Release Date, Patch Notes, Leaked Skins, Leaked Weapons, Week 13 Challenges, FNCS and more!

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is one month from ending, bringing us closer to the start of Season 6.

But, there’s still time for a couple of more updates before then.

Here is everything you need to know about the 15.50 update.

Release Date

Prominent leaker Shiina has confirmed that the 15.50 update is being tested on the staging servers.

These are private servers that Epic Games uses to play the game to make sure the build is working before it is rolled out to the public.

This means that the 15.50 update should arrive between March 2nd-4th, but likely on March 2nd as Tuesday has consistently been update day recently.

Patch Notes

Back in the good old days, Epic Games used to release full patch notes for every update, detailing every little change in the game.

Now, it appears that it is too much work for a multi-billion dollar company.

So instead, they release updates and let the community work them out for free, although I guess that’s one way to save money.

The night before a new update supported creators do get a brief set of patch notes with hints at what to expect, but it is still up to the community to figure out exactly what has been changed or added.

Leaked Skins

With each new update comes new skins that will be released in the Item Shop over the coming weeks.

Usually, some of these end up not being released and hang around the in-game files for a while.

Fortnite Brilliant Bomber Leaked Skin
UNKNOWN: Will we ever see Brilliant Bomber released?

Recently, most of what has been leaked has ended up on sale within that update period.

We can expect to see more skins when the new update is released later this week.

Leaked Weapons

Throughout Chapter 2 Season 5 we have seen a variety of new Exotic weapons come to the game.

These are older weapons, such as Dual Pistols or Heavy Sniper Rifle, but with a fun twist.

The Dual Pistols add the Hop Rock effect, the Heavy Sniper fires explosives, as well as many other effects added to these Exotics.

There are still a handful of Exotic weapons that have been leaked but not added.

These include a Burst Assault Rife that adds ice blocks to the users’ feet.

A minigun that fires explosives, an electric gun, and a pistol that fires gnomes.

It is unclear whether any of these are still coming to game or whether they’ve been scrapped.

Map Changes

Each season we see huge map changes, Season 4 brought us Marvel-themed POIs, and Season 5 brought us a large sand area in the centre of the map as well as the return of some Chapter 1 POIs.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass Promo

Since the start of the season, we have only seen minor changes to the map, so it is possible we will some more small changes before the end of Season 5, but any large changes will likely be held back until the start of Season 6.

Week 13 Challenges

Every Thursday we see new challenges added to the game, giving players the opportunity to earn XP to complete the Battle Pass.

Check out the Week 13 challenges below.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 Epic Quests
Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 Legendary Quests


Season 5’s FNCS tournament is in full swing now, with week 3 taking place this weekend.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Promo

Each Friday-Sunday, the top teams in the world will compete to earn their place in the Grand Finals on March 12th-14th.

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