Updating a game on a weekly basis comes with its challenges, and Fortnite has unfortunately run into a minor issue with the Boogie Bomb in update 3.3, and as such the unique grenade is temporarily disabled. This all happened through a server-side update, so there’s no client update necessary, though you might see some files downloading before you next launch Fortnite on whichever platform you decide to play it on.
Due to a bug with the Boogie Bomb, we’re going to be temporarily disabling it until we’re able to fix it. We’ll update you once this issue is solved. pic.twitter.com/bH2ZoQc9rd
Fortnite is having some occasional server issues after the iOS launch, which might be why they have a staggered loadout. There might be some login issues on the Friday afternoon after the game’s initial mobile release.
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A few new cosmetic items are in the game’s store as well. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, you can get some leprechaun-themed items. The Sgt. Green Clover outfit costs 800 V-Bucks, and the Pot O’Gold Harvesting Tool runs 1200 V-Bucks. 1000 V-Bucks costs $ 9.99, though more expensive packs come with bonus V-Bucks, but still: one V-Buck roughly equals $ 0.01 USD.
Victory Royale is at the end of this rainbow. The Sgt. Green Clover Outfit and Pot O’ Gold Pickaxe are in the shop now! pic.twitter.com/sHHtjlFYWV
Also now in the shop is the Flippin’ Sexy emote for 500 V-Bucks. This emote might provide an interesting advantage, because early users found it was possible to use it to lay low in cover or cancel the emote while in midair with a gunshot. While Epic will likely patch the game if it proves to give players some kind of advantage, it might be worth the 500 V-Bucks to mess around with it.
V-Bucks purchasing is active in the mobile version, so you can buy your Battle Pass and any other cosmetics your heart desires. The Battle Pass awards V-Bucks and other cosmetics as you gain experience. While you will have to play a lot to max out your Battle Pass, it will pay for itself in V-Bucks over time, so you can buy some extra cosmetic items or essentially just keep having the Battle Pass pay for itself! Fortnite‘s Invite Event for iOS is live now, and you can sign up to get on the waitlist to get access to the game.
Sony has finally started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Xperia XA1 series that includes XA1, XA1 Plus, and XA1 Ultra just as it promised. The update brings the build number from 48.0.A.1.131 to 48.1.A.0.116 which is based on Oreo. The update also brings February Android security patch. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Sony Xperia XA1 series brings reminders for unfinished tasks, Xperia actions which intelligently suggests actions based on your usage with all new games and community features. Furthermore, It also brings contextual menus for app shortcuts which on long pressing will show more options for you to perform various other tasks. Since it is an Oreo update, standard Oreo features like notification channels, Background limits, Snooze notifications, Picture in Picture (PIP) display and more are accounted here. The update is around 900MB in size depending on the model you are using and we suggest you charge your phone to 50% before starting the update process. Source Fone Arena
The Sony Xperia XA1 trio – XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra – is getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update as we speak. The update weighs about 900MB and bumps the Android Nougat Xperias up to Android 8.0 Oreo and brings the February 2018 security patch level. Android 8.0 Oreo update Android 8.0 Oreo has a lot of improvements like smart reminders and actions through Xperia Assist, context menus when you long-press on an app icon or select text, better performance and much more. Check out this video for an overview of what’s new. Source
Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones in India last week. Now both the smartphones have received a new update that brings March 2018 Android security patch. It also brings improved stability to Face Unlock and camera for the Galaxy S9+ along with usual set of stability improvements and bug fixes for the phone. For me, the fingerprint sensor issue that doesn’t respond after sometime has been fixed with this update. Samsung has also started rolling out the smartphone globally in about 70 countries, including Korea, the U.S., Canada, China and all of Europe, and the company said that it will roll out to over 110 markets by the end of the month. The update has build number G960FXXU1ARC5 for the S9 and G965FXXU1ARC5 for the S9+ and is about 243MB in size. Users who get these smartphones today should get the update once they boot. Fone Arena
Project Fi is becoming more and more enticing, with the recent additions of Bill Protection (basically an unlimited plan) and extended international coverage. The biggest downside to Fi is still the lack of supported devices, but now the carrier is making that a bit more enticing.
When the Oreo update landed for Huawei’s Watch 2 back in February, many reported that it was disabling Google Pay (then called Android Pay). One month and one rebranding later, this issue seems to have been fixed.
With the Galaxy S9 launching tomorrow, Samsung’s new flagship is firmly in the smartphone spotlight. There’s some good news today for owners of last year’s Samsung Galaxy S8, though.
Verizon is now pushing Android 8.0 Oreo to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The update for the Galaxy S8 is version G950USQU2CRB9 while the Galaxy S8+ is getting version G955USQU2CRB9.
As for what’s new, Verizon S8 and S8+ owners can expect Oreo goodies like picture-in-picture, notification dots to help you see apps on your home screen that have alerts for you, the Samsung Experience 9.0, and the February 2018 Android security patches. You can find Verizon’s update support pages for the S8 and S8+ here and here.
These updates typically go out in waves, and so because this update just starting going out over the air today, it may take some time before it hits your device. If you’ve got a Verizon GS8 or GS8+ and feel like manually checking for your Oreo update, you can do so by going to Settings > System updates > Check for system updates.
It’s exciting to see Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ getting Oreo on Verizon, and hopefully this means that we’ll begin seeing Android 8.0 hitting the S8 and S8+ on other carriers.
If you’ve got a Galaxy S8 or S8+ on Verizon, be sure to let us know when you get Android 8.0 Oreo!
First the LG V30 and now the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update along with the Samsung Experience 9.0. Verizon was quick to update these two flagships before other carriers in the US. DroidLife received a couple of tips from readers that they have received notifications to update their Galaxy S8 and S8+ to Android Oreo. The update has a build number of G955USQU2CRB9 (S8+) which includes some standard Android Oreo features along with picture-in-picture and auto fill features. Via: Droid-Life The update seems to be rolling out pretty slowly so be patient if…