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Discussion in 'Shooting & Action Adventure' started by Pafkes, 22 Jul 2017.

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    Epic Games have made a post about protecting your Fortnite account (you have to have an Epic account as well as your PlayStation account, they aren't one and the same). It seems that some accounts have been compromised due to people using the same passwords on multiple sites and also some people have fallen for fake websites that claim to provide you free V-Bucks or the ability to share or buy accounts.

    It's worth a read of this, whether or not you play Fortnite:

    Protecting Your Epic Account


    I previously covered this in my post about online security here:

    Time to re-think your online security?

    and it was covered again here:

    In light of all the hacking scandals...

    If you're still using weak passwords or the same passwords on multiple sites, do think about doing something about it before it's your accounts that are compromised.
     
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    must remember to change from mine from password1234 someday
     
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    Yes, make is something more complicated, like password12345.
     
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    ANNOUNCING FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE FOR MOBILE
    By The Fortnite Team

    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

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    Battle Royale Dev Update #8 - Jetpack Info & Supply Llamas

    Systems designer Eric Williamson provides more info on the delay of the Jetpack and hints at the new feature coming to Battle Royale.






    It also seems that XBox cross-platform play is coming too.

    Xbox Cross-Platform Play Coming to Fortnite!
     
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    Boom!

     
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    Can this be placed on people who follow you around the map asking Can I have a gun, Can I have a gun, Can I have a gun, Can I have a gun, Can I have a gun, Can I have a gun :brick::brick::brick::brick::brick:
     
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    Latest Dev Update

     
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    V3.4 PATCH NOTES
    By The Fortnite Team

    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.

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

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

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    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.

    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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    COMBAT PRO FOR SAVE THE WORLD
    By The Fortnite Team

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


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    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.

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    V3.4 CONTENT UPDATE | VENDING MACHINE
    By The Fortnite Team

    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.

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    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!

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

    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.
    Source: v3.4 Content Update | Vending Machine
     
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    They certainly keep giving, don't they? World domination by giving players what they want - scandalous!

    I attempted a Battle Royale the other day to see what the fuss was about, the queue was ridic though so didn't play in the end.
     
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    Unfortunately they had server issues which they had just fixed, so you must have tried joining just at the wrong time when everyone was trying to get back in. It's not normally like that, you usually just log in and get straight into a game.
     
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    zoob I fight for the Users!
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    Fair enough. I don't recall any issues when trying out the regular mode.
     
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    Fans are scrambling to solve the mystery of Fortnite's looming meteor
    Could it be curtains for Tilted Towers?

    Fortnite Battle Royale fans have been scrambling to make sense of mysterious new in-game phenomenon, all seemingly related to the strange meteor that's been hanging in the sky above the map for at least a week now.

    While some players intially dismissed Fortnite Battle Royale's meteor as an extended April Fool's joke, other community members elected to take its continued - and rapidly enlarging - presence above the urban sprawl of Tilted Towers more seriously.

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    Fortnite's mysterious meteor, as snapped by Epic Games forum user ChlorophyteFTW.

    The fact that the meteor's unheralded arrival was accompanied by the discovery of other oddities around the Battle Royale map, only served to further ignite community curiosity. Last week, for instance, non-interactive telescopes - all aimed at the meteor - began to appear across the map. More puzzling, however, was the revelation that certain in-game locations were seemingly causing controllers to emit specific rumbles.

    It didn't take long for the community (with assistance from Reddit user vigilancefoetracer) to notice that the rumbling patterns - initially dismissed, rather unconvincingly, by the Fortnite Twitter team as a bug - actually spelled out a message in Morse code: SOS D5 418.

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    Fortnite's recently added telescopes, also via ChlorophyteFTW.

    Currently, the most widely accepted interpretation of this array seems to be that the '418' refers to either April 2018 or April 18th, while D5 appears to be a grid reference pointing, suspiciously, back to Tilted Towers. The SOS, of course, is pretty self-explanatory.

    There's also a separate, more outlandish theory that Fortnite's map is based on Poland, featuring many parallel locations. In this scenario, Tilted Towers' position appears to correlate with Polish city Poznan, home of the Morasko Meteorite Reserve. And then there's this:



    As a result, fans now believe that Epic has something dramatic planned for the end of Fortnite's currently ongoing (and notably space-themed) Season 3, due to reach its conclusion on April 30th. Many are speculating that, when the time is right, the mysterious meteor will smash into Tilted Towers, levelling one of the most controversial areas on Fortnite's map.

    Tilted Towers, for the uninitiated, is a busy sprawl of skyscrapers - ideal for easy sniper kills - that a lot of players believe is sucking the life out of Fortnite. Not only does it contain plentiful loot, immediately drawing players toward it, its central location makes it a popular, and easy destination to reach, reducing player counts elsewhere on the map. As such, there are perfectly legitimate gameplay reasons why Epic might want it gone - and a meteor-themed in-game extinction event is a fun, immersive way of eradicating it.

    Epic, however, is now remaining tightlipped about Fortnite's recently uncovered mysteries, happy to let fan speculation continue unhindered until their secrets are ready to be revealed.

    Source: Fans are scrambling to solve the mystery of Fortnite's looming meteor
     
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    Save the World Dev Update #16 - v3.5, Weapon Reroll Update and Player Reporting

    We sit down to talk about our upcoming v3.5 update with a new Biome, some more info on Weapon perk rerolls and how we are starting to address player behavior.

     
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    V3.5 PATCH NOTES
    By The Fortnite Team

    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. Coming soon.

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

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

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    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.


    BATTLE ROYALE
    REPLAY SYSTEM
    • 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.


    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.
      • 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.

    Source: v3.5 Patch Notes
     
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    I've played a few rounds of Battle Royale recently and enjoyed it but wow I'm rubbish. Really looking forward to the insta-fort-nade that's really going help my inability to speed build and shoot. I wonder if it's editable by all or if said fort is only editable by you and your team-mates?
     
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    EXTENDED INSTABILITY AND DOWNTIME (4/11)
    By The Fortnite Team

    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 loot tab 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

    Source: Extended Instability and Downtime (4/11)
     
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    The free Bling backpack is already in the Battle Royale store, grab it when you can.

    As a follow-on to the issues they had, the 50 v 50 limited time mode (LTM) will now start next week.

     
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