopter vehicle that would be added to Fortnite.
One of the most underrated yet best dataminers, Spedicey1, stated that helicopters will have 1,500 health. He also stated that the helicopters will most likely be a solo vehicle, although that was more of an opinion as it would always be unlikely a helicopter would only be a one man flying vehicle.
It was obvious helicopters were going to be added to Fortnite as chapter 2 season 2 launched with helipads around the Fortnite map. Furthermore, Epic added several more helipads around the map in the v12.10 update.
We also have some official information on helicopters thanks to a leak. The German app store has a description for today’s v12.20 update and it specifically mentions helicopters. The description for the Fortnite iOS app can be seen below:
Get in and lift off. Grab up to 4 other squadmates and take on the enemy teams with this new vehicle.
There it is, we’ll be getting helicopters today in Fortnite that’ll seat up to 4 other squadmates. We also have information on some other new features in the update.
The helicopter will be called ‘Choppa’ and here’s a trailer for it:
There’ll be something called The Spy Games and a new feature called easy interact. Easy interact is a new way to loot with large icons for interactions and loot pick up. This feature is obviously only for mobile players to make it easier to look.
The spy games allows players to jump into the Operation: Dropzone LTM and use the new tech system in order to unlock perks to use in the Spy Games.
It’s unlikely we’ll get official Fortnite Patch Notes, so we’ll post our own unofficial patch notes a couple of hours after the servers are back up.
The leaked Oro Fortnite Skin should be in the Item Shop soon and here’s why.
Epic Games are always adding new cosmetics to Fortnite which are either available to purchase in the Item Shop or the Store and these cosmetics include Skins, Back Blings, Pickaxes, Gliders, Emotes and Wraps.
Upcoming cosmetics are usually added to the files in new updates and this means that data-miners are able to leak them before they are officially released. The majority of the leaked cosmetics are usually released in the upcoming weeks after they are leaked but there have some cosmetics where this has not been the case.
Fortnite Oro Skin Releasing Soon
There is a Fortnite Skin that was leaked in the v11.40 update called Oro, which is of Legendary rarity and has the description, “Golden treasure, an eternal obsession” which has not been released as yet.
As the Skin was not released before Chapter 2: Season 2, it was originally thought that this Skin would be playing a part in the storyline as the teasers for the season were treasure themed and featured a gold hand.
This was not the case and as of writing this Skin has still not been released, however new information suggests that it will be available to purchase in the Item Shop soon.
Fortnite Oro Skin New Style Leaked
@Ta5tyy2 has been looking in the files and has found a new style for the Oro Skin, which can be seen below:
Seeing as a new style was added in this update, it’s fair to assume that this Skin will be available to purchase in the Item Shop very soon, but this has not been confirmed as yet.
The other cosmetics available in the same set (Cryptic Curse Set) should be released at the same time and can be seen below:
Radiant Mantle Back Bling (Legendary) – The frozen rays of ancient star
Skellon Glider (Legendary) – Nothing stops a dragon
Gilded Scepter Pickaxe (Rare) – Treasures await those who seek
Greed Wrap (Uncommon)
Which style do you prefer for the Oro Skin and will you be purchasing it when it is available? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Here are all of the Fortnite Skins and other cosmetics that were leaked in today’s v12.20 update.
In every update that requires some downtime for Fortnite, there are new files that are added for the game and these files usually contain cosmetics that are usually leaked by data-miners.
In the v12.20 update, data-miners have managed to leak the new cosmetics that have been added including Fortnite Skins, Back Blings, Wraps, Pickaxes and Emotes, which can be seen below.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Leaked Cosmetics Found in v12.20
Data-miner @HYPEX has managed to leak all the Skins that have been added in this update, which can be seen below:
Here are the other cosmetics, including Back Blings, Wraps, Pickaxes, Emotes, a Loading Screen and Music Pack that have been added:
The majority of these cosmetics will be available to purchase in the Fortnite Item Shop in the upcoming weeks where the price of the cosmetics will depend on the type and rarity.
We will be posting full HD images and names and rarities of each cosmetic that has been added in this update as soon as they are available. There are also some cosmetics that have been updated as a bundle, and we will let you know which bundles will available to purchase soon.
There is no way of confirming when theses cosmetics will be released, until they are in the Item Shop or Store, or if Epic Games tease them before release, but we will keep you updated.
Here’s the Fortnite Patch Notes for today’s v12.20 Fortnite update. Today’s update includes the introduction of the ‘Choppa’ Helicopter vehicle.
Epic Games released the v12.20 Fortnite update today which brought with it a bunch of leaks and new features. Prior to the Fortnite servers coming back online, the German Apple app store updated the description of Fortnite. The new description stated that helicopters would be added in today’s Fortnite update along with The Spy Games.
Epic no longer release Fortnite patch notes on their website. However we’ve created our own patch notes for today’s v12.20 Fortnite update which you’ll find below.
Fortnite 12.20 Update Patch Notes
The Choppa is the latest vehicle added to Fortnite Battle Royale. Chapter 2 has only has the motorboats which in comparison to the amount of vehicles in chapter 1 is nothing.
The Choppa can hold up to five players at once, one driver and four passengers. There’s no firing weapon on the helicopter but there is a boost for the choppa to help you get to your destination much quicker.
The Choppa has 1,500 HP which is ideal due to the fact that it’s a slow vehicle and players can’t just off the helicopter, so you’ll need to land if the helicopter is about to explode. There’s also speakers that you can enable and disable that’ll play some music as you take to the sky.
Here’s a look at the official Fortnite trailer for the choppa:
Epic Games have finally added Fortnite locker presets, a feature that has been requested for some time by the community. Instead of having to individually change each item that you want to wear in the locker, you can now create presets.
This means you can set up your favourite Fortnite combo in the locker which includes five slots. The five slots are the Fortnite skin, back bling, pickaxe, glider, and wrap. You can then save this present/loadout.
You can make a number of different presents and select them when you want to change up your look. You’ll be able to rename your preset to whatever you want. In order to get to the locker presents, click on locker and on the very left click on the grid to add more presets.
The locker itself has also received a major makeover in today’s v12.20 Fortnite update as seen below in the image:
The Spy Games
A new addition in today’s Fortnite update is the Spy Games. Players can access this by clicking on the computer in the agents hq. It’s located towards the bottom right of the agents hq. Upon clicking the spy games, you’ll be prompted with an explanation of the spy games.
You’ll then need to choose your allegiance by choosing Shadow or Ghost. You’ll then view the tech for both Shadow and Ghost. You can swap teams at any point. The more operation matches you play, the more tech you’ll unlock to test out.
There’s several updates to the Fortnite map in today’s update. The rig has exploded and is multiple pieces. There’s also a change in Pleasant Park with the football field opening up to make way for a helipad.
There were a number of bug fixes in the latest Fortnite update including fixing the issue of not being able to do anything after a game ends, players markers being placed too far away, getting stick inside a Porta Potty, being unable to resume auto-sprint on the PS4, and unable to place a trap if the trap icon hasn’t finished loading.
That’s it for our Fortnite Patch Notes. If there’s anything to add, we’ll update this article as quickly as possible!
Here are all of the changes that have been made to the map in Fortnite for the v12.20 update.
Epic are known for making changes to the Fortnite map, which can be major or minor. In this season there will be changes made to the map depending on the choice the community make for the Agents Skin Styles, either Shadow or Ghost.
In the v12.10 update, the majority of the community chose Shadow for the Brutus Skin, which means that the Grotto got updated with Shadow Symbol on the Cliff, which can be seen below:
Fortnite v12.20 Map Changes
There aren’t many changes that have been made in this update, but there is one major change that has been made to The Rig.
The Rig Changes
The Rig has now exploded and you can see that there is more oil spillage in the ocean. Upon first glance you can’t tell if Shadow or Ghost won, but when you land at this POI, you will find Shadow Henchmen, meaning Shadow has won again.
Looking at the other styles of the Skins that are left, it looks like Shadow will likely take over the last three locations, but we will have to wait and see.
Pleasant Park Football Field Changes
A minor change that has been made to the map is that the football field in Pleasant Park has been removed slightly from the top to reveal a secret base, where you can find a Helipad and there is a helicopter ‘Choppa’ that spawns in this location. There are some Shadow Henchmen guarding the Choppa vehicle and a few chest spawns at this base when you enter.
Here is what the updated Fortnite Map looks like. Both of the changes that we have mentioned have been changed on the new map:
If you find any other map changes, let us know in the comments section below.