A new Fortnite update is rolling out across all platforms. During its implementation, players will experience downtime for an unspecified period of time.
When servers do go live again, patch V2.3.0 will be available to download and install. The latest Fortnite update brings the new Chug Jug item to Battle Royale, in addition to the removal of aim assist on consoles, and a new auto run feature. Save the World fans will be happy to hear that Mutant Storms will soon be returning.
Here are the Battle Royale patch notes: (Save the World details can be found here.)
Low HP? No Shields? Enemies all around? Give yourself a fighting chance with the all-new Chug Jug! Find a safe place to Chug this Jug for 15 seconds and gain max Health + Shields.
PATCH NOTES – BATTLE ROYALE
Input defaults for PC are “=” and “NumLock”
Input defaults for controller is double-clicking the left stick.
Added a setting to disable aim assist on consoles.
Remapped weapon binds on AZERTY keyboards to the top row number keys.
Wooden power poles no longer block building.
Spike Traps found in Supply Drops will now stack with other Spike Traps found elsewhere.
The Spike Trap’s effective range will now more accurately match the distance of the spike animation. The damage area was previously too large.
Fixed an issue which prevented the Shield Potion and Slurp Juice visual effects from playing when the player is already shielded.
Fixed an issue that made Cozy Campfires appear to be active after they have expired.
Fixed an issue which caused collision of eliminated players to persist for too long.
Fixed an issue which allowed players to hide inside of supply drops if the supply drop landed on a crouched player.
Fixed an issue which allowed players to pass through walls as they edited them.
Optimized the speed at which players can cycle building pieces under poor network conditions.
Fixed an issue which caused dropped items to fall off the edge of the map and spawn near a living player.
Kicking a basketball through a soccer net no longer counts as a goal. Soccer balls still count.
Improved the accuracy of grenade arcs.
Fixed an issue which allowed players to switch between two scoped weapons without leaving the scoped view.
Player’s weapons will no longer disappear for a short time after the effects of the Boogie Bomb wear off.
Reduced the delay between throwing a grenade and switching to another weapon.
Shadowplay Highlights now records player knockdowns (DBNO).
Quitting a match early will no longer award stat or challenge progress.
Progress will only be awarded when a player leaves after they are eliminated or have won.
Players can no longer purchase the Battle Pass x10 Tier bundle when at or above Battle Pass tier 65.
We fixed this on January 19th and affected players have been compensated.
Fixed an issue which allowed items in the locker to rotate on the wrong axis while spinning them.
Fixed an issue which caused the client to lock up after ALT-TABing on PC.
While spectating, players will now be returned to scoped view when the spectated player switches between scoped weapons, instead of being pulled into third-person view.
Brick building effects have been fixed.
Players can now mute party members from the lobby screen.
Players banned from voice chat can no longer use it on the lobby screen.
Added Auto Decline Friend Requests as a new option for PC players to the Social Widget.
When enabled, friend requests will be auto-declined. Enabling this option will decline all pending friend requests.
Friend and Party invite notifications will now correctly appear for Battle Royale players that have never played Save the World.
You no longer open the fullscreen map while spectating a player with report menu up,
This issue only occurred if a player was using the “Combat Pro” controller config.
The radial emote menu will no longer persist after the warm-up phase if left open.
Characters pose no longer resets after opening the news widget.
The ping value displayed in the Net Debug Stats UI is now more accurate.
t will appear higher than before for all players.
Lowered volume of bus music and the sound played when jumping out of the bus.
Lowered volume of wind sounds played during skydiving and gliding.
Lowered the volume of gunfire, footsteps, and impacts during warmup phase.
Removed the “Caw” sound layer from the Death Valley pickaxe.
Removed some layers from the new pickaxe sounds that could be mistaken for bullet whiz-bys
Music from dance emotes will no longer overlap.
Loot chest audio is no longer hushed by pickaxe impact sounds.
Added more loot spawns to Haunted Hills.
Fixed missing collision on junkyard crane.
Fixed two areas where players could hide under the terrain by the edge of the river.
Fixed a section of the Moisty Mire water that did not slow players down.
Fixed a mine cart in Shifty Shafts that could not be destroyed.
Fixed an issue causing the soccer stadium to sometimes not load in properly.
Fixed a seam in the terrain near Flush Factory that allowed players to see through the map.
Added collision to pillars in Haunted Hills so players can no longer hide inside them.
Scoring a goal in the Soccer stadium will now show proper visual effects.
What do you think of the latest Fortnite update? Happy with the changes? Let us know.
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Source: Epic Games