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Fortnite fans,

This weeks v3.5 Content Update introduces a powerful new weapon to Battle Royale and a new questline to explore in Save the World. 50v50 is BACK and bigger than before. Two teams, two buses, one Victory Royale.

50v50 V2 (Battle Royale)
Two teams will clash in the updated 50v50 Limited Time Mode. The battle begins on Thursday, April 18. Be the first to the frontline! 

Light Machine Gun (Battle Royale)
Lock and load! This weapon’s fast rate of fire and 100 round magazine keeps squads pinned down from a distance.

Into the Storm: Encore (Save the World)
Venture into the storm with Lars, great treasures and dangers await. Overcome these challenges and unlock your choice of one of the new Cyberpunk Heroes.

Neon Weapons - Mercury LMG (Save the World)
This energy machinegun has a massive magazine containing enough firepower to annihilate an entire wave of Husks! Find it in the Event Store.


v3.5.2 Update

General

  • From Thursday, April 19 until Sunday, April 22 players will receive the following:
    • 2x experience when playing Battle Royale.
  • An Into the Storm Llama each day in Save the World.
    • Remember to log in to claim your Llama on each of these days to collect all four.
  • Resiliency improvements to help prevent extended downtime.
  • Fix for a high-frequency crash on Xbox One

Battle Royale

  • Peeking is being reverted back to how it functioned prior to v3.5.
    • This should solve the issue causing players to accidentally shoot their own structures while trying to peek. More info here.

General

  • Gifts of appreciation to our community for your patience during our unexpected downtime on 4/12 - Part 2:
    • Battle Royale - 20 Battle Pass Stars
    • Save the World - 1600 Seasonal Gold

Known Issues

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our snazzy Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

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Battle Royale

Gameplay

  • Limited Time Mode: 50V50 v2
    • Two teams of 50 fight to the finish!
      • Due to this being a “large squad” mode, Profile Stats will not be tracked. Daily & Weekly challenges will still work, with the exception of the Squad-based challenges (‘Place Top 6 in Squads’, etc.).
    • Storm & Map
      • Each team has a bus, approaching the island from opposite directions. On the map, the friendly bus has a blue outline, enemy has red.
      • Final storm circle visible on minimap at start.
      • Players have 10 minutes to loot the map as the storm closes in on the circle, then 5 minutes to fight, and another 5 minutes as the storm shrinks to the end.
      • Supply drops come in batches of 3-6, fall every two minutes, and only land in the final storm circle.
      • Added dotted line to map, which indicates the "battle lines" between the two teams. Crossing the line will make running into enemies more likely.
    • Loot
      • Farming resources increased 75% over default.
      • Increased floor loot spawn likelihood by 15%.
      • Floor Loot spawns double ammo.
      • Ammo boxes spawn triple ammo.
      • Chests spawn double ammo & consumables.
      • Supply drops spawn double ammo, and an extra consumable, resource drop and trap.
    • Bug Fixes + Mode Improvements
      • Fixed a bug that created uneven teams where one side could have more than 50 players.
      • Downed players lose health more quickly than normal (10 health per tick).

Weapons + Items

  • Light Machine Gun added.
    • Rare and Epic rarities.
    • Can be found in Floor Loot, Treasure Chests, and Vending Machines.
    • 25 / 26 damage (Rare / Epic).
    • 100 round magazine, fires Medium ammo.
    • 5 second reload time.

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Save the World


Missions + Systems

  • Into the Storm: Encore
    • Crank up the Steel Wool and get ready to fight as Lars continues his journey into the storm.
    • Complete this new questline to unlock one of the four new Cyberpunk Heroes.

Weapons + Items

  • Mercury LMG
    • Energy assault weapon with a moderate rate of fire and large magazine size.
    • Available in the Event Store at 8pm EST on April 18.

Experiencing issues updating, logging in or crashing in Fortnite? Reach out to player support here.

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Replay Royale Contest Rules

  1. ELIGIBILITY:  The Replay Royale (“Contest”) is open to individuals aged 16 and older who are Fortnite Licensees throughout the Contest Period (“Contestants”). Contest is open to participants worldwide, but is void wherever restricted or prohibited by law. The Contest is sponsored by Epic Games, Inc., located at 620 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518 (“Sponsor”). Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives of Sponsor, the legal, promotion and advertising agencies of any aforementioned entity, and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and those living in their household (whether or not related), and each person or entity connected with the production or administration of the Contest, and each parent company, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of any aforementioned entity are not eligible. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

  2. CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest Period begins on April 13, 2018,  at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”), and ends on April 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST (the “Contest Period”). ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED DURING THE CONTEST PERIOD. By participating, Contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest.

  3. HOW TO ENTER:  Post your Submission to YouTube, with #ReplayRoyale in the description/metadata tags or title.

Create your Submission: Using Fortnite’s new Replay system, create a highlights video of your original gameplay.

One (1) Submission per individual. Any attempted submission after the first shall be disregarded.  All submissions must be created on or after the start date of the contest (April 13, 2018 10:00 am EST).

All contact information provided must be current, accurate, and valid. Submissions must be received during the Contest Period. No other methods of delivery will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Contestant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or violating these Official Rules. Submissions will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, void, corrupted, garbled, illegible, or unintelligible submissions and those Submissions are void and will not be accepted; nor is Sponsor responsible for any problems, bugs, or malfunctions Contestants may encounter when seeking to enter their Submissions.  

  1. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:  There are some limits on what you can do:

  • Submissions must be from an individual (i.e., you cannot submit as a team) and must feature your own gameplay.
  • Submissions must be of a video that is at least 60 seconds in length, but no longer than 90 seconds.
  • Submissions must be primarily made in Fortnite’s new Replay system.
  • Submissions must be directly accessible by Sponsor and any other person from the link you provide.
  • Submissions must be in one of the following formats: YouTube link that includes the #ReplayRoyale hashtag in the description/metadata tags or title.
  • Submissions should not require any additional software to run.
  • Submissions may not contain personal attacks on anyone or any discernible product, including competitor products.
  • Submissions may not depict nudity, animal cruelty, or illegal activity or substance, or offensive or obscene subject matter as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
  • Submissions shall not portray Sponsor in a negative light.
  • Submissions must be appropriate for a broad audience.
  • Submissions may not feature any trademarks (including logos) other than those owned by Sponsor.
  • Submissions must be original plays, achieved/created by the person who submits the entry. Contestants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize Submissions from any source, nor may Submissions include third-party copyrighted material or artwork without the copyright holder’s permission. By entering, you warrant that your Submission does not infringe any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from all relevant third parties to submit the Submission.
  • You hereby agree to indemnify Sponsor against any and all claims from any third party for any use by Sponsor of the Submission.
  • Although Sponsor is not reviewing Submissions for copyright violations, if, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, it is believed your Submission constitutes or may constitute copyright infringement, the Submission will be disqualified.
  • Sponsor reserves the right to exclude any Submission that it believes, in its sole discretion, doesn't meet this criteria, and to delete any such Submission from any and all location(s) under Sponsor’s control.
  1. JUDGING:  All entries will be prescreened to insure the entries have correctly met the Submission Guidelines and meet with Sponsor’s general standards and practices prior to any judging (“Qualified Submissions”).

Qualified Submissions will be reviewed and scored by a panel of qualified judges, according to the following criteria:

  • Up to 50 points for Mastery:
    • Did the video display a mastery of the Replay system?
    • Did you utilize the tools of the Replay system (i.e. - exposure, aperture, etc.)?
    • Was your video primarily composed using the Replay system?
  • Up to 25 points for Creativity:
    • Did your highlights manage to represent the game in a creative or innovative manner?
  • Up to 25 points for Fortnite-ness:
    • How well did you capture the tone of Fortnite Battle Royale through your highlights video?

The highest scoring Qualified Submission will be deemed the Grand Prize winner, the five (5) next highest scoring Qualified Submissions will be deemed Finalists, the ten (10) next highest scoring Qualified Submissions will be deemed Honorable Mentions, and the seventy four (74) next highest scoring Qualified Submissions will be deemed Runner-ups (collectively, “Selected Contestants”).

In case of a tie, the tying Qualified Submissions will be rescored with the judging criteria described above (i.e., creativity, quality, and Fortnite-ness), using a scale of up to 60 points for each criteria, with the highest scoring Qualified Submission as the chosen winner.  

At any time before, during or after the Contest Period, Sponsor may, in its discretion, choose to post or distribute one or more Submissions, the creator’s name and profile information online (including Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, YouTube channels, and third-party websites) for promotional and entertainment purposes only. Posting of this/these Submission(s) will not mean that said Submissions are eligible to win or are a Selected Contestant. Contestants understand that users of these sites may share, comment on (including negatively), and re-post their Submissions. Any requests by Contestants to have a Submission removed from consideration will be accommodated to the extent practically possible. Sponsor is not responsible for third party re-posting of Submissions.

Selected Contestants will be notified via YouTube direct message on or about April 30, 2018 and will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within seventy-two (72) hours of attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the Prizes; and, in such case, Sponsor may choose the next highest scoring entry from among the remaining eligible entries. The Selected Contestants may be sent a declaration of eligibility / liability / publicity release (“Release”). Unless restricted by law, Selected Contestants will be required to complete and return the Release within seventy-two (72) hours of the date Release is sent.  

  1. LICENSE:  As a condition of entry, Contestants hereby grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, sublicensable, and royalty free license to use, modify, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, perform, and display the Submission in any and all media throughout the world and for whatever purpose Sponsor deems. If Contestant is a Selected Contestant (i.e., Grand Prize Winner, Honorable Mention, or Runner-up), instead of the license described above, Contest grants to Sponsor an exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, sublicensable, and royalty free license to Sponsor to use, modify, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, perform, and display the Submission in any and all media throughout the world and for whatever purpose Sponsor deems. Should any Contestant be unwilling or otherwise unable to enter into this license, or provide permissions and or releases, or otherwise cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, Contestant with the next highest score will be chosen from the remaining entries until one who is able to meet all requirements can be selected. Potential prize winner must provide Sponsor with all signatures on required paperwork and return all documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Official Rules in order to be eligible to receive the prize. Contestants may not sell, assign or transfer any of their rights in their Submissions under these Official Rules.

CONTESTANTS WILL NOT BE SPECIFICALLY PAID FOR THEIR SUBMISSIONS or for granting Sponsor any of these rights.  

While Sponsor will seek to post the Submission in the form as provided at the time of entry, all Contestants agree that due to technical limitations and internal standards, Submissions may be altered from their original form and that Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Submission in its sole discretion, including adding its logo or other trademarks. Sponsor may post Submissions in any order or sequence, with or without commentary, and may select an image to serve as a thumbnail in its sole discretion.

  1. PRIZE:

One (1) Grand Prize: If eligible under these Official Rules, prize includes:

  • Alienware Aurora with Tobii Eye Tracker 4C (ARV $4,399)
  • Atomos Ninja Flame (ARV $800)
  • G-Technology Atomos Master Caddy HD (1TB) (ARV $84)
  • 30-min Conference Call w/ Epic Video Team
  • Fortnite Swag Bag (ARV $120)
  • Alienware Swag Bag (ARV $40)
  • 10,000 V-Bucks (ARV $100)

Five (5) Finalist Prizes:  If eligible under these Official Rules, prize includes:

  • Atomos Ninja Flame (ARV $800)
  • Tobii Eye Tracker 4C (ARV $150)
  • G-Technology Atomos Master Caddy HD (1TB) (ARV $84)
  • Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard and Mouse  (ARV $115)
  • Fortnite Swag Bag (ARV $120)
  • Alienware Swag Bag (ARV $40)
  • 5,000 V-Bucks (ARV $50)

Ten (10) Honorable Mentions Prizes:  If eligible under these Official Rules, prize includes:

  • 5,000 V-Bucks (ARV $50)

Seventy Four (74) Runner Up Prizes:  If eligible under these Official Rules, prize includes:

  • 2,500 V-Bucks (ARV $25)

  1. CONDITIONS:  Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By participating, Contestants agree: (i) to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final and binding; and (ii) to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, Selected Contestant agrees to release Sponsor from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities. Sponsor shall not be liable for: (i) telephone system, telephone, or computer hardware, software, or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (ii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iii) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; or (iv) any printing, typographical, administrative, or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest, in its sole discretion, should it receive fewer than 40 entries or receive no entries that have a judged score above 60 points, or due to circumstances beyond its control, including natural disasters. Submissions will not be returned and may be destroyed, but are still subject to the license contained herein by Sponsor. Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, undermine, or harass any other players or Sponsor representatives. The internal laws of the State of North Carolina will govern disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Contest.

Sponsor is not responsible and shall not be held liable, and your entry may be disqualified and may not be considered for any Prize, should your Submission be removed from any third-party photo hosting site for any reason (including without limitation DMCA take-down).  

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention, or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. Use of automated entry devices or programs is prohibited. Any attempts to access the site, enter the Contest or via a bot script, device, or brute-force attack will result in disqualification, including that IP address becoming ineligible for the entire Contest. Caution: any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Contest. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys’ fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.

  1. PUBLICITY:  Sponsor reserves the right to use the name, likeness, and/or hometown name of any Contestant, including his/her photo, for publicity purposes prior to, during, or after the Contest end date, in any media, throughout the world, in perpetuity, but only in connection with publicizing the Contest, without any compensation or prior review unless specifically prohibited by law.

  2. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL:  Except as prohibited by applicable law and as a condition of participating in this Contest, each Contestant hereby irrevocably and perpetually waives any right s/he may have to a trial by jury in respect of any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this contest, any document or agreement entered into in connection herewith, any prize available in connection herewith, and any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.

  3. PRIVACY:  All personal information collected by Sponsor will be used for administration of the Contest. In addition, Contestants may receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of Sponsor subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy. Sponsor uses reasonable commercial efforts to comply with Federal CAN-SPAM guidelines, and Contestants may subsequently opt-out of receiving further emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to the address set out below.  Please refer to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at http://epicgames.com/privacynotice for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.

  4. OFFICIAL RULES and WINNERS LIST:  The winners list can be obtained through the mail by sending the request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Replay Royale - Winners List, Epic Games, Inc., 620 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518.  Requests must be received no more than 90 days after the end of Contest.

© 2018 Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved.  


 
Battle Royale Replay Royale Contest

Fortnite Fans,

Fortnite’s replay system is now live and we couldn’t be more thrilled to finally put it into your hands. We’re issuing an all-hands-on-deck situation: We want to see what you can do with this nifty new system, creating your best Fortnite Battle Royale highlights video!

For more details on the new replay system, head here.

What’s in it for you?

Glad you asked! Submit a highlights video of your own gameplay using the new Replay system tools for a chance to win a high-end Alienware Aurora PC package, Atomos Ninja Flame high-resolution monitor-recorder, exclusive Fortnite swag, and more!
NOTE: Your submission must be original and can only include personal gameplay.

The contest begins today, April 13 and runs until April 26. Send us your best by April 26 at 11:59 ET to be eligible. For the full rules + requirements, head over to this blog!

Once the contest ends, we will review and announce the winners on April 30. Selected winners will win the following:

  • Grand Prize Winner:
    • Alienware Aurora w/ Tobii Eye Tracker 4C + Atomos Ninja Flame + G-Technology Atomos Master Caddy HD (1TB)
    • 30-min Conference Call w/ Epic Video Team
    • Fortnite Swag Bag
    • Alienware Swag Bag
    • 10,000 V-Bucks
  • Finalists (5):
    • Atomos Ninja Flame + G-Technology Atomos Master Caddy HD (1TB)
    • Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard and Mouse + Tobii Eye Tracker 4C
    • Alienware Swag Bag
    • Fortnite Swag Bag
    • 5,000 V-Bucks
  • Honorable Mentions (10):
    • 5,000 V-Bucks
  • Runner-ups (74):
    • 2,500 V-Bucks

Judgement Criteria

We will be judging based on three different criteria:

  • Mastery
    • Did the video display a mastery of the Replay system?
    • Did you utilize the tools of the Replay system (i.e. - exposure, aperture, etc.)?
    • Was your video primarily composed using the Replay system?
  • Creativity
    • Did your highlights manage to represent the game in a creative or innovative manner?
  • Fortnite-ness
    • How well did you capture the tone of Fortnite Battle Royale through your highlights video?

In order to submit your highlights video, you must add #ReplayRoyale to the metadata + description of your YouTube video.

Heya folks,

It’s been no secret that over the past 24 hours we’ve been experiencing issues with our services that have prevented many of you from playing Battle Royale and Save the World. We’re sorry. We know how frustrating this has been.

We messed up here. As thanks for being awesome and patient, we’re doing the following:
  • For Battle Royale players, this weekend we’ll be offering a Back Bling gift that you can pick up in the store for free.
  • For our Save the World folks, this weekend we will be offering a Troll Stash Llama in the store for free.
Next week, we will be granting a pack of Battle Stars to our Battle Royale players and Seasonal Gold to the Save the World players. This will require brief additional downtime, so we will be including it as a part of our planned update next week.

We’ll have a detailed postmortem of this week’s issues, and more information about how we will improve services for you in the future. Look for this later next week.

See you out on the Battle Bus and Saving the World, 

Fortnite Team 

 
Battle Royale v3.5 Patch Notes
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Calling all content creators!

We’re excited to introduce a brand new feature for Battle Royale… Replay. With a suite of cinematic settings you can now capture your most memorable moments, highlights and cinematics. We can’t wait to see what you create. You have an opportunity to win phenomenal prizes with the Replay system… very soon. 🤔

Survive the Storm is back! Those who survive will claim valuable rewards. How long can you hold on?

Port-a-Fort (Battle Royale)
A portable fort… it's Port-a-Fort! Fortify yourself in seconds, all with the flick of a wrist.

50v50 v2 (Battle Royale)
Two teams will clash in the updated 50v50 Limited Time Mode. Be the first to the frontline.

Cyberpunk Heroes (Save the World)
4 new Heroes with some gnarly fashion sense! What's your style?

Neon Weapons (Save the World)
Illuminate the battlefield and send those Husks flying high with one energizing punch!

General

  • Wood, Stone, and Metal resources will now always be the first items in the inventory list (e.g. instead of Traps).
  • Purchased V-Bucks are now shared between Xbox One, PC and Mobile.
  • Login Queue Improvements:
    • During wait periods, login will now remember your place in line if you quit out of the game and return.
    • Mobile devices will not enter the login queue more than once per login attempt.
    • Two-Factor Authentication challenges will not put you back into the login queue.
Bug Fixes
  • Adjusted the Login screen layout to better support varying screen sizes and safe zones.
  • Fixed a rare crash that occurred during logout.
  • Fixed PS4 players leaving their party after a match where they are playing with players on other platforms.
  • Fixed Survivor and Hero squads being locked after switching to Save the World from Battle Royale.
  • On PC, fixed PS4 controllers showing Xbox buttons, even after the controller type was changed in the settings.
  • Fixed rare cases in which character parts would stretch unnaturally.
    • (Example) Ears of the Rabbit Raider outfit.
  • Fixed the inability to rotate elements in the Battle Royale Locker after buying a Llama in Save the World.

Known Issues

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our snazzy new Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

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Battle Royale

Replay System

For more details, head to our Replay blog here.
  • Save your matches and watch them from any angle!
  • Speed up or slow down the action.
  • Help tell your story better with player outlines and name plates.
  • Several Camera Modes to choose from:
    • Third Person
      • Follows and orbits around the selected player.
      • 3 different follow modes; Off, Auto, Lazy.
    • Drone Follow
      • Drone style camera that always keeps the selected player in frame.
    • Drone Attach
      • Drone style camera that is loosely attached to the selected player.
    • Drone Free
      • Drone style camera that is free to fly around the island.
    • Gameplay
      • This camera shows what the selected player saw during gameplay.
    • Adjust cinematic camera settings
      • Exposure
      • Aperture
      • Focal Length
      • Focus Distance
    • Currently available on PC and console only.

Weapons + Items

  • Port-a-Fort added.
    • Epic rarity.
    • Drops in stacks of 1. Can stack up to 5 in inventory.
    • When the Port-a-Fort is thrown, a pre-made fort is constructed instantly at the impact point.
      • The Port-a-Fort is made out of metal and is three stories tall.
      • The bottom floor is 1x1 with a door for entry. Tires inside allow for easy access to the roof.
  • Decreased Guided Missile maximum turn rate by 75%.
  • Reduced Guided Missile movement speed by 15%.
  • Added a short equip time to many weapons (particularly, those with a slower rate of fire).
    • This will reduce the effectiveness of quickly switching between weapons for high burst-damage.
    • Removed the reloading animation on the Pump Shotgun.
    • Weapons affected are:
      • Rocket Launcher
      • Hand Cannon
      • Revolver
      • Tactical Shotgun
      • Pump Shotgun
      • Heavy Shotgun
      • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
      • Hunting Rifle
      • Crossbow
  • Adjusted item availability in Vending Machines.
    • Reduced chance of Chug Jug by 50%.
    • Increased chance of Medium Ammo weapons in Rare Vending Machine by 100%.
    • Reduced chance of Explosive Ammo weapons in Rare Vending Machine by 50%.
    • Reduced chance of Explosive Ammo weapons in Epic Vending Machine by 25%.
    • Increased chance of Heavy Ammo weapons in Epic Vending Machine by 25%.
    • Reduced chance of Explosive Ammo weapons in Legendary Vending Machine by 25%.
    • Increased chance of Heavy Ammo weapons in Legendary Vending Machine by 25%.
  • Reduced drop rate of Remote Explosives in floor loot by roughly 33%.
  • Updated Medium Ammo inventory icon to make it more easily identifiable.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed weapons floating in the air under certain network conditions after quickly switching between items.
  • Guided Missile weapon fixes:
    • Eliminating a downed player with a Guided Missile no longer reports as a self elimination.
    • Picking up an item at the same time as firing a Guided Missile will no longer cause the picked up item to disappear.
    • Firing a Guided Missile prior to the victory screen displaying will no longer prevent the player from returning to the lobby.
    • Players will now correctly spectate the player that eliminated them instead of spectating their own active missile.
    • While spectating a player that fires a missile, you will now follow the missile instead of the player.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the player to spectate a floating Guided Missile weapon on the starting island if they were eliminated by a missile during the match.
    • Fixed an issue preventing the player from firing a guided missile while riding a guided missile.
    • Fixed an issue causing the player’s name plate to display over the guided missile while controlling it.
  • Fixed an issue where the Rare Scoped Assault Rifle was incorrectly giving an Epic version in Vending Machines.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Loot Llama to be empty in Limited Time Modes.

Gameplay

  • Limited Time Mode: 50V50 v2
    • Two teams of 50 fight to the finish!
      • Due to this being a “large squad” mode, Profile Stats will not be tracked. Daily & Weekly challenges will still work, with the exception of the Squad-based challenges (‘Place Top 6 in Squads’, etc.).
    • Storm & Map
      • Each team has a bus, approaching the island from opposite directions. On the map, the friendly bus has a blue outline, enemy has red.
      • Final storm circle visible on minimap at start.
      • Players have 10 minutes to loot the map as the storm closes in on the circle, then 5 minutes to fight, and another 5 minutes as the storm shrinks to the end.
      • Supply drops come in batches of 3-6, fall every two minutes, and only land in the final storm circle.
      • Added dotted line to map, which indicates the "battle lines" between the two teams. Crossing the line will make running into enemies more likely.
    • Loot
      • Farming resources increased 75% over default.
      • Increased floor loot spawn likelihood by 15%.
      • Floor Loot spawns double ammo.
      • Ammo boxes spawn triple ammo.
      • Chests spawn double ammo & consumables.
      • Supply drops spawn double ammo, and an extra consumable, resource drop and trap.
    • Bug Fixes + Mode Improvements
      • Fixed a bug that created uneven teams where one side could have more than 50 players.
      • Downed players lose health more quickly than normal (10 health per tick).
  • New 'Builder Pro' controller configuration
    • This configuration is similar to “Combat Pro”, but optimized for fast placement of building pieces.
    • Wall, floor, stairs, and roof have designated buttons on controllers.
    • The first button press will switch to the mapped building piece, then every press after will place that piece.
    • To switch between materials or traps, press the Left D-Pad button.
  • New Squad Comms wheel
    • This allows you to communicate quickly without voice.
    • The following callouts are currently available:
      Enemy Spotted, Need Meds, Need Shields, Need Materials, Need Weapon (context-sensitive), and Need Ammo (context-sensitive).
    • Defaults to 'V' key, Right D-Pad on controller, or in the Emote menu on Mobile.
  • The Loot Llama can now be opened through destruction as well as an interaction.
  • Added a blue tint to friendly traps to help distinguish them from enemy traps.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from editing their own structures.
  • Supply Drop fixes:
    • Fixed an issue preventing players from opening supply drops in rare cases.
    • Fixed an issue causing supply drops to jitter as they fall if a player destroys the object that it landed on.
    • Fixed an issue causing supply drop loot to spawn in the air after the drop had been shot down.
    • Fixed an issue causing players to be pushed under the map if they stood under a falling supply drop.
    • Fixed an issue causing players to launch out of the map after landing on a supply drop.
  • Fixed an issue where building would be blocked for 3 seconds at a time under poor network conditions.
  • Fixed an issue causing controllers to vibrate during the skydiving phase when vending machines loaded into the world.
  • Fixed an issue that would hide structure health bars when the player aimed their weapon.
  • Fixed toggling aim down sights not returning to its previous state after reloading.
  • Fixed an issue where poor network conditions could prevent buildings from streaming in.
  • Fixed an issue where you could not select the same Banner Icon and color combination in Battle Royale that you have in Save the World.

Audio

  • Added unique equip/reload sounds for the following weapons (all others remain the same):
    • Epic/Legendary Assault Rifle
    • Heavy Shotgun
    • Pump Shotgun
    • Bolt-Action Sniper
    • Hunting Rifle
  • Added more variation to the Tactical SMG fire sound.
  • Added more variation to the medium-range Epic/Legendary Assault Rifle fire sound.
Bug Fixes
  • Remove the second “insert magazine” sound during the grenade launcher reload animation.

UI

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the controller button label for Toggle Map not shown after being eliminated.
  • Fixed a bug in the Locker that made skydive previews appear without the correct animation.
  • Fixed text on the minimap that was too small.
  • Fixed the map marker not retaining its location when zooming in and out.
  • Fixed an issue with map markers not pinning at your cursor when placing them while zoomed in.
  • The controller analog stick can now be used to scroll the map while zoomed in.
  • Fixed an issue causing the eliminated player count displaying as zero when spectating a Guided Missile.

Art + Animation

  • Tweaked the object pop in animation so objects ease in rather than pop in.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed inconsistent Battle Bus position changes that could occur every few seconds.
  • Fixed the Rock Paper Scissors emote so that it replicates properly in the lobby.
  • Fixed the Rainbow Smash and Candy Axe harvesting tools not always activating.
  • Fixed the Guided Missile firing animation so that it plays properly while spectating the player that is firing the weapon.
  • Reduced the size of Mushrooms that were too large.

Performance

  • Major optimizations + improvements made to console load times and CPU performance.
    • We've made some data layout optimizations in order to improve load times and performance. Load times reduced by 25-30 seconds as a result of these changes on Xbox One and around 10 seconds on PS4. On both platforms, we expect to see fewer issues with geometry or cosmetics failing to load in time, and FPS drops during skydiving. The Xbox One download will be larger than normal in this release as a result of these optimizations. We're working to minimize the impact of this type of optimization in future releases. - Developer Comment
  • Reduced download and patch size for players who just have access to Battle Royale (PC only).
  • Fixed various issues causing the game to freeze up/hitch while loading assets, especially on console. These assets are now preloaded before the game starts.
  • Optimized servers to reduce network lag when firing weapons and taking damage.

Mobile

  • Audio indicator no longer shows silenced weapons, crouched footsteps or ally pickaxes.
  • Multiple graphical improvements were made to the skybox, vegetation and anti-aliasing.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that caused input to continue when no longer touching the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the message about jailbroken devices being unsupported wasn’t being shown
    • Attempting to play using a jailbroken device will result in being kicked.
  • Fixed various interacting actions, including:
    • Icons not showing properly on lower-end devices
    • Supply Drops not being able to be opened.
    • Doors not consistently opening and closing.
    • The Map not being able to be zoomed & panned.
    • Instances where accidental button presses would occur.
  • Fixed an issue causing Revolver and Grenade Launcher ammo to float outside the gun.

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Save the World

Gameplay

  • Enabled environmental damage for ranged weapons.
    • Percentage of damage done to the environment varies by weapon.
    • Environmental damage scaling for ranged weapons should remain consistent relative to the health of the environment, taking into account the rarity and alterations on the weapon.
      • NOTE: Environmental damage increases with tier and rarity only and is not multiplied through Offense.
    • Ranged weapons can not damage structures you or your team have built.
  • [Rework] Outlander Fragment
    • Fragment abilities, other than the Loot Llama, no longer require equipped Fragment ammo to activate.
    • Fragment abilities now have a cooldown and Energy cost, as other abilities do.
    • Fragment abilities are now improved when the Outlander expends Fragment ammo in their activation.
    • Fragment Ammo capacity has been dramatically increased.
  • [Rework] Melee Weapons + Environment
    • Melee weapons (aside from Pickaxes) can no longer damage structures that you or your team have built, and have had their environmental damage increased.
    • Environmental damage scaling for on-level melee weapons should now feel more consistent, relative to the health of the environment
      • NOTE: Environmental damage increases with tier and rarity only, and is not multiplied through Offense.
    • Axes do increased damage against wood. Hardware does increased damage against stone.Swords, Clubs, Scythes, and Spears do not favor any material type.
  • [Rework] Anomaly
    • Anomaly rewards increased, changed from BluGlo to mission rewards.
    • Anomaly shards will take full damage from the Pickaxe, reduced damage from other melee weapons, and can no longer be damaged by projectiles (Throwing Stars, Rockets, etc).
  • Crafting queue size increased from 10 to 20 (this means 1 in production and up to 19 pending).
  • Cozy Campfire no longer grants any Utility score for healing and instead grants more for placing the trap.
  • Falling Damage has been adjusted so that damage occurs at higher heights.
    • Players now first take damage after falling 1300+ units instead of falling 850 Units
      • (Example) You can now walk off a 3 story building, but you can’t jump off.
    • Initial fall damage increased from 5% max HP to 10% max HP.
    • Next Damage Threshold is now 20% max HP at 3 tiles.
    • Next Damage Threshold is now 50% max HP at 3.75 tiles.
    • Next Damage Threshold is now Knockdown at 4.5 tiles.
      • Farther than 4.5 tiles will also result in Knockdown.
    • Enemy fall damage values have been adjusted to be in line with these changes.
  • The vehicles that Survivors stand on top of will no longer take damage from ranged or melee weapons.
    • Only the Pickaxe can damage them.
  • Increased wood, stone, and metal stack size and carry limits.
    • The default building resource capacity has been increased from 999 to 2000.
    • Building Resource Capacity nodes have replaced the previously existing Weapon Skill nodes in the Skill Tree. These new nodes allow players to upgrade their resource carrying ability by 1000 apiece to a maximum of 5000 per type.
      • Weapon Skill has been effectively uncapped since v3.3, which allowed us the opportunity to remove and repurpose their nodes in the skill tree. So don’t worry - your ability to use weapons of all levels remains unchanged! - Developer Comment
    • Existing items will not automatically restack.
    • You can condense stacks by dropping and picking up items or transferring between backpack and storage.
  • Economy Tuning
    • Increased Hero and Schematic Quest XP for Stonewood, up to Mid Plankerton.
    • Players who have already completed these Quests will be awarded the difference.
  • Challenge Quests have been extended to 20 Stages.
    • The ‘Leave No One Behind’ Challenge Quest now awards Survivor XP, scaled based on stage.
    • Players who have already completed Stages 1-10 of this Quest line will be awarded the Survivor XP.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a long delay that occurred when joining a party when first loading-in on PS4.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause BluGlo pylons to spawn on top of one another.
  • The buff from BluGlo pylons is no longer lost after 10 minutes.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause players to pick up items much slower than normal.

Missions + Systems

  • New Questline: Into the Storm: Opening Act
    • Accompany Lars and Ray on their journey into Lars' past in the brand new questline, ‘Into the Storm’!
    • Brand new Survive the Storm map - Thunder Route 99.
      • For more details about Thunder Route 99, head here.
    • Into the Storm Llama is available in the Loot Tab.
      • Cost: 1000 Storm Tickets
      • Event Llama guarantees at least one Epic (or higher) Neon Weapon or Cyberpunk Hero
      • Every 1000 Firecracker Tickets will be converted into a Spring Llama.
    • Quest Rewards:
      • Choice of Legendary Ranged Neon Weapon (Pistol, Shotgun, Assault).
  • Survive the Storm returns!
    • Improved rewards.
      • Added Spring It On! Gold, scaled by difficulty and number of days completed.
      • Improved the amount of Hero / Schematic / Survivor XP earned.
        • Increases more with difficulty and number of days completed.
      • Increased the rarity of items (Survivors, Schematics, Transform Keys, etc.) that drop from Survival mode, especially at high difficulties.
        • Reduced the number of low-rarity items that drop.
    • Mission Alerts award between 300 and 1500 tickets, scaled based on Survival length and difficulty.
      • Quota: Three 3-Day Survivals per 24 hours.
      • Quota: One 7-Day Survival per 24 hours.
    • Added side quests with new banner rewards!
      • Power 15 Event Themed Banner + 1000 Storm Tickets.
      • Power 40 Event Themed Banner + 1000 Storm Tickets.
      • Power 70 Event Themed Banner + 1000 Storm Tickets.
    • Changed the Survival Mode vote to skip the day to majority vote (from unanimous) to keep consistent with all other voting.
    • Mutant Storms
      • Mutant Storms are more active during this event and award between 100 and 240 Storm Tickets, scaled based on difficulty.
        • Quota: 10 per 24 hours.
      • Repeatable Quest to complete 2 Mutant Storm Mission Alerts that awards 100 Spring It On! Gold
    • Opt-in difficulty boost and group missions do not award tickets during this event.
  • Mini-boss Mission Alerts can no longer be selected if you have not unlocked the mission the alert is attached to.
    • This will prevent low-level players from attempting Mission Alerts that are too difficult for them, unless they are invited into a group by a higher-level friend.
  • Mimic Reward Updates:
    • Mimics will always award the equivalent to at least a Level 3 (Blue) Treasure Chest.
    • Some Mimics will instead award the equivalent to a Level 4 (Purple) Treasure Chest.
  • ‘Evacuate the Shelter’ adjustments:
    • In non-group missions, the number of enemies needed to be killed after reaching the shelter has been reduced to 10 per players in zone instead of 35
    • The final encounter in non group missions has been reduced to 6 minutes from 8
  • ‘Repair the Shelter’ adjustments:
    • See-Bot will no longer be attacked on arrival.
      • See-Bot will now arrive with a 5 minute counter. After 5 minutes it will leave to recharge and then return later to a different location on the map.
      • The Husk attack now begins when a player deploys the See-Bot. See-Bot is safe before then.
      • Players have 5 minutes to start the scan and then defend See-Bot.
    • Husk attack difficulty has been reduced for first two attacks.
    • Shelter will now automatically start diagnostic scan when player reaches the shelter instead of having to interact with it.
      • Decreasing the difficulty of the mission and initial combat encounter allowed us to double down on the mission core: scrambling to rescue a sieged shelter and creating a time pressure. -Developer Comment
    • With the automatic diagnostic scan the length of time until first raid occurs has been increased to 8:30 minutes after diagnostics are complete to allow more time to prepare, used to be 6:30 minutes.
  • Progress for the quest ‘Air Quotes’ is now given when the first 25 enemies have been successfully eliminated after activating the Storm Chest. Rather than having to eliminate all waves of enemies before the timer is up.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where some players were locked out of their Storm Shield.
  • Visual level of Survival mission reward chest increased (so it reaches max-level chest appearance at 7 days).

Heroes

  • Cyberpunk Heroes added, available in the new ‘Into the Storm’ event Llama.
    • Bullet Storm Jonesy (New Soldier Subclass)
      Bullet Storm: Uses high magazine weapons to build up attack speed and mow down enemies.
      • New Perks:
        • Start Up - Firing with a ranged weapon increases rate of fire by 1.2% per shot for up to 20 shots. Resets on reload or weapon switch.
        • Start Faster - Increases ‘Start Up’ rate of fire bonus to 2.4% per shot.
    • Harvester Sarah (New Ninja Subclass)
      Harvester: Close range scythe Ninja who uses Smoke Bomb and Shadow stance to survive on the battlefield.
      • New Perks:
        • Scythe to Meet You - Scythe attacks apply a 30% snare for 1 second.
        • Late Arrival - Scythes deal 48% increased damage to slowed or snared targets.
    • Heavy BASE Kyle (New Constructor Subclass) -
      Heavy BASE: Constructor focused on taking down enemies within BASE to charge up a great energy nova.
      • New Perks:
        • Feel the BASE - BASE generates energy when enemies die within the area affected by BASE. After 30 kills BASE emits an explosion that knocks husks back and deals damage in a 3 tile radius.
        • Turn Up the BASE - Increases the radius of ‘Feel The BASE’ by 2 tiles and damage by 80%.
      • New Tactical Perk:
        • Feel the BASE - BASE generates energy when enemies die within the area affected by BASE. After 30 kills BASE emits an explosion that knocks husks back and deals damage in a 3 tile radius.
    • T.E.D.D. Shot Jess (New Outlander Subclass)
      T.E.D.D. Shot: Deploys T.E.D.D.Y. to provide cover fire while sniping foes from a distance.
      • New Perks:
        • Quick Scope - Increases sniper rifle rate of fire by 35%.
        • Precision Handling - Hitting a headshot increases the speed of your next reload by 7% (Max 35%). Resets after reloading.
        • Eye on the Prize - Getting 15 headshot kills grants 1 Charge Fragment.
      • New Support Perk:
        • Sure Shot - Increases sniper rifle critical hit damage by 35%, 53%, 70%.
  • Outlander
    • Shock Tower
      • No longer requires a Fragment to operate.
      • Cooldown has been set to 60 seconds.
      • Stamina cost has been set to 50.
      • Using a Fragment will reduce the cooldown by 30% and reduce the stamina cost to 0.
      • Damage has not been adjusted.
    • T.E.D.D.Y.
      • No longer requires a Fragment to operate.
      • Cooldown has been set to 60 seconds.
      • Stamina Cost has been set to 50.
      • Using a Fragment will reduce the cooldown by 30% and reduce the stamina cost to 0.
      • Damage has been unadjusted.
    • Impossibility Matrix
      • Now increases the cooldown reduction for ‘Shock Tower’ and ‘T.E.D.D.Y.’ to 50% when using a Fragment.
    • Fragment Ammo
      • Cap has been increased to 25 + Llama fragment.
    • Llama Fragment
      • Acquiring a Llama Fragment now immediately resets the cooldown of all your Fragment abilities.
  • Constructor
    • Recycling
      • Increased the maximum storage capacity of BASE Recycling from 150 to 450.
    • Hyperthreading
      • Increased the maximum storage capacity of BASE Hyperthreading from 300 to 900.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Plasma Pulse’ tooltip wouldn’t reflect the current ‘I.F.F. Coding’ functionality.
  • Fixed an issue with Fragment Flurry Jess and Shamrock Reclaimer's support bonus ‘Energized’ not scaling correctly across multiple star levels.
  • Fixed an issue where ‘Dragonslash’ caused Ninjas to lose collision against Heroes and Enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where ‘Decoy’ wasn't taking damage from Husks.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause ‘Mantis Leap’ to stack velocity infinitely.

Weapons + Items

  • Neon Weapon set added, available in the new ‘Into the Storm’ event Llama.
    • Ranged Weapons:
      • Argon Assault Rifle
      • Helium Shotgun
      • Krypton Pistol
    • Melee Weapons:
      • Argon Axe
      • Krypton Sword
      • Neon Scythe
  • Impulse Grenade
    • Doubled the knockback distance against enemies.
    • No longer affects allies.
  • Easter Egg Launcher Eggs no longer detonate when a player is downed but are cleared when a player respawns or disconnects.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where crystal Scavenger melee weapons had the same durability as ore Scavenger melee weapons.
  • Fixed an issue where the Vacuum Tube Spear and Axe knocked enemies back instead of stunning them in place.
  • Dragon's Might shotgun projectiles no longer bounce off of deep water.
  • Fixed an issue where Dragon's Might shotgun projectiles weren't exploding on contact with enemies.
  • Bullet tracers shot from other players single shot weapons no longer travel through walls.
  • Fixed an issue where the Boost Trap would give more resources than intended from recycling.

UI

  • Added an option to show a Collection Book indicator on items in the Armory menus.
  • Added an option to toggle whether or not 'Favorite' items are grouped together in the Armory menus.Added tooltip text for the cinematics volume setting in the audio settings tab.
  • Items in the Armory that don't have stats no longer display a stats panel.
  • Replaced references of the word "Vault" with "Armory" in skill tree nodes.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players using the Combat Pro control scheme would see "Unable to Edit Building" when pressing the button to get on their Hoverboard.
  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Place Trap’ controller button icon was missing when using the Combat Pro control scheme.
  • Updated reward summary cards to no longer be selectable once they move off screen.
  • Fixed an issue where damage return values for Traps that deal elemental damage were not indicating what type of elemental damage was dealt.
    • Updated Electrical Wall and Ceiling Trap descriptions to mention their elemental damage traits.
  • Fixed a spelling error in the Mythic Wukong Berserker description.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from selecting options (mute, add friend, etc.) in chat.
  • Fixed an issue where the camera would jump when zooming in on a skill tree tier.
  • Fixed the ‘Import Friends’ button not being selectable with a controller.
  • Fixed 4-player level difficulty being cut off in the in-zone objectives screen.
  • Fixed the ‘Research’ purchase button's cost icon being offset when using a controller.
  • Fixed BluGlo having the ‘Equip’ button active in the in-zone inventory.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when typing a comma while naming your Homebase.
  • Updated player revive screen text.

Audio

  • Metal toilets now plays a metal sound when destroyed.
  • Unsearched shopping carts now have impact sounds.

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Heya Folks, 

We’re excited to finally be able share the replay system we’ve been working on for Fortnite Battle Royale with you! 

You can now save your matches and watch them again from any angle, and share those hype plays with the entire squad. Adjust all sorts of cameras and settings to capture awesome cinematic moments on the battlefield. You can also use the replay system to analyze the match, learn where you can improve, develop strategies and take that Victory!  Level those skills up!

We actually use this same system internally to shoot all of the Weapon, Outfit, and Limited Time Mode trailers we release. And we’re psyched to finally get these tools into your hands!

Replay System Features:

Camera Modes
  • Third Person
    • Follows and orbits around the selected player.
    • 3 different follow modes: Off, Auto, Lazy.
  • Drone Follow
    • Drone style camera that always keeps the selected player in frame.
  • Drone Attach
    • Drone style camera that is loosely attached to the selected player.
  • Drone Free
    • Drone style camera that is free to fly around the island.
  • Gameplay
    • This camera shows what the selected player saw during gameplay.
Cinematic Settings
  • Auto Exposure
    • Exposure
  • Aperture
  • Focal Length
  • Auto Focus
    • Focus Distance
Visualizations 
  • Name Plates
  • Player Outlines
  • Replay Region
  • Damage Effects

FAQ


Which platforms are replays available on?
 Right now replays are available on PC, PS4, and XB1.
 
Where can I find my replays?
 Replays can be found under the Career tab in the lobby.

Where can I find the controls?
Camera Controls are displayed on the bottom of the screen when you switch cameras. They toggle off with the UI visibility toggle. 
 
Are there any PC specific controls?
 On PC you can can store camera shortcuts to quickly cut between cameras and jump to points in your replay. There are two ways to store a camera cut. You can store just the camera properties or the camera properties and the current time on the timeline. 
 
Ctrl+Numpad# - Stores current camera type/position, and selected player
Ctrl+Alt+Numpad# - Stores current camera type/position, selected player AND position on the timeline
 
Numpad# - Recalls stored camera type/position (and time if stored) 
 
How does the replay system work?
 The replay system works by recording all of the network traffic going out to and coming in from the server during the match. Basically when you watch a replay that recorded network stream is being played back so you see exactly what you saw when you played the game. 
 
When you play a match you are only able to see and interact with players and objects within a certain distance from you at any given time. Only the players and objects in area are recorded into the replay file. We call this area the “Replay Region”. 
 
While watching a replay you may see players exit and enter the Replay Region. These players are located on the edge of the area that is captured in the replay file. You can see the Replay Region in the map view when watching a replay. You can also toggle the Replay Region visualization in the replay settings menu.
 
How are my replays stored?
Replays are stored locally on your console or PC. 

On console your last 10 matches are stored automatically* as you play, and on PC your last 100 are stored. These are stored as unsaved replays and will be overwritten as you play more games. If you want to keep a replay you can select it in the replay browser and rename it. On console you can save a total of 10 replays. On PC this number is unlimited. A replay file that lasts the entire match is about 10MB in size.
 
*Replays will only playback in the version of Fortnite that they were recorded in. Whenever there is a new update to Fortnite your old replay files will no longer be valid.

What’s next for replays?
Like Fortnite in general we will constantly be improving the replay system including new camera modes, new visualizations, overlays, and more!
 
In the v3.5 update we are expanding the Arid tileset by introducing Thunder Route 99! This new area will be the stage for the upcoming Survive the Storm event, with a brand new layout, and gorgeous visuals set in ablazing hot desert. 



Thunder Route 99 is a lost highway, where before the storm, travellers would stop along their way for food, gas, entertainment, or refreshments before continuing on their way. Today, it is a wasteland of forgotten vacations and afternoon drives.  As you venture off of the road, campsites, old run down refineries, and mines scatter the landscape, in addition to a few unfortunate vehicles that could not make it back to the road. The landscape is perilous, watch out for snakes!



In Thunder Route 99’s Survive the Storm mode, you will be defending generators located around a central point of the map where Truck’n’ Oasis, and two rival Diners are located. The storm is relentlessly bearing down on this area, so expect attacks from all sides! Prepare for the night by harvesting a plentiful supply of metal nodes, cacti, rocks, cans, and mechanical objects scattered across the landscape. 



When designing the locations in Thunder Route 99, we created the diners and gas stations to be relatable, but unique from the current content we are all familiar with in the Suburban, Urban, and Industrial zones. We didn’t want to reskin a building and jam it in and call it done, we’ve been playing with creating more uniquely shaped roof architecture, two story open areas, and broadening the props we use to create believable diners and truckstops.

It is very important to us to provide new content, and add more variety to the world of Fortnite. We are very passionate about the worlds we create, and the stories we are able to tell. The Art and Level Design team are very excited about Thunder Route 99  and we really hope you all enjoy the event! Good luck on the 7 day PL70 runs, and see ya in game!

Maury Mountain
Lead Artist
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Fortnite fans,

Starting this week, we are doing things a little differently. Every other week we will drop new content without the need for an update. These will be called Content Updates. This new cadence allows us to iron out more complex bugs, while continuing to provide fun content every week.

Vending Machine (Battle Royale)
Sweets you want, without the sugar rush. Materials go in, loot comes out.

Got materials to spare? Spend them at Vending Machines, now found in many locations across the island. Each Vending Machine offers 3 different deals, rarity and items chosen at random.

High Explosives v2 (Battle Royale)
Things are really BOOM-ing in v2 of this explosive mode! Remote Explosives and Guided Missiles added for even more ‘splosions.

Easter Egg Launcher (Save the World)
This is no joke, the Easter Egg Launcher really keeps things egg-splosive!

Known Issues

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our snazzy Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

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Battle Royale

Weapons + Items

  • Vending Machines have been added.
    • These are found in various locations around the map.
    • Each Vending Machine will randomly select a rarity. All items sold will match that rarity.
      • Items found in a Common (white) version will cost 100 materials.
      • Items found in a Uncommon (green) version will cost 200 materials.
      • Items found in a Rare (blue) version will cost 300 materials.
      • Items found in a Epic (purple) version will cost 400 materials.
      • Items found in a Legendary (gold) version will cost 500 materials.
    • Each Vending Machine will sell three items, one for each material type (Wood, Stone, Metal).
      • It will cycle through each of the three items on a short timer. To switch items faster, hit the Vending Machine with your Pickaxe.
    • There is no purchase limit to the items available.
  • Many weapons now have First Shot Accuracy.
    • Included weapons:
      • Suppressed Submachine Gun
      • Tactical Submachine Gun
      • Pistol
      • Suppressed Pistol
      • Revolver
      • Hand Cannon
      • Assault Rifle
      • Burst Assault Rifle
    • When aiming, standing still, and the weapon has not fired recently, the first shot will be 100% accurate.
      • When this is active, the aim reticle will be completely closed in to indicate this state.
    • Damage fall-off has been adjusted for weapons with First Shot Accuracy.
      • Suppressed Submachine Gun and Tactical Submachine Gun
        • Fall-off begins at 24 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 80% at 35 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 65% at 50 meters.
      • Pistol and Suppressed Pistol
        • Fall-off begins at 28 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 85% at 47.5 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 75% at 70 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 65% at 250 meters.
      • Revolver and Hand Cannon
        • Fall-off begins at 35 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 70% at 60 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 40% at 85 meters.
      • Assault Rifle and Burst Assault Rifle
        • Fall-off begins at 50 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 80% at 75 meters.
        • Damage reduced to 65% at 100 meters.
    • Headshot damage multiplier reduced to 2x for weapons with First Shot Accuracy (was 2.5x).

Gameplay

  • Limited Time Mode: High Explosives v2
    • General
      • Non-explosive weapons removed.
      • Friendly Fire off.
      • 1:50 shaved off wait times for first four storms (20s / 30s / 30s / 30s).
    • Supply Drops
      • Spawn +50% more consumables.
      • Spawn +100% more materials.
      • Have a 50% chance of dropping a Legendary Guided Missile.
    • Floor Loot adjustments
      • Materials spawn 60 / 90 / 120 per pickup for wood/stone/metal.
      • Materials drop rate increased 50%.
      • Ammo drop rate increased 50%.
      • Impulse grenade added to floor loot.
      • Trap drop rate lowered 50%.
    • Other loot adjustments:
      • Number of rockets found per drop increased (Floor: 4-6 | Chests: 8 | Supply: 12 | Box: 16 | Llama: 20).
      • Grenade, Impulse Grenade & Remote Explosive drop rate +100%.
      • Bandages drop rate -50%, Med Kit & Slurp drop rate +50%.
      • Spike Trap disabled; Launch Pads & Campfires spawn at 1:1 ratio.
      • Rocket Launcher drop rate +100%.
      • Guided Missile drop rate +100%.
  • Resource gathering rates adjusted.
    • Increased most Wood resource values by about 10%.
    • Reduced variance of resources from objects. Was +/- 30%, now +/- 15%.
      • This meant that an object with a base 100 resource value could have been anywhere between 70 and 130 resources. Now it would give between 85 and 115.
    • This does not affect Limited Time Modes.

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Save the World

Weapons + Items

  • Easter Egg Launcher
    • Lobs explosive eggs that persist on the ground.
    • When enemies get close to an egg they detonate after a short delay.
    • Maximum of 6 eggs active at a time.

Experiencing issues updating, logging in or crashing in Fortnite? Reach out to player support here.

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Battle Royale boogiedown contest rules

#boogiedown Contest Rules

1. ELIGIBILITY:  The #boogiedown (“Contest”) is open to adults who are Fortnite Licensees throughout the Contest Period (“Contestants”). Contest is open to participants worldwide, but is void wherever restricted or prohibited by law. The Contest is sponsored by Epic Games, Inc., located at 620 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518 (“Sponsor”). Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives of Sponsor, the legal, promotion and advertising agencies of any aforementioned entity, and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and those living in their household (whether or not related), and each person or entity connected with the production or administration of the Contest, and each parent company, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of any aforementioned entity are not eligible. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

2. CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest Period begins on March  30, 2018, at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”), and ends on April 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST (the “Contest Period”). ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED DURING THE CONTEST PERIOD. By participating, Contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest.

3. HOW TO ENTER:  Online Submissions only. To enter the contest, you must publish an original piece of content to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with #boogiedown in the text box before the end of the Contest Period.

Create your Submission: Make a short video of a dance or gesture that you think would be great as a Fortnite emote. You may include multiple people in your submission.

One (1) Submission per individual. Any attempted submission after the first shall be disregarded.  All submissions must be created on or after the start date of the contest (March 30, 2018 10:00 am EST).

All contact information provided must be current, accurate, and valid. Submissions must be received during the Contest Period. No other methods of delivery will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Contestant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or violating these Official Rules. Submissions will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, void, corrupted, garbled, illegible, or unintelligible submissions and those Submissions are void and will not be accepted; nor is Sponsor responsible for any problems, bugs, or malfunctions Contestants may encounter when seeking to enter their Submissions.  

4. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:  There are some limits on what you can do:

  • Submissions must be directly accessible by Sponsor and any other person from the link you provide.
  • Submissions must be shared on one of the following platforms: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram
  • Submission must not be an obvious extension of Epic Games’ official content.
  • Submission must include original content only.
  • Submissions should not require any additional software to run.
  • Submissions may not contain personal attacks on anyone or any discernable product, including competitor products.
  • Submissions may not depict nudity, animal cruelty, or illegal activity or substance, or offensive or obscene subject matter as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
  • Submissions shall not portray Sponsor in a negative light.
  • Submissions must be appropriate for a broad audience.
  • Submissions may not feature any trademarks (including logos) other than those owned by Sponsor.
  • Submissions must be original plays, achieved/created by the person who submits the entry. Contestants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize Submissions from any source, nor may Submissions include third-party copyrighted material or artwork without the copyright holder’s permission. By entering, you warrant that your Submission does not infringe any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from all relevant third parties to submit the Submission.
  • You hereby agree to indemnify Sponsor against any and all claims from any third party for any use by Sponsor of the Submission.
  • Although Sponsor is not reviewing Submissions for copyright violations, if, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, it is believed your Submission constitutes or may constitute copyright infringement, the Submission will be disqualified.
  • Sponsor reserves the right to exclude any Submission that it believes, in its sole discretion, doesn't meet this criteria, and to delete any such Submission from any and all location(s) under Sponsor’s control.

5. JUDGING:  All entries will be prescreened to insure the entries have correctly met the Submission Guidelines and meet with Sponsor’s general standards and practices prior to any judging (“Qualified Submissions”).

Qualified Submissions will be reviewed and scored by a panel of qualified judges, according to the following criteria:

  • Up to 50 points for Fun
  • Up to 50 points for Positivity
  • Up to 50 points for Originality

The highest scoring Qualified Submission will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner, the ninety nine (99) next highest scoring Qualified Submissions will be deemed Winners (collectively, “Selected Contestants”). Amongst Winners, Qualified Submissions will be further categorized as:

  • four (4) highest scoring Winners will be deemed the “Secondary Prize Winners”
  • the next five (5) highest scoring Winners will be deemed the “Tertiary Prize Winners”
  • the next twenty (20) highest scoring Winners will be deemed the “Quaternary Prize Winners”
  • the next forty (40) highest scoring Winners will be deemed the “Quinary Prize Winners”
  • the next thirty (30) highest scoring Winners will be deemed the “Senary Prize Winners”

In case of a tie, the tying Qualified Submissions will be rescored with the judging criteria described above (i.e., creativity, quality, and Fortnite-ness), using a scale of up to 60 points for each criteria, with the highest scoring Qualified Submission as the chosen winner.  

At any time before, during or after the Contest Period, Sponsor may, in its discretion, choose to post or distribute one or more Submissions, the creator’s name and profile information online (including Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, YouTube channels, and third-party websites) for promotional and entertainment purposes only. Posting of this/these Submission(s) will not mean that said Submissions are eligible to win or are a Selected Contestant. Contestants understand that users of these sites may share, comment on (including negatively), and re-post their Submissions. Any requests by Contestants to have a Submission removed from consideration will be accommodated to the extent practically possible. Sponsor is not responsible for third party re-posting of Submissions.

Selected Contestants will be notified via the same platform through which they submitted their Qualified Submission (i.e., Twitter, Facebook or Instagram message) on or about April 22, 2018 and will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within seventy-two (72) hours of attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the Prizes; and, in such case, Sponsor may choose the next highest scoring entry from among the remaining eligible entries. The Selected Contestants may be sent a declaration of eligibility / liability / publicity release (“Release”). Unless restricted by law, Selected Contestants will be required to complete and return the Release within seventy-two (72) hours of the date Release is sent.  

6. LICENSE:  As a condition of entry, Contestants hereby grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, sublicensable, and royalty free license to use, modify, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, perform, and display the Submission in any and all media throughout the world and for whatever purpose Sponsor deems. If Contestant is a Selected Contestant (i.e., Grand Prize Winner, Honorable Mention, or Runner-up), instead of the license described above, Contest grants to Sponsor an exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, sublicensable, and royalty free license to Sponsor to use, modify, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, perform, and display the Submission in any and all media throughout the world and for whatever purpose Sponsor deems. Should any Contestant be unwilling or otherwise unable to enter into this license, or provide permissions and or releases, or otherwise cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, Contestant with the next highest score will be chosen from the remaining entries until one who is able to meet all requirements can be selected. Potential prize winner must provide Sponsor with all signatures on required paperwork and return all documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Official Rules in order to be eligible to receive the prize. Contestants may not sell, assign or transfer any of their rights in their Submissions under these Official Rules.

CONTESTANTS WILL NOT BE SPECIFICALLY PAID FOR THEIR SUBMISSIONS or for granting Sponsor any of these rights.  

While Sponsor will seek to post the Submission in the form as provided at the time of entry, all Contestants agree that due to technical limitations and internal standards, Submissions may be altered from their original form and that Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Submission in its sole discretion, including adding its logo or other trademarks. Sponsor may post Submissions in any order or sequence, with or without commentary, and may select an image to serve as a thumbnail in its sole discretion.

7. PRIZE:

One (1) Grand Prize: If eligible under these Official Rules, prize includes:

  • You submission turned into an in-game emote
  • Boogie Bomb Model (ARV $150)
  • 10,000 V-Bucks (ARV $100)

Four (4) Secondary Prizes:  If eligible under these Official Rules, prize includes:

  • Boogie Bomb Model (ARV $150)
  • 10,000 V-Bucks (ARV $100)

Five (5) Tertiary Prizes:  If eligible under these Official Rules, prize includes:

  • 10,000 V-Bucks (ARV $100)

Twenty (20) Quaternary Prizes:  If eligible under these Official Rules, prize includes:

  • 6,000 V-Bucks (ARV $60)

Forty (40) Quinary Prizes:  If eligible under these Official Rules, prize includes:

  • 2,500 V-Bucks (ARV $25)

Thirty (30) Senary Prizes:  If eligible under these Official Rules, prize includes:

  • 1,000 V-Bucks (ARV $10)

8. CONDITIONS:  Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By participating, Contestants agree: (i) to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final and binding; and (ii) to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, Selected Contestant agrees to release Sponsor from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities. Sponsor shall not be liable for: (i) telephone system, telephone, or computer hardware, software, or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (ii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iii) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; or (iv) any printing, typographical, administrative, or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest, in its sole discretion, should it receive fewer than 40 entries or receive no entries that have a judged score above 60 points, or due to circumstances beyond its control, including natural disasters. Submissions will not be returned and may be destroyed, but are still subject to the license contained herein by Sponsor. Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, undermine, or harass any other players or Sponsor representatives. The internal laws of the State of North Carolina will govern disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Contest.

Sponsor is not responsible and shall not be held liable, and your entry may be disqualified and may not be considered for any Prize, should your Submission be removed from any third-party photo hosting site for any reason (including without limitation DMCA take-down).  

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention, or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. Use of automated entry devices or programs is prohibited. Any attempts to access the site, enter the Contest or via a bot script, device, or brute-force attack will result in disqualification, including that IP address becoming ineligible for the entire Contest. Caution: any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Contest. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys’ fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.

9. PUBLICITY:  Sponsor reserves the right to use the name, likeness, and/or hometown name of any Contestant, including his/her photo, for publicity purposes prior to, during, or after the Contest end date, in any media, throughout the world, in perpetuity, but only in connection with publicizing the Contest, without any compensation or prior review unless specifically prohibited by law.

10. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL:  Except as prohibited by applicable law and as a condition of participating in this Contest, each Contestant hereby irrevocably and perpetually waives any right s/he may have to a trial by jury in respect of any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this contest, any document or agreement entered into in connection herewith, any prize available in connection herewith, and any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.

11. PRIVACY:  All personal information collected by Sponsor will be used for administration of the Contest. In addition, Contestants may receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of Sponsor subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy. Sponsor uses reasonable commercial efforts to comply with Federal CAN-SPAM guidelines, and Contestants may subsequently opt-out of receiving further emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to the address set out below.  Please refer to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at http://epicgames.com/privacynotice for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.

12. OFFICIAL RULES and WINNERS LIST:  The winners list can be obtained through the mail by sending the request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: #boogiedown - Winners List, Epic Games, Inc., 620 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518.  Requests must be received no more than 90 days after the end of Contest.

© 2018 Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved.  

#boogiedown

Introducing… the #boogiedown Contest!

To celebrate you, the fans, we’re calling upon our most passionate gamers to show us their best moves, with the first place winner’s dance created as an emote in Fortnite!

It’s easy to enter - simply take a video of you (or your friends) boogie-ing down and share your submission on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with #boogiedown.

The contest begins right now and will run until April 10. All entries must be submitted during the contest period. You can see the full rules here.

Judgement Criteria:

We will be judging each submission based on three different criteria.

Fun

  • Does your dance fit the playful personality of Fortnite?

Originality

  • Is your dance original?

Creativity

  • How unique and imaginative is your dance?
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Prizes

100 Winners, One Grand Prize. Will you claim Victory Royale?

One (1) Grand Prize:

  • Your dance is created as an emote in Fortnite Battle Royale!
  • Exclusive IRL Boogie Bomb
  • 10,000 V-Bucks
  • Disco Cosmetics (Funk Ops, Sparkle Specialist, Disco Brawl, Disco Glider)

Four (2-5) Secondary Prizes:

  • Exclusive IRL Boogie Bomb
  • 10,000 V-Bucks
  • Disco Cosmetics (Funk Ops, Sparkle Specialist, Disco Brawl, Disco Glider)

Five (6-10) Tertiary Prizes:

  • 10,000 V-Bucks
  • Disco Cosmetics (Funk Ops, Sparkle Specialist, Disco Brawl, Disco Glider)

Twenty (11-30) Quaternary Prizes:

  • 6,000 V-Bucks
  • Disco Cosmetics (Funk Ops, Sparkle Specialist, Disco Brawl, Disco Glider)

Forty (31-70) Quinary Prizes:

  • 2,500 V-Bucks
  • Disco Cosmetics (Funk Ops, Sparkle Specialist, Disco Brawl, Disco Glider)

Thirty (71-100) Senary Prizes:

  • 1,000 V-Bucks
  • Disco Cosmetics(Funk Ops, Sparkle Specialist, Disco Brawl, Disco Glider)

<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> IRL Boogie Bombs made by @RayGunProject. For more details, be sure to check out the official contest rules.

Lets dance!

We’re proud to present the Combat Pro control scheme for Save the World!  Here are the PS4 & Xbox One images (explanation below):

 



Why Combat Pro?

For those of you who have been playing Battle Royale as well as Save the World, you've probably seen that the default control schemes are significantly different.  One of the critical features in Combat Pro is switching weapons and building pieces on the controller bumpers.  
 
In Save the World, the typical control schemes require the player to let go of the aim stick to press (Triangle or Y) to switch weapons or building types.  Now, since players won’t have to remove their fingers from the movement and aim sticks, Combat Pro for Save the World will allow players to stay in the fight while selecting what they’re using next.

It’s also critical for players to be able to use their hero-specific abilities amidst combat.  For example, it’s critical to Ninjas that they be able to use Shurikens and Dragon Slash in battle. To preserve the ease of activating hero abilities, they all use one of the bumpers in combination with the opposite bumper or trigger.  Those three combinations are easy to press since they don’t require the player to press both a bumper and trigger using the same hand.  Since you can press and hold the bumper before pressing the opposite button, it should be easy to use any ability without accidentally switching weapons, zooming, or firing.

One other small advantage of the new control scheme is that you can tap (Triangle or Y) in either mode to toggle to your harvesting tool, rather than having to hold it.  And tapping (Triangle or Y) on the harvesting tool switches back to your last weapon for a fast way to re-enter combat.

If you want to use the new control scheme, select Save the World, then go to the Settings menu and choose the Controller tab.  You can switch the Configuration to Combat Pro to give it a try.  

We hope you enjoy this control scheme! Please give us feedback as we want to iterate and improve this over time.



 
Battle Royale v3.4 Patch Notes
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Welcome to the v3.4 update,

Powerful and mighty, the newly released Guided Missile can devastate targets. Complete control right at your fingertips. Skilled players can take advantage of its range and maneuverability to get around cover and land the final blow on their opponent.

This update delivers several highly requested quality-of-life improvements to Save the World such as the introduction of Combat Pro control scheme and removal of Energy from sprinting.

Hop around, you'll be sure to find lots of Easter Eggs… happy hunting!

Guided Missile (Battle Royale)
Take down forts with a more personal touch.

Sniper Shootout v2 (Battle Royale)
Play ‘Peek-a-boo’ in Sniper Shootout v2. Hunting Rifle and Crossbow added, Magnum removed.

'The Three Husketeers' Questline (Save the World)
Spring It On! comes to a close with an egg-streme Mini-Boss battle.

Rabbit Raider Jonesy / Miss Bunny Penny (Save the World)
These Heroes never have a bad hare day!

General

  • Next Phase of Crossplay Improvements on Console
    • You can now add, remove, and manage Epic Friends from the main menu.
    • You can now send, receive, and respond to crossplay Party Invites.
    • Party Finder now includes Epic Friends on other platforms.
  • Enabled toggling of full screen mode with Alt + Enter on PC, and Option + Enter on Mac.
  • Increased the brightness and visibility of ammo boxes.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a rare bug where players could be launched up in the air after colliding with the world in tight spaces.
  • Fixed the edit mode UI appearing over non-player built structures in some cases.
  • Fixed other players not appearing to move smoothly while jumping.
  • Fixed some keys on non-QWERTY keyboards becoming unbound after restarting.
  • Fixed the Video Settings screen not updating properly after full screen mode is toggled.

Known Issues

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our snazzy new Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

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Battle Royale

Weapons + Items

  • Guided Missile added.
    • Stats:
      • Damage to Players: Epic - 105; Legendary - 110
      • Damage to Environment: 1000
      • Lifetime: 18 seconds
      • Time Between Shots: 3.13 seconds
      • Rocket Speed: 1300 units/second
      • Rocket Health: 100
    • Take direct control of the missile after it's fired.
    • Once you take on the missile's point-of-view, you’re unable to move your character.
    • Disconnect from the missile at any time, in which the missile will continue its trajectory.
    • Moves slightly slower than a regular rocket but does the same damage.
    • Epic and Legendary rarity.
    • Uses Rocket ammo.
    • Found in Treasure Chests + Supply Drops.
  • Adjusted rarity colors on Shotguns to more closely represent their effectiveness.
    NOTE: Characteristics (such as weapon damage, drop chances) are completely unchanged.
    • Tactical Shotguns are now Common/Uncommon/Rare (was Uncommon/Rare/Epic).
    • Pump Shotguns are now Uncommon/Rare (was Common/Uncommon).
  • The Egg Launcher has been added as a seasonal item that replaces the Grenade Launcher (only a cosmetic change).
  • Increased Launch Pad drop rate by 25%.
Bug Fixes
  • Issues with the Boogie Bomb are fixed and this item is now re-enabled.
  • Fixed an issue which caused spike traps to trigger when a player stands on top of the wall the trap is attached to.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented players from entering ADS mode upon landing when they hold the aim button while jumping.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Hunting Rifle to fire inaccurately when crouched or at close range.
  • The Remote Explosives detonator is now correctly removed from your inventory if another player destroys your placed explosives and you have no more in your inventory.
  • Fixed a bug where players could remain in sprint while using the Remote Explosive detonator but not play the detonator animation.

Gameplay

  • Limited Time Mode: Sniper Shootout v2
    • Hunting Rifle and Crossbow added.
    • Revolver removed.
    • Downed state is disabled. Downed players are immediately eliminated.
    • Legendary weapons can only be found in Supply Drops.
    • Epic weapons can only be found in Treasure Chests.
    • Heavy Ammo Drop Quantities:
      • Floor: 6
      • Chest: 6
      • Ammo Box: 12
      • Supply Drop: 18
      • Llama: 90
  • Rearranged the order in which pieces fall off of player built structures as they are damaged.
  • Increased the number of loot spawns on the warmup island.
  • Removed 30 FPS mode from Xbox One and PS4.
    • In v3.4 we made some significant GPU optimizations which improved visual quality, including resolution in 60 FPS mode, and we now feel there is very little reason to play at 30 FPS. - Developer Comment
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed opened treasure chests sometimes appearing as unopened when viewed from very far distances.
  • Fixed an issue which caused revived players to become stuck in an invalid state if a building piece was placed between the two players in the middle of the revive.
  • Bullseyes will no longer appear after the challenge has been completed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused other player’s headgear to appear to float above their heads.
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused players to lose their ability to control their character after jumping from the bus.
  • Fixed an issue that caused bushes and other environment objects to pop in and out of view at medium range.

Mobile

  • Added ‘Unsupported Device’ message at startup for certain devices. That message is:
    "We're sorry. Fortnite requires a device with 2GB of memory to run. Fortnite works with: iPhone SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X; iPad Mini 4, Air 2, 2017, Pro."
  • Added new game data download system, which will allow us to make much smaller updates in the future.
    • When you start up this new version of Fortnite, it will start downloading all the game data, which will be the full size (around 1.8GB).
  • Antialiasing (4x MSAA) is now enabled on all supported devices.
  • Whispers and Party Text Chat are now enabled on mobile.
  • Added a quick tutorial for ‘Tap to Swing’ which appears upon first startup.
  • Added a message informing players that jailbroken devices are not supported.
  • Auto-opening of doors is now based on input instead of your player’s current speed.
Bug Fixes
  • Continuously attacking with the Harvesting Tool is now more consistent when double tapping and holding the right side of screen.
  • The left fire button is now more reliable and responsive.
  • Opening treasure chests now feels more responsive.
  • Fixed various inconsistencies with tap to shoot, making it more accurate.
  • Fixed the minimap blocking movement and look input.
  • Fixed an issue which caused misfiring when single tapping the screen and interacting with the HUD.
  • Fixed some issues causing Tap, Tap + Hold actions to not register.
  • Fixed longer than expected loading times on iPhone X.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when tapping the Epic Friends list rapidly.
  • Fixed Impulse Grenade effects not being visible enough on Low settings.
  • Turbo Building and Automatic Material Swapping settings now save correctly.
  • Weapon and consumables dropped can no longer be auto-picked up by the dropping player.

Performance

  • Major netcode optimizations to reduce lag.
    • Improved game responsiveness by updating all players on the server every frame. Previously, only 50 players could be updated each frame.
    • Reduced lag at the beginning of the match by optimizing networking to improve overall server frame rate.
  • Made significant improvements to visual quality on consoles, including resolution improvements and texture sharpness improvements.
    • Improved texture filtering sharpness on PS4 and Xbox One.
    • Increased texture resolution on Xbox One.
  • Improved frame rate when many other players are nearby.
  • Fixed hitching that could occur in game when encountering certain cosmetic items for the first time.

UI

  • Party Suggestions for your Epic Friends now appear in the lobby on consoles.
  • Added a zoom feature to the map.
    • Mouse Wheel will zoom in and out.
    • Gamepad - Right trigger zooms in, left trigger zooms out.
    • Touch - Pinch to zoom, swipe to pan.
  • The elimination feed now displays the distance for shots that knock down or eliminate other players beyond 50 meters for all weapons.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue which caused downed squad mates to appear eliminated on the UI.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented marker placement on the map if the map was opened while transitioning from the warmup island to the Battle Bus.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from placing minimap markers close to the edge of the island.
  • Game Mode selector will no longer reset to ‘Squads’ when a new party member joins while another mode was selected.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the ping value to be inaccurate when ‘Show Net Stats’ was enabled.
  • When using the inverted controls option, the mouse cursor will no longer be inverted while the map is open.

Art + Animation

  • Polished weapon particle effects for improved clarity:
    • Bullet smoke trails are more detailed for rifles and pistols, making it slightly easier to determine the direction of shots fired across your view.
    • Sniper rifle projectiles that hit the world have larger, more visible impact effects.
    • Shotgun pellet trails and player hit effects have been adjusted to more clearly show the spread of each shot and make it easier to see how much of it hit an enemy.
    • Suppressed weapons have a much more subtle muzzle flash and no longer show bullet smoke trails.
    • Pump Shotgun and Hand Cannon fire animations have been polished, improving readability and snappiness.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the glow effect on some chests that were glowing white.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the crossbow reload animation to play in situations where it wasn’t actually reloading.

Audio

  • Removed the chirp sound from landing Supply Drops.
  • Added hit notification sounds when the player you’re spectating lands a shield, body, or headshot hit.
Bug Fixes
  • The tire pile bounce sound will now play while spectating players.
  • Crossbow bolts no longer play valentine sound effects when hitting players.
  • Search sound effects now persists for the full duration when searching Loot Llamas.
  • Fixed an issue that made player landing sounds difficult to hear if footstep audio was also playing.

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Save the World

Gameplay

  • Combat Pro is now an available control scheme option (more details here).
  • Sprinting no longer costs Energy.
  • Dying & resurrection no longer reduces the durability of your equipped weapons.
  • Container search speed has been increased.
  • Players no longer take fall damage on the Hoverboard when landing on a Speed Boost Pad.
  • Crafting Ingredients stack limit increased from 99 to 200.
    • Existing items will not automatically restack.
    • You can condense stacks by dropping and picking up items or transferring between backpack and storage.
  • Increased Trap stack limit from 20 to 200.

Missions + Systems

  • New Spring it On! Questline - ‘The Three Husketeers’
    • The grand finale of Spring it On! is here, bringing huge explosions, epic Mini-Boss fights, and the Miss Bunny Penny legendary Constructor questline reward!
    • Special Spring-themed Trojan Bunny mission.
    • Fight three Storm Mini-Bosses in one fight - find the best strategy to defeat the evil trio!
  • The first Upgrade Llama purchase is now free. All players who have already completed the Loot Llamas tutorial will also receive a free Upgrade Llama.
    • This change was made to address the issue where some players were unable to progress through the Loot Llamas tutorial if they spent V-Bucks to make a Battle Royale purchase before completing the tutorial.
  • Upgrade Llamas and other activities can now provide players with ‘Deep Choices’.
    NOTE: This only applies to normal Llamas, not event Llamas.
    • A deep choice event will allow players a second choice after they make their first choice from a card.
    • Epic and Legendary rarity cards of these types now regularly have deep choices:
      • Ranged Weapon Schematic, Melee Weapon Schematic, Trap Schematic, Hero.
  • Doubled appearance rate of the Troll Stash Llama.
    • Troll Stash now guarantees at least one Epic schematic, one Legendary schematic, and one Epic or Legendary survivor (of any type).
  • Increased amount of Evolution Materials awarded from mission completion:
    • Location where material is introduced: +10%
      • (Example) Drops of Rain in Stonewood.
    • One location later: +25%
    • Two locations later: +50%
    • Three locations later: +100%
      • Drops of Rain in Twine Peaks
    • Mission alerts have been adjusted to keep them in line with these new values
  • All missions in the game will now award some amount of XP across all Commander Levels.
    • Missions can no longer turn ‘grey.’
    • Missions that would have previously appeared ‘grey’ to a player will now appear ‘green.’
      • Thus, players will now never encounter a mission that ceases to award XP altogether as you play down-level.
    • XP rewards have been made more generous when playing down-level.
      • At their lowest rate, players will receive 30% of their normal XP rewards.
  • Mission Alerts
    • Increased number of Firecracker Tickets received by completing Group Mission Alerts from 60-150 to 100-240 (scaled based on zone difficulty).
      • Going forward, events that feature Mutant Storm and Mini-Boss Mission Alerts will reward 100-240 tickets as well.
    • Refocused Mini-Boss Mission Alerts towards Transform Keys and high-rarity items.
      • Greatly increased the chance for Transform Keys to appear.
      • Massively increased chance for higher rarity items to appear.
        • (Example) In Twine Peaks, Legendary Transform Keys have a 15% chance to be chosen as an alert reward, up from a 1% chance.
      • Slightly increased V-bucks on Mini-Boss Mission Alerts.
      • Increased Mini Llamas awarded from 1 to 2 in Plankerton and higher.
      • Moderately reduced the chance for Mini-Boss Mission Alerts to choose evolution materials as the extra reward (those are increased on Mutant Storms instead).
      • Reduced the chance for Mini-Boss Mission Alerts to choose XP as the extra reward.
      • Removed crafting ingredients from the reward list.
      • Removed various items that were too low-rarity for their area.
        • (Example) No Rare Survivors in Twine Peaks.
  • Canny Valley and Twine Peaks Mission Reward Boost.
    • Survivor/Hero/Schematic XP
      • Canny: Starts at +8.4% and increases with difficulty to a maximum of +25%.
      • Twine: Starts at +25%, increases with difficulty to a maximum of +39%
  • Refined resource piles like of piles of wood, metal beams, etc. now properly scale the amount of wood/stone/metal they drop based on their size.
Bug Fixes
  • Corrected an issue which could cause players to be able to use triangle walls that were inverted from the pattern that Build-the-Radar displays as required.
  • Fixed an issue where some traps weren't granting score when activated.
  • Jump Pads, Defender Post, and Boost Pad world drops now drop in later zones.
  • Fixed issue with Wall Launcher Trap not triggering when a tier 3 wooden floor was placed next to it.
  • Fixed spelling error in the Creature Features Quest description.
  • Survivor on top of the vehicle is invulnerable once again, until the vehicle is destroyed.
  • Fixed gate missions awarding the participation badge twice on mission failure.

Weapons + Items

  • Remote Explosives have been added! Go and blow something up… remotely.
    • Use fire to place an explosive, alt-fire to detonate all the ones you have placed.
    • They can blow up structures (aside from the ones your team has built) in addition to enemies.
      NOTE: They cannot hurt objectives.
    • They can also detonate when they take damage from weapons.
    • These are found in the world, and do not persist past the end of the mission.
  • Reduced the chance of the following weapon perks being rolled to about 30% of what it was before:
    • Damage vs Affliction
    • Damage vs Slowed/Snared
    • Damage vs Stun/Knockback/Stagger
    • Critical Damage vs Affliction.
  • Boost Pad crafting cost should now be comparable to other Movement Pads.
  • Defenders have had some balance adjustments:
    • Melee & Ranged Critical Chance Perks increased from 9% to 15%.
    • Melee & Ranged Critical Damage Perks increased from 24% to 54%.
    • Ranged Clip Size Perk increased from 20% to 30%.
    • Ammo Save Size Perk increased from 12% to 23%.
    • Defender Health,Shield & Shield Regen increased from 20% to 24%.
    • Melee Weapon Damage perk increased from 10% to 12%.
    • Specific Weapon Damage perks increased from 12% to 15% including:
      • Assault , Pistols, Shotguns, Snipers, Axes, Hammers, Clubs , Scythes, Spears, Swords.
  • Significantly increased Defenders' accuracy and standardized Defender firing rates for all ranged weapons.
Bug Fixes
  • Corrected an issue which could cause the Flame Grill trap to deal less damage than intended at higher evolutions.
  • Added a potential fix for the issue with floating Ceiling Electric Traps.
    • The trap will be slightly lower than the surface of the ceiling it is placed on and the camera will again collide with the trap.

Heroes

  • Rabbit Raider Jonesy, Legendary reskin of the Soldier’s Raider subclass, has been added to the Event Store.
  • Miss Bunny Penny, Legendary reskin of the Constructor’s Plasma Specialist subclass, can be acquired by completing the Spring It On! Questline.
  • ‘Mantis Leap’s’ Energy Cost has been reduced from 50 to 20.
  • As part of removing the Energy requirement for sprint, we have removed the ‘Phasic Energy’ perk. Outlanders with ‘Phasic Energy’ have had that perk replaced with a different ‘Phase Shift’ Perk.
    • Phase Scout Jess's level 12 perk, ‘Phasic Energy’, has been replaced with ‘Phase Shield’.
      • ‘Phase Shield’: ‘Phase Shift’ forces the shield to regenerate for 4 seconds. Your shield will regenerate even if you continue to take damage, but it will only regenerate at 20% of the regular rate.
    • Shamrock Outlander’s level 15 perk, ‘Phasic Energy’, has been replaced with ‘Phase Runner’.
      • ‘Phase Runner’ increases movement speed by 25% for 4 seconds after using ‘Phase Shift’.
  • Improved the functionality of the ‘Recycling’ Perk:
    • ‘Recycling’ will now take into account the level of the buildings near BASE.
    • Level 1 buildings are worth 1 building piece.
    • Level 2 buildings are worth 3 building pieces.
    • Level 3 buildings are worth 6 building pieces.
    • ‘Recycling’ now requires 3 building pieces of the same material (reduced from 5) to generate 1 of the appropriate resource.
    • ‘Hyperthreading’ now improves ‘Recycling’ to only need 2 building pieces of the same material (reduced from 3) to generate 1 of the appropriate resource.
  • Hat and Backpack are now added to the Shamrock Reclaimer.
    • Hat is added at star level 2.
    • Backpack is added at star level 3.
Bug Fixes
  • Corrected an issue which could cause Corrosive Blade’s damage to cap at 10,000. This damage is now scaling as intended.
  • Corrected an issue which could cause the ‘Corrosion’ tactical perk’s damage to cap at 10,000. This damage is now scaling as intended.
  • Corrected an issue which could cause the ‘Boomstick!’ perk of ‘Goin' Commando!’ to have incorrect effects. Energy effects should now always cover the gun as intended.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Ninja’s ‘Throwing Stars’ to not do damage at close range.
  • Fixed a crash when viewing the 5-star Epic and Legendary versions of the following heroes:
    • Commando Ramirez.
    • Guardian Penny.
    • Bluestreak Assassin Ken.
    • Trailblazer A.C.
    • Trailblazer Jess.
  • Fixed an issue that gave the Rare version of the Lunar Constructor and Outlander heroes level 25 and 30 perks.
  • Fixed issue causing the vulnerability icon from ‘Debilitating Shots’ to reappear on enemies that no longer have the effect.
  • Fixed an issue with the ‘Hammer Critical Chance’ perk for Constructors not working with the Dragon’s Fist hammer.
  • Epic Sarah Claus now has the correct ‘Medical Fumes’ perk at level 12 instead of ‘Dragon Daze’.
  • Fixed an issue with ‘Tail of the Dragon’ dealing less damage on the first instance of damage.
  • Fixed issue with the ‘Recycling perk’ of the Constructor’s BASE, where it could reward Wood, even when there were no Wood pieces in range of BASE.
  • Fixed an issue where the maximum amount of resources collected per minute was not being displayed in the ‘Recycling’ perk’s tooltip.
  • The following issues with ‘Smoke Bomb’ have been addressed:
    • Smoke Bomb now correctly spawns in the location that it explodes instead of on the player’s location.
    • The projectile no longer adds player velocity while being thrown.
    • Smoke screen effects only happen to players when they are within the AOE volume.
  • Removed window buttons from Defender Post's Ammo Count panel.
  • Changed Skill tree tooltip in the bonus section of Supply Drop, the text should read "Contains at least 1" instead of  "Get extra 1".

UI

  • Updated animations on the main tabs.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when adding friends after a match.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Hero stats in the ‘All Stats Page’ to appear as 0%.
  • Improved controller navigation for the skill description panel on the Skill Tree.
  • Corrected an issue which could cause the rarity color displayed on the 15% Trap Damage perk to be gold instead of blue.
  • Removed ‘more’ action from backpack and storage screens. This option wasn't available on gamepad and hasn't been designed for these screens.
  • Fixed some cases where stackable items might not be added to the largest available partial stack.

Art + Animation

  • Changed the Dragon's Might firing animations to have less aggressive recoil.

Audio

  • Added new UI sounds to the Collection Book, Storage Locker and Skill Tree purchases.

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Starting today on Xbox One, cross-platform play, purchasing and progression are available between Xbox One, PC, Mac and iOS.  Support for Android is coming in the next few months. As always, cross-platform functionality is a completely opt-in experience.

For now, cross-platform functionality will require several steps to enable. We are working to make this easier in the next few weeks.

To link your Xbox Live Account to an Epic Games account:

  • Access the Official Fortnite Website.
  • If you are already logged in, hover over your display name and select “Sign Out”.
  • Hover over the silhouette next to “Download” and select “Xbox”.
  • Sign in with your Xbox Live credentials.
  • Register full account details to complete the process.

Once your account is connected, all of your Fortnite progress and purchases will be available on Xbox One, PC, Mac and iOS. Enjoy!

On PlayStation 4, cross-play, cross-purchase and cross-progression have been available between PS4, PC and Mac since the launch of Battle Royale back in September.

Starting today, Fortnite will ALSO support cross-platform functionality between PlayStation 4 and iOS! Support for Android is coming within the next few months. As always, cross-platform functionality is a 100% opt-in experience.

For now, cross-platform functionality will require several steps to enable. We are working to make this easier in the next few weeks.

To link your PlayStation Network Account to an Epic Games account:

  • Go to the Official Fortnite Website.
  • If you are already logged in, hover over your display name and select “Sign Out”.
  • Hover over the silhouette next to “Download” and select “PlayStation”.
  • Sign in with your PlayStation Network Account credentials.
  • Register full account details to complete the process.

Once your account is connected, all of your Fortnite progress and purchases will be available on PS4, PC, Mac and iOS. Enjoy!

Hey Fortnite Community,

Today we’re emailing the first round of invites for the Fortnite Invite Event on iOS. This is the initial round of invites. We will be sending more in the coming days and weeks, so if you don’t get one right away, don’t worry.

The game is in an early state and we look forward to your feedback as we iterate and improve. We will email you when you are granted friend invites. Please post your suggestions to the forums or Reddit!

See you on the Battle Bus,

- Fortnite Team

50 celebrities. 50 pro gamers. One Victory Royale.

 
Join us this E3 for the ultimate Fortnite Party Royale, pairing some of the world’s greatest athletes, musicians and entertainers with top Fortnite Battle Royale players from across the globe.

Teams will clash in the premier Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am in Los Angeles during E3. One team will rise to the top for ultimate bragging rights. Who will claim Victory Royale? We’ll soon begin building the teams, so stay tuned for more information on the event.


And one more thing... details on the first season of competitive play coming in the next few weeks!
Battle Royale v3.3 Patch Notes
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Top o’ the mornin!

The battle is really BOOM-ing with Battle Royale’s latest weapon… Remote Explosives! Save the World’s Spring it On! event sees the addition of a new, lucky questline and gains a new Hero who’s as green as a four-leafed clover.

One more thing… Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to Mobile! We couldn’t be more excited to bring the game you all love to your hand-held devices. Head to fortnite.com/mobile for more details.

Remote Explosives (Battle Royale)
Topple fortresses at the click of a button.

Supply Llama (Battle Royale)
Find loot in the most unexpected of places. The Supply Llama has joined the battle.

Luck of the Storm Questline (Save the World)
Uncover treacherous treasures, track mythical creatures, and brave springtime shenanigans in ‘Luck of the Storm’!

Shamrock Reclaimer Outlander (Save the World)
Charge your abilities by defeating enemies and be the lucky charm we’ve always needed!

General

  • Wondering what’s happening with Fortnite? Find real-time info via the Epic Games Status Page here.
Bug Fixes
  • Improved server performance and reduced bandwidth usage when players are jumping.
  • Korean, Japanese, and Chinese languages will display properly in the UI when changing languages while playing the game.

Known Issues

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our snazzy new Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

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Battle Royale

Fornite Battle Royale announced for Mobile!

  • Click here to sign-up for the Invite Event on iOS.

Weapons + Items

  • Remote Explosives added.
    • Rare rarity.
    • Found in Supply Llamas, Treasure Chests, Floor Loot or Supply Drops.
    • Stacks of 4 (Max of 10).
  • Smoke Grenade has been vaulted.
Bug Fixes
  • Updated the ‘No Scope Hunting Rifle’ name to simply be ‘Hunting Rifle’.
  • Fixed missing environmental impact FX on Hunting Rifle projectiles.

Gameplay

  • Limited Time Mode: Blitz
    *NOTE: This mode will be enabled on 3/19.
    • Blitz has much shorter storm times resulting in faster & more intense matches!
      • Maximum match length is 15 minutes.
    • The match will start with the storm circle already closing in over the island.
    • Adjustments to loot availability:
      • Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70% to 80-90%.
      • Increased chances of ammo boxes spawning from 65-80% to 85-95%.
      • Floor Loot spawns nearly 100% of the time.
      • Supply Drop spawn interval lessened from 180s (+/- 30s) to 80s (+/- 20s).
      • Supply Drop descent time shortened from 60s to 30s.
      • Launchpad spawn likelihood greatly increased.
    • Harvesting resources doubled.
    • Resources found in loot increased from 30 to 100.
    • Treasure chest health increased from 200 to 500.
    • Ammo box health increased from 120 to 250.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue causing the unintentional rotation of stairs.
  • Fixed an issue causing an eliminated player’s collision to stick around temporarily, making it difficult to pick-up their dropped items.

UI

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the News window not displaying once you select Battle Royale.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes made characters appear with the wrong orientation when previewing items in the front end menu.

Art/Animation

  • Updated the circular bullet impact FX so that they help indicate the direction the shot came from.

Audio

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed gunshot sound stuttering that would occur when firing an automatic weapon at low ammo counts.
  • Fixed issue that caused gunfire and other sounds to play at louder volume than usual.

Performance

  • Optimized shield effects on players to improve overall frame rate.

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Save the World

This patch includes a reversion of the Critical Chance re-balance done in the v3.2 update, and a pass to fix bugs and balance problems with the stat caps.

Gameplay

  • Next chapter of Spring it On! unlocks - ‘Luck of the Storm’.
    • Battle lucky Husks, uncover treacherous treasures, track mythical spokescreatures, and brave springtime storm shenanigans!
    • Quest rewards include an Epic Leprechaun Survivor + your choice of one of three Legendary St. Patrick’s themed Heroes:
      • Luck Demolisher Wildcat
      • Highland Warrior Wildcat
      • Battle Hound Jonesy
  • Rebalanced Stat Caps.
    • Party shared F.O.R.T. stat caps have been reverted to their old balance relative to the personal F.O.R.T. stat caps.
      • One high-level friend can share enough F.O.R.T. stats to boost your duo to the 4-player balance point, if they are far enough above your level.
    • F.O.R.T. stat caps in Stonewood have been reverted to the end-of-zone threshold.
    • F.O.R.T. stat caps have increased across the other three locations.
      • They begin being offset upwards in mid-Plankerton, and this offset increases at higher difficulties.
      • These caps are now at or above the caps present at launch:
        • In the top 2 difficulties of Plankerton.
        • In the top 3 difficulties of Canny Valley.
        • In the top 4 difficulties of Twine Peaks.
    • Weapon level caps have been increased to match character level caps.
      • Increased starting cap from 12 to 20.
      • Caps increase in increments of 10 until they reach 50.
    • The points where Weapon and Character level caps increase has been moved a few difficulties earlier.
  • Set base Weapon Skill to 50 for all heroes.
    • This allows low-level players to effectively use high-level guns while playing in high-level areas.
    • As a result of this change the Weapon Skill skill tree nodes no longer function. We will replace or remove these nodes in a future patch.
Bug Fixes
  • Stat caps for Storm Shield Defenses were lower than intended and have been raised to their intended levels (equivalent to end-of-zone missions).

Weapons + Items

  • Critical Chance weapon and trap perks increased from 11.5% / 16.5% / 21% to 14% / 21% / 28%.
    • This reverts the change made to Critical Chance in the v3.2 patch.

Heroes

  • Shamrock Reclaimer Outlander is available in the Event Store.
Bug Fixes
  • The Outlander subclass Flash now unlocks Loot Llama at level 1 and ‘Phase Shift’ at level 2.
  • Fixed issue stopping Flash Eagle Eye and Flash A.C.'s abilities and traps from scaling with Tech.
  • Fixed issue stopping Flash Eagle Eye and Flash A.C. from interacting with Fragments at level 1.
  • The Speed Boost Pad no longer grants Utility for every activation.

Audio

  • Added sound for adding item to storage locker.
  • Added sounds for clicking items in the Collection Book.

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Hey Fortnite Community,

We’re happy to announce today that in partnership with our friends at Microsoft, Fortnite will feature cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-purchase, between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and (in the next few months) Android.

Contrary to what may have been implied, Microsoft has long been a leading voice in supporting cross-platform play, connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles. We’ve been working together with them over the last several months to make this possible, and will bring this functionality to Fornite players on Xbox right along with other platforms.

With each new platform we support and every update we ship, we strive to bring Fortnite to more people, and make it easier to play together with friends. And, as always, cross-play is opt in.

As we shared a few days ago, starting Monday you can sign-up for the Fortnite Invite Event on iOS. On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac. Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates.

See you on the Battle Bus,

Fortnite Team

Battle Royale v3.2 Patch Notes


Introducing patch v3.2,

The battle royale gets bigger with the latest LTM and hotter with the newest skin, Burnout. We’ve honed in on performance and quality of life changes, addressing many of the minor issues that have surfaced from the last few patches.

We’ve seen your colossal Hoverboard courses and are blown away by the effort put into them. We want to see more, and are going to keep expanding the feature by adding more tools to play with! Lift off with Boost Pads, Save the World’s newest item that accelerates the Hoverboard.

Quick shout-out to the Save the World and Battle Royale Subreddit communities for identifying unlisted changes and bugs. We appreciate you! Now let's jump into the notes:

Teams of 20 (Battle Royale)
Bigger teams, bigger battles! Five teams of 20 fight for the Victory Royale.

Burnout (Battle Royale)
All roads lead to Victory. Blaze your path with Burnout.

Hoverboard Boost Pads (Save the World)
Prepare to leave Husks in the dust! These boost pads send the Hoverboard flying, making your race tracks... gnarly!

Wukong (Save the World)
This Hero is definitely not monkeying around! Available in the Event store now.

General

  • Added Easy Anti-Cheat protection to PC.
    • Some players will be run through Easy Anti Cheat and some will be run through BattlEye.
    • Installation will occur while Fortnite is running.
  • Brazil has been added to the Matchmaking Region selector for Xbox One players.
    • To adjust this, head to Settings > Game > Matchmaking Region > Brazil.
  • Wondering what’s happening with Fortnite? Find real-time info via the Epic Games Status Page here.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Reset Building Choice’ option would not reset to Walls if Traps were last selected.

Known Issues

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our snazzy new Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

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Battle Royale

Gameplay

  • Limited Time Mode: Teams of 20
    • Each team is composed of five squads of four players.
    • All teammates will be displayed in green on the map.
    • The Map screen now shows total number of players alive on each team.
    • Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70% to 60-80%.
    • Increased chances of ammo boxes spawning from 65-80% to 75-90%.
    • Supply Drops always come in batches of 5 instead of varying amounts per Storm Circle. Supply Drop rate increased from 180 (+/- 30s) to 210 (+/- 30s).
    • Teams of 20 has six Storm Circles as opposed to nine. Maximum match length is 23 minutes, down from 25.
    • Storm Circle Timings:
      • Storm Circle 1: Random location. 60s wait, 180s shrink time.
      • Storm Circle 2: Random location. 60s wait, 90s shrink time.
      • Storm Circle 3: Location centered on previous storm (for the rest of the match). 120s wait, 90s shrink time.
      • Storm Circle 4: 120s wait, 60s shrink.
      • Storm Circle 5: 180s wait, 60s shrink.
      • Storm Circle 6: 240s wait, 120s shrink.
  • Players will get elimination credit for forced fall damage either through Impulse Grenades or destroying structures underneath their enemies.
    • Breaking the base of a structure will count the same as breaking the exact piece a player is standing on before they fall.
  • Riding a rocket no longer cancels emotes or using consumables.
  • Lobby emotes will now play out instead of just ending at 5 seconds.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where players at 60 FPS could not jump as high as those playing at 30 FPS.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented weapon tracers from being visible after a certain distance.
  • Fixed an auto-sprint issue that would cause players to continue sprinting when they tried to stop.

Weapons + Items

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed issues with the Hunting Rifle’s accuracy.
    • Now uses perfect accuracy when aiming and not moving. Hip-fire remains unchanged.
    • Fixed an issue with accuracy reticle UI being slightly mismatched.
  • Fixed additional weapon loading issues that prevented players from being able to see or use their weapon while the world was loading.
  • Fixed an issue where firing a weapon could cancel the equip animation.

World

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the kitchen cabinets that were placed outside of some houses. They are now back inside where they belong.
  • Increased the HP value of Weeping Willow trees so it is more representative of the amount of resources it gives.

UI

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused an inventory slot to be unusable.
  • Fixed an issue where players would have to press the ‘Leave Match’ button twice when exiting an in-progress match.
  • Fixed an issue where squad members could be missing from the top panel when opening the in-game menu.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when closing the game after opening the settings menu.

Art/Animation

  • The Pump Shotgun’s pump animation will now play when held up instead of at rest.
  • Distant buildings and objects now connect to the terrain more smoothly.
  • Improved terrain rendering and cloud shadows.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Glider trails were not visible to other players.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented destruction effects from playing while on low effects settings.

Audio

  • Added squeaks to wood, stone, metal, and default hits for the Pick Squeak harvesting tool.
  • Improved the default glider and umbrella open sound so that it syncs up with animation.
  • Added an audio cue that will play when squad members jump from the Battle Bus.
  • Improved the Epic/Legendary Assault Rifle close-range fire sound.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when unplugging headphones.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause tactically important sounds to occasionally be cancelled.

Performance

  • Fixed hitching when certain player outfits were loaded in the middle of the match.
  • Fixed crashes that could occur in rare cases when using the NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights feature.

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Save the World

Gameplay

  • Added the Boost Pad schematic as an additional quest reward for ‘Want to Build a Hoverboard?’.
    • This new floor trap pushes your Hoverboard in the direction of the chevrons. Time to build some high-speed race tracks!
    • Players who have already completed this Quest will automatically receive this reward.
    • Hoverboard icon in zone was updated:
  • Added Boost Pad as a World Drop.
  • Added Cozy Campfire Trap as a World Drop.
  • Group Missions
    • All Group Missions now have Mission Alerts that award Firecracker Tickets.
      • Firecracker Ticket amount awarded is scaled based on difficulty.
      • Can play the same Group mission hex multiple times.
      • Quota: Only 10 Group Mission Alerts per day will grant tickets.
    • Group Missions now include Fight the Storm Category 1,2,3, & 4, Retrieve the Data, Ride the Lightning, Evacuate the Shelter, Repair the Shelter, and Deliver the Bomb mission types.
      • Mission availability is based on player progression.
      • Rescue the Survivors and Evacuate the Shelter mission icons were updated so they no longer use the same image as the Group Missions:
    • Each mission threat level now has its own attribute caps, instead of a single cap for an entire location (Stonewood, Plankerton, etc).This should give players an experience closer to our intended difficulty curve when playing down-level.
    • Increased the number of missions where higher level players can earn experience:
      • Many missions that were previously ‘grey’ on the map and awarded no XP will now be ‘green’ and award XP at a reduced rate.
      • Decreased the XP fall off when playing these lower-level ‘green’ missions to make it easier to make progress when playing down-level.
    •  Group Missions now require Storm Shield Defense Quest progression to unlock.
Bug Fixes
  • As foreshadowed in the 2.4 patch notes, completed expedition rewards may not be claimed while Storm Shield Storage is in overflow.
    • In order to protect player data, it is essential to enforce limits on inventory size.
    • Given a choice of dropping rewards or delaying access, we opted for delay.
    • Completed expedition rewards are not lost and may be claimed once your storage is within capacity again.
  • It is no longer possible to temporarily mount the Hoverboard if the mount button is held down for more than 2 seconds while in build mode.
  • It is no longer possible to craft ammo while on the Hoverboard.
  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where yellow missions were prematurely disappearing from the mission map.
  • Fixed Smashers and Mini-Bosses being able to damage mission defense objectives.
  • Minor fixes to the Event Quests
    • A more detailed description added to the ‘Double Trouble’ Spring it On! quest.
    • Fountains in ‘Change of Luck’ Spring it On! drop more quest items per fountain destroyed.

Weapons + Items

  • Weapon Perks
    • Critical Damage vs. afflicted targets increased from 45% / 67.5% / 90% to 67.5% / 101% / 135%.
    • Critical Chance decreased from 14% / 21% / 28% to 11.5% / 16.5% / 21%.
    • Critical Damage increased from 30% / 45% / 60% to 45% / 67.5% / 90%.
    • Recoil changed from -20% / -30% / -40% Reduced Recoil to +20% / +30% / +40% Weapon Stability.
    • Heavy Attack Cost changed from -9% / -13% / -17% Heavy Attack Energy Cost to +10% / +15% / +20% Heavy Attack Efficiency.
    • Fire Rate increased from 12% / 18% / 24% to 14% / 21% / 28%.
    • Reload Speed increased from 15% / 22.5% / 30% to 25% / 38% / 50%.
    • Clip Size decreased from 30% / 45% / 60% to 25% / 38% / 50%
    • Durability Decay increased from 10% / 15% / 20% to 14% / 21% / 28%.
  • Trap Perks
    • Max Durability increased from 8% / 12% / 16% to 14% / 21% / 28%
    • Reload Speed increased from 12% / 18% / 24% to 14% / 21% / 28%.
    • Critical Chance decreased from 14% / 21% / 28% to 11.5%/16.5%/21%.
    • Critical Damage increased from 30% / 45% / 60% to 45% / 67.5% /90%.
  • These balance changes are intended to make several of our non-damage perks more viable, while creating a wider range of desirable weapon builds. - Developer Comment

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where rare and uncommon trap perks would appear at incorrect frequencies.

Heroes

  • Wukong is available in the Event Store.
    • This is the Mythic version of the Lunar New Year ‘Berserker’ soldier.
  • The Demolisher Soldier has three new festive looks for St. Patrick’s Day.
    • Three new St. Patrick’s themed Legendary Demolisher Soldiers have been added to the Spring it On! Llama.
      • Luck Demolisher Wildcat.
      • Skye Warrior Wildcat.
      • Battle Hound Jonesy.
  • The Support Perk for the Berserker Soldier subclass has been changed from ‘Quick Shield’ to ‘Assault Damage’.
    • Increases assault weapon damage by 12%, 18%, and 24% at evolutions 1, 2, and 3 respectively.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue which could cause players to be unable to equip a gun after dying in ‘Goin’ Commando!!!’.
  • Fixed an issue which didn’t allow ‘Frag Grenade!’ to be thrown through small windows.

UI

  • A button has been added to the Survivor Squad screen that allows players to easily clear all slots in the squad.
  • Improved the Batch Recycle / Retire screen so that players can more easily tell which alerts map to the selected items.
  • Damage numbers for the Energy damage type now have their own unique visuals.
  • Updated skill tree visuals.
  • Players can now toggle the grid view when looking at Schematics, Heroes, Survivors, and Defenders in the Armory.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where players joining via matchmaking would show up with a Homebase power of 1, no name, and no banner when opening the main menu.
  • The Truck Slot 2 research node in the Research 2 skill tree page now costs 1600 Research Points (was 3700).

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Hey Fortnite Community,

Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile devices! On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates. Starting Monday, you can sign-up for the Invite Event on iOS. Support for Android will be coming in the next few months.

In partnership with our friends at Sony, Fortnite Battle Royale will support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android. This means players across devices can squad up with friends and play together.

We believe this is the future of games. The same game on all platforms. Console quality graphics and action. Play when you want, where you want.

Sign-Up Monday to join the Invite List

Starting Monday, March 12, sign-up at www.Fortnite.com for the Invite Event on iOS. Email invites will start rolling out soon thereafter. When you are invited, you will receive an email with a link to download the game from the App Store. If you don’t receive an invite right away, don’t worry. We’ll be adding more players regularly over the coming months. Players who receive invites from Epic will also get friend invite codes to share with others. To participate, you will need an internet connection and iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices.

Stay tuned for more details on Monday. See you on the Battle Bus,

Fortnite Team
Fortnite Twitch Prime FAQ

What is Twitch Prime?
If you have an existing Amazon Prime membership, then you have Twitch Prime. As part of Twitch Prime you can unlock some awesome free loot as a subscriber.

How do I get it?
Head over to your Twitch account, go to your settings, hit the Twitch Prime tab and link away! Or navigate to the Twitch Prime Page itself.

What’s this Twitch Prime / Fortnite Pack?
You can find out more info here. Basically, you get some cool in-game Fortnite loot if you are a Twitch Prime subscriber.

I see the word free, but it still costs money?
Yes, a Twitch Prime subscription is free with an Amazon Prime membership, but an Amazon Prime membership does cost money.

Do I get to keep the stuff?
Yup! And once claimed you’ll be able to glide into a match with your new Twitch Prime rewards.

How long will I have to claim the goods?
You’ll have until April 30 to claim your Twitch Prime rewards, so grab ‘em while you can!

Can I redeem on my PC and use it when I play on PS4?
Yes, only if your Epic account was previously linked with your PS4 account, then you will receive the items on both.

Additional Context:

  • If you play on console, don't create a new account, just log in with your PSN or XBL credentials.
  • If you play on PC, don't try to cross-play by linking to Xbox
  • If you play on PC and want to play on PS4 (but never have played on PS4), make sure when you boot the game on PS4, log in using your Epic credentials. Do NOT create a new account and do NOT skip the Epic Login
  • If you play on PC and PS4 on different accounts then those are both their own accounts and you cannot link them. You will have to choose which one you want to redeem the Twitch Prime offer on.

REMEMBER: You must link your Twitch account to your Epic account to complete the redemption process, not just linking Amazon Prime to your Twitch account (Example: Dev Flow). Make sure to claim the offer on Twitch after linking your Twitch and Epic accounts.

Account Security Bulletin

A number of accounts have recently been compromised using well-known hacking techniques. Epic Security is providing this bulletin to explain what’s happening and how to best secure your Epic account and other accounts.

Shared Passwords

Though it’s common to use the same password across multiple Internet sites, this is a dangerous practice and should be avoided. If one of those sites is compromised, hackers can use your email and password from that site to break into your account on other sites using the same password.

Here’s what happens: Attackers frequently download password dumps - lists of username/password combinations -from third party sites and use “credential stuffing” (https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Credential_stuffing) to find out what other websites those credentials work on. When they are successful at logging in to those accounts, they see what trouble they can create for the account holder. In many cases, that appears as fraudulent V-Buck purchases.

Fake Fortnite Offers

We’ve seen several instances of account theft and fraud related to websites that claim to provide you free V-Bucks or the ability to share or buy accounts. Please never share your Epic account details with anyone. Epic will never ask you for your password through email, social media, or a non-Epic website. Groups claiming to provide special Fortnite deals this way are fraudulent.

How Do I Know If I’m At Risk?

There is a fantastic web service Have I Been Pwned that will let you search your email address and determine if it has been part of any data breaches. If it has, you should assume that the password associated with that service is public knowledge and change all accounts that use it (not just your Epic account!).

Even if your account information hasn’t been publicly identified as leaked, it’s possible that it may be leaked in the future, so there are steps that you can do to help protect yourself against that. You can start by signing up for the Have I Been Pwned notification service so you’re immediately alerted if your email is ever included in future dumps.

What Are We Doing To Help?

At Epic, we’ve been working hard to try to hunt down password dumps in order to proactively reset passwords for player accounts when we believe they are leaked online. While this approach involves a lot of manual work on our side, we believe that it prevents a significant amount of fraud. However, this approach doesn’t find every impacted account, or you might have created your Epic account after we checked a particular password dump.

As a result, we’re working to further automate our process to check our account database against password dumps to close the gap on identifying impacted users and resetting their passwords. We’re also working hard to enable multi-factor authentication in the next few weeks and plan to have an additional blog post with more details soon.

Good Security Practices

Use Unique Passwords

We recommend using unique passwords as a way to protect yourself from credential stuffing attacks. Having a unique password for every service will guarantee that one compromised account won’t lead to everything you own being stolen. Of course, it can be hard to remember so many different passwords.

Consider using a password manager to help. Using a password manager, you can generate a unique password for every service and only remember a single strong password (for the password manager).

Link Your Social Accounts For Extra Security

Recently, we rolled out support to integrate Facebook and Google logins with our Epic account system. This provides you several advantages.

First, you can log in without needing to use your Epic password, as long as you’re actively logged in to Facebook or Google on your browser. You’ll receive a login prompt asking you to authorize the activity and then will be let straight in.

Second, you can always use these login methods to regain access to the account in the event that it is locked due to invalid passwords. Due to the additional security measures provided through Google and Facebook login, you can set correspondingly more secure passwords for your Epic account and then not worry about using them due to the pass-through authentication with Google and Facebook.

Install And Update Antivirus

While antivirus and antimalware products won’t solve every problem, they will help keep your computer safe from a lot of threats. Epic doesn’t endorse any particular product, but you can view a list of options here along with the various features of each. Keeping your computer clean of unwanted software will again minimize the number of ways your account can be compromised.

Keep Your Computer Up To Date

You should always keep your operating system, installed software, and drivers as up to date as possible. Small bugs from outdated drivers or software can result in performance issues or other game stability issues while missed security updates could compromise your entire computer. Epic always recommends updating to the latest secure versions of software and operating systems.

Don’t Trust Shared Systems

Logging in from a shared computer (cyber cafes, libraries, a friend’s house, etc.), introduces additional risk. Only log in on shared systems controlled by people you trust. Just by logging into your account on a shared system, your credentials could be stolen and you have no real insight into how secure those machines are. 

If you’ve used an untrusted shared machine in the past, we recommend changing your password to ensure that it’s not compromised. If you play on a shared machine on a regular basis, it is critical that you use a unique password for your
Epic account and make sure to log out of the launcher when finished each time.

Enable Multi-factor Authentication When Possible

Epic’s account doesn’t yet support multi-factor authentication, but we’re working to implement it as quickly as we can. We’re sorry this hasn’t come online sooner, and we’ll have an update on the status of this within the next two weeks. 

Multi-factor Authentication helps keep your account secure by requiring more than just a password. We recommend enabling it on every service you can. This site will let you review different services and see which support it.

Additional Information

Don’t Share Accounts

While sometimes you might struggle to complete that quest and would love for a friend or family member to help, we encourage you not to share your account information with others. Any actions committed on your account are your responsibility. If someone cheats on your account and it is banned, it is your responsibility as the account holder.

Don’t Buy Accounts

Sometimes, people get tired of a game and want to quit - and would like to get something for the time they’ve invested in the game. As a result, they’ll list their accounts online. While you might be tempted to purchase one and gain access to the sweet skins they have, please don’t. As the original account creator, they are likely in possession of significant facts that may enable them to recover the account through our Player Support process (such as transaction history, address history, etc.) by claiming you stole the account.

There’s No Such Thing As A Free V-Buck

We’ve seen the sites online, just like you. Click here, put in your username, maybe answer a survey question or two, and you’ll get as many free V-Bucks as you’d like. Those sites aren’t real. They want you to enter your account credentials into their page (enabling them to log in as you and create fraudulent charges) or else encourage you to click down a chain of advertising referrals, getting click-through advertising money for the person running the site. Under no circumstances are those sites able to actually grant V-Bucks. Our legal team is constantly prowling to hunt down those sites.

If you’ve tried one of them in the past, we encourage you to change your password as soon as possible. 

Verify Email Address

While it is currently optional, we ask that you please verify your e-mail address associated with your Epic account. This will help protect your account when we implement multi-factor authentication and make it easier for Player Support to contact you in the event of any anomalous activity with your account.

Player Support Details

Need additional help? Our Player Support team is here for you. We have a Fortnite Help Portal with answers to many of your questions.

If there’s anything where you feel we need to clarify further or something else you’d like assistance with, feel free to e-mail in a request.
Battle Royale V.3.1.0 Patch Notes
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Lucky Landing (Battle Royale)
Try your luck at the new Battle Royale point of interest, located on the Southern edge of the island.

Hunting Rifle (Battle Royale)
No scope... No problem! Effective at medium to long range and only holds one round in the chamber.

Dragonfire Auto-Shotgun (Save the World)
This heavy Auto-Shotgun unleashes a cone of fire and destruction, damaging all husks in its reach.

Brave Beginnings (Save the World)
Adventure alongside Val on her quest to become a defender!

General

  • Controllers and Mice can now be used in tandem.

UI

  • Notification UI has updated animations and now promptly exits the screen when dismissed by an action.
  • Added a confirmation dialog for exiting the game using the window close button on PC.
Bug Fixes
  • Ping times displayed in the Net Debug Stats panel have been improved to be more accurate by removing frame times from the calculation.
  • Removed some heavy hitching that could occur during texture streaming.
  • Fixed issue that caused location text in Party Finder to clip into buttons, now marquees properly.
  • Fixed issue where the input icon for selecting a lobby player podium slot would disappear after switching tabs.

Known Issues

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our snazzy new Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

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Battle Royale

Weapons + Items

  • Hunting Rifle added!
    • Single shot rifle that has no scope and is effective at medium to long range.
    • Uncommon and Rare rarity.
    • Found in Treasure Chests and Floor Loot.
  • Adjusted inconsistent drop rates for various weapon rarities.
    • Burst Assault Rifle drop chance:
      • Common decreased by 20%.
      • Uncommon increased by 60%.
      • Rare increased by 150%.
    • Revolver drop chance:
      • Common decreased by 10%.
      • Uncommon increased by 33%.
      • Rare increased by 75%.
    • Tactical Shotgun drop chance:
      • Uncommon decreased by 10%.
      • Rare increased by 33%.
      • Epic increased by 75%.
    • These weapons had unnecessarily low drop rates as they progressed in rarity. This does not change the overall likelihood of finding these weapon types but it does increase your chances of finding a higher rarity version. - Developer Comment
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed discrepancies between crosshair location and muzzle firing location when shooting at close range targets.
  • Fixed shotgun collision inconsistencies when aiming through openings or around corners.

Gameplay

  • Minor adjustments to Loot in the following locations:
    • Snobby Shores (removed 13 Floor Loot spawn locations and 4 chests)
    • Industrial Plot north-east of Flush Factory (removed 4 Floor Loot spawn locations and 3 chests)
    • Tilted Towers (removed 8 Floor Loot spawn locations and 4 chests)
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed issues where weapons would not equip because they were not pre-loaded.
    • This resolves the issue in which weapons did not equip / did not function during the early game.
  • Efforts have been made to address an issue where players are suddenly unable to build in rare cases.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred if players kicked the ball out of Greasy Grove or the Soccer Stadium.
  • Fixed some edge cases where players pushed up against ramps / ceilings could toss grenades through to the opposite side.
  • Fixed the Boogie Bomb not properly refreshing its duration on a player who is hit with more than one.
  • Fixed an issue that reduced the distance that the light on chests could be seen.
  • Fixed the soccer scoreboard awarding points to the wrong side in Pleasant Park.

World

  • The new ‘Lucky Landing’ point of interest has been added to the southern edge of the island.

UI

  • You now receive Party Suggestions while in the lobby.
  • Rich presence now provides the player’s party size.
  • Added new intro/outro animations to the party invite notification.
  • Invite notification now closes upon being clicked.
  • Presence text that is too long will no longer overlap the Invite/Join buttons.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't emote in lobby if a player left.
  • Fixed an issue where changing language to Chinese or Korean would not render text properly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the ‘60 FPS’ mode to reset back to 30 after relaunching the game on PS4.
  • Fixed an issue where the Party Finder dialog could double spawn.
  • Fixed an issue where full parties would show as solo players and appear joinable.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes the Invite/Join action wouldn’t show correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the party bar sometimes wouldn’t show party members while in a filled squad.

Art/Animation

  • Re-enabled sprinting dust effects on low settings.
  • Hip fire positioning is now maintained if a player fired recently and switched weapons.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed player jittering when sliding against a surface.
  • Fixed an issue causing other characters to not animate while spectating them after being eliminated.
  • Fixed an issue where weapons were unholstered early when using Emotes.
  • Fixed character body parts not animating at low framerates.
  • Fixed shield visual FX not properly displaying on the Alpine Ace and Crackshot outfits.
  • Updated the flag on the arm of the USA Alpine Ace to face the correct direction.

Audio

  • Reduced the volume of the Hand Cannon audio to match that of the Revolver.
  • Reduced the volume of the Windmills found in Anarchy Acres and Fatal Fields.
Bug Fixes
  • Set the volume of hitting weak points back to what it was prior to V.3.0.0.
  • Fixed an issue where building placement sound would play repeatedly while skydiving if you had the Pickaxe equipped in the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the lobby music to restart every time it was attenuated to 0 volume because of music from emotes.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Storm Audio to play from an invalid location in the map.
  • The build mode ‘click’ sound no longer plays while the player is downed.

Performance

  • Improved overall frame rate by using less CPU for characters that are far away.
  • Optimized weapon load times and reduced their memory usage.

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Save the World

Gameplay

  • Spring it On! continues, adding new questline ‘Brave Beginnings’.
    • Many of us have already given up on our new year's resolutions, but Val has not. Join the brave survivor on her mission to join in the battle against the storm as a defender.
  • We have added new group missions to all theaters. Currently the mission is ‘Fight the Storm’ with encounters designed for 4 players.
    • These missions allow 4 extra Defenders to be used.
    • Rewards for group missions should be roughly double, except for Spring It On! Gold (the latter remains unchanged).
  • Impulse Grenade has been added.
    • Blast enemies into the air and off cliffs!
    • Use these to bounce yourself or your friends up to hard-to-reach places!
    • These are temporary power-ups that will be removed from the backpack at the end of the mission.
  • DragonFire shotgun is now available in the Weekly Store!
    • Shoots a cone of fiery death, damaging all husks in the area.
    • Heavy auto-shotgun, with a slower rate of fire and smaller magazine size.
  • Damage of Dragon’s Roar assault rifle increased by 20%.
  • Voting has been added to the BluGlo Difficulty Pylon.
    • After inserting enough BluGlo for a difficulty bump, the voting window will appear.
    • Teams of 2 or 3 players will require 2 ‘Yes’ votes to increase difficulty. Teams of 4 will require at least 3 ‘Yes’ votes.
    • If vote passes, the team can vote to increase the difficulty again immediately.
    • If the vote fails, a 45 second anti-spam timeout is put into effect before another vote can be taken. The deposited BluGlo will be returned to the player who initiated the vote.
    • Voting is not required in missions with only one player.
  • Training Manuals, Trap Designs, and Weapon Designs used to evolve a schematic or person are now refunded when they are recycled/retired.
    • This refund is in addition to the 1/4/9 currently returned when you recycle or retire a Rare/Epic/Legendary item.
  • Changed ‘Crit Damage versus Afflicted targets’ weapon modifier from 30%/45%/60% to 45%/67.5%/90%.
Bug Fixes
  • Dragon Rocket Launcher no longer roll magazine size perks.
  • Rocket/Grenade Launchers will no longer roll headshot perks. They are also now able to roll rare durability perks.
  • Wooden Wall Spike Traps have had their Reload Speed perks removed and replaced with valid perks.
  • Wall and Floor Launcher Traps have had their Damage, Critical Chance and Critical Damage perks removed and replaced with valid perks.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to damage Lars’ van during the timed encounters.
  • Fixed small boxes of fireworks that drop red envelopes from being destroyed by Husky Propane Tank.
  • Disable Play Now button for ‘Want to Build a Hoverboard?’ Quest since the Quest is fairly dependent on players traveling to the right zone type (i.e., City zones).
  • We have temporarily disabled the Difficulty Pylon in Deliver the Bomb missions to address issues with blocking track placement.
  • Players that play in maps much lower than their current level will have their party stats clamped. We will continue rebalancing stat clamping to make sure parties of mixed levels find the content appropriately challenging.

Heroes

  • [Rework]  ‘I.F.F. Coding’ perk
    • Plasma Pulse kills cause the Constructor's shield to regenerate at 15% of its normal rate for 2 seconds. Consecutive ‘Plasma Pulse’ kills refresh the duration.
  • [Rework]  Soldier’s Berserker Subclass
    • ‘In a Pinch’ has been removed as the level 12 perk and replaced with ‘Up Close and Personal’.
    • ‘Kneecapper’ has replaced ‘Up Close and Personal’ as the Berserker's level 30 perk.
    • The Soldier Perk ‘Up Close and Personal’ has been reworked:
      • Warcry applies 3 stacks of Debilitating Shots to nearby enemies.
  • Removed kill reset timer in ‘Fragment Generation’ perk and changed tooltips to represent the change.
  • ‘Fragment Generation’ perk kill counter no longer resets after 15 seconds.
  • ‘Phase Shift’ now continues some of its momentum when used in the air.
  • ‘Goin' Commando!!!’'s base damage has been increased from 13 to 25 damage.
    • ‘Goin' Commando!!!’ is no longer flagged as a Ranged Weapon and does not benefit from ‘Debilitating Shots’.
  • ‘Crescent Kick’ can now be used in the air.
  • Renamed Raider Nomad to Raider Raptor.
Bug Fixes
  • ‘Dragon Daze’ tactical perk now properly shows visual FX when triggered.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed survivors to be carried with Constructors ‘Bull Rush’ ability.
  • Fixed pitch angle for TEDDY's arm guns when aiming at enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where the pickaxe would become unresponsive if players requeued actions mid swing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Soldier's ‘Shockwave’ damage to be delayed.
  • The Outlander’s ‘Shock Tower’ now correctly displays its lightning visual FX when attacking.

UI

  • Can cycle through survivor squads without backing out.
  • Can clear out all members in a survivor squad from a single action.
  • Added keybinds to pop-up context menus.
Bug Fixes
  • ‘Dragon Daze’ tactical perk no longer specifies Ninja.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Recycling node 2 and 3 in the skill tree to not display Collection Book upgrades under bonuses.
  • Fixed issue where pinning the Cruise Control Quest didn't show the Ride the Hoverboard objective on the HUD when not completed.
  • Schematic recycling and evolution is now temporarily blocked while the item is in the crafting queue.

Audio

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed audio volumes of mission rewards music.
  • Removed music event from Supply Drop.
  • Fixed the issue with music abruptly switching and sounding too loud.
    • Added a second mix to alternate between the intro being more victorious and the other, which is more subdued.
  • Fixed dialog attenuating sound FX and also not being played through the Voice slider.
  • Fixed the loud music transition to mission rewards.
  • Fixed the bonus success music event so that the high frequencies are less pronounced.
  • Fixed the combat/score music periodically starting/stopping.
  • Fixed the loot tab restarting the music every time you switched to it.
  • Fixed the loot tab music getting stuck on.

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Battle Royale V.3.0.0 Patch Notes
Battle Royale Building Improvements!
Heya folks,

We’re always hammering away at building and working through ways to improve feel. Our new features (in v.3.0.0) allow you to both be in the heat of battle and still craft that clutch set of stairs!

Turbo Building
“Turbo Building” allows you to hold down primary fire and continuously place the selected building piece (Toggled in the Game options). Now you can “paint” building pieces into the world quickly. This will be very useful for defensively building walls around you and sprinting up ramps while building them simultaneously.

Automatic Material Swapping
“Auto Change Materials” will switch to another material when your current supply runs dry(this can be toggled in the Game options). In addition to “Turbo Building” this makes the building process fast and simple. It also allows for quick defensive structures from flanking with less input and worry about running out of a particular material. 

Build Through Stuff
Sometimes it's frustrating when your placement is blocked unexpectedly and you aren’t sure why.   Currently, smaller objects like furniture and shrubs are destroyed when you build over them, but trees, rocks and vehicles can still get in the way.  We've changed the building system to allow you place structures right through large objects,  meaning you can now build pretty much anywhere at anytime!

NOTE: Player structures must still be supported by the terrain and other buildings. For example: A sky ramp that passes through a tree will still fall if the connection to the terrain or floor is destroyed.  


Switching Building Pieces  (Battle Royale only, for now)
Switching between building pieces can sometimes feel laggy or unpredictable, especially on controllers.  To improve this, we've changed the network code so cycling through building pieces no longer requires  a round trip to Epic's servers. Initially this improvement will be Battle Royale only, but we’re working to bring it to Save the World!