v3.3 Patch Notes

3.15.2018
By The Fortnite Team


Top o’ the mornin!

The battle is really BOOM-ing with Battle Royale’s latest weapon… Remote Explosives! Save the World’s Spring it On! event sees the addition of a new, lucky questline and gains a new Hero who’s as green as a four-leafed clover.

One more thing… Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to Mobile! We couldn’t be more excited to bring the game you all love to your hand-held devices. Head to fortnite.com/mobile for more details.

Remote Explosives (Battle Royale)
Topple fortresses at the click of a button.

Supply Llama (Battle Royale)
Find loot in the most unexpected of places. The Supply Llama has joined the battle.

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Luck of the Storm Questline (Save the World)
Uncover treacherous treasures, track mythical creatures, and brave springtime shenanigans in ‘Luck of the Storm’!

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Shamrock Reclaimer Outlander (Save the World)
Charge your abilities by defeating enemies and be the lucky charm we’ve always needed!

General

  • Wondering what’s happening with Fortnite? Find real-time info via the Epic Games Status Page here.
Bug Fixes
  • Improved server performance and reduced bandwidth usage when players are jumping.
  • Korean, Japanese, and Chinese languages will display properly in the UI when changing languages while playing the game.

Known Issues

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our snazzy new Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

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Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Royale announced for Mobile!

  • Click here to sign-up for the Invite Event on iOS.

Weapons + Items

  • Supply Llama added.
    • Extremely rare - only 3 created per match.
    • Location is chosen at random.
    • Opened like a treasure chest. Contains:
      • 500 Wood, Stone, Metal.
      • 10 stacks of each ammo type.
      • 3 Traps and consumables.
  • Remote Explosives added.
    • Detonated by using the "Aim Down Sights" button.
    • Rare rarity.
    • Found in Supply Llamas, Treasure Chests, Floor Loot or Supply Drops.
    • Stacks of 4 (Max of 10).
  • Smoke Grenade has been vaulted.
Bug Fixes
  • Updated the ‘No Scope Hunting Rifle’ name to simply be ‘Hunting Rifle’.
  • Fixed missing environmental impact FX on Hunting Rifle projectiles.

Gameplay

  • Limited Time Mode: Blitz
    *NOTE: This mode will be enabled on 3/19.
    • Blitz has much shorter storm times resulting in faster & more intense matches!
      • Maximum match length is 15 minutes.
    • The match will start with the storm circle already closing in over the island.
    • Adjustments to loot availability:
      • Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70% to 80-90%.
      • Increased chances of ammo boxes spawning from 65-80% to 85-95%.
      • Floor Loot spawns nearly 100% of the time.
      • Supply Drop spawn interval lessened from 180s (+/- 30s) to 80s (+/- 20s).
      • Supply Drop descent time shortened from 60s to 30s.
      • Launchpad spawn likelihood greatly increased.
    • Harvesting resources doubled.
    • Resources found in loot increased from 30 to 100.
  • Treasure chest health increased from 200 to 500.
  • Ammo box health increased from 120 to 250.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue causing the unintentional rotation of stairs.
  • Fixed an issue causing an eliminated player’s collision to stick around temporarily, making it difficult to pick-up their dropped items.

UI

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the News window not displaying once you select Battle Royale.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes made characters appear with the wrong orientation when previewing items in the front end menu.

Art/Animation

  • Updated the circular bullet impact FX so that they help indicate the direction the shot came from.

Audio

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed gunshot sound stuttering that would occur when firing an automatic weapon at low ammo counts.
  • Fixed issue that caused gunfire and other sounds to play at louder volume than usual.

Performance

  • Optimized shield effects on players to improve overall frame rate.

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Save the World

This patch includes a reversion of the Critical Chance re-balance done in the v3.2 update, and a pass to fix bugs and balance problems wit