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Patch Notes for v3.6.0 – Clinger Grenade, Minigun changes and more

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Epic Games have released the Patch Notes for v3.6.0 featuring the new Clinger grenade, some changes to the Minigun and more. Here they are:

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Stick it to your enemies and score the Victory Royale. Find this new grenade in Floor Loot, Supply Drops, Supply Llamas, and Treasure Chests.

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General

  • Twitch account linking has been removed from the game client due to scalability issues.
    • Twitch Prime account linking can still be done through the Epic Games website.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with metal doors not making a sound when closed.

Weapons + Items

  • Clinger added.
    • Stats:
      • Rarity: Uncommon
      • Location: Floor Loot, Supply Drops, Supply Llamas, Treasure Chests
      • Explosion Delay (once attached to target): 2.5 seconds
      • Player Damage: 100
      • Structure Damage: 200
      • Radius: 1 Tile
      • Max Stack Size: 10
      • Pickup Stack Size: 3
    • Stick this grenade to an enemy and wait for it to explode after a short duration!
      • Cannot explode in the air.
    • Will cling to any surface or player hit.
    • Will detonate early if a structure it is attached to is destroyed.
  • Reduced chances of finding Remote Explosives in Treasure Chests by ~40%.
  • Minigun adjustments:
    • Increased accuracy by 10%.
    • Decreased recoil by 10%.
    • Increased damage from 16/17 (Epic/Legendary) to 18/19.
  • Greatly improved hit registration of long range Sniper Rifle and Crossbow projectiles.
  • Port-a-Fort improvements:
    • Port-a-Fort tires no longer grant falling damage immunity after players bounce off them.
    • Port-a-Fort trajectory preview now indicates if it will build with stilts and a ramp.
    • Port-a-Fort trajectory now turns red if aimed too high.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a collision issue with the Port-a-Fort tires that allowed downed players to hide in them.
  • Fixed an issue where Submachine Guns intermittently failed to reload.
  • Fixed an issue where Cozy Campfire healed for one more second than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where red hitmarkers wouldn’t show when the Rocket Launcher dealt damage.
  • The red light on Remote Explosives can no longer be seen through doors.
  • Fixed an issue causing consumables from Loot Llamas and Supply Drops to exceed the maximum stack size in a player’s inventory.

Gameplay

  • Short fences will no longer block you from building structures.
  • First shot accuracy is now reset when you crouch, uncrouch, or switch weapons.
  • Players now spawn closer to their squadmates on the starting island.
  • Moved the groups of spawn points on the starting island to be closer to one another.
  • Supply Drop balloon health has been adjusted based on playlist:
    • Solo: 500
    • Duo: 750
    • Squad: 1250
  • Supply Drops now spawn twice as high and fall twice as fast.

Bug Fixes

  • Builder Pro
    • Fixed an issue where primary fire could be interrupted when releasing aim down sights.
    • Fixed an issue where sprinting could stop if you switched to build mode and attempted to quickly build a ramp.
    • Fixed an issue causing player’s weapons to automatically fire after placing a structure and switching to the weapon.
  • Fixed multiple issues with Supply Drops:
    • Balloon collision no longer remains after the crate is opened.
    • Supply Drops no longer get stuck on structures, trees, or in the air.
    • Fixed Port-a-Fort tires floating in the air when Port-a-Fort is thrown at a Supply Drop.
  • Players no longer take falling damage when landing on top of tires.
  • Fixed an issue that caused doors to recoil after quickly spamming the interact input when approaching the door.
  • Fixed an issue that switched the wrong building piece to edit mode when attempting to edit a different piece.

UI

  • Self-Service Cosmetic Returns featured has been added.
    • Will allow you to return up to 3 cosmetic purchases for V-Bucks (lifetime).
    • What can be returned?
      • Emotes
      • Gliders
      • Harvesting Tools
      • Back Bling
      • Outfits
    • What cannot be returned?
      • Battle Pass
      • Battle Pass Tiers
      • Starter Pack
      • Founder’s Pack
      • Founder’s Pack Upgrades
      • Loot Llamas (Save the World)
      • Event and Weekly Items (Save the World)

Bug Fixes

  • The Shadowplay Highlights button is visible on the victory screen again.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Shadowplay Highlights button to function on the Lobby tab after switching to another tab.
  • Fixed an issue that removed the “Remove Marker” icon from the map.
  • Fixed an issue causing teammates map icons to render under the Battle Bus on the map.
  • Fixed an issue preventing certain inputs from closing the Squad Comms wheel.

Audio

  • Improved the sound for multiple Supply Drops spawning together, indicating how many spawned and where they spawned from.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the Supply Drop opening sound not being audible from a distance.
  • Fixed an issue causing chest audio to not play in some cases.
  • Sound effects for metal doors now play when closing the doors.

Art + Animation

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing parts of Raven’s clothing to stretch across the screen in the Locker.
  • Fixed an issue with the Bitemark pickaxe that prevented the biting physics from working properly.

Performance

  • Improved hitching that occurs on player elimination (more improvements coming in v4.0).
  • Resolved hitching that occurred when rendering foliage.
  • Reduced hitches on Mac by including precompiled shaders so they no longer need to compile in-game.

Mobile

  • Added an option to enable a Fire button (right side of screen), which can be enabled via the setting ‘Use Tap to Fire’.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed interactions where players failed to revive teammates and open chests.
  • Fixed an issue where resources being gathered were displayed in the wrong location.
  • Fixed an issue in which characters would occasionally move when the map was opened.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented friendly structures from being edited.

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Why Fortnite Sideways Anomalies are insanely overpowered

The new Sideways Anomalies in Fortnite Season 8 are ridiculously overpowered. Here is how players can use them to their advantage.

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The new Sideways Anomalies introduced at the start of Fortnite Season 8 are ridiculously overpowered. Here’s why you need to be visiting these anomalies.

Fortnite Season 8 is off to a weird start. Where the past few seasons had themes that were easy to understand, Season 8 is a black swan.

With Cubed being the Season 8 title theme, a bunch of Kevin Cubes have popped up all over the map. Like in Chapter 1, these cubes roll around the map leaving destruction in their wake. But there’s even more to this season’s madness.

Epic Games also threw in the new Sideways biomes. These are zit-lit bubbles that appear on the map that are infested with dangerous creatures. However, the Sideways Anomalies are smaller biomes that are game-changing additions to Fortnite.

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What are Sideways Anomalies in Fortnite?

There are two ways players can enter The Sideways in Fortnite Season 8. The first and most popular is via The Sideways biome that appears on one of the POIs at the start of every match. These biomes do not disappear, and they are heavily populated by players and monsters.

However, The Sideways biomes are not as accessible or rewarding as the Sideways Anomalies. Sideways Anomalies appear as purple rift-like markers on the map, and there are three on the map at all times.

When approached, the rifts will expand and create a smaller Sideways biome. Cube Monsters will begin to spawn, and players will be able to spend a small amount of time inside the anomaly before it closes. Once the Sideways Anomaly closes, another one will appear on the map.

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Why Sideways Anomalies overpowered

Aside from the larger Sideways biome, players tend to ignore the Fortnite Sideways Anomalies. However, players should visit every Sideways Anomaly they can. Here’s a list of reasons players should visit the Sideways Anomalies.

  • Siphon health from Cube Monster eliminations
  • Easily get max ammo from Cube Monsters
  • Easy way to get Mythic Sideways Weapons

Every time a player kills a Cube Monster, they will gain health and shield. And since the Cube Monsters are easy to kill, players can get full health and shield super quickly. As well, Cube Monsters drop a lot of ammo when eliminated.

Players can also get overpowered Mythic Sideways weapons after visiting 1 or 2 Sideways Anomalies. But what makes these so overpowered is the small number of players that visit them.

Yes, you can get all of these benefits from the large Sideways biomes, but it’s unlikely that you’ll encounter an opponent at Fortnite Sideways Anomalies. Having a biome all to yourself takes the edge off of getting geared up.

Are you a fan of the new Sideways biomes, and have you tried the Sideways Weapons yet? Let us know your thoughts on our FortniteINTEL Twitter page.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find every Mythic weapon in Season 8, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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When Fortnite Season 9 starts and Chapter 2 Season 8 ends

Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Chapter 2 Season 9 starts. The season is off to a wild start, and it’s only going to get crazier.

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Fortnite Season 8 just started, but it might not be your cup of tea. Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Season 9 starts.

Fortnite Season 7 was out of this world in the most literal sense. But Fortnite Season 8 is even wilder. From a map filled with cubes to mysterious alternate realities, it’s already surpassed Season 7 on the crazy scale.

But that doesn’t mean Season 8 is for everyone. Some players are already asking when Fortnite Season 8 ends and season 9 starts. This article will answer both those questions and more!

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

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When Does Fortnite Season 8 End?

Fortnite Season 8 will end on December 5, 2021. This will allow for Fortnite Season 9 to start just-in-time for the annual Holiday event.

Since Fortnite is reaching a climactic point in its overarching storyline, players can expect an end-of-season event. Fortnite Season 7 featured an interactive experience, and a similar event will likely be held at the end of Season 8.

When Does Fortnite Season 9 Start?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 9 will start on December 6, 2021. Keeping with the recent trend, Fortnite Season start the day after the current season ends. It wouldn’t make sense for Epic Games to delay the start of Season 9 past December 6th.

Fortnite has made a habit recently of jumping from one season to the next with no breaks in between. There will likely be some downtime between Season 8 and 9, and it could be as long as 13 hours like the end of Season 7.

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Is There a Fortnite Season 8 Live Event?

As of right now, we don’t know. We likely won’t know anything about a live event until close to the end of Fortnite Season 8. However, we will keep this article updated with the latest information.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 2 Season 8. This is the eighth season of the second chapter which started after Chapter 1 Season 10. While most players refer to this season as “Season 8”, it’s technically Season 18.

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As well, the Fortnite Crew Pack is starting a storyline connected to Midas that will span the next three months. This is the same time frame that Fortnite Season 8 will take place. This means the new Fortnite season could be related to another one of Midas’ plans.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 9 starts. For more Fortnite, check out every Alien Artifact location in Season 7 and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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How to get Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls and how to use them

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Epic Games have added another disguise to Fortnite Season 8 following the v17.10 update, and they’re called Inflate-A-Bulls.

If you ever wanted to tip-toe around the Fortnite world hidden in a cow costume, well, now is your chance!

On July 13, 2021, Epic posted a new update on their official live blog, confirming the Inflate-A-Bull has been added to the game.

Now, you’re going to need to know how to use it, and where to find them – because they look like a lot of fun.

How to use Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls can be attached to your back and can be – shock horror – inflated to bounce or roll away from dangerous scenarios.

Essentially, they may save your life during close gunfights.

Quick tips!

Even if a player shoots your way and pops the inflatable, you will be protected from the damage.

Epic have also released a quick tip for players to follow as well, to get the most out of this strange disguise. They posted: “Tip: Rolling downhill with an Inflate-A-Bull is a LOT faster than just running downhill”.

Where to find Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

These pesky disguises can be found in two ways: IO Chests and normal Chests.

Guarantee yourself one of these items at this location, where Rick Sanchez will wait for you.

However, there is one NPC on the Fortnite island selling these as well – Rick Sanchez. For those who don’t know, Sanchez can be found at the IO Base east of Weeping Woods (seen above).

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