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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Getaway LTM & The Grappler coming soon
by Monkey Man » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:47 pm

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Dealing 500 damage to Jewel Carrying opponents in the upcoming Getaway LTM will give you a spray which includes all 4 suits of a card set – something that is able to be customised on the hockey mask of the upcoming Wild Card outfit.
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If you pick up a jewel in 5 different matches of the Getaway LTM, then you will find yourself being rewarded with the Money trail. This is one of the favourable items in the challenge rewards, as it looks very cool.

The currency falling from the player looks to have a Llama in place of a leader/notable figure and looks kinda like Monopoly money.
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By completing all three challenges in the High Stakes set of challenges, you will get yourself a Crowbar axe for your player.

https://fortniteintel.com/2018/09/03/al ... kes-event/

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Getaway LTM & The Grappler coming soon
by Monkey Man » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:47 pm

V5.40 PATCH NOTES

SUIT UP,

The stakes are higher in Battle Royale and the Horde brings another challenge to Save the World.

High Stakes (Battle Royale)

Welcome to the High Stakes event! Assemble your crew for the new Getaway LTM and complete challenge to get some free rewards. More info in our blog here - https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-U ... igh-stakes



Grappler (Battle Royale)

Make a daring escape or get into the action quickly! This new item attaches to anything you hit for quick traversal.

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GENERAL

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue causing some unneeded assets to remain in memory when switching from Save the World to Battle Royale or vice-versa.
Fixed an issue that caused camera jitter when simultaneously canceling sprint while reloading and aiming down sights.
Fixed a rare server crash that could occur when a player edits a building.
Fixed an issue that prevented weapons from firing when holding the fire button during a weapon swap.
Fixed an issue causing the crosshair to drift if player rapidly presses aim down sights with sniper rifles.
Fixed some buildings' destruction effects being played twice.
Fixed ammo quantity counts not updating properly on the inventory screen details panel.
Fixed broken antialiasing in handheld mode on Nintendo Switch.

BATTLE ROYALE

LIMITED TIME MODE: THE GETAWAY

Welcome to The Getaway! In this mode, players will race to find a Jewel and take it to a Getaway Van before everyone else to win the match!

MODE DETAILS

Jewels

Jewels can be found in special supply drop safes, located along the edge of the first storm circle. The safes take a long time to open, so make sure the area is clear before attempting to claim a Jewel!
Four Jewels will be in play on the map AT ALL TIMES. If a player escapes with a Jewel or one is lost in the storm, a new supply drop will bring a replacement.
When a Jewel is picked up, it will be visible on the map to everyone for 30 seconds.
Carrying a Jewel will give players health & shields over time, but also slow them down by 10%.

Getaway Vans

Four TOTAL Getaway Vans will be in the map, three that arrive early in the match and one more that shows up near the end.
Getaway Vans float in mid-air, Jewel carriers must build up and then interact with them in order to complete a Getaway.
The goal is to find or steal a Jewel and take it to one of the vans in order to secure a Victory Royale.
Once they arrive, safe drops and Getaway Vans will be visible on the map at all times.
12 red "Pursuit" Supply Drops land at the very beginning of the match. These carry a variety of longer-range weapons and other items, and are the only way to obtain the new Grappler in this mode.
Resource harvesting amounts increased by 50%.
Only Rare weapons or higher will be found in this mode.
Rifts, Rift-To-Go and Launchpads have been removed to reduce mobility for Getaway Van engagements.
Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode, but Umbrellas are not awarded for wins.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

Grappler added.
Fire at a nearby object to pull yourself towards it.
Can be found in Vending Machines, floor loot, Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.
Chain multiple shots together to travel great distances.
Has 15 charges. Discarded when charges are depleted.
Epic rarity.
Vaulted Revolvers
Rarity color adjustments
Some items have been removed or modified to better reflect their effectiveness. This only affects their colors and other characteristics are unchanged.
Removed Common Suppressed Submachine Gun
Removed Rare Rocket Launcher

Availability of Epic and Legendary Rocket Launchers increased slightly to compensate.
Increased Epic Rocket Launchers drop rate by 18.57%
Increased Legendary rocket launcher drop rate by 2.05%
Removed Legendary Bolt-action Sniper Rifle
Removed Rare Pistol

Remote Explosives increased from Rare to Epic.
Port-a-Fort decreased from Epic to Rare.
Semi-Auto Sniper rifle decreased from Epic and Legendary to Uncommon and Rare.
Increased the frequency that the Semi-Auto sniper rifles drop to align more with their rarity class.
Increased Uncommon Semi-Auto sniper drop rate by 9.29%
Increased Rare Semi-Auto sniper drop rate by 9.29%
Dual pistols decreased in rarity from Epic and Legendary to Rare and Epic.
Suppressed pistol decreased in rarity from Epic and Legendary to Rare and Epic.
Burst Assault Rifle accuracy adjustments.
When holding down the trigger, the first 2 bursts are more accurate.
Spread down sights benefit increased from 35% to 40%.
Crouch spread benefit reduced from 25% to 20%.
Jumping/Falling spread penalty reduced from 25% to 10%.
Sprinting spread penalty reduced from 50% to 30%.
Increased drop stack count for Boogie Bomb from 1 to 2.
Increased maximum stack size for Stink Bomb from 5 to 6.
Increased maximum stack size for Shield Potions from 2 to 3
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Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue that prevented audio and effects from playing on other players who are consuming a shield potion.

GAMEPLAY

In the moving storm phases, when the storm reaches its destination, it will cause a surge of energy that destroys player-built structures located on the storm wall.
Motion controls now function uniformly across input types on Nintendo Switch and mobile. Options have been added to the settings to allow you to switch your motion turn axis.
Motion deadzone has been removed.


Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue causing supply drop landing effects to play twice in some circumstances.
Fixed inconsistencies with auto-pickup when landing on pickups, and when pickups are first thrown from containers.

PERFORMANCE

Improved loading performance on Nintendo Switch to reduce issues with buildings loading late (i.e. low-res buildings during skydiving).
Fixed a large performance regression related to effects. This was causing poor framerate in the 5.30 release (especially on Nintendo Switch).

AUDIO

Boosted volume of the Remote Explosives placement sound.
Improve the quality of the sound played when dropping from the Bus on Mobile/Nintendo Switch platforms.
Improve spatialization of the chest open sound for other players nearby.

Bug Fixes

Reduced the spam of item pickup “bounce” sounds when pickups are sliding down hills.
Fixed several UI sound issues.

UI

Emote picker is now available in the lobby, no longer limited to just playing the first emote selected in your locker.
Fullscreen map now supports touch on Nintendo Switch.

Bug Fixes

Item shop now shows the item description when inspecting.
Road Trip week 8 and 9 display the correct completion value now.
Fixed issue where challenge bundles did not display the correct number of stars from the challenge tab.
Fixed issue where style preview would sometimes not be centered in the view correctly.
Banner rewards from the Battle Pass no longer show an empty description box.
Fixed an issue wherein rerolling a daily quest in Battle Royale would not select the new quest.
Style gift boxes will now show the 3D preview of the character with the style applied.
Fixed an issue where navigating in the locker would cause some drop in performance.
Fixed an issue where changing away from the Challenges Tab would cause some information to get stuck on the screen.
Fix an issue where continuously clicking on the "Select Game Mode" page would prevent it from closing.
Fixed an issue where using touch to open/close the map would cause d-pad controls to become unresponsive.
Fixed an issue with the loading screen showing incorrect information for non-leader party members.

ART + ANIMATION

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue that could cause player models to not appear while in game.
Fixed an issue with spray quality temporarily appearing pixelated for some sprays.
Fixed the Downshift Glider rear light trails from clipping with geometry.

REPLAY SYSTEM

Bug Fixes

Fixed duplicate elimination effects on the recording player.

MOBILE

Added VOIP to Android.
Expanded device support to the Essential-PH, Motorola, HTC, Sony Xperia devices.
Major memory optimization on Android devices with Adreno GPUs. This addresses the performance degradation seen due to memory pressure.
Implemented a new Audio Mixer, which addresses issues with sound quality and consistency.
Items on the ground now have tooltips.
Custom HUD Layout Tool now has a more consistent apply/cancel flow.
The player healthbar and squad healthbars are now moveable in the Custom HUD Layout tool.
Dragging-and-dropping an item from the quickbar now drops the whole stack. To split a stack, drag-and-drop with the inventory window open.
Dragging-and-dropping an item from the quickbar no longer stops consumable use.
UI prompts now appear on vehicles for entering and switching seats.

Bug Fixes

Corrected some issues with screen resolution in certain locales on Android.
The screen will no longer timeout without user input on iOS.
Adjusted steering sensitivity on vehicles.
Players are now able to thank the bus driver.
Gyro controls are now usable regardless of orientation on iOS.
Resolved an issue with turbo-building sometimes being stuck “on” when using the quickbar to turbo-build.
Fixed the challenges button to use large buttons on mobile.
Fixed an issue where toggling between pickaxe/weapons wouldn’t properly change weapons.
Exhaust problems with the Street Racer Bike Gliders for mobile have been repaired. The Bikes should run clean now.
No longer able to interact with UI behind the challenges screen.
Players who are experiencing issues with abruptly going to the Home Screen when pressing jump on certain Samsung Galaxy devices can do the following to fix the issue.
Go to Settings > Display > Navigation > Hard Press Home Button > Turn the feature off

https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-U ... otes/v5-40

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Patch v5.40 inc Getaway LTM & The Grappler
by Monkey Man » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:29 pm

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Dusty Factories Are Now A Museum - https://fortniteintel.com/2018/09/06/du ... -a-museum/ and now has a diner - https://fortniteintel.com/2018/09/06/du ... sty-diner/

Dataminers of the patch have found Battle Bus customization and looks like the Cube will head to Loot Lake and cause a volcano at the end of this season - https://fortniteintel.com/2018/09/06/ne ... o-the-map/

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Patch v5.40 inc Getaway LTM & The Grappler
by Karl » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:09 pm

I don't play Fortnite but I love hearing about the bizarre story unfolding in the world. Very imaginative and surreal.

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Patch v5.40 inc Getaway LTM & The Grappler
by Floex » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:19 pm

This game :wub:

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Patch v5.40 inc Getaway LTM & The Grappler
by Monkey Man » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:15 pm

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Patch v5.40 inc Getaway LTM & The Grappler
by Monkey Man » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:15 pm

V5.40 CONTENT UPDATE -

BEWARE THE SHADOWS,

Sneak up on your enemies in Battle Royale and a new Mythic Outlander joins Save the World.

Suppressed Assault Rifle (Battle Royale)
Take down your enemies quickly and quietly with this new Assault Rifle that rewards precision over rapid-fire.

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BATTLE ROYALE

LIMITED TIME MODE: THE GETAWAY

Bug Fixes

Players in the Getaway LTM can no longer land on the van without building.
Reduced the Victory music at the end of a match.
Jewel will no longer appear in inventory hotbar after being put in the Down-But-Not-Out state.
Player models will no longer get stuck under the van after winning a match.
Player models and items will no longer fall to the ground after winning a match.
Enforcer Outfit no longer appears distorted to other clients from certain distances.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

Suppressed Assault Rifle Added.
Sneaky weapon that rewards trigger discipline with precision.
Can be found in Vending Machines, floor loot, Treasure Chests, and Supply Drops.
Available in Epic and Legendary Variants.
32/33 damage per shot.
Vaulted Drum Gun

PERFORMANCE

Sub-Region Matchmaking added for Southeast Asia.
More details here.

https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-U ... ent-update

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Content Patch v5.40 inc Suppressed Assault Rifle
by Monkey Man » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:20 pm

Free Challenges:

Search Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces in Basements (7)
Consume Apples or Mushrooms (20)
Eliminate Opponents (HARD) (10)

Battle Pass Challenges

Search Chests in Salty Springs (7)
Deal damage to opponents (5,000)
Search between a covered bridge, waterfall, and the 9th green (HARD) (1)
Stage 1: Eliminate an opponent in Pleasant Park (HARD) (1)
Stage 2: Eliminate an opponent in Wailing Woods (1)
Stage 3: Eliminate an opponent in Lucky Landing (1)

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Content Patch v5.40 inc Suppressed Assault Rifle
by the eponymous bollock » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:11 pm

Completed all the weekly challenges for this season but not going to complete the Battle Pass as I don’t do enough daily’s. There’s been a lot going on this season but I don’t think it’s been anywhere near as good as the last. While there’s been lots of fun stuff added it’s all been a bit random and there doesn’t appear to have been a through plot like the last one had. Still enjoying the game obviously and up to around 18 wins in total so will definitely get the next Battle Pass for free again. Hopefully we get some more world events in S6

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Content Patch v5.40 inc Suppressed Assault Rifle
by ITSMILNER » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:52 pm

Does all this content appear in the Switch version as well?

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Content Patch v5.40 inc Suppressed Assault Rifle
by Monkey Man » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:11 pm

V5.41 PATCH NOTES

BUILD UP,

Build faster and bigger with a new consumable in both Battle Royale and the Playground game mode. A new Horde Challenge week arrives to Save the World!

Spiky Stadium (Battle Royale - Playground)
Imagine new ways to play with the Spiky Stadium. Give it a throw and an arena will appear, ready to go for any mini-game your squad can think up. We love seeing your creativity, so share the way you play using #FortnitePlayground.

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Port-a-Fortress (Battle Royale)
This new consumable creates a massive fortress to defend against and repel enemies!



GENERAL

PERFORMANCE

CPU optimization for Xbox One (optimized memory copy operations). This is expected to improve performance.
Optimized file layout on Xbox One to improve streaming performance. This should reduce instances of buildings rendering in late.

https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-U ... otes/v5-41

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Patch v5.41 inc Port-a-Fortress
by Sleighamorph » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:34 am


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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Patch v5.41 inc Port-a-Fortress
by andretmzt » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:14 am

"Why does it seem like I'm always grouped with kids?"

Oh.

HSH28 wrote:No Last Guardian.
No new exclusive PS4 games.
No longer free MP for PS4.

Microsoft win E3.
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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Patch v5.41 inc Port-a-Fortress
by Chocolate Selection Box » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:18 pm

Imagine shitting on kids for following a fad.

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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Patch v5.41 inc Port-a-Fortress
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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Patch v5.41 inc Port-a-Fortress
by Yubel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:38 pm

Completed all the weekly challenges now, settled on tier 40 (free pass) for this season. Was aiming for 54 to unlock the 'glitch in the system' contrail but just don't have the time.

May purchase the full battle pass for season 6 too; seeing as how my time with the game has been trending upward over the past couple months, it's seeming like a solid investment.

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by Monkey Man » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:43 pm


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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Season 6 starts 27th Sep, 400% Match XP all weekend
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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Season 6 starts on Thursday
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PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Season 6 starts on Thursday
by Rik_ » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:26 pm

Finally had chance to jump back into this again, steadily catching up on all the changes I've missed since I last played. It's kind of refreshing to come back after all the changes have built up, the map feels familiar enough that I'm not lost but different enough to be a change of pace. The jumpy loot lake really surprised me, was doing close encounters and hopped in a buggy with my squad and the driver took us over to it, all of a sudden the buggy was flying about all over the place and I had no idea what was going on lol


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