Fortnite’s long-waited v7.20 update is coming this week. This will be the first game version update since 7.10 on Dec. 18, which was followed up by three Content Updates in the following weeks.
Updates in Fortnite generally come early in the morning on Tuesday’s, or Wednesday at the latest. Developer Epic Games has already confirmed that the third Content Update was the last of v7.10, which means v.7.20 is coming this week.
It’s always hard to say for sure what’s coming to Fortnite with an update, although the recurring topics are weapon and item changes, gameplay adjustments, new events, and bug fixes. For v7.20, Epic has hinted at a few things that players will see after the update is released.
Check out what we might see in Fortnite’s v7.20 update this week.
Improvements in wall placement
Epic’s design lead Eric Williamson confirmed that player-built walls that have 70 percent or more of its area underground will automatically get an additional wall placed above it at no extra cost. He confirmed the change is coming in v7.20 in a Reddit post last week. He said that “under those circumstances, the required connecting piece will now build automatically and for free. In addition, the connecting piece will inherit team ownership rules (and the material type) of the desired piece.”
The return of Glider Redeploy as an item
Epic has confirmed today that the Glider Redeploy mechanic is returning to standard Fortnite: Battle Royale modes as a consumable item. They take one inventory space and each activation consumes one charge, although Epic didn’t say how many charges each item will have. Players just have to press the spacebar when jumping to activate the item. Players will spawn with this item filled with 50 charges in large team modes.
The definitive end of 14 Days of Fortnite
The holiday event 14 Days of Fortnite ends tomorrow for good.
Epic finished the first iteration of the event sooner than it had originally announced, leading to some controversy among the player base. To make up for that, Epic extended the event, with this second stretch of 14 Days of Fortnite being live since Jan. 7. Epic said on the day of its second release that the event was leaving the game on Jan. 15.
With its extension players were able to obtain the event’s special rewards again. But tomorrow, the mode is leaving the game for good, and all rewards players failed to unlock will be inaccessible indefinitely.
Epic community manager Sean “MrPopoTFS” Hamilton revealed on Twitter today that v7.20 will bring new sensitivity settings. Building sensitivity changes will start to apply to edit mode, and sensitivity settings will “allow for more granular adjustments.”
What’s likely to come
The addition of the new Scoped Revolver
An in-game message revealed that a new Scoped Revolver is being added to Fortnite: Battle Royale soon. Epic added the message to the game’s News tab yesterday, and that generally means players will be able to see it in matches in the next update. It’s a six-shot pistol that resembles the vaulted Six Shooter, but with a scope that will grant it “perfect accuracy at range,” according to Epic.
Hints of a season-ending event
Fortnite players are now used to having big events and cinematics during matches that mark the conclusion of a season. It might not be different in season seven, as players have already found there’s ice melting inside the Ice Castle at Polar Peaks, and leaks show there are dragon eggs under the castle. This might be the moment Epic starts making these areas, hints, and clues accessible to all players so that we can create theories about what’s coming soon.
Big updates imply big changes in the game files. That’s the perfect scenario for dataminers and leakers in general, who will likely be exploring the v7.20 files thoroughly looking for new cosmetic items such as the season seven special skin Snowfall, which players can unlock once they complete 60 weekly challenges in the current season, or even models added to the game files that can also hint at the season-ending event.
We will only know what’s really coming to Fortnite in v7.20 once the update goes live early this week.