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Epic Reverts Net Debug UI in Fortnite Update v7.30

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Epic Games have temporarily reverted changes that were made to the Net Debug UI during the recent v7.30 update as it was displaying a ping value that was too high.

The issue, which came about from the team’s method of calculating ping, and displayed ping values to “sometimes be higher than those the player was actually receiving.”

“This was creating instances where the ping values displayed weren’t indicative or representative of what the player was actually experiencing,” Fortnite stated in a Reddit post.

“In v7.30 we began testing a new method of calculating ping, which should display numbers with a more accurate value to the player’s connection to a server.

“Separately, we also added an indicator to the UI to display a Connection Lost notification when under poor network conditions.

The team is working on the “remaining kinks” and will push the change through once they get things sorted out completely.

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Fortnite Teasing Avengers: Endgame Crossover Event

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With Marvel’s ‘Avengers: End Game’ set to arrive later this week, Fortnite is teasing it’s cashing in on the cinematic mega-event.

A recent tweet from Fortnite strongly hinted at another crossover with the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

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Bumper Fortnite v8.30 Patch Marks Arrival of Reboot Vans, Buccaneer’s Bounty Event

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The weekly patch for Fortnite has rolled out and v8.30 brings a number of changes, including the inclusion of Reboot Vans and Buccaneer’s Bounty Event along with a slew of technical improvements.

Update v8.30 Patch Notes

SAVE THE WORLD

What’s New?

  • Bombsquad Kyle
  • Bolster your Hero’s armor with this new Legendary Constructor. This Hero is “The Bomb”.
  • **Lost in Transit Beta Storm  **
  • Don’t get Lost.. in transit to this new Beta Storm. Locate the supply trucks and put them back on course!

Missions + Systems

  • Beta Storm: Lost in Transit
    • We’ve lost our supply trucks; Find them and put them back on course!
      • You have 15 minutes to rescue 5 trucks and update their GPS’s to send them on their way. Some will be surrounded by the enemy, others will be under attack or need refueling.
      • Most of the area is covered in a storm and the safe area is on the move! Rescue all the trucks and survive the storm until evacuation.
  • Eliminate and Collect is now in the normal mission rotation and no longer a Beta Storm.
    • Added 3 new possible bonus objectives.
      • Sniper Eliminations
      • Melee Eliminations
      • Trap Eliminations
    • Random encounters now start sooner and have less time between them.
    • Once the storm reaches its smallest point the encounters become much stronger.
    • Increased the required sample count objective:
      • Stonewood – Unchanged
      • Plankerton – From 15 to 20
      • Canny Valley – From 15 to 25
      • Twine Peaks –  From 15 to 30
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that caused the bomb to desync in Deliver the Bomb missions.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Bomb from being interacted with if a player joined an in-progress Deliver the Bomb mission.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Launch the Rocket mission controls from being interacted with if BluGlo was deposited before Ray’s dialog was complete.

UI

  • Abilities with charges now display a radial cooldown meter around the ability showing how much time is left before the next charge is ready.
  • Abilities will now display the energy battery icon while unusable due to not having enough energy.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the Reward Info could no longer be accessed with a gamepad on the Expedition Hero picker screen.
  • The “Craft Ammo” and “Set Minimum Value” for the slider buttons on the Summon Defender UI are no longer tied to the same gamepad button.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Research button to get stuck in place.
  • The choice card packs from the Llama opening sequence will now show the appropriate color for Mythic Heroes.
  • Fixed an issue that caused gameplay objects to display a 0 damage marker when being destroyed without actually taking damage.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the edit palette from being visible when editing a building piece.
  • Fixed an issue with the ambient storm effects turning off while on the mission select map and a popup menu was active.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the crafting material count from properly updating during the tutorial.
  • The Defenders sub-tab UI icons will no longer overlap the other UI elements.
  • The launch button in the player lobby will appear disabled until a mission is ready for players to launch into it.
  • Fixed a navigation issue with the gamepad on the Loot opening summary screen.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to have the incorrect banner and power level in the lobby and/or party manager.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Respawn UI to not appear properly if a player goes down but not out while in the party invite menu.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the crafting tab to show incorrect crafting material quantities.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “retire” option to be displayed on inspected weapons.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Perk UI to be displayed when inspecting an unslotted collection book weapon.
  • Fixed an issue that was triggering the “insufficient XP” error while claiming collection book rewards.
  • Fixed an issue where the Commander Hero was missing from the Command tab screen after returning from a mission.
  • Removed Prioritize Favorites, Collection Book Indicator, and Reset Indicator options from the More menu on the Resources screen.

Performance

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that caused a stutter when transitioning between abilities and melee attacks.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to hitch when loading into an in-progress mission.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to hitch when entering R.O.S.I.E.

Heroes

  • Introducing Bombsquad Kyle, a new Legendary Constructor!
    • Standard Perk: Bomb Suit
      • Increases Armor by 22.
    • Commander Perk: Bomb Suit+
      • Increases Armor by 66.
    • Available in the Event Store on April 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • Reorganized Blakebeard’s crew page in the Collection Book.
  • Added Bombsquad Kyle to the Stowaways section of the Collection Book.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where using Avast Mateys as a Commander Perk wasn’t being displayed as Avast Mateys+.
  • Fixed an issue where cannonballs fired from R.O.S.I.E. weren’t being teleported by the Teleporter Gadget.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Boom Base to be damaged by Anti-material Charge and Bull Rush.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the item details from properly updating when swapping Hero Loadouts.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Commander Perks from being added into tooltip calculations.
  • The All Stats screen now correctly updates when the Tough Traps Hero Perk is removed
  • Fixed the ability description text getting cut off in the Hero inspect details panel.
  • Kunai Storm eliminations with Kunaihiliation now correctly contributes towards Kunai Collection. (That’s a lot of Kunai!)
  • Fixed an issue where Overbearing didn’t grant a damage increase and Overbearing+ didn’t grant additional range.
  • Fixed an issue with the tooltip for Goin’ Coconuts+ displaying the incorrect damage bonus value.

Weapons + Items

  • Double Boiler – Steampunk Shotgun
    • Fires two slugs with medium accuracy and range, but has a reduced ammo capacity and a longer reload time.
    • Available on the Weekly Store on April 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time until April 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Teleporter to appear on the Victory screen if held by a player.
  • Added the missing reticle center dot to Cannonade and Jack’s Revenge.
  • Fixed a bug with the 6th perk of the Bundlebuss and Mercury LMG causing them to deal more damage than intended.
    • These weapons have been made eligible for a reset.
  • Fixed an issue that caused The Baron to not provide correct materials when recycled.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Sir Lancelot’s Joust to be able to carry minibosses.
  • Fixed an issue where Sir Lancelot’s Joust would bounce off enemy acid pools.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Joust to go through T.E.D.D.Y.
  • Fixed an issue where the Steampunk Shrapnel perk failed to deal damage when the primary target was eliminated in the same shot.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Energy to spike up while using Steam Thrasher’s heavy attack: Maelstrom.
  • Fixed an issue where Steam Thrasher’s heavy attack: Maelstrom would not deal damage on first and last swing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the level up UI to appear on a crafted Broadside Trap.
  • Fixed an issue where the Broadside trap cannonballs weren’t being blocked by a Super Shielder’s shield.
  • Fixed an issue where the Broadside traps cannonballs were being blocked by the player if they were playing a Constructor.
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect perks could be slotted into Jack’s Revenge 2nd and 5th perk slots.
    • Resources have been refunded to players who’ve had these slots cleared.
  • Fixed an issue that caused heavy attacks to not deal damage properly.

Gameplay

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  • Added separate controller sensitivities for building and editing structures.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where players would have no Hero abilities when rejoining a mission in progress if the game was closed before exiting the zone.
  • The Autumn City zone no longer has missing walls and/or textures.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a level 1 pickaxe to be visible during the intro cinematic.
  • Fixed an issue that caused player clients to crash when traveling to the lobby after joining a friend’s party that is already in the zone.

Enemies

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Storm King’s weak point health bars to be visible when they could no longer be damaged.

Audio

  • Updated the audio for Med Bot reviving player.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where sound effects were missing when picking up the same item type multiple times.
  • Fixed an issue that caused down but not out music to play longer than it should.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the end of day audio loop to be stuck on as player score increases.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ninja jump sound effects would not properly play from other player’s perspectives.
  • Reduced volume of ambient jungle music in the Pirate Cove.
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Fortnite Rolling Out Respawn Vans in Update v8.30

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Epic Games is taking an idea from their biggest competition, Apex Legends, and rolling out their own version of respawn vans, much like Apex’s respawn beacons.

Take a look at the video below, but the vans are expected to arrive in update v8.30.

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