Epic Games released the v12.30 Fortnite update today after announcing the release yesterday. The servers were down at 6 AM UTC and were back up in just over an hour. As with every major Fortnite update, Epic added new files to the game.
Data-miners have leaked the new files that were added which includes new Fortnite skins and other cosmetics, upcoming challenges, and more. There’s been a number of different weapons and items added in today’s v12.30 update which we’ll cover in the patch notes.
Epic are still not releasing patch notes after deciding to ditch releasing them some time ago. There were a couple of updates last season that includes some brief Fortnite patch notes, but it looks like we’ll go the whole season without any patch notes.
CRASH PAD FORTNITE
The Crash Pad is a brand new Fortnite item added in today’s update. The Crash Pad new Fortnite item is essentially a mobile trampoline that’s of rare (blue) rarity. Players can throw the crash pad down onto the ground to spawn it.
You’ll then be able to jump on it and the more times you jump on it, the higher the crash pad will launch you into the air. If you fall to the ground after jumping off a crash pad, you won’t take any fall damage.
Players will now be able to create sky bases without fear if they have a crash pad on them. The crash pad can be instantly deployed as you’re falling, preventing fall damage from any height.
The crash pads do deflate after a length of time, however, the time it takes to deflate is not yet known.
The crash pads drop in stacks of 3 but as of yet, we’re not sure what the max stack size is for the new item. However, it’s likely to be six but we’ll update this when we know for certain. Here’s a look at the crash pad in action:
NEW KINGSMAN FORTNITE UMBRELLA
There’s a new Fortnite umbrella in today’s v12.30 update, but it’s not the usual cosmetic umbrella we’re all used to.
The Kinsmans Fortnite umbrella is a weapon that is a legendary item. According to players that have come across the Kingsmans umbrella Fortnite weapon, it’s available in the spy games along with the normal core games including solo, duos, and squads.
According to leakers, there’s three different variations/rarities; rare, epic, and legendary. The new Fortnite umbrella, Kingsman, is a weapon that deals 50 damage when hitting an opponent that’s close to you.
You can also use the Kingsman umbrella to block bullets and allows users to slow descent when falling from heights, but will not completely prevent fall damage. The new Kingsman Fortnite umbrella will break when falling from high heights.
Players can also charge the umbrella and push forwards as well as being able to deploy the glider with just a small jump in the air.
In order to block bullets, open the Kingsman in the direction you’re getting shot from. You can break structures and farm materials using this, and you can also perform the small jump animations you could with the light sabers. This weapon is essentially the light saber but won’t be as common to find.
Here’s the new Fortnite Kingsman Umbrella weapon in action:
There are a number of bugs that have been flagged by members of the community and since recognized by Fortnite developers. The following list has been taken from Epic’s official Fortnite Trello board confirming known issues that have been addressed by the v12.30 Update.
- Tournament scores are visually incorrect in Lobby and in-match
- Unintentional Carry or Shakedown on controller
- Spy Games: Stuck on “Select Tech” screen
- Style selections for certain locker items not saving
- Harpoon Gun not catching loot consistently
- Auto Pick Up not functioning properly
- Deadpool Plunger not visible on 4:3 aspect ratio
- Billboard Settings do not save when copied
- Interactive UI not functioning properly when using the Quick Menu on mobile
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- Cosmetics may not load properly for players when joining a mission
- Defender Eliminations do not count towards quest credit
- Spawn rate for Love Lobbers is too high during encounters
- Love Lobbers’ projectiles are able to damage player built structures
- Shadows darker than expected
- Black Bar displayed on Note 10+