The first Content Update for Fortnite v9.30 was released today making big changes to the weapons. First off the Revolver was introduced as Epic and Legendary variants that can deal 63/66 damage with a headshot multiplier of 2. It holds 6 rounds and uses Medium Ammo.
As for the current items, Fortnite unvaulted the Pump Shotgun and decreased the availability of the Tactical Shotgun while increasing its headshot multiplier. As well, the Rare Tactical Assault Rifle was replaced with the Suppressed Submachine Gun. More changes like this, the vaulting of Rift-To-Go’s, and the DrumGun nerf can be found at Epic’s Patch Notes here.
Fortnite is launching a fun event tomorrow for the next two weeks to celebrate Summer. Each day there will be an unvaulted weapon for 24 hours, a new LTM for the day, and a daily challenge that come with a free reward. Check out all the LTM details and more on 14 Days of Summer for Creative and Save the World at Epic’s site here.
Fortnite just introduced a new type of game called Prop Hunt. In this game, there are Hunters and Hiders. The Hiders find a prop to turn into where they can run around and stay hidden from the Hunters. The Hunters need to eliminate all the Hiders before the time runs out to win while the Hiders need to survive to win.
Creative mode has added the necessary settings and devices to be able to build your own Prop Hunt game. But to get playing now, the Featured Island for Prop Hunt created by StrayKite is 6069-9263-9110. Check out the video trailer for the game here.
The new Fortnite v9.30 Patch was released today bringing a new beverage to the list of healing items. Chug Splash works a little bit like Chug Jug in the means of being able to heal both health and shield but only by 20. It is also different by how this item has to be thrown so it can be shared amongst teammates and even enemies.
As for the vaulted items, the Boom Bow and Dynamite was taken out to reduce availability in explosives. As well, the Combat Shotgun’s damage was reduced in medium and long-range distances. To check out the full notes go to Epic’s site here.
Fortnite released Fiends back on the island with the new Horde Rush LTM. With this game mode, you can squad up with three other people and defend certain areas from the Fiends. You and your team will search for weapons and materials during and in between stages that will eventually lead up to a boss fight.
The update also brought new special challenges and rewards including the Fiend wrap. Unfortunately, the Horde Rush LTM was having issues and was quickly disabled. However, the challenges are still available and will be ready to accomplish once the mode is brought back in. Check out the full notes here.
The Fortnite Update v9.21 was sent out today bringing a new grenade launcher where the grenades explode when near an opponent. The Proximity Grenade Launcher does 67/70 damage to players and 131/138 to the environment. It is semi-automatic holding two rounds with a 2.8s/3s reload speed.
On top of that, there was an increase in drop rate for Small Shield and regular Shield Potions and an increase in shotguns from 8.50% to 9.77%. The new Storm Flip also got an adjustment where it now holds a flat damage rate of 5 every second. Check out some more specs at Epic’s site here.
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Another Fortnite Content Update was pushed out this week with a pretty solid replacement of the Suppressed Submachine Gun. This new weapon is called the Burst SMG and fires in quick 4 round bursts. It has 24 rounds in a magazine so you will be able to shoot 6 bursts before having to reload. It can deal from 23 to 25 damage depending on the rarity with 1.75x headshot multiplier. Check out some more new content for Creative and Save The World here.
The Fortnite update introduced a new LTM called The Downtown Drop made by Creative artists NotNellaf & Tollmolia. In this game, you slide and jump around with the purpose of collecting coins and Jordan sneakers to win. As you run around you will be able to throw Boogie Bombs and Shockwave Grenades to mess with your competitors and boost yourself.
With the new game mode, they brought new items inspired by basketball and skateboarding that include the Get the Grind Outfit and Clutch Outfit. Special challenges were also added to be able to earn free back bling skateboards with nine different types of styles. Check out the video and skateboards at Epic’s site here.
Fortnite Update v9.10 was released today that introduced Hot Spots, unvaulted the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle, and fixed various bugs. The new Hot Spots are randomly selected locations on the map with high amounts of loot and an increase in supply drops. To know where to drop, you can find the selected location shown in gold text on the map.
There will be at least one Hot Spot per game and a 25 percent chance of two spots and a 5 percent chance of three spots. In those spots, you can find 12 to 16 Loot Carriers that drop a weapon of Rare or higher. For more details on some changes to the weapons and gameplay check out the patch notes here.