Fortnite August 5 Update to 2.79 Brings v13.40 Joy Ride Content (Update)

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Epic Games has released the Fortnite August 5 update, which console gamers will see as Fortnite update 2.79! Same as before, we’re here to list down the fixes in this patch, as well as the datamined info.

Fortnite August 5 Update patch notes and datamined info:

General:

Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.

Description
When playing on PC with a controller, players’ mouse cursor may appear after they perform certain actions. This can cause issues with gameplay.


Platforms
PC

Battle Royale:

Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.

Description
We’re investigating an issue where players may move slower after Glider redeploying in certain situations.


Platforms
All

XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match. / Incorrect leveling-up.

Description
We’re aware of an issue that can sometimes occur involving the XP bar being visually incorrect in a match. This can cause players to appear to level up during the match even if they really didn’t.

In these instances, please reference the XP bar in the Lobby for an accurate display.


Platforms
All

Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.

Description
Players may be unable to pick up Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug while it’s recharging if it was dropped by another player. In this situation, they’ll get the “Backpack Full!” message even if they have an open inventory slot.


Platforms
All

“Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at Hydro 16” should say “at The Yacht” instead.

Description
The Week 1 Challenge “Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at Hydro 16” should instead say:

“Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at The Yacht


Platforms
All


Workaround
Though the Challenge name is incorrect, it can still be completed. To complete the Challenge, deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at The Yacht, not Hydro 16.

“Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.

Description
Challenges to “Land at Frenzy Farm and finish Top 25” and “Land at The Yacht and finish Top 25” may not count if you’re playing in Duos or Squads.


Platforms
All


Workaround
In the meantime, you can complete this Challenge by playing in Solo or Team Rumble.

Creative:

Billboards broken in islands that used Roboto.

Description
The Roboto Font was removed in v13.30, causing Billboards to be broken in islands that used Roboto.


Platforms
All

Multi-selected items do not rotate properly on grid snap

Description
Rotating a group of multi-selected items with grid snap on will not correctly rotate the group of items based on the grid snap number. Rotating with grid snap off should still work properly.


Platforms
All

Save the World:

‘Weapons: Super Powers’ Quest doesn’t always progress.

Description
The ‘Weapons: Super Powers’ quest does not track eliminations if they came from a Constructor’s Decoy and ROSIE abilities or an Outlander’s T.E.D.D.Y. or Shock Tower.


Platforms
All


Workaround
Other Constructor or Outlander ability eliminations should advance the quests’ progress appropriately.

Quest ‘Eliminate: Down with a Boom’ does not track Lobber eliminations.

Description
Quest ‘Eliminate: Down with a Boom’ does not properly track Lobber eliminations in Blasted Badlands.


Platforms
All


Workaround
Bee Lobber eliminations track towards quest completion.

‘Search and Rescue’ Quest missing Mission.

Description
The ‘Search and Rescue’ quest line may be missing the corresponding ‘Rescue the Survivors’ mission at the appropriate level.


Platforms
All

Certain new weapon perks are missing on new weapons.

Description
New weapon perks for the following weapons are missing when trying to modify their final perk. These should be fixed in a future update.
– Double Boiler
– Steam Piston
– Bon Voyage
– Rat King
– Freedom’s Herald


Platforms
All

B.A.S.E May not appear in the Trap Wheel

Description
B.A.S.E often fails to appear in the trap wheel. This occurs more often if there are a large amount of floor traps in the player’s inventory.


Platforms
PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Mobile:

Elimination feed may not appear on the HUD.

Description
We’re investigating an issue that may cause the players elimination feed during the match to not appear.


Yellow square appears when you level up.

Description
We’re investigating an issue on mobile causing players to see a yellow square when you level up.

Unable to throw Grenades while riding a Loot Shark.

Description
We are aware of an issue that is preventing players from throwing Grenades while riding a Loot Shark.

Sail Shark Glider may have yellow coloration on mobile devices.

Description
The Sail Shark Glider may have a yellow coloration when viewed on certain mobile devices.


Datamined Info:

We’ll be updating the post as more info is datamined! So keep refreshing the page, people.

For those interested in Marvel’s Avengers, you can play the beta of it soon, and doing specific challenges will net you a Fortnite Hulk pickaxe!

Source for fixes: Fortnite (Trello)

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