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

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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

  • GAMEPLAY

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

LIMITED TIME MODE: SLIDE DUOS
Summary
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.

  • WEAPONS + ITEMS

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%

Vaulted
Bottle Rockets

  • EVENTS

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

Matchmaking:
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.

Scoring:
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.

  • AUDIO

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.

  • MOBILE

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

Creative

  • ISLANDS

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.

  • GAMEPLAY

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

  • WEAPONS + ITEMS

Added the Drum Gun
Added the Tactical Submachine Gun

  • PREFABS

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!

  • DEVICES

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.

  • HEROES

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.

  • GAMEPLAY

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

  • GENERAL

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.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trials Returns

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Following the release of their brand new patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward has re-enabled Trials mode which was initially introduced before the end of October but was taken down after Infinity Ward discovered a bug that prevented players from getting the XP that they earned when playing.

That bug has been resolved.

Trials are available only to players at Officer ranks, which a player can reach after clearing the initial 55 levels of progression. By reaching higher Officer ranks, the player will earn more tickets, with each ticket having the ability to unlock access to Trials, but with live targets.

 

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Patch Arrives

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A brand new patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare rolled out this past week and with it came nerfs to claymores, 725 shotgun, M4, and a few added features as well.

Here are the full patch notes, according to their official Reddit page:

  • Backend fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability across all platforms, include dev errors, and various performance fixes.
  • Fix for a few bugs where some streaks and Field Upgrades were able to be flown out of bounds without penalty. General out of bound fixes were also added.
  • Fix for a bug where a player being killed by an enemy with a Variable Zoom Scope would not see the zoom function in the killcam
  • Fix for the Semtex warning audio being heard at the same volume whether in a building or outside
  • In Headquarters, players were able to place a Tac Insert and respawn when their team owned the point. This has been fixed.
  • Fix for various collision issues across maps
  • Added UI that shows when XP events are active in playlists menus
  • Sprint and Tactical Sprint speeds are now back to speeds in Beta
  • Fix for a bug where the progress of the bomb defusal can be seen by the team that planted the bomb
  • Fix for a bug that revealed players to UAVs when they fired their weapons, even if they had Ghost and a silencer equipped
  • Fixed an issue where if multiple Personal Radars were active on a team, and are both marking the same enemy, only one player would see the enemy on their minimap.

RIOT SHIELD:

Fixed an issue where the throwing knife and Thermite weren’t causing the shield to go on the player’s back when thrown. We’ve also fixed the issue where explosive splash damage wasn’t working consistently. We’ll continue to tune the Riot Shield in future updates.

CLAYMORES:

Detonating an enemy claymore with bullets is now non-lethal when at full health. We’ve also reduced the trigger and damage radius and also reduced the damage width to better match the trigger width.

BATTLE CHATTER:

Removed the ability for enemies to hear when they’ve been called out by the opposing team. We also adjusted the enemy callouts so they are never from your Operator. Enemy callouts now use a more restricted cone at the hip and even more restricted in ADS when calculating whether or not to trigger. We’ll continue to monitor this and make additional tweaks to Battle Chatter in future updates.

MOUNTING:

Slight increase to recoil while mounting.

PERKS:

E.O.D. now clamps damage to a non-lethal amount, assuming the player is at full health

LIGHTING:

Continued updates to player visibility in dark windows and dark areas.

FOOTSTEPS:

We’ve increased the occlusion percentage to filter footstep sounds behind geometry and adjusted the footstep volume at a distance. We have another large footstep change coming in the next update which will make crouch and ADS movement significantly quieter. Stay tuned!

CHALLENGES/PROGRESSION/RANK

Daily Challenges and Active Missions are getting a full sweep of testing and fixes. We’ll have more updates to these systems in future updates.

  • Fix for a bug where the Infiltrator challenge was not tracking properly
  • Fix for launchers not giving XP when shooting down killstreaks
  • Fix for a bug where planting or defusing 5 bombs in Cyber Attack or SnD was not tracking properly
  • Camo challenge for “Kills After a Reload” didn’t give the player enough time to acquire a kill, so time has been increased
  • Fix for a bug where your XP require to reach the next rank was higher than the value needed
  • 725 Shotgun: Increase to ADS and Hip Spread, reduced damage range
  • M4A1 Assault Rifle: Reduced damage range, small recoil increase
  • Assault Rifles: Increased hip spread to reduce effectiveness up close, less damage at long range for full auto 5.56 rifles
  • SMGs: Increased move speed, increased ADS move speed, small reduction in sprint out time
  • UZI SMG: Increased damage range
  • MG34 LMG: Increased hip spread, damage range reduction, small ADS slow down
  • M91 LMG: Increased hip spread, small damage range reduction
  • PKM: Increased hip spread, medium damage range reduction
  • Pistols: Increased move speed, reduced sprint out time, increased damage range
  • Crouch and Prone no longer adjust recoil

CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE

Updated rulesets for CDL competitive modes in private match

CYBER ATTACK

Fix for a bug where a player could use lose their primary weapon and would be unable to see their viewmodel after being revived by a teammate

GROUND WAR

  • Fix for a bug where players would sometimes be unable to pick a spawn location
  • Fix for a bug where a Tac Insert could cause players to spawn on the enemy home base
  • Pick up Intel! – In the Operations, explore Verdansk to find additional backstory information of Verdansk and the Operators.
  • Fix for scoreboards displaying incorrect data
  • XP adjustments and general backend fixes
  • Various fixes for out of bounds and parachute exploits
  • Respawn timer no longer stays on screen after teammates are revived from bleedout
  • Fix for issue where the Munitions were not usable after respawning via Gunship
  • Fix for losing your weapons when picking up the core
  • Achievements can now be unlocked in CP
  • Fix for issue where players could spawn with their weapons in the downed state
  • Picked up Munitions no longer carry over from match to match. Only the Munitions you purchase with points will.
  • When respawning via the Gunship, you will no longer be given the Tank role
  • Selecting an Allegiance Operator or Allegiance as a favorite faction will now properly assign the voice of the correct operator
  • Operation Headhunter: Fix for a bug where players are not able to lock missiles onto the final boss helicopter
  • Operation Crosswind: Adjusted stealth for gameplay
  • Operation Paladin:
    • Fix for a bug where there was no UI or indicator of where to go or how to finish the objective after defending the 3rd arms crate
    • Fix for a bug where the default weapon was different than the weapon a player would hold if they were placed in Last Stand

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Fortnite Update 11.10 Adds Fortnitemares, Storm King LTM

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A brand new update has rolled out for Fortnite, and update 11.10 comes with Fortnitemares and Storm King LTM, plus more.

FORTNITEMARES IS BACK.

Even in a new world, you can’t hide from your nightmares… Fortnitemares returns with a vengeance.

Nightmarish Outfits have taken over the Item Shop:

  • Soccer Zombie Outfits: Don’t worry — you won’t break off your limbs while breaking a sweat.
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  • The Storm King Fist Pickaxe: The vain Storm King created this Pickaxe in his own honor. 
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  • The Cryptic Curse Bundle: An ethereal aesthetic. Get the the Wrath Outfit and Time Keeper Back Bling instantly and complete Challenges to unlock style options!
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Want more fright in your life? Be sure to investigate The Final Reckoning Pack, which includes the mortifying Catrina Outfit, the Mourning Glory Back Bling, the eerie Willow OutfitDolly Back Bling, the ominous Blacklight Outfit, and Indigo Wings Back Bling

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THE STORM KING CHALLENGES YOU. Squad up with your Friends and face him in the Storm King LTM to stop him from destroying the Island! (Your courage and skill will be rewarded with a special Umbrella.)

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Fortnitemares has more in store. Sink your teeth into the community-made game Gun Fright, created by community developer BluDrive!

Partner up in this 2v2 showdown and drop into the middle of a fast-paced firefight. Your skill and communication will be tested over multiple rounds. 

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CONFRONT YOUR FEARS IN THE COMBINE.

The management at Kevolution Energy brought back The Combine to determine which employees are worth keeping. 

However, The Combine isn’t the same as it was before — an ancient evil has given it a nightmarish feel. Jump in to compete for the fastest time on the leaderboard!

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DON’T LET THE NAME GAME THROW OFF YOUR PARTY’S GAME.

Partying up with Friends is much easier when you can find them.

No matter what your Friends’ Account name is or how often they change it, you can now assign them a Nickname of your choice!

Nicknames you set are only visible to you.

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