As promised, Epic has launched a brand new replace for Fortnite. Patch 7.01 is now reside throughout PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and cell, bringing the recently teased sword weapon and a brand new limited-time mode to Battle Royale, in addition to a ton of tweaks and new options to Creative mode and a handful of bug fixes for Save the World.
Headlining this week’s replace is the aforementioned sword: the Infinity Blade, a callback to Epic’s now delisted mobile series of the identical title. According to the patch notes on the developer’s web site, the Infinity Blade is a Mythic melee weapon, making it the primary of its sort in Fortnite. Only certainly one of these swords will seem in a match, and it may be present in a pedestal atop Polar Peak.
Fittingly, the Infinity Blade is a robust weapon that “deals big damage and destroys structures.” The participant who wields the sword may also be granted further talents, together with elevated max well being and shields, elevated motion pace, and extra. However, if you happen to choose up the Infinity Blade, you may drop all of your different stock objects aside from constructing supplies.
Along with the Infinity Blade, the 7.01 replace brings again the Close Encounters LTM to Battle Royale. As its title suggests, this mode is all about close-quarters fight. The solely weapons obtainable listed below are shotgun variants and jetpacks. The latter may be discovered together with Heavy Shotguns in chests and provide drops, whereas different shotguns may be picked up as ground loot. Partway by way of the match, the storm may also shut in additional rapidly than it does in a normal spherical.
Rounding out the 7.01 replace are a slew of additives to the brand new sandbox-style Creative mode, together with a fifth island to construct on and an Island Code system that permits gamers to load others’ creations–although Epic says this function will initially be restricted to sure gamers. Finally, the developer is bringing again the Ralphie’s Revenge gun to Save the World. You can discover the complete patch notes for replace 7.01 beneath.
Fortnite v7.01 Patch Notes
- Players are now not delivered to the Battle Royale foyer when clicking “Creative” within the recreation mode choose display screen.
Limited-Time Mode: Close Encounters
- The solely weapons on this mode are Shotgun variants.
- Jetpacks & Heavy Shotguns may be present in chests & Supply Drops.
- Other Shotgun variants are spawned as ground loot.
- The Storm strikes in additional rapidly than regular at mid to late recreation.
- Typical match size is about 15 minutes.
- Stats are enabled for this mode.
Weapons & Items
- This Mythic melee weapon may be discovered on Polar Peak.
- Primary Fire delivers a robust sword slash. It offers huge injury to enemies and destroys constructions in a single blow (75 injury to gamers).
- Alternate Fire permits the participant to leap nice distances, destroying objects in its path. Upon touchdown, it delivers injury and a knock-up to close by gamers (25 injury).
- The wielder of the sword can be granted further talents:
- An elevated pool of max Health and Shields (200 Health/200 Shields).
- Regeneration of efficient Health over time as much as max Health and Shields (1 HP per second).
- An on the spot burst of efficient Health upon elimination of an enemy (50 HP).
- Increased motion pace (130%).
- The first participant to drag the Infinity Blade from its pedestal will likely be immediately healed to full Health and Shields.
- If a participant picks up the Infinity Blade, all different stock objects apart from constructing supplies will likely be dropped.
- When the wielder of the Infinity Blade picks up an merchandise (apart from constructing supplies), the Infinity Blade will likely be dropped.
- The Infinity Blade will likely be dropped when the wielder is knocked out or eradicated.
- Only one Infinity Blade will seem per match.
- When a airplane is shot down, the motive force and all passengers of that airplane will now take 25 injury from the explosion.
- Speculative repair for gamers shifting after being eradicated.
- Fixed gamers being ejected from autos in the event that they misplaced the icy toes impact.
- The Block
- New fifth Island to construct on. Provides the precise block that seems in Battle Royale the place your creation might seem.
- Featured Islands
- Added Four featured island Rifts. Featured islands will likely be modified over time as we function the communities creations. Featured maps may be performed the foundations are set by the creator. Also, use the featured rifts to enter codes from different creators.
- Island Codes system
- Use codes to load creations which were shared with the Island Code system.
- Initially, solely a restricted variety of gamers within the Support a Creator program can have entry to this function.
- Over time we’ll increase the variety of gamers that may publish islands as we polish this function.
- To use a code, go to a Feature Rift and choose “Enter Code” and comply with the directions.
- Post your creations to Reddit, Youtube, Twitch, or any of our different social channels! We might attain out and supply you the flexibility to publish your creation.
- Fixed a difficulty the place respawning on Creative Hub might trigger your participant to depart the Island.
- Fixed numerous issues with Island Rifts not functioning appropriately.
- Fixed Island Rifts not displaying the right Island title and participant rely in some instances.
- Fixed a difficulty that prevented participant stock from being reset when returning to Creative Hub.
- Fixed gamers showing to fall by way of the bottom in Replays when teleporting between islands.
- Fixed bug the place the identical pal’s server might seem a number of occasions in Creative server choose.
- Fixed a difficulty that prevented gamers from inserting constructing tiles on sure islands.
- Fixed a difficulty the place gamers wouldn’t be capable to spawn in your island when constructing tiles or props had been in the way in which.
- 6 New Lucky Landing Prefabs
- Obstacle Course
- The Obstacle Course gallery was break up into 4 separate gallery Prefabs: Floors, Walls, Roofs & Stairs and Parts.
- New props had been added to the Parts gallery. Go test it out!
- Indestructible Gallery
- This gallery comprises props that can not be destroyed by weapons.
- New indestructible props and constructing tiles had been added to this gallery Prefab.
- Just a few different Prefabs had been up to date with new constructing tiles and props.
- New: Item Spawner – Drop any merchandise on this machine to have it spawn one merchandise at a time throughout video games.
- New: Player Checkpoint Plate – Run throughout the checkpoint throughout a recreation and the subsequent time you die you may respawn there.
- Player Spawn machine can now be custom-made to spawn solely gamers on a particular workforce quantity. The workforce quantity is displayed on the plate (besides when within the recreation is in progress.)
- Player Spawn machine can now be set to be an Island Start as a substitute of a recreation begin. This can be utilized to set the place gamers arrive after they go to your island when not in Play mode.
- Fixed points with a number of units capable of be positioned on prime of each other.
- Fixed Damage Rails with the ability to be positioned on prime of themselves.
- Fixed autos not being eliminated when their Vehicle Spawner is deleted.
- Fixed an issue that would trigger units to malfunction after being saved and loaded.
- Fixed sure units changing into indestructible after loading your Island on a brand new server.
- New settings in “My Island” menu:
- “Starting Health” can now be set to “Invincible”.
- This prevents gamers from taking any injury in your island.
- “Building Damage in Game”
- This may be disabled to forestall island constructions from being broken in recreation.
- Has no impact on constructions constructed by gamers throughout the recreation.
- “Starting Health” can now be set to “Invincible”.
- When stopping a recreation, gamers at the moment are returned to the place they had been earlier than the sport began.
- Player stock is now reset when a recreation is began and likewise after it finishes.
- Fixed video games being known as “Minigames” within the UI in some locations.
- Fixed eradicated gamers respawning on the identical spawn pad in some instances.
- Fixed the “Down But Not Out” recreation setting not functioning appropriately.
- Fixed gamers not with the ability to injury constructions in recreation after enhancing privileges had been revoked by the island proprietor.
- Fixed a bug the place disabling falling injury wouldn’t be remembered when loading your island.
Creative Tools & Phone
- Added Collision choice
- Collision can now be turned on and off when shifting props.
- Toggle collision utilizing V (Hold) on a desktop, or D-Pad Left (Hold) on a controller.
- When collision is off, props may be freely moved by way of some other object (however not beneath terrain!)
- Grid Snap
- Snap now makes use of higher settings for every particular person prop. This permits props to align higher to the Fortnite world grid.
- Renamed assist textual content for sure actions to be extra clear
- “Pick up” is now “Cut”
- While holding one thing, “Copy” is now “Paste”
- Your cellphone’s settings at the moment are remembered as you progress between islands, respawn, or play video games on islands.
- Vehicles can now not be deleted whereas gamers are utilizing them.
- Added some further sound results when toggling choices on the cellphone.
- Fixed props and constructing tiles with the ability to be positioned outdoors of the island’s saveable space.
- Fixed props typically not inserting precisely the place the hologram preview exhibits it would when the Drops choice was enabled.
- Fixed a difficulty with grid snap the place props wouldn’t really align to the grid when inserting them down rapidly.
- Fixed numerous issues when interacting with mirrored constructing tiles.
- Fixed some points with placement of props being denied unexpectedly.
- Fixed a difficulty the place props might vanish after you choose them up.
- Fixed some props that weren’t capable of be moved utilizing the Phone.
- Fixed hologram animations not taking part in on sure props if you choose them up.
- You can now swap to Fly whereas your Glider is deployed by double-tapping the Jump button.
- Holding down the Jump button on will now constantly fly upwards, even on a keyboard.
- Improved Fly animations, particularly when utilizing objects or interacting.
- Fixed Bouncers being destroyed when flying on prime of them.
- Fixed sure Devices not affecting respawned gamers who had been eradicated whereas flying.
- Players will now be on the identical workforce (and voice channel) when getting into a server.
- Players who be a part of a session in progress will now at all times be added to Team 1.
- Players at the moment are unfold evenly between obtainable workforce spawns when attainable.
- Players on the identical workforce will now see workforce identifiers throughout a recreation.
- Removed redundant Team Spawn Pads choice.
- Fixed gamers not all beginning on the identical workforce when first getting into an Island.
- Fixed gamers not being on appropriate groups when beginning a recreation.
- Fixed gamers with the ability to swap groups whereas in the course of a recreation.
- Fixed gamers not with the ability to swap to particular groups in some instances.
Weapons & Items
- Fixed not with the ability to stack Port-a-Fortress grenades in Creative.
UI & Social
- Added a brand new tutorial pop-up to tell customers about altering island permissions when one other participant joins the session.
- Players can now not be a part of your session in progress when your social gathering is about to non-public.
- Fixed fallacious Creative server being chosen in some instances when selecting a server utilizing a controller.
- Interacting with chests and Supply Llamas now takes the supposed period of time.
- Fixed the Creative Inventory not being displayed whereas skydiving or gliding.
- Fixed the fallacious variety of gamers displaying subsequent to names within the pal record.
- Fixed associates’ servers displaying on Creative server choose after they turn into empty.
- Fixed numerous points with pal standing in Creative and participant counts.
- Fixed with the ability to entry Creative Inventory when within the Creative Hub in sure instances.
- Fixed numerous issues with in-game tutorial pop-ups.
- Improved the load occasions of island content material when first beginning a server.
- To enhance server efficiency, the utmost variety of Vehicle Spawners on an island has been restricted to 32.
- Reduced reminiscence utilization when switching between Islands on the identical server.
- Improved efficiency of particle techniques with massive numbers of positioned traps.
- Added a brand new button that toggles Collision on the Phone.
- Added new states to some artistic buttons to make their actions extra clear.
- Fixed the “Memory Used” bar being coated up by different cell UI.
Save the World
Missions & Systems
- Storm Shield Defenses now not grant lowered main rewards if the 80% well being bonus goal is failed.
Weapons & Items
Ralphie’s Revenge is returning and will likely be obtainable within the Weekly Store
- Accurate and sluggish firing air rifle that has a large headshot bonus. Remember to at all times put on your eye safety!
- Available from December 12 at 7 PM ET till December 19th 7 PM ET.