'Fortnite' Update 2.12 Stabilizes & Fixes Bugs After 8.20 - Patch Notes

Fortnite just got a client-side update labelled as version 2.12 on PS4. Officially numbered as build 8.20.1, the 800MB patch was released to solve bugs and stability issues that emerged following Wednesday's 8.20 major-version update. Epic discussed the patch via social media Friday morning and published the patch notes listed below.

Fortnite 8.20.1 (2.12) Patch Notes

Battle Royale

  • Fixed an issue where spectator numbers would not update, even after the spectator had left the game.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to queue in the correct division level in the Arena game mode when the party leader was in a lower division.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Poison Dart Trap to be hidden behind certain wall assets.
  • Fixed an issue where trap placement on walls would be blocked if a stair structure was attached to the wall.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from getting removed from the Baller when hit by a Boogie Bomb.
  • Fixed an issue preventing friend invites from displaying in the social panel.


  • Fixed an issue where Creature Spawners wouldn't activate within the correct range after it has been resized.
  • Fixed an issue where the Phone Tool would emit two beams rather than one after copying multiple times.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented non-damaging traps (Ice Block, Bouncers, etc) from functioning if the Game was not started.
  • Fixed an issue where any Baller vehicle that was placed on an Island prior to v8.20 could not use the boost.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented vehicles from being damaged by Music Sequencer when damage was turned on.

Save the World

  • Re-enabled the X Marks the Spot sub-objective.
  • Fixed an issue where the X Marks the Spot objective was removing items from player inventories.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing B.A.S.E to incorrectly hover over player built structures.

"We're releasing a client update March 29 at 5 a.m. EDT that includes bug fixes and stability improvements. Additionally, We'll be releasing a detailed list of all resolved issues shortly after the patch is released. There will be no downtime for this update," The developer said.

shortly after the release of 8.20, it became very clear that players were less than satisfied with some of the changes Epic had made. On the performance side, glitches pushed many players to accidentally shoot their own walls while Turbo Building. Perhaps more widespread, however, were the massive framerate drops occurring on all platforms. We suspect these sorts of issues are primarily what today's patch seeks to address.

Still, that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the controversies of update version 8.20. Borrowing features from competitive tournaments, Epic also introduced a 500 mat cap for each material as well as a siphon of 50 health per kill. The community has been vocal about its displeasure for the new feature that was likely designed to lure casual players to competitive modes. While disliked the shift seems very intentional, so we doubt Epic will do much to change it in this particular patch.

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Fortnite is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile. Today's bugfix update is live on all platforms.