Fortnite is rolling out its v19.20 update, which adds an all-new POI, unvaults a fan-favorite weapon, unlocks Haven’s masks, and more.
Fortnite is rolling out its v19.20 update patch today. While Fortnite usually updates its content on at least a weekly basis, this particular update includes some major changes. This includes a brand-new POI, the unvaulting of a fan-favorite weapon, and much more.
Epic Games’ enduringly popular free-to-play battle royale shooter is well into its Chapter 3 inaugural season. The current season has seen a robust amount of content added, including an array of new items, POIs, and NPCs. Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 has also seen a return to form for crossover skins, adding Marvel’s Green Goblin as one of its latest.
Fortnite‘s v19.20 update introduces several major pieces of content to the island, the biggest of which is arguably the new Covert Cavern POI. Located in the snowy mountains north of Camp Cuddle, Covert Cavern is a high-tech facility home to the Mythic version of the Stinger SMG, which has increased power and recoil. The fan-favorite weapon being unvaulted is the Heavy Shotgun, although this new version differs quite a bit from the original. The Heavy Shotgun is now single slug, longer-range, and requires more accuracy, but can be found in all rarities anywhere.
In addition to the new POI and a pair of weapons, the v19.20 update unlocks Haven’s Masks, part of Fortnite‘s Battle Pass. Locked behind a timed wall until today, players now have the chance to earn the characters various animal-inspired masks. This is done by collecting feathers in chests around the island, which can then be spent in the corresponding tab within the Battle Pass. Each mask requires a special themed quest to make it redeemable, like catching fish to unlock cat masks, foraging for deer masks, and gliding to unlock owl masks.
Fortnite‘s v19.20 update isn’t the only new content rolling out today. Yesterday was the official reveal for the February Fortnite Crew pack, which introduces a rave-ified skeleton called Aftermath. Sporting a chromatic outfit and gold disco ball-like skull, the original Fortnite character comes in a more covert masked-and-hooded style as well as one that shows off his skull in all its shiny glory. The accompanying reactive Flatline Back Bling should prove to be a fan favorite, acting like a decibel meter when the wearer emotes.
With the new Fortnite v19.20 update live, and a whole host of content rolled out in the past few weeks, players have a lot of things to check out. However, even more content may soon be coming, with rumors swirling of Uncharted being the next crossover franchise to join the battle royale.
Fortnite is free-to-play on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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