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Fortnite v8.11 Patch Notes – Flint-Knock Pistol, Impulse Grenades, and more

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The Fortnite v8.11 patch is now live on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This update brings the Flint-Knock Pistol, various item buffs, and more!

This patch also unvaults the fan-favorite Impulse Grenade, this is sure to please many fans. What are your thoughts?

Check out the full Patch Notes below…

BATTLE ROYALE

WHAT’S NEW?

Flint-Knock Pistol
Knock, knock…who’s there? Flint-Knock, that’s who! Pick the perfect time and knock yourself or enemies back with this new weapon!

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WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Flint-Knock Pistol
    • Available in Common and Uncommon Rarities.
    • Found from Floor Loot.
    • Knocks back the shooter. Can also knock back the target if they’re close enough.
      • The closer you are to the target, the farther they get knocked away.
      • The shooter can crouch to prevent the knockback.
    • Close range damage: 86/90
      • Significant damage falloff.
    • Must reload after each shot.
      • 3 second reload time.
    • Uses Heavy Ammo.
  • Unvaulted the Impulse Grenade
    • Impulse strength against vehicles has been increased by 344%
  • Increased the impulse strength of explosive weapons against vehicles by 233%
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
    • Increased base damage from 24/23 to 27/26
  • Reduced the spawn rate of the Baller from 100% to 50%

LIMITED TIME MODE: ONE SHOT

Summary
Low Gravity. Every player has 50 health. Snipers are the only weapon and Bandages are the only healing item. Jump high and aim well!

Mode Details

  • Gravity is set lower than normal.
  • The Storm wait time has been greatly reduced in all phases of the game.
  • The only weapons in this mode are Hunting Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Semi-Auto Snipers and Bounce Pads have been removed from the Vault in this mode.
  • Players will spawn with 50 health, and can only heal if they find Bandages.

EVENTS

  • Tournament Update: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
    • Added two additional extended sessions, which will run 24 hours a day.
      • 3/19/2019 00:00 UTC until 3/23/2019 00:00 UTC
      • 3/23/2019 00:00 UTC until 3/26/2019 00:00 UTC
  • New Tournament: Blackheart Cup (March 23rd & 24th) [$100,000 in Cash Prizes!]
    • Participation in this event requires players to have placed in the Top 3% (global) of any Gauntlet Test Event session prior to the start of the tournament.
    • The prize pool will be distributed across all server regions, with official rules and details released later this week.
    • Format:
      • March 23rd – Round One: All Eligible Players
      • March 24th – Round Two: Top 3000 Players from Round One
  • Participating in tournaments and the Gauntlet Test now requires a minimum account level of 15. The requirement was previously at level 10.

AUDIO

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused The Baller’s tow-hook “release” sound to trigger twice each time.

UI

Bug Fixes

  • The new style for the Whiteout Outfit can now be selected.
  • Event leaderboards no longer display everyone as being at rank #0.

ART + ANIMATION

  • Adjusted lighting.
    • Increased lighting contrast in areas of shadow.
    • Increased color vibrancy.

MOBILE

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where full-screen support was not working on Samsung S10 devices.
  • Fixed an issue preventing in-game surveys from appearing on mobile devices.
    • These random surveys were added in the v8.10 update but were not appearing on mobile devices. Be sure to leave us your feedback if you receive one after a match.
  • Fixed various mobile stability related issues.
    • We’ll be monitoring their impact and continue investigating any additional issues. Let us know what you’re experiencing on our social channels.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Black Glass Island
Reflect your creativity onto this brand new island!
 

ISLANDS

  • Black Glass Island


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where grenades were thrown from outside the save volume of islands, toward the island, would apply grenade effects (eg. knockback, chiller effects) to other players and vehicles.

CREATIVE TOOLS + PHONE

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some objects had become un-targetable with the Phone, such as Llamas and Vehicles. Those now react correctly when targeted by the Phone.

DEVICES

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a Sentry would occasionally not cause damage to players.

PERFORMANCE

Bug Fixes

  • Made stability improvements around ending and leaving games in Creative Mode.

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Battle Hound Jonesy
Need more Grenades? No problem! Battle Hound Jonesy’s Rucksack perk has you covered.

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Sir Lancelot
Make the Husks… dis-a-spear! You won’t be dis-a-pointed with these new attack animations.

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PERFORMANCE

  • Greatly optimized bandwidth usage by eliminating transport of redundant information, particularly around inventory and ability updates.  
    • This should reduce networking-related hitching and de-sync issues, especially during combat.

HEROES

  • Battle Hound Jonesy (Returning)
    • Standard Perk: Rucksack
      • Increases Frag Grenade maximum charges by 1
    • Commander Perk: Rucksack+
      • Increases Frag Grenade maximum charges by 4.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from March 20 at 8 PM Eastern Time to March 27 at 8 PM Eastern Time.


Bug Fixes

  • Updated Hiro’s head model to the correct version
    • We will be marking Hiro eligible for reset due to this change.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Sir Lancelot Spear will be available in the Weekly Store
    • A spear using a new set of long-range, narrow thrusting attacks.
      • Heavy Attack: Joust – Charge forward, damaging and knocking back smaller enemies in your way.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from March 20 at 8 PM Eastern Time to March 27 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
       

GENERAL

PERFORMANCE

  • Fixed a performance issue when caching shaders on Mac, which should improve load times.

GAMEPLAY

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing Xbox players from being able to accept party invites from friends.

KNOWN ISSUES

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

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How to get the Dish Destroyer pickaxe in Fortnite Season 3

Another exclusive pickaxe arrives to Fortnite in Season 3 and it sure looks quite different. Here’s how you can get it.

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The Dish Destroyer pickaxe is another free cosmetic you can get in Chapter 3 Season 3 if you haven’t already. Here’s how to get the pickaxe right into your locker.

Fortnite players sure love freebies that the developers give them away each season. From a free Refer-A-Friend skin to a slurpy back bling that you can get upon completing quests, players have faithfully completed every task that Epic has asked them to claim the free reward.

However, over the course of several seasons now, getting these freebies is starting to feel too much work to some players. Epic continues to add away free content, but players are asked to put in the work in order to claim these rewards.

This time around, there’s a new item on the block, The Dish Destroyer Pickaxe, which you can get in Fortnite now by doing a few simple steps. Here’s how you can get it in Season 3.

Get the Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite now

Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now was launched earlier this year when players were able to stream Fortnite on any device if they were a member of the service. This also allowed iOS users to stream the game on their phones despite the Apple vs. Epic lawsuit.

In a recent tweet, Nvidia announced that Fortnite players will be able to redeem a free Dish Destroyer Pickaxe if they stream Fortnite on their GeForce Now enabled devices until August 4, 2022. Players who are members of the exclusive service will only be able to redeem this for free in-game.

However, in another announcement, Epic told its player base that the pickaxe is not exclusive to GeForce Now but will also be available in the Item Shop at a later date. This means that those who aren’t able to redeem the free pickaxe using their GeForce Now memberships will have a chance to buy it using V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

The cost of the pickaxe has not been revealed as of yet as players believe that it will be released once the limited window of August 4 for GeForce Now members have expired. As soon as we get any news on its Item Shop release, we’ll be sure to update this article.


GeForce Now players have had the perks of free rewards ever since the service allowed players to experience the thrill of Fortnite anywhere on their devices. Falling in line is XCloud’s gaming service which has become extremely popular amongst Xbox players.

For more, check out our guide on How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite players call on Epic Games to fix Loot Chests bug in Season 3

As the latest Fortnite Season 3 update brought players a No Sweat Summer, it left a weird bug in the game where players are getting empty loot chests. Here’s the latest on that.

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Loot Chests in Fortnite

Fortnite players have finally given up on the game due to its never-ending glitches and bugs that affect their overall gameplay experience. The latest glitch in the game is teleporting chest loot to a different location, and it’s getting pretty annoying for players.

Player feedback is one of the many things Epic takes very seriously that it aims to fix in every major weekly update or minor hotfixes from time to time. Often there are times when these bugs can get pretty annoying as they affect the overall gameplay experience for the player.

Fortnite players have seen bugs ranging from being stuck under the map or taking fall damage after jumping off a launch pad. From pros to content creators, each one of them took to social media to call on the developers to “fix the game”.

However, a recent update, v21.30, left a bug that has tested the patience of every Fortnite player active this season – potentially the most annoying Fortnite bug of all time. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Fortnite bug teleports chests loots to other locations

A strange Fortnite bug that is going viral right now on social media is the Loot Chests bug. It all began when Epic added the update v21.30 and introduced players to this year’s summer event, No Sweat Summer.

The update also saw the addition of Prime Shotgun which is considered to be the best shotgun in Chapter 3. While all the additions are fascinating and exciting to the players, the bug the update left in the game is still haunting players who are failing to win a game like they used to.

The bug, as shown in the clip above, teleports the chest loot to a nearby location outside if a player opens a chest box inside a building. This is pretty annoying as it doesn’t let the player farm loot fast as they usually would while landing on a hot drop.

Players have already started uploading their clips of the loot chest bug and are calling out the game to come out and fix this issue. This bug also creates double the work for those players who like to play a fast-paced Battle Royale match.

Joining in the conversation are a few FNCS players who feel that this bug might cost them several games where they would end up losing on a major competitive level. The entire community has joined hands together to ask the developers to fix the game at the earliest.

While Fortnite has not addressed this issue on their social media handles or on the Trello board could also mean that players in higher ping regions might be the only ones experiencing the bug. However, the player base is still keeping their hopes high to get these issues fixed as soon as possible.


As bugs and glitches continue to add to several issues Fortnite is filled with, events like No Sweat Summer keep the community excited for more in-game content and freebies that they can get. The challenges for No Sweat Summer are live in-game now and players can redeem their share of rewards upon completing them.

For more, check out our article on Fortnite introducing the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30.

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Fortnite introduces the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30

Prime Shotgun is the latest game breaking weapon that has been added to Fortnite in v21.30. Here’s all about the new shotgun.

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Prime Shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun is another addition to Fortnite this season in terms of weaponry that has been added to the game. Here is all about the latest shotgun that was introduced in v21.30 and what players think of it.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been a joyride for both OG and new players alike. The new mechanics, the reality bloom spreading everywhere, and the addition of new weapons to the game have kept the community satisfied so far.

However, during the beginning of Chapter 3, the shotgun meta was deemed to be the worst shotguns the game had added to the game. The Striker Pump, Ranger, and Auto Shotguns were weapons that players had deemed incompetent to other shotguns in Fortnite.

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Much so, even the newly released Two Shot Shotgun couldn’t impress the players with its faster fire rate and damage. So, Epic decided to throw a new shotgun into the mix to seek player reactions and improve the messed-up shotguns in-game.

Prime Shotgun is the new community favorite shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun was added in the latest update v21.30 to the unvaulted weapons arsenal in Fortnite. The shotguns were the second one introduced to the player base apart from the Two-Shot shotgun.

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It holds 4 bullets in a clip and promises heavy damage on the first shot fired from a fully loaded clip. The 3 shots that follow inflict lower damage than that of the first one.

When a player reloads the shotgun, 3 blue dots appear on the gun with the red dot being the first shot being loaded. This brings back the memories of the infamous “One Shot Meta” from the OG days when the community used to perform using a Pump Shotgun.

Pros like NickEh30 sang high praise of the Prime Shotgun as the weapon contains elements of the OG pump in terms of range, accuracy, and firepower. Other pros like SypherPK & Ninja also commented their thoughts on the gun which were highly positive.

Read More: Combat SMG removed from Fortnite in v21.20 and replaced with new Charge SMG

With the recent Fortnite update, leaks have also been floating around about the No Sweat Summer and Ice Cream cone consumables that the player base can see in-game in the coming days. However, an official announcement has been made about the same on the official blog website of Fortnite.

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