Dopo il deludente lancio del gioco base, la modalità Battle Royale di Fortnite, titolo free-to-play sviluppato da Epic Games, ha ricevuto in giornata un nuovo aggiornamento, che introduce tantissime novità. Finalmente, la software house ha deciso di introdurre gli esplosivi remoti, che possono essere detonati a distanza. Come di consueto, tutti i nuovi oggetti aggiunti con la patch potranno essere trovati nel corso delle partite all’interno di casse, bottini e rifornimenti vari; noltre, è stato aggiunto anche un nuovo box.

Insieme alle varie aggiunte, Epic Games è andata a ritoccare anche il comparto tecnico del titolo, eliminando quindi bug e glitch grafici e migliorando la stabilità generale. Vi lasciamo, di seguito, il changelog completo dell’aggiornamento:

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.
  • Remote Explosives added.
    • 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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