Fortnite New Patch 8.01

CREATIVE

GAMEPLAY

  • Increased the angle at which you can slide down terrain without taking damage from 65 degrees to 75 degrees.

LIMITED TIME MODE: SLIDE DUOS

Summary
Ice blocks on everyone’s feet, infinite ammo Grapplers in everyone’s inventory – a recipe for a slippery good time!

Mode Details

  • Friction greatly lowered.
  • Max run speed greatly raised.
  • Falling damage removed.
  • Infinite ammo Grapplers added to everyone’s inventory.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Buried Treasure
    • It’s a map that is used to track down buried chests on the map.
      • Chests contain a trove of legendary loot.
      • X marks the spot! The chest must be dug up using a pickaxe.
    • There is a limit of one map held at a time.
    • Legendary Rarity.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot and Chests.
  • Reduced Infantry Rifle availability
    • Reduced the chance of receiving an Infantry Rifle from Chests from 14.41% to 13.39%
    • Reduced the chance of receiving an Infantry Rifle from Floor Loot from 2.41% to 2.24%
  • Reduced Clinger availability
    • Reduced the chance of receiving Clinger’s from Chests from 9.42% to 5.52%
    • Reduced the chance of receiving Clinger’s from Floor Loot from 1.27% to 1.02%
  • Vaulted
    • Bottle Rockets

EVENTS

  • New Tournament: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
    • We are running a new type of tournament as a test of several format updates.
    • Extended Hours: This event consists of a single session which lasts until March 9th 00:00 GMT.
      • Due to the extended hours for this event, Duo players will each have their own score that remains when changing partners.
      • Note: Due to the playlist featuring matchmaking based on your score, the quality or availability of matches may differ at certain times of day.
    • Updated Scoring:
      • Match Limit: None
      • Bus Fare: -2 Points
        • Each match played will reduce your score by two points in the form of a ‘Bus Fare’ at the start of the match.
        • Tournament scores cannot go into the negatives – at the end of a match, if a player has a negative score for the tournament then their score will be reset to zero points.
      • Victory Royale: +3 Points (+10 Total)
      • 2nd – 5th: +2 Points (+7 Total)
      • 6th – 10th: +2 Points (+5 Total)
      • 11th – 25th: +3 Points (+3 Total)
      • Each Elimination: +1 Point
    • Matchmaking:
      • Players are still matchmade against opponents with similar point totals.
      • Matchmaking will wait for up to 8 minutes before creating a match with the closest players available.
      • Matchmaking will search in a considerably wider points range after 4 minutes of searching.
    • At the conclusion of the Gauntlet Test Event, the Top 5% of players based on their final score will unlock the ‘Gauntlet Finals’ tournament.
  • New Tournament: Gauntlet Solo Finals & Gauntlet Duo Finals
    • Scheduled 3-hour event, check tournament in-game for your local time.
      • Note: NA East and NA West are now separate for scheduled tournaments, and no longer share a leaderboard.
    • Scoring:
      • Match Limit: 10 Games
      • Victory Royale: +3 Points (+10 Total)
      • 2nd – 5th: +2 Points (+7 Total)
      • 6th – 10th: +2 Points (+5 Total)
      • 11th – 25th: +3 Points (+3 Total)
      • Each Elimination: +1 Point
    • Top 3000 players in each server region will advance to Round 2 on Sunday during same time block.

AUDIO

  • Improvement to the standard AR sound so that it’s not overbearing on the shooter.
  • The sound made when a player destroys a structure is now louder when instigated by enemies.
  • Footstep audio blends in the above/below layers, rather than binarily switching between them.
  • Footstep occlusion traces from the head of enemies when they’re above or below.
  • Reduced the volume of the Season 8 Victory Umbrella.
  • The Season 8 Victory Umbrella now uses the correct sound on Mobile/Switch.

    CREATIVE

    ISLANDS

    • Sprays are now saved! Use your sprays to decorate.
      • Removed the 3 spray limit, now each spray has a small cost on the memory thermometer.

    GAMEPLAY

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed issue where Nintendo Switch Consoles can Desync with 16 players on a Creative Server.

    WEAPONS + ITEMS

    • Added the Drum Gun
    • Added the Tactical Submachine Gun

    PREFABS

    • Added All New Elemental Cube Gallery – beginning with 4 variations of water.
    • Added new Bridge and Girder Galleries in a variety of colors.
    • Added new Obstacle Course Galleries in a variety of colors.
    • Added new Visualizer Gallery XL – now you can go big with your music!

    DEVICES

    Bug Fixes

    • Billboard Device will now update immediately when changes are made.
    • Billboard Device will no longer be able to bypass the Language Filter.
    • Player Spawn Pads will no longer be removed when destroying the supporting floor tile.

Battle Star Location

BATTLE STAR LOCATION FOR THE SEARCH BETWEEN A MYSTERIOUS HATCH, A GIANT ROCK LADY AND A PRECARIOUS FLATBED FORTNITE CHALLENGE



The mysterious latch is located in Wailing Woods and has been in Fortnite for many Seasons and we still do not know what it leads to! The giant rock lady is located on one of the hills around Wailing Woods.
The precarious flatbed is east of Wailing Woods, right on the edge of the map

Simply interact with the Battle Star to complete the challenge.


You should complete the match you are as any progress made in challenges could be lost if you leave.


Fortnite Snipes

Fortnite Snipes (Scrims)


Fortnite Scrim Snipes work by coordinating participants to synchronize their ready-up in an effort to be matched into the same round. It isn’t always 100% accurate, but following the steps below will greatly increase your chance of being matched into higher-quality matches than the standard matchmaking system.
1. Make sure you’re joining in your region and on your platform. If you haven’t already made your designations in #welcome , be sure to do so. Fortnite will automatically place you into the region that best serves you, but you can also manually set your region in-game if you are unsure, or want to attempt to participate in another region’s scrims.
2. React to matches you want to participate in. Scrims are held every hour, with notifications for upcoming matches posted 30 minutes prior. To participate in a scrim, react to these 30-minute reminders in order to be mentioned in the 2-minute warning. This warning will include your countdown timer which you will use to sync up with the rest of the participants.
3. Before the match starts, be sure to Load your match. To do this, select your game type (SOLO, DUOS, SQUADS) and hit Play, and then as soon as Loading content (100%) is reached, hit Cancel and stay in the matchmaking lobby. This will preload your content and speed up the process for the next time you hit Play in the current session. Doing this will greatly increase your chances of being grouped with the rest of the participants.
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