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Starting this week, Fortnite is handling updates a little differently. New content will be released every other week without the need for an update as ‘Content Updates’. Here’s everything you need to know about the update this week:

Vending Machine
Sweets you want, without the sugar rush. Materials go in, loot comes out.

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Got materials to spare? Spend them at Vending Machines, now found in many locations across the island. Each Vending Machine offers 3 different deals, rarity and items chosen at random.

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High Explosives v2
Things are really BOOM-ing in v2 of this explosive mode! Remote Explosives and Guided Missiles added for even more ‘splosions.

Weapons + Items

  • Vending Machines have been added.
    • These are found in various locations around the map.
    • Each Vending Machine will randomly select a rarity. All items sold will match that rarity.
      • Items found in a Common (white) version will cost 100 materials.
      • Items found in a Uncommon (green) version will cost 200 materials.
      • Items found in a Rare (blue) version will cost 300 materials.
      • Items found in a Epic (purple) version will cost 400 materials.
      • Items found in a Legendary (gold) version will cost 500 materials.
    • Each Vending Machine will sell three items, one for each material type (Wood, Stone, Metal).
      • It will cycle through each of the three items on a short timer. To switch items faster, hit the Vending Machine with your Pickaxe.
    • There is no purchase limit to the items available.
  • Many weapons now have First Shot Accuracy.
    • Included weapons:
      • Suppressed Submachine Gun
      • Tactical Submachine Gun
      • Pistol
      • Suppressed Pistol
      • Revolver
      • Hand Cannon
      • Assault Rifle
      • Burst Assault Rifle
    • When aiming, standing still, and the weapon has not fired recently, the first shot will be 100% accurate.
      • When this is active, the aim reticle will be completely closed in to indicate this state.
    • Damage fall-off has been adjusted for weapons with First Shot Accuracy.
      • Suppressed Submachine Gun and Tactical Submachine Gun
        • Fall-off begins at 24 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 80% at 35 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 65% at 50 meters.
      • Pistol and Suppressed Pistol
        • Fall-off begins at 28 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 85% at 47.5 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 75% at 70 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 65% at 250 meters.
      • Revolver and Hand Cannon
        • Fall-off begins at 35 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 70% at 60 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 40% at 85 meters.
      • Assault Rifle and Burst Assault Rifle
        • Fall-off begins at 50 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 80% at 75 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 65% at 100 meters.
    • Headshot damage multiplier reduced to 2x for weapons with First Shot Accuracy (was 2.5x).

Gameplay

  • Limited Time Mode: High Explosives v2
    • General
      • Non-explosive weapons removed.
      • Friendly Fire off.
      • 1:50 shaved off wait times for first four storms (20s / 30s / 30s / 30s).
    • Supply Drops
      • Spawn +50% more consumables.
      • Spawn +100% more materials.
      • Have a 50% chance of dropping a Legendary Guided Missile.
    • Floor Loot adjustments
      • Materials spawn 60 / 90 / 120 per pickup for wood/stone/metal.
      • Materials drop rate increased 50%.
      • Ammo drop rate increased 50%.
      • Impulse grenade added to floor loot.
      • Trap drop rate lowered 50%.
    • Other loot adjustments:
      • Number of rockets found per drop increased (Floor: 4-6 | Chests: 8 | Supply: 12 | Box: 16 | Llama: 20).
      • Grenade, Impulse Grenade & Remote Explosive drop rate +100%.
      • Bandages drop rate -50%, Med Kit & Slurp drop rate +50%.
      • Spike Trap disabled; Launch Pads & Campfires spawn at 1:1 ratio.
      • Rocket Launcher drop rate +100%.
      • Guided Missile drop rate +100%.
  • Resource gathering rates adjusted.
    • Increased most Wood resource values by about 10%.
    • Reduced variance of resources from objects. Was +/- 30%, now +/- 15%.
      • This meant that an object with a base 100 resource value could have been anywhere between 70 and 130 resources. Now it would give between 85 and 115.
    • This does not affect Limited Time Modes.