Fortnite has just released a v10.00 Content Update on Aug 1 with a bunch of new items.The original patch notes
Four areas of Content Update
# BATTLE ROYALEWHAT’S NEW?
Season X - Battle Pass
New Season, new Battle Pass. 100 levels, over 100 new rewards. Find out more information on everything that’s new in Season X in the announce blog
. In Season X, you'll have the abi
lity to gift the Battle Pass to a friend! Available on all platforms (timing may vary per regions) until August 15th. Your first purchase also includes a unique Gift Box for you to use when gifting items from the shop.B.R.U.T.E.
Few suits make you feel as powerful as a mech suit does. In this two-person vehicle, players can control its movement while their partner controls its firepower. Those feeling extra adventurous can operate it solo by switching between moving and shooting!Rift Zones
The Zero Point Explosion has made the island volatile! Locations once thought to be lost are beginning to appear, but they aren’t the same as they once were… Drop in and explore to discover what mysterious gameplay changes they have in store.WEAPONS + ITEMS
⚪️ This vehicle can be operated by up to two players. If two players are operating it, one (the driver) controls movement, while the other (the gunner) rains down missiles and shotgun shots.
⚪️ The driver is able to:
◼️ Dash into combat.
◼️ Super Jump to victory.
◼️ Stomp enemies and structures into the ground.
◼️ Anything you would normally harvest will grant materials when destroyed.
⚪️ Missile Launcher
◼️ Fires up to 10 missiles at once.
◼️ Holding down Trigger will begin loading missiles.
◼️ After releasing Trigger, or after 10 missiles have been loaded, all missiles will automatically fire.
⚪️ New Mechanic: Overshield
◼️ Consumes 200 of any Material type to create a personal overshield for 5 seconds to protect you in the mech.
⚪️ Quad Crasher
⚪️ Flint Knock Pistol
⚪️ Shadow Bomb
⚪️ Semi-Auto Sniper
⚪️ Tactical Assault Rifle
⚪️ Mounted Turret
⚪️ Air Strike
⚪️ Itemized Glider Redeploy (still available in large team modes)
◼️ Over time, we have added many mobility options, both itemized and map-based. We feel that Season X is better experienced with a reduction in mobility. As with all changes, we’ll keep a close eye on how this affects the player experience.
⚫️ Fixed the Heavy Shotgun not piercing through water in modes where it is available.
⚫️ All Campfires now heal vehicles.
⚫️ The Storm Scout Sniper Rifle no longer has perfect hip-fire accuracy after aiming down sights.
⚫️ Boogie Bombs and Grenades no longer pass through vehicles.GAMEPLAY
⚪️ Missions are a series of thematic objectives that grant rewards. As you complete these objectives, you'll earn Battle Stars, XP, and exclusive cosmetic items.
⚪️ Battle Pass Owners will get access to a new Weekly Mission with rewards each week.
⚪️ More information about Missions can be found in the Battle Pass and Challenges tabs.
Limited Time Missions⚪️ Limited Time Missions are available to all players.
◼️ Daily Challenges have been replaced by Limited Time Missions.
⚪️ Each Limited Time Mission contains Objectives that unlock over the course of a week.
◼️ One Objective unlocks each day, even if you don’t log in, and the Mission expires after 7 days. So make sure to finish all your Objectives in that Week’s Limited Time Mission before the 7th day ends!
⚪️ A new Limited Time Mission is available each week.
⚪️ NOTE: Any Challenge that previously required Daily Challenges to complete can now be completed with Limited Time Mission Objectives.Bug Fixes
⚫️ Fixed an issue involving players getting stuck under a ramp as it’s placed.EVENTS
⚫️ Arena Game Mode updates!
⚪️ Season kicks off with Solos and Trios Arena.
⚪️ Hype will be reset at the start of Season X, with a new scoring structure in place.
⚪️ 10 Divisions - point values have been increased, but progression should be roughly the same. The bolded divisions are new.
◼️ Open I (0 - 499)
◼️ Open II (500 - 999)
◼️ Open III (1000 - 1499)
◼️ Open IV (1500 - 1999)
◼️ Contender I (2000 - 2999)
◼️ Contender II (3000 - 4499)
◼️ Contender III (4500 - 6499)
◼️ Champion I (6500 - 9999)
◼️ Champion II (10000 - 13999)
◼️ Champion III (14000+)
⚪️ Scoring model updates - standardized points and bus fares across all playlists.
◼️ Eliminations: 20pt
◼️ Top 25: 60pt
◼️ Top 15: 30pt
◼️ Top 5: 30pt
◼️ Victory Royale: 60pt
◼️ Eliminations: 7pt (per team member)
◼️ Top 8: 60pt
◼️ Top 4: 30pt
◼️ Top 2: 30pt
◼️ Victory Royale: 60pt⚪️ Bus fare increases at Divisions 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
⚪️ Matchmaking in Arena is still based on players with similar Hype. Players in higher divisions may experience longer-than-normal wait times to ensure higher-quality matches.PERFORMANCE
⚫️ Improved level streaming performance for all platforms by optimizing the way assets are preloaded. This reduces cases in which players land on buildings with a low level of detail, particularly on Switch and Xbox One.
ART + ANIMATION
The Ride the Pony Emote is now a traversal Emote.
⚫️ Players who earned the Ride the Pony Emote from the Season 2 Battle Pass have been given a new, additional traversal Emote: Pony Up!AUDIO
⚫️ Added new bullet impact sounds.
⚫️ Increased the volume of distant gunfire and Gliders.
⚫️ Increased Chest volume and audio range by 10%.Bug Fixes
⚫️ Ambient sound no longer cuts out when players walk between biomes.UI
⚫️ Pressing the Main Menu button on controllers now defaults focus to the Main Menu (right side of the screen).Bug Fixes
⚫️ The loading content message will no longer be stuck at 0% when players are matchmaking.
⚫️ Fixed a Lobby camera issue when returning from a replay.
⚫️ Fixed an issue that prevented the selection of different players in the Lobby after switching from different game modes.
⚫️ Selecting Leave Match no longer prevents a player in your party sitting out in the Lobby from entering matchmaking. REPLAY
⚫️ A new camera mode, Battle Map, has been added to server replays. This camera mode shows:
⚪️ A path of where the followed player has been during the match.
⚪️ The locations of the eliminations the followed player has done during the match. MOBILE
⚫️ Auto-fire system improvements:
⚪️ We’ve re-tuned Auto-fire for every weapon with this update and would love specific and detailed weapon feedback so that we can continue to improve it.
⚪️ If you want to try it out and don't use Auto-fire already, go into your HUD settings and enable Auto-fire.
⚫️ Added a new setting: Tap to Search/Interact for Controllers.
⚫️ Added a message for devices on Android that have the Sensor Pressure settings (S8, S8+, S9, S9+, and Note 9) to inform players about the settings being active.
⚪️ Players would unintentionally return to the Home screen due to this setting being active.
⚫️ We’ve increased the size of buttons and icons in the following areas: ⚪️ The Frontend Lobby tab buttons.
⚪️ The Crown for Party leader display icon.
⚪️ The Map Marker.
⚫️ "First team to reach the elimination goal wins!" message won’t remain throughout the whole
match in Team Rumble.Bug Fixes
⚫️ Exiting a vehicle won’t reload the player’s weapon.
⚫️ The button for skipping cutscenes is now visible on Android.
⚫️ Vertical black lines aren’t displayed on the Challenges page.
⚫️ The Settings Menu will properly display when language is set to Spanish.
⚫️ The text on the menu buttons in the Settings Menu is aligned.
⚫️ Quick Heal button won’t appear when falling or after opening the map.
⚫️ Scaling the Quick Heal button in the HUD Layout Tool won’t cause the icon to change to the item's icon in the inventory.
⚫️ Quick Heal button won’t disappear from the HUD Layout tool when another button is modified.
⚫️ Players are able to open doors or Chests while using the ADS button.
⚫️ Build mode button will correctly change to the Weapon mode button when pressing it on Android.
⚫️ Added header on multiple widgets in the HUD Layout Tool.
⚫️ Graphical improvement of CloudBreaker outfit.
⚫️ Graphical improvement of the blue variant of the Sea Wolf outfit.
⚫️ Freefall icon will be displayed when falling to the map.
⚫️ ADS button won’t be displayed when driving a vehicle that you entered while holding a gun.
⚫️ When updating the Banner Trooper outfit, players won’t disappear in the Locker, and the proper Banner will be displayed.
⚫️ Edit button will be displayed when using passenger seat.
⚫️ Screen won’t turn black when looking inside of a body of water.
⚫️ Jump button won’t remain greyed out after players press it.
⚫️ Audio improvements.
⚫️ Fixed the occasional static sounds on Android.
⚫️ Tapping with interactable items in Edit mode will no longer cause the camera to lock.
⚫️ Player won’t be able to edit through structures.
⚫️ Ex: Looking at your wall and being able to edit another structure (floor, ramp, roof).
⚫️ Fixed an unopenable Chest near Polar Peak.# CREATIVEWHAT’S NEW?Advanced Storm Controller
⚫️ Now you can replicate the Battle Royale 10 wave storm, or you can create your own multi-phase storm.Advanced Storm Beacon
⚫️ This allows you to customize specific phases or to set the number of phases of the Advanced Storm ControllerWeapon-Free Zone
⚫️ While in a Weapon-Free Zone, a player cannot fire a weapon, swing a pickaxe, throw a grenade, or use items.Junkyard Juke LTM
⚫️ Bring junk to the incinerator to receive points for your team. The bigger piece of junk, the more points.Sky Station Showdown LTM
⚫️ Battle the other squads to claim the most points from the capture zones! Climb to the top of the Fast Food towers while protecting your VIP! Use impulse grenades and other power ups to blast other teams out of the capture zonesMOBILE
⚫️ "Session has expired." will not be shown when rejoining another players server.
⚫️ Interact prompt will be visible for the movement modulator when placed on the Block ⚫️ islands. Piano keys will be highlighted when selected with the Phone tool.
⚫️ Graphical improvement on Chest & Ammo Gallery.
⚫️ Graphical improvement of the Consumable icons.
⚫️ HUD will feature the inventory.
⚫️ Player will be able to exit the My Island menu by tapping on the screen or via the Exit button.
⚫️ Name and description on Portal and Rift won’t jitter when aiming at portal.
⚫️ Baller's winch button will be greyed out when the grappler isn't deployed.#GENERALUI
All players’ matchmaking regions have been reset to Auto. You can change your preference in the Options menu.
⚫️ Moved the FPS indicator to the lower left-hand corner while in the Lobby.Bug Fixes
⚫️ Hover tooltips will no longer prevent mouse clicks in the Settings menu.SOCIAL
⚫️ We discovered that the default Push to Talk (PTT) setting for new console players was “On,” which was unintentional. The default is now “Off,” and we are performing a soft reset of the Push to Talk setting for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch players. This is a one-time reset, and further changes to the setting will persist as normal.
⚫️ Players who have manually changed their PTT settings in the past have had their PTT reset to “Off,” but they are able to change it back to “On.”
⚫️ The Recent Players list has been re-enabled on all platforms. Players in your Battle Royale Squad or Save the World Team will be automatically added to this list as you play.
⚪️ This list automatically clears when you close the game.Bug Fixes
⚫️ Fixed an issue in which a friend invite wasn’t properly being cleared. PERFORMANCE
⚫️ A new mesh streaming solution has been enabled on Xbox One, Switch, and PC. This brings improved memory usage and streaming performance.
⚪️ This will be rolled out to other platforms in upcoming releases.
⚫️ Optimized UI performance to improve in-match framerate.
⚫️ With Season X, the PC version of Fortnite requires a DirectX 11-capable graphics card to run the game, as mentioned in our blog post
⚫️ Implemented ray-traced distance field shadows on Switch.
⚪️ This improves rendering performance and also provides increased shadow range.
⚫️ Enabled multi-threaded particle simulation on Switch.
⚪️ This improves the framerate, especially during skydiving.
⚫️ Optimized GPU occlusion queries on Xbox One.
This provides a boost to dynamic resolution and performance.Mobile
⚫️ iPhone 8 scalability settings have been updated to be more inline with similar devices. Overall performance and stability have been improved.
⚫️ FPS on the iPhone 8 is now capped at 30 to reduce Out-of-Memory-related crashes.KNOWN ISSUES
⚫️ A current known issue is that players must first close the game on one platform before they'll be able to connect to another platform using the same account. This issue will be resolved in the v10.10 update.
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