Fortnite update 11.50 is about to be released by Epic Games, but only after a period of server downtime.
Likely the final patch of Chapter 2, Season 1, Epic Games has announced plans to unleash update 11.50 on the morning of February 5.
PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android fans will be able to download the update from 9am UK time.
The servers will be taken down in time for the update, as Epic performs offline maintenance.
The news was announced by Epic Games on Twitter: “v11.50 launches tomorrow. Downtime for the patch begins at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC). Stay tuned for updates when downtime ends.”
According to the early patch notes, Fortnite update 11.50 will introduce a brand new physics system.
“Beginning with the release of the 11.50 update in early February, Fortnite will be moving to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics system,” Epic explains.
“At launch, the goal is to ensure that Fortnite still feels like Fortnite. Along the way there will be some bumps, so we’re starting tests with a small group of players. We’ll also closely monitor feedback and make improvements over time.”
Epic has also announced plans to launch a big season ending event, which is rumoured to centre around the imminent Birds of Prey movie.
You can check out the update 11.50 patch notes below…
Fortnite update 11.50 early Battle Royale patch notes…
• New console players may have matchmaking issues when first linking their account
– When a new player on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch first links their Epic account, they may have trouble finding a match.
• Progress for “Earn Gold Scavenger Medals” Rippley vs. Sludge Overtime Challenge not tracking.
– Progress for the “Earn Gold Scavenger Medals” Rippley vs. Sludge Overtime Challenge may not track at times.
• Completion not saved for “Search Chests in a single match” Challenge.
– If a player completes the “Search Chests in a single match” Chaos Rising Challenge after completing the “Save yourself from fall damage by landing in a Hideout” Trick Shot Challenge, their completion of the former may not be saved.
• Sidegrading feature present in competitive playlists.
– We’re aware that the Sidegrading feature is present in competitive playlists. This is unintentional — the feature will be disabled in competitive playlists in our next major release.
The following Battle Royale issues are being investigated, but may not be fixed as part of update 11.50…
• Picking up DBNO teammate when trying to switch to Pickaxe.
– Pressing the button to switch to the Pickaxe may instead result in picking up a DBNO teammate.
• Players cannot disable Parental Controls.
– Parental controls are unable to be disabled.
• Delay in movement after using movement key to exit inventory.
– Using one of the movement keys to exit the inventory can cause a delay when subsequently trying to use one of the keys to move.
• Temporarily unable to move or do any other action after Emoting.
– Players may be temporarily unable to move or do any other action after Emoting.
• Crash when selecting Controller settings menu that may result in blank controller layout.
– Players may experience a crash when selecting the Controller settings menu. This crash may result in players’ controller layout becoming blank.