5.41 Patch Notes

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5.41 Patch Notes
Date 18 September 2018
Major Patch 5.41
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Build faster and bigger with a new consumable in both Battle Royale and the Playground game mode. A new Horde Challenge week arrives to Save the World!
  • Spiky Stadium (Battle Royale - Playground)
Imagine new ways to play with the Spiky Stadium. Give it a throw and an arena will appear, ready to go for any mini-game your squad can think up. We love seeing your creativity, so share the way you play using #FortnitePlayground.
  • Port-a-Fortress (Battle Royale)
This new consumable creates a massive fortress to defend against and repel enemies! 
  • Horde Challenge Week 7 (Save the World)
Many Husks have gathered for this weeks Horde Challenge and this crowd can’t be controlled!
  • Bowler - Flintlock Launcher (Save the World)
Strike down enemies with the newest weapon in the Flintlock set, spare none!


General[edit | edit source]

Performance[edit | edit source]

  • CPU optimization for Xbox One (optimized memory copy operations). This is expected to improve performance.
  • Optimized file layout on Xbox One to improve streaming performance. This should reduce instances of buildings rendering in late.

Battle Royale[edit | edit source]

Limited Time Mode: Soaring Solos[edit | edit source]

  • Classic Battle Royale with gliders that can be re-deployed by pressing Jump when falling from large heights.

Playground[edit | edit source]

Imagine new ways to play with the Spiky Stadium. Give it a throw and an arena will appear, ready to go for any mini-game your squad can think up. We love seeing your creativity, so share the way you play using #FortnitePlayground.
We've introduced a new consumable to the Playground LTM that will allow you to spawn an entire Spiky Stadium. We were inspired by the amazing things you've been making within Playground, and cannot wait to see what you create as we continue to build out the future of creative mode in Fortnite.
  • Limited Time Item: Spiky Stadium
  • Present in Playground only, found in red Supply Drops (along with a ton of impulse grenades).
  • Builds a 7x11 sized stadium full of Damage Traps and Bouncers.

Weapons + Items[edit | edit source]

  • Port-a-Fortress
  • It’s huge!
  • Builds instantly.
  • Includes built-in Bouncers for an easy exit.
  • Legendary Rarity.
  • Found in Vending Machines, chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where there was a slight delay when consuming multiple Small Shield Potions.
  • The Grappler will no longer result in an inability to change equipment.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • Reduced the edit button hold timing when using a controller.
  • Old School from 0.25s to 0.2s.
  • Quick Builder from 0.25s to 0.2s.
  • Combat Pro from 0.25s to 0.2s.
  • Builder Pro from 0.25s to 0.15s.
  • The Storm wall no longer destroys structures during the last few circles of the match.

Audio[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Reload audio for the Double Barrel Shotgun no longer plays twice.

UI[edit | edit source]

  • Unsupported characters within in-game names will now show up as �, rather than the fallback debugging font glyph that was previously used. Loading the fallback font was causing long hitches for clients, so we've disabled it.
  • Hidden Matchmaking Delay feature has been added to the Options in the Game tab.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue causing the reticle to not appear until after you've switched weapons.
  • Added new generic icons to represent console and desktop platforms for cross-platform play.

Art + Animation[edit | edit source]

  • Added edge glow to wall bounce pads, only visible from the reverse side. This is to help players recognize when a wall bounce pad is on the opposite side of a ledge in front of them.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • CUBE visual effects will no longer get stuck after a player has left the area.
  • The Grill Sergeant Outfit will now render properly in-game.
  • This fixes the issue where players were seeing a floating head and pickaxe.

Save the World[edit | edit source]

Missions + Systems[edit | edit source]

Many Husks have gathered for this weeks Horde Challenge and this crowd can’t be controlled!
  • Weekly Horde Challenge 7
  • This week, deploy your fort against hordes of enemies who are immune to crowd control effects. Stuns, knockbacks and slowing fields won’t help you this time!
  • Earn 1500 Gold for the first-time completion.
  • This challenge is repeatable for Event Tickets.
  • Available Wednesday, September 19th at 8 PM ET.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue preventing players from being able to complete Storm Shield Defense side missions.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • The Keen Eyes ability now properly highlights nearby loot.

Weapons + Items[edit | edit source]

Strike down enemies with the newest weapon in the Flintlock set, spare none!
  • Bowler Flintlock Launcher added to the Weekly Store.
  • Fires cannon balls that damage and knockback groups of enemies.
  • The cannon balls can bounce before exploding, damaging nearby enemies with each bounce.
  • Available Wednesday, September 19 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM ET.
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