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The new Fortnite map update is being released tomorrow, and will include some big changes to the normal layout.

Epic Games have already confirmed that a lot of new stuff will be added this time, making it one of the biggest patches to date for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

This patch includes the long awaited Battle Royale map update, along with a number of significant improvements to the Scoped AR and voice chat.

The changes to the map itself are also pretty extensive, with developers Epics Games confirming: “Discover a new city, underground mine and a number of other brand new locations scattered across the Western side of the map. 

“Biomes are also premiering in this patch, enriching the environment and personalizing each area. Where are you going to drop?”

Following the update, fans will be able to continue their conversations in the pre-game lobby, which will also fully support voice chat.

Battle Pass bonuses have also been announced, and include:

  • Get a free 5 tier head start in Season 3 when you purchase the Season 2 Battle Pass.
  • Buy ten Battle Pass tiers for the price of six with this special bundle in the store.

The full rundown of changes can be found the official Fortnite Patch Notes, which are listed below:

WEAPONS

  • Removed the Scoped AR from Supply Drops.
  • Updated the scope for the Scoped AR.
  • Replaced the old arrow reticle with a more modern design. It should be easier to tell where you are aiming and where your crosshair actually is.
  • The Snowball Launcher has been replaced by the normal Grenade Launcher.
  • Slightly increased the size of the grenade (loot).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed frag and smoke grenades exploding on impact when hitting shallow water.
  • Fixed an issue where the grenade toss animation ended prematurely when tossing the last grenade in a stack.
  • The Boogie Bomb effect will now kick players out of weapon targeting.
  • Players can no longer place traps while affected by the Boogie Bomb.
  • Explosion effects now play properly on water surfaces.

GAMEPLAY

  • Friendly Fire is now disabled. This is exploratory and subject to change. We will be closely evaluating this and want your feedback!
  • Players will now immediately aim their weapon upon landing on the ground if they press and hold the aim button while in the air.
  • Pickups no longer take priority over reviving DBNO squad members.
  • Empty chests and metal street lights will no longer block players from building.
  • Corn stalks are now destroyed upon taking any damage.

Bug Fixes

  • Adjusted how ammo crates drop ammo so that they don’t overlap the ammo box itself.
  • Attempting to use a scope while playing an emote will now cancel the animation.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from picking up eliminated player’s items.
  • Fixed a few issues which caused supply drops to pass through player built structures.
  • Fixed an issue which caused a trap to deal no damage if a ramp or roof is placed in front of the trap.
  • Build mode visuals no longer persist when using a Launch Pad or when knocked into the DBNO state.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to see through the smoke grenade effect while scoped.
  • You can now move forward and backward while gliding when facing straight up and down.
  • The Cozy Campfire trap no longer heals eliminated players.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the glider to sometimes deploy sideways after using a launchpad.

WORLD

  • The map has been updated with many new points of interest, biomes, and more!
  • Players now interact with grass and foliage as they walk through it.
  • Added water effects when entering and exiting water.
  • Added a new post-process effect for when your camera goes below the water surface.
  • It will now look like you are actually underwater, and you can no longer see for an infinite distance.

Added Ammo Boxes to Dusty Depot.

  • Increased the amount of metal harvested from shipping containers.

Bug Fixes

  • Water no longer blocks bullets and projectiles.

ITEM SHOP

  • Starting on January 17th, 2018 players should see six daily store slots instead of four.
  • Starting on January 21st, 2018 the Weekly Item shop is changing to the Featured Item Shop.
  • Offers will update twice weekly instead of once.



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