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While Fortnite is still an uber-popular title, fans do have some grudges with the game and the developer, Epic Games. One of the aspects that made Fortnite so great in the beginning was its weekly updates that patched bugs, introduced new content, and more.
In recent seasons, however, Epic has veered away from that model and gone with a more traditional developer approach. Also, there aren’t any patch notes anymore, which is quite frustrating. Though we may not see the latter of those return, leaks suggest that the former may be coming back in Season 2.
Could weekly updates return to Fortnite?
There were many reasons that Fortnite shot to the top of the gaming world in such a short amount of time. However, one of the biggest reasons was the constant updates Epic Games delivered. Since the game is still in early access, Epic could do this without going through all the red tape that fully released games need to muck through.
As we know, though, those massive update sprees have stopped with recent seasons. The updates began to slow down around the time of Season X, with last season seeing very little. But with Season 2, there’s a possibility we could see a return of the weekly updates.
According to @HYPEX, a well-known Fortnite leaker, Epic has already begun testing future updates.
12.10 & 12.20 were already being tested this week, maybe we will see weekly updates again? imo if epic does it, it will keep the current season's hype for weeks.. especially if they keep adding new stuff.
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) February 23, 2020
The fact that v12.20 is in the works is worth noting. This means that Epic Games is getting ready for an update that is supposedly weeks away. While it doesn’t mean anything officially, it does signal positive tidings for the future. And if the above tweet wasn’t enough, even Tyler “Ninja” Blevins believes that weekly updates are making a comeback.
I believe they will 🙂
— Ninja (@Ninja) February 25, 2020
So, as of right now, there’s a lot of speculation without any confirmation. However, we’ll know if this is for real later this week, as the first weekly update will supposedly go live sometime soon.
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Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.