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Patch V 2.3.0 now live, brings Chug Jug and more

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Patch Version 2.3.0 went live on February 17 and brought Chug Jug and more changes.

Check out the full patch notes for this update:

GAMEPLAY

  • Added AutoRun!
  • Input defaults for PC are “=” and “NumLock”
  • Input defaults for controller is double-clicking the left stick.
  • Added a setting to disable aim assist on consoles.
  • Remapped weapon binds on AZERTY keyboards to the top row number keys.
  • Chug Jug is a new consumable that releases with this patch.
    • It is a Legendary item and can only be found in chests or supply drops.
    • Max stack is 1
Bug Fixes
  • Wooden power poles no longer block building.
  • Spike Traps found in Supply Drops will now stack with other Spike Traps found elsewhere.
  • The Spike Trap’s effective range will now more accurately match the distance of the spike animation. The damage area was previously too large.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented the Shield Potion and Slurp Juice visual effects from playing when the player is already shielded.
  • Fixed an issue that made Cozy Campfires appear to be active after they have expired.
  • Fixed an issue which caused collision of eliminated players to persist for too long.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed players to hide inside of supply drops if the supply drop landed on a crouched player.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed players to pass through walls as they edited them.
  • Optimized the speed at which players can cycle building pieces under poor network conditions.
  • Fixed an issue which caused dropped items to fall off the edge of the map and spawn near a living player.
  • Kicking a basketball through a soccer net no longer counts as a goal. Soccer balls still count.

WEAPONS

Bug Fixes
  • Improved the accuracy of grenade arcs.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed players to switch between two scoped weapons without leaving the scoped view.
  • Player’s weapons will no longer disappear for a short time after the effects of the Boogie Bomb wear off.
  • Reduced the delay between throwing a grenade and switching to another weapon.

GENERAL

  • Shadowplay Highlights now records player knockdowns (DBNO).
  • Quitting a match early will no longer award stat or challenge progress. Progress will only be awarded when a player leaves after they are eliminated or have won.
  • Players in NA region can now choose between East and West coast servers. Full details here.

Bug Fixes

  • Players can no longer purchase the Battle Pass x10 Tier bundle when at or above Battle Pass tier 65.
  • We fixed this on January 19th and affected players have been compensated.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed items in the locker to rotate on the wrong axis while spinning them.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the client to lock up after ALT-TABing on PC.
  • While spectating, players will now be returned to scoped view when the spectated player switches between scoped weapons, instead of being pulled into third-person view.
  • Brick building effects have been fixed.
  • Players can now mute party members from the lobby screen.
  • Players banned from voice chat can no longer use it on the lobby screen.

UI

  • Added Auto Decline Friend Requests as a new option for PC players to the Social Widget.
  • When enabled, friend requests will be auto-declined. Enabling this option will decline all pending friend requests.
Bug Fixes
  • Friend and Party invite notifications will now correctly appear for Battle Royale players that have never played Save the World.
  • You no longer open the fullscreen map while spectating a player with report menu up,
    • This issue only occurred if a player was using the “Combat Pro” controller config.
  • The radial emote menu will no longer persist after the warm-up phase if left open.
  • Characters pose no longer resets after opening the news widget.
  • The ping value displayed in the Net Debug Stats UI is now more accurate. It will appear higher than before for all players.

AUDIO

  • Lowered volume of bus music and the sound played when jumping out of the bus.
  • Lowered volume of wind sounds played during skydiving and gliding.
  • Lowered the volume of gunfire, footsteps, and impacts during warmup phase.
  • Removed the “Caw” sound layer from the Death Valley pickaxe.
  • Removed some layers from the new pickaxe sounds that could be mistaken for bullet whiz-bys
Bug Fixes
  • Music from dance emotes will no longer overlap.
  • Loot chest audio is no longer hushed by pickaxe impact sounds.

WORLD

  • Added more loot spawns to Haunted Hills.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed missing collision on junkyard crane.
  • Fixed two areas where players could hide under the terrain by the edge of the river.
  • Fixed a section of the Moisty Mire water that did not slow players down.
  • Fixed a mine cart in Shifty Shafts that could not be destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue causing the soccer stadium to sometimes not load in properly.
  • Fixed a seam in the terrain near Flush Factory that allowed players to see through the map.
  • Added collision to pillars in Haunted Hills so players can no longer hide inside them.
  • Scoring a goal in the Soccer stadium will now show proper visual effects.

PATCH NOTES – SAVE THE WORLD

MUTANT STORM EVENT RETURNS!

  • This storm season, Mutant Storms will appear in greater numbers.
  • Mutant Storm mission alerts award Storm Tickets in addition to the Evolution Materials that they usually drop.
    • Quota: 10 per day.
  • Up to 5 Mutant Storms are available at a time in Stonewood, and up to 25 Active Storms are available at a time in Plankerton, Canny Valley, and Twine Peaks.
  • Purchased upgrade Llamas award Storm Tickets.
  • All missions will continue to award Seasonal Gold, and Daily Quests will continue to award Daily Coins.
    • Seasonal Gold will reset once the Spring Event starts, planned for early February.
  • Most Event Quests award Storm Tickets.
    • Some Event Quests award V-Bucks.
  • Hydraulic Weapons and Storm Zone Heroes have returned, and are available in the Storm Llamas during this event.
  • Event Store has been updated!
    • The Legendary Hydra Transform Key is available in the Event Store!
    • The Event Store also offers Legendary Constructor BASE Hype.
      • The Event Storm Llama also has a chance of awarding this hero.
  • Since we’re reintroducing the Legendary Hydra with this Mutant Storms event, it can now be recycled, put in the Collection Book and consumes inventory space.
  • For every 1,000 unspent Snowflake tickets, a Holiday Survival Llama will automatically be granted and can be found in the Loot Tab. All remaining tickets will be lost.

GENERAL

  • Players in NA region can now choose between East and West coast servers. Full details here.

MINI-BOSSES

  • Mini-bosses are still present on the map, but the number of mission alerts have been reduced from the Holiday event.
  • Up to 3 of these Mini-Boss mission alerts can appear in Stonewood at a time and up to 6 at a time in Plankerton, Canny and Twine.
    • Quota: 3 per day.
  • These Mini-boss alerts have replaced the old generic Mission Alerts that used to be on the map. As a result:
    • Mini-boss Alerts can now be played in higher-difficulty missions that you have not unlocked yet.
    • Mini-boss Alerts reward a wide array of items, including transform keys, schematics, survivors, and more!
  • Return of “Mini-Boss” Quests:
    • Awards Seasonal Gold currency and is repeatable.
    • Seasonal Gold currency can be used to purchase items from the Event Store.
      • This currency only lasts for a season, so spend it while you can!

GAMEPLAY

  • Added Auto-Run!
    • Input defaults for PC are “=” and “NumLock”.
    • Input defaults for controller is double-clicking the left stick.
  • Adjusted several weapon Perk rolls
    • Break shotguns can no longer roll Rate of Fire perks
    • VinderTech Rocket Hammer can now roll Energy and Elemental perks
    • VinderTech and Vacuum Tube sniper rifles can now roll perks that trigger a small explosion of damage after headshot kills.
  • Standardized the damage melee weapons do to the environment.
    • Melee weapons previously varied from 20%-70% of weapon damage depending upon the weapon type and the target material.
    • All weapons are now set to a flat 50% of weapon damage against wood and stone, and 20% versus metal.
    • Pickaxes remain unaffected.

Bug Fixes

  • Lightning Pistol now correctly shows up as part of the Vacuum Tube weapon set.

​​HEROES

Balance
  • Increased the duration of Keep Out to 10s to match the tooltip. Reduced the damage per tick from 20% of grenade damage to 15% of grenade damage as a result.
  • Increased the damage of Cluster Bomb explosions from 20% of grenade damage to 25%
Bug Fixes
  • Frag grenades and cluster bombs will no longer fall through water, which caused Soldier’s to be unable to throw a second grenade.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing TEDDY to have reduced range while firing.
  • Fixed Overbearing Perk so that it properly extends the range of TEDDY.

UI

  • Added Auto Decline Friend Requests as a new option for PC players to the Social Widget.
  • When enabled, friend requests will be auto-declined. Enabling this option will decline all pending friend requests.
  • Added count indicator to collection book slots.
  • Added XP counts to the Collection Book Rewards schedule.
  • Added total count to “root” rows on the collection book nav.
  • Power widgets now show buffed power glow when buffed from party members.
  • “Warcry” tooltip now properly displays the melee attack speed bonus
  • Updated the description of Seasonal Gold to clarify that it is a temporary currency that will be reset at the end of the season.
Bug Fixes
  • Consumable item transform keys can now only create items that match the rarity of the key.
    • This will prevent players from accidentally using a high-rarity consumable transform key to create a low-rarity item.
  • Mission alert rewards will no longer show in the objectives menu in-game when the player had already collected the current mission alert or reached their quota.
  • Buying Llamas during the tutorial will no longer cause the UI to have display issues.
  • Fixed a visual issue that made it look like Survivor power levels weren’t increasing after leveling them up.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing large font power levels to appear where teammates names should go.

ART/ANIMATION

  • Blinking lights on the Vacuum Tube weapons have been boxed up and put into the attic until next year. The lights have returned to their default orange color.
  • Energy weapons no longer appear completely blue.

 

Known Issues

In an effort to continue increasing our level of transparency and communication we’re going to begin posting “Known Issues” with our patch notes. This section will identify issues we’re aware of that will be in the latest patch. This is our first attempt at this section and very much a work in progress. This will continue to improve in the coming weeks.

  • Hitching happening at various times such as players joining matches, player loadout changes and day to night transitions.
  • Vacuum Tube Launcher does not currently display any lights
  • Friend UI is displaying incorrectly.
  • When Reset Building Choice is set to “Off” in the settings, while in zone building choices will reset and sometimes not appear.
  • The chat icon sometimes displays incorrectly.
  • Players who redeem a friend code in-game need to restart their client in order to gain access.
  • “Keep out” and “Cluster Bomb” perk descriptions will have correct information displayed, however, the ability section will not.
  • The “Rescue the Survivor” hex can sometimes incorrectly show the MiniBoss marker. This mission type should never have MiniBosses.

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Fortnite v21.10 update brings back classic POIs: Coral Castle, Tilted Town, more

Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 will constantly change themes and feature Coral Castle, Lazy Lagoon, and other POIs.

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Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite

With Fortnite v21.10, the Reality Tree has fully affected Logjam Lumberyard. It will now choose a random POI theme for every game which includes Tilted Town, Coral Castle, and others.

Fortnite players expect Epic Games to add map changes with every update. The developers have tried doing so in Chapter 3 and accordingly, the response towards the new chapter has been overwhelmingly positive.

Here’s how the first major update for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has brought back OG POIs from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 in the most unique way possible.

Everything to know about the updated Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite v21.10

For the first time in history, we now have a location on the map that changes every game. As it turns out, Logjam Lumberyard will include elements from a wide range of locations from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2.

The community has discovered the following themes so far:

  • Neo Tilted/ Tilted Town (Wild West theme)
  • Coral Castle (Atlantis theme)
  • Colossal Coliseum (Roman theme)
  • Lazy Lagoon (Pirates theme)
Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite v21.10
Update Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that with the 21.10 update, Logjam Lumberyard has become one of the best locations in Fortnite. While new players can finally explore the most prominent regions of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 islands, veterans can recreate their memories.

Other map changes in Fortnite v21.10 explained

The popular Butter Barn landmark will now turn into a POI. With the latest patch, the developers have added buildings from Neo Tilted to Butter Barn and the landmark looks bigger and better than ever.

Last but not least, Darth Vader is now a boss and he spawns in random locations. Apparently, the Zero Point brought a Star Wars relic to the island which is why Vader is here. He can travel in his Lambda-Class shuttle and there’s no definite location where players can find him.

It is no surprise that Darth Vader is a terrifying boss. He has a Mythic lightsaber and players will get 2,000 XP every team they defeat him.

All in all, Fortnite v21.10 is certainly brilliant in terms of map changes and gameplay. However, the same cannot be said for the No Sweat Summer event and the Nindo challenges.

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All new skins in Fortnite v21.10: Itachi, Hinata, Battle Pass super styles, and more

Fortnite v21.10 has arrived with a ton of new cosmetics, including crossovers like Itachi and Hinata and authentic skins like Fox Fire.

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Itachi and other new skins in Fortnite v21.10

As expected, Fortnite v21.10 will release a wide range of new skins. Alongside Itachi, Hinata, Gaara, and Orochimaru, new original skins like Fox Fire will also appear in the Item Shop.

New skins and cosmetics are always the biggest highlights of a Fortnite update. The latest 21.10 patch is no exception, as it has officiated the No Sweat Summer event as well as the Fortnite x Naruto: Rivals! crossover.

Here’s every new cosmetic that is a part of the first major update for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3.

Fortnite x Naruto: Rivals! skins for Itachi, Gaara, Hinata, and Orochimaru revealed

The second crossover between Naruto and Fortnite has brought the following characters:

  • Gaara outfit with Fifth Kazekage selectable style
Gaara in Fortnite
Gaara skin in Fortnite
  • Hinata Hyuga outfit with a Hinata Uzumaki selectable style (the skin also has a Byakugan on and off style)
Hinata in Fortnite
Hinata skin in Fortnite
  • Itachi Uchiha with a Black Ops selectable style
Itachi in Fortnite
Itachi Uchiha skin in Fortnite
  • Orochimaru skin with a Hidden Leaf Era style
Orochimaru in Fortnite
Orochimaru skin in Fortnite

Alongside the four outfits, you can unlock the following cosmetics:

Back Blings:

  • Black Ops Mask with Itachi, Tenzo, Kakashi, and Black Ops style
  • Hinata’s Backpack
  • Sand Gourd

Pickaxe:

  • Sword of Kusanagi
  • Minato’s Kunai

Glider:

  • Gaara’s Sand Cloud
  • Manda

While the aforementioned cosmetics will be up for grabs in the Item Shop, certain cosmetics will be available as a free reward for the new Fortnite x Naruto challenges.

Fortnite v21.10 introduces brand-new Fox Fire skin and new styles for Battle Pass skins

The Fox Fire outfit in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has a default style and a helmet style. The skin’s owners will also have the freedom to change the color of the character’s arm tattoos.

Fox Fire skin in Fortnite
Fox Fire skin in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

New super styles for Malik, Evie, Adira, Sabina, and Stormfarer are now available in the Chapter 3 Season 3 Battle Pass. The styles are called Platinum Rift, Lapis Slurp, and Auric Blaze, and here’s a preview:

New Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Battle Pass styles

Loopers can look forward to unlocking the aforementioned skins through the Item Shop or the Battle Pass soon.

Moreover, the brand-new No Sweat Summer event will allow you to unlock free skins and XP by taking part in Creative challenges.

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Fortnite No Sweat Summer event arrives in v21.10 with Creative XP challenges, free cosmetics, and more

Fortnite v21.10 has finally arrived with a brand-new No Sweat Summer event and here’s how players can get over 70,000 XP and free cosmetics.

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Fortnite No Sweat Summer event

Fortnite v21.10 is finally here, and as expected, the No Sweat Summer event has arrived with it. Here’s everything you need to know about the new summer-themed content.

As usual, the summer event in Fortnite will primarily take place in Creative mode. By participating in special summer-themed games and maps, loopers will be able to earn XP and free cosmetics.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer free rewards
No Sweat Summer event’s free rewards in Fortnite

However, Epic Games has also added summer-themed elements in Battle Royale game modes this time.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer event to have ‘Island Hopper’ challenges

With the recent Creator Callout, Fortnite made it clear that No Sweat Summer won’t feature any maps based on combat. Instead, the emphasis will on light-hearted games like prop hunts and death runs.

Accordingly, leaker iFireMonkey has disclosed the six maps with summer-themed XP challenges:

  • One Trigger 100 days
  • Parkour Universe
  • BLIMP WARS 1000 [Ghost vs Shadow]
  • Color Dash
  • ULTIMATE MURDER MYSTERY
  • Prop Hunt: Modern Mall

Players will have to enter these maps and complete the following quests:

  • Collect resources in PvE One Trigger 100 days (3000)
  • Use Vending Machines in Blimp Wars (8)
  • Unlock achievements in Parkour Universe (3)
  • Get Melee eliminations in Murder Mystery (1)
  • Eliminate Prop opponents in Prop Hunt: Modern Mall (3)
  • Unlock achievements in Color Dash (4)

Each challenge grants 10,000 XP, implying that the total XP output from the No Sweat Summer event will be 60,000. Moreover, three cosmetics will be handed out as free rewards to players upon completion.

The free rewards for this year’s summer event are:

  • Tropical Infrared wrap
  • Tropical Infra-Ravage Spray
  • Tropical Infra-Raven Spray
  • Infrared GG emoticon

Fortnite brings back Flare Guns for No Sweat Summer event in v21.10

Even though the best way to enjoy No Sweat Summer in Fortnite v21.10 will be Creative, Epic Games has unvaulted Flare Guns in Battle Royale. The weapon not only sets fire but also helps in revealing opponents’ positions.

The Firework Flare Gun in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 reveals enemies and has a goofy design that caters to the ongoing ‘Vibin’ theme.

Having said that, the latest Fortnite update has only added the Meowscles and The Order NPCs. From the looks of it, Summer Drift, Beach Bomber, and other summer skins won’t return to the island and yet again, fans will have to wait for Summer Meowscles.

Some leakers believe that summer cosmetics are most likely encrypted. We’ll make sure to update this article if new leaks regarding No Sweat Summer event surface.

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