Fortnite’s newest patch is here and after a slow couple of weeks for the game, this time it’s all about shotguns.

From buffs to overall damage to a brand-new shotgun, changes to the weapons are all over this Fortnite patch. But, they aren’t the only thing that’s getting changed this week. Also getting a few changes are the mounted turrets, which were still a little on the strong side, and dynamite, which players can now throw back at their attacker if the fuse is still lit.

Also coming in this latest patch is a team deathmatch-style limited time game mode called Team Rumble. In the game mode, two teams of 20 will face off to see which can get to 100 eliminations faster. Players respawn after five seconds in the mode and retain their inventory after death, spawning materials and ammo every time they die.


Weapons and Items

  • New Epic and Legendary Pump Shotgun

105 / 110 maximum damage

Available from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

  • Shotguns will now always apply at least 3 pellets worth of damage if only 1-2 pellets hit the target.

NOTE: Bonus pellets can never be critical hits.

  • Pump Shotgun maximum damage and fall-off changes.

Pump Shotgun maximum damage increased from 80 / 85 to 95 / 100

Pump shotguns will do higher damage in shorter range buckets but damage falls off quicker. This means you’ll do more damage to closer targets but less damage to farther targets.

  • Added Stink Bombs to Supply Drops
  • Removed Double Barrel Shotguns from floor loot
  • Mounted Turret

Adjusted Mounted Turret collision to make it easier to land shots against anyone occupying it.

Removed the ability to repair the Mounted Turret

Fixed players being able to clip into turret barrels and get stuck.

Supply drops will automatically open if landing on a Mounted Turret

Drop rate reduced from 1.719% to 0.915%

Bug Fixes

  • The Mounted Turret can no longer fire through its own floor.
  • Fixed an issue with players not having an audio cue while gliding after respawning.
  • Fixed an issue with Chiller effects not applying properly to players’ feet.

Limited Time Mode: Team Rumble

  • Two teams of 20 players.
  • Players will respawn after 5 seconds when eliminated, keeping their inventory.
  • Eliminated players spawn a random type of ammo upon elimination, as well as a random stack of either 120 Wood, 90 Stone, or 60 Metal materials.
  • Only Uncommon weapons (or better) are available.
  • The first team to 100 eliminations wins.

Gameplay

  • Reduced the in-air speed when using the Glider Redeploy feature in supported game modes.
  • Added functionality that allows the placement of map markers in the world without needing to go into the fullscreen map.

You’ll be able to look at a position in the world and use the “Place Marker” keybind to place a map marker. This command will only be available by default while in Combat Mode.

This command is defaulted to Left on the D-pad for controllers and the Middle Mouse button for PC and Mac.

For Mobile players, this command will be bound to an optional button in the HUD Layout Tool.

  • Added the ability to pick up and throw back Dynamite with a lit fuse.

To throw the Dynamite with a lit fuse, get near it and use the interact key.

Bug Fixes

  • Increased the Dynamite explosion height against players from 192 units to 300 units.

This was done to prevent players from being able to jump over the explosion area on flat ground without taking damage.


New Tournament: Alchemist Pop-Up Cup

Initial Mode Settings:

  • A material cap of 500 Wood, 500 Stone, 500 Metal
  • Harvesting Rate Increased by 40%
  • +50 Health on Eliminations
  • Storm Surge
  • If a certain amount of players are remaining by the time the Storm finishes closing, a Storm Surge will activate. This periodically deals damage to players who have the least amount of damage dealt during the match.
  • Circle 1: 60 Players Remaining
  • Circle 2: 44 Players Remaining
  • Circle 3: 30 Players Remaining
  • Circle 4: 20 Players Remaining
  • Circle 5: 16 Players Remaining
  • Circle 6: 14 Players Remaining
  • Circle 7: 12 Players Remaining
  • Circle 8: 6 Players Remaining
  • Circle 9: 2 Players Remaining
  • Your highest score or pin during any event session will now be displayed on the tournament poster in the Events tab.
  • Pins will now reflect tournament colors on the Event Details screen.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players would receive points during warmup island which would be later removed.

Performance

  • Improvements to level streaming performance on Xbox One and Switch (improving building load times during skydiving)

Audio

  • Player in-air falling audio cue volume has been increased.
  • The Mounted Turret overheat audio loop volume has been reduced.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Glider in-air audio cue wouldn’t play for players who glide in after respawning.

Social

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where controller input would become unresponsive when trying to send a whisper to a friend.
  • Fixed a crash on PS4 that happened when attempting to manually leave a party while in the process of joining another party.
  • Fixed a crash on Nintendo Switch that occasionally occurred when logging in for the first time.

Art and Animation

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed and issue where player nameplates disappear after scrubbing a replay.

Mobile

Map Marker button added to the HUD Layout Tool

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