Patch Notes V.1.8.1



The V.1.8.1 patch is focused on optimizing new features introduced with the Fortnitemares event and making sure players have a smooth and stable experience.

Voice Chat Improvements
Take control over your communication with the option to mute individual players, located in the “Audio” tab of the settings screen.

Quest Drops
There are times when you may feel like you are the unluckiest player in Fortnite as you just can’t get that last quest item. Well, it’s your lucky day ... we’ve increased quest item drop rates.


Patch Notes:

Gameplay

  • Slurp Juice can now spawn as Floor Loot in addition to in chests.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to consume Slurp Juice while running.
  • Fixed the effect of Slurp Juice persisting from the pre-game phase to the Battle Bus phase.
  • Fixed an issue which caused other players’ gliders to appear sideways.
  • Supply Drop balloons now take damage when shot from below.
  • Fixed an issue which caused revives to be interrupted if another DBNO player is near.
  • Adjusted the camera while holding the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher.
    • The camera angle previously interfered with players’ crosshairs.
  • Improved stability of the matchmaking system.

Performance

  • Improved point light shadow rendering performance on consoles and PC.
    • This was particularly noticeable in Greasy Grove on Xbox One.
  • Various optimizations to player character animation for improved performance.
  • Fixed various hitches during gameplay due to assets being synchronously loaded at runtime.
  • Fixed server network lag occurring if a player attempted to rejoin a match after timing out or being kicked.

UI

  • Team members are listed next to the options menu. 
    • This screen shows the number of players each team member has eliminated so far.
    • You can also select specific team members and toggle voice chat muting on either PC or PlayStation 4. 
    • Xbox One players can mute team members from their profile.
  • Added confirmation prompt when equipping items in the Locker.
  • Changes made to sensitivity sliders will properly revert if the “Apply” button is not used before closing the menu.
  • Changed the description for V-Bucks to indicate that they can be used in both Save the World and Battle Royale stores.
    • “This in-game currency can be spent in both the Battle Royale PvP mode and the Save the World PvE campaign. In Battle Royale you can purchase new customization items for your Hero, glider, or pickaxe. In Save the World you can purchase Llama Pinata card packs that contain weapon, trap and gadget schematics as well as new Heroes and more. Note: Items do not transfer between Battle Royale mode and Save the World campaign.”
  • Fixed a visual issue with the crown icon over the party leader.
  • Fixed the consumable timer getting stuck on screen after transitioning from pre-game to the Battle Bus phase.
  • Fixed the Leaderboards and Stats page which showed an incorrect time until refresh if the system’s clock was changed.
  • Fixed consumable items being displayed as “Ranged Weapons” in their tooltip.
  • Fixed an issue causing text on the Item Shop screen to be cut off.
  • Fixed an issue which caused controller button icons to be pushed off screen on the Leaderboard page in the Italian language.
  • Fixed text that didn’t fit on the Stats page in the Polish language.

World

  • Fixed a gap in geometry that allowed players to get below the terrain.
  • Minor environmental bug fixes 
    • Examples: Floating Trees, small seams in terrain.

Controller

  • “Crouch” and “Repair” are no longer the same input on the “Combat Pro” config.
    • Click R-Stick to crouch.
    • Click and hold R-Stick to repair.

Audio

  • Enabling voice chat while in a match now adds the player to the voice channel.
  • Fixed an issue which canceled music if players used the dance emote. 
    • Now it also reduces the volume of other music while yours is playing.

Daily Challenges

  • Some challenges were rebalanced. 
    • Play Matches
      • Increased from 3 to 5
    • Shotgun Eliminations
      • Decreased from 5 to 4
    • Pistol Eliminations
      • Decreased from 5 to 3
    • SMG Eliminations
      • Decreased from 5 to 2
    • Sniper Eliminations
      • Decreased from 5 to 1
    • Existing progress on rebalanced challenges was reset.
  • The “Outlive Squad Players” challenge was renamed to “Outlive opponents in squad mode” to clarify how the challenge should be completed.

Cosmetics

  • Hair will no longer clip through the “Recon Expert” outfit while moving.
  • Hair will no longer clip through the “Skull Trooper” outfit while moving.
  • Improved lighting for certain characters in the matchmaking lobby.
Patch Notes V.1.8.1 Patch Notes V.1.8.1 Reviewed by on November 01, 2017 Rating: 5

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