Fortnite Wolverine Boss and Takeover Game Mode Drop in Update 14.20
Epic Games has released Fortnite update 14.20 for most of the platforms today, so you can update your game if you are reading this right now. The new update is the latest major one during Season 4. It comes with some interesting new content like the arrival of Fortnite Wolverine, sort of.
Update 14.20 Is Available in Fortnite Today
The new update 14.20 is available right now and is a typical downloadable patch version. There is a lot of good content that drops today with this new update, including the Fortnite Wolverine boss to fight on the battle royale island, a new game mode to check out for a limited time, and much more.
Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to enjoy this update as it is only available for every platform except iOS and Mac. As the ongoing legal battle continues between Apple and Epic Games, the iOS and Mac platforms are suffering as they can’t be updated there.
But this is especially noteworthy this week because this means that Save the World is shut down on the MacOS version unless something happens between Apple and Epic Games. If you were a fan of that PvE mode on that platform, you wouldn’t be able to play it anymore.
You will have to seek it out on other platforms like PC, PS4, or Xbox One or get one of the several game streaming services to enjoy it on your Mac computer. But if you can look past this unfortunate scenario, the 14.20 update is a perfect one for Season 4 content.
What’s New: Wolverine Kinda Joins the Game Finally
As we near the midway point of this season, Epic Games has graced us with the presence of the Fortnite Wolverine boss. That’s right; Wolverine is finally making his debut in the battle royale this week. Or, at least, he is showing up in the game in one particular way.
Strangely enough, the Fortnite Wolverine skin isn’t available right now in the game, but you can see him in action anyway in the battle royale matches. Like Iron Man and Dr. Doom before him, the most famous mutant superhero has arrived on the battle royale island as an NPC.
You will be able to find Wolverine on the Fortnite map and battle against him as one of the bosses on the island in Season 4 now. Oddly enough, he doesn’t come with a new named location like the other two superbosses before him, as he arrives in the middle of an existing point of interest.
If you are interested in seeing the Fortnite Wolverine boss in person and taking him down, head to Weeping Woods. He is in the middle of the massive forest there, which is no surprise since his claw marks were in the Wolverine challenges.
When you arrive, you can fight the Fortnite Wolverine boss to get a special reward from him. He is likely going to be very hard, though, if the Iron Man boss is anything to go by. We highly recommend that you bring some friends to this difficult fight.
But if you can beat him in battle, you can pick up the mythic claws weapon that he is known for. You will then be able to run around the island, slicing and dicing your way to a victory royale. While this is just the boss, for now, we do expect the official Wolverine skin to drop very soon, too.
New Marvel Takeover Game Mode
It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a new game mode in Fortnite that isn’t just the standard cookie-cutter stuff. But this new update has released the Takeover game mode that is heavily Marvel-inspired and feels like the long-awaited follow up to the two Avengers modes from the past.
In Takeover, you have two teams that are battling for control of the Season 4 island. Marvel Takeover gives players the chance to fight directly in the Nexus War at the heart of this season’s theme. Every player in the match will begin the game as a superhero of some kind.
Don’t worry; you’ll still be able to use your typical skins, but you will be given a random superpower to use in the Marvel Takeover limited-time mode. This could include all of the superpowers available in the game this season, so each match should start very differently.
If you are not a fan of the powers you get at the start of the match, you can easily pick up new ones by looking for the comets falling from the sky the whole match. When those comets land, they will leave some new superpower pickups on the ground for you to collect.
Marvel Takeover is a lot like the Domination-style objectives-based game modes where your team is trying to take control of various outposts around the island and keep them so you can earn points. The team with the most points at the end or the first to reach the max amount will win the match.
However, the catch is that this limited-time mode will have the storm still available on the island. As you and your team go around capturing outposts, the storm will continue to move around and damage the players in it. The damage this time around is even stronger.
There is a storm shield, though, that you can stay in that moves around the island to ensure that you aren’t getting damaged by it. All in all, this will be a superpowered and highly competitive take on the usual Domination-style of gameplay. It will only be around for a limited time, which could mean a week or until the end of the season, so be sure to check it out while you can.
BTS and Llama-Rama Events
Several events will be happening in Fortnite Season 4 soon, beginning with the BTS one this week. This update added the backend content to allow for this upcoming event where the unbelievably popular K-Pop boy band will light up the Party Royale stage.
Players will be able to check out the first official unveiling of the “Dynamite” music video choreography version this Friday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. PT. Anyone interested in being one of the first in the entire world to see this video plus grab some special BTS-inspired emotes should show up in Party Royale then.
If that isn’t your thing, you might be interested in the Llama-Rama event instead. This is a busy week as this event will also happen as a partnership between Rocket League and Fortnite. The former is going free-to-play this week, and it is celebrating with a new event on Sept. 26.
As part of that event, DJ Slushii will be performing on the Party Royale main stage. There will be some special items that players will be collecting in both games. It is all in promotion of Rocket League, so you will have to play that game and complete some unique challenges to unlock Fortnite-themed rewards in Rocket League and Rocket League-themed rewards in Fortnite.
Fortnite 3rd Birthday Event
And if those events weren’t enough for you, there is another one that is happening very soon. The unique event is in celebration of all things Fortnite. It is that time of year again when Fortnite can blow out the candles and celebrate its birthday.
This year, Fortnite turns three since its birth in 2017. The celebrations will be the usual extravaganza with some decorations around the battle royale island and more. We don’t know the event’s full details just yet since Epic hasn’t provided much info, but we know some due to the in-game files.
The Fortnite 3rd birthday event will happen on Sept. 26. There is a weapon wrap and more that players can get. Like in the past, there will be unique Fortnite birthday challenges like dancing in front of cakes, etc.
Doing these special missions will give players the chance to earn some unique birthday-themed rewards that you can’t get anywhere else. This birthday event only comes around once a year and will only stick around for a limited time, so look for our challenge guide soon.
Map and Weapon Changes
Though we don’t have official patch notes this week with this update per usual, there are some significant changes that we figured out by playing the game. There is one main change to the battle royale island in this update besides the Fortnite Wolverine boss.
There is a new Superstore landmark location that you can visit on the island to pick up loot and gear. The superstore is a massive shopping center located right near Holly Hedges on the map. It is next to the main road in this area, so finding it shouldn’t be too much trouble with a car.
There are some new additions to the items and progression as well, like the Midas fish. This unique Midas-themed fish will turn everything into gold if you can catch it. There is a 1% chance of getting it, but it will turn your entire inventory in legendary items where applicable if you do.
There is also a new progression punch card that you can complete called Fishy. This one requires the player to have completed the entire fishing collection, which likely includes the new Midas fish in the game as well, so this could take you a while to complete.
But the arrival of some new items also means that some are leaving the game for the time being. Such is the case for the uncommon and rare scoped assault rifles leaving the game and are now vaulted. However, the other variants of the scoped weapons are still available.
Leaked Content: Halloween Skins and Blade
As with every major update, new files have appeared in the backend that point towards what’s coming next. This is leaked content, so if you are averse to spoilers for the upcoming events and items in Fortnite, then you should turn back now.
If you are still here, some item shop files have indicated that Halloween-themed items could come to the game soon. Some of these lines mention spooky items coming to the game, so we fully expect some Halloween skins soon.
At the same time, this could also mean that Fortnitemares or some other Halloween event is coming soon in October. Whatever happens, it does look like there will be a new superpowered skin that will be joining the game somehow.
As we already went over, it looks like Blade will join the game as one of the next Marvel characters in Fortnite Season 4. He is the perfect addition for the battle royale game to celebrate the spooky season coming up next month. There are many references to him currently. While it isn’t confirmed that he is coming soon, it seems likely for now.