Epic is due to release another update for Fornite Battle Royale this week – here’s everything we know the company is working on so far.
Fortnite Update – 8.10 Patch Notes Revealed
Fortnite developers Epic Games have just dropped the latest Fortnite 8.10 update for the game and they’ve made quite a few significant changes.
You’ll find full patch notes on the link above, but if you want a quick overview on what’s changed, here’s the gist:
Keep the good times rolling! Combine your boost and grapple to perform unbelievable feats with the newest vehicle addition to Battle Royale!
These convenient machines now dispense things free of charge but only provide one item/weapon before disappearing.
New Islands & Theme
Jump into two new exotic island locations! Build your best beach retreat with the new Wooden Lodge theme while enjoying a perfect, volcanic tropical view.
New Game Options
Offense or defense? We’ve added new game rule options that allow you to further customize team settings and setup advanced PvP games.
SAVE THE WORLD
Get caught in the Bear Stare! Laser down the Husks with this returning Outlander.
Speed is key! Take on the new Test the Limits Beta Storm.
Fortnite Downtime – Update 1
Fortnite’s next big update is scheduled to arrive this morning following confirmation of the Fortnite server downtime last night.
“The v8.10 update rolls out tomorrow, March 12! Downtime begins at 5 AM ET (0900 UTC).“
For anyone wondering, this will be at 9am GMT for everyone living in the UK.
Stay tuned for more information later today including official patch notes, leaked skins, new vehicles and much more.
Original Story – Fortnite players are starting to get in the rhythm of this fancy new season that’s bought massive changes to the classic map we all know and love.
As we head for another update, though, it’s time for us to speculate on what may change with the coming patch – and collate what we already know.
It’s likely that the forthcoming patch notes will add a few more features to the game and squash a few bugs, to boot.
Typically, new updates tend to drop at around 9am GMT – and patch notes will go live around the same time.
It’s possible, although not guaranteed, that tomorrow’s update could coincide with some small downtime as well, which normally lasts for around 2 hours (though this doesn’t happen every week).
However, with this likely being a small content update, it’s plausible the game won’t require any significantly lengthy server downtime.
So keep reading for a look at some of the upcoming changes we’re expecting to see go live in the game.
Earlier today, we saw the in-game news feed receive and updated that announced a new item coming to Fortnite Battle Royale: The Baller vehicle.
Initially teased in the background of an image showing off the new season, the item was actually added way back in the game files for v8.00 of the game – but we’re only going to start seeing it in action now.
As of v.8.10’s launch, the one-person vehicle should be usable – as per one of the leaked challenges from Week 3 in the game.
We’ll update you with more as it becomes available.
Before the launch of Season 8, an AMA with the team hinted that they were working on a Respawn mechanic for squad games – these had leaked in previous weeks, but are we likely to see them added to the game this week? Maybe.
Last week, some leaked files had shown that these vehicles were tied to a new respawn mechanic, and the van in the files is known as a ‘second chance machine’.
Ben Walker of fortnitenews.com, writes:
“It seems that players will drop a card upon death and teammates can take it to a Respawn Van to bring them back to life.
“The feature is similar to that of the Respawn Beacon mechanic in rival title Apex Legends, however it is unknown if it was inspired or copied from them.”
Whether such a big new mechanic is rolled out on tomorrow seems unlikely. We would imagine this will be held back another week for a more sizeable update. But, you never know with Epic.
The one thing that usually changes with each update, without fail, is weapons.
They’re either added, nerfed, buffed or vaulted altogether. And since we saw some new weapons added in game files – but not the actual game – last week, we may see them materialize in this week’s update.
“It is likely that the next update will be a content update, meaning the item being added next week should already be in the files,” explains Fortnite Insider.
This is especially interesting because, if this holds as true, then its possible we could see two new variants of the Infantry Rifle, Epic and Legendary.
That’s because Stormshield One has apparently found files for two new weapons in the game already.
Thanks to the Fortnite Trello board, there are a few things we know will be fixed in either tomrrow’s update, or in incoming other updates.
• Mouse sensitivity when playing on PS4.
• Can be launched far distances when riding driftboard.
• Audio indicator for Driftboard not appearing.
• Vending machines temporarily disabled in Team Rumble.
Also, we know Epic have some issues due to be addressed soon:
- Degraded console performance
- Auto shooting when using a gamepad
- Some PC clients are freezing at loading screens
- Can’t Hear Squad Members in Voicechat
- Trash / garbage on the ground can prevent trap placement.
- Unable to shoot shotguns for a short time when switching from another shotgun.
- Players shot through corn fields and fences don’t take damage.
- Xbox Players Disconnected and Sent to Lobby.
- The “Motion Blur” graphics settings doesn’t function
- Decreased Frame Rate on Mac
- Auto-Run feature not functioning properly.
- Treasure Map can lead to a chest in a location that can’t be dug up