SAVE THE WORLD | HOMEBASE STATUS REPORT 2.16.2021

2.16.2021
By The Fortnite Team

 

Commanders,

Starting February 21, 2021 at 7PM ET, turn on the charm with Dashing Hawk and the Love Song Bow. Beginning the week of February 27, 2021, bring the Valor in the new Save the World Questline to unlock Homebase’s own Major Oswald. The Husks won’t stand a chance! Be sure to read up on the quality of life and crowd control changes that were made in this weeks update. 

Homebase Status Report… Initiate!
 

Coming February 21 - Bring the Love with Dashing Hawk and the Love Song

Fortnite Save the World Dashing Hawk Hero
 

Dashing Hawk, Homebase’s Heartthrob returns!

"Follow your heart... to Hawk." 

  • Standard Perk: Absolutely Stunning
    • Lefty and Righty shots have a 37.5% chance to Stun the target for 2 seconds.
  • Commander Perk: Absolutely Stunning+
    • Lefty and Righty shots have a 37.5% chance to Stun the target for 2 seconds. Additionally, Lefty and Righty damage is increased by 100% against Stunned targets.

Available from the Event Store starting February 21 at 7PM ET 

Fortnite Save the World Love Song Weapon


Sing the Husks a Love Song

Make the Husks Lovestruck with the Love Song Keeping the bow drawn past max charge will fire an arrow that stuns the enemy for 10 seconds. Weapon damage will break this effect. Does not affect Bosses or enemies that have recently been Lovestruck.

Available from the Event Store starting February 21 at 7PM ET
 Fortnite Save the World Wargames Invasion


Wargames - Invasion

You don’t want to be in the way when the laser goes off in this week's Wargames Quest! Beginning February 21 at 7PM ET, defend your Homebase from the Invasion Wargame to unlock it’s banner!
 

Extraterrestrial Rio Perk Changes

We forgot to mention that Extraterrestrial Rio’s perk has received an upgrade in the last update, Commanders. Her new perk is as follows:

  • Standard Perk: Resonant Frequency
    • Increases Energy Damage by 20% while Shields are at least 50% full.
  • Commander Perk: Resonant Frequency+
    • Increases Energy Damage by 60% while Shields are at least 50% full.
 

Fortnite Save the World Quality of Life Updates

Homebase Halftime… now a few important messages


From the Major’s Desk 

“Commanders, Fall in! Seems the Storm has done a number on those pesky Nurses and they no longer stack their healin’ powers on Husks. Not sure what storm genius thought that was a good idea in the first place but it seems they’ve come to their senses. They heal Husks at the same rate regardless of how many Nurses there are.  

In the higher levels of Twine Peaks,  the Husks seem to be dealin’ less damage to our structures with their attacks, bombs, projectiles, and every other thing they decide to throw at your base. This is a win-win, Commanders. Let’s use it to our advantage.”

Finally, reports are showing that our crowd controllin’ effects aren’t quite as potent. Looks like we’ll be able to keep them controlled for the first 5 effects before they become immune to our tactical shenanigans. This applies to Stuns, Knockbacks, Freezes, Tar Traps, and all that jazz that makes the Husks dance. Luckily for us.. Our Commanders are packin’ some serious firepower and should be able to control' em long enough before havin’ to eliminate ‘em.


-Major Oswald
 

Clip’s Corner

“Let’s talk crafting, Commanders. I’ve made some breakthroughs with trap crafting and higher-tier traps no longer require increased resources when crafting. This means that Legendary items will now cost the same to craft as Commons. Score!”

This change will also provide us with some higher level materials while exploring in Twine Peaks, especially at the higher power levels. Those sweet 5 star materials will be found more often while 4 stars drop less often. This also means more Quartz and Crystals all around!”

Finally, I’ve done some scavenging of my own and picked up those Low-rarity Weapons and Traps in the top end of Twine Peaks. Who needs em’ at that level anyway? Less commons means more rares!

Common Weapon and Trap drops will be phased out in early Canny Valley, Uncommon in early Twine, and Rare in the mid-Twine.  As they are phased out; the rate of higher-rarity Weapons and Traps drop will increase. Don’t need em? Break them down and get those sweet high tier materials. Music to my ears!”


-Clip
 

Director’s Update

“One of the side effects of being a Business Wolf… is wolflike efficiency!

We’ve had some changes in the Research and Development and discovered some new inventory efficiencies. With these advancements, crafting ingredients now stack up to 999 rather than 200."


- Director Riggs
 

Coming February 27 -  Show the Husks your Valor with a new Questline

Fortnite Save the World Valor Questline Major Hero


Bring the Valor!

Major Oswald loses his cool on February 27 at 7PM ET. Help him rediscover his inner soldier and recruit him to join your fight against the Horde!

Major Oswald Joins the Fight

  • Standard Perk: Command Presence
    • War Cry snares enemies within its range by 30% for its duration.
  • Commander Perk: Command Presence+
    • War Cry snares enemies within its range by 30% for its duration. Additionally, affected enemies take 25% increased weapon damage. 

Available from the Valor Questline on February 27 at 7PM ET.

Fortnite Save the World Val Brusier Defender


Val, Reporting for Duty

If anyone can get through to the Major, it's his favorite student, Val. Fight through the Valor questline to unlock Homebase’s favorite Brusier Defender on February 27 at 7PM ET.

Fortnite Save the World Fallen Love Ranger Jonesy


Bring the Pain with Fallen Love Ranger Jonesy

“Love Hurts” 

  • Standard Perk: Fuel for the Fallen
    • Eliminations restore 6 Energy over 3 seconds. Duration refreshed with additional eliminations.
  • Commander Perk: Fuel for the Fallen+
    • Eliminations restore 18 Energy over 3 seconds. Duration refreshed with additional eliminations.

Available in the Event Store on February 27 at 7PM ET.

Fortnite Save the World Wargames Quantum Countdown


Wargames - Begin the Quantum Countdown 

Step right up on February 27 at 7PM ET, and try to keep your attention on the teleporting bomb! In this simulation, an unstable bomb is teleporting around your base. The Husks are drawn to its energy and trying to destroy it. Quickly adapt to protect its new location as the Husks take new, and unexpected, routes.

Fortnite Save the World Machinist Mina Pack


Armor Up With The New Machinist Mina Pack

“Half machine. Half lady. Fully operational”

Don’t forget to grab your Machinist Mina Pack. Available now!

The Machinist Mina Pack introduces a new Hero and Outfit, the Zap-O-Max Trap schematic (Wall Dynamo reskin), Tankbuilt Loader Back Bling, the Machinist Mina Challenges, and entry to Save the World. These exclusive Save the World challenges will earn you 1,000 V-Bucks and 1000 X-Ray Tickets. 

Note: The Cosmetic items of this Pack will be shared through Battle Royale, Save the World and Creative game modes. This new Pack series will have no impact on existing Founder daily login rewards or their V-Bucks earned, which is exclusive to early access Founders. These outfits may appear in the item shop in the future.

See you next time, Commanders!