Fortnite's 28.01 patch notes have surfaced, sparking curiosity among players eager to unravel the mysteries of the latest update. With the recent launch of a brand-new season, Fortnite generated significant excitement in the gaming community, and as anticipated, the initial version of the game underwent several changes for the better.
Following the announcement of the new season, Epic Games wasted no time in unveiling the first patch, packed with a multitude of alterations and enhancements. Here's an in-depth look at what the Fortnite 28.01 patch notes have in store:
FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE:
- Enhanced movement speed while crouching and running.
- Reduced camera movement and adjusted sprinting view changes for a smoother experience.
- Updated movement animations to align with speed adjustments.
- Improved visibility of Society Medallion icons on the map for easier identification.
- Reduced visual noise in the minimap, especially when multiple Medallion zones are close in later Storm circles.
- Brightened certain dark areas of the map during the night.
- Improved visibility of the Storm's edge for better awareness.
- Updated Frenzy Auto Shotgun and Thunder Burst SMG weapon icons for better differentiation.
RECENT BALANCE CHANGES:
- Increased Shield from Flowberries.
- Adjusted damage for Ranger Pistol, Shield Breaker EMP, and Ballistic Shield's pistol.
- Reduced Snowball Launcher mag size.
- Increased Thunder Burst SMG mag size.
- Lowered Reaper Sniper Rifle drop rate.
- Reduced damage for Striker AR.
- Smaller circle indicating a Society Medallion holder.
- Society Medallions now have a brief delay before Shield regen, with reduced rates and no full Shield refill unless all five are obtained.
- Food adjustments for LEGO Fortnite to make snacks more filling.
ELIMINATION WHILE CAVIN’:
- Fixed a bug causing item loss after elimination during the aboveground-to-belowground transition.
- Increased durability for non-Rare/non-Epic tools and weapons.
- Adjusted damage for Brute's Poison area and Frost Scorpion explosion.
- Various critter changes, making certain creatures easier to defeat.
- Rams now yield Heavy Wool.
- Grapplers now hold 30 charges.
- Reduced jump scares from spiders when turning over rocks.
LONG QUEUE TIMES:
- Efforts to reduce high-ranked racers' long queue times in Rocket Racing.
- Addressed player concerns about car-on-car collisions, making collisions less punishing.
JACKIE OUTFIT QUEST:
- Fixed an issue where the Rocket Racing Quest rewarded players for reaching Gold II instead of Gold I.
MISSING SONG LIBRARY:
- Fixed an error causing an empty song library in the Main Stage after suspending Fortnite.
FALL DAMAGE DISABLED:
- Fall damage disabled in the Main Stage's Backstage.
- Temporarily disabled the "Restart Song" functionality for Solo players due to an error causing unresponsiveness.
INCORRECT POSTING TO LEADERBOARDS:
- Fixed an issue where scores were posted to the wrong leaderboard, with ongoing monitoring and potential audits for accuracy.