All Fortnite Patch Notes From Every Season

All Fortnite Patch Notes

Here you will find an archive for earlier Patch Notes from Fortnite.

V.1.2 PATCH ARRIVES 7-21
7.21.2017
By Flak
Early Access patch 1.2 will be available Friday July 21 at approximately 10:00 AM EDT. This patch will come with some downtime of approximately 1.5 hours. Thank you for your patience and we'll get you back in the game as soon as possible!

Fixed issues causing client and server crashes

Fixed an issue where the Constructor would become stuck if knocked back when executing the Bull Rush move

Fixed an issue where changes in the settings menu would not be applied

Fixed an issue where the Bull Rush ability would not damage enemies

Fixed an issue where Tutorial cinematics would sometimes not play

Fixed an issue with the chat widget background turning invisible if chat had focus

Fixed an issue where loading into a zone with a full backpack would cause players to equip the default pickaxe

Fixed an issue where audio and video would sometimes desync for the Tutorial and first Storm Shield cinematics

Fixed the Leave Mission button not abandoning a mission if it was clicked while in the pre-game lobby

The /dance and /ridethepony commands now perform the correct emote when used in chat

Fixed an issue where the Collect button would persist after collecting rewards from a Secondary objective

Fixed an issue where the Smasher's movement would become broken if it was hit with the Constructor's Bull Rush ability

Fixed an issue with players losing cursor input if they clicked the profile management menu while in a zone

Fixed an issue where players would sometimes be unable to edit pre-placed structures in the tutorial mission

Fixed issues causing client and server crashes

Fixed an issue where the Constructor would become stuck if knocked back when executing the Bull Rush move

Fixed an issue where changes in the settings menu would not be applied

Fixed an issue where the Bull Rush ability would not damage enemies

Fixed an issue where Tutorial cinematics would sometimes not play

Fixed an issue with the chat widget background turning invisible if chat had focus

Fixed an issue where loading into a zone with a full backpack would cause players to equip the default pickaxe

Fixed an issue where audio and video would sometimes desync for the Tutorial and first Storm Shield cinematics

Fixed the Leave Mission button not abandoning a mission if it was clicked while in the pre-game lobby

The /dance and /ridethepony commands now perform the correct emote when used in chat

Fixed an issue where the Collect button would persist after collecting rewards from a Secondary objective

Fixed an issue where the Smasher's movement would become broken if it was hit with the Constructor's Bull Rush ability

Fixed an issue with players losing cursor input if they clicked the profile management menu while in a zone

Fixed an issue where players would sometimes be unable to edit pre-placed structures in the tutorial mission

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4
8.4.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Hey Storm Chasers,

UPDATE: We messed up. Please read this post for clarity on changes to Plankerton, Canny, and Twine Storm Shield bases. http://epic.gm/mg0zm

Thank you for joining us on our journey during Early Access. We’re excited so many of you are here and we’ve enjoyed seeing all of the incredible forts, amusing gifs, helpful videos, and the fantastic feedback you’ve sent us so far.

During Early Access launch we’ve identified a number of bugs that are important for us to address as soon as possible, so our first update focuses on a number of those fixes. We also snuck in a handful of quality-of-life improvements based on things we’re hearing from you.

This update will roll out on 8/4 at 4:00 a.m. EDT. It will require some downtime, but we’ll get you back in crushing Husks ASAP.

There’s a lot of work ahead as we continue to iterate on the foundation of Fortnite. Keep sharing your thoughts and experiences with us. If you run into issues while playing or have a suggestion you want the developers to see, reach out to us via the in-game feedback tool through the main menu
See you in game!

EA1.4 RELEASE NOTES

Major Known Issues

Players are sometimes shown 0 zone score and XP when completing missions, but are still awarded XP and Skill Points upon returning to frontend
Friend and Party Invites/Joins are sometimes delayed, or fail altogether
Purchasing the Weapon Transformation node does not unlock Transforming in the Armory
Global Chat shows a "Joining general chat" message to players who have communications blocked
Party Finder does not populate newly added PSN/Xbox Live friends while the title is running

Major Updates

Added options in the Settings menu to turn off specific HUD elements.
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Items are no longer marked by default for recycle when entering recycle mode, making it more difficult to unintentionally recycle the wrong item.
Added an option to toggle visibility of hats and backpacks on Heroes.
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Updated visuals in the Skill Tree to make it more obvious which node is currently selected.
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Added an option in the main menu to set Storm Shield building permissions for party members. No more running to your Storm Shield in the middle of battle.
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Added a notification for players who load into another player’s Storm Shield mission if they attempt to do something they do not have permission to do.
Ammo crafting page in the inventory now shows weapons the player currently has equipped. This permits seeing their ammo counts during crafting.
Ninja and Outlander quests are now displayed in the campaign map.
Art

Fixed some mini-map icons on weapons that would look like boxes when dropped in the world.
Fix a hang that would occur when dropping some weapons.
Fixed a bug that caused the Homebase Banner Icons to appear stretched on the end of mission banners.
Fixed collision with the rocks in the Canny Valley Storm Shield.
Clouds will now dissipate after firing the Atlas in Fight the Storm missions.
Fixed a bug where the teleporter FX will scale to an enormous size if placed on a slope.
Fixed an issue where certain cinematics would not play on PS4.
Audio

Music stinger now plays when Husks are woken up.
Improved Husk sleeping sounds.
Pitcher Husk wind-up and throw is more noticeable.
Gameplay

Phase Shift will no longer kill an Outlander if used over a Teleporter gadget.
Enemies now correctly detach from the Bull Rush shield when colliding with other surfaces.
Enemies are now always visible above the clouds on the mini map
Major performance improvements on the mini map
Supply Drop no longer floats before landing on the ground
Fixed a bug with the Constructor's animation not resetting after dying while using Bull Rush
Can no longer use Supply Drop or Air Strike while in Bull Rush or Dragon Slash
Item stacks that aren't at max limit will now auto-stack.
Fixed some issues on PC that occurred while alt+tabbing in windowed mode.
Fixed a rare issue where players wouldn’t respawn.
Fixed an issue where Defenders weren’t able to fire charging weapons.
Fixed an issue with the Soldier’s death animation which failed to play during the Shockwave ability animation.
Fixed an issue with damage numbers which would occasionally cause the number "0002" to appear.
Fixed an issue where players that joined wouldn't see the correct BluGlo count.
Improved Defender spawning and teleporting to prevent Defenders from not spawning on the Defender Pad.
Fixed an issue where after moving a Defender, the player would lose the gun and ammo that the Defender had equipped.
Fixed an issue with schematic crafting progress.
Fixed several enemy collision issues.
Fixed an issue where loot containers in Storm Shields would often appear as the default orange box mesh.
Custom key bindings can now be properly cleared using “Reset To Default” in the Input tab of Settings
Fixed players being unable to interact with pickups when they joined after the pickup was created
Fixed an issue where Husks would be able to damage the player from a great distance away.
Fixed an issue where Husks would move and float in the air.
Missions

Fixed an issue where the first objective was not started before the player reached the lab, causing objectives to not be completed.
Fixed an item stacking problem that could result in quest rewards going to Storm Shield Storage despite available inventory space.
Fixed various crashes which could occur when starting a mission.
Fixed an issue where players could cause damage and destroy Lars’ van during Ride the Lightning.
Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to claim Expeditions.
Fixed an issue where players wouldn’t receive the right tier of weapon from an Expedition.
Fixed an issue where players became blocked during the first “Ride the Lighting” mission.
Fixed an issue where rescuing survivors wasn’t giving quest progress.
UI

More descriptive information will now be displayed for skill tree nodes that modify player attributes.
Weapons and traps now rotate on the inspect screen.
Fixed an issue that would only allow the far-left loot card choice to be selected.
Llama loot cards no longer show total amount of resources, to avoid confusion about how much the user got.
Fixed an issue where a Defender's main and stats panel tab didn’t display information in the armory.
The drop item window will no longer appear while trying to drop an item as the rewards flow begins.
Heroes now display the appropriate info for their support perks at their current level
The item management Level Up filter now limits the view to items the player has enough XP to upgrade.
Fixed issues with text being cut off in the collection book.
Fixed an issue that prevented claiming quest rewards that were completed during the tutorial.
Fixed for client crash after signing out of PSN or Xbox Live during the Loot Llama Quest.
Reduced distance of pickup HUD indicator text
Hid the "Leave Party" button from party management menu when in zone. This prevents the player from leaving the party and the zone without going through the proper warnings.
Fixed some text that wasn’t localized in error messages.
Fixed some issues where players were prevented from completing the tutorial if they logged out of the game during the tutorial.
Rapidly claiming expedition rewards should no longer cause an error.
Fixed the issue where the inventory screen stays up when pressing Alt+Tab.
Fixed party invitations occasionally not appearing when a friend re-invites you.
Many localization fixes.
Fixed an issue where the player would lose functionality in the collection book rewards screen.
Xbox

Fixed a rare audio crash on Xbox One.
Removed ability for PC friends to join players on Xbox One
Known Issues

Mouse cursor is sometimes invisible on PS4
Items that are removed from overflow as a result of slotting other items in the Collection Book are not able to be slotted into the Collection Book
Loot Llama quest completion has a delay after claiming Upgrade Llama loot
Skill tree videos do not load until second click
“Faster Exit” perk does not apply
“Bearricade” does not slow down enemy husks
Founders Emblem has 3 different names across the UI
Onboarding and Outpost cinematics do not obey volume sliders
BluGlo models sometimes stretch across the map
Both Dragon Slash! and Outlandish Trophy do not trigger on PS4 after purchasing the skill node
Player retains full character movement while chat is focused
When a tab within the Vault is selected, the first item in the tab is selected by default
Party members lose Play options when loading in and out of Storm Shield zone together
Amplifier outlines in the Storm Shield are visible even when not they aren't intractable
Players are not brought from the Map to the Lobby if the Main Menu is open
Bull Rush's damage and knockback don't activate right away
Players have to click Apply and Close after changing their Banner
Bluglo is not saved for players that Rejoin a game in progress from the Abandon / Rejoin menu
Keyboard and Controller not bound to chat when chat window is active
Earning the Exploration Badge does not reveal Survivors that have not been found
Console users do not have the option to remove hats from heroes

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4.1
8.9.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Hey Fortnite friends,

We’re deploying a small update this week, focused on fixing several bugs you’ve been reporting and increasing stability across all platforms. This update will require you to restart your game in order to play.

We will be updating each platform at different times. We will update PC first on August 8. Xbox One and PS4 will be updated as soon as possible.

See the full list of changes below.

EA1.4.1 RELEASE NOTES

MAJOR UPDATES

Corrected a number of different crashes on PC, Xbox One and PS4
Corrected an issue causing input lag on PS4
Corrected an issue on Xbox One prompting players to purchase a Fortnite Founder’s pack when they already own one
MAJOR KNOWN ISSUES

This patch will help us diagnose the cause of future crashes
We will continue to investigate crashing related issues

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4.2
8.10.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Hello Storm Chasers!

We are deploying another small update which includes a number of quality of life fixes as well as improvements to overall game stability. Players will need to restart Fortnite in order to install the patch and play. There will be no downtime.

Once again, we will be updating each platform at different times. We will update PC on August 9 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. We plan to update Xbox One and PS4 at a later time.

Here is the full list of updates:

EA1.4.2 RELEASE NOTES

MAJOR UPDATES
Corrected a crash caused by particle effects on all platforms
Corrected a crash caused by slotting a survivor into a squad on PS4
Corrected a number of smaller issues causing crashes on PS4
Corrected an issue preventing PS4 players from joining a game session
Repair the Shelter caches fixed to provide the correct rate of nuts and bolts.
MAJOR KNOWN ISSUES
Players are unable to toggle accessories on and off on PS4 and Xbox One
Fix in progress

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4.3
8.12.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Hello Fortnite Friends!

Today we are deploying a small update aimed at fixing various crash fixes and improving game stability across all platforms. Players will need to restart Fortnite in order to install the patch and play. We anticipate no downtime.This patch will include fixes from patch 1.4.2 for console
EA1.4.3 RELEASE NOTES
Added the option to toggle Hero accessories on Xbox One and PS4
Corrected several crashes across all platforms
Disabled end-of-mission videos at the end of each mission on PS4 and Xbox One
We believe this will reduce crashing on consoles
We will re-enable end-of-mission videos once the issues are corrected

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4.4
8.12.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Hello fellow fort fanatics,

Today we are deploying an additional small update aimed at fixing various crash fixes for PS4, PC, and Mac. Players will need to restart Fortnite in order to install the patch and play. No downtime is expected. More Xbox fixes are being worked on.
EA 1.4.4 RELEASE NOTES
Fixed PC only client crash
Fixed PS4 crash associated with audio
Fixed a few ‘out of memory’ crashes
Re-enabled visuals for other player's abilities when loading into a match
This was disabled to avoid a rare crash

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4.5
8.15.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Hello Everyone!

Today we are releasing an update for PC and PS4 aimed at correcting various crash fixes and improving overall game stability across all platforms. This update is scheduled for August 14 at 5:00 PM EDT. Players will need to restart Fortnite to install the patch and play. No downtime is expected. The Xbox One update will follow soon.
EA1.4.5 RELEASE NOTES
Corrected a few server-side crashes
Corrected a crash that occurred while inspecting Heroes or Defenders
Corrected a PS4 rendering crash
Corrected a few PS4 Pro out-of-memory crashes
Corrected an infrequent Xbox One and PC audio crash
Players will now see the correct score at the end of a mission
Patched up a number of UI-related memory leaks
Made a few changes to the way textures stream to Xbox One. This should reduce out of memory errors
This may cause textures to occasionally become blurry
We will continue to make improvements

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4.6
8.17.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Hello Everyone!

Today we are releasing EA Patch 1.4.6 which will reduce crashes and improve stability across all platforms. We will be releasing this patch today, August 16, 2017 at approximately 3:00 PM. This time is tentative and could change. A restart of your game will be necessary to receive the update. Thank you for your continued patience and support during our Early Access period!

Made improvements to memory usage on Xbox One
This should prevent out-of-memory crashes
Corrected a PS4 crash caused by in game audio
Fixed an exploit preventing item durability loss
Fixed a bug which caused caches to become visible on the minimap during “Repair the Shelter”
Corrected an Xbox One network crash
Corrected an AI pathfinding server crash
Corrected a particle system crash
The Teleporter can no longer be selected via the mouse scroll wheel

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4.7
8.18.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Experiencing issues updating, logging in or crashing in Fortnite? Reach out to player support here!
EA1.4.7 RELEASE NOTES

BUG FIXING
Improved memory usage in the skilltree
Aimed at reducing OOM issues
Fixed a server crash
Fixed a client crash caused by the particle system
Fight or Flight Perk
Initially intended to increase the “War Cry” ability damage buff by 15%, but it was instead increasing damage buff by 65%
The issue causing this has been corrected, and the Fight or Flight perk has been rebalanced to 10%
BALANCE
Adjusted the mix of mission types in Twine Peaks
The change is aimed at adjusting the variety of mission difficulty while work is done on additional content
War Cry - Ability
Ranged Rate of Fire reduced from 50% to 40%
Melee Rate of Fire reduced from 20% to 16%
Weapon Damage reduced from 50% to 40%
Rate of Fire and Damage buff effects of War Cry combine multiplicatively (you deal increased damage, and you do so more often)
War Cry was not initially balanced with this in mind
War Cry has been rebalanced to account for multiplicative Rate of Fire and Damage buff effects
Also adjusted with average downtime of weapon reloads in mind
Fight or Flight - Perk
War Cry damage buff reduced from 65% from 10%
Fight or Flight will now increase the War Cry damage buff to 50% from 40%

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4.8
8.23.2017
By The Fortnite Team

EXPERIENCING ISSUES UPDATING, LOGGING IN OR CRASHING IN FORTNITE? REACH OUT TO PLAYER SUPPORT HERE!
EA1.4.8 RELEASE NOTES
BUG FIXING
Fixed an end of match score bug that led to display of 0 XP gained. We’ve seen another issue causing 0 XP and are still investigating.
Fixed an issue where Xbox players were not shown a notice in the in-game client stating a new game patch was available
Fixed an AI-related server crash
Fixed an audio-related client crash
Corrected an issue caused by placing multiple defenders in a mission
Smoothed out hitching caused by placing a Level 30 BASE in a zone
Reduced the likelihood that players will experience sign-in errors during a Xbox Live service outage

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4.9
8.25.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Experiencing issues updating, logging in or crashing in Fortnite? Reach out to player support here!

EA1.4.9 RELEASE NOTES
Fixed a client crash caused by in-game effects

Fixed a client crash caused by player’s profiles

XBOX ONE
Fixed an issue causing Home Sharing players to receive a "Purchase Check Failure" error when attempting to log in

This occurs while Microsoft services are experiencing limited availability

SURVIVE THE STORM UPDATE - 1.5 PATCH NOTES
8.28.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Experiencing issues updating, logging in or crashing in Fortnite? Reach out to player support here.

We’re introducing Survive the Storm, a new survival focused mode that pits your heroes against the storm for up to 14 consecutive nights. Assemble your crew, stock up on bullets, and prepare for the ultimate test of skill, strategy, and staying alive.

Along with Survive the Storm, we’re introducing a Mutant Storms. These special storms grant unique modifiers to enemies and heroes, and give useful rewards. If you’re looking for Pure Drops of Rain and other rare evolution materials, check out Mutant Storms.

But wait, there’s more!

This update includes new weapons, heroes, defenders, and a new enemy! Review the notes below for the full patch breakdown and check out this blog post for additional details on the new content!

FEATURED CHANGES
SURVIVE THE STORM MODE
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Survive the Storm is live August 29! Gather resources and build defenses during the day and fight to survive the night. The longer you go, the bigger your rewards. Can you make it to the end?

Earn a unique banner for conquering each of the survival mode difficulties.
MUTANT STORMS
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Introducing Mutant Storms!

Mutant Storms apply modifiers to both husks and heroes.
Husks can be faster, stronger, heal other enemies upon death.
Storm modifiers can also enhance players’ weapons, speed and abilities
Collect Storm Tickets to purchase limited-edition llamas that contain the new Hydraulic Weapons, heroes, and defenders.
Earn rare evolution materials!
All Mutant Storms drop storm materials like Pure Drops of Rain.
We revamped the ambient storm audio mix to ensure players have proper warning.
NEW WEAPONS, HEROES, AND DEFENDERS
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Complete the Survive the Storm quest “Fortnite for a Fortnight” to unlock a transform key that will grants you the Hydra Hydraulic Assault Gun schematic.
Collect Storm Tickets by surviving Mutant Storms or playing your way through the new Survive The Storm mode. These Hydraulic Weapons can be found by cashing in those tickets for Storm Llamas.
Only available for a limited time.
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Introducing four new, exclusive Survive the Storm Heroes.

Only available for a limited time.
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Introducing two new exclusive defenders to help protect your fort!

GENERAL

NEW ANIMATIONS
Added new animations for heavy secondary attacks
Swords
Golf Clubs
Sledgehammers
Axes
Tweaked the timing on the regular attack animation for the Sledgehammer.
Complete a Ride the Lightning mission to celebrate with Lars in the updated victory cinematic.
A NEW MONSTER - BEWARE!
There’s a new prototype enemy lurking in the mists - the Shielder! Shielders strengthen other monsters by supporting them with a protective barrier. You’ll have to take out the Shielder first or blast through his tough defensive bonuses if you want to take down their husk pals.
USER EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENTS
Homebase power
Homebase power has a new visual design to better indicate its adjusted level when you join a party.
New messaging system implemented to better communicate that a player has become more powerful when Homebase power has increased.
Added VFX and Audio to better indicate Homebase power has increased.
Hero Squad
Improved tooltips
Bonuses from the Support and Tactical hero squad members are now clearly shown, and explain how to unlock Tactical bonuses.
Mission defenders now show their perks.
Survivor Squads
Bonuses from matching survivor types are more clearly communicated:
Leader matches.
Personality matches.
Set bonuses matches.
Survivors Squads now communicate which F.O.R.T. Stat they provide.
Collection Book and Llama Loot Inspection Screen
Now use the appropriate details panel.
Chests and rewards open faster after completing a mission or quest.
Crafting ingredient icons are larger and we have added corresponding tooltips.
Polished and corrected a number of issues with the Daily Rewards screen.
Schematic perks now show their quality level.
Pickaxes will now properly scale damage at higher levels.
Fixed an issue which prevented card packs from opening (but remained in the player’s inventory).
STORM SHIELD IMPROVEMENTS
The sands have shifted! Those brave enough to have already reached the Canny Homebase Storm Shield will be rewarded with new environment visuals.

We have not reset any Homebases, so there may be some visual artifacts that cause clipping around the map.
Feel free to harvest these resources and get them out of your way.
Players no longer need permission to use the Constructor BASE ability and Outlander Fragments.
The Constructor BASE ability no longer counts toward the building total.
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ECONOMY ADJUSTMENTS
Since the launch of Fortnite, we’ve adjusted a number of features and improved game stability. We are making a few corrections to compensate players appropriately.

Founder’s Coin Migration
For every 100 unspent Founder’s Coins still in possession, each player will automatically receive a Founder’s Llama, located in the Loot Tab.
Players who have completed quests that grant Survivor XP will get additional Survivor XP to match the new values.
Players who have completed the Launch the Rocket quest in Stonewood will receive an additional 10 Drops of Rain.
Players would sometimes not receive their rewards from Transformation or Quests.
All players who have failed to receive rewards in the past will receive their rewards in the form of special llamas, located in the Loot tab.
Increased reward scaling with difficulty throughout all zones.
Increased the XP reward scaling when opening higher level chests.
Evolving basic survivors will now require less Drops of Rain and other materials
The “Van or Astro-van?” Quest now awards 10 Pure Drops of Rain in addition to the existing Jump Pad rewards
Players who have already completed this Quest prior to this update will also receive this additional reward.
Reduced Ore and Crystal quest reward quantities to match expected crafting costs.
Increased survivor XP quest rewards.
Players who have already completed these Quests prior to this update will receive additional Survivor XP.
Fixed an edge case issue causing weapon transformations to sometimes not grant the player any items
Fixed an edge case issue causing players to not receive V-buck quest-rewards.
Reduced the execution cost of many transformation recipes
EA 1.5 RELEASE NOTES
MAJOR KNOWN ISSUES
Party Finder does not populate newly added PSN/Xbox Live friends while Fortnite is running.
Global Chat shows a "Joining general chat" message to players who have communications blocked.
Purchasing the Weapon Transformation node now unlocks “Transforming” in the Armory.
Player options do not function in chat.
This issue is only affecting console players.
Research Tree 2
The “Resistance” Node (in lower right corner) is now unlocked once the Team Resistance node is unlocked.
The "Outlandish!" and "Dragon Slash!" Trophies/Achievements are sometimes not awarded upon unlocking prerequisite skill tree nodes.
Husks sometimes spawn in unreachable locations during Encampment encounters.
KNOWN ISSUES
The “Concussive Shieldbreak” modifier does not have the correct description on the Mission Info page. The correct description is “"When a player's shield is destroyed, nearby enemies take damage and are knocked back."
The modifier name for “Powerful Assault Rifles” is listed as “Storm Assault” on the hex map.
The modifier name for “Shared Hero Damage” is listed as “Empathy” on the hex map.
Unable to scroll to see rewards in front end for 'Mission Literally Impossible' Quest
Setting dialogue volume to zero will cause subtitles to be skipped.
Players retain full character movement while chat is highlighted // selected.
Mouse cursor is sometimes invisible on PS4.
Keyboard and Controller are not bound to chat while the chat window is active.
Loot Llama quest completion may be delayed after claiming prerequisite Upgrade Llama loot.
Female survivors sometimes say male survivor voice lines.
The Bluglo counter on the in-game HUD is sometimes inaccurate when a player is in a party.
Amplifier outlines are sometimes visible even when a player cannot interact with them
Players are not migrated from the Map to the Lobby menus if the Main Menu is open
Bluglo is not saved when players rejoin a game in progress from the Abandon / Rejoin menu.
Bluglo models sometimes stretch across the map.
Visual bug.
Players have to click “Apply” and “Close” after changing their Banner.
Skill tree videos do not load until selected a second time.
Purchasing the Weapon Transformation node does not unlock “Transforming” in the Armory unless Survivor Transformation is purchased as well.
Onboarding and Storm Shield cinematics do not obey volume sliders.
Items removed from overflow are not able to be slotted into the collection book .
Backing out of the Collection Book menu and retrying fixes this issue.
Upon accessing the Vault tab, the first item is selected by default.
GAMEPLAY
GENERAL
Performance improvements for:
Building indicators
Floating damage numbers
Player movement and camera
Made "Selected Building Type" key binding also copy the highlighted building piece's configuration.
Updated live streaming quest rewards.
Replaced 500 Hero XP reward with 1 Mini Llama.
Subscriber Quests now award 1 Mini Llama plus 100 Storm Tickets.
Improved load times on Mac.
SYSTEMS
Adding a second EMT Survivor and Fire Team Alpha Survivor into the initial "Unlock Survivor Squads" node.
Four slots in which Survivors can be placed are now available very early in the skill tree.
Changed how stagger/stun/knockdown resistance functions for mid-sized enemies (Husky Husks, Blaster, Flinger).
We increased the rate at which enemies regenerate Stability to partially compensate for this change.
Adjusted several of the lighter, faster-firing Shotguns so that they stagger enemies instead of knocking them down.
Especially if the enemies hit are not at close range.
Increased the impact dealt by most types of Assault Rifles and Pistols.
You can no longer increase the durability of Explosive weapon schematics.
Durability improvements on existing explosive weapon schematics have been replaced with increased damage improvements.
Durability bonuses have been rebalanced
“Play with Others” matchmaking improved.
Corrected an issue caused by selecting “Quest Progression” under “Play with Others.”
Previously did not load you into a mission.
The Quick Play option now places players into the zones with the highest power level they are eligible to play in.
The same applies for mission alerts.
The Custom option allows players to select a difficulty .
It defaults to the difficulty range that matches the current party homebase power.
MATERIALS AND REWARDS
Reduced the cost of many transformation recipes.
Piles of refined wood/stone/metal now drop more materials based on their size.
Improved loot from defending downed satellites.
Reduced Ore and Crystal quest reward quantities across the board.
Evolving basic survivors will now require less Drops of Rain and other materials.
Significantly increased reward scaling with difficulty throughout all zones.
Increased experience reward scaling when opening higher level chests throughout all zones.
Increased Survivor XP Quest Rewards across the board.
Players who have already completed these Quests prior to this update will be granted the additional Survivor XP.
MISSIONS
“The Van or Astro-van?” Quest now awards 10 Pure Drops of Rain in addition to the existing Jump Pad rewards.
Players who have already completed this Quest prior to this update will also receive this additional reward.
Replaced the Handmade Ruler Sword schematic with the Handmade Semi-Auto Handgun schematic as the tutorial reward.
The “Ride the Lightning” quest now awards the Handmade Ruler Sword schematic in addition to the Handmade Healing Pad schematic.
Weapon/Trap Evolution tutorial quest now becomes available after “Van or Astro-van?” Quest is completed.
This should reduce confusion since the Weapon/Trap Evolution quest could potentially become available before the player is capable of completing it
Increased the recommended build limit in Repair the Shelter and Evacuate the Shelter missions by 25.
Primary Mission icons are now more clearer the full-screen map.
BUG AND CRASH FIXES
Fixed a PS4 crash caused by redeeming a friend code while signing up for a new account.
Fixed a rare Xbox crash caused by suspending Fortnite.
Fixed various audio crashes.
Fixed a crash that occurred after leaving and re-entering a zone repeatedly.
Fixed multiple client crashes that occurred during Canny Valley “Retrieve the Data” missions.
Fixed an issue where the client would crash after Husks would spawn from ground rifts.
Fixed an issue causing the Mac client to crash after clicking on the onboard loading screen.
Fixed some instances of players not automatically rejoining parties following XMPP connection loss.
Fixed an issue causing too many safes to spawn in the Bank vault.
Fixed a bug where players would not receive the correct rewards if they completed a quest that had expired while they were playing a mission.
Fixed AI pathing issues on player built forts.
Fixed an issue causing a delay on husk spawns.
This issue caused encampment encounters to only spawn a few husks at a time with long delays in between each spawn.
The Bull Rush shield now appears to all players in the mission, instead of only the player using the Bull Rush ability.
After being revived, a player's character would fire automatically, causing uncontrolled loss of ammo.
Fixed an issue preventing weapon transformation from granting any items upon completing the transformation.
Fixed a rare bug which caused players to enter a mission with low health, no stamina and no shields.
Fixed an issue preventing the Space Pistol from registering shots on propane tanks or head shots.
Fixed an issue where Husks could be pushed // relocated into the game’s environment.
Fixed an issue preventing quests "Enter the Ninja" and “To Boldly Go” from completing even after fulfilling quest requirements.
Fixed an issue causing a player who used the Shockwave ability without enough room above their character to become unresponsive.
Fixed a bug which caused some loot containers to appear as default orange meshes in Storm Shield levels.
Fixed an issue preventing V-buck quest-rewards from occasionally not rewarding players appropriately.
Fixed an issue preventing some pickups from being visible in the world when joining a game already in progress.
Other players' banner gadgets were occasionally invisible or displaying the incorrect banner when joining a game in progress.
Updated Loot Llama Quest’s description.
Now points players towards the Loot tab instead of the Store.
Bottle Rocket projectiles no longer have collision with enemy Husks.
The Airstrike ability can no longer be interrupted by attacks, and the number of bombs dropped will now always be the same.
Fixed various issues preventing players from logging into Fortnite.
Fixed an issue on Xbox where players couldn’t create an Epic account due to a website’s security certificate.
Fixed an issue causing the theater pin to default to Stonewood, regardless of what was actually selected.
Fixed an issue preventing players from progressing past the loot llama quest.
Fixed an issue where Founder’s Chat wouldn’t appear after purchasing a Founder’s Pack on Xbox.
Corrected an issue causing Bluglo pylons to spawn next to objectives, preventing proper defense building.
Fixed various compiling errors on PS4.
Fixed an issue where players would be stuck in a “Traveling to Lobby” state indefinitely.
Fixed multiple issues preventing players from connecting to servers.
Fixed an issue preventing muzzle flashes from appearing while firing a weapon.
Fixed an issue that caused players to be placed in inappropriately leveled games when searching in Quick Play.
Fixed an issue causing the ending cinematic for the "Deliver the Bomb" mission to freeze, making the mission impossible to complete.
Fixed an issue causing the bomb launcher to never spawn in the “Deliver the Bomb” mission, making the mission impossible to complete.
Fixed an issue that caused an error message to appear while authorizing a player’s Twitch account.
Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect subtitles to display during various mission.
Fixed various issues that caused subtitles to sometimes not appear on various missions.
Fixed an issue preventing players from gaining energy back while shooting an enemy.
Fixed an issue causing Daily Rewards to disappear if a player's controller disconnected on the Daily Rewards screen.
Corrected an issue causing pickaxe damage to not properly scale at higher levels.
Fixed issue causing dialog to repeat when Ray located the launchpad in the “Van or Astro-van?” quest.
Fixed an issue causing dialog to play after a mission failure.
Players would sometimes not receive their rewards from Tranformation or Quests.
All players who have failed to receive rewards in the past will receive their rewards in the form of special llamas in the Loot tab.
HEROES
BALANCE
Increased base damage done to enemies that attack structures inside the Constructor’s BASE from 8 to 12
Increased base periodic damage done by the Electrical Floors perk from 3 to 4
Reduced base damage of Throwing Stars from 45 to 35
Reduced headshot bonus of Throwing Stars from 100% to 50%
Throwing Stars with the Piercing Stars perk are limited to penetrating through 3 enemies
Corrosive Stars periodic damage effect limited to 3 applications per target
Outlander’s Shocktower has been rebalanced to have an increased fire rate as well as do more damage and impact to all enemies hit.
Rate of fire increased from 1/sec to 2/sec
Base damage per second increased from 16 to 18
Base impact per second increased from 270 to 350
Rebalanced “Reload Time” perks.
Quick Clip (Hero Perk): Reduced from 40% to 30%.
Quick Clip (Support Bonus): Reduced from 20%/30%/40% to 15%/22.5%/30%.
BUG FIXES
Fixed a bug that would cause Piercing Stars to sometimes strike the same target multiple times as the throwing star passed through.
Anatomy Lessons and Five Winds Cut perks and support bonuses now properly apply only to edged melee weapons (Swords, Axes, Scythes)
Sword Critical Damage support bonus renamed to Keen Edge, and now applies to Axe and Scythe damage as well as Swords
Legendary Blade and Masamune perks now only apply to damage from Swords
Masamune now correctly increases Legendary Blade sword damage boost to 70%
Affliction (periodic damage effects) can no longer benefit from headshots
Players can no longer retire PlayStation Exclusive Heroes.
Adjusted the Soldier’s grenade ability's throw arc while holding a grenade launcher weapon.
Fixed an issue which allowed the Outlander’s Phase Shift to be interrupted by the Smasher's charge ability, causing the visual effects to stay on the screen.
Fixed an issue causing the Soldier’s grenade ability to become unusable if thrown off of a cliff.
Abilities that involve object placement, such as the Constructor's B.A.S.E. ability, are now usable even when a player does not have Storm Shield building permissions.
Bull Rush can no longer push NPCs through cliff walls.
Fixed an issue preventing the the smoke bomb ability from activating, but would still cause it to go on cooldown if the player switched weapons during the ability.
The Dragon Slash sword is no longer visible when the Ninja is in Shadow Stance.
Ninja Throwing Stars now always fly straight forward, even when the Ninja is close to an enemy while throwing them.
Fixed issue causing the player’s character to become unresponsive if the player upgraded a floor while using the BASE ability at the same time.
Corrected the Mantis Leap ability so that falling damage does not apply if the second jump occurs at a low height.
Fixed an issue causing the Phase Shift ability to play a Loot Llama voice line when activated.
Fixed the Throwing Stars ability description to say "Corrosive" instead of "Poison."
Updated descriptions for all tactical bonuses so they are more consistent, and clearly state their bonuses apply to the primary hero.
Fixed several Trailblazer Quinn hero cards that were missing their tactical bonus.
Fixed an issue that caused the Ninja to take full fall damage even after using the Mantis Leap.
Fixed an issue preventing Bull Rush from damaging an enemy if used too close to them.
Fixed a bug that would cause Piercing Stars to sometimes strike the same target multiple times as the throwing stars passed through.
Anatomy Lessons and Five Winds Cut perks and support bonuses now properly apply only to edged melee weapons (Swords, Axes, Scythes)
Sword Critical Damage support bonus renamed to Keen Edge, and now applies to Axe and Scythe damage as well as Swords
Legendary Blade and Masamune perks now only apply to damage from Swords
Masamune now correctly increases Legendary Blade sword damage boost to 70%
Affliction (periodic damage effects) can no longer benefit from headshots
Fixed a few issues causing homebase banners to appear backwards during Mission Rewards.
Fixed an issue causing the sword from the "Dragon Slash" ability to remain visible even after use.
Fixed a variety of texture issues on PS4.
Fixed an issue that caused clipping through the player when a rocket launcher was equipped.
Fixed an issue preventing the trail of visual effects from appearing when using the "Tail of the Dragon" ability.
Fixed an issue causing the female Outlander’s Mask to cause clipping.
Fixed an issue allowing players to manipulate card pack reveal effects with a controller and cause it to jitter back and forth.
GENERAL
Enemy patrols now spawn from the giant storm vortex.
No more doors!
Improved the lighting on a large number of trees and plants.
Movement caused by wind direction has been adjusted for several plants.
Smoothed out animation for Lar's van when the apparatus is first placed.
Retrieve the Data missions have a new loading screen.
The computer quest objective found in the very first Fight the Storm mission has been updated.
The art for the server room in Vinderman’s lab has been updated.
New and improved visual effects for the Blaster.
Weapons with elemental alterations now use elemental impact effects.
The “Trap Parts” quest item has new artwork.
Wildcat and Ramirez now have hair sticking out under their hats
AUDIO
Mini Llama is back to her old self, and, once again, werewolf proof.
Corrected audio slider issues.
UI
GENERAL
Improved Collection Book quest descriptions.
The join and invite options will no longer appear when PC players select an Xbox friend in the friends list.
Added tooltips for hero abilities on the hero squad screen.
“Select quantity” slider is now easier to see.
The “PRESS ANY KEY” screen has been removed from the PC version of the game.
This ensures a timely login flow when Fortnite is run from the Epic launcher.
The "Preparing: Checking for update" message will now be displayed when initiating matchmaking.
This will help diagnose when there are problems checking for updates before starting matchmaking.
BUG FIXES
Corrected an issue that caused Homebase Rating to add up incorrectly when partied up.
Previously, Homebase Rating assumed that players were receiving more stats from their party than they were in reality. Players may notice that when partied, their Homebase Rating does not reach the peaks that it did prior to this change. Rest assured - your account has not lost any actual power that you’ve accumulated!
Corrected an issue that caused Homebase Rating to add up incorrectly when partied up.
Players can now move the camera on the mission map after they’ve zoomed in and then zoomed out.
Error message model is now used for tutorial notification messages.
Boat expeditions no longer appear before a player hasn’t unlocked boat expeditions.
“Ready to level” and “favorite” icons no longer overlap.
Hero and gun models no longer disappear in Schematics UI after completing upgrade quest.
Updated tactical perk icons on several Ninjas.
Unlocked Hero perks no longer appeared greyed-out on the Inspect screen.
Fixed an issue preventing players from progressing past page 7 of the Plankerton Quest on the home screen.
Fixed an issue that caused quests to display the wrong quest icon.
Fixed an issue preventing global chat from closing // phasing out after sending a message on PS4 and Xbox.
Defender cards will now have text on them when choosing them from a choice pack.
Fixed an issue that caused weapon stats to disappear in the Armory tab.
Added several Crystal Rare Weapons that were missing from the Collection Book.
Fixed an issue that allowed players to enter their inventory screens while down but not defeated.
Fixed an issue causing card packs to shake and glow brightly while opening.
Fortnite was previously set to an incorrect viewport size when running in windowed fullscreen mode.
Improved screen fades for full screen mode transitions on Mac.
Fixed typo on Hero Stats page.
Fixed a rare issue where connectivity problems to Epic's chat service could trigger excessive retry attempts, causing instability for those users after several hours.
Improved reliability of Founder pack redemption during service outages.
Game services should now recover properly and let players into Fortnite once the service recovers.
Input settings
Certain actions are now allowed to be bound to the same key, as long as those actions do not conflict.
Fixed a bug where ESC key allows players to cancel matchmaking when travelling to the lobby.
ESC key no longer cancels in this instance.
Fixed an issue preventing the quest journal from updating when a player finishes a main quest and progresses to a new one.
Fixed a bug causing frontend quests to get stuck in an endless loop while loading into a lobby.
Fixed alterations not being applied for Trap critical chance in UI.
Fixed issue where Tank Penny hero description referred to Hardware Weapons as "Tools."
Fixed incorrect defender stats in the Frontend UI.
The Ninja's "Anatomy Lessons" perk now updates the weapon's critical hit chance in the tooltip.
Fleetfoot Ninja's vault movement speeds will now appropriately reflect the “Fleet” movement buff.
Fixed Hardware Weapon card pack descriptions so that they no longer are referred to as "Tools."
Added clearer player feedback messages when attempting to edit / improve / damage buildings when Storm Shield permissions are restricted.
Fixed an issue preventing evolved weapons, defenders or traps from gaining the appropriate stat bonuses.
Fixed an issue causing character models to appear in a broken state on the Upgrade/Inspect screen.
Fixed an issue preventing usernames from appearing.
Fixed a typo in the "Loot Llama" description.
Fixed a typo in the "Corrosive Stars" perk description.
Fixed some incorrect hero display names.
Leaving a zone will no longer cause a player’s power rating to be shown as zero.
Locked alterations will no longer apply to weapons in tooltips.
Healing pads will now show the correct amount of health gained per heal while leveling up.
Fixed a crash when interacting with a UI message.
Improved in-game messaging regarding “joining chat” and “chat is unavailable.”
Fixed HUD reticle not always respecting HUD visibility settings.
Ammo Cost differences now appear properly when upgrading or comparing weapon schematics.
Improved recovery speed when player is disconnected from global chat and attempting to rejoin.
If social features are unable to connect at startup, your connection will retry every few minutes until it succeeds.
Corrected a number of localization issues.
Daily rewards will no longer disappear if your controller disconnects.
Players will no longer losing input control on error screens.
Theater pin name will no longer default to Stonewood.
Corrected several quest icons in the front end.
Fixed issue where daily rewards were not automatically displayed on login.
Fixed an issue that prevented players from removing items from the storm shield storage if it is a maximum capacity.
Fixed an issue causing the Homebase banner icons to appear mirrored if they appear on the left side of the victory screen.
Fixed a number of issues on the upgrade/inspect screen where items were overlapping each other.
Fixed an issue that prevented players from claiming completed expeditions right away.
Fixed Rewards window so that it can display longer text.
Corrected incorrect keyboard shortcut ties to the research points “collect” button.
Fixed an issue that allowed players to assign multiple conflicting actions to one key.
Fixed issue on Defenders screen - Armory.
Now sorts defenders by name instead of sorting them by Rating.
Transform tile will now show alerts in the Armory.
Expedition and Quest alerts now clear on hover.
Fixed grammatical error on “Team XP Boost” text description.

EA PATCH NOTES 1.5.3
9.2.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Our v.1.5.3 release includes a number of bug fixes for high impact issues. We are still working on a number of other bugs, and hope to have these fixed as soon as possible. Expect more of these smaller patches in the near future!
NOTES
Experiencing issues updating, logging in or crashing in Fortnite? Reach out to player support here!

A server side update released late last night that resolved a number of server crashes, causing players to crash shortly before completing a Survive the Storm mission.
BUG FIXES
Fixed a server crash that sometimes caused players to crash near the end of Survive the Storm missions.
This fix was deployed on August 31st.
Fixed a Supply Drop bug.
Fixed multiple server crash issues.
Fixed multiple out of memory issues.
Fixed an issue in Plankerton where players were unable to complete Evacuate the Shelter Storm Zones.
Fixed an issue with rewards in Retrieve the Data missions
Xbox players, who have not linked their account to a Epic Games account, were previously unable to login when XBOX services were down.
Xbox players will now be able to login even when the Xbox service is down.
Clarified the popup message to players who are attempting to leave Survive the Storm missions:
“If your team votes to fight, leaving game early forfeits rewards.”
Fixed an issue with mission distribution in Twine Peaks.
Fixed an issue where players would not receive mission rewards.
Fixed an issue with enemy health at higher levels.
Fixed an issue that prevented some players from joining Global Chat.
Fixed an issue that prevented players from rejoining a Survival Mode match after being disconnected.

PATCH V1.6 - FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE
9.12.2017
By The Fortnite Team
The v1.6 patch has arrived, and with it, the Public Test for Fortnite’s new Battle Royale PvP mode. It’s 100 players, one giant map. Put your building and combat skills to the test. The last player standing wins. Fortnite players have access to the Public Test right now before the mode is officially available on Sept. 26. Dive deeper with the official Battle Royal announce blog.

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The patch also includes fixes for several crashes, variety of bug fixes and a few balance changes. Check out the full notes below and let us know what you think!

EA1.6 PATCH NOTES
BATTLE ROYALE
Mode Added
Code of Conduct posted.
Battle Royale will be receiving updates regularly. With the updates, stats and any other Battle Royale progress may be reset.
PvE characters are not carried over to Battle Royale
Any differences between Battle Royale characters are purely visual. You will be randomly assigned a different looking character every match.
Match Flow
Meet up with other players in the lobby and wait for the Battle Bus to takeoff.
Choose your drop location wisely - Once the bus is over the island, you can choose when to jump out.
Use whatever items you can find, such as weapons, ammo, and more to eliminate other players. Most items can be found on the ground, as opposed to in containers.
Be on the look-out for chests - they contain high value items.
Stay inside the Eye of the Storm as it shrinks to avoid damage.
There's no respawning - be the last one standing to win.
New Mechanics
Weapons and other items have been redesigned for the PvP experience.
Weapons damage to buildings.
Higher rarity increases Damage and Accuracy and decreases Recoil.
Crouching has been added - use it to reduce your profile and increase accuracy.
Falling damage is increased.
Players can only carry up to 5 weapons or consumables at a time.
When your inventory is full, picking up an item will swap it with what is currently equipped.
Ammo, traps, and building resources do not take inventory space.
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GENERAL
Added Battle Royale mode.
Fixed multiple issues causing players to hitch in game.
Fixed issue where selecting a Survive The Storm mission would result in a crash.
Fixed a variety of client crashes.
Fixed a client crash that would occur specifically when loading Canny Valley Storm Shield Defense 5.
On consoles, removed chat slider for the settings menu in Fortnite. Players can control chat volume through their system settings.
Fixed a crash where the game would terminate after claiming llamas and then attempt to load a Survival Mode mission.
When loading into a zone with a full party, some players FORT stat values may not be including the values granted by teammates, or may be may be over adding those values. Players should expect to see correct FORT stats now.
Fixed a bug where players could build Level 3 structures for Level 1 costs. Players should expect structure to match appropriate cost level.
Fixed an issue that caused severe performance drops at the end of Survival Mode on Xbox. Players should now be getting the correct rewards and crashing should be minimized.
Fixed an issue where a player couldn't rejoin their party after being disconnected. Rejoin should be working correctly now.
Fixed an issue that caused a player’s Homebase power to decrease when evolving uncommon lead survivors to three stars. Players should expect to see their Homebase power increase now.
Fixed an issue where joining an invite while another join is still processing could cause both joins to fail. Players should now expect to join the first party invite and should get a message saying, "You are already joining a party currently". The first join should succeed. The second join attempt should not succeed.
Fixed issue when the player hovers over certain available heroes to slot in their support or tactical slots, the health or shield values may appear red and go down. When the player slots these heroes, the values will correctly update to the boosted values that are intended. After the fix, the hero values should not appear red no go down. The correct values should apply now.
Known issue: Players on XBOX will see players from both Saving the World and Battle Royale in Global Chat. Players on PS4 and PC will have discrete Global Chat channels.
GAMEPLAY
Increased the health for the Shielder.
Powerful Clubs and Hardware modifiers now appear as intended in Twine Peaks.
In Survive The Storm, Survival Level 40 will only appear for players with Home Base Power 32 or above and Survival Level 70 only appears for players with Home Base Power 58 or above. Players are still able to invite/join friends in higher difficulties.
Lowered the cooldown rate on the Hydra Assault Rifle as it was regaining ammo back too quickly.
Fixed issue with Plasma Pulse where it was not working nearly half the time. Players should expect Plasma Pulse to work correctly now, even when done in rapid succession with other abilities.
Fixed an issue where the 1-Star Epic (purple) Centurion Hawk Soldier would evolve into a 2-Star Legendary (orange) Centurion Hawk Soldier.
Fixed the issue that made the "Frenzied Deathburst" quest impossible to complete. The Frenzied Deathburst modifier is now activating on the map.
Fixed an issue where low-level crafting items were appearing in higher-level zones. Players should be getting the appropriate crafting items based on zone difficulty.
Fixed issue to prevent Husks from getting "around" traps and not getting hit by the trap when they should have.
Fixed an issue with the Affliction weapon alteration. It is now properly applying damage over time.
Fixed an issue on missions where relay survivors would spawn in a death state before disappearing.
Fixed an issue with Shielders being stuck on propane tanks when thrown by Sploders. Shielders now stay with their Husk.
Fixed an issue where textures would pop in and out while using a scoped weapon.
Fixed an issue that caused the Shielder to become unresponsive if hit while performing an action.

HEROES
Fixed issue where the Outlander's Anti-material Charge ability would destroy a vehicle that had a survivor on top of it, no matter where the Outlander was facing.
Fixed an issue that caused Shuriken Master Sarah's support bonus to erroneously increase pickaxe damage. Now she only gives the intended increase to ability damage.
Fixed Shuriken Master Sarah's support bonus so that the ability damage increase applies to BASE, TEDDY, Shock Tower, and DECOY.
Fixed an issue with Bull Rushing Husks and attached Shielders. The shielder would settle inside of the husk and could NOT be damaged by guns without first killing the husk. The Shielder should stay up near the Husk's head now and be susceptible to damage.
UI
Players should now be allowed to invite multiple friends without needing to reopen the UI each time.
Removed the toggle for sprinting in the console settings since Sprint is always set to ON for consoles.
Fixed an issue where players couldn't scroll to see the rewards in the quest log for the "Mission Literally Impossible" quest.
Fixed an issue in the Edit Banner screen where the Player was unable to change to different icons and color palettes with the trigger buttons.
Party members are now unable to invite Friends of Friends when “Allow Friends of Friends” option is disabled.
Removed "Invite" and "Friend Request" from the chat menu on consoles.
Removed the "Leave Party" option when not in a party.
PC ONLY
Fixed issue where double clicking "Survive The Storm" from the map screen would cause the intro message to be skipped.

PS4 ONLY
The following message is now displayed when a user with a sub account that has chat blocked goes into gameplay: “PSN CHAT/MSG RESTRICTION”.
Fixed an issue causing a player to crash if they used Dragon Slash continuously in Survive The Storm mode.
AUDIO
Sounds for various foliage will now play correctly when cued.
ART
Changed Vampiric Hero abilities visual effect from pink/purple (enemy) to green (friendly).
Fixed an issue where the Shielder would create a shield too large for the Husk it was protecting.
LOCALIZATION
Audio for Ray's "The tape cuts off there..." should now be in Russian instead of English on Russian versions of Fortnite.
Audio files of Ray's phrases with the "medkit" term now in Russian instead of English on Russian versions of Fortnite.

EA 1.6.3 RELEASE NOTES
9.26.2017
By The Fortnite Team
It’s time for everyone to drop out of the Battle Bus and into Fortnite Battle Royale as the mode goes free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac with the release of the 1.6.3 patch tomorrow (Sept. 26). Gather your squad: four-player and two-player groups are here. Along with squads, we’ve added three new weapons and supply crates that drop from the sky during the match containing valuable items and weapons. This patch also includes a full Battle Royale balance pass, bug fixes and more.

For those out there Saving the World in PVE, we fixed a number of campaign bugs among other improvements. We’ll be talking more about the Horde Bash update for Save The World later this week, but if you missed the early look at the update, you can check out the latest dev video here & Zak’s roadmap forum post here.

Check out the full release notes below and let us know what you think on the official forums and Discord.
EA1.6.3 RELEASE NOTES

BATTLE ROYALE (PVP)
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SQUADS
New Duos and Squad match types have been added, alongside Solos. Play in groups of 2 or up to 4 and fight to eliminate all the other teams!

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Invite friends to play on your team using the in-game Friends List.
Use the “Fill” option to automatically fill your team with other players.
When your health falls to zero you’ll be “down but not out” (DBNO). Your squadmates only have a short amount of time to revive you before your health bar drains.
You can see your team members’ status on the HUD, including Health and Shields.
Use the map to place location markers which are visible to your team and will display on the compass at the top of the HUD. Keep an eye out for markers from your squad!
Cooperate with team members to build awesome defensive structures!
Friendly-fire is enabled, so be careful where you aim! Intentionally attacking squadmates violates the code of conduct.
The Squad match type (up to four-player teams) is available to play immediately. Duos (two-player teams) will be activated when there are enough players to support matchmaking in both modes.

SUPPLY DROPS
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There is now a chance for Supply Drops to descend from the sky. These crates contain valuable weapons and items! (Pro-tip: destroying the balloon will make it drop rapidly to the ground.)

NEW WEAPON: SCOPED ASSAULT RIFLE
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The Scoped Assault Rifle improves accuracy over the base version, and is best used to engage medium-long range targets.

NEW WEAPON: ZAPOTRON
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The Zapotron can be used to fire electric blasts in short bursts, or charged up to release an enormous amount of damage! Fire sparingly, as Cell Ammo is extremely limited. This weapon is only available in Supply Drops.

NEW WEAPON: TACTICAL SUBMACHINE GUN
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The Tactical SMG is an effective medium range weapon with high rate of fire.

EXCLUSIVE “CAMO” GLIDER AND UMBRELLA SKIN
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Anyone who has purchased a Founder’s Pack before Sept. 21 will receive exclusive Camo skins for their glider and umbrella while descending from the Battle Bus!
GAMEPLAY BALANCE
Skydiving and paragliding lateral speeds have been reduced when moving backwards or strafing.
Falling damage when landing on slopes is reduced depending on the angle of the slope. Full damage is applied for horizontal surfaces, and reduced at steeper angles.
Foot dust no longer kicks up when crouched, aiming down sights or making small movements.
While using Health and Shield items, you can now move your character a short distance without cancelling the action.
Increased distance that you can see other players to 275m (was 250m).
Greatly increased distance that you can see player-created structures to 275m (was 180m). This fixes issues where players could appear to be floating in the sky, or projectiles would impact an “invisible” distant wall.
Additional changes from the Live Update on 9/20:
Adjusted Storm safe zones to reduce likelihood of the next zone appearing against the far edge of the previous zone.
Reduced falling damage. Falling damage now begins just above 3 stories, dealing 10 damage. Damage will continue to increase until becoming lethal at 6 stories.
Fixed an issue with the Storm safe zone locations.
This will on average reduce the amount of long-distance running per match.
WEAPONS
Added new weapons:
Scoped Assault Rifle
Zapotron
Tactical Submachine Gun
Added new Cell Ammo type for use with the Zapotron.
Added stars to each weapon’s icon to indicate the level of rarity.
Grenades now drop in stacks of 3 (was 1).
Increased Grenade maximum stack size to 10 (was 5).
Reduced Shield Potion maximum stack size to 2 (was 5).
Increased ammo stack sizes found in loot.
Shells increased to 5 (was 4).
Medium Ammo increased to 10 (was 6).
Heavy Ammo increased to 6 (was 4).
Rocket Ammo increased to 2 (was 1).
Submachine Gun now fires 50% faster, but accuracy is reduced (compared to Tactical SMG).
Increased Grenade Launcher projectile velocity to 2750 (was 2000).
Minor movements will now have reduced impact on weapon spread.
Hit feedback at long distances appears immediately instead of being delayed.
Added new tracers that better reflect the behavior of instant hit weapons.
Added the ability to immediately interrupt shotgun reloading.
Sniper Rifle
Improved the sniper projectile visuals.
Added new sniper scope visuals with distance marks.
Fixed sniper rifle projectiles not playing impact effects at hit location.
Fixed sniper projectiles being destroyed too early under some network and collision conditions.
Muzzle-blocked reticle is now colored red instead of white.
Fixed muzzle-blocked reticle becoming blocked by players.
Fixed handgun not firing consistently when tapping very quickly.
Fixed weapon fire interrupting reload on weapons that individually reload bullets.
Fixed tracers going to unexpected locations when not hitting any collision.
Fixed reticle size not displayed accurately in certain display resolutions.
Additional changes from the Live Update on 9/20:
Increased sniper rifle projectile speed by 25%.
Increased weapon accuracy.
This is roughly a 50% increase in accuracy in the ‘worst-case’ scenario. Accuracy in best-case scenario (while crouched, aimed, and immobile) is unchanged.
Increased accuracy while running.
Increased accuracy while shooting full-auto.
Increased accuracy while hip firing.
MINIMAP
If you’re caught inside the storm, a second line will appear on the map showing the shortest path to safety. Better run!
The storm now shows as purple on the minimap, with hazard lines indicating that it’s not generally a good idea to stay in the storm.
You can now place map markers on the fullscreen map which are visible to team members. Choose a location using the mouse or controller movement stick, then place the marker using the Fire button. To remove the marker, use the Target/Aim button.
The size of player indicators were increased to make them easier to see.
Player indicators are now shown when on the Battle Bus or while Spectating.
The fullscreen map now becomes slightly transparent while your player is moving.
UI
Many aspects of the UI were updated to accommodate squad gameplay.
The HUD now displays your team member names along with their Health, Shields and whether they’re “down but not out” (DBNO) or have been eliminated. This is also visible for the team you are spectating.
The kill feed text has been updated with better use of colors and fonts.
Many icons for weapons and items have been improved.
Added a Code of Conduct button to the menus.
Placeholder buttons have been added to the Matchmaking for Leaderboards and Stats. These will be implemented in a future update.
Fixed not being able to access the in-game menus while waiting to deploy from the Battle Bus.
Fixed elimination screen not indicating when you are eliminated by yourself.
Fixed various formatting issues with existing text in the game.
Fixed reticle being displayed while skydiving.
Fixed visual alignment issues with certain HUD elements.
Fixed some issues with fullscreen map when ALT+TAB-ing in Windows.
INVENTORY
Ammo now appears in your inventory and can be dropped.
Building Materials can be now dropped by double clicking on them in your Inventory.
Controller support will be added in a future update.
Weapons, Items and Building Materials can be now be dropped by dragging them to the Recycling Box on the Inventory screen.
Traps have been moved to the Resources section of the Inventory screen.
Fixed bug where inventory could display more slots than were actually available.
GENERAL
Fixed various issues that could cause the game to crash.
Added an indication of time left in the warmup lobby to the taskbar icon on Windows.
Spawned loot will now spread out a bit farther from their container.
Updated the tips displayed on the Battle Royale loading screens.
Fixed the Storm safe zone continuing to shrink after the game had ended.
Fixed camera moving away from Battle Bus during network lag.
Eliminated camera pops when your player initially spawns into the world.
Fixed "You cannot do that now" appearing while holding down the Reload button.
Fixed "Unable to Improve Building" appearing when clicking right stick on a controller.
Fixed Shield Potion use being cancelled by pressing the button multiple times.
AUDIO
Fixed landing footstep sounds playing unexpectedly while walking or sprinting around.
Added new ambient audio for rivers and lakes.
Improved volume balance and spatialization for medium and distant gunfire.
Added a whoosh when you start skydiving, and reduced wind whistling sounds.
Fixed audio being received from camera location instead of player location.
Footstep audio volume now falls off more smoothly with distance.
Increased distance the player can hear structures being demolished.
WORLD
Improved some chest and loot spawn locations.
Fixed distant chests appearing as orange boxes.
Fixed various collision issues with the landscape and buildings.
Fixed some underground basements being inaccessible.
Fixed issues with some trees floating above the terrain.
General bug fixes and improvements to the world.
VISUALS
Fixed player damage effects not showing at the actual hit location.
Fixed spark effects appearing at the wrong location when destroying placed walls.
Improved Glider and Umbrella animation.
Improved the Pump Shotgun animation.
CONTROLLER
Improved aim assist on controller.
Greatly reduced speed of lowest stick sensitivity setting, and increased speed of highest stick sensitivity setting.
Fixed issues with grenade toss when using a controller.
The "Reset Building Choice" gameplay option now works while using a controller.
SPECTATING
Minimap is now visible while spectating.
Added Total Kills, Players Remaining, and Storm Timer to the HUD while spectating.
Team members are now spectated first, if you are eliminated.
If the player you’re spectating is eliminated, their assailant will now be spectated (rather than a random other player.)
Spectator camera now correctly matches the viewed player's gameplay camera.
Smoothed out spectator camera movement.
Share your thoughts on the Battle Royale changes here.
SAVE THE WORLD (PVE)

GENERAL
Fixed multiple client crashes.
Fixed multiple server crashes.
Fixed a rare issue that caused some players to be unable to play the Save the World mode when connected to Twitch.
GAMEPLAY
Fixed an issue where the Teleporter and Banner gadgets would hover over empty space and are instead destroyed.
This prevents these two gadgets from being used to keep players in a "death loop".
MISSIONS
Lok's Book of Monsters
The Floating Freaks quest will remain after the Mutant Storm Event ends and will unlock after Stonewood Storm Shield Defense 3 quest has been completed.
UI
Playing a Survive the Storm mission in a grey zone results in no XP gained.
Players will now be given a notice before playing a Survive the Storm mission in a grey zone
Fixed an issue that caused players to see zero XP earned after a mission, even though all XP was actually earned. Players should see the proper amount of XP earned at the end of a round.
AUDIO
Fixed an issue causing the Hydraulic Rocket Launcher to be heard from long distances.

PS4 ONLY
Fixed a crash caused by sending a friend invite on PS4.

EA 1.6.4 PATCH NOTES
9.30.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Expect update 1.6.4 to release later today, Sept. 29th

Heya Fortnite community,

This week's update takes steady aim at community concerns with the Assault Rifle accuracy and weapon spread / bloom. The 1.6.4 release also includes a fix to a troublesome login issue on PS4 and a rendering crash on Xbox.

UPDATE - 1:00pm EDT: Supply Drops and Duos are coming next week, along with a detailed blog breaking down our thoughts and goals on weapon accuracy. Expect leaderboards the following week.

EA1.6.4 RELEASE NOTES

BATTLE ROYALE
Balance
Adjustments to Assault Rifle.
White
Increased maximum accuracy by 10%.
Increased minimum accuracy by 22%.
Increased reload rate by 10%.
Green
Increased maximum accuracy by 8%.
Increased minimum accuracy by 20%.
Increased reload rate by 8%.
Blue
Increased maximum accuracy by 5%.
Increased minimum accuracy by 17%.
Increased reload rate by 5%.
Purple
Increased maximum accuracy by 3%.
Increased minimum accuracy by 14%.
Increased reload rate by 3%.
Orange
Increased minimum accuracy by 11%.
Optimal accuracy is achieved by aiming while crouching without movement.
Polish and Bug Fixing
Fixed an issue that caused a party to be unjoinable after the Host had left it.
Fixed issues with players joining lobbies.
Fixed a couple of server crashes.
PS4 ONLY
Fixed an issue that caused login failure after completing the login queue.

XBOX ONLY
Fixed a frequent rendering thread crash that was seen on Xbox.

HORDE BASH UPDATE - 1.7 PATCH NOTES
10.5.2017
By The Fortnite Team
The Horde Bash update launches with a new game mode, weapons, heroes, defenders and more on Thursday, Oct 5.

Challenge The Horde, the new mode introduced in the Horde Bash update, introduces a new type of mission which utilizes a unique skill tree and progressive fort system. Your building skills will be tested as you and your squad level up your forts and pit them against a mix of all kinds of monsters.

Get ready to lock and load. Get your hands on the new Scavenger weapon set, four new Scavenger heroes, and two new defenders, all unlockable by completing Challenge the Horde missions and quests.

View the full release notes below. Share your thoughts and suggestions on the Official Forums and Discord.
EA 1.7 RELEASE NOTES
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HORDE BASH - SAVE THE WORLD
Challenge the Horde
Construct Your Fort
Enter the Staging Area and build your Portable Horde Fort.
Use your custom fort in all Challenge the Horde adventures.
Your fort carries over to each new mission!
Gather wood, stone, metal and traps for your base from the new Horde mode skill tree.
Bring It Into Battle!
When your squad is prepared, proceed to the combat zone and face off against hordes of husks!
Each zone includes 3-5 challenges, each with increased difficulty.
The final hex hosts especially tough challenges for veteran players.
Each challenge pits you and your squad up against 10 waves of enemies.
Gameplay modifiers are introduced as the waves progress, increasing the difficulty of your foes in a variety of dastardly ways.
Certain waves throw a large number of a certain enemy type at you. How many Lobbers, Sploders, or Smashers can your fort handle?
Earn skill points to unlock additional resources.
Harvesting is disabled in Challenge the Horde zones.
Resources are granted at the start of combat, and at the end of each successfully completed combat wave
Use these resources to craft weapons, place traps, and expand or repair your fortifications.
Nodes in the Horde skill tree increase the amount of wood, stone, metal, trap crafting ingredients, weapon crafting ingredients, and ammo dropped each wave.
Every member of the team can bring one Defender, and will start the Challenge with a few free Defender posts.
Scavenger Tickets
Players can receive Scavenger Tickets and Horde Skill Points upon successfully completing Horde Challenges.
Up to six times every 24 hours.
Quests grant additional Scavenger Tickets the first time you complete all of the Challenges in each zone.
Event Quests / Rewards
The new Scavenger Llama in the store holds four new Heroes, and nine new Weapons.
Earn the Scavenger currency by completing quests and playing in Horde Bash events.
25+ Quests that allow you to progress through the Challenge the Horde event. These quests include rewards that range from Scavenger Tickets to Legendary Items!
Complete the third Challenge in the 15 power Horde zone to earn a choice of Epic Melee or Ranged Scavenger Weapon Schematic.
If you and your squad manage to complete the 5th tier in a 70 power zone, you will be rewarded with a Legendary Scavenger Hero of your choice.
20+ Scavenger Quests with rewards that range from Scavenger tickets to a few high-value items!
Complete the “Mission Alert!” Quests to earn one Epic Scavenger Hero.
Need a Legendary Defender? Complete the quest “Die, Husks, Die! - Stage 8” to earn one!
New Repeatable Event Quests
Perpetual Storms will award a choice of upgrade ingredients.
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Introducing four new Scavenger Heroes with several new, never-before-seen perks.
Raider Soldier - Close-range combatant with Shockwave and shotgun perks.
Gunblazer Outlander - Pistol-packing Outlander adept at scrounging up ammo.
Machinist Constructor - Uses the B.A.S.E. to supercharge traps.
Energy Thief Ninja - Generates energy by striking foes in melee combat.
Limited-time “Mission Alert!” quests reward one Epic Scavenger hero of each class
Earned by completing mission alerts (in Horde or the normal theaters) while using a hero of the specified class.
All of these new heroes are also available in the Scavenger Llama pack.
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Nine new weapons introduced with the Scavenger Weapon set. These weapons are much cheaper to craft than usual, but have somewhat reduced durability.
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Two new Defenders to help protect your fort! Recruit them and get them on the front line, Commander!
Each defender can be earned by completing event quests, and found in all the usual Llama packs, (upgrade llama, people llama, etc) even after the event ends.
BATTLE ROYALE
Players can now grab pickups through open windows and other openings.
Fixed an issue where textures would pop in and out from certain distances.
Revival progress is now shown in the UI for the entire team.
A large progress indicator now displays while being revived.
The death log will now show teammates color correctly.
Tweaks to slotted inventory item look.
The continue / back buttons on the death and win screens will now say “Return to Lobby.”
SAVE THE WORLD
MAJOR KNOWN ISSUES
There is a chance that a player can spawn into a zone with no pickaxe.
Husks sometimes spawn in unreachable locations during Encampment encounters.
Purchasing the Weapon Transformation node does not unlock Transforming in the Armory.
Global chat shows a “Joining general chat” message to players who have communications blocked.
GAMEPLAY
The Scavenger Choice Llama is now available in the Loot tab for a limited time.
The Scavenger Choice Llama guarantees a choice reward for new Scavenger Weapons and Heroes.
The cost to purchase a Scavenger Choice Llama is 1000 Scavenger Tickets.
Scavenger Tickets can be earned by completing limited time Event Quests or Challenge the Horde content.
Added new Scavenger Items to Collection Book
Scavenger Weapon Set is now available
Scavenger Launcher will launch a unique trash ball as it’s projectile
Updated Daily Quest Objective counts for the following:
Daily Destroy (TVs) - increase required number to 20
Daily Destroy (Propane Tanks) - increase required number to 10
Slow Field Adjustments
Reduced range to start at 384 from 512.
Range Upgrade 1 and 2 add 64 from 256.
Slow starts at 40% and is upgraded to 60%.
Cooldown reduced from 300 to 180 seconds.
Fixed an issue that was causing the Wall Dynamo trap not to damage Husks.
Husks will now consistently take damage in the trap’s range.
Triple Tap sniper rifle now uses medium bullets (instead from heavy bullets)
Slightly boosted the jump height bonus of the Praying Mantis perk.
Updated all Canny Valley and Twine Peaks Quests that had a singular objective of "Complete 'X' missions"
Now requires players to complete any of a choice of 3 missions.
For example: Old Objective: Complete 3 missions in a 40+ zone New Objective: Complete 3 Retrieve the Data, Fight Category 3 Storm, or Ride The Lightning missions in a 40+ zone.
Players can choose any of these missions and must complete a total of 3 missions to fulfill the Quest.
Fixed an issue where Tier 3 Hydraulic Sniper Rifles would not evolve to Tier 4 Crystal Hydraulic Sniper Rifles.
These weapons will evolve normally now.
Fixed a bug which caused players to instantly teleport to a Teleport pad when moving it.
Fixed an issue that caused weapons which stacked (bottle rockets, etc) not to auto-equip a different weapon once the stack was depleted.
Fixed the Shock Phase tactical perk to correctly limit stacking.
Currently the perk was giving much more than the intended bonus. This has been corrected.
Fixed an evolution issue for the Tier 4 Crystal Maverick shotgun, and all tiers of the Bandit shotgun.
These weapons will now evolve normally.
Fixed an issue where Mimics would immediately despawn after being activated.
Now players should have no issues with Mimics disappearing with their loot.
Added a unique new animation for the Hydraulic Hammer’s secondary attack
HEROES
New Outlander: Gunblazer Southie
Set Phasers to Kill: Increases pistol damage after Phase Shift ends.
Extended Magazine: Increases pistol ammo capacity.
Static Cling: Shock Tower afflicts targets, dealing periodic damage
Llocked and Lloaded [Perk and Tactical]: Llama Fragment drops ammo.
Bullet Bonanza [Support]: Chance to find double ammo when looting containers.
New Soldier: Raider Headhunter
Shell Shock: Increased shotgun damage
Critical Blast: Increased shotgun critical damage
I Love to Reload: Movement speed boost for a time after reload
Adjustable Choke [Support]: Increased shotgun critical chance
New Ninja: Energy Thief Mari
Vigorous Blade: Gains energy every 4 sword strikes
Rebound: Crescent Kick grants energy per enemy struck
Vigorous Strikes [Tactical]: Gains energy every 4 melee strikes
New Constructor: Machinist Harper
Supercharged Traps: BASE increases trap damage
Overclocked Traps: BASE increases trap reload speed
Tough Traps [Perk and Support]: All traps crafted by party are more durable
All missing hats for heroes (rarity) rare and above have been added, as well as all missing backpacks for Epic rarity and above.
Created new male Sniper Defender, and female Shotgun Defender.
Fixed an issue that was causing the Charged Fist ability to not apply the full 200% damage bonus.
Anti-Material charge will now apply the full bonus damage when "Long Arm of the Law" is unlocked.
Fixed an issue that caused the Outlander's Anti-Material charge to stop abruptly when traveling.
Now the Ability will go the expected distance.
Fixed an issue where the Bull Rush animation would continue to play after being knocked down if the player activated Bull Rush just before getting knocked down.
After using the Air Strike gadget, a weapon will now automatically be equipped.
Fixed an issue that caused the Anti-Material Charge ability to cancel itself if used without being fully charged.
This issue occurred when the Charged Fist perk was equipped.
Corrected the stamina cost for the Grenade Cost perk.
Using the Frag Grenade ability with the Grenade Cost perk now costs 15 stamina.
Fixed an issue where throwing stars were going through Husks without doing any damage.
Throwing stars will now damage enemies regardless of angle or distance thrown.
Fixed an issue that was causing stuttering while double jumping as the Ninja.
Players should now be able to jump around without issue.
Slightly boosted the jump height bonus of the Praying Mantis perk.
The Praying Mantis perk's jump bonus didn't feel like it made enough of a difference. The perk should feel much better now.
Flashbang tactical perk description clarified.
Frag Grenades now do increased impact damage. When impact limit is reached, enemies are stunned for 2.5 seconds, instead of being knocked back.
Fixed an issue that was causing Bull Rush to be able to hit player’s Defenders.
Bull Rush will no longer damage defenders.
Fixed an issue causing the Wings of the Dragon perk to stop short.
Any Ninja that has this perk equipped will now travel the full distance.
MISSIONS
Fixed an issue that was causing players to be unable to find Objective B in "Deliver the Bomb" missions.
Players should now have no problem finding the objectives.
UI
Fixed an issue where the lobby timer would briefly show an incorrect time.
Fixed a description typo for the Enforcer Grizzly hero.
Clients properly return to the mission select screen when a server timeout occurs while connected to the lobby
Improved navigation on the Quest menu when using a controller.
Occasionally when switching between menus controller input would be delayed, that is now fixed.
Fixed a number of instances of cut off text.
Performed many performance fixes in the UI allowing smoother and faster navigation on menu screens.
Fixed a rare bug which caused the UI to not display certain components after rejoining a zone in progress.
Fixed an issue where disconnecting caused the player to receive a level 1 chest regardless of what chest should have been earned.
Now the player will receive the correct rewards even after disconnection.
Prevent possible instability if user clicks LAUNCH button in the lobby too many times.
Corrected the Faster Exit perk tooltip description to more accurately explain its effects.
Fixed an issue where cards would not display the correct color rarity.
New background art on Skill Tree pages.
ART/ANIMATION
The Horde mode combat map is using a new animated 3D Volumetric Fog technique
This tech will add a fog layer to the ground and concave areas of the level without hindering visibility
Baseball bats now have a custom alternate swing animation.
Fixed an issue that caused the muzzle flash to endlessly loop after firing the Trooper Assault Rifle with alterations.
Improved a variety of ranged and melee weapon visual effects.
Performed a quality pass on all elemental ranged and melee weapons to have better fitting visual effects.
Beehive Husk visual effects have had it’s opacity turned down to improve visibility in bee swarms.
Hydraulic Sniper and Shotgun icons are now higher resolution.
Added new FX for the Ricochet and Tank modifiers for Horde Bash event
Deep water and Lakes have new details added in the water.
Water reflections have been improved
Replaced an old tree model with higher quality art in the onboarding level.
Added more visual variety of survivors that can be saved in the world
AUDIO
Hawk and Bull join the conversation with new VO.
ONLINE
Players will no longer default to English global chat rooms when failing to find a room available for their language.
Fixed a crash that could occur if shutting down immediately after logging in.
Faster response to server timeouts when connecting to the server lobby.
Improved client and server stability related to outages with various backend services.
Fixed a rare issue where party members wouldn't join a server with the party leader.
Improved dedicated server stability by retrying cloud save operations if they fail.
Fixed a rare crash while matchmaking.
GENERAL
Viewing a Twitch stream and being awarded a viewer quest, and then not logging in for a month could prevent players from logging in.
This issue is now fixed.
Added ability for console users that are not actively playing game to accept invites from other players.
Fixed an issue where players couldn't apply Fullscreen mode.
Now when selecting the Fullscreen option, the setting should apply correctly.
V-Bucks earned from playing Fortnite are now spendable on all platforms.
Purchased V-Bucks continue to be only available on the platform purchased.
Fixed several client and server crash conditions.
Fixed a few localization issues.
PC/MAC ONLY
The "Backspace" key can now be bound in player input on PC.
Fixed an issue where players couldn't view all available banner categories on PC.
Players will now be able to change their banner at will.
Changed minimum macOS requirement for Fortnite to 10.12.6.
This should help prevent some crashes that players were experiencing.
Fixed a crash during shutdown on PC if the player was mid-purchase of real-money products.
XBOX ONLY
Fixed an issue where Xbox emoji’s were breaking chat rooms.

BATTLE ROYALE GETS STATS - 1.7.1 PATCH NOTES
10.12.2017
By The Fortnite Team
The release of 1.7.1 improves overall game stability and adds quality-of-life improvements for both Save the World and Battle Royale players. In addition, we have re-enabled support for DirectX 10 hardware. This should also improve performance for low-spec PC players.

What are we doing about cheaters?

In this release, we’ve added a report button in-game which will allow players to swiftly report cheaters. What’s more, we released a blog last week detailing our current and future anti-cheat plans. Check it out here.
BattlEye has been added to our existing anti-cheat detection.

Stats
Fortnite Battle Royale stats make an appearance in this release! Stats will be backfilled for the launch of this new feature. Check out the Stats tab on the FNBR home screen.

We missed our initial release date for leaderboards, but we’re working to get them in as soon as possible.

Save the World - Hero & Monster Balance

Ability damage, health and shield values have been increased for all heroes! This change has little impact at lower levels, but provides a significant buff for players who have made notable progress in their Save the World campaign. Hero balance continues to be work in progress.

Beware, monsters have also received a slight buff to their health and damage at higher levels.

Challenge the Horde Progression

We have taken note of the widespread feedback regarding progression for the Challenge the Horde game mode, and have made a number of changes to accommodate. The farther along you are in the Save the World campaign, the farther along your Challenge the Horde journey begins. Veteran players will no longer have to replay lower difficulty content in order to reach a true challenge.

In addition, all challenges in the Tier 1, 2 and 3 zones will be automatically unlocked by default, making progress through these sections much quicker.

Dive into the full notes below and share your thoughts and feedback on the official Forums and Discord.

EA1.7.1 PATCH NOTES
GENERAL
BattlEye has been added to our existing anti-cheat detection
BATTLE ROYALE
GAMEPLAY
We have increased the travel movement of the Battle Bus and increased skydiving velocity in order to offer an alternative strategy to jumping out of the Bus at the first possible moment.
Increased Battle Bus movement speed by 50% (from 4000 to 6000).
Increased skydiving terminal velocity by 50% (from 4000 to 6000).
The final storm safe zone will now close completely instead of holding at a 10 cm radius.
Players can now search supply drops without interruption from storm damage.
Improved the pre-game warmup UI to indicate the server is “Waiting for players to connect” and “Battle Bus launching” when the lobby is full.
Fixed the glider occasionally not auto-deploying at the correct height.
Fixed an issue which caused Supply Drops to become stuck in the air after player-built structures beneath them were destroyed.
WEAPONS
Changes from the Live Update on Oct. 6:
Increased Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle damage by 50%.
This weapon was often passed up because of its lower damage. This increase will put it closer in line with its intended effectiveness.
Decreased Scoped Assault Rifle damage by 33%.
This weapon was too effective at its current role and needed to be scaled back slightly.
Decreased Grenade, Grenade Launcher, and Rocket Launcher environmental damage to 375 (was 450).
Metal forts will now require two explosive blasts (instead of one). Late-game bases are too easily destroyed and we want to promote building diversity.
Increased Rocket Launcher reload time by 20%.
It's a little too easy to spam rockets. We want the Rocket Launcher to be a powerful weapon, but it's a little too good right now.
Increased Submachine Gun damage by 10%.
The Submachine Gun is underperforming at close to medium range combat. This damage increase will improve its effectiveness slightly. We'll continue to keep an eye on it.
Renamed several weapons
Renamed 'Semi-Auto Rifle' to 'Assault Rifle (Burst).'
Renamed 'Semi-Auto Handgun' to 'Pistol.'
Renamed 'Semi-Auto Shotgun' to 'Tactical Shotgun.'
Fixed an issue which prevented explosive weapons from damaging Supply Drops.
Fixed a bug which caused the pump action shotgun to occasionally double-fire.
Fixed a bug which caused grenades to occasionally deal no damage.
Fixed an issue which caused bullet impact effects to only be being visible to players in the immediate vicinity.
Fixed an issue which caused the weapon reticle to disappear.
DUOS/SQUADS
Eliminations will now be awarded to the player who downs an enemy regardless of who finishes off that player in the DBNO (Down, But Not Out) state.
Increased health after being revived from the DBNO state.
Health increased from 25 to 30.
Shields will no longer protect you from damage while in the DBNO state.
You will keep any remaining shield if a teammate revives you.
Friendly fire damage will now display the appropriate visual hit effects.
Fixed squad’s finishing placement displaying the incorrect number in some cases.
Fixed an issue which caused tires to bounce DBNO players.
Fixed an issue which allowed traps to bounce players in the DBNO state.
UI
There is now a Report Player button on the end-of-match screen to report players.
Critical hit damage on shielded players is now displayed in blue, like other displayed shielded damage numbers.
The color of each player’s marker in a duo/squad are now consistent with everywhere they are displayed.
Player indicators on the minimap will now match the color the player was assigned instead of all players showing as a cyan color.
Changed the item drop icon on the Inventory screen from a trash can to a “drop arrow” to more clearly indicate its purpose.
You can now hold down ‘Shift’ before dragging an item to only drop one of that item.
Teammates will no longer show up as eliminated when they are loading into the map.
Fixed an issue which prevented eliminated players from entering text in the Send Feedback interface when using a controller.
WORLD
Added name labels to the map for existing locations.
Tomato Town
Dusty Depot
Salty Springs
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Added a few structures near Tomato Town.
Added new potential chest & loot locations to the northernmost and southernmost wooden bridges over the river, as well as to Lonely Lodge and the container area to the west.
Fixed certain basements being blocked, which prevented access to underground treasure chests and loot.
Fixed issues which caused trees to float above the terrain.
Fixed some trees that previously could not be destroyed.
General bug fixes and improvements to the world.
PERFORMANCE
We’re continuously working on optimizing performance, and are actively investigating recent reports of lower frame rates in areas with dense foliage.

Fixed multiple issues which could cause a brief freeze in game.
Fixed a significant hitch that occurred when the last player was eliminated from the game.
Fixed a hitch which occurred after the Battle Bus skydiving phase completed.
Reduced hitching on PlayStation 4.
AUDIO
Addressed multiple issues which caused sound to only come out of the left or right speaker.
Moved Battle Bus ignition audio into pre-game warmup phase.
General mix adjustments.
SPECTATING
Fixed player directional hit indicators not visible while spectating
SAVE THE WORLD
GAMEPLAY
Challenge the Horde
Progression is now determined by the players progress in the Save the World campaign
If the player has finished Plankerton Outpost 3 in the Save the World campaign, then all of Stonewood and the first three Plankerton zones will be unlocked in Challenge the Horde mode.
Quests now have a minimum difficulty rather than a required one.
If a quests states: Complete “Challenge 3 in a rating 9 zone,” the challenge can now be completed in any zone 9 or higher rather than in a zone with 9 difficulty specifically.
When entering a Tier 1, 2 or 3 zone, all challenges within that zone are now unlocked by default.
This will make progressing through the mode quicker.
All Outlander fragments now respawn between horde waves.
All of the remaining existing fragments are removed and new fragments are spawned at potentially new locations.
Outlander Fragments were spawning too far away in Horde mode.
Now Outlanders should have more than enough time to gather fragments before each wave.
Fixed an issue that caused the evolution choice between Shadowshard and Obsidian to always default to the Obsidian evolution.
Fixed an issue which prevented players from storing multiple stacks of building resources and ammunition in their Storm Shield storage.
Players can now store multiple stacks of resources and ammunition in their storage again.
Fixed an issue that caused players with certain video cards to experience extreme saturation during night sections.
Fixed an issue which caused the Smasher to continue to charge for too long if it has broken a piece of the environment or a building and there is nothing to attack within a reasonable distance.
Fixed a bug which caused the amount of Fortitude, Offense, Resistance, and Tech shared between party members to be capped to a lower value than intended.
Updated Teleporter placement range by increasing starting Teleporter range to 15 tiles, and reducing each Teleporter range upgrade increase to 5 tiles.
HEROES
Fixed a bug which caused ‘TEDDY’ and Shock Towers to one-shot monsters at high level, and allowed them to be damaged by effects like bees and poison clouds.
‘TEDDY’ and Shock Tower now use the environmental object damage model rather than character damage model.
Increased the health of ‘TEDDY’, Shock Tower, and ‘BASE’.
Increased ability damage, health, and shield values on all heroes.
All of these values increase depending on the on rarity of hero
Increased by 10% every 5 levels, to a maximum of 30% for Uncommon up to 60% for Legendary
These values were previously scaling relative to weapons without alterations and were falling well behind the curve at high levels as a result.
No change at low levels, gradually scaling up with difficulty.
Hero abilities and gadgets will have greater impact on monsters at higher levels.
Weapons will deal more damage to monsters quicker at high level.
Adjusted enemy health and damage values as a result of the Hero scaling changes
No change at low levels.
Increases gradually with difficulty.
Monsters will damage players slighter slower at high level.
When using Bull Rush to charge at a charging Smasher, the ability will no longer be interrupted prematurely.
MISSIONS
Fixed an issue which caused the Launcher to appear early in the "Deliver the Bomb" mission when a player joined an ‘in-progress’ zone.
Fixed an issue that caused some players to be unable to activate the bomb in the "Deliver the Bomb" missions.
GENERAL
Fixed a crash that occasionally occurred when canceling a game rejoin.
Re-enabled support for DirectX 10.
Fixed several client crashes.
ONLINE
Matchmaking Region is now available under the GAME tab in the options menu.
This tool shows all available regions and a representative ping value at the time of login.
We are working to improve this tool further to refresh ping values.
UI
Fixed an issue that caused Homebase Storm Shield power levels to always incorrectly show as 0 out of 10.
Corrected a typo in the Challenge the Horde loading screen.
Corrected a few typos found in perk names for Scavenger Heroes.
Updated names, descriptions, and bonus descriptors for all of the trap and weapon ingredient nodes on the Horde skill tree.
Nodes now refer to the Star level of the traps and weapons.
Ingredients that you receive from each node are fully listed out.
Reworded Teleporter skill tree node description to include placement range.

STORM ZONE UPDATES - 1.7.2 PATCH NOTES
10.18.2017
By The Fortnite Team
The release of 1.7.2 brings quality-of-life improvements for both Save the World and Battle Royale players. What’s more, numerous bugs, issues and Xbox One crashes have been smoothed out alongside an update to Storm Zones.

Battle Royale - Voice Chat

We have enabled voice chat on PC only and will follow with console support in the near future. Ironing out some final bugs and getting it ready for you!

Save the World - Storm Zone Update

Save the World players will have the opportunity to battle through many more Storm Zones with the release of 1.7.2. The number of possible Mutant Storm spawns has greatly increased in each region, meaning more challenges, more monsters, and more loot!

Dive into the full notes below and share your thoughts and feedback on the official Forums and Discord.

EA1.7.2 PATCH NOTES
BATTLE ROYALE
GAMEPLAY
We have enabled voice chat on PC only and will follow with console support in the near future
You can now switch between teammates while spectating.
Fixed an issue which caused enemy players to instantaneously appear once they emerged from behind an object.
This issue occurred frequently if shadows were disabled in the game options.
Fixed a bug which allowed players to jump indefinitely.
Fixed an issue which caused DBNO (Down, But Not Out) to trigger jump pads.
Fixed an issue which caused crosshair hit-markers to sometimes not show up.
WEAPONS
Medium Ammo stacks increased from 10 to 20.
Rocket Ammo spawn rate decreased by 25%.
Players no longer display their weapon while DBNO (Down, But Not Out.)
CONTROLS
Added a new sensitivity sliders for “Targeting Multiplier” and “Scoped Multiplier” to the Game Options.
Removed mouse smoothing.
Players can now tilt the camera higher and lower than before.
PERFORMANCE
Reduced the time it takes to load into the map from the matchmaking lobby.
General improvements to loading times and frame rate.
AUDIO
Increased the distance that building audio can be heard.
Voice Over IP has been added to PC
Push-to-Talk is on by default and is bound to the Y key
Voice activation is also an option
Squad voice chat is on by default. Players can disable this in the settings
We are working towards implementing VOIP on other platforms, more information soon
SAVE THE WORLD
GAMEPLAY
The maximum number of daily Mutant Storms that can be completed has been increased from 3 to 4.
Increased the number of possible Mutant Storms that can spawn.
Stonewood was 3 is now 5.
Plankerton was 3 is now 8.
Canny Valley was 3 is now 9.
Twine Peaks was 3 is now 10.
Adjusted the crafting requirements for the Trash Cannon:
Previous recipe:
3 Ore
12 Mechanical Parts
15 Blastpowder
New recipe:
10 Blastpowder
8 Mechanical Parts
2 Ore
HEROES
Players should no longer get stuck by the Shockwave ability animation if knocked back by the effect.
The “Going Commando" ability will now correctly deal damage from long distances.
Fixed an issue which caused the Raider Headhunter’s support bonus to be calculated incorrectly.
In most cases, this will decrease the support bonus you receive.
GENERAL
Fixed a number of client crashes.

PC/MAC ONLY
Fixed an issue which caused an "insert disk" message to appear for some users immediately after startup.

UI
Corrected text and symbols on the Inventor and Gadget cards.
KNOWN ISSUE
Players are occasionally shown different rewards on the Victory and Mission rewards screens.
For example: Players may be shown Level 5 loot on the Victory screen, and then shown an icon for Level 4 loot on the Mission Rewards screen. The player is actually receiving Level 5 loot.
The icon shown to players on the Mission Rewards screen is incorrect and will be fixed in a future patch.

FORTNITEMARES UPDATE 1.8 PATCH NOTES
10.26.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Jump to Save the World: Notes. - Jump to Battle Royale Notes.

Welcome Fortnite fans to our biggest (and eeriest) patch yet with creepy new content for both Save the World and Battle Royale players. Plus big new customization features for Battle Royale!
FORTNITEMARES UPDATE
Celebrated by all Fortnite players, the Fortnitemares update introduces all kinds of new terrifically terrifying Halloween content on Oct 26th.
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Leaderboards are finally here! Rank up against other players and friends in three categories
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Seasons will give each player a chance to level-up their character and earn unique seasonal rewards and banner flair.
BATTLE ROYALE - ITEM SHOP & LOCKER
Explore a new and unique array of outfits, gliders and pickaxes in the item shop. Use V-bucks to purchase cosmetics in the store!

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Players can customize their character’s appearance, choose their banner and equip any purchased cosmetics in the Locker.
PATCH NOTES - GENERAL
PERFORMANCE
Greatly reduced input latency on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Controls overall should feel more responsive on consoles.
We’ve re-enabled capped 30 FPS on PS4 and PS4 Pro to maintain a smooth experience.
GAMEPLAY
Added an option to toggle targeting.
Players now have the option to press their “Target” button once to enter and leave the targeting state, and will no longer need to hold down if toggle targeting is enabled.
PATCH NOTES - BATTLE ROYALE
HIGHLIGHTS
Introducing “Slurp Juice,” a regeneration potion that grants 1 health and 1 shield per second for 25 seconds.
You can now customize your character, banner, and equip any cosmetics in the new Locker menu.
Settings have been reset for all players.
This is a side effect of the setting changes we made in this update.
We will work on improving this process for future updates.
Players will now auto-pickup ammo, building resources, and traps.
New graphics are visible to players who are caught outside the Storm safe zone, and the storm wall visuals have been updated.
New Halloween skins are on sale in the newly implemented store, and will only be available until 11/4.
Use V-bucks to purchase items from the store.
Character Skins
Skull Trooper
Ghoul Trooper
Weapon Skins
Reaper Skin - Pickaxe
The new “Combat Pro” controller config is aimed at keeping the user's thumbs on the sticks as much as possible so they can make fast weapon swaps and build quickly.
SLURP JUICE
Slurp Juice is a regeneration potion that grants one health and one shield per second for 25 seconds. Slurp Juice can heal players all the way up to 100 health. These can be found in the same locations as other consumables and you can stack up to two of them.
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ITEM SHOP
Players can now purchase a unique array of outfits, gliders and pickaxes in the new item shop.
Offers will rotate on both a weekly and daily basis
All items sold are cosmetic only and do not grant any competitive advantage
Purchased items can be equipped in the new locker screen prior to starting a match
NOTE: Purchases from the Battle Royale store do not carryover to the Save the World mode.
LOCKER
Players can customize their character’s appearance in the new Locker menu with the following options:
Set your banner image and color
Equip any purchased outfits, gliders or pickaxes
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LEADERBOARDS
Rank up against other players and friends in the following categories:
Total Wins
Solo
Top 10
Top 25
Duo
Top 5
Top 12
Squads
Top 3
Top 6
There are currently two types of leaderboards:
Division leaderboard
A division is a group of 50 active players competing against each other to see who will take top the spot.
You are automatically assigned to a new division each week.
Each match type (Solo, Duos and Squads) gets its own separate division.
Friends leaderboard
Compare yourself to your friends by turning on "Friends Only" on the leaderboard screen.
All leaderboards reset weekly on Wednesdays. Only players on your platform are included in the rankings. Expect improvements in upcoming releases.
SEASON LEVELS
Seasons will give the player a chance to level-up their character and earn unique seasonal rewards and banner flair.
The first season will give players a chance to level up to 100, with player level displayed on their banner.
Banner flair is awarded in levels 2-49, giving players an additional way to show off their mastery.
There are 2 unique rewards that will be provided in the first season. These will only be earned by seasonal progress and cannot be obtained by other methods at this time:
Level 10 – Unique seasonal banner
Level 25 – Unique seasonal glider
Players can boost their seasonal levels by participating in Daily Challenges.
A new challenge will be provided each day with the ability to have up to 3 active challenges in total
Completing Daily Challenges will provide the player with seasonal level XP
SEASONAL ROCKET LAUNCHER!
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Tis’ the season to be scary! The Rocket Launcher now has a creepy cosmetic variant to celebrate Halloween.
NEW STORM EFFECTS
Players caught inside the Storm zone may be in for a fright! New effects and visuals make for a much more intense experience. The Storm wall has been updated as well. Run to safety!
“COMBAT PRO” CONTROLLER CONFIGURATION
The new “Combat Pro” controller config is aimed at keeping the user's thumbs on the sticks as much as possible so they can make fast weapon swaps and build quickly. We're trying to add a familiar feel for shooter players, placing the map as a button in the middle of the gamepad and taking crouch off a bumper button.
Access the new controller config from the “Controller” tab in the settings menu.
Be sure to select the “Apply” button to save the change.
GAMEPLAY
Added auto-pickup for ammo, building resources, and traps.
Your player will loot these items automatically when walking over them.
Note that dropped items will not be automatically picked up, but you can still manually pick them up.
Reduced Supply Drop balloon health from 2000 to 1250.
Items which are spawned from treasure chests or ammo boxes are now less likely to be clustered together.
Reduced the chance of Storm safe zones appearing at the edges of the island.
Fixed supply drops not falling from structures in various cases.
Fixed a bug which caused stacked items not to automatically add to the quick bar when picked up.
WEAPONS
Adjusted Submachine Gun characteristics. (Does not affect the Tactical variant.)
Common/Uncommon damage increased from 11 to 12.
Rare damage increased from 12 to 13.
Decreased reload time by 15%.
Sniper Rifle projectiles now leave a visual trail behind.
Assault Rifle
Reduced accuracy penalty while moving.
Does not affect Burst or Scoped variants.
Scoped Assault Rifle
Updated visuals while zoomed in.
Tracer effects and smoke now match the weapon’s behavior.
Fixed an issue which caused the transition from the hip fire position to targeting to rotate the player cam downwards.
Fixed an issue which caused recoiled weapons not to recover if you began reloading while recoiled.
CONTROLS
Aiming sensitivity on controllers now scales with your weapon’s zoom, similar to how it does with the mouse.
This change replaces the previous sensitivity adjustment we made to scoped weapons.
Changed some default keyboard bindings for quick slots.
The 4th quick slot has changed from the Z key to 5.
The 5th quick slot has changed from the X key to 6.
Improved analog stick responsiveness when rotating the camera.
It should now be easier to make fine adjustments to your aim on controllers.
Improved how interactions such as teammate revives, pickups, and opening doors are prioritized when there are multiple possible options.
Smoothed out the camera transition between riding the Battle Bus and beginning to skydive.
WORLD
Added more loot to the area with containers south of Tomato Town and shifted the containers to better align with the building grid.
Fixed issues where grass could be hidden on certain types of terrain.
Various fixes for terrain seams and floating objects.
Fixed some objects that were previously indestructible.
AUDIO
Voice Chat now works while spectating teammates and after the match ends.
Decreased the distance players can hear ceiling and wall trap audio.
Added ambient “zap” audio to placed wall traps.
Fixed issue which caused footstep audio to be drowned out while other sounds were playing.
Fixed an issue which could cause footstep sounds to trigger multiple times per step.
UI
Added several new ways to access the Item Shop, Locker and other new features.
Added a “Season Shop” tab.
This is a preview of a feature still in development, that will be implemented in a later update.
Changed how the “Message of the Day” news is displayed.
This message now pops up before you enter the matchmaking lobby, but only if there is new information added since the last time you saw it.
Improved the look and feel of the “Stats” interface.
Adjusted rarity color for consumable items. The chances of finding these items in chests or in the world remains unchanged.
Med Kit is now green (Uncommon).
Shield Potion is now blue (Rare).
Added a highlight background behind the currently active building resource.
The menu can now be opened while spectating.
Resources can now be dropped while using a controller.
Removed “Show Grass” from the Options menu in Battle Royale. Grass and foliage is always intended to be visible.
Fixed an issue which caused your weapon to continue firing after opening the fullscreen map.
Fixed an issue which caused the final damage done to an enemy not to display hit effects.
Fixed an issue which caused the reticle to remain faded out after reloading or when out of ammo.
PERFORMANCE
Trees and foliage will no longer cause very low frame rates when Material Quality is set to anything lower than High.
Implemented profile guided optimization to help overall CPU performance on consoles.
Improved thread affinities on console to help overall CPU performance.
Improved animation system performance.
Reduced hitching issues on all platforms.
Fixed grainy visual artifacts on trees with certain graphics configurations.
KNOWN ISSUES
Selecting a party member in the lobby will display an incorrect banner.
Other player's gliders may appear lopsided if a glider cosmetic is equipped.
Slurp Juice could be found and consumed in the pre-game staging area, which resulted in 25 shield carrying over to the actual match.
SAVE THE WORLD
FORTNITEMARES - VLAD MOON RISING
Explore our spookiest stormscape yet! Gothic castles, grim mansions, creepy catacombs, and more await you in the mists of Hexsylvania.
Trap the Storm! This new mission focuses on reinforcing and defending existing buildings. Fortify your castle, and prepare for a close combat husk brawl.
Dig into Hexsylvania’s cryptic history with bone chilling story quests! 36 new quests in all.
Adventure into the mists of Hexslyvania after completing Storm Shield Defense 3.
Halloween Creatures
Beware the Pumpkin Head Husk, a nightmarish creature guaranteed to scare you out of your gourd.
Protect ya neck! The Vampire Taker is out for blood. His attacks heal him, and some say he can’t be seen on the mini-map.
Treat Yourself
Spend the candy you earned by completing quests and mission alerts on Halloween llamas for extra Fortnitemares fun.
Slot Fortnitemares Cosplay Survivors into your Collection Book and receive event rewards!
Witness the Lobby of Doom!
Behold the crawling terror of the updated Fortnitemares themed lobby.

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Eight of our Heroes have gotten into the Halloween spirit, and have dressed up for the event.
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Show the hordes of husks they have something to be afraid of this Halloween with the Jack-O-Launcher, the new pumpkin slinging Husk slayer. Only available for a limited time.
The Grave Digger is a new assault rifle included in the Fortnitemares update. Packing a serious punch and sporting an extended clip, this weapon is perfect for laying hordes of Hexsylvanian Husks to rest.
HIGHLIGHTS
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From left to right: Heroes, Schematics and Transform Keys
Heroes, Defenders, Leaders, Workers, Schematics and Transform Keys get a new unique look.
New and improved Defender Interface. Players can now choose weapons and ammo for Defenders all from one menu.
Improved Daily Rewards!
All item XP has been replaced with rare or better items, valuable resources, or Upgrade Llamas.
You will receive Upgrade Llamas at a higher rate than the new login rewards.
You will be retroactively rewarded with Epic and above rarity items that have been added for any days you’ve already collected.
Significantly reduced input lag on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Improved the readability of text and the clarity of icons across the user interface.
The Horde Bash event has ended!
For every unspent 1,000 Scavenger’s Tickets you will automatically receive a Scavenger Llama available in the loot tab.
Turning off the Horde event will cause the Current Daily Llama to be reset at 4am during the downtime compared to the normal 8pm. Make sure to get those Llamas before it’s too late!
GAMEPLAY
Changed the “Leaping Ninjas” Mutant Storm Modifier to apply AoE damage when a Ninja lands after using the Mantis Leap ability.
This ability still has reduced stamina cost, but the modifier no longer increases the Ninja’s jump height.
Two New Traps
Don’t let the Fortnitemares monsters spook you! Take advantage of these two new traps and cover your backs:
Ceiling Drop Trap
These tires can be dropped from up to 3 tiles above your foes, oh, and they bounce!
Floor Freezing Trap
Place this on the ground to slow and freeze enemy monsters’ movement in place. Particularly effective against Fire elemental enemies.
Several new weapon alterations have been added:
Increased Knockback and Impact (Melee)
Headshot Streak Damage Bonus (Ranged)
Increased Damage vs Afflicted targets (Both)
Increased Damage vs Slowed and Snared targets (Both)
Increased Damage vs Stunned, Staggered, and Knocked Down targets (Both)
Re-balanced reload speed alterations.
Overall outcome is a +7.5% buff to all reload speed alterations.
Hero cards feature a new, unique animation in the card background rarity art.
Defenders have a much clearer, larger image of the weapon they use.
Transform Key visuals have been completely redesigned to be rectangular, and have unique visuals.
When matching Personalities and Set Bonuses, the icons glow brighter.
Added type icons to cards at larger scales so the type is easier to identify.
The Fire Cracker Pistol projectiles will no longer instantly explode if near a Radar Tower.
Fixed an issue which caused traps to sometimes ignore enemies in range.
Fixed an issue that was causing Defenders to be unable to be transformed without using overly high rarities.
Fixed an issue that was causing damage-over-time effects dealt by elemental lightning Husks to affect player’s health as well as shields.
Fixed an issue that caused Husks to take fall damage when attacking Amplifier A from the North in Canny Valley Storm Shield Defense missions.
Fixed a bug which interfered with hit reaction animations playing properly on husks.
Fixed an issue which caused radar dishes to be destroyed when upgrading a floor under it.
Fixed an issue which caused defenders using a pistol to keep reloading after firing a single shot at Flingers.
HEROES
8 new Halloween Heroes have been added.
Marine Corpse Ramirez (Support Specialist Soldier)
Skull Trooper Jonesy (Urban Assault Soldier)
Catstructor Penny (Hotfix Constructor)
Hazard the 13th (Controller Constructor)
Sarah Hotep (Dragon Ninja)
Shuriken Master Llamurai (Shuriken Master Ninja)
Ranger Beetlejess (Ranger Outlander)
Bloodfinder A.C. (Pathfinder Outlander)
Bloodfinder A.C. is a Legendary hero earned exclusively by completing missions in the new Hexsylvania region.
Epic and Legendary versions of the 7 other Heroes can be earned by:
Completing your collection of Fortnitemares Cosplay Survivors.
Playing through the Hexsylvanian quest line.
Opening Fortnitemares llamas.
The Energy Thief Ninja and Machinist Harper now correctly show their role name in the subcategory of their hero card.
Reworded descriptions of Recycling and Hyperthreading perks for clarity.
Changed "harvesting damage" to "pickaxe damage" in the Deep in the Zone perk description.
Fixed an issue which caused enemies to attempt to attack Shock Towers.
Fixed an issue which granted the Exit Plan perk multiple times from overlapping BASEs.
Fixed an issue which caused an incorrect ammo display to briefly show up when activating Goin Commando.
UI
When a card is ready to upgrade, a glowing yellow indicator will appear by the XP bar, and Stars will glow when an evolution is available.
We removed up arrows on larger card sizes and added them on smaller sizes.
Heroes, Defenders, Leaders, Workers, Schematics and Transform keys get a new unique look.
The horizontal card shape for schematics have been changed to a vertical shape.
Our intention is to unify the shapes of cards across the game, making the images of Weapons and Traps a bit larger, and giving them more character.
Added a new quest map for the Fortnitemares event.
We have made a number of improvements to the way defenders are summoned and the UI that supports this process.
Players can now summon defenders with a choice of weapon (and ammo) directly from the defender screen.
Players can still drop a weapon and ammo on the ground for the defender to pick up if they choose to do so.
PC players can now hover over mission tiles to see additional details.
In the inventory screen, the active details tab is no longer tracked independently for schematics and backpack items.
Added missing subtitles for Canny Valley Storm Shield Defense 1.
Added clearer messaging for Upgrade Llamas.
Now a player is told they will get a rare OR a hero drop.
When opening an item management screen with no item selected, the item details panel will no longer show stale information from another screen.
Trap knockback stat display now includes changes from alterations.
Corrected the Scavenger Pipe weapon description.
Was previously referred to as a Socket Wrench.
Restored the count that appears on a stack of traps when recycling more than one.
Improved scrolling with a controller on the Play frontend tab.
Fixed an issue which caused the Helicopter slot 2 unlock to become available before the Helicopter unlock.
The Helicopter node in Research Tree 2 was swapped with the Hang Glider node in Research Tree 4.
This fix may cause some players to have parts of their research skill tree reset and refunded.
No progress will be lost but players will need to rebuy their skills again with their refunded points.
Fixed an issue that caused a Weapon Llama obtained from the collection book to visually appear as an Upgrade Llama.
Fixed an issue that caused survivor squads to show incorrect information when removing each slotted survivor.
Fixed cut off text in the Mission Select screen for a number of languages.
Fixed a few typos in the Supply Drop Upgrade Wood skill tree node description.
Fixed an issue which caused other player’s health bars not to show after rejoining a mission.
Fixed an issue which caused party invites and notifications to stop appearing.
MISSIONS
Updated the Defender tutorial to work with new UI.
Fixed an issue which caused floating lights to be present in the Plankerton Storm Shield.
Fixed an issue which prevented players from completing the track in “Deliver the Bomb” missions.
Fixed an issue which did not automatically complete the grenade objective if players missed the grenade target three times during grenade training.
With this issue now resolved, players should be able to advance through the tutorial correctly.
ART/ANIMATION
The blue background on Schematic Cards has been changed to a lighter color.
Added a sensationally spooky cinematic to introduce Fortnitemares.
New model and animation set for the Taker.
Fixed an issue with the way Tail of the Dragon particle effects displayed on other players' game clients.
New Card Art
We have created a new, distinct visual style for Heroes, Weapons, Schematics, and Survivors.
GENERAL
General stability improvements.
Fixed several issues that were causing in-game hitching.
Fixed several client crashes.
KNOWN ISSUES
There is a chance that a player can spawn into a zone with no pickaxe.
Husks sometimes spawn in unreachable locations during Encampment encounters.
Healing pads can still work even when at 0 durability.
The mouse cursor is sometimes invisible on PS4.

VOICE CHAT IMPROVEMENTS AND QUEST DROPS: V.1.8.1 PATCH NOTES
11.2.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Update V.1.8.1 releases on Thursday, November 2.

The V.1.8.1 patch is focused on optimizing new features introduced with the Fortnitemares event and making sure players have a smooth and stable experience.

Voice Chat Improvements
Take control over your communication with the option to mute individual players, located in the “Audio” tab of the settings screen.

Quest Drops
There are times when you may feel like you are the unluckiest player in Fortnite as you just can’t get that last quest item. Well, it’s your lucky day ... we’ve increased quest item drop rates.
PATCH NOTES
GENERAL
Added the option to uncap framerate on PS4 and PS4 Pro.
This option is in the ”Game” tab of the options menu. When checked, this option will allow intermediate framerates.
WARNING: This will maximize framerate but lead to inconsistent performance and higher input lag.
Fixed several localization issues.
BATTLE ROYALE
GAMEPLAY
Slurp Juice can now spawn as Floor Loot in addition to in chests.
Fixed an issue that allowed players to consume Slurp Juice while running.
Fixed the effect of Slurp Juice persisting from the pre-game phase to the Battle Bus phase.
Fixed an issue which caused other players’ gliders to appear sideways.
Supply Drop balloons now take damage when shot from below.
Fixed an issue which caused revives to be interrupted if another DBNO player is near.
Adjusted the camera while holding the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher.
The camera angle previously interfered with players’ crosshairs.
Improved stability of the matchmaking system.
PERFORMANCE
Improved point light shadow rendering performance on consoles and PC.
This was particularly noticeable in Greasy Grove on Xbox One.
Various optimizations to player character animation for improved performance.
Fixed various hitches during gameplay due to assets being synchronously loaded at runtime.
Fixed server network lag occurring if a player attempted to rejoin a match after timing out or being kicked.
UI
Team members are listed next to the options menu.
This screen shows the number of players each team member has eliminated so far.
You can also select specific team members and toggle voice chat muting on either PC or PlayStation 4.
Xbox One players can mute team members from their profile.
Added confirmation prompt when equipping items in the Locker.
Changes made to sensitivity sliders will properly revert if the “Apply” button is not used before closing the menu.
Changed the description for V-Bucks to indicate that they can be used in both Save the World and Battle Royale stores.
“This in-game currency can be spent in both the Battle Royale PvP mode and the Save the World PvE campaign. In Battle Royale you can purchase new customization items for your Hero, glider, or pickaxe. In Save the World you can purchase Llama Pinata card packs that contain weapon, trap and gadget schematics as well as new Heroes and more. Note: Items do not transfer between Battle Royale mode and Save the World campaign.”
Fixed a visual issue with the crown icon over the party leader.
Fixed the consumable timer getting stuck on screen after transitioning from pre-game to the Battle Bus phase.
Fixed the Leaderboards and Stats page which showed an incorrect time until refresh if the system’s clock was changed.
Fixed consumable items being displayed as “Ranged Weapons” in their tooltip.
Fixed an issue causing text on the Item Shop screen to be cut off.
Fixed an issue which caused controller button icons to be pushed off screen on the Leaderboard page in the Italian language.
Fixed text that didn’t fit on the Stats page in the Polish language.
WORLD
Fixed a gap in geometry that allowed players to get below the terrain.
Minor environmental bug fixes
Examples: Floating Trees, small seams in terrain.
CONTROLLER
“Crouch” and “Repair” are no longer the same input on the “Combat Pro” config.
Click R-Stick to crouch.
Click and hold R-Stick to repair.
AUDIO
Enabling voice chat while in a match now adds the player to the voice channel.
Fixed an issue which canceled music if players used the dance emote.
Now it also reduces the volume of other music while yours is playing.
DAILY CHALLENGES
Some challenges were rebalanced.
Play Matches
Increased from 3 to 5
Shotgun Eliminations
Decreased from 5 to 4
Pistol Eliminations
Decreased from 5 to 3
SMG Eliminations
Decreased from 5 to 2
Sniper Eliminations
Decreased from 5 to 1
Existing progress on rebalanced challenges was reset.
The “Outlive Squad Players” challenge was renamed to “Outlive opponents in squad mode” to clarify how the challenge should be completed.
COSMETICS
Hair will no longer clip through the “Recon Expert” outfit while moving.
Hair will no longer clip through the “Skull Trooper” outfit while moving.
Improved lighting for certain characters in the matchmaking lobby.
SAVE THE WORLD
GAMEPLAY
Fixed “Taker's” basic melee attack.
Now performs one strike instead of two.
Swoop damage has been increased from 162 to 250.
Fixed an issue which caused Crystal Scavenger weapons to have the incorrect max durability.
HEROES
The Soldier’s Shockwave ability has been rebalanced as we felt it was a bit underwhelming.
Base damage increased from 30 to 75.
Impact damage decreased from 1895 to 1695.
Fixed an issue which gave all Constructors the Machinist Harper's Trap Durability perk.
Fixed an issue which caused the Trailblaster A.C. Outlander’s hair to clip through his hat.
MISSIONS
Improved the frequency of quest item drops to avoid frustrating unlucky streaks.
ONLINE
The matchmaking region id is now visible below the matchmaking button for better visibility.
The Party Finder menu on PS4 will now only update upon when the window is opened and will only update once per minute.
Fixed issue where region selection may not be properly reflected when backing out from the settings screen.
UI
Added a durability category for “Falling Trap” tooltip stats.
Now players will know how many uses the trap has left.
Fixed the description of the Keep Out! Perk.
Keep Out! Frag Grenade explosions leave a residual energy field, doing 25% of the initial grenade blast damage every 1 second, over 10 seconds.
Fixed an issue which caused the Helicopter slot 2 unlock to become available before the Helicopter unlock.
This change was previously noted in the v.1.8 patch notes, but the fix ended up getting pushed back to v.1.8.1
The Helicopter node in Research Tree 2 was swapped with the Hang Glider node in Research Tree 4.
This fix may cause some players to have parts of their research skill tree reset and refunded.
No progress will be lost but players will need to rebuy their skills again with their refunded points.
AUDIO
Fixed an issue which prevented audio from playing for the Halloween intro on Xbox One.
GENERAL
Fixed an issue which prevented the Victory cinematic from playing after a mission.
Fixed several client crashes.
Fixed a rare dedicated server crash that could occur while loading into a Storm Shield.

THE BUSH & SEASON SHOP: V.1.8.2 PATCH NOTES
11.8.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Update V.1.8.2 releases on Wednesday, November 8.

Hide in plain sight with the new consumable item for Battle Royale … the Bush. When you aren’t creeping around the world in your new camouflage, check out the Season Shop! It’s a store filled with seasonal gliders, outfits and harvesting tools.

We’re continuing to improve the overall Fortnite experience and squash a few nasty bugs with this patch. Performance is improved for all players and is constantly on our mind. Check out our recent dev blog for more details.

20 Million Players
Thank you Fortnite community ... all 20 million of you!

The Bush

The Bush consumable camouflages the player as an inconspicuous bush.
The Bush is a one-time use item that is destroyed if the player wearing it takes any damage, including damage from the storm.
The Bush can only be found in chests and supply drops.
Legendary rarity.
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Season Shop
The Season Shop is the new item shop for Battle Royale that offers gliders, outfits, and harvesting tools. Unlock the ability to purchase new items as you level up each season!
Season One Items
Level 5 - Glider : Aerial Assault One
Level 15 - Outfit : Aerial Assault Trooper
Level 20 - Outfit : Renegade Raider
Level 35 - Pickaxe : Raider's Revenge
PATCH NOTES
GENERAL
Fixed several localization issues.
Fixed several client crashes.
BATTLE ROYALE
WEAPONS
Adjusted Pump Shotgun falloff damage.
100% damage up to 7.68 meters
70% damage at 18 meters
20% at 30 meters
0% at 41 meters
Increased the time it takes to transition from hip-fire to targeting mode after unintentionally decreasing it in a previous update.
It previously took 0.25 seconds to raise and lower weapons.
It now takes 0.4 seconds to raise weapons and 0.45 seconds to lower weapons.
Fixed an issue that resulted in weapons not having ammo when picked up.
Fixed a recoil bug which made aiming upwards faster than aiming downwards while firing.
UI
Added a scroll bar for the daily challenge list so that the “Collect Rewards” button is no longer pushed off screen when five or more challenges are displayed.
The loading screen no longer displays “Solo” when entering or leaving a Squad match.
CONTROLLER
You can now repair structures while in build mode using the “Combat Pro” configuration.
Hold the right thumbstick down to repair.
The Right Trigger label (“RT”) on the controller layout image is now assigned to the correct button.
PERFORMANCE
Optimized shadow rendering to improve overall performance.
Optimized visibility calculations for objects to improve rendering performance.
Made improvements to foliage rendering affecting CPU and GPU performance.
Reduced in-game hitches by preloading additional assets in the matchmaking lobby instead of mid-match.
Resolved multi-second hitching and freezing on consoles.
DAILY CHALLENGES
Fixed a few issues that unintentionally awarded players with completed challenges.

SAVE THE WORLD
GAMEPLAY
Added a “Play Now” button to the Fortnitemares event page.
Fixed an issue which prevented the weak point from appearing while harvesting resources.
Fixed an issue which blocked the ShadowShard evolution choice from the Gravedigger rifle.
UI
Fixed an issue which caused the chat window to block the “View Event” button in the menus.
Fixed an issue which caused the Ceiling Drop Trap and Ice Floor Trap to display Star level one on the schematic even when upgraded to level two or higher.
ART
Fixed an issue which prevented Ramirez's ponytail from showing.
AUDIO
Fixed several cases of subtitles not matching the corresponding voice lines.

LAUNCH PADS: V.1.9 PATCH NOTES
11.14.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Update V.1.9 releases on Tuesday, November 14. The Fortnitemares event is extended until Nov 29.

Numerous gameplay, controller sensitivity, and performance improvements are air-dropped into Fortnite Battle Royale. Save the World receives quality-of-life improvements across many of its systems and introduces a new set of stylish shotguns in the V.1.9 patch.

Battle Royale Launch Pads

Prepare your gliders. The Launch Pad trap flings players high into the air and lets you re-deploy your glider mid-match! Traverse the battlefield in style as you soar over any obstacles in your path and surprise your enemies with an aerial assault.
Once deployed, the Launch Pad can be triggered by any player and has unlimited uses.
It cannot be picked back up.
It can be destroyed like any other trap.
Save the World Shotguns

Patch V.1.9 Introduces a brand new set of stylish shotguns! Each of these weapons can be looted throughout the world and their respective schematics can be found in Loot Llamas.
Semi-Auto Shotgun - Uncommon
Charger - Rare
Stallion - Epic
Stampede - Legendary
1.9 PATCH NOTES
BATTLE ROYALE
WEAPONS
Dev Comment: The following weapons were always intended to deal the same damage as their non-Scavenger counterparts. A bug caused the following weapons to deal increased damage, which is why we are adjusting them to their intended values now. We are sorry for initially missing this note! It is never our intention to "ninja-nerf."
Scavenger Assault Rifle
Base damage reduced from 33 to 28
Impact reduced from 87 to 73
Buzzcut
Base damage reduced from 36 to 30
Impact reduced from 95 to 80
Scavenger Semi-Auto Shotgun
Base damage reduced from 149 to 124
Impact reduced from 528 to 440
Husk Buster
Base damage reduced from 162 to 135
Impact reduced from 576 to 480
Default controller sensitivity settings have been adjusted.
In previous updates, scoped sensitivity was too slow, even at the highest setting. This has been improved in V.1.9 to allow for a wider sensitivity range.
Controller sensitivity settings have been adjusted to range from 1 through 10 instead of 0.0 through 1.0.
Sensitivities may feel different with this update. As much as we didn’t want to change your preferred settings, it was necessary in order to improve the scoped sensitivity issue that many players have reported.
A new “Reset to Default” option has been added to the “Game” menu.
Firing, jumping, reloading, etc will no longer cancel targeting mode.
GAMEPLAY
Introducing “Per Playlist Loot.”
Duo Playlist: Medium Ammo stack increased from 10 to14.
Squad Playlist: Medium Ammo stack increased from 10 to 18.
This adjustment only applies to ammo found in Ammo Cans, Treasure Chests, and Supply Drops. Eventually this will be increased in Floor Loot as well.
Movement speed is reduced by 20% when swinging a harvesting tool. (Simply having it equipped does not slow you down!)
It’s now possible to build in many grass-covered areas that previously would not allow it.
Players can now build inside of shallow bodies of water such as Loot Lake.
Consumables will now appropriately fill to max item limit when picking up stacks of the same item.
Supply Drop health bar has been tweaked to reduce screen clutter.
Bug Fixes
Players who are in the Down But Not Out (DBNO) state no longer pick up resources and ammo automatically.
Fixed an issue which caused DBNO players to be eliminated if another teammate leaves the match even though another teammate is still alive.
You can no longer revive DBNO players through closed doors.
Fixed a bug which caused all hit effects to appear on the central point of a player.
You can now open and close doors while in build mode.
Players will no longer switch building pieces if they change material while targeting a structure. (Combat Pro controller configuration)
You will no longer automatically pick up resources if you have reached 999 resources of that type.
Damage numbers no longer overlap when damaging an enemy with a Sniper Rifle.
Clarified messaging notification that appears when a player is unable to loot during the reload animation.
PERFORMANCE
Loading times have been improved.
Optimized visibility checks for objects to improve overall frame rate.
Improved performance when rendering shadows
Reduced lag spikes caused by server hitches.
Reduced in-game hitches by preloading additional assets in the matchmaking lobby instead of mid-match.
Fixed an issue that could cause the server to stall temporarily, resulting in rubber-banding.
SPECTATING
Bug Fixes

Storm effects are now visible while spectating a player that is outside the safe zone.
UI
Bug Fixes

The correct item slot will now be highlighted when switching between separate stacks of grenades.
Adjusted the Leaderboard page so the countdown timer is no longer clipping into the leaderboard.
Fixed a bug that resulted in a single consumed shield potion visually appearing as 100 points of shield.
The inventory menu no longer opens automatically when accesing the trap menu.
The “Combat Pro” controller config icons are now displayed correctly on the combat quickbar.
It is no longer possible to cancel matchmaking while trying to close the news window.
Upon leaving a match, the popup message no longer states: "Return to home base."
The “A Problem Occurred” message will no longer popup after each match has ended.
Fixed an issue which caused voice chat settings to not save properly.
The revive icon no longer turns red when another teammate is knocked into the DBNO state.
Moved the FPS display off the minimap when the “Show FPS” option is enabled on PC or Mac.
The “Code of Conduct” button links to the appropriately localized version of the CoC.
WORLD
Trees are now animated on PS4 and Xbox One.
Added stairs to the Tomato Town tunnel that lead up to the top of the hill.
Swapped a few small shacks out for larger ruined houses on the west side of the island.
Adjusted the cliffs near the Risky River bridges.
We wanted to incentivize players to use the bridges a bit more.
Bug Fixes

You can no longer break the boats in Loot Lake by building on top of them.
Breaking these boats would cause the treasure chests in them to be destroyed.
Fixed various LOD issues.
Patched up a few terrain seams.
Removed indestructibility of some objects.
Added collision to a number of objects.
AUDIO
Added 2D hit sound effects for shield, body, and head bullet impacts.
Added sound effects when highlighting locker items in the menus.
Lowered the volume of the DBNO alert by a small amount.
Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue which caused audio to occasionally cut out upon death.
Fixed an issue which caused bush audio to play randomly.
The “Friends Only” voice chat option now works as intended on Xbox One.
Footstep sounds no longer trigger after the player stops moving.
The Victory screen sound is now tied to the sound effect volume slider instead of the music volume slider.
Fixed an issue that would cause the DBNO alert to play when reviving squadmates.
GENERAL
Non-english keyboard keys can now be bound to inputs.
Fixed a couple of rare crashes.
SAVE THE WORLD
GAMEPLAY
Added “Reset Game To Default” option to the Game Options menu.
It is no longer possible to craft ammo that will not fit in your backpack.
The Floor Freezing and Ceiling Drop traps can now be found in the world as loot from containers.
Shielder's now smoothly attach to enemies that are knocked back.
Bug Fixes
Players can now shoot down skull projectiles thrown by Lobbers and Flingers with double barrel shotguns.
Falling Traps will now show their max tier.
The upgraded Adrenaline Rush ability will once again resurrect players.
Fixed an issue that prevented players from purchasing the Increased Backpack Size node in the Research Tier 2 Skill Tree.
Fixed an issue which prevented the player from building after activating an ability in build mode.
Fixed an issue which prevented the wall attached to the Wall Launcher Trap from taking damage from a harvesting weapon.
Fixed an issue which caused the Atlas to spawn inside of terrain in the Hexylvania zone.
Added physics reactions to the Constructor’s DECOY ability when it is damaged.
MISSIONS
Bug Fixes
Players were previously receiving lower reward chests than intended.
We will be compensating players shortly after the release of V.1.9.
UI
Updated the storm shield storage screen.
Now sorts by rating.
Item filters now impact both backpack and storage panels.
Inventory limits are enforced when depositing and withdrawing items.
Items can only be transferred highlighted and when your storage has sufficient capacity.
Items will now be transferred as full stacks.
The Switch Panel is only visible with the gamepad enabled
FPS will now display above the minimap when enabled.
You can now scroll through item details with a controller when recycling items or schematics.
The crafting material list is now hidden when recycling schematics.
Hang-glider expedition slots in the skill tree have been renamed to 'Prop Plane.'
Updated hero perk’s descriptions to be consistent when describing magnitude changes such as energy cost, damage dealt, range.
A “Backpack full” message will now appear when attempting to pickup an item when your inventory is full.
A “Can’t hold more of this item” message will now appear when attempting to pick up ammo and building materials when your inventory is full.
Bug Fixes
After rejoining a game in progress, gadget cooldown durations will now show the correct values.
Survivors are no longer referred to as workers in the Skill Tree.
The confirm button will no longer become unresponsive when crafting an item in the recycling menu.
The “slot item” button is no longer off center in the Collection Book.
Star level information will now correctly update for the Tire Drop trap.
Error messages will no longer become stuck on screen.
Fixed an issue which caused text to be cut off in the squad set bonus list.
Fixed an issue which caused text to be cut off in the Daily Rewards menu.
ART
We have visually updated each and every elemental enemy type.
PERFORMANCE
You can never have too many traps! Overall game performance has been improved when traps are used in large numbers.
GENERAL
Twitch subscriber quests now award Mini-Llamas instead of Event Candy.
Troll Loot Truck Llamas now drop the correct number of event tickets.

SMOKE GRENADES AND XBOX ONE X SUPPORT: V.1.9.1 PATCH NOTES
11.29.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Fortnite is now an Xbox One X enhanced game! The Fortnitemares event ends on Nov. 29 with the release of the V.1.9.1 patch. Weekly leaderboards will be refreshed once the V.1.9.1 patch is released.

Heya Fortnite Friends,

We hope you all enjoyed the holidays!

One thing we are most thankful for is the opportunity to keep making this game better and better. We’ve honed in on improving quality of life features for both Battle Royale and Save the World, along the with introducing new content into each mode. Let’s dive right into the highlighted changes!
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Smoke Grenade - Battle Royale

This non-lethal grenade is thrown like a frag but obscures vision with a white smoke instead of splodin’ other players. This grenade can be found in all container types, and can spawn randomly as floor loot.

New Leaderboards - Battle Royale
So you say you are the best? It’s time to find out.

Introducing two new leaderboards:
Global Wins
A global leaderboard spotlighting the top 50 players for the selected match type. Measured by wins.
Score
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Vindertech Weapons - Save the World

Secure victory with Vindertech! Harness the power of nine, all new weapons available during this Mutant Storms season.

Mutant Storms Return - Save the World

Mutant storms are back! Stormchasers can earn storm tickets as they fight back hordes of mutated husks. Squad up, survive, and loot!
PATCH NOTES - BATTLE ROYALE
GAMEPLAY
Per Playlist Loot
Duo Playlist: Medium Ammo stack increased from 10 to14.
Squad Playlist: Medium Ammo stack increased from 10 to 18.
These changes now apply to medium ammo stacks that are found outside of crates and ammo cans.
The original Rocket Launcher has replaced the Pumpkin Launcher.
Due to overwhelming popular demand, we have modified the normal Rocket Launcher to support rocket riding.
The “Outlive” Daily Challenge will no longer count members of your own team.
Bug Fixes
Players no longer take fall damage when jumping onto a Launch Pad from high elevations.
Fixed an issue which caused the incorrect animation to play when bouncing on consecutive Launch Pads.
Fixed the firing and reloading animations for the new Silenced SMG.
Fixed an issue which caused players to take fall damage when getting knocked out of skydive mode (after using a Launch Pad).
Fixed an incorrect animation that would play when being eliminated while using a Launch Pad.
UI
Players will now receive a pop-up confirmation before leaving a match if they accept an invite from a teammate that left the same match.
Updated “Gamepad” to “Wireless Controller” and “Controller” in the menus.
Daily challenges no longer automatically collect when accepting an invite.
Bug Fixes
Fixed a few localization issues in the Season Shop.
Rich presence is now properly localized in all languages on all platforms.
Changing an item in your locker while servers are down will no longer soft-lock the game client.
Fixed an issue which prevented players from navigating the locker tab after they canceled a submenu.
WORLD
Environmental bush locations have been changed across the world.
Bushes will no longer be in different locations on different platforms.
PERFORMANCE
Reduced hitching by pre-loading additional assets during the loading screen instead of mid-game.
ONLINE
The “Invite” button on the “Party Finder” may only be pressed once per 2 seconds to prevent accidental friend invite spam.

GENERAL
XBOX
Fortnite now supports Xbox One X in 4K!
Fortnite on Xbox One X pushes the game’s visual settings comparable to what you’d see on a PC set to “Epic” quality.
This includes better-quality reflections (including screen space reflections being enabled); higher quality post processes like motion blur, anti-aliasing, and depth of field; great draw distances; more detailed foliage; shadow casting enabled on more lights and objects; and higher resolution textures and shadows.
Content is rendered at 80% of 4K and then upsampled to 4K via a high-quality software upsampler. The HUD is rendered in 4K.
Removed the black artifacts that appear while sprinting on Xbox One.
Fixed an Xbox One only issue which prevented players from logging in if they signed out and quickly signed back into their Xbox One live account in-game.

PlayStation 4
If a friend fails to join the party, they will no longer appear to be in party via the PS4 profile and friend’s status.
SAVE THE WORLD
GAMEPLAY
Mutant Storms
The Fortnitemares event has ended and Mutant Storms have returned!
For every 500 unspent Halloween tickets you will receive a Halloween llama, available in the loot tab.
Fight the storm and earn tickets from missions up to 10 times per day.
New Event Quests specific to Mutant Storms have been added.
Vindertech Weapons
Pulsar - Accurate burst assault rifle.
Burster - Pistol that fires powerful 3-shot bursts.
Blazer - Rapid-fire machine pistol.
Disintegrator - Shotgun that fires balls of plasma.
Jolter - Energy sniper rifle.
Blaster - Powerful scoped heavy pistol.
Slammer - High-speed rocket hammer.
Sever - Light energy axe with a fast attack speed.
Slicer - Medium energy sword.
Players can loot these weapons from event quests and event llamas.
The amount of Storm Tickets given out by Mutant Storms will now be consistent across all hexes of the same difficulty level.
Updated the Zapper pistol projectile to no longer inherit the velocity of the character wielding it.
This weapon is now more reliable and accurate.
Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue which caused some of green hexes to not award XP.
UI
Updated Rocket Hammer descriptions to be consistent across all rarities and tiers.
Improved controller navigation in the Options menu.
Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue which caused the Ninja icons to be tiny.
STABILITY
Fixed a rare crash that could occur when closing the game.

V.1.10 PATCH NOTES
12.7.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Greetings Fortnite Fans,

In this week's update, we’ve included some key Battle Royale changes to aim assist, consumable drop rates along with a whole lot of bug fixes and performance improvements. That’s not all! We’ve introduced our second iteration of the inventory screen. Take a look below.

Save the World stormchasers get access to 4 all-new heroes available to anyone who plays on Xbox One.

The Game Awards
Are you as excited as we are for The Game Awards? You should be, because Fortnite is nominated for Best Multiplayer title of 2017! Tune into The Game Awards Dec. 7 at 7:00pm PST. Details on a fun, new, limited-time mode will be revealed live!

Battle Royale - New Inventory UI
You’ve asked, we delivered. Peep the V2 inventory UI in this update.
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We wanted to ease a lot of the pain points for controller players and mouse players alike. Let us know what you think on the Official Forums, Reddit, Discord.

Save the World - Exclusive Xbox One Heroes
We've introduced four free heroes for all Xbox One players to celebrate the launch of Xbox One
X support. Sneak a peek below:
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Reminder: PlayStation 4 players have access to their own set of exclusive heroes.
V.1.10 PATCH NOTES - BATTLE ROYALE
GAMEPLAY
Decreased chance of getting Bandages from Treasure Chests and Supply Drops by 35%.
Reduced aim assist on controllers.
This should make it easier to lead targets with Sniper Rifles.
The updated aim assist system allows us to iterate easily. Let us know how you think we can improve aim assist.
Bug Fixes
Improved network priority for doors, which reduces the likelihood of seeing players run through a closed door.
Improved network priority for chests, which reduces the likelihood of them appearing to remain closed for a short time after opening them.
Players will no longer fall through the world if they are eliminated while jumping.
Gliders will no longer deploy if a player uses a Launch Pad in the DBNO state.
Player will no longer jitter while falling and skydiving.
Dancing no longer goes on cooldown if it fails to play.
Chests in attics no will longer spawn loot on roofs or outside walls.
Fixed an issue which caused players to sometimes survive fatal fall damage with 1 HP.
Fixed an issue causing teammates names to jitter.
Fixed an error message that players would sometimes receive when being invited to a BR match when they hadn’t completed the Save the World tutorial mission yet.
WEAPONS
Removed tracers from the silenced SMG.
Sniper Rifles no longer reload while in scoped view.
Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue which prevented grenades from exploding.
Fixed an issue which caused crosshairs to disappear if a Sniper Rifle was fired right before the Battle Bus took off.
Fixed several issues with the Smoke Grenade effect:
Smoke effects now appear the same in and out of the Storm.
Players can no longer see through smoke effects when using a scope from within the smoke.
Players will no longer experience a “flash” effect when multiple smoke grenades go off at once.
AUDIO
Reduced volume for ambient trap sounds, and made them less frequent.
Added a new warning sound that activates when a player approaches a ceiling or wall trap.
Teammate footsteps now sound quieter than enemies.
If you are spectating a player, their footsteps are quieter.
Added different footstep sounds for wood, stone, metal, and dirt/grass surfaces.
It’s now easier to hear footsteps through walls.
Added "terminal velocity" wind sound when falling from large heights, and impact/pain sounds for when taking damage from falling.
Increased the audio range for the sniper gunshot from 180m to 250m.
Reduced gunshot sound volume for tactical shotguns. (Does not affect audio range)
Reduced volume of revolver equip/reload/fire sounds.
New sounds for Medkit, Shield Potion, and Slurp Juice consumables.
It is now easier to hear the sound of an another player gliding towards you after using a Launch Pad.
All audio for the dance emote is now adjusted with the SFX slider instead of Music.
Wind volume reacts more dynamically while skydiving or using a glider/umbrella.
Removed low-frequency content in the "ticking clock" sound that plays prior to the storm eye shrinking.
These frequencies could have previously been mistaken for footsteps while running.
PERFORMANCE
Improved general framerate when multiple characters are nearby.
Improved server performance by reducing the number of redundant movement events sent from clients.
Improved Xbox One rendering by reducing CPU stalls.
Improved performance when rendering lighting and shadows.
Improved performance when rendering bushes and other clutter objects.
Improved game thread performance by converting more game logic BPs to C++.
Improved UI performance.
Improved PhysX performance.
Improved CPU performance on Xbox One and Windows by tweaking thread priorities.
Improved performance of particle systems by adding batching.
Improved performance of animation trail effects and particles.
Improved performance when using the glider.
Optimized particles associated with players/weapons.
Optimized audio for the safe zone indicator.
Tweaked how often animations update and optimized many other animation systems.
Reduced general hitching by optimizing garbage collection of objects loaded within memory.
Reduced network bandwidth used when spawning players in a squad match.
Fixed a server performance issue caused by building actors that moved every frame.
Fixed a server performance issue where rubber banding could be caused when jumping out of the Battle Bus.
Fixed various hitches that could occur during gameplay.
UI
You can now view your personal stats and XP gained at the end of a match or when spectating.
You can now choose to abandon one of your Daily Challenges each day.
Added “Net Debug Stats” panel to the Battle Royale UI.
This can be enabled by going to Settings > Game > HUD > Net Debug Stats
This setting displays ping, bandwidth, packets per second, and packet loss for both uploading and downloading.
If you haven't received a packet from the server in more than 1 second, the UI will also display a “Connection Lost” warning.
Currently this is only available on Windows and Mac platforms, but we hope to enable it on consoles in a future update!
Added the option to send a friend invite to squadmates on the Spectator and Victory screens (PC/Mac only.)
Added some look-and-feel polish to the matchmaking buttons.
Added a warning message that activates when players attempt to disguise themselves as a bush while already disguised.
Replaced the 60-second warm up timer with "Waiting for Players"
Increased the size of the large map so it takes up more screen space when open.
The revive timer now shows the revive progress for both keyboard and controller players
Bug Fixes
Sensitivity sliders for the mouse and gamepad will now stop at 0.01 instead of 0.0.
Disconnected squadmates will now remain on the HUD and will be listed as “Disconnected.”
Character models inspected in Save the World will no longer be displayed in the Locker tab.
The Up button on the D-Pad no longer closes the inventory tab while using the Pro Controller layout.
Settings will now properly save when players apply them and back out of the settings menu quickly.
Added descriptions to equipped items in the Locker tab.
Storm zone graphics will no longer flicker when the storm begins to close in.
You can now report players that have unicode and Chinese characters in their names.
Fixed the timers on the Global Wins leaderboard.
When knocked down by the storm, the elimination message will now properly read:
[PLAYER] was knocked down by the storm.
SPECTATING
Bug Fixes
Smoke grenade effects are now visible to spectators when watching a player within the smoke.
Fixed bug where teammates could be invisible while spectating them.
Scope visuals will no longer be stuck on screen while switching between players in spectate mode.
GENERAL
Fixed a rare crash that could occur when backing out to the Main Menu.

SAVE THE WORLD
Xbox One Exclusive Heroes
Xbox Exclusive heros are granted to all players who have purchased a Founders Pack on Xbox.
Players will receive all 4 exclusive heroes after completing the quest "Loot Llamas". This is the same point most other Founders items are granted.
Players who have already completed the quest will receive each heroes as they login.
Heroes:
Soldier: Commando Renegade
Constructor: Guardian Knox
Ninja: Jade Assassin Sarah
Outlander: Trailblazer Jess
GAMEPLAY
Increased effective range of the Vindertech Scoped Handcannon from 7.5 to 8 tiles, decreased damage from 62 to 56 and impact from 100 to 90 to rebalance accordingly.
The “Head Explosion” alteration now scales up with the player's Tech attribute and Hero Level, rather than dealing a flat percentage of the player’s weapon damage.
Bug Fixes
Using the incorrect resource type when trying to build a blueprint (such as “Build the Radar Towers”) will now properly show as red instead of blue.
Vindertech weapons will use Crystal Energy and Ore Energy recipes as intended in the Crafting Recipes sheet.
All recycled world items will now be removed from your inventory before the resulting items are added, reducing the chance of overflow dropping items on the ground.
Tracks in “Deliver the Bomb” can now be placed where quest props or Outlander Fragments are.
The cart will now pass through quest props and Outlander fragments so they won’t block players from using more direct routes.
Added the missing quest update from a Durrrburger restaurant in the city.
Picking up multiple items at once will no longer cause items to stretch into the player’s backpack and hang around for long periods.
Vindertech weapons no longer give Blast Powder when disassembled.
Legendary Hydraulic Hammers and Spears now correctly use Legendary level crafting requirements instead of Epic level crafting requirements.
Fixed an issue which caused items that are picked up to fall off the map and be destroyed.
Instead of being destroyed, they will be transported to their owner (if there is one) or to the closest player.
Fixed an issue which caused Floor Healing Traps to not take up inventory space.
Fixed an issue which resulted in transformation keys turning into a different item than intended.
Fixed an issue which caused some containers to become permanently highlighted.
Fixed an issue which caused the Head Clipper Spear to have an incorrect tier 1 power rating.
MISSIONS
Added 5 new daily discovery quests. Explore the zones to find specific locations.
Drone Salvage activity now auto starts after 20 seconds if nobody starts it earlier.
Players can now build around the crash site before it lands. The structures will take damage, so plan wisely.
New map icons have been added for all secondary activities to make it easier to locate the activities you want to play.
You now only need to find missing modules during “Repair the Shelter” missions.
Mutant Storm Mission Alerts no longer spread. Instead, the number of Mission Alerts available at a time are set to a fixed target number.
Stonewood: 5
Plankerton: 15
Canny Valley: 15
Twine Peaks: 15
Mutant Storm Mission Alert quota remains unchanged at 10 per day.
Bug Fixes
The Epic Troll Stash quest now completes upon opening the chest.
ONLINE
Bug Fixes
Fixed a rare crash on shutdown related to online cleanup.
Fixed Xbox One Rich-Presence text not updating in the Party Finder window.
Fixed an issue which caused an error to appear when accepting invites from a suspended state on Xbox One.
UI
Added an option to logout from the Main Menu on PC and Mac.
When comparing items, stat rows are now colored green or red based on which item's stats are better.
When upgrading items, the stat change arrows are oriented based on whether the stats are higher, but the arrow colors are still based on whether stats are better.
Bug Fixes
Clarified the pickup interact failure reason for M80s and bottle rockets, which are limited to a single stack in the backpack.
Improved friend invite menu flow when in game.
Larger stacks of items that are otherwise identical will now consistently sort before smaller stacks.
Rescued survivors will no longer appear as items in the backpack during play.
Fixed the bug where the item pickup notification might show the incorrect count.
Schematic craftability is now properly refreshed after any change to backpack space.
The Skills page alert will no longer appear for skill nodes that cannot be purchased.
The Pickaxe Damage stat now correctly displays the effects of the "Work, Work" support perk.
Corrected the interaction indicator HUD visibility toggle to control the proper HUD element.
Fixed a few graphical issues that occurred when selecting a mission region.
Fixed an issue which caused user options would not be saved.
Fixed some text that was cut off in the menus.
Fixed headshot damage display in the detailed stats menu.
ART/ANIMATION
Updated art for the SEE-Bot and Hidden module found in Repair the Shelter missions to match the new models and animation.
Updated art for the Med-Bot module found in Wounded Survivor missions to match the new models and animation.
GENERAL
Multiple-in-one Upgrade Llamas now sell 25% off!
Updated quest titles for the Stonewood Storm Shield Defenses 1 through 10.
UNDOCUMENTED CHANGES

The notes below are already live, and should have been included in previous notes. They are listed below to confirm any undocumented changes. Shoutout to the r/FORTnITE for catching these!

Bug Fixes
Scavenger Assault Rifle - Base damage reduced from 33 to 28, and impact from 87 to 73
Buzzcut - Base damage reduced from 36 to 30, and impact from 95 to 80
Scavenger Semi-Auto Shotgun - Base damage reduced from 149 to 124, and impact from 528 to 440
Husk Buster - Base damage reduced from 162 to 135, and impact from 576 to 480
Epic Halloween heroes now have epic stats instead of legendary stats.
Traps no longer set off propane tanks. This allows players more control over when the propane tank explodes and will prevent the explosion from damaging the players own traps.
Fixed an issue that caused Element+Affliction weapon perks to display as a common “gray” rarity perk. The color now reflects the correct rarity of the perk. This was purely a visual change and had no effect on the chance of the bonus being rolled.
XBOX
We’ve been exploring how to reduce the size of patches for Xbox. We found a solution, but that means this particular update is larger than usual. (It’s about ~10 GB.)
PLAYSTATION 4
We are aware of an issue that occurs to some players where downloads are extended in duration and users may believe that a "hang" has occurred. Our investigation tells us that the download is NOT hanging, but the process is taking longer than it should to complete. In the meantime, please continue to let the download and install process complete naturally. We are partnering with SIE to address this issue as quickly as possible.

V.1.11 PATCH NOTES
12.14.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Patch V.1.11 is planned to release on Dec. 14. Tune into the Survive the Holiday's Dev Stream on Dec. 13 @ 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST!

Howdy Fortnite Family,

We have a snow-packed update for you in our V.1.11 patch, including the beginning of Season 2 for Fortnite Battle Royale and the new Battle Pass! In addition, we have “The Fortnite Guide to Holiday Survival” Winter Event for Save the World, featuring global inventory, a new questline, holiday heroes, weapons, and an event currency store (hype!).

SEASON 2 BATTLE PASS - FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE
The TL;DR is … buy the Battle Pass to get cosmetic loot now. Play to level up your Battle Pass, unlocking 65+ rewards by the end of the season. (It typically takes 75 to 150 hours of play to get everything.) Season 2 begins on Dec. 14 and ends on Feb 20. Got questions? Ask them here!

SAVE THE WORLD - THE FORTNITE GUIDE TO HOLIDAY SURVIVAL
Event Store
A new store with items you can purchase using in-game currency!

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Play any mission and earn Seasonal Gold. Use this currency to snag some seasonal items or see what the weekly section has to offer. Items rotate weekly.

Access Your Inventory from Everywhere!
Manage all your storage with our new global inventory. You can now access your inventory from the menu without having to load into a mission!

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Pssst...Save the World global crafting coming soon!

BATTLE ROYALE - V.1.11 PATCH NOTES
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HIGHLIGHTS
Season 2 of Battle Royale begins Dec. 14!
Season store is replaced with the Season 2 Battle Pass.
Get in the Holiday Spirit!
The update includes the limited-time Snowball Grenade Launcher, a festive Battle Bus, and other gifts waiting for you around the island.
Express Yourself!
Emotes and emoticons can be earned as rewards via the Battle Pass or can be purchased in the Shop.
Equip up to 6 and trigger them in game with B (keyboard) or Down on the D-Pad (controller).
GAMEPLAY
Compete in solos or with friends to complete the two new Daily Quests.
Top 50 Solo
Top 12 Squad
Updated a few Daily Quests:
“Search Chests” changed from 5 to 7
“Search Ammo Boxes” changed from 10 to 7
“Pistol Eliminations” changed from 3 to 2
Anyone already on these quests will have their progress reset.
Added support for 21:9 displays and any other ultrawide resolutions.
Added animations for sliding down cliff sides.
Added animations to turn head to reticle while sprinting diagonally.
The “Combat Pro” controller configuration will now be the default configuration for new players.
No change has been made to existing users.
Soccer and Basketballs now have smoother movement. How long can you keep the ball in play?
Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue that caused actual damage dealt to not match up with damage numbers on screen.
Floating damage numbers would sometimes be one digit higher than the actual damage dealt due to rounding issues.
Chests no longer appear unopened at a distance when they have already been looted.
Fixed an issue that prevented players from picking up items that overlapped looted chests and ammo crates.
Build mode blueprints are now hidden after using a Launch Pad and while DBNO.
Fixed an issue that prevented players from taking fall damage if they had 1HP remaining.
Fixed a broken animation that occurred while switching between certain equipped items.
Fixed the Renegade Raider outfit’s head so it doesn't clip through the helmet anymore.
Character models now animate properly when rotating in place.
Fixed an issue that allowed players to "search" items like bushes and furniture, causing them to wiggle and play an audio cue.
These types of items are now only searchable in the Save the World co-op mode.
Reduced aim assist prioritizing DBNO players.
WEAPONS
When throwing grenades, a trajectory will now be visible that previews the arc the grenade will follow.
Renamed some weapons for consistency.
“Assault Rifle (Scope)” is now “Assault Rifle with Scope”.
“Assault Rifle (Burst)” is now “Burst Assault Rifle”.
“Submachine Gun (Suppressor)” is now “Suppressed Submachine Gun”.
Legendary assault rifle drop rate decreased by 25% in floor loot and chests. Drop rate from Supply Drops will be unchanged.
Reduced pump shotgun shot queueing time.
Reduced from 0.4 to 0.2 seconds. (It is now the same as all other weapons.)
This will reduce the chance that players will misfire the weapon.
Updated the icon for the standard grenade.
Bug Fixes
Removed controller aim assist slow while scoped.
This will make it easier to use sniper rifles with a controller.
Pump Shotgun now correctly queues shots the same as all other weapons, reducing chances of an accidental extra shot being fired.
Sniper rifle projectiles no longer pass through other players under non-ideal network conditions.
Hit impacts from a sniper rifle play on the correct location of the enemy player now.
Fixed an issue that allowed bullets to pass through player built pyramid structures.
Fixed issue causing smoke beams to not play when weapons were fired.
UI
Improved the game mode selection flow and UI.
This should make it much easier to select a game mode with a controller.
When opening your inventory, the mouse cursor will now always appear in the center of the screen on PC and Mac.
The Code of Conduct is now displayed directly in the game UI, rather than opening an external page.
The Inspect button for Battle Royale Daily Challenges has been moved to the bottom bar.
Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue causing the "Push to Talk" binding from being removed when selecting the "Reset to Default" button in the Save the World settings.
Using the "Report Player" option in Duo or Squad will now auto-fill with the name of the player that eliminated you instead of your teammates name.
Fixed some missing localized text in various languages.
Fixed an issue that prevented the "Daily Challenges" scroll bar from working with a controller.
Improved visibility of the number of players remaining on each team in 50v50 mode.
Fixed an issue that caused some options in the settings menu to disappear when the player was eliminated while the setting menu was open.
Fixed an issue that caused player's health and shield bars to appear empty on the victory screen.
AUDIO
Improved the audio cue that plays when hitting the generators found in the world.
Previously, it was playing similar audio to the ceiling/wall traps.
Bug Fixes
Clap audio is now adjusted by the SFX slider in the audio settings.
Fixed an issue that caused players to hear bullet whiz-by audio that was not heard by the person they were spectating.
Dance emote music no longer continues to play for others when the dance is cancelled.
PERFORMANCE
Various optimizations to interactive objects such as doors to improve overall frame rate.
Minor frame rate improvements by optimizing weapons.
Eliminated many hitches which could happen the first time you encountered a player’s skin or weapon in a match.
Fixed an issue with particles that caused hitching as the time of day changes.
Improved server performance by optimizing how physics are updated.
Fixed performance issues with ladybug ambient particles in the world.
Fixed an issue with the storm safe zones that could cause poor server performance.
Greatly reduced CPU usage of in-game party and chat systems.
Fixed an issue with the memory allocator on XB1 and PC which caused degraded CPU performance
Improved CPU rendering performance on Xbox One and PS4
Xbox One X scalability tweaks to improve CPU performance under heavy load
MATCH STATS
"View Match Results" is now bound to V by default.
Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue causing the total XP earned on the Match Stats screen to be inaccurate.
Traps now add to the "assists" and "damage dealt" stats.
Fixed an issue that incorrectly gave an assist credit to a player for simply hitting another player with a pickaxe before being eliminated.
"Total Headshots" is now equal to the number of headshots achieved instead of the amount of headshot damage that the player dealt.
Fixed an issue that caused the "Damage Taken" stat to be less than 100 after being eliminated.
Shots fired during the warm-up zone no longer affect the player's "Accuracy" stat.
Fixed an issue that incorrectly awarded the "First Kill" XP bonus to every player that got an elimination during the match.
Projectile weapons will now add to the "Accuracy", "Hits", and "Critical Hits" stats.
SOCIAL
Added the ability to invite players to your party through Discord on PC.
Added full voice chat support to Mac.
Enabled Twitch login support for Battle Royale.
Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue preventing players from connecting to the "Friends Only" leaderboards.
Fixed a crash related to the voice chat feature.
SAVE THE WORLD - SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS
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HIGHLIGHTS
The Fortnite Guide to Holiday Survival is here!
Holiday Survival Event
Help Ray bring the holiday spirit to everyone in the husk-ridden world in this new event questline.
Earn an avalanche of Snowflake Tickets by participating in the event.
Players will receive Mission Alert updates for the duration of the holiday event!
Holiday Survival Llamas are available for purchase (1000 Snowflake Tickets.)
Be on the lookout for secret holiday-themed activities!
With the end of the Mutant Storms event, every 1,000 unspent Storm Tickets will be converted to a storm llama that will be available in their loot tab. All other unspent tickets will be lost after this event is over.
Mini-Boss
These are super-tough versions of the Husk, Husky, and Smasher that have up to four randomized gameplay modifiers attached.
Mini-Bosses can appear in many different mission types, indicated by new Mini-Boss Mission Alerts that appear on the theater map.
These new Mission Alerts reward event tickets and up to 10 can be completed each day.
Note that while Mutant Storms are also present on the map to provide evolution materials, these do not reward event tickets.
Mini-Bosses will also appear in the updated Survival mode, detailed below.
There is a new repeatable quest that gives Seasonal Gold each time you manage to take out a Mini-Boss in a successful mission.
Look for this feature to expand in the future!
Survive the Storm
We have listened to player feedback and present to you the improved Survive the Storm mode:
New Winter survival map, with festive trees, snow and a mountain vista.
Players now have the ability to skip the day by voting.
There are now two versions of Survival: 3-day and 7-day.
No voting to extend, just show up prepared to fight!
New generators
Vindertech upgraded the traditional generators. They are more resilient but cannot be fixed in the field.
Generator placement spots differ from game to game.
New enemies
Expect a Mini-Boss to drop in the fight on days 3 and 7.
Adjusted and rebalanced difficulty, resourcing and rewards.
3-day and 7-day Survival Mission Alerts award Snowflake Tickets (scaled by difficulty.)
3-day Survival Mission Alerts
Every day, the first three missions grant bonus loot.
7-day Survival Mission Alerts
Every day your first mission win grants bonus loot.
Snowflake Tickets can continue to be earned during Survival Mode after the Mission Alert quota has been reached but at a much smaller rate.
Grab yourself a stocking stuffer! Holiday Survival Banners can be earned by completing Survive the Storm event quests.
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Holiday Heroes
Four new hero builds are in town for the holiday event.
Sarah Claus: Alchemist - Gradually regenerates health through melee combat while wearing down enemies with corrosion.
Blitzen BASE Kyle: Warden - Heals himself during melee combat, has Hardware weapon boosts, and has a BASE that regenerates the health of allies who stand inside it.
Snow Stalker Jonesy: Demolisher - Specializes in fighting crowds of enemies with explosive shells and grenades that regenerate more quickly in combat.
Fragment Flurry Jess: Reclaimer - Fragment specialist with an energy beam equipped TEDDY who can charge their abilities by defeating enemies in combat.
In addition to finding these heroes in Holiday Survival Llamas:
Legendary Sarah Claus is available in the Event Store.
Epic Jonesy, Epic Jess, and Legendary Kyle are available via quests.
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Wintery Weapons
Ralphie’s Revenge - A low-damage sniper rifle with a MASSIVE headshot multiplier. Remember to wear eye protection!
Available in the Event Store.
Frostbite - A wintery sniper rifle that deals Water damage and gets a damage bonus after headshot streaks.
Earned by completing Survival mission quests.
Snowball Launcher - Fires snowballs that damage and snare groups of enemies.
Winter storyline quest reward.
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In addition to that, we’re also introducing the Vacuum Tube Weapon Set!
These electrified weapons use energy cell ammo and deal Nature damage.
Sniper Rifle - Fires a long-range high-damage continuous beam of lightning.
Auto Pistol - A shorter-range lightning beam pistol.
Revolver - Fires powerful zaps of lightning that damage and stun foes.
Assault Rifle - A semi-auto rifle with a good amount of impact that stuns enemies.
Shotgun - Discharges 3 quick short-range bursts of lightning.
Axe, Sword, and Spear - Heavy electrified melee weapons that stun enemies rather than knocking them back.
Ball Lightning Launcher - Fires 3 balls of lightning that damage and stun enemies in a large radius.
All of these weapons are available in the Holiday Survival Llama.
Hero Rarity Upgrades
Hero upgrading allows you to upgrade your Hero cards to higher rarities!
Players may notice an outfit change when upgrading Hero rarities.
A new type of resource called “Flux” is used to upgrade the rarity of heroes. It can be purchased from the Event Store.
EVENT STORE
All-new store with items available to purchase using in-game currency! This store has two sections:
The Event section has items available for the current major event!
The Weekly section has new items to check out every week.
These items can be purchased with new currencies: Seasonal Gold and Daily Coins.
Seasonal Gold can be earned by playing any mission. Drop rate scales with difficulty.
Daily Coins are earned by completing Daily Quests
GAMEPLAY
Access Your Backpack and Storage before loading into the world!
Players can now view and interact with their Backpack and Storm Shield Storage via the Armory screen before entering the world!
Use the Backpack screen to equip weapons and recycle world items.
Use the Storage screen to transfer items between backpack and storage.
No more guessing where those quest rewards landed - new item notifications will lead you to them.
Crafting in the frontend backpack is coming soon!
You can now complete up to four Mutant Storms per day for rewards.
The Collection Book now offers rewards up to level 350.
Removed the following mission daily quests from the daily rotation (if you are already on this mission you will still be able to complete it):
A Little Van That Could.
Gate Crasher.
Data Retrieval.
Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in the Save the World tutorial after playing a match of Battle Royale
HEROES
Raider Nomad - A new shotgun focused soldier hero. Get to level 100 in the collection book to unlock him.
Outlander Fragments
Outlanders now start with the ability to hold one Charge Fragment, down from two.
However, both TEDDY and Shock Tower now increase this Fragment capacity by one.
As a result Outlanders with one Fragment ability have the same capacity as before (two) while Outlanders with both TEDDY and Shock Tower can carry one extra (three).
HERO RARITY UPGRADE
The 2-Star Hero Evolution nodes (located in the Tier 1 skill tree page) have been updated to also include Hero Upgrades for that class. For example:
The 'Unlock 2-Star Constructor Evolution' node has now become the 'Unlock 2-Star Constructor Evolution & Constructor Promotions' node.
If you already owned one of these nodes, then you have also been granted the ability to promote that class of hero.
Added Tutorial Quest for upgrading a Hero’s rarity.
Granted after the Supply Run Quest in Stonewood has been completed.
BALANCE CHANGES
Rucksack soldier perk now grants two extra Frag Grenades, down from three.
Bug Fixes

'Adjustable Choke' support bonus now properly modifies critical rate with shotguns.
Fixed an issue that was causing the Goin’ Commando ability to scale with both Tech and Offense. It now only scales with Tech.
MISSIONS
Quest Items now drop from props or enemies no matter who destroys them.
Storm Chest duration timer now starts when the first enemy spawns, this is fairer as it sometimes takes a couple of seconds to spawn enemies.
Drone Salvage mission now gives 15 more seconds to reach the site and build defenses before it crashes.
Drone Salvage mission now gives tiered mechanical crafting ingredients in addition to its previous rewards.
Bug Fixes
The "Clear!" quest will now update appropriately once the Med-bot has been completed.
Added missing daily discovery quest updates to some parks and parking lots.
Fixed an issue where survivors wouldn’t spawn on Building the Relay missions.
Fixed an issue where The Storm Chest wouldn’t complete correctly when only one Mist Monster spawned and was eliminated.
UI
Characters in pregame and postgame lobbies now have a floor to stand on. No more floating!
New Hero View Screen where you can spin your selected hero 360 degrees.
Changed the text on the multi-Upgrade-Llama purchase options to clarify that the Llamas do not have a higher chance to upgrade than a normal Upgrade Llama does.
Bug Fixes
Stat comparisons have been updated to display Build Cost reductions as a positive rather than a negative.
When a crafting action fails, the crafting queue is cleared and the ingredient list is immediately refreshed to show refunded resources.
Fixed an issue where the remaining amount of llamas wasn't being shown to the player on the loot tab screen.
The Proximity Mine node description now shows “explosion radius” instead of “detonation radius”.
Fixed rift icons not showing up on the main map until they appeared on the mini-map.
Reduced auto-scrolling of the schematics list during crafting.
Fixed the Goin' Commando weapon showing up in inventory during use.
AUDIO
New suppressed pistol sounds.
Transformer zap sound updated to use new electrical sounds.
PERFORMANCE
Removed unnecessary collision work on the server to improve server performance.
Reduced number of objects updating each frame to improve performance.
GENERAL
Added support for 21:9 displays and any other ultrawide resolutions.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, SMALL SHIELD POTION UPDATE
12.19.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Fortnite Fans!

Prepare yourselves for a Battle Royale update incoming Dec. 19, 8am ET (13:00 GMT). We’re improving trap usability and introducing the Small Shield Potion for the survivor on the go.

SMALL SHIELD POTION
Grants 25 Shield, to a maximum of 50.
Drops in stacks of 3 with a stack limit of 10.
Uncommon rarity.
Can be found in floor loot, treasure chests, and supply drops.
Consumed in 2 seconds.
Cannot be consumed while moving.
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TRAP USABILITY UPDATE
The Spike Trap, Wall Zapper, and Ceiling Zapper have been combined into a single “Damage Trap.”
When this trap is in placement mode, it will automatically swap between floors, walls, and ceilings.
The Launch Pad, Vertical Jump Pad, and Horizontal Jump Pad has been combined to just “Launch Pad.”
The Launch Pad can still only be placed on floors.
You can now switch between traps using the same key binding as “Change Building Material.”
The radial menu to select different traps has been removed.
Our plan is to revisit a few of the traps going away in this update. There is a chance some of these traps may return at some point in a different state. There will be no downtime, and no update required. Keep an eye on our official Twitter for immediate updates. See you in game!

BOOGIE BOMB UPDATE
12.24.2017
By The Fortnite Team
Happy Holidays!

Get in the holiday spirit with another Battle Royale update, incoming Dec. 23, 11:00am Eastern Time (16:00 GMT) . Throw a party with the Boogie bomb and rocket ride to victory all in the new Limited Time Mode, High Explosives. The High Explosives LTM is available Dec. 28 to Jan. 2.

BOOGIE BOMB
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Thrown like a normal grenade, but this explosion is dazzling.
Any players inside the blast radius are forced to dance.
When boogie dancing, you are prevented from building, firing weapons, or using items.
Drops in stacks of 1 with a stack limit of 10
Uncommon
Can be found in treasure chests and supply drops
HIGH EXPLOSIVES
This Limited Time event is available on Dec 28 and ends on Jan 2
Weapons are limited to only … Snowball Launchers, Rocket Launchers and all types of Grenades.
Traps are disabled.
Regular consumables are still available.
There will be no downtime, and no update required. Keep an eye on our official twitter for immediate updates. See you in game!

Don't Forget To Thank The Bus Driver