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Fortnite v9.30 Adds Chug Splash Item, New Prop Hunt Mode

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A brand new update arrived for Fortnite and v9.30 is bringing a new item to battle royale and a new mode to Creative.

Check out the official patch notes below:

Fortnite: Battle Royale

LTM

  • Sniper Shootout Duos: Sniper rifles only. May the best aim win!
  • Trios: Classic Battle Royale with Three-Person squads.
  • Solid Gold Squads:Fight to the finish using Legendary weapons.
  • Chug Splash
  • On impact, this thrown item splashes liquid in a small area. All players within the splash radius will be instantly granted 20 Health/Shield.
  • Grants health unless you are full health, in which case it will grant Shield.
  • Chug Splash can heal allies, enemies, and can extend the duration of the ‘knocked’ state for knocked players.
  • Rare variant.
  • Drops in stacks of 2.
  • Max stack size: 6.
  • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
  • Shotgun Swap Delay Removed
  • Shotgun cooldowns now only apply when the player is carrying multiple shotguns, regardless of Shotgun type.
  • This is a Quality of Life change to prevent the swap delay system from interfering with players who do not have multiple shotguns in their inventory. As with all changes, we’ll be keeping a close eye on this and make adjustments if necessary.
  • Reduced the Combat Shotgun’s long-range effectiveness
  • Reduced damage at medium distances by 10%
  • 2.44 tiles to 4.88 tiles
  • Reduced damage at long distances by 20%
  • 4.88 tiles to 9.76 tiles
  • The Combat Shotgun’s accuracy uniquely enables players to hit shots from longer distances compared to other shotguns. However, the damage at those longer ranges was a little higher than desired..
  • Vaulted
  • Boom Bow
  • Dual Pistols
  • Dynamite
  • These Vaults are primarily targeted at adjusting the availability of explosives, putting them more in line with where we think they should be.
  • Removed the ability to ride Proximity Grenade Launcher projectiles
  • Due to the faster speed of this projectile, it was causing problems with level streaming. You can still ride rockets launched from Rocket Launchers.
  • Added short delay to start damaging players from Storm Flip on entry, to mimic normal Storm gameplay
  • Added Storm Flip to Audio Visualizer when it is activated
  • Toys no longer will show up in the elimination feed on Starter Island
  • Players could shoot immediately after using a Rift to Go.
  • Supply Drones would sometimes spawn underground in areas with water.
  • Adjusted the area of around the Reboot Van that players cannot build to prevent the placement of floors and traps under the Van.
  • The Proximity Grenade Launcher was auto reloading while aiming down sights.
  • This is fix makes it consistent with Snipers and will reload once unscoping or after next attempt to fire.
  • Adjusted the timing for the effects of consumables to help situations where players would switch away from the consumable before it finished activating.
  • Reboot Cards will no longer fall to the ground. They will remain where they spawn.
  • Reboot Cards were remaining available on the map even after the timer had expired.
  • Campfires could block explosion damage at specific angles.
  • The Shadow Bomb double jump ability could be activated while under the effect of a Boogie Bomb.
  • Boogie Bomb effects would continue playing on players while they were skydiving.
  • Empty Shadow Bombs could not be discarded correctly if eliminated while the effect was active while in respawn game modes.
  • Players that had a Rift to Go used on them at the same time they were being rebooted would sometimes not be put into the skydiving state.
  • Storm Flip would deal incorrect damage if two were overlapped on each other.
  • Storm Flip was able to stop a Supply Drop from falling
  • Weapons were showing while using emotes while on a Driftboard

Audio

  • Improvements to Grenade Launcher and Grenade fuse sounds
  • Added a close-range fuse loop that is attenuated based on damage radius.
  • Sound ramps up as the projectile get close to exploding. If you hear this you’re going to take damage unless you block the explosion.
  • Lowered the volume of vehicles in a Slipstream that doesn’t have a driver/passenger.
  • Increase the range for the enemy 1×1 pickaxe impact sound from 1 tile to 1.5 tiles
  • Fixed an issue with audio device hot-swapping when switching between outputs.
  • One-shot sounds could re-trigger when walking into audio range.
  • This was most noticeable with harvesting, explosion, and gunshot sounds.
  • The Victory Royale sound no longer gets affected by the slow motion effect when a match is won.
  • The Combat Shotgun had the wrong fire sounds on Mobile/Switch.
  • The Baller suction sounds were playing 2d if someone piloted a baller that you’d previously dismounted.
  • Sounds for consumables would not play if approaching a player while they were already using them
  • Footstep audio for the “Take the Elf” emote wasn’t playing.

UI

  • Hiding the vehicle health bar that appears above a vehicle if you are the player operating it to avoid two vehicle health bars from being displayed.
  • The vehicle health bar that appears above a players health and shield will remain in the HUD.
  • The direction-to-safety vector lines were not appearing properly on the map when in game modes where respawn was enabled.

Performance

  • Rendering optimizations on player built walls to help end-game situations with thousands of building pieces.
  • Added general optimizations for audio visual indicators.
  • Resolved an issue causing poor performance in the lobby on Mac when in a large party.

Gameplay

  • Made the “Hold to Swap” feature an option. This defaults as OFF.
  • With the option OFF, pickup is now back on the initial button press instead of button release. This should result in more responsive pickup behavior.
  • Made the Fortbyte Pressure Plate Puzzle NW of The Block easier to complete.
  • Once unlocked the Fortbyte will be available for up to 15 seconds.
  • Parking all vehicles on the pedestals will trigger them, except the Hoverboard.
  • Slipstreams now fade out the visual effects and play audio cues to warn that they are shutting off before the collision and forces are disabled, to give players more advance warning.
  • Added Storm Flip color switch effects, depending on Storm intersection points.
  • Skydiving from the bus toward a slipstream was not auto-deploying gliders at the correct height.
  • Storm Surge was not activating in Phase 8
  • Player health could be improperly rounded when receiving damage.
  • The health bar for structures could disappear when hitting a wall and swapping to build mode.
  • Lava was dealing damage to players too quickly.

Replay

  • Scrubbing a replay could cause the unique font color on Golden points of interest to disappear.

Mobile

  • Increased the size of the auto-pickup radius for items
  • Graphical Improvements:
  • Lava textures were not appearing properly in the Floor of Lava Limited Time Mode on Android.
  • Resolved HLOD issues that were occurring at Loot Lake on Mobile.
  • Fixed the Quinjet Glider deploy animation on the Google Pixel 2.
  • The collar of the Instinct Outfit was clipping into the hood.
  • The Fiend Wrap and Turbulent Wraps were not displaying properly on certain Mobile devices.
  • The icon for the Wonder Outfit was displaying as pixels.
  • The FPS counter was not being properly displayed in-game when enabled.
  • While the map was opened, pressing anywhere outside of it was making that press count as if it was the joystick.
  • The Cycle Weapons HUD Layouts weren’t visible after jumping from the Battle Bus
  • Fixed an issue where the “Require Access to Contacts” prompts was appearing for Mobile players.
  • Sound effects and music were not playing properly on the Moto Z2Force and HTC U11 devices.
  • Reloading a Shotgun was being impeded when Tap Anywhere was active.
  • Using a bluetooth controller was assigning players to the incorrect matchmaking bucket.
  • Player character models weren’t appearing after returning to the Lobby from the Item Shop.
  • The Controller UI was appearing on screens even when a controller wasn’t connected.

Fortnite: Creative

Prefabs and galleries

  • Added the Mega Mall Prefab
  • Added 2 new Galleries:
  • Mega Mall Gallery
  • Mega Mall Prop Gallery
  • Added the Clocktower Trim and Ship It Trim to Neo Tilted Gallery A.
  • Added the Peely Walls to Neo Tilted Gallery B.
  • Added the tree in Mega Mall to the Nature Tree Gallery.
  • Added the bush in Mega Mall to the Nature Shrub Gallery.
  • Added the Volcano Throne and Red Dragon Egg to the Castle Prop Gallery.
  • Added Lava Bubbles Particle to the Particles Gallery.
  • Added Geyser Rocks to the Volcanic Rock Gallery.
  • Added Tent Color Variations to the Military Props Gallery.
  • Renamed the Challenge Gallery to the Collectible Gallery
  • Placing the Lab Tunnel would destroy other props near it.
  • The size of the preview volume for the Block Party Prop Gallery was not properly fitting in the gallery.
  • The rug and sports poster from the No Collision Gallery was not showing up on Mobile platforms.
  • The Arctic Base Hangar Door would delete itself when copied and pasted.
  • The Basic Storm Controller would not glow green when marked for multi-select.

Islands

  • Added the Wasteland Island.
  • Added the Caldera Island.
  • Added new Game Settings for configuring outdoor Lighting and Fog.
  • Light Brightness: Controls the intensity of outdoor lighting from the sun or moon.
  • Default: Uses the light brightness from the current time of day.
  • 0% – 100%: Sets a specific fixed light brightness. 0% is very dark, and 100% is very bright.
  • Light Color: Controls the color of light from the sun or moon.
  • Default: Uses the light color from the current time of day.
  • White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan: Sets a specific color for the lighting.
  • Fog Thickness: Controls the density of fog on the island.
  • Default: Uses the fog settings from the current time of day.
  • 0% – 100%: Sets a specific fog thickness. 0% turns off the fog, and 100% will pull the fog in very close to the camera!
  • Fog Color: Controls the color of the island’s overall fog.
  • Default: Uses the fog color from the current time of day.
  • Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan: Sets a specific color for the fog.
  • Note that lighting and fog graphics can look different depending on the platform.

Weapons and items

  • Added the Prop-o-Matic
  • Transform into a prop to hide from your opponents! You can aim at nearby props and trigger the Prop-o-Matic to possess the appearance of the desired object.
  • For best results, use with props found in the following galleries:
  • Outdoor Residential Prop Gallery
  • Indoor Residential Prop Gallery
  • Container Prop Gallery
  • When transformed, you can taunt other players by whistling.
  • Lock your location to stand completely still and blend in.
  • You can rotate the camera without rotating your prop when locked.
  • Note, you cannot transform into walls, structural elements, devices, or traps.
  • Added UI that displays during games to indicate the number of players hiding.
  • The UI element tracks the number of people with a Prop-o-Matic in their inventory.
  • The UI element is displayed automatically if someone starts a game with a Prop-o-Matic in their inventory.
  • Added UI to indicate the duration of time between the “ping” sound effect when hiding as a prop.
  • This UI element and the audio cue is only active while players with Prop-o-Matics are actively hiding as a prop.
  • Flag item locations, when dropped or being carried, are now indicated on the minimap.
  • A player’s health would drop to 50/100 after respawning in a game if the Infinity Blade was equipped.
  • The angle of the Stormwing camera would not change when switching between seats.
  • The time to equip a Sneaky Snowman was not matching the time displayed on the HUD, which is 3.5 seconds.

Devices

  • Added new settings to Beacons.
  • Enabled: Controls when the Beacon will be shown.
  • Enabled (default) – On
  • Disabled – Off
  • Warm-Up Only – Appears during the warm-up phase
  • Gameplay Only – Appears when the game is active
  • Beacon Style: Selects the visual style of the beacon.
  • Beacon (default)
  • Badge Style
  • Both
  • Hide HUD Icon At: Sets how far away the beacon’s icon will appear on the players Heads Up Display. (Badge Style only)
  • 2M, 5M, 10M, 15M, 20M, 30M, 50M, 100M, 150M, 200M, 250M, 500M (Default: 20M)
  • HUD Icon Identifier: Allows a specific alphabet letter to be displayed on the HUD Icon (Badge Style only)
  • None, A, B, C, D, W, X, Y, Z (Default: None)
  • Requires Line of Sight: Controls whether the HUD Icon is only visible when in plain sight. If disabled, the badge will be visible on the HUD even when visibility is obstructed.
  • Yes, No (Default: Yes)
  • Friendly Team: Controls whether this beacon appears as Friendly or Hostile for a given team.
  • All Hostile, All Neutral, All Friendly, Any, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (Default: All Neutral)
  • Team Visibility: Limits visibility of this beacon to only certain teams (both Beacon and Badge).
  • All Hostile, All Neutral, All Friendly, Any, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (Default: Any)
  • Enable When Receiving From: Shows the beacon when the specified channel is triggered, using the Trigger device.
  • Disable When Receiving From: Hides the beacon when the specified channel is triggered, using the Trigger device.
  • Added new settings to Particle props:
  • Enabled: Controls when the particles will be visible.
  • Enabled, Warm-Up Only, Gameplay Only, Disabled (Default: Enabled)
  • Enable When Receiving From: Shows the particle when the specified channel is triggered.
  • Disable When Receiving From: Hides the particle when the specified channel is triggered.
  • Added new settings to the Objective Device:
  • Added an additional health option, “Invulnerable”. When this is set, only triggers or an Explosive Device with the ‘Damage Indestructible Buildings’ option enabled can harm the device.
  • Added “Warning Notification Threshold” setting, controlling the remaining health percentage at which a damage warning notification will be shown.
  • None, 35%, 50%, 75% (Default: None)
  • Added “Critical Notification Threshold” setting, controlling the remaining health percentage at which a critical damage notification will be shown.
  • None, 5%, 10%, 25% (Default: None)
  • Added “Show Destroy Messages” setting. If enabled, show elimination feed messages when the objective is destroyed.
  • On, Off (Default: Off)
  • Added a new setting to Capture Item Spawner device.
  • Added “Show Capture Messages” setting. If enabled, show elimination feed messages whenever the capture item changes states (Captured, Taken, Dropped, etc).
  • On, Off (Default: On)
  • Added new settings to Player Spawn device:
  • Adding “Enabled during Phase” option. (Disabled, Enabled, Warm-Up Only, Gameplay Only. Default: Enabled).
  • Allows you to designate if a Player Spawn pad is active between gameplay and pre-game phases.
  • Color of Pad now changes to red when the Spawn is disabled (either manually disabled or no valid team).
  • Enable When Receiving From: Allows the use of this spawn device when the specified channel is triggered.
  • Disable When Receiving From: Disallows use of this spawn device when the specified channel is triggered.
  • Renamed the Air Vent Device to Air Vent Gallery, because it now contains multiple props.
  • Added the Geyser to the Air Vent Gallery.
  • The Geyser is a natural spring that launches players high up into the air and allows gliders to be activated.
  • Added new settings to Air Vent device:
  • Enabled: (Disabled, Enabled, Warm-up Only, Gameplay Only. Default: Gameplay Only)
  • Knockup Force: None, Low, Medium, High, Very High, Super High, Mega High (Default: Medium)
  • Added Gust Range: How far from the device the gust reaches (3m-15m in 1m increment adjustments. Default: 3m).
  • Min Knockup Percentage: 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, and 100% (Default, 100%). How much knock up is applied if you step into the gust at maximum range.
  • Enable When Receiving From: Enables the vent force when the specified channel is triggered.
  • Disable When Receiving From: Disables the vent force when the specified channel is triggered.
  • Activate when Receiving From a Channel: Provides a 1-second gust before switching off. Useful to use as a trap.
  • Added new settings to the Explosive Device:
  • Adding New Health Option: Indestructible.
  • Adding additional values to Proximity Range (1/8th Tile, 1/4 Tile).
  • Health Bar Style. Switches between the default health bar, an objective style health bar, and an objective style health bar that only shows up when the barrel is damaged. (Default, Badge Style, Badge Style Damaged. Default: Default).
  • Hide HUD Icon At: Distance at which the icon is displayed, in meters (Badge Style Only)
  • 2m, 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m, 30m, 50m, 100m, 150m, 200m, 250m, 500m. (Default: 20).
  • HUD Icon Identifier: Displays a letter to show on the HUD Icon (Badge Style Only)
  • None, A, B, C, D, W, X, Y, Z. Default: None
  • Requires Line of Sight: Whether the HUD Icon only shows when you are within line of sight. (Badge Style Only).
  • Yes, No. Default: Yes.
  • Added new setting to Team Settings & Inventory device.
  • Initial Team Size Ratio: This allows you to set team size ratios. For example, if Team 1 has a Team Size Ratio of 3 and Team 2 has a Team Size Ratio of 1, then Team 1 will have three times as many players as Team 2.
  • Don’t Override, 1 – 10 (Default: Don’t Override)

  • Added new settings to Player Checkpoint Device:
  • Added Enabled on Game Start: Whether or not the checkpoint will mark your save when you run over it
  • Enabled, Disabled (Default: Enabled)
  • Added Enable When Receiving From: Enable the checkpoint when receiving on this channel
  • Added Disable When Receiving From: Disable the checkpoint when receiving on this channel
  • Added When Activated for First Time Transmit On: The first time this checkpoint is activated we will transmit on this channel
  • Added When Activated for First Time Per Player Transmit On: The first time this checkpoint is activated for each player we will transmit on this channel
  • Added new settings to Item Spawner device:
  • Added new option to Time before first spawn: Instant, spawns the item at the start of the game
  • Added Enabled on game Start: Whether or not the item spawner will begin spawning items at the beginning of the game
  • Enabled, Disabled (Default: Enabled)
  • Added Enable When Receiving From: Begins spawning items from the item spawner when receiving on this channel
  • Added Disable When Receiving From: Destroys the item on the spawner and stops the spawner from spawning items when receiving on this channel
  • Added Spawn Item When Receiving From: Spawns the next item in the item spawner if there is not already an item on the item spawner when receiving on this channel
  • Added Cycle To Next Item When Receiving From: Destroys the current item on the item spawner and then spawns the next item on the item spawner when receiving on this channel
  • Added new settings to Creature Spawner device:
  • Enabled On Game Start: Whether the spawner will actively spawn at the start of a game or not.
  • Enabled, Warm-Up Only, Gameplay Only, Disabled (Default: Enabled)
  • Enable When Receiving From: Enable the spawner when receiving on this channel
  • Disable When Receiving From: Disable the spawner when receiving on this channel
  • Added new settings to Billboard device:
  • Enabled: Whether text will show during the specified game state or not.
  • Set Text Visible When Receiving From: Show billboard text when receiving on this channel
  • Set Text Hidden When Receiving From: Hide billboard text when receiving on this channel
  • Renamed the Collectible Gallery option, Only Visible to Collecting Team, to Visible to Opposing Team.
  • Never, Always, or Until Fully Collected (Default: Never)
  • The Hover Platform was preventing players from building through it in some cases.
  • Fixed various issues with the Billboard and how text wrapped between lines.
  • Reverted to the original font.
  • The Item Spawner where Respawn Time of 3s would not be saved correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Barrier device would not scale visually based on changes made in the customization options.
  • The Flag was not appearing on the map or minimap.
  • The Storm was not appearing on the map or minimap.
  • Creative servers were ending when a game was completed after a Storm has finished closing.
  • The Flag despawn, pickup, and throw sound effects were projected from the Capture Area rather than where the actions took place.
  • Players were immune to Storm damage when the “Starting Circle” was set to 10 on the Basic Storm Controller device.
  • The Storm from the Basic Storm Controller was missing a timer when active during a game.
  • The Flag ambient flapping audio was too loud.
  • The ambient audio for the Basic Storm Controller would stop playing after a game.
  • The texture on the Color Changing Tile was stretching when placed vertically.

Gameplay

  • Added a new setting “Building Can Destroy Environment” in the Game Settings.
  • Yes: When players build during gameplay, certain props may be destroyed when built upon. This is the default setting.
  • No: Props are never destroyed when players build on top over them during gameplay.
  • Added a new “Delete” option for “Keep Items When Eliminated” in the Game Settings.
  • By default, players will drop their inventory items when eliminated.
  • When Delete is selected, inventory items will be removed from the game when the player is eliminated, and the player will respawn with default items.
  • Added new settings to apply damage to players when they hit something.
  • Damage Self On Hit Amount: How much damage to apply to the attacking player when they hit a target.
  • 0 – 999 (Default: 0)
  • Damage Self Requires Non-Zero Damage: Sets whether at least one point of damage is required before the attacking player will also be damaged.
  • Yes, No (Default: Yes)
  • Damage Self Target Filter: Optionally restricts self-damage to only apply to certain types of characters.
  • Non-Players, Players, All (Default: All)
  • Damage Self Weapon Filter: Optionally restricts self-damage to only apply when specific classes of weapons are used.
  • Pickaxe Only, Ranged Only, Melee Only, All (Default: All)
  • These settings can also be overridden for specific teams using the “Team Settings & Inventory” device.
  • Added effects when respawning, as well as a golden flash effect to indicate how when a player is invincible after respawn.
  • Added a new option in the Game Settings to “Allow Manual Respawning”
  • Yes, No (Default: Yes)
  • The Max Initial Team Size setting was not being enforced in some cases.
  • Players were spawning without their starting inventory.
  • A networking issue would occur with physics collision that was causing “jump fatigue” issues with certain props.
  • Explosive Device sound effects could be muted while the match start cue was playing.
  • Sound cues at the end and beginning of Rounds was not properly triggering.
  • The Capture Item Spawner was not displaying the related item name during interactions in the Activity Feed.

Creative tools and phone

  • The hover-over highlight was not appearing on certain props and building tiles.
  • Objects that were being held with the Phone were being saved outside the Island’s boundary.
  • The Phone would not delete objects that were touching the boundary of the Island.
  • Objects highlighted in red would paste when using multi-select.

UI and social

  • End of round and end of game flow has changed.
  • Added time dilation when the round and/or game finishes to break up gameplay before showing winners.
  • Winner screens now show before all scoreboards.
  • Round Winners are shown if the game has multiple rounds
  • Displaying Round numbers instead of team names
  • Game Winners are shown at the end of the game
  • Made it clearer if the player is on the winning team
  • Scoreboards are shown afterward.
  • Round scores are shown if the game has multiple rounds
  • Timer shows time till next round or time till game scores are displayed
  • Game scores are shown at the end of the game
  • “Eliminations to Win” was changed to “Eliminations to End”
  • “Creature Eliminations to Win” was changed to “Creature Eliminations to End”
  • “Objectives to Win” was changed to “Objectives to End”
  • “Collect Items to Win” was changed to “Collect Items to End”
  • “Score to Win” was changed to “Score to End”
  • “Scoreboard Stat” 1-4 has been renamed to “Scoreboard Tiebreaker” 1-4.
  • “Scoreboard Stat 5” has been removed from the UI Settings in My Island.
  • Changed the help text for the Allow Manual Respawning game setting to be easier to understand.
  • Changed the Scoreboard settings help text to explain how the win condition for the round works.
  • Fixed settings for the Creature Spawner being called “True” or “False” instead of “Enabled” and “Disabled”.
  • Players could potentially get duplicate widgets during games.
  • Island description text could overlap the rift waypoint if the description was too long.
  • The Chest tab in the Creative Inventory was not displaying the number of stored items.

Fortnite: Save the World

Missions and systems

  • New SSD Mission: Endurance
  • Complete all of your Storm Shield Defense missions in any zone to unlock the Storm Shield Endurance mission.
  • Storm Shield Endurance is 30 waves of escalating enemies that will test the best fort designs.
  • The Major will occasionally throw in a Wargames simulation to keep you on your toes.
  • The difficulty is based on the zone that you’re in, so it will be the easiest in Stonewood, but will require expert gameplay in Twine Peaks.
  • Enemies drop more ammo than normal, but plan on bringing different weapon types just to be safe.
  • Players who complete this challenge will earn:
  • Four new and unique Endurance banners by completing all 30 waves for each zone.
  • Earn a Legendary Troll Stash Llama for completing all 30 waves of a zone.
  • Earn Gold, RE-PERK!, and PERK-UP! based on your wave progress.
  • Retrieve the Data mission has been replaced with the Beta Storm version!
  • Retrieve the data now has a Storm closing in on the landing zone.
  • The landing zone defense area is a 1×1 area.
  • Players can vote to allow the balloon to be shot down after locating the landing zone.
  • The first Retrieve the Data in Stonewood does not have a Storm but has a 1×1 landing zone.
  • Resupply is back as a permanent primary mission.
  • Harvest and Collect a shopping list of items in 10 minutes as the Storm shrinks.
  • The “Assist Wargames” and “Assist Wargames (Repeatable)” quests have been updated to count hosts who utilize the “Wait for Assistance” functionality in addition to players who use the Wargames Assist feature of Community Lookout.
  • Stonewood, Plankerton, Canny Valley, and Twine Peaks will now all reward the same quantity of event tickets for Wargames.
  • Players will now be rewarded any of the four evolution materials at all difficulties in Plankerton and Twine Peaks Wargames.
  • PERK-UP! Rewards in High level Twine Peak Wargames will now only be of Epic or Legendary quality.
  • In the Hexed Wargames simulation, statues no longer pop-out of visibility if the player moves far enough away from the statue.
  • The recommended power and Husk rating in the last 2 difficulty zones in Twine Peaks have been increased to 132 and 140 respectively.
  • This is only a visual change – there is no change in the Husks actual difficulty.
  • The Target Practice secondary mission will now appear in more open areas.
  • Statue icons in the Hexed Wargames simulation were disappearing from the minimap after a player disconnected from the group.
  • If all party members are knocked down in Wargames, players would sometimes be revived before the defeat screen displayed.
  • Repair the Shelter would take damage from Husks in underground caves below the shelter.

Heroes

  • Chromium Ramirez returns to the event store!
  • Standard Perk: In a Pinch
  • Reloads with an empty magazine regenerates 13.5% of your Shield over 3 seconds.
  • Commander Perk: In a Pinch+
  • Reloads with an empty magazine are 50% faster and regenerates 13.5% of your Shield over 3 seconds.
  • Available in the Event Store starting June 19 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • Diecast Jonesy returns to the Event Store!
  • Standard Perk: Boomstick!
  • Increases Goin’ Commando Damage by 25%
  • Commander Perk: Boomstick!+
  • Increases Goin’ Commando Damage by 50% and changes Damage type to Energy.
  • Available in the Event Store starting June 19 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • The Standard Perk In a Pinch was incorrectly granting reload speed.
  • As a result, Chromium Ramirez has been marked for an item reset.
  • The Commander Perk In a Pinch was incorrectly granting the indicated shield value.
  • Reload speed was not functioning properly when using the commander perk In a Pinch+.
  • The In and Outlander perk was not properly tracking eliminations for Phase Shift.
  • The Shifting Gears perk was causing Phase Shift to catch on inclines.
  • Phase Siphon and Run and Stun perks weren’t properly colliding with the Husks.

UI

  • The Storm Shield computer has had an overhaul with an all new layout and art!
  • Lighting issues were occurring in the lobby when shadowing was turned off.
  • Quest names in the Quest Tab would not scroll if they were longer than the intended display area.
  • Some languages were showing cut off text during a Llama opening choice sequence.
  • The open Llama prompt wasn’t updating properly when claiming reward Llamas.

Performance

  • Improved performance of the raft that appears in some Arid zones.
  • Improved performance of the ceiling drop trap.
  • A hitch was occurring when entering the Armory menu.

Weapons and items

  • Defenders can once again see and shoot through walls with the Neon Sniper.
  • Defenders can once again shoot through walls with the Obliterator.
  • If there is a wall between the defender and Husk, the defender will only be able to hear the Husk up to 4 tiles away.
  • As a result, the Obliterator is now marked as eligible for item reset.
  • Energy Cells no longer cost Bacon to craft.
  • Increased the Battery cost from 1 to 3 per 100 energy cells.
  • Defenders could not fire the Plasmatron 9000.
  • Fixed elemental alterations not showing correctly on the following weapon sets:
  • Steampunk
  • Ratrod
  • Flintlock
  • Medieval
  • The weapon destruction effects weren’t correctly playing when the Easter Egg Launcher ran out of durability.
  • Fixed Scatter Shot projectiles from Retro Sci-Fi weapon perks detonating against certain types of invisible collision.
  • Elemental effects would sometimes grow to enormous scale after using a consumable and auto-equipping a weapon.

Gameplay

  • The screen would sometimes zoom out and change color when taking damage from a rift.

Art and animation

  • Defenders would sometimes not hold certain weapons properly.
  • Players could sometimes see or hear Storm effects when near a player who is on the other side of the Storm.
  • Storm effects in the arid biome would not correctly change color gradients when a player entered the Storm.

Audio

  • Updated the Supply Crate collect sound.
  • Shock Tower explosions would sometimes be suppressed during combat.
  • Phase Blaster impacts now were using incorrect audio.
  • Pickaxing the landing zone sounds were playing incorrectly in Retrieve the Data missions.

General

  • Player Surveys
  • For widgets with multiple answers and select options, there is now an upper limit on how large that field is before scrolling commences.
  • Text Chat messages have been re-compacted into a single line across all game modes and screens.
  • Some HUD settings weren’t correctly saving.
  • Players could get stuck in a bad party state when signing into a different platform.
  • IOS Voice Chat setting now defaults to ON instead of OFF, matching other platforms.

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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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Fortnite v9.40 Update Arrives

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A brand new update has rolled out for Fortnite and v9.40 comes with new tactical shotgun rarities, Keving the Cube floating islands, as well as Birthday Brigade Jonesy.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Weapons and items

  • New Epic and Legendary Tactical Shotgun.
  • 83 / 87 maximum damage.
  • 1.5 shots per second.
  • Holds 8 shells.
  • Headshot multiplier of 2.25.
  • Available from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, Loot Carriers, and Vending Machines.
  • Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle now has reduced zoom while scoped.
  • This is a Quality of Life change to help improve the usability and feel of this weapon.
  • Combat Shotgun changes
  • Reduced Headshot multiplier from 1.7 to 1.5.
  • Reduced the long range effectiveness of the Combat Shotgun
  • Reduced the falloff curve ranges from:
  • 2.44 tiles (unchanged)
  • 4.88 tiles to 4.39 tiles.
  • 9.77 tiles to 6.84 tiles.
  • 19.53 tiles to 11.72 tiles.
  • After observing recent changes to damage falloff, we decided to further reduce its long range effectiveness and alter the curve to fall a bit more in line with other shotguns but still retain its unique flavor.
  • Vaulted
  • Suppressed Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Epic and Legendary variants.
  • Unvaulted
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants.
  • Drum Shotgun now has the correct environmental damage falloff.
  • Fixed a bug in which a Launch Pad couldn’t be destroyed by a pickaxe.

Gameplay

  • Picking up an item that fills a stack and creates an overflow will no longer result in the currently equipped item being dropped.
  • Instead of causing the currently equipped weapon to be dropped, the overflow will be dropped.
  • Players will now automatically pick up a consumable if it is already in their inventory and not maxed out.
  • If the auto pickup fills a stack, the overflow will be dropped.
  • A new Glider and Harvesting Tool have been added for Save the World Founder’s Pack owners.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue involving Supply Drone Boxes not being visible after players shoot down the Supply Drone.
  • Supply Drones no longer remain stationary after getting stuck for too long.
  • Changed Invert “Aircraft Keyboard Controls” to “Invert Airborne Keyboard Controls” in the Options menu to reflect the fact that airborne land vehicles’ controls become inverted in the air.
  • Fixed some edge cases involving damage number display rounding down for some shotgun hits.
  • Blueprint doors now consistently render when players are building.
  • Players can now pick up items more easily when standing on top of them.
  • Foot controllers now properly allow players to rotate the next and previous weapon.
  • Bushes no longer block players from being healed by a Chug Splash.
  • If a player using a Shadow Bomb enters a vehicle, the Shadow Bomb effect will no longer remain active after the effect should have ended.
  • The Chug Splash now properly auto-sorts to the rightmost inventory slot when picked up, like other consumables.
  • Fixed an issue in which players would experience abnormally slow gliding after using a Rift-to-Go.
  • Consumables associated with a bar (Shield Potion, Med Kit, etc.) are now consistently usable by players riding a Zipline.
  • Fixed a rare issue involving Shadow Bombs not allowing for wall jumps at certain angles.
  • Players can no longer wall jump off of the corn fields while using a Shadow Bomb.
  • Players can no longer wall jump off of Slipstreams while using a Shadow Bomb.
  • Fixed an issue in which the rings for Fortbytes 4, 67, 70, and 89 would not appear even though the player was wearing the correct cosmetic.
  • To prevent players from exploiting the Deep Dab emote, it now has a delay before players are able to shoot after starting it.
  • Fixed an issue in which damage done to shields was causing the VFX to appear larger than normal, blocking players’ vision.
  • Foot Controller support improvements
  • Switched over to use dead zone and max throttle end points.
  • Better vehicle controls for Quad Crasher.

Competitive

  • New Tournament: Xbox Cup (July 20th & 21st) [$1,000,000 in Cash Prizes!]
  • Solo Game Mode
  • This tournament is open to all players on Xbox One and does not require reaching any division in Arena.
  • The prize pool will be distributed across all server regions, with official rules and details released later this week. Check the tournament inside the game client for exact times.
  • Format:
  • July 20th – Round One: All Eligible Players
  • July 21st – Round Two: Top 1500 Players from Round One
  • New Tournament: Squads Cash Cup (July 21st) [$1,000,000 in Cash Prizes!]
  • Squads Game Mode
  • Participation in this event requires players to have reached Champion League in Arena play prior to the start of the event.
  • The prize pool will be distributed across all server regions, with official rules and details released later this week. Check the tournament inside the game client for exact times.
  • Format:
  • Single Day Tournament – July 21st
  • Round One: All Eligible Players
  • Round Two: Top 100 Squads from Round One
  • Players can now choose a flag to display on their career profile.
  • This flag can be selected and changed from a player’s profile.
  • After changing or selecting their flag, players cannot change flags again for 30 days.
  • A player’s flag is visible to others when visiting a player’s profile and on tournament leaderboards.
  • For teams of two or more players, the flag chosen by the majority of the team will be displayed. If there is no majority, the globe flag will be displayed.
  • We are launching with an initial set of 37 total flags. Any additional flags added in the future will be announced in future updates.

Performance

  • Improved server performance of Zipline.
  • Improved client performance of Chug Jug.
  • Optimized the way pickaxes are spawned to reduce the chance of loading issues during the initial skydive landing.

Audio

  • Improved enemy footstep volume consistency, and changed volume falloff to logarithmic to make the sound diminish more naturally.
  • Decreased volume of a few sounds:
  • Chug Splash explosion.
  • Proximity Launcher explosion.
  • Ambient hum of the Slipstream platforms.
  • Added a wall impact audio layer for close quarters combat as an additional warning that an enemy is shooting a structure you’re on the opposite side of.
  • Wood/stone/metal bullet impacts are no longer silent on Mobile/Switch.
  • Revolver equip sound is no longer silent on Mobile/Switch.

UI

  • Escape Menu & Social Panel updates:
  • The input action that would bring up either the Escape Menu or Social Panel will now bring up both of them in the lobby and while in a match.
  • A third tab has been added to the Social Panel. It contains all voice chat-related functionalities.
  • The Escape Menu and Top Bar received a visual update.

Mobile

  • Added new Edit From Touch setting to enable/disable editing from touches (defaulted to enabled).
  • Bluetooth microphones have been enabled to support voice chat.
  • The emote wheel buttons are now bigger.
  • Air Strike shots no longer create large polygonal outlines.
  • Fixed an issue involving Pump and Combat Shotguns not correctly firing while Auto-Fire is selected.
  • Resolved voice chat issues when joining another player’s party.
  • The chest located in the Neo Tilted hotel is now openable.
  • Live spectating on mobile will display the spectator’s UI.
  • Players no longer remain logged into their account when they close the game.
  • Wallet in the Lifetime Refund Screen will now correctly display.
  • Leaving the “Show Help” open in the Warm Up stage won’t cause the Button to remain present during the match.
  • The “Tournament Region” text in the Compete tab is bigger.
  • Map Marker HUD Layout won’t be displayed when in the Battle Bus.
  • Emote HUD Layout will be displayed only in vehicles where it is possible to emote.
  • Players will be able to rotate cosmetics when using a touchpad.
  • The proper SFX will be played when equipping the Revolver.
  • Graphical improvement on the Wonder outfit while playing the Llama Bell emote.
  • Storm Eye Glider and Storm Bolt Harvesting Tool will display proper VFX.
  • Graphical improvement of the Flutter outfit.
  • Graphical improvement on the String Lights contrail.
  • Lantern contrail will display properly in-game.

Fortnite Creative

Islands

  • Published islands no longer rotate 180 degrees on the mini-map causing the lighting to be inconsistent.

Gameplay

  • Updated My Island settings
  • Added new option to Environment Damage
  • Player Built Only – during a game, players can damage player-built structures (wood, stone, metal) which have been built during map creation while in a game.
  • Added Building Damage option
  • Determines who has the ability to damage player-built structures built during a game.
  • All, Self Built, Team Built, Enemy Built, Enemy & Self Built, None (Default: All)
  • Added new options to Max Resources
  • 10,000, 50,000, 99,999
  • Player-built structures can be edited prior to placing when Environment Damage settings are active.
  • Players will no longer experience jump fatigue when the Jump Fatigue setting is set to Off.
  • Unmanned vehicles will no longer phase through objects.
  • Coins collected during a game do not appear while in Create mode during the same Creative session.
  • The coins remain interactable and appear in subsequent game starts.

Weapons and items

  • New Epic and Legendary Tactical Shotgun.
  • 83 / 87 maximum damage.
  • 1.5 shots per second.
  • Holds 8 shells.
  • Headshot multiplier of 2.25.

Creative tools and phone

  • Geyser from the Air Vent Gallery can now be interacted with correctly when using the Phone.

Prefabs and galleries

  • Added the Kevin Crater to the Air Vent Gallery.
  • Added Ice Cream to the Consumables Gallery.
  • Added the Soccer Goal to the Sports Gallery.
  • Added the Pizza Pete Picture Frame and Wood Shavings to the No Collision Gallery.
  • Added an additional tree to the Haunted Hills Nature Gallery.
  • Added Blue Counters to the Diners Prop Gallery.
  • Added more Ground Floors to Grass & Dirt Galleries A & B.
  • Added more Sidewalks to Street Gallery B.
  • Castle Banners can once again be destroyed while Environment Damage is OFF.
  • Fixed the trash bag from clipping through the Paradise Palms steps.
  • Bushes in the Indestructible Gallery are no longer destroyed by player building.
  • Health bar no longer appears when copying the Bush in the Desert Nature Gallery.
  • The Pueblo Trio Prefab now has the correct grid placement.
  • The Kevin Cube Gallery now has two different Cube versions.
  • Replaced some ceiling tiles in the Mega Mall Prefab.
  • Fixed Cliff Gallery assets which were auto-destroying themselves when exiting the Phone.
  • Prefab Grenades now explode on impact instead of bouncing.

Devices

  • Increased the number of available Trigger channels to 24 and the number of available Receivers to 30.
  • Added Ball Spawner device.
  • Spawns a ball with physics properties.
  • Size: Sets the size of the ball being spawned.
  • Small, Medium, Large, Super (Default: Medium)
  • Type: Sets the physical properties of the ball.
  • Default, Light, Heavy, Slick, Sport.
  • Player Force Multiplier: Determines how much force the player will apply when hitting the ball.
  • None, Low, Medium, High (Default: Medium)
  • Player Knockback Amount: Determines how much force will be applied to the player when they are hit by the ball.
  • None, Low, Medium, High (Default: None)
  • Respawn Delay: Determines how long the device will wait before spawning a new ball after the previous one has been destroyed.
  • None, 0.5 seconds, 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds, 5 seconds (Default 3 seconds)
  • Gravity: Determines whether the ball is affected by gravity.
  • Off, On (Default: On)
  • Eliminate Player When Touched: Controls whether a player is eliminated when the ball touches them.
  • Off, On (Default: Off)
  • Added Prop-O-Matic Manager device.
  • Controls Prop-O-Matic behavior and Prop Hunt game and UI settings.
  • Show Props Remaining: Yes, No
  • Prop Ping Frequency: Determines the length of time between forced audio pings from players hidden as props.
  • Off, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds (Default: 15 seconds)
  • Add new options to Player Spawn Device.
  • Enabled During Phase: Determines when the device is active.
  • Disabled, Enabled, Warm-Up Only, Gameplay Only (Default: Enabled)
  • Added Receivers to Disable and Enable the device.
  • Added new options to the Explosive Device – the following options apply only to Badge style Health Bars.
  • Team Visibility: Determines which teams can see the device’s Health Bar.
  • Any, 1-16, All Hostile, All Neutral, All Friendly (Default: Any)
  • Friendly Icon Text: Determines the text that is displayed on the Health Bar if the device is considered friendly.
  • Neutral Icon Text: Determines the text that is displayed on the Health Bar if the device is considered neutral.
  • Enemy Icon Text: Determines the text that is displayed on the Health Bar if the device is considered a hostile.
  • HUD Text Size: Determines the size of the Icon Text/Health Value displayed.
  • 1x, 1.5x, 2x (Default: 1x)
  • Added new option to Capture Area Device.
  • Player Capture Item Filter: Determines whether a player requires the registered item in their inventory to be able to score points by standing in the Capture Area.
  • On, Off (Default: Off)
  • Only relevant when Player Capture is On.

  • Added option to Enable/Disable the Ground Fog particle effect.
  • Changed the default option for Grant on Respawn in the Team Settings Device to OFF so that by default it will not remove all items from a player’s inventory when they respawn.
  • Applying settings to a Player Spawn device no longer prevents players from spawning on the plate properly.
  • The Mounted Turret device won’t destroy the attached floor after a game, which would sometimes cause mass island destruction when the Turret was on a floor piece providing critical structural support.
  • Objects will no longer disappear when returning to the Hub then going back into an island.
  • Fixed issues with the Beacon Device:
  • Beacon now hides correctly during pre-game phase if set to Gameplay Only.
  • Beacon now hides correctly after game end.
  • Objective Devices set to Team 16 will now destroy other Objective Devices within their blast radius.
  • Fixed a number of issues associated with the Prop-O-Matic.
  • Prop orientation for the disguised player should now match the orientation seen by other players.
  • Players can no longer turn into floating islands using the Prop-O-Matic.
  • Switching weapons while an object is highlighted with the Prop-O-Matic no longer causes the object to remain highlighted after the switch.
  • The ‘Exit’ UI prompt will now be displayed while in prop mode.
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect button prompts would be shown when disguised in Fly Mode on mobile devices.
  • Correct health values will be displayed when transforming into certain props.
  • Disguised players will remain visible if their prop was destroyed by an Explosive Device.
  • Bush consumable no longer remains visible when a player transforms into a prop.
  • The ‘Lock in Place’ button prompt no longer appears as ‘Unbound’ on consoles and mobile.
  • Players can no longer transform into the Target Dummy Track or Vehicle Spawner devices with the Prop-O-Matic.
  • The Prop-O-Matic now has the correct number of rarity stars.
  • Fixed an issue on mobile devices where the Phone Tool UI would appear when a disguised player was hit by a Boogie Bomb.
  • Players can transform into large props from any viewpoint.
  • Uneven terrain no longer prevents players from changing into certain props.
  • Fixed an issue where players would jitter while standing near the Creative Hub Rift while disguised as a prop.

UI and social

  • Added descriptions to Ignore Team for Damage and Ignore Team for Proximity options on the Explosive Device to clarify how they affect team affiliation for HUD purposes.
  • Spawns Left will display correctly on scoreboard.
  • Fixed “Number of Hiders” Prop Hunt UI showing up outside of games.
  • Fixed typo in ‘Allow Items to be Dropped’ setting in Game Settings tab.
  • Fixed text error in Requires Line of Sight descriptions in Beacon Device and Explosive Device.

Mobile

  • The Edit Tool will correctly highlight Arctic Base parts.
  • The Storm Controller Device is no longer missing a blueprint preview when players hover over it with the Phone.
  • Instructions on how to “Change Destination” on Rift Waypoint will be displayed.

Fortnite Save the World

Missions and systems

  • Quests, missions alerts, and daily login rewards will now grant X-Ray Tickets instead of V-Bucks to players who are non founders. Paid Founders will not be affected by this change.
  • Celebrate Fortnite’s second birthday with these sweet Birthday Quests:
  • Earn the new Birthday Brigade Jonesy Hero by completing a quest to eliminate Cake Sploders in successful missions. Be careful to avoid their exploding pastries!
  • Earn Summer Tickets by collecting delicious-looking birthday cakes in successful missions. This quest is repeatable, so eat up!
  • Hero Loadouts have been added as rewards for completing Storm Shield Defense 10 in Stonewood, Plankerton, Canny Valley, and Twine Peaks.
  • We teased a feature that’s coming over the course of Season 10… Take a look!
  • Time Cheats will now spawn more reliably in Wargames.
  • Traps no longer visually persist after their durability runs out in Wargames.
  • Bad traps will be cleared every time the Storm Shield is entered.
  • Sound now correctly plays when standing near the edge of a Storm Shield.
  • Acid Pools now display correctly when the Acid Pool Mutator is active.
  • The Hexed statues in the Hexed Wargames Simulation no longer pop out of visibility.

UI

  • The Event popup menu in the quest tab now scales properly for all resolutions.
  • Bug Fixes and Adjustments
  • Storage in the Armory now shows 5 items per line again instead of 3.
  • The ‘Equip’ button will now display properly on the Backpack screen if using hotkeys to swap out weapons.
  • The inventory screen was showing the wrong item details in some situations.
  • Text was flickering in the storm shield menu in some languages.
  • Transform keys now display correctly if players have 1000+ keys.
  • Fixed an issue when inspecting an X-Ray Llama to show the correct options.
  • Wargame Simulation and Challenge boxes now have scrolling sounds when selecting them while using a controller.
  • Incorrect text rewards would display if the skip button was pressed after leveling up on the Victory Screen.
  • The commander xp screen during the mission rewards cycle now properly displays banners on console.
  • Inspecting currency earned from Llamas will now show the amount of currency gained instead of the total amount of currency owned.
  • Mission Rewards list arrows were not updating immediately, leading to some cases where it was showing at inappropriate times.
  • Removed an extra prompt from some notifications such as friend requests received in zone.
  • The top of the scroll bar in the Llama reward screen is now draggable.

Performance

  • Improved performance of the in-game mission objective UI.
  • Improved performance when changing tabs in the Schematic menu.
  • Removed some hitches that were occuring during tutorial dialogs.
  • Removed a hitch while going into the Save the World map for the first time.

Heroes

  • We’ve added a new birthday-themed Hero!
  • Birthday Brigade Jonesy is all about survival… and cake sprinkles. He seems to really enjoy sprinkles.
  • Standard Perk: Survivalist
  • Eliminations heal you for 39 base Health over 3 seconds. Duration refreshes with additional eliminations.
  • Commander Perk: Survivalist+
  • Eliminations heal you for 117 base Health over 3 seconds. Duration refreshes with additional eliminations.
  • Earn Birthday Brigade Jonesy by completing the new Sploding Husks quest.
  • 8-Bit Demo returns to the Event Store!
  • Standard Perk: Enduring Machine
  • After ability cast, weapons lose 40% less Durability for the next 2 uses.
  • Commander Perk: Enduring Machine+
  • After ability cast, weapons lose 40% less Durability for the next 6 uses.
  • Available in the Event Store starting July 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • Fossil Southie is now eligible for an item reset.
  • This is due to the issue in v9.30 which caused the Saurian Focus perk to grant the same bonus as the Commander Perk even when slotted in a non-Commander Slot.
  • The Hero Perks Mad Tidings and Start Up were not properly resetting upon weapon overheat.
  • The Hero Perk Enduring Machine was not working correctly for melee weapons.
  • Commander Perks Cascade and Fan of Stars now work correctly.
  • Fire sound effects persisted after using Dragon Slash while using the Fire of the Dragon Hero Perk.
  • The Fourth of July heroes can be retired and now take up inventory space.

Weapons and items

  • Smash 2nd Year Birthday Llamas to celebrate a year worth of loot!
  • The new 2nd Year Birthday Llama is available in the Loot tab of the Save the World Store for 1000 summer tickets.
  • The Birthday Llama is stuffed with the greatest hits of Heroes and weapons from the 2nd year of Fortnite events!
  • Each Llama contains at least one weapon and one Hero with at least one of those two being a Legendary or Mythic variant.
  • Available for two weeks, starting July 16 and ending on August 1.
  • Summer Tickets will not be converted to Birthday Llamas after the Season ends. Any remaining tickets will be converted into Sci-fi Llamas.
  • Upgrading the Gammatron 9000 from epic to legendary rarity now works correctly.
  • Defenders now shoot the Boom Bow at the correct fire rate.
  • Reduced the Boom Bow’s displayed fire rate in order to correct the DPS number shown in the UI.
  • This will not affect the actual fire rate of the Boom Bow.
  • The Campfire trap now correctly heals any nearby damaged Defenders.
  • Fixed an issue with traps in Storm Shields not applying their health and healing perks.
  • Fixed elemental alterations not showing correctly for the following weapon sets:
  • Flintlock
  • Medieval
  • Military
  • RatRod
  • Scavenger
  • Steampunk
  • The banner gadget no longer permanently colors structures blue.

Gameplay

  • Corrected an issue with sploder propane tanks rotating back and forth while bouncing.
  • Defenders will now properly return the weapons they use once a mission is completed.
  • Allow trap cycling when B.A.S.E. is equipped.
  • Husks remain illuminatefter being frozen.
  • Players should no longer appear in the DBNO state during the Victory Screen.

General

  • Fixed wording for the “Visualize Sound Effects” hover text in the settings screen.
  • Text wrapping on multi-line chat messages is fixed.
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Fortnite v9.30 Update Arrives

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Fornite has dropped content update v9.30 which will add new air strike and the new LTM rotation.

WHAT’S NEW?

Air Strike
Throw this down to get help from above!

LIMITED TIME MODE ROTATION:

  • High Explosives Squads
    • Battle Royale with Explosive weapons only! ‘Splode all of the enemies back to the lobby to earn the Victory Royale!
  • Sneaky Silencers Solo
    • Nighttime fighting with silenced weapons.
  • Classic Squads
    • Classic Battle Royale with only weapons and items from Seasons one and two.
  • Solid Gold Duos
    • Fight to the finish using Legendary weapons!
  • Catch Squads
    • In this mode, all guns have been removed. The only weapons are grenades and other items that can be thrown or tossed.
  • Blitz Squads
    • Drop into this fast-paced Limited Time Mode! You’d better keep moving because the Storm never does.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Air Strike
    • A thrown canister of colored smoke that calls in a flurry of missiles from above.
    • Once the canister comes to rest, missiles will spawn after a short delay.
    • Missiles spawn about 120 meters above the smoke canister.
    • Missiles aim for random points within a 9 meters radius of the thrown object.  
    • A total of 20 missiles are spawned.
    • Each missile has an explosion radius of 3.5 meters.
    • Each missile deals 75 damage to players and 200 damage to structures.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, Vending Machines, and Llamas.
    • Drops in stacks of 1.
    • Max stack size of 2.
    • Legendary variant.

MOBILE

  • The amount of eliminations required for a Victory Royale in the Team Rumble Limited Time Mode has been lowered to 50 from 150 on Switch, Android, and iOS devices.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

New Gallery
Sport a new paint job and create off-road courses using Car Gallery B!

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PREFABS & GALLERIES

  • Added 4 New Galleries:
    • Car Gallery B – which has more car color variants
    • Snow & Mud Floor Gallery
    • Grass & Sand Floor Gallery
    • Lava Floor Gallery

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Double Trouble
One Smasher.. Two Smasher.. Invulnerable Smasher…Modified Smasher.

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De-Atomizer 9000
Don’t trust the Atoms! They make up everything!

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MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • New Wargames simulation: Double Trouble
  • Take two Golden Smashers with cycling modifiers, make them indestructible, and set them loose on your fort.
  • If that doesn’t sound horrifying enough, their ill temperament switches between attacking Heroes and the fort.
  • A new Wargames simulation means more chances for Event Tickets, a new banner, and more variety to the Daily Wargames Challenges.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • De-Atomizer 9000 launches into the Weekly Store!
    • Launches an energy projectile that explodes and shoots 15 sub-projectiles out in all directions. Decimates crowds of weak enemies… and buildings!
    • Available from July 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time until July 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

GENERAL

KNOWN ISSUES

Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

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