Fortnite update news for Patch 12.00
A big Fortnite update is being released this week for the launch of Chapter 2 Season 2. Epic Games has yet to share details on when Fortnite patch 12.00 will be released on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mobile and Switch. But fans are expecting an early Fortnite update time in the UK, based on earlier seasonal changes. Fans are also expecting there to be some downtime for server maintenance, which should be announced in the coming hours.
This is key, as it will offer a rough schedule on when we can expect the big news to drop about Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2.
It’s expected that server downtime will be announced today for Fortnite Battle Royale, and when it does happen tomorrow, more news to follow regarding the Battle Pass and Season 2 theme.
While Epic Games have not revealed any details on what’s coming with the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 release date yet, the start time has been scheduled for February 20, 2020.
Epic Games have been sharing a few gold-themed teasers in recent days, which suggest that the evil organisation Alter will be making an impact.
New map locations have also been teased, with a new oil rig expected to drop with other changes to landmarks, like eye Land.
FORTNITE 12.00 PATCH NOTES
While we don’t know the full start time for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2, we do know a little about the upcoming patch.
A new audio option is being worked on for the PC platforms, which is expected to migrate to consoles and Mobile at a later date.
Players on PC will be the first to have the option of muting Licensed Emote Audio, starting with the launch of Fortnite 12.00.
From what has been shared so far, this will be available as part of the new Fortnite update, with the option rolling out a later date for other platforms.
A message from Epic Games explains “PC Players: In the 12.00 update, we’ve added the ability to mute Licensed Emote Audio. This option is available in the game’s Audio settings.
“We also intend to bring this Audio setting to other platforms in future updates. We will update everyone when that happens.”
Whatever is being planned, Fortnite fans should have all their questions answered on February 20, the official Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 release date.
“With the addition of the 11.50 update, Chapter 2 – Season 2 is now expected to launch Thursday, February 20.
“Chapter 2 – Season 2 will feature REDACTED with multiple REDACTED. We can’t brief you on all of next Season’s secrets just yet,” a message from Epic confirms.
“Before the Season ends, we’ll have additional Overtime Challenges and a new two-week event. Stay tuned to Fortnite social channels for more details!”
The Fortnite Season 2 start time has not been confirmed yet but based on past releases, we would predict early morning downtime for servers.
This will be followed by a big update needing to be installed and the full Fortnite Season 2 launch going live in the early afternoon in the UK.
For now, this remains a prediction and we should get the latest news regarding the big Fortnite update later today, or early February 20.