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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.

Patch Notes

Fortnite v16.40 patch notes: Daybreak LTM, new weapons, mysterious island

Fortnite v16.40 brings an exciting new LTM, changes to the exotic/mythic loot pool, and a mysterious island growing in the ocean.

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The Fortnite v16.40 update has arrived and it’s brought with it a new LTM, retuning exotic/mythic weapons, and a mysterious island is emerging from the ocean. Here are the Fortnite v16.40 patch notes.

The last update (v16.30) featured very exciting content including two mythic bows. Neymar Jr. also joined the fight along with some insidious quests for unlocking his cosmetics. Fortnite patch 16.40 may not add any legendary superstars to the game, but it does spice up the gameplay quite a bit.

In Fortnite v16.40, players can look forward to a new LTM called Daybreak. This complex game mode rewards players skilled enough to complete it. As well, the new Marksman Six Shooter has been added alongside the exotic Primal AR. Lastly, the island below Flush Factory has… grown.

Bug Fixes

  • Visual issues on Toon Meowscles and similarly-styled outfits on certain platforms
  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite
  • Trail color of the Harmonic Axes Pickaxe doesn’t always match selected style
  • Landing at a different location than intended
  • long-pressing the inventory button selects first craftable item
  • “Hunt Wildlife” quest not tracking progress properly
  • HUD displaying incorrect memory cost before placing device or Gallery
  • Build not properly editing when building/editing fast in Creative
  • Prop-O-Matic features not functioning correctly
  • “Recent Islands” list does not update
  • Small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails
  • players cannot change their custom controller settings while playing Nintendo Switch in docked mode

Daybreak LTM

A new LTM called Daybreak has been added which will reward players with an exclusive umbrella after their first win. This usually means the LTM is more difficult than the average game of Fortnite. Not much is known about the LTM other than it has NPCs that will request the players fetch helicopter pieces. Players will also fight wolves, ghosts, and marauders.

New Exotic/Mythic Weapons

There have been a few changes to the exotic/mythic weapon pool. The Dub exotic shotgun has been removed and the Marksman Six Shooter has taken its place. Unlike the Marksman Revolver, this gun doesn’t highlight opponents who have been hit. Instead, the Marksman Six Shooter grants bonus critical damage.

As well, the Spire Guardian’s Primal Assault Rifle has been added which is a new mythic weapon. This weapon will be dropped by defeating the Spire Assassins who guard the six smaller towers around the map. It doesn’t have any unique bonuses but deals immense damage.

The island is growing

Last update, eagle-eyed players spotted a small island emerging from the ocean to the south of Flush Factory. That island has since grown twice in size. Seeing as Fortnite is currently in the middle of a Batman crossover, players believed that this island would evolve into the Bat Cave.

However, this island is the home of Orella, the female Oro skin. Here, players can find her golden assault rifle which also unlocks a secret skin variant for Lara Croft. As far as the Fortnite v16.40 patch notes go, these are the most significant additions to the game.

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Fortnite v16.30 patch notes: Neymar Jr, new mythic weapons & more

The Fortnite v16.30 patch notes bring some major changes to the Battle Royale. Here’s everything players need to know about this update.

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Fortnite v16.30, the third major Season 6 patch, is live. This week’s update introduces Neymar Jr., a couple of Mythic bows, and some explosive changes to the casual and competitive loot pools.

Fortnite’s last major update (v16.20) added the long-awaited grappler bow and a new set of off-road tires. These additions focused on mobility and made traveling across the map a lot easier.

Update v16.30 focuses more on enhanced firepower and adds Neymar Jr. to the season. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite v16.30.

Bug Fixes

  • Players receiving a Quest from Jonesy The First that does not grant rewards
  • Storm visual effects appearing outside of the Storm
  • “Recent Islands” list does not update in Creative
  • Flag does not respawn when flag carrier leaves game
  • Small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails
  • “Allow Spectate Other Team” setting not working
  • The “Bad Clams”/”Destroy Fungus” quest in Scurvy Shoals have a low spawn objective rate in Save the World.
Fortnite v16.30 Bug Fixes

While all of these bugs may have been fixed, players are already noticing a glaring issue with vehicles that causes them not to render until they are right next to them. Hopefully, this issue will be resolved soon as it’s causing a lot of unintentional wrecks.

Neymar Jr. Skin

The Season 6 secret skin was revealed to be pro footballer Neymar Jr. at the beginning of the season, and now players can complete special challenges to unlock him. Similar to Predator in Season 5, there are additional challenges that can be completed to unlock more Neymar-themed cosmetics.

Fortnite Neymar Skin Release

To unlock Fortnite’s Neymar Jr. skin, you will need to complete five challenges given by soccer player characters. They are found on the soccer fields at Pleasant Park, Dirty Docks, and Holly Hedges.

New Mythic Bows

Fortnite v16.30 also adds two new Mythic bows into the rotation of weapons. Players can no longer craft the Mechanical Explosive Bow but can get Raz’s Mythic Explosive Bow by defeating the mini-boss at The Spire. The Unstable Bow can be purchased from the Raven NPC located on a hill northwest of Sweaty Sands.

Raz’s Explosive Bow is identical to the non-mythic variant but deals more damage. The Unstable Bow switches randomly between fire, stink, explosive, and shockwave arrows after every shot.

Fortnite Mythic Bows Unstable Explosive

This update isn’t as impactful as v16.20 in terms of overall gameplay, but it does add some cool cosmetics to the game. As well, the reintroduction of the Explosive Bow in competitive matchmaking may ruffle a few players’ feather.

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Fortnite Season 6 April 15 balance update: comp changes & weapon buffs

Fortnite Season 6 received a surprisingly large balance update on April 15. Here are all of the buffs and changes in the patch notes.

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Fortnite Season 6 balance update

Epic Games released a surprise balance update on April 15, making changes to the Bow, Recycler, Makeshift AR, and more.

Fortnite Season 6 introduced some major changes to the loot system. The introduction of crafting also brought Makeshift weapons to the game, which are considerably weaker than their Primal and Mechanical counterparts.

Since Epic added so many new weapons in Season 6, it’s no surprise to learn that there were some balance issues at the start of the season. The most glaring problem came with the Primal Shotgun, which could shred enemies at close range and gives them little time to react.

The new Recycler was on the other end of the spectrum. It’s a relatively weak weapon and doesn’t see much use outside of niche situations. After all, you only have three shots before you need to start sucking trees for more ammo.

Fortnite Season 6 leaked weapons

The most recent April 15 balance update attempted to address some of the issues with weapons in Season 6. Epic raised the spawn rate of Primal and Classic weapons to match that of Makeshift weapons, making the Crafting system a bit more optional.

Epic also buffed a ton of weapons, including the Makeshift AR and Revolver, Recycler, Bow, SMGs, and more. Here are all of the changes made in the April 15 balance update:

  • Doubled Crafting Parts in floor loot stacks
  • Makeshift AR & Revolver accuracy
  • Bow headshot dmg and arrow speed
  • Recycler junk bomb speed
  • Primal Pistol dmg and fire rate
  • Stats for all SMGs

Most, if not all, of these changes will be met with a warm reception from the player base. The SMG buff might not be super necessary, but it’s a fan-favorite weapon that will always be a part of the meta.

On April 16, Epic made further adjustments to the meta – this time focusing on competitive. They removed three explosive items: Rocket Launchers, Cuddlefish, and the Mechanical Explosive Bow.

More than anything else, these updates show that Epic are listening and reacting to community feedback. We’ve been through some Fortnite seasons where it feels like the developers aren’t listening to us, but Season 6 won’t be one of them.

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