We have another update straight after last week! However, this one is only a small update that adds a few interesting things!
Update Release Date & Time
The Fortnite 15.21 Patch has been officially announced and will be released on Jan. 20 at 3 am CT (9 am UTC).
The downtime for this Fortnite update will start at 3am CT (9am UTC) and will end roughly about 6 am CT (12:00 UTC) though this may vary depending on how swiftly Epic can upload the patch. In other words, don't wait around for it, even if you're excited to play!
Official 15.21 Patch Notes
Epic did not send out official patch notes to content creators this week, as this update is small in size. The only information we have to go off is the following that Fortnite Status tweeted out:
✅ New Boss Character + Mythic Item
✅ Jungle Hunter Quests
✅ IO Guards removed from Arena
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) January 19, 2021
Unofficial Patch Notes
These patch notes are from leakers, who have noticed a change in the file names or code. There isn't much but thanks to Hypex for what is changed.
Some patch notes (might be wrong, but these are the values epic changed today)
- The wide chests type might return in the map or specifically in the Stealthy POI!
- Teleport Booths are back?
- Some Henchmen might be back
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) January 20, 2021
New Boss Character
This is no doubt referring to the Predator, because well, look below it, Jungle Hunter Quests. It all adds up, really, doesn't it?!?! We'll be pleasantly surprised if it wasn't, but alas, we don't think that will happen.
However, that is not all. The Portal has been opened, but the Predator is already prowling the Zero Point map... so who is coming through? If the rumors are true but are a duo pair are about to hop through the portal and help players confront Predator, but who will it be?
The Portal related to the Predator has opened.
Since the Predator is already on the island, who will be coming out of this Portal? pic.twitter.com/3mhzZb6s8e
— FortTory - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) January 19, 2021
This is a small update; there is not a lot else to say. There have not been many leaks about this, and there weren't that many skins either. There were many encrypted files, so we might have more leaks than we think for this update!
New Mythical Item
This is an item only used by the Predator NPC at this current time.
"Predator's Cloaking Device"
"Become nearly invisible for a short time. Effect is removed by swapping weapons or when swimming." pic.twitter.com/oLygUoSsob
— FortTory - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) January 20, 2021
Fortnite 15.21 Patch Bug Fixes
- Sound effect audio delay.
- Difficulty editing Banner with a controller.
- Long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation/Xbox.
- Sand Tunneling should be coming back.
- Game freezing when going to the Complete tab on PlayStation/Xbox.
- Devices and Prefabs tabs are swapped when viewing the Creative inventory.
- Billboards that use channels to activate or hide text are not functioning properly.
Save the World
- Eliminating Takers doesn't count towards Ventures quest.
To see all the leaks that came from v15.21, head on over to our Leaked Skins page and see what will be coming in the future.