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Fortnite Season 5 patch notes: New Shotguns, Bounty System & more

Fortnite’s v14.50 patch is here on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, preparing the game for its release on Microsoft and Xbox’s next-gen consoles while bringing back Jetpacks courtesy of Tony Stark.

Fortnite Season 4 has been all about superheroes, with characters like Dr Doom and Stark taking residence on the island as they prepare for battle against the evil Galactus.

While Iron Man’s own development centre has been transported to the island, it seems he’s been using his workspace to help out everyone on the island, making some adjustments to Jetpacks, and offering them freely to those searching for a Victory Royale.

Jetpacks are back

Fortnite fans haven’t seen Jetpacks since June 2018 when they were vaulted from the Battle Royale mode, but after some work at Stark Industries, the item is back, and are apparently “new and improved.”

How they’ve been adjusted hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but it’s likely we’ll see them return in different variants as we did previously, with some offering longer fly time depending on the rarity.

The return of Jetpacks mean that players have plenty of ways to fly through the sky when rotating around the map, with Choppas still present on the island as well.

Jetpack from Fortnite Chapter 1.
Jetpacks haven’t appeared in Battle Royale for over two years.

Fortnite for Xbox Series X & PS5

Along with the return of Jetpacks, Epic Games have used the v14.50 patch as a way to release some final preparations for the launch of the game on Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles next week.

With “faster loading times, dynamic visuals and physics, and 4K resolution at 60 FPS” all coming as part of the upgrades to the game for Xbox Series X and PS5, players can look forward to faster loading times and improved graphics when they jump out of the Battle Bus.

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