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Fortnite brings new updates / fixes in 1.8.1

Fortnite is insanely popular at the moment and it also happens to be in beta so as such a lot of changes are about to occur, these round of changes effect both the Battle Royal Mode and Save the World mode which is currently part of a paid access program.


We have posted a full changelog as provided by EpicGames on the Fortnite Game Group so if you require a full in-depth list of changes, check that out this is just a quick cherry pick off the items I felt would trouble users unknowingly

Battle Royale

  • 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. - So no more running and slurping!
  • Supply Drop balloons now take damage when shot from below. - get shooting those balloons
  • Adjusted the camera while holding the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher. - see Pumpkin rocket launcher, run
  • “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.

Save the world

  • woop damage has been increased from 162 to 250.
  • The Soldier’s Shockwave ability has been rebalanced as we felt it was a bit underwhelming.
  • Fixed an issue which gave all Constructors the Machinist Harper's Trap Durability perk.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented audio from playing for the Halloween intro on Xbox One.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented the Victory cinematic from playing after a mission. - i needed this!

So that about covers the bulk of the big changes (with the audio issue on Xbox One only being mentioned as I encountered it!) what do you think of the latest changes? Did this miss anything?

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