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Fortnite v8.10 Adding The Baller, The Getaway LTM, Wooden Lodge Creative, More Tweaks

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Epic Games has a lot going on in v8.10 of Fortnite, including the addition of The Baller, The Getaway LTM, and the Wooden Lodge Creative, among many other things.

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Weapons and items

  • Baller
  • This single seat vehicle is found at Expedition Outposts and around pirate camp loot stashes
  • Use the attached Grappler and Boost functionality to pull yourself up cliffs or swing through the trees
  • The driver is protected from damage, but The Baller is vulnerable to enemy weapon fire.
  • 300 Health
  • Infantry Rifle
  • Removed Common rarity
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
  • Adjusted rarity from Rare/Epic/Legendary to Common/Uncommon/Rare
  • Base damage scaling for Common/Uncommon/Rare 36/38/40
  • Clingers
  • Reduced max stack size from 10 to 6.
  • Vending Machines
  • Removed the material cost.
  • Each Vending Machine will be destroyed after claiming an item.
  • Common and Uncommon Vending Machines have been removed.
  • Removed Mounted Turret from Legendary Vending Machine
  • Reduced availability of Treasure Maps from floor loot .53% to .27%.
  • Reduced availability of Treasure Maps from chest loot 3.25% to 1.65%.
  • Fixed rocket smoke trails disappearing instantly on explosion.
  • Fixed an issue where the popping audio for Balloons would continue to play after using Balloons to get to max build height while using a vehicle.
  • Fixed an issue where Buried Treasure would not auto pickup when the Auto Pickup Weapons setting was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where Buried Treasure chests could be placed on the Starting Island.
  • Fixed an issue where using an Impulse Grenade or a Shockwave Grenade while jumping on a Hoverboard causes the player to rapidly rotate.

Gameplay

  • Battle Royale Crossplay Matchmaking
  • Combined Xbox One and PS4 pools.
  • This requires you to opt-in to cross-play.
  • Players opt-ing out are restricted to Creative Mode and Playgrounds.
  • Combined Mobile and Switch pools.
  • Before, Switch players were combined with Xbox One and PS4 cross-play parties.
  • We expect an on-average better per-game experience for both Mobile and Switch players.
  • Motivating factor is unlocking optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day while supporting more data center locations. Please provide us with feedback on your experience!
  • Reduced infinite dab duration from 12 hours to 11 hours in the front end
  • Just kidding, Increased Infinite dab duration from 12 hours to 13 hours in the front end
  • Elimination credit is now awarded to last damager in cases of logging out, self-elimination, and eliminations due to Storm damage. Current threshold timer is 15 seconds.
  • Added visual effects for the siphon on elimination.
  • Players can now build as soon as they impact anything after being launched by a Pirate Cannon
  • Players can dance while holding a balloon
  • Added Pirate Cannon’s audio visualizer HUD icon to be a cannon.
  • Players automatically enter the driver seat when entering an empty vehicle.
  • Added custom consume animations for the following items:
  • Bandages
  • Medkit
  • Small Shield Potion
  • Shield Potion
  • Slurp Juice
  • Chug Jug

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed Pirate Cannon collision that would block bullets for a passenger inside of the cannon
  • Fixed Pirate Cannon not being able to shoot when moving backwards
  • Fixed an issue where a player may lose functionality when shooting themselves out of a Pirate Cannon.
  • Fixed Pirate Cannon player impact explosion effects sometimes being delayed
  • Fixed an issue where Pirate Cannons flipped onto their side, sliding across the ground for too long
  • Fixed Pirate Cannons dealing damage to itself if fired in close quarters
  • Fixed an issue where players wouldn’t break through structures when fired from Pirate Cannons at close range
  • Traps are no longer triggered by vehicles that are empty or carrying only friendly players.
  • Fixed an issue in extreme camera flicking situations that would cause an incorrect first shot when firing weapons.
  • Fixed an issue with the Conga emote not respecting environmental surfaces like Lava
  • Fixed an issue where a player may briefly stop their skydiving animation unexpectedly
  • Fixed an issue allowing emote-cancelling during door open/close animations.
  • Fixed players holding Buried Treasure map upside down
  • Fixed an issue where pressing Build and Edit buttons in quick succession would enter edit mode on the blueprint piece instead of build the structure.
  • Driftboards no longer explode when exiting one near a Mounted Turret.
  • Fixed PS4 players being unable to adjust mouse sensitivity.

The Getaway LTM

  • Jewels can be found in special supply drop safes, located along the edge of the first storm circle. The safes take a long time to open, so make sure the area is clear before attempting to claim a Jewel!
  • Four Jewels will be in play on the map at all times. If a player escapes with a Jewel or one is lost in the Storm, a new Supply Drop will bring a replacement.
  • Four total getaway vans will be on the map, three that arrive early in the match and one more that shows up near the end.
  • The goal is to find or steal a Jewel and take it to one of the vans in order to secure a Victory Royale.
  • Once they arrive, Safe drops and getaway vans will be visible on the map at all times.
  • When a Jewel is picked up, it will be visible on the map to everyone for 30 seconds.
  • Carrying a Jewel will give players health & shields over time, but also slow them down by 10%.
  • Getaway vans float in mid-air, Jewel carriers must build up and then interact with them in order to complete a Getaway.
  • 10 red “Pursuit” supply drops land at the very beginning of the match. These carry a variety of longer-range weapons and other items, and are the only way to obtain the new Grappler in this mode.
  • Only Rare weapons or better will be found in this mode.
  • Rifts, Rift-to-Go and Launchpads have been removed to reduce mobility for healthier Getaway Van engagements.
  • Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode, but Umbrellas are not awarded for wins
  • The ATK has been temporarily brought back in this mode as it is the only 4 person ground vehicle.


Events

  • Tournament Update: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
  • Added another extended session, which will run 24 hours a day and concludes on March 19th at 12 AM ET.
  • Matchmaking:
  • Matchmaking will no longer wait create a match with closest scoring players available after 8 minutes, and will now require enough players with similar scores to start.
  • Adjusted matchmaking point expansion to increase likelihood for high scoring players to be matched against other high scoring players.
  • 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:
  • Solo
  • +2 Points will now be awarded after reaching 15th Place (previously 10th Place).
  • Duo
  • Increased Bus Fare from -2 Points to -3 Points.
  • This is a temporary solution for the Duo event granting too many points to players due to eliminations, causing an inflation of points over the course of the event.
  • +2 Points will now be awarded after reaching 7th Place (previously 5th Place).
  • New Tournament: Scallywag Duos Cup (March 16th & 17th) [$100,000 in Cash Prizes!]
  • As a test of our prize payment systems leading into the Fortnite World Cup, we’ll be holding a $100,000 Duos tournament on March 16th and 17th. The prize pool will be distributed across all server regions, with official rules and details released later this week.
  • Participation in this event requires players to be in the Top 3% (global) of either the Solo or Duo Gauntlet Test Event as of 12 AM ET on March 16th.
  • Format:
  • Round One: All Eligible Players
  • Round Two: Top 3000 Players from Round One

UI

  • Key Bindings – The keyboard bindings are now categorized to make finding actions you want to rebind a lot easier.
  • Marker System:
  • Added hover details for in-world markers, actions a player may take on a marker will appear in these details. Marker details will appear when the reticule is placed over the marker.
  • You can now mark vehicles and found consumables such as apples.
  • Reworked display of Item markers to increase readability across all platforms.
  • Items will display as a large icon for a short time when first marked, and will reduce in size when a player aims near their location.
  • Markers are now sorted by distance.
  • Reduced screen size of squad waypoint markers to reduce view obstruction.
  • Minimap markers updated to match in-world markers.
  • On keyboards there is now a keybind option to specify a dedicated key for placing a danger marker.
  • Double-Clicking the ping button to place a danger marker, is no longer blocked by items on the ground.
  • You can now ping while riding in a vehicle reliably.
  • You can now Mark While Bush.
  • Please continue to let us know what improvements you would like to see for the marker system!
  • Squad nameplates and team arrows now become more transparent when aiming down sights.
  • Restored the ability to view all of your current Challenges while in a match.
  • Wrap things up in a hurry! You can now apply a wrap to all slots by choosing “Apply To All” when picking a wrap in the Locker.
  • Enabled camera control on some reward types when viewing Challenges
  • Challenge Info panel in the lobby now defaults to Party Assist while you are in a Party.
  • The Luxe bundle is now displayed in the Challenge Screen along with the Blackheart and Hybrid bundles.
  • Wraps are now previewed on the highest resolution version of the vehicle or weapon in the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue on consoles where you couldn’t select “Party Assist” for the last challenge in a bundle.
  • Fixed an issue where the next Stage of a Challenge was not automatically set to “Party Assist”.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation and sound effects would play twice when selecting Challenges on a controller.
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling with the mouse in the Challenge Screen would sometimes jump around unexpectedly.


Audio

  • Added new audio for Balloons while in-air.
  • Reduced volume of small prop destruction sounds (chairs, beds, fences, etc).
  • Removed reverb from pickaxe swings.
  • Removed outdoor ambient sounds when gliding.
  • The Glider deploy sound no longer plays twice when using Glider Redeploy.
  • Fixed Glider land/open sounds ducking the Victory Royale music.
  • Improved music volume when previewing Gliders with music while in the lobby.
  • Pirate Cannon movement sound no longer stops after sprinting for over 10 seconds.
  • Fixed looping Balloon pop sound after going through a Rift.

Performance

  • Fixed some instances of packet loss that could occur with certain ISPs that are prone to re-ordering UDP network packets.
  • Find more context in the Reddit Post we made last week.
  • Improved file I/O performance for Xbox One. This reduces the occurrence of late streaming meshes.
  • Fixed a regression in hitches on Switch due to GPU timing
  • Improved performance on Switch by reducing the likelihood of particles triggering when the day changes phases
  • Optimized the Ship Cannon
  • Optimized UI elements for large team modes
  • Improved performance for the Quick Bar
  • Fixed hitches that occur on the Match Stats screen due to synchronously loading assets

Replay

  • Added bus paths to the minimap.

Mobile

  • Introduced an Auto Fire tuning feature to allow adjustments per weapon. This was done previously for other weapons, but we’ve now added this for pistols.
  • Added occlusion to footsteps on Android.
  • Improve the quality of some sound effects on Mobile/Switch.
  • Fixed an issue with the shoot button getting stuck in a continuous fire loop or being unable to fire without being able to reset.
  • Fixed an issue that caused touch players to need a more specific crosshair location to interact with the Use button.
  • Fixed turbo build not starting when going from edit to build mode with the input held.
  • Fixed Left Trigger action getting stuck when using a Bluetooth controller
  • Fixed weapon stats on the inventory panel for mobile
  • Fixed autorun not fully sprinting if “Sprint by Default for Controller” is set to ‘OFF’ on mobile
  • Fixed build mode being exited if a build piece is selected before releasing the build/combat mode button
  • Fixed dragging an item off the hotbar triggering use actions on mobile.
  • Fixed Throwable items’ trajectory line persisting when a player is driving different vehicles on Mobile

Fortnite: Creative

Prefabs

  • Ambient Gallery Large
  • Wooden Cabin Galleries & Prefabs
  • Volcanic Rock & Lava Tile Galleries
  • Jungle Temple Wall Extended Gallery
  • Mine Cart Gallery
  • Lava Tiles have been added to the Elemental Cube Gallery
  • Known issue: Lava tiles do not cause player damage
  • New floors have been added to the Street Gallery B & Slant Gallery

Islands

  • New Islands
  • Sandbar Island
  • 105 tiles square in size
  • Volcano Island
  • 105 tiles square in size
  • Reduced the number of player islands on a server from 16 to 8.
  • Allows bigger islands
  • Improves server performance
  • Player loading after the first 8 players will not have access to their personal islands and instead have to start a new server. This will be fixed in a future update when the portal mechanic is updated.
  • Removed the blocking collision from islands to allow for the new larger islands.
  • Fixed an issue where objects were missing after loading into an island, reloading and island, or finishing a game. Removed a delete record system that was causing many bugs.
  • Fixed an issue where islands were unable to be restored after resetting them.
  • Fixed a bug where island settings would not get applied to players joining islands.
  • Fixed an issue where some Prefabs and Devices were unable to be placed on certain areas of the default island.
  • Fixed an issue where players would occasionally lose functionality when loading into a Creative Island and quickly returning to the Hub.

Creative tools and phone

  • Sprays will now highlight when you aim at them with your Phone, indicating that they can be deleted.
  • The Phone can now interact with props and building tiles that are underneath the island’s terrain. They’ll highlight as you aim the crosshair over them.
  • While using the Phone to Grow or Shrink a prop with Grid Snap enabled, holding down the button will repeatedly Grow or Shrink the prop.
  • Fixed holographic preview for props drawing through floors or characters on mobile platforms.
  • Fixed an issue where scale indicators are pulsing the wrong direction while scaling down.
  • Fixed an issue where certain player-built walls had a more expensive memory cost than expected.
  • Fixed an issue where the Phone stopped working after your player was launched from a cannon.
  • Fixed props temporarily changing to wrong size when using the Phone to Grow or Shrink when Grid Snap is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where the Snap Center and Resize indicators were hard to see when a prop is either too large or far away.
  • Fixed an issue where the on-screen button for Terrain Collision On and Off looked the same on mobile platforms.

Gameplay

  • Added Scoring
  • Added Score to Win as an end condition. Specify the target score for players or teams to achieve to win the game.
  • There are many score win conditions, ranging between 1 – 10,000,000
  • Added Total Score option to Type of Scoreboard. Adds a score total to the HUD and shows the total score for players and teams when the game ends.
  • Score comes from vehicle tricks and the Challenge Gallery items like Coins
  • Added Objectives
  • Added Objectives to Win as an end condition. Specify the number of objectives required to end the game.
  • Added Objectives option to Type of Scoreboard. When the game ends shows how many objectives were accomplished by each player or team.
  • Coins props in the “Challenge Gallery” now have new visual effects to help make them more visible to players.
  • Moved the game start countdown to after the screen fade
  • Turned HUD off while starting a game on a featured island
  • Added holding players in place while in countdown to game start
  • Changed the countdown to 3 seconds from 6 seconds.
  • Added new Spawn Location type, Current Location, that keeps you where you are when the game starts. Useful for playtesting games.
  • Reordered Game tab options to make it easier to find options.
  • Added tooltip descriptions for Game options and Game Settings options.
  • Fixed an issue where players who join a server in progress might not have their score properly reset.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to swap teams could result in DBNO instead of respawn.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could not exit fly mode when the jump function is bound to the right thumbstick button on controllers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the screen to fade in twice when a game is restarted.
  • Fixed an issue where the yellow triangle on the HUD warmup timer would disappear too quickly.
  • Fixed an issue where the HUD warmup timer would not animate out.
  • Fixed bug where players who were respawning when the game goes to warmup wouldn’t be put into stasis

Weapons and items

  • Fixed Remote Explosives sticking to the player character when throwing them while disguised as a Bush.
  • Fixed an issue where players encountered instability when interacting with the cannon.
  • Fixed Drum Gun sound effect. The satisfying boom is back.

Devices

  • New Baller Spawn
  • This single seat vehicle is found at Expedition Outposts and around pirate camp loot stashes
  • Use the attached Grappler and Boost functionality to pull yourself up cliffs or swing through the trees
  • The driver is protected from damage, but The Baller is vulnerable to enemy weapon fire.
  • 300 Health
  • New Objective Device
  • This device acts as a destroyable prop for new types of games
  • Choose from 7 different objective props – YES the Durr Burger mascot and Pizza Pit mascot are finally here.
  • Set amount of health from 1, 20, 50, 100, 200, 400, 500, 800, 1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, 10,000, 25,000
  • Set which team the objective belongs too
  • Set an explosion radius for when the objective is destroyed. Destroys all tiles and props in the radius even if the environment is set to indestructible.
  • Set an optional beacon type to make them easy to find
  • Known issue vehicles don’t do damage to an Objective.
  • Update Starting Inventory to Team Settings & Inventory
  • Added ability to select settings per team
  • Bonus Ammo For Weapons – On, Off
  • Starting Health – 1%, Half, Full, Invincible
  • Max Health – 1, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 10,000
  • Starting Shields – Empty, Half, Full
  • Max Shields – No Shield, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 10,000
  • Infinite Ammo – On, Off
  • Infinite Resources – On, Off
  • Fall Damage – On, Off
  • Gravity – Very Low, Low, Normal, High, Very High
  • Jump Fatigue – On, Off
  • Player Flight – On, Off
  • Player Names and Locations – Always Show, Always Hide
  • Glider Redeploy – On, Off
  • Down but not out – On, Off
  • Block Building in Game – On (Players NOT allowed to build), Off (Players allowed to build if they have resources)
  • Respawn Time – 1-30 seconds
  • Max Initial Team Size – Unlimited, 1 to 16 – Use to make asymmetric teams when using teams game option.
  • Eliminations to Win – Off, 1 to 10
  • Collect Items to Win – Off, All, 1 to 10
  • Score to Win – Off, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 200,000, 500,000, 1,000,000, 2,000,000, 5,000,000 10,000,000
  • Objectives to Win – Off, 1 to 10
  • Missing in previous patch notes in 8.00 – Added wall version of Speed Boost. Great for elevators.
  • Added Team Settings to Checkpoint device.
  • Added limiting billboards to 50 to fix memory and performance issues on mobile devices. We will continue to monitor to see if we can increase that limit.
  • Fixed performance issues with the Music Sequencer device in islands with a large number of Music Blocks.
  • Fixed the Starting Inventory device granting duplicate items if the “Drop items when eliminated” setting was disabled.
  • Fixed the Player Start device selecting Any team when it was set to None.
  • Fixed an issue where Billboard background colors were not functioning correctly.
  • Fixed the holographic preview for the Pinball Flipper always being the default size when being moved with the Phone.
  • Fixed an issue where the Pinball Bumper would result in overlapping previews when copied after squashing or stretching it using the Phone.
  • Fixed an issue where some of the Music Blocks placed in a Sequencer would not play in some cases.
  • Fixed issues with using the Phone not being responsive while riding on the Driftboard.
  • Fixed an issue where Radios could play music after loading into an island that had a Radio with playback turned off.
  • Fixed an issue where players would be locked from their inventory after being shot from a cannon.

UI

  • Added score to the HUD when Type of Scoreboard is set to Total Score
  • Fixed an issue where HUD elements would sometimes not appear correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Start Game Panel would be present after returning to the HUB from a Featured Island.
  • Fixed various grammar and spelling mistakes in the Prefabs menu
  • Fixed an issue where the Start Game screen continues to display after leaving a Featured Island
  • Updated the description for “Joel’s” Prefab to be more accurate
  • Fixed an inconsistency between Creative and Playground when a single player attempted to access the ‘Team Select’ tab in the Hamburger Menu
  • Improved stability when accessing the “Support a Creator” button on the Start Game Screen
  • Fixed an issue where buttons icons were missing from the Start Game Screen on the Switch
  • Fixed a bug where pressing Apply when selecting a team without changing the team number would always swap the player to team 1/

Playground

  • Fixed an issue where options set for Playground would remain applied when entering a featured island even though they had different Game Settings
  • Players on a creative island should now be able to chat with each other prior to the start of the island game. During the game voice chat is determined by the game settings.
  • Creative island games should now continue until all players have left the island or the starting player chooses to end the game from the menu. Previously, the game would end if the starting player left the island.

Performance

  • Fixed performance issues when using the Music Sequencer.
  • Fixed performance issues on servers with maximum player count.

Fortnite: Save the World

Heroes

  • Staredown Southie (Returning)
  • Standard Perk: Bear Stare
  • T.E.D.D.Y fires lasers every 2 seconds, dealing 26 base Energy Damage
  • Commander Perk: Bear Stare+:
  • T.E.D.D.Y fires lasers every 1.5 seconds, dealing 51 base Energy Damage
  • Available in the Weekly Store on March 13 at 8 PM Eastern Time until March 20 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • Four Leaf Wildcat (Returning)
  • Standard Perk: Grenade Generation
  • Every 45 eliminations, gain 1 Frag Grenade charge.
  • Commander Perk: Grenade Generation+
  • Every 20 eliminations, gain 1 Frag Grenade charge.
  • Available in the Weekly Store on March 13 at 8 PM Eastern Time until March 20 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • Constructor B.A.S.E can now be auto placed, just like traps.
  • Increased the base damage of Tail of the Dragon
  • Standard Perk: Increased from 18 to 26
  • Commander Perk: Increased from 45 to 64
  • All Heroes in inventory and Collection Book will be marked eligible for Item Reset.
  • Items eligible for a free unslot from the Collection Book will also be eligible for an Item Reset after they are unslotted.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause Ninjas to have invisible collision with enemy Husks.
  • Fixed an issue where Bass Solo didn’t enforce its maximum elimination limit.
  • Fixed an issue where Make It Count+ displayed an incorrect tooltip value.
  • Fixed an issue where Tail of the Dragon was dealing more damage than intended
  • Was previously dealing the damage of Dragon Slash in addition to the base damage with every tick.
  • We’ve increased the damage value on Tail of the Dragon (noted above)
  • We’ve marked Snuggle Specialist Sarah as eligible for reset due to this change
  • Bass Solo now correctly shows a warning if used in a support slot for a Commander without Warcry
  • Fixed an issue where hotfixer was granting the incorrect amount of repair speed
  • Fixed an issue where Skull Ranger Ramirez and Fallen Love Ranger Jonesy played the wrong animation in the Hero Loadout screen
  • Fixed an issue where One-Two Punch never ended with some melee weapons
  • Fixed an issue where Impossibility Matrix would override the default Charge Fragment bonus
  • Fixed Bear Stare tooltips to display correct damage values.
  • Bear Stare still deals the same amount of damage, but the tooltip value is now accurate.
  • Fixed an issue where Seismic Smash was doing less damage than intended.
  • This resulted in an increase of 11 base damage.
  • Fixed an issue where Present…Arms! wasn’t granting the correct movement speed bonus as a Commander Perk
  • Parting Gift fireworks now have sound
  • Fixed an issue which could cause Keen Eyes to never turn off.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause Keen Eyes visual effects to double up
  • Fixed an issue where In The Zone hit counter never reset
  • Updated Assault Ammo Recovery’s tooltip to accurately reflect its functionality.
  • Fixed an issue which was incorrectly capping the number of targets that could be hit by Frag Grenade to 8 or 12.
  • This should make “Bigger is Better” feel much more effective.
  • Updated the tooltip for Doppler Effect to indicate that it reduces the cooldown, and not the energy cost, of Shockwave.
  • Fixed an issue with Phase Shift that was causing the speed bonus to not apply consistently or correctly at times.
  • Phase Forward and Phase Shift run speed bonus should now stack with In the Zone properly
  • Phase Forward+ now correctly applies the bonus 10% run speed as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where Anti-Material Charge with Strike Cost couldn’t be activated with less energy than the standard pickaxe heavy attack requires.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes Anti-Material Charge wouldn’t hit enemies who were too close.
  • Fixed an issue where Outlanders could interrupt Anti-Material Charge and end up in a broken state.
  • Fixed an issue where T.E.D.D.Y. couldn’t spawn if any player was nearby.
  • Fixed an issue where BOOM B.A.S.E. buff was not being removed after B.A.S.E was destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue where Electrified floors was doing the same damage at commander and hero level
  • Fixed an issue where Endless Smoke was bigger than intended at commander and hero level
  • Was previously making the radius of Smoke Bomb 380% bigger at hero and commander level instead of 186%
  • We’ve marked Infiltrator Ken as eligible for reset due to this change

Missions and systems

  • Beta Storms
  • The return of Retrieve the Data Beta Storm
  • We listened to your feedback and this time around players can vote to shoot down the balloon early! No more waiting for it to land.
  • Shooting down the balloon early causes the storm to rush in faster.
  • The landing zone is now a 1 by 1 build area
  • The storm wall is easier to see through.
  • New Beta Storm mission Test the Limits.
  • Test the Limits is a mission about racing around through a series of checkpoints to see how many laps you can complete, the more laps the better the badge reward. There will be a preparation time to help you optimize the path from point to point then a timed race. Great way to test different hero loadouts.
  • Beta Storm: Eliminate and Collect will be rotating out.
  • We appreciate everyone who participated and provided feedback on this Beta Storm variant.

UI

  • The previous “Abilities” tab has been replaced with a “Loadout” tab, where players can view information about their active hero loadout while playing a mission.
  • Changed the controller input so that accessing Mission Details now requires you to hold the associated button down.
  • Edit option for Hero Loadouts now requires only a tap of the associated button.
  • Reduced the wordiness of tooltips for gadgets.
  • Respawn At Start now properly shows its associated keybind when in the Down But Not Out state.
  • Evolution and Rarity increases can now be done when inspecting an item that was received from a Transform Schematic.
  • Changed the “clear all” button in the Hero Loadout screen to also clear gadgets and team perks.
  • Added Toggle Descriptions button to Team Perk and Gadget selection panels in Hero Loadout.
  • Fixed a bug where players using the Old School or Quick Builder Controller configurations would be unable to throw grenades slotted in the third ability slot.
  • Fixed issues with warnings about having another hero with the same perk in the loadout showing up in some cases when they should not.
  • When a hero was being chosen for a slot that had the same perk, it will no longer erroneously warn that the perk is already in the loadout. This will make it easier to replace a hero with a higher rarity or higher Power Level hero with the same perk, since they will sort to the upper part of the list rather than sorting with the “warning” displays in the lower part of the list.
  • Fixed the Hero picker details panel for Expeditions to show the correct Hero Loadout abilities.
  • Changed padding on Zone name header to fix Korean language text getting cut off at the bottom.
  • Fixed the ramp structure so that the trap picker UI works correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Voice Chat icon to not properly update when kicking a muted player
  • Fixed an issue that caused slottable item counts for Collection Book categories to not update after evolving slotted schematics.
  • Fixed an issue that caused loss of gamepad control in the Transform slot picker after opening and closing the friends list.
  • Fixed an issue with Hero name plate text scrolling with Hero names in all languages.
  • Fixed defender trap UI issues related to selecting a defender from a different pad.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to partially lose navigation functionality when returned to the Quest Tab from the quest log.
  • Fixed a matchmaking error that would prevent players from matchmaking into zones properly if they tried to start a quest from the quest log while already in a lobby.
  • Fixed an issue with hero ability icons appearing grayed out in the quick bar when casting a hero ability right as another ability comes off cooldown.
  • Fixed expedition timer text overlapping with completion percentage.
  • Fixed an issue where the matching filter would only show the heroes that matched the team perk when the team perk was already active. It now shows all heroes since the team perk has been activated by other support heroes slotted.

General

  • Fixed an issue that caused players to crash while in the Collection Book.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Winter Llama to pull from the wrong item set.
  • This issue only impacted Winter Llamas that were converted from Snowflake tickets with the launch of v8.0
  • All players have been granted a 2018 Winter Llama to compensate for this. Additionally, all players who received the incorrect Winter Llamas as part of the 8.0 conversion will be granted the same amount of the correct 2018 Winter Llamas in a future gift box.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to continue earning Snowflake Tickets
  • All remaining Snowflake tickets will be converted to 2018 Winter Llamas
  • Fixed an issue with a wall being placed when picking a trap from the trap picker via mouse.
  • Fixed an issue with destroying/consuming the last item in the equipped weapon/trap stack, forcing a switch to an item in the next focusable quick bar slot, even if the item is replaced by a new weapon/trap.
  • Fixed an issue with the building outline appearing red after placing a trap on an existing structure.

Weapons and items

  • Fixed an issue that caused items to get put into overflow when you use the item reset feature.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause certain weapon tooltips to not display weapon-specific buffs correctly. This affects the Guardian’s Will, Lead Sled, Six Feet Under, Smasher Basher, Spectral Blade, and Walloper.
  • Fixed bug where Yeoman sniper rifle spawned extra projectile impact particles in some scenarios.
  • Fixed the Space Pistol dealing damage multiple times per shot to the Storm King

Gameplay

  • Re-Implemented how Nature Husks function.
  • No longer deals damage over time
  • No longer applies a 3 second effect removing 6 Energy every second, for a total of 18 Energy.
  • Now applies a 2 second effect which removes 6 Energy on hit, and 6 Energy per second for 2 seconds, for a total of 18 Energy.
  • Now applies standard Energy Regen Lockout for 2 seconds the same way abilities do.
  • Damage vs Metal structures has been unaffected
  • This should provide a more consistent experience when encountering Nature Husks.
  • Improved Blaster headshot hitbox when shooting at him from the side.
  • Proximity mines now have correct explosion upgrade radius.
  • The Trigger radius now scales up with each explosion radius upgrade
  • Fixed Missions that would load into Lakeside slightly rotated, causing building issues around them.
  • Storm Chest now drops both loot presents correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where Frozen Smashers were still being able to damage players while charging.
  • Fixed an issue where the Teleporter Gadget could appear invisible for players joining games in progress or reconnecting to a game.
  • Fixed an issue for Frenzied effects remaining on Beehive Husk helmets and Sploder tanks after the Frenzied effect wears off.

General fixes

UI

  • New: UI – Added support for player surveys.
  • (I’m including this for completeness, but I’m not sure if this is a feature we want to advertise in the release notes, since it is something players cannot activate themselves, and only a select number of players will actually see it to begin with.)
  • Deadzone Menu; Fixed an issue where the initial values on PS4 and Xbox didn’t match the circle size.
  • Fixed a stepping precision issue with the quantity selection slider that gets used when recycling/transferring/dropping multiple items for resources with large values.

Social

  • When in a party or team your Team Members are now shown in the Social Panel!

Performance

  • Scalability levels which disable Ambient Occlusion now reduce SkyLight intensity. This makes lighting contrast between shadowed and lit areas more consistent across scalability levels.

Mobile

Fortnite v10.10 Arrives

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A brand new update for Fortnite rolled out yesterday and v10.10 adds Retail Row Rift Zone and World Run LTM, among others.

Fortnite: Battle Royale

World Run LTM

  • Team Type: Squads | Respawning: On
  • 16 Players.
  • 4 Teams.
  • The team to collect 30 coins fastest wins.
  • In the event that two teams collect the same amount of coins, the team that was faster will win.

Weapons and items

  • Unvaulted only in the Sword Fight Squads and Duos LTMs:
  • Infinity Blade
  • Reduced the environmental damage from 10000 to 600.
  • Increased the number of resource stacks contained in Chests in Tilted Town from 1 to 3.
  • B.R.U.T.E. updates:
  • Added a targeting laser that appears as players load and fire missiles.
  • In addition to the B.R.U.T.E.’s gunner, this laser is visible to opponents and teammates.
  • This is to help give clarity to all players on where a gunner is aiming their rockets before they’re fired.
  • Improved visual and audio feedback during the self-destruct sequence.
  • B.R.U.T.E.s can now be entered directly from glider mode.
  • Updated B.R.U.T.E. spawn logic for large team respawn game modes.
  • B.R.U.T.Es will now spawn intermittently throughout the match instead of waiting for Storm phases to end.
  • B.R.U.T.E.s abandoned in the Storm will self-destruct after 30 seconds.
  • B.R.U.T.E.s will reappear on the minimap after 15 seconds if no player is in either seat.
  • Fixed an issue in which opponents’ B.R.U.T.E.s would sometimes not be visible.
  • B.R.U.T.E.s can no longer be used to traverse the map faster than intended.
  • The turn rate of B.R.U.T.E.’s turret is no longer framerate-dependent.

Gameplay

  • Retail Row
  • A Rift Zone has replaced the Mega Mall POI with Retail Row.
  • Retail Row now spawns hordes of Fiends who charge at players.
  • Fiends may drop a weapon, consumable, or ammo upon being eliminated.
  • Fiends cannot go outside the Retail Row Rift Zone.
  • Chests and ammo containers will now open when destroyed.
  • Known issue: Destroying a Chest or ammo container by destroying the object it is placed on will not open it.
  • We plan to have this issue resolved in the v10.20 update.
  • Bug Fixes
  • The Week 1 and Week 2 Hidden Battle Stars can now be collected.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Bush would reset its displayed equip timer if the player tried to activate it multiple times. (Players would still be able to equip the Bush at the intended time, but the displayed timer would be incorrect.)
  • Fixed an issue in which Supply Drop smoke would not appear if the box was not in sight.
  • Trees no longer turn into different kinds of trees upon being damaged.
  • This includes snow-covered trees no longer turning into non-snow-covered trees.
  • Fixed an issue in which Chests would sometimes already be broken or opened at the start of a match.
  • The “Welcome to Tilted Town” message no longer loops when players enter/exit Titled Town. It also no longer overlaps Storm warnings.
  • Walking over in-motion Bottle/Fancy Flip Toys no longer causes a camera issue.

Events

  • Pushed a fix on August 5 to address an Arena matchmaking issue causing players to be matched within a wider Hype range than intended.
  • Because players are now matched within a narrower Hype range, some players may experience longer queue times. This is to ensure higher-quality matches.

Playground

  • Fixed an issue involving Chests being unopenable in Tilted Town.

Performance

  • Further improved performance to reduce the chance of players landing on POIs with a low level of detail.

Art and animation

  • Plastic Patroller Outfit Visual Update
  • Added mud smears, wear and tear, and a brighter outline.
  • These changes were added to prevent this Outfit from providing a camouflage effect in certain areas of the map, which was making it very difficult to see.
  • All players who previously purchased this Outfit will have the option to refund it without using a Refund Token if they choose to do so.
  • Note: This refund option will be available for 30 days, with the timer starting after your next login.
  • Updated the Mecha Team Leader Outfit’s idle animation to its original version.
  • Improved the visuals of the Emotical Wrap on weapons.

Audio and UI

  • Enabled reverb on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • Contextual Tutorial System
  • A tip system designed to help guide and teach players new to Battle Royale.
  • This system displays tips to players during matches. Each tip appears in situations it is most relevant to.
  • Can be toggled “On” or “Off” in the Game Settings tab.
  • It is set to “On” by default.
  • Updated the Item Shop background.
  • The tiles for completed Missions no longer display “0%” and are no longer missing a check mark.
  • Suggested Challenges on the map screen no longer take up the entire space or show level-up Missions.
  • The tiles for Limited Time Missions no longer display “Soon” when it should display the time remaining.

Replay

  • In the Battle Map camera mode, the tracking now smoothly follows the path instead of jumping large steps.
  • Disabled Storm post-processing in Battle Map.
  • Added keyboard bindings to change the playback speed in replays. G now increases the playback speed, and Shift+G now decreases the playback speed.
  • Changing the options for the Battle Map camera mode no longer resets the camera placement.
  • Battle Map no longer switches to a third-person view when the Battle Bus launches.
  • Disabled Squad visibility option in Battle Map when viewing a Solo match.

Mobile

  • Push notifications system
  • The system can be managed in the device settings or in-game settings to toggle “On” and “Off.”
  • Safe zone will be respected on iOS X devices on the Battle Pass page.
  • Auto fire will now be applied to players with a Bush equipped.
  • Teammates and Quickbar HUDs will be displayed when spectating.
  • “Quit” button has been removed on the log out screen.
  • A single tap is needed to open the Map after it has been closed with ”X” at the top of the screen.
  • “Push To Talk” button is back while on the Battle Bus.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Resolved a crashing issue that would occur when leaving the game in the background after completing a match on Android.
  • Resolved a crashing issue that would occur when the device was put in sleep mode for more than 10 seconds on iOS.
  • B.R.U.T.E. buttons are now named appropriately.
  • When players are selecting a match mode, no secondary selection border will appear.
  • The “Decline” button in the HUD layout tool will correctly remove any changes made.
  • The “Show Help” button will dismiss when entering the Battle Bus.
  • The Item Shop page will be centered for devices in 4:3 resolution.
  • The Battle Pass page indicator won’t duplicate.
  • The “Quick Heal” Button will not appear when players are in a Downed But Not Out state.
  • Autofire with Scoped Revolver correctly fires.
  • Pressing “X” on the Map to close it won’t disable right-stick functionality for the ‘Razer: Raiju’ controller.
  • Keyboard’s text box won’t stay on screen after locking and unlocking the screen while writing a gifting message on Android.
  • We’ve made graphical improvements in the following areas:
  • View All Rewards screen from the Battle Pass
  • Spray Sale Glider
  • Tac Bats Harvesting Tool
  • Yonder Outfit variant
  • Atmosphere Backpack
  • Catalyst Outfit eyes
  • Vendetta Outfit
  • Updated to look the same as it does other platforms.

Fortnite: Creative

Islands

  • Updated Island Select menu.
  • Create up to 50 islands.
  • Islands available:
  • Temperate, Meadow, Arctic, Frosty Fortress, Ice Lake, Canyon, Wasteland, Tropical, Rivers Edge, Volcano, Sandbar, Caldera, Kevin Floating, Black Glass, Grid and The Block.
  • Updated the Island Select UI to improve usability.
  • Added a Deleted Islands tab:
  • When islands are deleted they will appear in this area and can be recovered for a limited time.
  • Once you have 50 islands and 5 deleted islands, the oldest deleted islands will be permanently lost each time you create a new island.
  • Islands are still named in the Description tab of the My Island menu.
  • Re-publishing an existing island will now update the original island code instead of creating a new one.
  • The owner of a published code can lock their island code so players can only access the specified version of the published island by default by going to the code link on the Epic Games site and selecting the active version.

Gameplay

  • Added new options to the Game and Game Settings menus:
  • Note: Everything below was added in v10.00 but was missing from the patch notes.
  • All Teams Must Finish: No, Yes (Default: No).
  • Win Condition: Most Rounds, Most Score (Default: Most Rounds).
  • Allow Aim Assist: Yes, No (Default: Yes).
  • PVP Pickaxe Damage: Default, None (Default: Default).
  • Visit the World Cup Creative Finals Trophy in the Creative Hub. You can even see the winners names etched into it.
  • Fixed a bug where games that switched players’ teams on death would not obey the maximum team size or team ratio settings.
  • Fixed a bug where a player joining a match in progress as a spectator would return to the Creative Hub when the game changed rounds.
  • Fixed an issue where players could bypass ‘Allow Out of Bounds’ settings when using Fly mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the Last Standing option did not end games upon final elimination.

Weapons and items

  • Reduced the environmental damage value of the Infinity Blade from 10,000 to 600 to allow it to be used with Creature Spawners.
  • Prop-O-Matic
  • Fixed a bug where a player would enter a broken state when using the Prop-O-Matic at the same time as removing it from their inventory.
  • Fixed an issue where the Prop-O-Matic was incorrectly using the rocket ammo icon.

Creative tools and phones

  • Added a new option to the Game Settings menu:
  • Camera Filter: Allows you to add post-processing effects to players’ screens while they’re on your map.
  • Default, Sepia, Retro (Default: Default).
  • Fixed an issue where rapidly selecting building pieces with Multi-select caused other building pieces to turn (and stay) green on islands.

Prefabs and galleries

  • Added the Pillar Gallery. be moved around like props.
  • Added the Particles Gallery B, which features butterfly and seagull particles.
  • Added additional pieces, with the same color on both sides, to Obstacle Course Galleries Black, Blue, Green, Grip Tape, Orange, Purple, Red & White.
  • Updated the Indoor Residential Prop Gallery with birthday props.
  • Updated the Truck ‘N’ Oasis Gallery with a telephone pole, highway sign and the camel.
  • Updated the Nature Ice Cliff Gallery with icy meteor rocks.
  • The props in the Roadside Diner are no longer interactable.
  • The Viking Village Prop Gallery can now be rotated after being pasted.
  • Fixed an issue where the ice lake on Ice Lake Island would disappear with low visual settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Right Triangular Prism Gallery’ assets health bar would persist when using the “Phone Tool” to pick up.

Devices

  • Increased the number of available Trigger channels from 24 to 32 and the number of available Receivers from 30 to 40.
  • Added a new version of the Item Spawner.
  • The new Item Spawner is placed as an object rather than a trap and can be manipulated with the Phone tool.
  • NOTE: The old trap-based Item Spawner will continue to be available for a while, it will eventually be removed from the inventory. This will not affect existing maps which use the old Item Spawner, it will simply remove the old version from the devices menu. Let us know what you think about this new Item Spawner on our social channels.
  • Items Respawn: On, Off (Default: On).
  • Random Spawns: Off, Random, No Repeats (Default: Off).
  • Visible During Games: On, Off (Default: On).
  • Time Before First Spawn: Instant, 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds, 4 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, 1.5 minutes, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes (Default: 10 seconds).
  • Time Between Spawns: Instant, 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds, 4 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, 1.5 minutes, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes (Default: Instant).
  • Wood/Stone/Metal Cost of Item: The item can only be picked up if the player has the required amount of the specified material in their inventory.
  • No Cost, 5, 10-200 (increments of 10), 200-500 (increments of 20), 500-700 (increments of 50), 800, 900, 1000 (Default: No Cost).
  • Bonus Ammo for Weapons: On, Off (Default: On).
  • Run Over Pickup: Off, On (Default: Off).
  • Item Visibility: 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x (Default: 1x).
  • Enabled on Game Start: Enabled, Disabled (Default: Enabled).
  • Enable When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Disable When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Spawn Item When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Cycle to Next Item When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Added B.R.U.T.E. Spawner.
  • Spawner Settings
  • Enabled: Disabled, Enabled, Warmup, Game Start (Default: Enabled).
  • Respawn Time: Never, Instant, 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds, 4 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 40 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, 1.5 minutes, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes (Default: Instant).
  • Respawn Vehicle when Enabled: Yes, No, Only if Needed. (Default: Yes).
  • Destroy Vehicle when Disabled: Yes, No (Default: Yes).
  • Respawn Vehicle When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Despawn Vehicle When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Enable When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Disable When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Advanced Storm Controller (Added in v10.00) – Allows you to create a customized multi-phase Storm on your maps. Use it in conjunction with Advanced Storm Beacons to create highly customized Storm patterns. This device is still in development and may be changed in the future to provide an improved experience.
  • Advanced Storm Controller Settings
  • Generate Storm on Game Start: Should the Storm start as soon as the game begins?
  • Yes, No (Default: Yes).
  • Storm Phases: Should the Storm use standard Battle Royale phases or take instructions from Advanced Storm Beacons?
  • Default, Custom (Default: Default)
  • NOTE: If you are using Custom Storm phases, it is strongly advised to have an Advanced Storm Beacon for each phase of your Storm, including phase 1, since with the current implementation, leaving phases undefined can lead to some unpredictable/undesired results.
  • Phase One Radius: Sets the initial radius of the Storm at phase one.
  • 5m, 10m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 50m, 75m, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 1000m, 2000m, 3000m, 4000m, 5000m (Default: 200m)
  • Delay Time: How long after game start should the Storm appear?
  • None, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes (Default: None).
  • Starting Phase: At which phase should the Storm begins when it appears?
  • 1-50 (Default: 1)
  • Late Phases Move: Can the late phases of the Storm move outside the radius of the previous phase?
  • Yes, No (Default: Yes).
  • NOTE: This only has an effect when using Default Storm phases. With Custom Storm phases, the Storm will take its movement rules from your Advanced Storm Beacons.
  • Generate Storm When Receiving From: Generates the Storm on receiving a signal from the selected channel.
  • No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Destroy Storm When Receiving From: Disables the Storm controller, removing the Storm immediately on receiving a signal from the selected channel.
  • No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • When Phase Ended Transmit On: Sends a signal on the selected channel at the end of each Storm phase.
  • No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Advanced Storm Beacon (Added in v10.00) – Can be used to override the default Battle Royale Storm behaviour, allowing you to create Storms that move and behave exactly the way you want them to. Use these in conjunction with the Advanced Storm Controller when it is set to use Custom Storm phases.
  • Advanced Storm Beacon Settings
  • Phase: Which Storm phase does the beacon control?
  • 1-50 (Default: 1).
  • End Radius: Sets the radius of the Storm at the end of the selected phase.
  • Don’t Override, 5m, 10m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 50m, 75m, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 1000m, 2000m, 3000m, 4000m, 5000m (Default: Don’t Override).
  • Wait Time: How long should the Storm wait before beginning to resize?
  • Don’t Override, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes (Default: Don’t Override).
  • Resize Time: How long should the Storm take to reach its new radius?
  • Don’t Override, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 1.5 minutes, 2 minutes, 2.5 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes (Default: Don’t Override).
  • Damage: How much damage should the Storm do each second to players caught in it?
  • Don’t Override, None, 1%, 2%, 5%, 7%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 50%, 75%, Instant Elimination (Default: Don’t Override).
  • Movement Behaviour: How should the Storm move?
  • Don’t Override, Move Randomly, Move to Beacon, None (Default: Don’t Override).
  • Move Distance Min: What is the minimum distance that the Storm should move? (Only works if Movement Behaviour is set to ‘Move Randomly’).
  • Don’t Override, 0m, 5m, 10m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 50m, 75m, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 1000m, 2000m, 3000m, 4000m, 5000m (Default: Don’t Override).
  • Move Distance Max: What is the maximum distance that the Storm should move? (Only works if Movement Behaviour is set to ‘Move Randomly’).
  • Don’t Override, 0m, 5m, 10m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 50m, 75m, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 1000m, 2000m, 3000m, 4000m, 5000m (Default: Don’t Override).
  • Added options to the Basic Storm Controller
  • Generate Storm on Game Start: Should the Storm start as soon as the game begins?
  • Yes, No (Default: Yes).
  • Generate Storm When Receiving From: Generates the Storm on receiving a signal from the selected channel.
  • No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Destroy Storm When Receiving From: Disables the Storm controller, removing the Storm immediately on receiving a signal from the selected channel.
  • No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • When Phase Ended Transmit On: Sends a signal on the selected channel at the end of each Storm phase.
  • No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Added options to all Vehicle Spawner devices.
  • Enabled: When can the spawner create vehicles?.
  • Disabled, Enabled, Warmup, Game Start (Default: Enabled).
  • Respawn Time: How long does the spawner wait after its vehicle is destroyed before it spawns a new one? (‘Never’ will allow vehicles to only ever be spawned via triggers).
  • Never, Instant, 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds, 4 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 40 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, 1.5 minutes, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes (Default: Instant).
  • Respawn Vehicle when Enabled: When the spawner switches from a disabled to an enabled state, should it spawn a new vehicle? ‘Yes’ will cause the spawner to destroy any existing vehicle and create a new one immediately, while ‘Only if Needed’ will only create a new vehicle if one doesn’t already exist.
  • Yes, No, Only if Needed. (Default: Yes).
  • Destroy Vehicle when Disabled: Should the spawner destroy any existing vehicle when it is disabled?
  • Yes, No (Default: Yes).
  • Respawn Vehicle When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Despawn Vehicle When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Enable When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Disable When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Added new options to the Objective Device.
  • Play Audio / VFX: On, Off (Default: On)
  • Collision During Games: On, Off, When Visible (Default: On).
  • Collide Against: All, Only Weapons (Default: All).
  • Score: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000 (Default: 0).
  • Turn Visibility On when Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Turn Visibility Off when Receiving From: No Channel, 1-32 (Default: No Channel).
  • Added new options to the Creature Spawner.
  • Spawner Type: Sets the look of the spawner.
  • Cube Spawner, Ice Spawner (Default: Cube Spawner).
  • Added additional options to Creature Type:
  • Cube Random, Ice Fiend, Major Ice Fiend, Ice Brute, Major Ice Brute, Ice Ranged, Poison Fiend, Exploding Brute, Ice Random, Rush Random, All Random (Default: Cube Random).
  • Added Cake to the Consumables Gallery
  • Consuming Cake gives the player 5 Health or Shield.
  • The following devices have updated/new preview holograms:
  • B.R.U.T.E., Shopping Cart, ATK, QuadCrasher, X-4 Stormwing, Driftboard, Cannon, Baller, Timer, Scoreboard, Team Settings & Inventory.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Renamed “Last Standing” option in the game menu to “Last Standing to End” and made the tooltip more helpful.
  • Fixed some issues on the Trigger device:
  • Trigger now correctly updates the visual channel number on copied triggers.
  • Trigger now correctly attributes the signal to a player when it’s activated from a vehicle.
  • Triggers will now only activate once per shot from a shotgun (rather than once per pellet).
  • Updated the tooltip on the Complete Once option in the Timer device.
  • Fixed some issues with the Weapon-Free Zone device:
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to swing and deal damage with a pickaxe inside the Weapon-Free Zone.
  • Fixed an issue where players could use weapons when transitioning out of one Weapon-Free Zone into another.
  • Fixed an issue where the Advanced Storm Device would not move the Storm to the correct beacon during phases.
  • Fixed an issue where the Flag object would not display properly when placed into the Item Spawner and Team Settings & Inventory devices.

UI and Social

  • Added the ability to show cumulative scores on the scoreboard HUD widget.
  • Fixed an issue where inspecting the in-game Challenge menu for a second time while using a controller would cause it to close and no longer function.
  • Fixed an issue where the hide/show details button would display improperly when the island description panel was displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where the Creative inventory would stay on screen even after closing the menu.
  • Fixed an issue where a Party Leader would be unable to rejoin their active game if they left while in progress but were still a member of the party.

Performance

  • Further improved a source of hitching on PC
  • Optimized memory on iOS to improve stability
  • Resolved a number of sources of Switch hitches

Mobile

  • Air Strike smoke visual effects can now be observed from a distance.
  • Text in My Island settings won’t overlap when scrolling through options.
  • Director’s Chair from the Movie Set Prop Gallery can now be highlighted with the Phone Tool.

Fortnite: Save the World

Missions and systems

  • Top Tier Twine Tweaks
  • Increased the quantity of Evolution Materials and Gold awarded by Mission Alerts.
  • Increased the rarity of Weapons/Survivors rewarded by Miniboss Mission Alerts and made them significantly less likely to be Transform Keys.
  • Increased the chance of Mission Alerts rewarding Evolution and Perk materials.
  • Increased the quantity of Drops of Rain, RE-PERK, Epic PERK-UP, and Legendary PERK-UP awarded by Missions and Group Missions.
  • Increased the chance of Missions and Group Missions awarding Perk materials and decreased the chance of awarding XP.
  • Increased the chance of Group Missions awarding Evolution materials.
  • Increased the chance of Missions awarding Drops of Rain.
  • Increased the chance of Missions awarding top-tier Ore and Crystal rather than Power Cells.
  • Increased the chance of Missions awarding Hero XP or Schematic XP rather than Survivor XP.
  • Increased the quantity of Perk materials awarded by Mission Alerts in high Canny Valley and Twine Peaks.
  • Increased the number of Mutant Storm and Mini-Boss Mission Alerts across the game
  • This increase is considerably greater in Plankerton and Canny Valley.
  • Updates to Trap Recycling and Trap Scoring:
  • Traps recycled at maximum durability now give back all the ingredients used to craft them.
  • Traps no longer provide Placement Score and Crafting Score, but their Activation Score has been increased to compensate for this change.
  • Locked Hit the Road zones are no longer visible on the world map.
  • Edit permissions for all Storm Shields have been reset to remove any unintended additions from a recent bug. Players will need to re-add permissions.
  • Fixed some mission alerts failing to spawn correctly. All Group Missions will now spawn a Mega Alert as a result.
  • Crafting Ingredients will now be granted when successfully completing the Resupply Mission.
  • Fixed onboarding flow to not show the Retry dialog before actually attempting first launch.
  • Wave 3 of Twine Storm Shield Defense 5 is now a timed wave instead of an elimination wave.
  • Corrected Medic’s Deal reward in Hit the Road to heal properly.
  • Weapons awarded for completing Record Dash in Hit the Road will now include perks.
  • Emotes are no longer interrupted when played on the vehicle in Hit the Road.
  • Music from truck upgrades should no longer play when players are far away from the truck.
  • Truck Music and Zone Music are muted properly during songs at the end of Hit the Road missions.
  • Lars’ Hit The Road conversations will no longer continue through the victory or defeat screens.
  • The metal icon should now appear consistently in the objective text for the Bridge Out secondary mission.
  • Fixed an occlusion issue on the rocket when panning the camera during the Launch the Rocket mission.
  • Players should now receive the correct medal when completing a mission’s basic requirements.
  • Reward chests from Signal Boost spawn closer to players.
  • Hit the Road’s Signal Boost mission awards the correct amount of reward chests.

UI

  • The mini map no longer goes blank when a player is eliminated in Hit the Road.
  • Objective markers no longer appear on the map indefinitely in the Hit the Road mission.
  • Emote music no longer continues to play when switching to another tab while previewing an emote in the lobby.
  • Spray decals now properly show up when shadows are toggled off.
  • Fixed Zoom controller button display in the world map.
  • Mission alert rewards will now correctly display the rewards during a mission.
  • HUD ammo counter will no longer show large numbers when the player is eliminated.
  • The tip text on the loading screen will no longer be cut off.
  • Collection book tiles now properly update when researching an item.
  • The blank Bonuses tab will now properly be hidden when Survivors are being viewed in the Event/Weekly Store.
  • Custom Wargames in Twine Peaks now display the correct reward item names.
  • Players will no longer lose input of the Close Game tab while opening Llama packs.
  • Attempting to leave a Storm Shield while Waiting For Assistance will no longer leave the player trapped there.
  • Fixed a crash on PC when trying to play old movie content.
  • Cloaked Star now takes inventory space.
  • The Health and Shield bar of spectating player now displays the correct values in Hit the Road.
  • The Rewards Info menu now shows the rewards for completing SSD1.
  • The number of waves completed will now appear correctly on the Results screen after completing an Endurance SSD.

Performance

  • Improved performance in the Frontend.

Heroes

  • Thunder Thora rumbles back into the Event Store!
  • Standard Perk: Electrified Floors
  • Enemies standing on structures affected by B.A.S.E take 12.7 base Energy Damage every 5 seconds.
  • Commander Perk: Electrified Floors+
  • Enemies standing on structures affected by B.A.S.E take 38.1 base Energy Damage every 5 seconds.
  • Available in the Event Store starting August 14 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • The following Hero perks now work with SMGs in addition to their original weapon type:
  • Assault Ammo Recovery
  • Assault Crit Damage
  • Assault Damage
  • Blaze of Glory
  • First Assault
  • Where’s Lefty
  • The following perks were NOT updated to work with SMGs. These perks have been made eligible for a reset:
  • Make It Count
  • Six Shooter
  • Hipshot
  • Swash
  • Buckle
  • The First Assault perk now works after overheating for weapons that use heat generation instead of magazines.
  • Players are no longer launched when they use the Heavy Attack with Spectral Blade into a Sand Tornado.
  • The Ninja’s Throwing Stars ability now cancels Emotes.
  • Destroying a B.A.S.E while Supercharged Traps perk is active will maintain the B.A.S.E bonus on traps.


Weapons and items

  • The following Legendary weapons, and their lower rarities, have been reclassified as SMGs and are eligible for a reset:
  • Blastotron Mini
  • Bobcat
  • Founder’s QuickShot
  • Hemlock
  • Lightning Pistol
  • Monsoon
  • Ratatat
  • Riptide
  • Silenced Specter
  • Thrasher
  • Typewriter
  • Vindertech Blazer
  • Viper
  • Added new Transform Keys for the SMG weapon category.
  • Updated Mission Alerts to possibly award new SMG Transform Keys.
  • Updated Llama Choice rewards to possibly award SMG Schematics.
  • Defender perks that increase Assault or Pistol damage now also increase SMG damage.
  • Assault and Pistol Defenders can now use SMGs as well as their primary weapon type.
  • When you recycle a trap from your inventory you will get up to 100% of the materials used to craft it back, depending on the remaining durability.
  • Defenders now hold spears correctly.

Gameplay

  • The Impossibly Spotless Finish Quest now properly displays its Banner in the Quest’s Rewards section of the Quest Log.
  • Corrected Husk pathing around B.A.S.E.
  • Power Rating Player Disconnect: We no longer disconnect a player with too low of a power rating after a match has ended.
  • This fixes a bug where players were unregistered when the game ended, but were then kicked before seeing the end game podium sequence because their power level could not be found.

Enemies

  • Husks should now damage structures while players are standing on B.A.S.E.

Art and animation

  • Built structures no longer appear transparent when they are upgraded.

Audio

  • Fixed an issue where occasionally the looting sound effects would not always play.

General

  • Players are now able to connect to the game’s servers after being logged out by connecting on another device.
  • Starting a PlayStation 4 from Rest Mode no longer causes a “Failed To Create Party” error.
  • Pressing the spacebar while having the banner menu open will no longer open another menu.
  • Added setting in parental controls to enable/disable text.
  • There will be an error message when trying to text chat when the feature is disabled.
  • Store offers are no longer missing after players change the language setting.
  • Reticles are no longer missing after switching from a scoped weapon.
  • Added an “Enable Voice Chat” button to the Voice Chat tab in the social panel when a player is in a party and has voice chat disabled.
  • Added an “Enable Voice Chat” notification that will pop up once per game session after a player joins a party while having voice chat disabled.
  • Fixed an issue involving the voice status indicator sometimes not displaying correctly when players are muted.
  • Party invite notifications will no longer keep appearing after a player joins or rejects the party invite.
  • Optimized CPU rendering on Switch. This is to improve the framerate when a large number of objects are visible.
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Fortnite Season X v10.00 Update Arrives

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Fortnite has dropped a brand new update, update v10.00, and with it comes B.R.U.T.E mech, Battle Pass Missions, and weapon-free zones, among others.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Weapons and items

  • B.R.U.T.E.
  • This vehicle can be operated by up to two players. If two players are operating it, one (the driver) controls movement, while the other (the gunner) rains down missiles and shotgun shots.
  • The driver is able to:
  • Dash into combat.
  • Super Jump to victory.
  • Stomp enemies and structures into the ground.
  • Anything you would normally harvest will grant materials when destroyed.
  • The passenger has two weapons at their disposal: a shotgun and a missile launcher.
  • Shotgun
  • Clip Size: 10
  • Damage: 50
  • Headshot Multiplier: 1.5x
  • Missile Launcher
  • Fires up to 10 missiles at once.
  • Holding down Trigger will begin loading missiles.
  • After releasing Trigger, or after 10 missiles have been loaded, all missiles will automatically fire.
  • New Mechanic: Overshield
  • Consumes 200 of any Material type to create a personal overshield for 5 seconds to protect you in the mech.
  • Vaulted
  • Baller
  • Quad Crasher
  • Flint Knock Pistol
  • Shadow Bomb
  • Semi-Auto Sniper
  • Tactical Assault Rifle
  • Mounted Turret
  • Air Strike
  • Itemized Glider Redeploy (still available in large team modes)
  • Over time, we have added many mobility options, both itemized and map-based. We feel that Season X is better experienced with a reduction in mobility. As with all changes, we’ll keep a close eye on how this affects the player experience.
  • Fixed the Heavy Shotgun not piercing through water in modes where it is available.
  • All Campfires now heal vehicles.
  • The Storm Scout Sniper Rifle no longer has perfect hip-fire accuracy after aiming down sights.
  • Boogie Bombs and Grenades no longer pass through vehicles.

Gameplay

  • Missions
  • New Battle Pass feature!
  • Missions are a series of thematic objectives that grant rewards. As you complete these objectives, you’ll earn Battle Stars, XP, and exclusive cosmetic items.
  • More information about Missions can be found in the Battle Pass and Challenges tabs.
  • Fixed an issue involving players getting stuck under a ramp as it’s placed.

Events

  • Arena Game Mode updates!
  • Season kicks off with Solos and Trios Arena.
  • Hype will be reset at the start of Season X, with a new scoring structure in place.
  • 10 Divisions – point values have been increased, but progression should be roughly the same. The bolded divisions are new.
  • Open I (0 – 499)
  • Open II (500 – 999)
  • Open III (1000 – 1499)
  • Open IV (1500 – 1999)
  • Contender I (2000 – 2999)
  • Contender II (3000 – 4499)
  • Contender III (4500 – 6499)
  • Champion I (6500 – 9999)
  • Champion II (10000 – 13999)
  • Champion III (14000+)
  • Scoring model updates – standardized points and bus fares across all playlists.
  • Solo
  • Eliminations: 20pt
  • Top 25: 60pt
  • Top 15: 30pt
  • Top 5: 30pt
  • Victory Royale: 60pt
  • Trios
  • Eliminations: 7pt (per team member)
  • Top 8: 60pt
  • Top 4: 30pt
  • Top 2: 30pt
  • Victory Royale: 60pt
  • Bus fare increases at Divisions 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
  • Matchmaking in Arena is still based on players with similar Hype. Players in higher divisions may experience longer-than-normal wait times to ensure higher-quality matches.

Performance

  • Improved level streaming performance for all platforms by optimizing the way assets are preloaded. This reduces cases in which players land on buildings with a low level of detail, particularly on Switch and Xbox One.

Art and animation

  • The Ride the Pony Emote is now a traversal Emote.
  • Players who earned the Ride the Pony Emote from the Season 2 Battle Pass have been given a new, additional traversal Emote: Pony Up!

Audio

  • Added new bullet impact sounds.
  • Increased the volume of distant gunfire and Gliders.
  • Increased Chest volume and audio range by 10%.
  • Ambient sound no longer cuts out when players walk between biomes.

UI

  • Pressing the Main Menu button on controllers now defaults focus to the Main Menu (right side of the screen).
  • The loading content message will no longer be stuck at 0% when players are matchmaking.
  • Fixed a Lobby camera issue when returning from a replay.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the selection of different players in the Lobby after switching from different game modes.
  • Selecting Leave Match no longer prevents a player in your party sitting out in the Lobby from entering matchmaking.

Replay

  • A new camera mode, Battle Map, has been added to server replays. This camera mode shows:
  • A path of where the followed player has been during the match.
  • The locations of the eliminations the followed player has done during the match.

Mobile

  • Auto-fire system improvements:
  • We’ve re-tuned Auto-fire for every weapon with this update and would love specific and detailed weapon feedback so that we can continue to improve it.
  • If you want to try it out and don’t use Auto-fire already, go into your HUD settings and enable Auto-fire.
  • Added a new setting: Tap to Search/Interact for Controllers.
  • Added a message for devices on Android that have the Sensor Pressure settings (S8, S8+, S9, S9+, and Note 9) to inform players about the settings being active.
  • Players would unintentionally return to the Home screen due to this setting being active.
  • We’ve increased the size of buttons and icons in the following areas:
  • The Frontend Lobby tab buttons.
  • The Crown for Party leader display icon.
  • The Map Marker.
  • “First team to reach the elimination goal wins!” message won’t remain throughout the whole match in Team Rumble.
  • Exiting a vehicle won’t reload the player’s weapon.
  • The button for skipping cutscenes is now visible on Android.
  • Vertical black lines aren’t displayed on the Challenges page.
  • The Settings Menu will properly display when language is set to Spanish.
  • The text on the menu buttons in the Settings Menu is aligned.
  • Quick Heal button won’t appear when falling or after opening the map.
  • Scaling the Quick Heal button in the HUD Layout Tool won’t cause the icon to change to the item’s icon in the inventory.
  • Quick Heal button won’t disappear from the HUD Layout tool when another button is modified.
  • Players are able to open doors or Chests while using the ADS button.
  • Build mode button will correctly change to the Weapon mode button when pressing it on Android.
  • Added header on multiple widgets in the HUD Layout Tool.
  • Graphical improvement of CloudBreaker outfit.
  • Graphical improvement of the blue variant of the Sea Wolf outfit.
  • Freefall icon will be displayed when falling to the map.
  • ADS button won’t be displayed when driving a vehicle that you entered while holding a gun.
  • When updating the Banner Trooper outfit, players won’t disappear in the Locker, and the proper Banner will be displayed.
  • Edit button will be displayed when using passenger seat.
  • Screen won’t turn black when looking inside of a body of water.
  • Jump button won’t remain greyed out after players press it.
  • Audio improvements.
  • Fixed the occasional static sounds on Android.
  • Tapping with interactable items in Edit mode will no longer cause the camera to lock.
  • Player won’t be able to edit through structures.
  • Ex: Looking at your wall and being able to edit another structure (floor, ramp, roof).
  • Fixed an unopenable Chest near Polar Peak.

Fortnite Creative

Islands

  • Added the Grid Island – A flat island entirely covered with grid squares to help with building measurements. The white grid square marks the center of the island. This island is low to the ocean to give the most room for building possible.

Gameplay

  • Added options for Team Rotation to allow for rotating between teams at various rounds.
  • Added 3rd, 4th, 5th , 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 20th, 40th, 60th options
  • Every Round and Every Other Round are still available, too.
  • Added a “Team Visuals Determined At” game option for controlling what cosmetic details (Team Names, Team Colors, etc) are associated with teams in game modes where the teams rotate from round to round.
  • Round Start, Game Start (default: Round Start)
  • Fixed an issue where players could appear at the wrong location before a game started.
  • Fixed an issue where Spawn Immunity would not be cancelled when firing a weapon.
  • Fixed an issue with Spawn Immunity Time not actually showing the visual effects for the selected duration.
  • The Secondary Ability (Exit Vehicle) button will be visible when in the Baller.

Weapons and items

  • Fixed an issue where players could lose the ability to aim or crouch after using the Prop-O-Matic.
  • Fixed an issue with Prop-O-Matic where collisions would no longer work after possessing certain types of props.
  • Fixed an issue with Prop-O-Matic with camera positioning when possessing spotlight props.
  • Fixed an issue where certain mirror and painting props would have the wrong orientation when possessed by Prop-O-Matic.
  • Fixed an issue that caused mounted turrets to drift downward over time.

Prefabs and galleries

  • Added the Risky Reels Prefab.
  • Added the Risky Reels Gallery.
  • Added more props to the Cabin Prop Gallery.
  • Added the campground arch to the Cabin Gallery.
  • Added more RV variants and the Snow Cone Truck to Car Gallery A.
  • Added additional car colors to Car Gallery B and removed the cars from Car Gallery A.
  • Fixed grass from clipping through the Throne Pedestal in the Castle Prop Gallery.
  • Fixed the Kitchen Pans & Kitchen Knives props disappearing while in low detail mode.
  • Fixed the Volcano Vent in the Air Vent Gallery facing the wrong way.
  • Fixed some visual issues with the sidewalk floors from the Paradise Palms Prefabs & Galleries.

Devices

  • Added “When Exploded Transmit On” setting to Explosive Devices that triggers when the object is detonated.
  • Added Team Settings device channel trigger for when a team is eliminated.
  • Added a 20 Seconds option to the Player Capture Time setting for the Capture Area device.
  • Added new Reset Times Triggered When Receiving From setting to Trigger device, which upon receipt, resets the counter for the number of times the Trigger has been activated.

Timer

  • The Timer’s display now flashes when the timer completes.
  • Fixed an issue where Timers would not be synchronized between all players.
  • Fixed an issue where Timer would trigger 1 second too late.
  • Fixed an issue where timer would play a sound every time it spawned (rather than only on placement).
  • Fixed Timer Device being able to be destroyed. It’s now indestructible.
  • New Options
  • Team (Any, 1-16. Default: Any). Which team can start or stop the Timer.
  • Complete Once (Yes, No. default: No). Will lock the device after it’s completed once. Allows the Timer to be used as a ‘Fastest Time’ trigger. A locked timer requires to be Reset via a received message before it can be used again.
  • Complete on End (Yes, No. Default:Yes). Whether or not the timer counts as Completed when it hits 00:00. Set to No to be used as a race to trigger it before it ends.
  • Show Trigger (Yes / No. Default: Yes). Shows or Hides the trigger pad on the device. When No, you’ll need to remotely trigger the device rather than having players manually activate it by touching the pad.
  • Alarm Audio (None / Siren. Default: Siren). Enables or disables the siren setting.
  • Alarm Volume (Very Low, Low, Medium, Loud, Very Loud. Default: Very Loud).
  • Score Value (-20 – 20. Default: 0). Provides score to the person who triggered / completed the timer when it completes.
  • Lap Time Team (Activating Team, None, 1-16. Default: None). Defines which team to update the lap time for when this timer is completed. Lap time is a new option in the Island’s UI Settings that can be shown on the scoreboard and used as a win condition.
  • Lap Time Style (Count Up, Count Down. Default: Count Down). Counting up sends the total time elapsed to the scoreboard. Counting down sends the remaining time.
  • Added Receiver Support:
  • Start when Receiving From. Starts the timer.
  • Pause When Receiving From. Pauses the timer.
  • Reset When Receiving From. Resets the timer back to its initial state (auto-starting it if the auto-start setting is on).
  • Enable When Receiving From. Powers-up, allowing it to be used.
  • Disable When Receiving From. Powers-down, stopping it counting-down or receiving input.
  • Complete when Receiving From. Completes the Timer, stopping it, triggering the alarm and updating the lap time (if set).
  • Set Lap Time when Receiving From. Sends the lap time to the scoreboard (if set) without stopping the timer.
  • Added Transmitter Support:
  • When Complete Transmit On. Sends a signal on a specific channel when the timer completes.

Color Changing Block

  • New Options
  • Enable on Minigame Start option (Yes, No. Default: Yes). Whether it can be touched to change color at the start of the minigame, or needs to be enabled before doing so.
  • Adding Receiver support
  • Enable on Received From. Allows this to be changed in color when touched.
  • Disable on Received From: Disallows color changing on touch.
  • Reset on Received From: Resets to the default color.
  • Set on Received From: Sets the block to the team of the player that sent the signal, allowing for remote activation.

Weapon-Free Zone

  • Options:
  • Zone Visible In Game (Off/On)
  • Base Visible In Game (Off/On)
  • Zone Width (½, 1-20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100)
  • Zone Depth (½, 1-20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100)
  • Zone Height (½, 1-20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100)
  • Enabled On Game Start (Enabled/Disabled)
  • Receiver Support:
  • Enable When Receiving From – Allows the Zone to turn on when receiving a remote signal
  • Disable When Receiving From – Allows the Zone to be turned off when receiving a remote signal
  • Fixed an issue which prevented Creature Spawners from being damageable when invulnerability and environmental damage were set to off.
  • Fixed an issue with Explosive Device exploding during warm up phase if a player was nearby when the match was started.
  • Fixed issue where Barrier Volumes could block Spectator Drones.
  • Fixed issue where Barrier visuals would sometimes still be visible even when disabled.
  • Fixed Creature Spawners not spawning creatures in Playgrounds mode in some cases.
  • Fixed Shooting Gallery targets not detonating proximity grenades.
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, Devices configured with receivers wouldn’t react to transmitters every other round.
  • Fixed an issue where the Music Sequencer would not always stop playback when expected.

UI and social

  • Fixed a typo in Damage Self Weapon Filter Team Setting option.
  • Fixed a typo in Allow Items to be Dropped setting in Game Settings tab.

Mobile

  • “Session has expired.” will not be shown when rejoining another players server.
  • Interact prompt will be visible for the movement modulator when placed on the Block islands.
  • Piano keys will be highlighted when selected with the Phone tool.
  • Graphical improvement on Chest & Ammo Gallery.
  • Graphical improvement of the Consumable icons.
  • HUD will feature the inventory.
  • Player will be able to exit the My Island menu by tapping on the screen or via the Exit button.
  • Name and description on Portal and Rift won’t jitter when aiming at portal.
  • Baller’s winch button will be greyed out when the grappler isn’t deployed.

Fortnite: Save the world

General

  • The first part of the Locker has arrived in Save the World. You can now use your Emotes, Music Packs, and Loading Screens.
  • The Locker is currently shared between Save the World and Battle Royale, so if you change it in either location, it will change in both.
  • Only Emotes, Music Packs, and Loading Screens are available for Save the World at the moment. We plan to support more types of cosmetics in future updates. Read more about this here.
  • Emotes:
  • All types of Emotes now work in Save the World: Dances, Emoticons, Sprays, and Toys. Any emotes you own are available in all modes.
  • You can slot up to 6 Emotes in the Locker for quick access on the Emote Wheel. Additional Emotes can be accessed by paging the wheel up or down.
  • You can use Dances and Emoticons in the Lobby.
  • Everyone who currently has access to play Save the World will keep Ride the Pony, which is now a traversal Emote. You can now use it in Battle Royale and Creative too!
  • Players who purchase Save the World Founders packs will also receive Ride the Pony.
  • Everyone keeps Dance Moves as well, as players in all modes start with that Emote.

Missions and systems

  • Introducing: Hit the Road!
  • Grab three other players and help Quinn get to the Radio Station to spin her Song of the Summer in this road trip adventure.
  • Quinn travels in a hover-truck, complete with a mobile storm defence shield.
  • Along the route are four randomized objectives, each with challenging gameplay and a variety of upgrades.
  • Get to the radio station, and protect Quinn from a final enemy wave. Hopefully you’ve collected enough traps, ammo, and resources to secure the victory!
  • If the vehicle loses all of its health the road trip ends, but players earn rewards based on the number of objectives completed.
  • You start the trip without your gear or supplies, making scavenging and harvesting a top priority.
  • You keep your trap schematics, and start with a few “hand-me-down” weapons, but weapon crafting is disabled.
  • Weapons with appropriate perks are scattered throughout the route, increasing your chances of survival without your weapon schematics.
  • Chests in Hit the Road spawn tier-appropriate weapons, traps, and resources.
  • Unlike previous events, Hit the Road uses Power Levels instead of Storm Shield Defense progress to match players to the correct difficulty, bringing more balance to the group.
  • If you are knocked out you will have to wait until your team reaches or completes an objective before you will respawn. Be careful out there!
  • New event quests have also been added to give players a chance to earn even more Hit the Road tickets.
  • Search everything you can for cassette tapes, helping Lars craft the perfect summer mix tape, and earning some Hit the Road event tickets.
  • Legendary Troll Stash Event Llama is available
  • Cost: 1000 Hit the Road Tickets
  • Llamas now contain Cyberpunk Heroes and Vacuum Tube Weapon Schematics
  • Mutant Storm Mission Alerts grant Hit the Road Tickets and are more numerous.
  • Miniboss Mission Alerts no longer grant Event Tickets and are less numerous.
  • Safe Harbor quest: Reduced Evacuate the Shelter quest requirement from 2 to 1.
  • Updated the mission rewards for “Eliminate and Collect” and “Resupply”.
  • Eliminate and Collect now rewards Hero XP and/or Survivor XP.
  • Resupply now rewards Schematic XP and a random crafting ingredient.
  • Known issue: Sometimes the crafting ingredient fails to be rewarded if players do not finish enough bonus objectives.
  • Some Heroes and Schematics from the Birthday Llama for Year 2 used to be locked. They have been updated to allow Recycling and Transformation. Any items that were adjusted will continue to not take up inventory space.
  • Shadow Ops Heroes, Military Weapons, and Vacuum Tube Weapons have been moved to the Expansion Tab in the Collection Book. These items may now be researched/recruited.
  • Exploding Deathburst has been replaced with a new modifier: Exploding Death Bomb. When Husky Husks, Sploders, and Riot Huskies are eliminated they leave behind a destructive bomb with a short fuse.
  • With the changing of the season, event ticket rewards have been removed from Wargames Daily Quests and Wargames Mission Rewards.
  • Mission Rewards for Wargames are reduced while Daily Wargames Quest rewards are increased:
  • Stonewood Daily Wargames Quests now reward additional Gold
  • Plankerton Daily Wargames Quests reward Gold and a choice of Evolution Materials
  • Canny Valley Daily Wargames Quests reward Gold and RE-PERK!
  • Twine Peaks Daily Wargames Quests reward Gold and a choice of Epic PERK-UP! or Legendary PERK-UP!
  • The “Husk Swarm” Wargames Challenge has been removed.
  • Endurance Rewards are reduced for its early waves, normalizing to their current values as you approach the final wave.
  • Mission Alert Weekly Quests in high-level Twine Peaks now display the correct power requirements for completion.
  • In the Hexed Wargames simulation, the statues no longer leave shadows behind when they disappear.

UI

  • Centered the Twine Peaks Storm Shield and Vinderman’s Mansion in-game maps.
  • UI and Minimap icons for melee weapons have been updated. Each melee weapon type now has its own unique icon.
  • Quickly opening Expedition rewards no longer causes the game to freeze.
  • Main quest tile is now centered properly when there is no quest map.
  • Adjusted Boom Bow alignment on the Weapon Wall in the Armory.
  • Updated grammar for descriptions of Air Strike and its upgrades.
  • Localization fix for Arabic for the points counter used throughout the front end.
  • Player names now scroll correctly in the team member UI.
  • Updated tooltips for Shock Tower and T.E.D.D.Y. to show base damage for the abilities.
  • Fixed some party notifications interfering with menu navigation when using a controller.
  • Resolved an issue with health/shields not updating after levelling/evolving a Hero from the Hero Loadout screen.
  • Fixed controller navigation sometimes not working in the Main Menu while in the front end.
  • Pick-up icons on the minimap will no longer flip 180 if the player is near and above them.

Heroes

  • Cloaked Star returns to the Event Store! Cloaked in mystery, this Mythic Ninja uses throwing stars to quickly take down the Husks.
  • Team Perk: Round Trip
  • Throwing Stars return to you, dealing their damage again on the way back.
  • Requires 2 Ninjas of Legendary or higher rarity.
  • Abilities
  • Throwing Stars
  • Crescent Kick
  • Smoke Bomb
  • Standard Perk: Fan of Stars
  • Throw all Throwing Stars together in an arc. Adds 1 additional star.
  • Commander Perk: Fan of Stars+
  • Throw all Throwing Stars together in an arc. Adds 3 additional stars.
  • Shock Tower and T.E.D.D.Y. no longer float in the air after their supporting structure is destroyed.
  • R.O.S.I.E. can no longer be placed overlapping a fragment or storm chest.
  • Hang Time and Leap Attacks no longer incorrectly negate knockback effects.
  • Fixed issue with Goin’ Constructor shield not always blocking area damage.
  • Destroying BASE with Supercharged Traps now correctly removes the BASE bonus to those traps.
  • Resolved an issue with Azalea Clark’s exploding Shock Tower not damaging Husks at high tiers.

Weapons and items

  • Added Vacuum Tube weapons as possible in-world drops.
  • The Tar Pit trap schematics now take up inventory space and can be recycled.
  • Weapon trails for the Corsair now display properly.
  • Cleaned up weapon trail timings for basic sword combo attacks.
  • The Atomic Light Expander’s heavy attack now correctly grants melee elimination credit.
  • Upgraded Typewriter weapon should now display on the weapon rack in the armory.
  • Fixed the Astro Bat 9000 playing an endless ringing sound if the projectile exploded during creation (e.g. spawned inside a wall).

Gameplay

  • Fixed issue with banner gadget permanently coloring structures blue.
  • Prevent teleporter from being placed inside small objects.
  • Prevent player from becoming trapped inside Supply Drop.
  • The current weapon is now reselected properly after using an ability while jumping off the map.

Art and animation

  • Lighting when going to the armory or command tab from the Locker or Store tab with shadows disabled now display correctly
  • Fixed lighting when switching between locker and armory with shadows disabled.
  • Resolved a bug where movement didn’t interrupt Emotes.

General

UI

  • All players’ matchmaking regions have been reset to Auto. You can change your preference in the Options menu.
  • Moved the FPS indicator to the lower left-hand corner while in the Lobby.
  • Hover tooltips will no longer prevent mouse clicks in the Settings menu.

Social

  • We discovered that the default Push to Talk (PTT) setting for new console players was “On,” which was unintentional. The default is now “Off,” and we are performing a soft reset of the Push to Talk setting for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch players. This is a one-time reset, and further changes to the setting will persist as normal.
  • Players who have manually changed their PTT settings in the past have had their PTT reset to “Off,” but they are able to change it back to “On.”
  • The Recent Players list has been re-enabled on all platforms. Players in your Battle Royale Squad or Save the World Team will be automatically added to this list as you play.
  • This list automatically clears when you close the game.
  • Fixed an issue in which a friend invite wasn’t properly being cleared.

Performance

  • A new mesh streaming solution has been enabled on Xbox One, Switch, and PC. This brings improved memory usage and streaming performance.
  • This will be rolled out to other platforms in upcoming releases.
  • Optimized UI performance to improve in-match framerate.
  • With Season X, the PC version of Fortnite requires a DirectX 11-capable graphics card to run the game, as mentioned in our blog post.
  • Implemented ray-traced distance field shadows on Switch.
  • This improves rendering performance and also provides increased shadow range.
  • Enabled multi-threaded particle simulation on Switch.
  • This improves the framerate, especially during skydiving.
  • Optimized GPU occlusion queries on Xbox One.
  • This provides a boost to dynamic resolution and performance.

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  • iPhone 8 scalability settings have been updated to be more in line with similar devices. Overall performance and stability have been improved.
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Watch the Fortnite Battle Between a Mech and a Sea Monster

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Fortnite closed out Season 9 with an epic clash between a sea monster and a mech and if you were there at the right time, you could witness it playing out first hand.

If you weren’t there, don’t worry, Polygon was and they shared the following video:

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