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Fortnite Patch v8.01 Arrives with Buried Treasure, Slide Duos LTM



Season 8 of Fortnite is churning out a number of changes, and the latest update, Patch v8.01, is no different.

The latest update brings with it Buried Treasure, along with Slide Duos in the LTM

Full patch notes are below:

Fortnite Buried Treasure

The Buried Treasure in Fortnite is a legendary rarity pick-up that you can find both in chests and from floor spawns. You can only hold one at a time, but it’ll lead you to an “X marks the spot” which you can strike with your pickaxe to uncover masses of precious booty – read: lots more legendary items.

Fortnite Slide Duos

Also hitting Fortnite this week is a new LTM, Slide Duos, which gives everyone infinite ammo Grapplers and unbreakable ice blocks on your feet so you slide everywhere.

There’s no fall damage, and your max run speed is upped to a ridiculous degree in Slide Duos, so things are sure to get hectic.

As for other changes, the explosive Bottle Rockets – which were a bit rubbish to be honest – have been vaulted, and the chances of finding Infantry Rifles and Clingers as loot have been reduced.

In Fortnite Creative the three spray limit has been removed, so you can now use as many as you like in your wildest creations. You now also have access to previously vaulted weapons of the Drum Gun and Tactical Submachine Gun, and four new prefabs: the Elemental Cube Gallery, Bridge and Girder Gallery, Obstacle Course Gallery, and Visualizer Gallery XL.

As for this week’s challenges, the Season 8 Week 2 challenges have leaked early, so you can prepare yourself for when they drop.

You can read the full v8.01 patch notes are below, before dropping in from the Battle Bus to grab some Buried Treasure of your own:

Battle Royale


Increased the angle at which you can slide down terrain without taking damage from 65 degrees to 75 degrees.

Ice blocks on everyone’s feet, infinite ammo Grapplers in everyone’s inventory – a recipe for a slippery good time!

Mode Details
Friction greatly lowered.
Max run speed greatly raised.
Falling damage removed.
Infinite ammo Grapplers added to everyone’s inventory.


Buried Treasure
It’s a map that is used to track down buried chests on the map.
Chests contain a trove of legendary loot.
X marks the spot! The chest must be dug up using a pickaxe.
There is a limit of one map held at a time.
Legendary Rarity.
Can be found from Floor Loot and Chests.

Reduced Infantry Rifle availability
Reduced the chance of receiving an Infantry Rifle from Chests from 14.41% to 13.39%
Reduced the chance of receiving an Infantry Rifle from Floor Loot from 2.41% to 2.24%

Reduced Clinger availability
Reduced the chance of receiving Clinger’s from Chests from 9.42% to 5.52%
Reduced the chance of receiving Clinger’s from Floor Loot from 1.27% to 1.02%

Bottle Rockets


New Tournament: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
We are running a new type of tournament as a test of several format updates.

Extended Hours: This event consists of a single session which lasts until March 9th 00:00 GMT.
Due to the extended hours for this event, Duo players will each have their own score that remains when changing partners.

Note: Due to the playlist featuring matchmaking based on your score, the quality or availability of matches may differ at certain times of day.

Updated Scoring:
Match Limit: None
Bus Fare: -2 Points

Each match played will reduce your score by two points in the form of a ‘Bus Fare’ at the start of the match.

Tournament scores cannot go into the negatives – at the end of a match, if a player has a negative score for the tournament then their score will be reset to zero points.

Victory Royale: +3 Points (+10 Total)
2nd – 5th: +2 Points (+7 Total)
6th – 10th: +2 Points (+5 Total)
11th – 25th: +3 Points (+3 Total)
Each Elimination: +1 Point

Players are still matchmade against opponents with similar point totals.
Matchmaking will wait for up to 8 minutes before creating a match with the closest players available.

Matchmaking will search in a considerably wider points range after 4 minutes of searching.
At the conclusion of the Gauntlet Test Event, the Top 5% of players based on their final score will unlock the ‘Gauntlet Finals’ tournament.

New Tournament: Gauntlet Solo Finals & Gauntlet Duo Finals

Scheduled 3-hour event, check tournament in-game for your local time.
Note: NA East and NA West are now separate for scheduled tournaments, and no longer share a leaderboard.

Match Limit: 10 Games
Victory Royale: +3 Points (+10 Total)
2nd – 5th: +2 Points (+7 Total)
6th – 10th: +2 Points (+5 Total)
11th – 25th: +3 Points (+3 Total)
Each Elimination: +1 Point

Top 3000 players in each server region will advance to Round 2 on Sunday during same time block.


Improvement to the standard AR sound so that it’s not overbearing on the shooter.
The sound made when a player destroys a structure is now louder when instigated by enemies.

Footstep audio blends in the above/below layers, rather than binarily switching between them.

Footstep occlusion traces from the head of enemies when they’re above or below.
Reduced the volume of the Season 8 Victory Umbrella.

The Season 8 Victory Umbrella now uses the correct sound on Mobile/Switch.


Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue when pressing the fire button with 2 fingers causes fire action to continuously loop.



Sprays are now saved! Use your sprays to decorate.
Removed the 3 spray limit, now each spray has a small cost on the memory thermometer.


Bug Fixes
Fixed issue where Nintendo Switch Consoles can Desync with 16 players on a Creative Server.


Added the Drum Gun
Added the Tactical Submachine Gun


Added All New Elemental Cube Gallery – beginning with 4 variations of water.
Added new Bridge and Girder Galleries in a variety of colors.
Added new Obstacle Course Galleries in a variety of colors.
Added new Visualizer Gallery XL – now you can go big with your music!


Bug Fixes
Billboard Device will now update immediately when changes are made.
Billboard Device will no longer be able to bypass the Language Filter.
Player Spawn Pads will no longer be removed when destroying the supporting floor tile.

Save the World

  • UI

Bug Fixes
Fixed hero loadout information sometimes showing placeholder data.
Fixed the collection book unslot button being unavailable if you have a free unslot but do not have enough currency to unslot like you would regularly. It never charged currency for free slots, but would not be accessible without having enough currency.


Bug Fixes
Corrected an issue which caused Bulletstorm Jonesy’s abilities to be unlocked in the incorrect order. He should now gain Warcry at 1 star, Goin’ Commando at 2 stars, and Frag Grenade at 3 stars as intended.

Corrected an issue which reset the cooldown of Mantis Leap mid-air during certain weapon interactions.

Staying airborne for minutes at time is fun, however, this was an unintended interaction. We want to make sure we’re responsible about how we implement vertical gameplay and after seeing such a strong positive response we’ll be looking for more ways to introduce this type of gameplay in the future.

Fixed an issue where Keen Eyes created collision with some enemies.


Bug Fixes
Fixed wall sometimes being built when using mouse to pick a trap from the trap picker.


Bug Fixes
When motion blur is turned on for consoles that support it (Xbox One X or the Playstation 4 Pro), it will now properly take effect.


EA Shuts Down Apex Legends Mobile, Stops Development on Battlefield Mobile Game



EA and Respawn Entertainment is shutting down their Apex Legends mobile game with the company announced that they will be sunsetting the title this May with EA adding that they have also stopped development on a mobile Battlefield title.

According to Respawn Entertainment, the decision to sunset Apex Legends was not an easy one to make but the company said that “factors” beyond its control have prevented it from “maintaining the high-quality experience and content” players deserve and expect.

Despite the game having a rather strong start, Respawn said that the content pipeline for the game began to “fall short of that bar for quality, quantity, and cadence.”

EA announced that they made the decision to halt the Battlefield mobile title as they wish to create “deeply connected Battlefield ecosystem” which made them arrive at the decision to “pivot from the current direction”

“We remain highly committed to unlocking Battlefield’s enormous potential,” the company said in the statement. “We’re hard at work at evolving Battlefield 2042 and are in pre-production on our future Battlefield experiences at our studios across the globe.”

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Final Fantasy 7’s ‘The First Soldier’ Ending Service



The First Soldier

Final Fantasy 7’s mobile battel royale game ‘The First Soldier’ has officially ended service leaving fans disappointed with many feeling that the Square Enix spin-off game could have been so much more than it was.

The First Service ended service on January 11th.

The game came to a close despite efforts from Square Enix to keep it alive via new content and regular updates, but it simply couldn’t deliver on it’s mission to give players the experience that were expected.

Square Enix initially announced plans to take the game offline back in October 2022.

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Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link Now Accepting Beta Test Signups



Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link

For those who are interested in participating in the January Beta Test of ‘Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link’, you can not register to join in, but you’ll definitely want to get right to it if you want a chance at being included.

Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link was initially announced back in April 2022 as a new mobile version of the popular game series which is set in Scala and Caelum. The game will reportedly fill in the games left within the story between the prior mobile entries in the Kingdom Hearts series, Union X and Dark Road.

The signup is available only until December 26th, according to a tweet from Kingdom Hearts Dark Road, game director and designer Tetsuya Nomura.

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