Save the World | Homebase Status Report 8.17.21

8.17.2021
By The Fortnite Team
 
Attention Commanders,
 
The Hit the Road venture season is scheduled to end September 4. Collect this season’s rewards and keep revving it up in those Blasted Badlands!
 
In the last Homebase Status Report, we discussed changes around Grenade based perks as part of our effort to improve underperforming/underutilized Hero Perks and abilities. 
 
Here is Major Oswald with an update on our next round of changes for Goin’ Constructor!
 
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“Goin’ Constructor has always been near and dear to our hearts, but it has some serious drawbacks. So gather round’ recruits, we’ve put Homebases’ Constructors through the ringer!  Today, we reveal that the fruits of our labor have made a major impact on the Goin’ Constructor Hero ability. 
 
Before, once you started Goin’ Constructor, you couldn’t really uhhh... “un-go” Constructor. Well now you can cancel the Goin’ Constructor activation whenever you please, givin’ you more versatility with the ability in case you get swarmed. When the Goin' Constructor ability ends, it now knocks back nearby enemies, givin' you plenty of time to escape. 
 
Note: This cancellation doesn’t apply to other, “similar” abilities... YET!
 
When raised, the shield now applies a taunt, similar to D.E.C.O.Y to lesser enemies (non Mist Monsters). Taunting Husks will make them focus less on tearing down your precious structures/allies and more on pickin’ a fight with you instead. Teamwork is key here. Let’s just hope yer fellow Commanders help you out for takin’ on the brunt of the Husks.



We’ve also added some more defensive power! Commanders now gain a massive armor boost while Goin’ Constructor is active (now 75, previously 0) and an even bigger boost when taunting ( an additional 675 armor). This new armor boost also defends against attacks from all directions, rather than the previous front facing direction.
 
And finally, we’ve reduced the energy cost of Grenades back down to the previous 30 Energy Cost. Thank you to all Commanders who have been providin’ us with feedback. 
 
Now get out there, show the Husks the meanin’ of a Tank, and start smashin’ and blastin’ away!”
 

-Major Oswald
 
Thanks as always, Major. Now back to our regularly scheduled report.

Homebase Status Report… Initiate!

Coming August 21 (8 PM ET) - Tactical Sledgehammer rolls into the Item Shop and Beat Bot Hits the Road!

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Tactical Assault Sledgehammer leads the attack

"Breach in 3, 2, 1..." - Sledgehammer
 
  • Standard Perk: Assault Crit Damage
    • Increase Assault and SMG Critical Damage by 75%
  • Commander Perk: Assault Crit Damage
    • Increase Assault and SMG Critical Damage by 225%
 
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Beat Bot Hits the Road


Help Beat Bot make his way to the Radio Station to broadcast his Song of the Summer. Load up the van and gather your group because it’s time to Hit the Road! The following modifiers will be active:
  • Frenzied - Enemies move and attack 25% faster
  • Slowing Pools - Eliminated enemies spawn a pool that slows Commanders
  • Quickshot - Ranged weapons do more damage and reload faster
  • Sprinters - Commanders have increased movement speed
Completing this quest will unlock Gold, Tickets, and the 2019 Hit the Road Loading Screen

Fortnite Save The World Hit The Road 2019 Loading Screen
Complete Beat Bot’s Hit the Road challenge to earn Gold, Tickets, and the returning 2019 Hit the Road Loading Screen
 

Coming August 28 (8 PM ET) - Hot Mix shoots to the top of the Event Store

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Hot Mix 

Drop some fierce beats with the Hot Mix Pistol! Fire a pair of Sonic Blasts that pierce enemies. 
 

En Fortnite Save The World Lok Bot Pack


The Fortnite Lok-Bot Pack

"Yaaay!" - Lok
 
Imagine, if you will, an oven bot and the places he will go.
 
The Lok-Bot Pack brings a new Hero and Outfit, the Lok Blok Backbling, Lok Pick Pickaxe, the Lok-Bot Challenges, and access to Save the World. These exclusive Save the World challenges will earn you 1,000 V-Bucks and 1,000 X-Ray Tickets. Note: Lok's signature sonorous voice pack is unavailable. 
 
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.
 
Hey… Does anyone else hear a guitar riff, or is it just me? Seems like another one of Homebases’ own is working on Bringing Down the House.