Fortnite Update Adds In-Game Tournaments, New Quadcrasher Vehicle, and More

The latest Fortnite weekly update is here, and it includes some fairly significant new features. First and foremost are the recently-announced In-Game Tournaments (learn more about them here), but battle royale players are also getting the new ATV Quadcrasher vehicle. Save the World players also have a nice collection of stuff to look forward to, including the Gravedigger and Rat King weapons, and new Beta Storms missions. Beta Storms are designed to test out new concepts, and each Mission Alert will only be available for a limited time, so jump on ‘em when you can!

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Here are your notes for Fortnite patch 6.10:

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Battle Royale

Limited Time Mode: Disco Domination

Summary

It’s time for the ultimate dance-off. Dance Floors have spawned around the Battle Royale island. Take them over by clearing out any enemies and then dancing to raise a disco ball up from the floor. The team that fills their meter the fastest by capturing and defending the dance floors will win the match!

What’s New?

  • Reduced all bandage spawns by 50%.
  • Removed all Common weapons.
  • increased the variability of where you can spawn by 30% along your sides storm circle.
  • Brought in the side dance floors closer to the Storm edge.
  • Reduced max respawn distance by 20%.

Weapons + Items

The Port-a-Fortress has been disabled as we work to resolve some issues related to this item.

  • Drop rate for Port-a-Fort increased from 3.05% to 4.89% while Port-a-Fortress is disabled.
  • The goal is to keep the drop rate of Port-a-Fort the same as if both items were enabled to help with the completion of Challenges.

Gameplay

Quadcrasher

  • Seats two players.
  • You build boost just by driving. Unleash that speed with the hotkey once you’ve filled your boost meter.
  • Smash through buildings while boosting.
  • Boost off ramps or cliffs to catch sick air.
  • Launch players into the air by smashing into them.

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  • You can now view and change Edit Controls separately from Combat and Build Controls in the controller menu.
  • PS4 controller lighting will match player marker color.
  • You can now set building mode sensitivity for controllers in the options menu. It is a multiplier on the default controller sensitivity and allows up to a 2x increase.
  • Controller sensitivity slider in the options menu now allows for more than 10 values.
  • Added an option to Builder Pro that allows for building as soon as you switch to the piece, instead of selecting first and then placing. This allows for faster building without a preview.
  • Added an option that allows for edit hold timing to be adjusted.
  • Opening the Emote Picker with a controller will happen when the button is released, while holding the button will replay the emote that was last played.

Events

Tournaments can be found inside of the new ‘Events’ tab available in game.  This tab will host a variety of online competitions which are open to everyone.  Jump in and explore!

  • Each tournament has a series of scheduled dates and times that the competition will be run. A carousel of all upcoming competitions and times will be available for browsing, so you can plan and practice.
  • Every scheduled session is a completely clean slate with all players starting on an equal footing at the beginning of play.
  • Compete over the course of several hours to earn points by eliminating multiple opponents or surviving against the competition.
  • Players are matched against opponents with similar scores during the session.
  • Score enough points during any scheduled event session and you’ll earn a golden pin for that tournament!

Performance

  • Weapon replication optimization for dedicated server to reduce load during rapid weapon switching.
  • We’ve made CPU performance optimizations on Switch across all threads. This results in a smoother gameplay experience and fewer hitches.
  • Improve multi-threading during heavy physics simulation.

Audio

  • Celebrate with style. The music selected in your Locker will now play after getting a Victory Royale!
  • Remove the Doppler effect from the audio when players are gliding.
  • Added an in-air loop to Grenade Launcher projectiles so you can spatialize where they’re coming from.
  • Improved Grenade Launcher bouncing audio.
  • Reduced volume of medium-range Grenade explosion sound.

Save The World

Missions + Systems

Power Level Restrictions. The minimum power ratings on missions are now enforced depending on the privacy setting of your party.

  • If your match is set to “Public” then the lowest power rating in your party (ignoring any party boost) will determine which missions are available and which are locked.
  • If your match is set to “Private” or “Friends Only” then the group leader’s personal power rating is used instead.
  • This prevents low-level players from being brought up into public high-level missions where they cannot contribute fully to the group, while maintaining the ability for friends to privately play together in high-level areas if they choose.
  • All Plankerton missions now have a minimum personal power rating requirement.
  • All Storm Shield Defense missions in Plankerton and above now have minimum personal power rating requirements. Minimum requirements in brackets.
  • Recommended Power Rating: 19 (15), 23 (15), 28 (19), 34 (23), 40 (28)

Rebalanced the reward points granted by Missions relative to the average length and difficulty of the mission type.

  • This results in high-level end of mission “treasure chests” being harder to achieve in certain mission types, especially without bonus objectives.
  • To offset this we increased the amount of rewards given per point, effectively increasing mission rewards for the majority of mission types.

Performance

  • Selecting a Defender for a Defender Pad no longer causes a hitch on the first attempt.

Weapons + Items

Rat King Assault Rifle added to the Weekly Store.

  • Semi automatic slug rifle that fires powerful rounds. Effective as a mid range rifle with a slow fire rate.
  • Available Wednesday, October 17 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 24 at 8 PM ET.

Grave Digger Assault Rifle has returned and been added to the Weekly Store.

  • A spooky assault rifle that fires medium ammo. Gains damage and impact at the cost of accuracy and fire rate.
  • Available Wednesday, October 17 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 24 at 8 PM ET.

Added Dupe Prevention for Mythic Lead Survivors.

  • When a Llama rolls a Mythic Lead Survivor it will select one that is not already present in your inventory or your Collection Book.
  • If you have all of the Mythic Lead Survivors then it will select one at random.
  • Note that if a Llama offers a choice between two Mythic leads, it restricts the result to a specific type of lead, potentially resulting in a duplicate if you already have all Mythic leads of the selected types.
  • Player Jump Pads no longer consumes space in the Armory.

Gameplay

We’ve introduced a new type of Mission Alert: Beta Storms!

  • Beta Storms are an avenue for testing all kinds of new content. This gives us a chance to see what you think of new content and experimental ideas.
  • Beta Storms are a limited-time Mission Alert. They’ll only stick around for a week or two, and then they’re gone.

This week, we’ve introduced a Retrieve the Data Beta Storm, along with a quest line with escalating rewards for trying out the Beta Storm.

  • In this new version of Retrieve the Data you are under pressure as the Storm closes in on the balloon’s landing spot.  The Storm will cause damage to you and force the combat into a smaller area when defending the Data. The mission is 20 minutes long and the only way to get the maximum reward is to shoot down the balloon as soon as allowed.
  • This Beta Storm ends when the v6.20 update arrives, so try it out while it’s available.

Audio

  • Added storm sounds for player is transitioning in/out of the storm and taking damage
  • Added countdown music for Fight the Storm missions
  • Updated sounds for Shocktower impacts and Shockwave ability trigger

If you need to know about ever minor bug fix, you can check out the full unabridged notes, right here.

In other news, the tireless dataminers at Fortnite Battle Royale Leaks have revealed four new skins, one of which sure looks a lot like Overwatch’s Widowmaker. Check those out below.

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Fortnite Season 6, Darkness Falls, is currently in full swing. The season includes plenty of spooky content and map changes, as well as adorable new pets you can tote around on you back. You can get the full lowdown on Darkness Rises here.

Fortnite is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile platforms.

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