Fortnite 1.12 update brings Survive the Storm mode – Patch Notes

Fortnite 1.12 update for PS4 and Xbox One is now available for download. The new big update comes with the Survive The Storm mode, a new special mutant Storms that pose unique challenges and rewards, new weapons, new heroes, new defenders and much more.

The new Survive the Storm will pit your heroes against the storm for up to 14 consecutive nights. Additionally, the Mutant Storms grant unique modifiers to enemies and heroes and give useful rewards.

Fortnite 1.12 Update Features


  • This limited-time mode will test even the most prepared Commander. Gather resources during the day while battling increasingly more difficult threats every night. Earn a unique banner for conquering each of the survival mode difficulties.


Fortnite 1.12 brings new Mutant Storms. These limited-time Storms have modifiers like enraged husks or limited health. Survive these Storms and you can earn some special loot.

  • Mutant Storms apply modifiers to both husks and heroes.
    • Husks can be faster, stronger, heal other enemies upon death.
    • Storm modifiers can also enhance players’ weapons, speed and abilities
  • Collect Storm Tickets to purchase limited-edition llamas that contain the new Hydraulic Weapons, heroes, and defenders.
  • Earn rare evolution materials!
    • All Mutant Storms drop storm materials like Pure Drops of Rain.
  • Fortnite 1.12 patch revamped the ambient storm audio mix to ensure players have a proper warning.


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Fortnite 1.12 update

Fortnite 1.12 comes with the new Hydraulic Weapon set. Scavenged from the industrial yards of Plankerton, and rebuilt into husk-destroying machines, these nine high-impact weapons can only be acquired by earning tickets as you complete mutant storms.

  • Complete the Survive the Storm quest “Fortnite for a Fortnight” to unlock a transform key that will grants you the Hydra Hydraulic Assault Gun schematic.
  • Collect Storm Tickets by surviving Mutant Storms or playing your way through the new Survive The Storm mode. These Hydraulic Weapons can be found by cashing in those tickets for Storm Llamas.
    • Only available for a limited time.
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Fortnite 1.5 Patch Notes

Fortnite 1.12 update for PS4, Xbox One brings four new, exclusive Survive the Storm Heroes.

  • Only available for a limited time.
Fortnite 1.5 update

Fortnite update 1.12 also includes two new exclusive defenders to help protect your fort!



  • Added new animations for heavy secondary attacks
    • Swords
    • Golf Clubs
    • Sledgehammers
    • Axes
  • Tweaked the timing on the regular attack animation for the Sledgehammer.
  • Complete a Ride the Lightning mission to celebrate with Lars in the updated victory cinematic.


Fortnite 1.12 Patch brings a new prototype enemy lurking in the mists – the Shielder! Shielders strengthen other monsters by supporting them with a protective barrier. You’ll have to take out the Shielder first or blast through his tough defensive bonuses if you want to take down their husk pals.


  • Homebase power
    • Homebase power has a new visual design to better indicate its adjusted level when you join a party.
    • New messaging system implemented to better communicate that a player has become more powerful when Homebase power has increased.
    • Fortnite 1.12 Patch added VFX and Audio to better indicate Homebase power has increased.
  • Hero Squad
    • Fortnite update 1.12 brings Improved tooltips
    • Bonuses from the Support and Tactical hero squad members are now clearly shown, and explain how to unlock Tactical bonuses.
    • Mission defenders now show their perks.
  • Survivor Squads
    • Bonuses from matching survivor types are more clearly communicated:
      • Leader matches.
      • Personality matches.
      • Set bonuses matches.
    • Survivors Squads now communicate which F.O.R.T. Stat they provide.
  • Collection Book and Llama Loot Inspection Screen
    • Now use the appropriate details panel.
  • Chests and rewards open faster after completing a mission or quest.
  • Crafting ingredient icons are larger and we have added corresponding tooltips.
  • Fortnite 1.12 Patch Polished and corrected a number of issues with the Daily Rewards screen.
  • Schematic perks now show their quality level.
  • Pickaxes will now properly scale damage at higher levels.
  • Fortnite update 1.12 has fixed an issue which prevented card packs from opening (but remained in the player’s inventory).


The sands have shifted! Those brave enough to have already reached the Canny Homebase Storm Shield will be rewarded with new environment visuals.

  • According to the Fortnite 1.12 patch notes, the developers have not reset any Homebases, so there may be some visual artifacts that cause clipping around the map.
    • Feel free to harvest these resources and get them out of your way.
  • Players no longer need permission to use the Constructor BASE ability and Outlander Fragments.
  • According to the Fortnite patch notes, the Constructor BASE ability no longer counts toward the building total.


Fortnite 1.12 Patch is making a few corrections to compensate players appropriately.

  • Founder’s Coin Migration
    • For every 100 unspent Founder’s Coins still in possession, each player will automatically receive a Founder’s Llama, located in the Loot Tab.
  • According to Fortnite update 1.12, the players who have completed quests that grant Survivor XP will get additional Survivor XP to match the new values.
  • Players who have completed the Launch the Rocket quest in Stonewood will receive an additional 10 Drops of Rain.
  • Players would sometimes not receive their rewards from Transformation or Quests.
    • All players who have failed to receive rewards in the past will receive their rewards in the form of special llamas, located in the Loot tab.
  • Fortnite 1.12 Patch increased reward scaling with difficulty throughout all zones.
  • Increased the XP reward scaling when opening higher level chests.
  • Evolving basic survivors will now require less Drops of Rain and other materials
  • The “Van or Astro-van?” Quest now awards 10 Pure Drops of Rain in addition to the existing Jump Pad rewards
    • Players who have already completed this Quest prior to this update will also receive this additional reward.
  • Fortnite update 1.12 has reduced Ore and Crystal quest reward quantities to match expected crafting costs.
  • Increased survivor XP quest rewards.
    • Players who have already completed these Quests prior to this update will receive additional Survivor XP.
  • Fixed an edge case issue causing weapon transformations to sometimes not grant the player any items
  • Fortnite 1.12 Patch fixed an edge case issue causing players to not receive V-buck quest-rewards.
  • According to the Fortnite patch notes, the new update has reduced the execution cost of many transformation recipes.

You can read complete Fortnite 1.12 patch notes here.

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