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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 v18.40 Patch Notes: Naruto collab, Crew Pack bonus styles, and B.R.U.T.E.S. mechs

Fortnite v18.40 is the final update of Season 8, and it’s looking to be a big one with Naruto, Mechs, and new weapons coming.

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The Fortnite v18.40 patch is coming, and it will be the last patch of Season 8. Here is everything you can expect from the Final Season 8 update.

Many players are still asking when Fortnite Season 8 is actually going to start. But believe it or not, this season is almost over. However, one last update could really make Fortnite Season 8 one for the books.

Outside of Halloween skins and spooky items, Fortnite Season 8 has been a snooze. The map has changed minimally, the loot pool hasn’t been very diverse, and collaborations have been the only thing keeping this season afloat.

However, the final Season 8 patch could be a real game-changer. A long-awaited collab is coming, more weapons are being added, and a divisive vehicle is on the way. Can Fortnite v18.40 save the season?

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Naruto x Fortnite collaboration

The highly anticipated Naruto x Fortnite collab has finally arrived as a part of v18.40. Players can purchase four skins including Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, and Sakura.

As well, players can find a Mythic Explosive Kunai on the island. And there is a Naruto-themed creative hub to commemorate the collab. Players can also find Kakashi as an NPC on the map.

Sept. – Nov. Crew Pack Bonus Styles

Those that have purchased the September, October, and November Crew Pack will start receiving their exclusive bonus styles following the v18.40 update. This was revealed in the latest Crew Pack blog post.

However, it’s unclear whether players will receive all three bonus styles at one time. The blog post states, “Subscribed players who’ve assembled all three of The First Shadows will receive a bonus Style for each starting with v18.40.”

The use of the word “starting” makes it seem as if the styles will be spread out over multiple updates.

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B.R.U.T.E.S. return to wreak havoc

If you played during Fortnite Season X, you remember B.R.U.T.E.S. These beefy robots were a menace, and they had to be nerfed several times. But despite their overpowered nature, players loved the chaos they brought.

Well, it seems that mechs have been added with this final update. Epic Games has tweaked the code for Mechs all season long and even included a new design for them in Fortnite’s files.

Players needed to fund the mechs using the new funding stations. However, it didn’t take long for players to reach the funding goal to bring mechs back to the Island.

We will update this article when Epic Games releases the official patch. As for now, these are the biggest changes we expect to see when Fortnite v18.40 drops at 4 AM EST on November 16.

For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite v18.21 Patch Notes: Cube Town POI, Fortnitemares begins, pumpkin launchers return

The Fortnite v18.21 Patch Notes add fan-favorite weapons, a new POI, and kick off the Fortnitemares 2021 event in style.

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The fourth update for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 is here, and these are the V18.21 Patch Notes!

Fortnite Season 8 has been a bit of a snooze. Even with the Fortnitemares event kicking off at the start of October, it’s been pretty eventless. But now, Epic Games is kicking things up a notch.

With the Cubes converging on the center of the map and the Fortnitemares event officially starting, players are in for some exciting content. Maybe it will finally feel like Fortnite Season 8 has started.

Only a few more updates remain before Season 8 ends. Here are the Fortnite v18.21 Patch Notes.

Fortnitemares 2021: Wrath of the Cube Queen

With the Fortnite v18.21 Patch Notes, Fortnitemares 2021 has officially begun. This year’s Fortnitemares event is titled Wrath of the Cube Queen.

The event kicks off with a new spooky lobby and plenty of new quests. As well, Jumpscare Zombies have been added to public lobbies (not Arena).

Similar to previous Fortnitemares events, the map has seen some significant changes. Instead of fog, this year’s map features widespread cube corruption.

There are also several Fortnitemares quests that can be completed. These quests will reward players with free limited-time cosmetics.

fortnitemares 2021 logo

Massive Cube Town POI

After being revealed a couple of weeks ago, the Cube Town POI is finally coming to Fortnite. However, the new POI is actually named The Convergence. Players have watched as the Cube’s roll around the map, and they’ve finally made their way to the center.

The center has been a crater since the start of Season 7. However, that crater is going to be filled with a Tilted Towers-esque POI. The new city will be made entirely of cubes. It will also change its shape over time.

Pumpkin Launchers & Brooms return

The annual tradition of bringing back the Pumpkin Launcher continues. They have been found inside the Fortnite v18.21 Patch Notes, and will be activated either this week or next.

For those who aren’t familiar, Pumpkin Launchers are a Halloween variant of the Rocket Launcher. Instead of launching rockets, they launcher an explosive pumpkin. The Pumpkin Launcher is a fan-favorite item and it will be in-game soon.

As well, players can ride around the map on Brooms. These are vehicles similar to the hoverboard. Unlike cars and boats, Brooms don’t require fuel.

Fortnite Season 8 Cube Queen revealed

Each Fortnite season has a secret Battle Pass skin. The most recent seasons have kept the skin hidden until late into the season. And that’s the case for Fortnite Season 8’s Cube Queen.

As a part of the Fortnite v18.21 Patch Notes, the Cube Queen skin has been revealed. This was to be expected since the Fortnitemares 2021 event focuses on the Cube Queen.

Additionally, Cube Queen has brought with her a monster called the Caretaker. These massive beasts are hard to take down, but they also drop a ton of loot!

fortnite cube queen skin

New Mythic Sideways Scythe

The long-awaited Sideways Scythe is finally in-game. This melee weapon can be found inside Sideways Anomalies and can be upgraded to Mythic Rarity.

As well, it grants healing to the player on elimination. This will bring siphon to public lobbies if players are skilled enough to kill other players with a melee weapon.

These are all of the highlights from the Fortnite v18.21 Patch Notes. For more Fortnite, check out how to get every Mythic Weapon in Season 8, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite v18.10 Patch Notes: XP Update, Super Styles, “Tilted Towers”, and more

The Fortnite v18.10 Patch Notes are here and a lot has been added to the game. Check out a new POI, weapons, items, and more!

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The Fortnite v18.10 patch adds a ton of content to the game, and here are the latest patch notes!

This week’s Fortnite update is a massive one adding a ton of new content. There are new weapons, characters, and an upcoming POI similar to Tilted Towers.

As well, Epic Games has made some changes to Fortnite Season 8’s XP system. This season’s Super Styles have been revealed and can now be unlocked. And there’s a bunch of new Toona Fish styles that can be earned.

All of these changes and more are detailed in the Fortnite v18.10 Patch Notes below.

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Fortnite Season 8 Super Styles and XP Changes

The v18.10 Patch Notes added the Fortnite Season 8 Super Styles. As well, this update made some major changes to the XP system. Players haven’t been happy with this season’s XP, and Epic promised to make the necessary changes with this update.

The Cubes have corrupted even the Battle Pass! (But in a good way.) Bonus Styles for Chapter 2 Season 8 Outfits have been available for players who progress past Level 100. But now: this Season’s Super Level Styles have been added! Progress past Level 140 this Season and start unlocking new runic Styles for Charlotte, Kor, Fabio Sparklemane, J.B. Chimpanski, and Torin.

To help you get there, we’ve made improvements to XP earned through Battle Royale:

  • XP earned from your Daily Punchcard missions has been greatly increased.
  • We’ve added XP to all Shared Quests. (They still reward Bars too.)
  • All new and future Character Punchcards have substantially increased XP rewards.
  • Weekly Punchcard XP has been slightly reduced. This was done to lessen the setback of not completing them.

New “Tilted Towers” POI

Players have been asking Epic to add Tilted Towers back to Fortnite for several seasons. Well, the actual Tilted Towers may not be returning, but Epic Games is adding a new large POI that is similar.

According to leaker HYPEX, Fortnite will add a new POI called Cube Town. Its a very large city-style POI with lots of loot chest spawns.

Fortnite v18.10 New Weapons and Items

Epic Games added a few new weapons and items to this update as well. The OG Chug Splashes have returned alongside a new variant called the Chili Chug Splash. The Chili Chug Splash functions the same way as the OG, but it also gives players a speed boost.

As well, the Dual Fiend Crossbows are making their debut. The Fortnite Season 8 trailer showed off these dual-wielded crossbows. However, they are now in-game.

Even more Toona Fish styles

New Toona Fish Quest Styles have been added! Ink up your Toona Fish with new Styles inspired by even more of your favorite Fortnite characters. Complete themed Quests to copy Mancake’s drip, resemble regular Fishstick, and more. With 20 new styles to collect immediately (and one we can’t talk about just yet), there’s a ton more options to color Toona Fish your way!  

The final style is the Cube Queen style which is also this season’s secret skin. However, this update did not reveal the secret skin.

Balance Changes and Bug Fixes

As always, the Fortnite v18.10 patch notes include a series of bug fixes, but Epic Games has also made some balance changes. These will make rounds fairer during the late game by disabling slipstreams. Here are all of the balance changes and bug fixes:

  • Slipstreams will disable at the final Storm circle in core playlists.
  • Slipstreams will disable at phase 5 of the Storm in competitive playlists.
  • Chug Cannons are no longer available from Loot Llamas. In the Chug Cannons’ place are the spicy Chili Chug Splashes. 
  • In competitive playlists, Sideways Anomalies will despawn earlier than they did previously.
  • The Rail Gun has been removed from competitive playlists.
  • Fixed an issue involving vehicles taking heavy damage when colliding with Mothership wreckage pieces.
  • Donation Boards displaying items in English even when another language was selected has been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue involving voice chat on Nintendo Switch not connecting to party chat after the player left and rejoined the party.
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