V4.3 PATCH NOTES

BATTLE ROYALE

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Added new foraged item: Mushrooms
    • Mushrooms will grant 5 shield (up to 100).
    • Can be found around shady wooded or swampy areas.

Bug Fixes

  • Jetpack fuel meter now displays correctly when swapping to a different Jetpack.
  • Traps no longer wait for the player built structure to finish building before triggering.
  • Vending Machines can no longer be destroyed by Remote Explosives.

GAMEPLAY

  • Added rideable Shopping Carts.
    • Room for two – push it around or ride as a passenger!
    • Can shoot from passenger seat.
    • Found scattered around the world in various locations.
    • Fall damage enabled.

LIMITED TIME MODE: BLITZ! V2

  • Summary
    • Faster storms, more loot, exciting finishes!
  • What’s New?
    • Updated with all of the new weapons & items that have come out since Blitz was last released: Port-a-fort, Clinger, LMG & more.
    • Bus flight height has been lowered to allow players to get into the fight more quickly.
  • Mode Details
    • The storm is already closing in at the beginning of the match, choose your landing spot carefully!
    • Wait time between storms is significantly shorter than usual; maximum match length is 15 minutes.
    • Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70% to 80-90%.
    • Increased chances of ammo boxes spawning from 65-80% to 85-95%.
    • Resource harvesting amounts increased by 50%.
    • Increased materials found on ground from 30 to 75 per instance.
    • Increased the number, spawn rate & descent speed of Supply Drops.
    • All stats are counted in this mode.

LIMITED TIME MODE: TEAMS OF 20 V2

  • Summary
    • Five teams of twenty players fight to the finish!
  • What’s New?
    • Each team now has their own bus, to make it easier to drop together.
    • Chests & Supply Drops now spawn extra ammo and consumables.
  • Mode Details
    • Each team is composed of five squads of four players.
    • 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 random amounts per Storm Circle. Supply Drop rate increased from 180 (+/- 30s) to 210 (+/- 30s).
    • Teams of 20 has six Storm Circles instead of nine. Most matches will end within 20 minutes.
    • All stats except for wins are counted in this mode.

Bug Fixes

  • Shotgun fire adjusted to help alleviate situations where it would hit world objects instead of players.
  • Opened treasure chests won’t appear unopened when viewed from a long distance.
  • Players now face the correct direction when jumping from the Battle Bus.
  • You can no longer headshot downed players through their bodies.
  • Shots to the upper chest and neck won’t count as a headshot.
  • Items that fall off the map won’t teleport to the nearest player anymore.
  • Supply Drops no longer collide with items on the ground while landing.
  • Visual effects no longer appear delayed after opening Supply Drops.

PERFORMANCE

  • Major optimization pass to the end of match UI in order to reduce hitching on elimination.
  • Fixed a case where traps and weapons were being improperly removed from memory between matches and causing in-game hitches.
  • Major optimization for distance field ambient occlusion on PC, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X (GPU optimization).
  • Optimized translucency rendering on consoles in all scenes (GPU optimization).
  • Made additional improvements to material loading. This will help buildings and characters stream in even faster and reduce hitching.
  • Lowered CPU cost of moving simulated networked characters, especially those invisible or furthest away from the player.

AUDIO

  • Improved rhythm of footsteps on dirt and grass to be more consistent.

Bug Fixes

  • Bouncing grenade audio will no longer be heard after the grenade explodes.

UI

  • Streamer mode now anonymizes your name for other players.
  • The Self-Service Cosmetic Returns feature has been re-enabled.
    • More information is available here: LINK
  • Large team modes like 20v20 will be selected by default for new players when one is available.

Bug Fixes

  • Locker and Store item rotation speed is no longer based on your controller or mouse sensitivity setting.
  • You can now zoom in on the map screen with the gamepad.
  • You can now customize the button used to open the full screen map while spectating.
  • Binding locker emotes is now working as intended.
  • Player’s level and experience values will no longer appear as 0 in the match stats screen when eliminated.
  • Player’s score and XP gains will no longer go off the bottom of the match stats screen after completing a match.
  • Consumable timers will now display in all cases.

ART + ANIMATION

  • Added custom Hunting Rifle firing animations for player and weapon.
  • A visual effect is now played whenever a player joins or leaves the party or changes their outfit on the pre-game lobby screen.
  • Slightly updated the animation while in DBNO.

Bug Fixes

  • Holding consumables while using the jetpack no longer causes animation issues.
  • The animation for jumping while eating foraged items has been fixed.

REPLAY SYSTEM

  • Smoothed out Replay Drone controls.
  • Added an option to preserve camera settings when switching cameras.
  • Changed sorting order in Replay Browser. Out of date and corrupt replays are now at the bottom of the list.

MOBILE

  • Voice chat is here!
    • Voice chat with your party can now be enabled in settings. Push-to-Talk with your party members!
  • Editing different stair configurations will work more consistently.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to download Fortnite even if they had enough storage space.
  • General fixes to input touch state to better support *many* fingers.
  • Trajectory indicators no longer appear when entering DBNO.
  • Supply drop health numbers now update correctly when damaged.
  • Fixed an issue where touching the quickbar when weapon switching is unavailable could cause your inventory to be stuck on the wrong weapon.

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