7.10 Patch Notes

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7.10 Patch Notes
Date 18 December 2018
Major Patch 7.10
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Battle Royale[edit | edit source]

What's New?[edit | edit source]

  • Presents!
    • Treat yourself! Unwrap this new item and discover which set of item/weapons are waiting inside.
  • 14 Days Of Fortnite
    • Explore new Challenges, play in new and old LTM’s, and unlock rewards in this seasonal event, starting December 19!

Limited Time Modes: 14 Days of Fortnite[edit | edit source]

  • Summary
  • The 14 Days of Fortnite event will feature both new and returning LTMs. Large team modes switch every two days and small team modes rotate every 24 hours.
  • Starting December 19, log in each day at 9 AM ET(1400 UTC) to find out which modes are available to explore. Let us know which LTM is your favorite on our social channels!

Weapons + Items[edit | edit source]

  • Presents!
    • Presents! contain one of several powerful sets of weapons/items.
    • A Legendary rarity item that drops in stacks of one (max of 5 stacks).
    • Can be found from floor loot, chests, or Supply Drops.
  • Heavy Assault Rifle Changes:
  • Reduced the effectiveness of the Heavy Assault Rifle while not aiming down sights; aiming down sight gameplay remains roughly the same
  • Increased ADS accuracy bonus by 10%
  • Increased accuracy while standing still by 10%
  • Reduced vertical recoil by 6%
  • Base accuracy reduced by 30%
  • Reduced accuracy while jumping and falling by 60%
  • Suppressed Submachine Gun Changes:
  • New sound effects for equipping
  • Smoke Grenade Changes:
  • Now instantly detonates on impact
  • Smoke is more obstructive to those within the cloud
  • Improved Balloon controls
  • While in the air, Balloons can be released by pressing the ‘Crouch’ keybind(formerly the ‘Jump’ keybind).
  • Players can again use Alt-Fire to release a Balloon when the Balloon item is selected.
  • For modes it’s available in, the height at which glider redeploy is available has been decreased from 1000 units to 576 units.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where players were able to pick up live Dynamite through structures.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • Ground vehicles now slide on icy surfaces.
  • Eliminations from “no-scoping” enemies with Sniper Rifles now shows up in the elimination feed.
  • Sticking a landing on all 4 wheels with a vehicle will no longer damage the player inside.
  • It’s now easier to pick up items dropped near a Mounted Turret.
  • Stormwings now take 50% more damage from hitting objects.
  • Boosting now reduces the damage taken from impacts by 50%, previously boosting prevented all impact damage.
  • Damage done to players that are in a Stormwing when it’s shot down has been increased from 25 to 50
  • Damage is dealt directly to health.
  • Stormwings will now take more damage from destroying structures by running through them.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Holding a movement key while confirming an edit will no longer force the player to continue moving in the direction of the key they were holding.
  • Mounted Turrets will no longer be briefly teleported under the map and then returned to their original location.
  • Various Zipline fixes
  • Zipline animations no longer briefly play every time a player jumps after building underneath a Zipline.
  • Players should retain proper momentum when latching onto a Zipline. This will fix the issue where it appears a player is “jittery/rubberbanding” or receives a perceived speed boost immediately after latching onto the Zipline.
  • Players will no longer lose the ability to sprint if they emote while on a Zipline.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to become detached from the Zipline right after seeing the animation above their head.
  • The Zipline pulley will no longer remain in the world after eliminating a player while they were riding on it.
  • Fixed an issue where players would get flung across the map.
  • Added sounds and effects when a ziplining player smashes through structures.
  • Improved attach collision around Ziplines.
  • Fixed regressions with the “Auto Pick Up Weapons” option

Events[edit | edit source]

  • Added additional dates for Explorer Pop-Up Cups and Friday Night Fortnite
  • Explorer Pop-Up Cups
  • Resource caps adjusted from 700/500/300 to 500/500/500 for wood/stone/metal.
  • Resource gains on eliminations adjusted from 100/50/50 to 50/50/50 for wood/stone/metal.
  • We’re continuing to make adjustments on these values in an attempt to find a healthy balance, please let us know your feedback!

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where Traps were not granting elimination rewards in Explorer Pop-Up Cup.

Playground[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that would prevent time trial Challenges from recording player completion times.
  • Players should no longer see an occasional “Please Wait” message that blocks them from starting Challenge games in Playgrounds.

Performance[edit | edit source]

  • GPU performance improvements when view distances are far.
    • This should improve resolution on consoles and in some cases, frame rate.
  • Minor improvements were made to performance for emote music playback.
  • Addressed movement corrections sometimes are seen when players jump
  • Improved the performance of some gliders.

Audio[edit | edit source]

  • Improved winter biome ambient audio.
  • Reduced the volume of Quad Crasher boost sounds.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed Victory Royale sound effects being different on mobile/Switch.

UI[edit | edit source]

  • Players can now preview loading screen cosmetics in the front end by pushing the key bound to the “preview” action "Full Screen"
  • Added a vehicle health bar above the player shield bar.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where a short snippet of the currently equipped Music item could be heard when previewing a different Music item
  • Fixed an occasional crash when viewing event tiles on the consoles.

Art + Animation[edit | edit source]

  • Zenith has his own idle animation in the lobby.
  • Lynx has her own idle animation in the lobby.
  • Phone It In now plays for 15 seconds in the lobby
  • Dab for days with the new emoting power of the Infinite Dab in the lobby!
    • Lasts 10 hours.

Mobile[edit | edit source]

  • UI buttons updated.
    • Made the HUD settings tab visible for mobile players.
    • Updated icons to be more visible in snow.
    • Moved the Exit Vehicle button to a new location
  • 60 FPS option enabled for iPad Pro - second generation (10.5” & 12.9”) (select inside Settings).
  • Enabled support for Snapdragon 710 chipsets (such as; Samsung A8S, Xiaomi Mi 8SE, Nokia 8.1, Oppo R17 Pro).
  • Enabled support for Snapdragon 670 chipsets (such as Oppo R17, Vivo Z3).
  • Enabled support for Samsung A9.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Added a warning when Accessibility settings for Zoom are enabled, which interfere with tapping the screen and cause missing actions.
    • This caused players to experience unresponsive interactions.

Creative[edit | edit source]

Creative Mode.

What's New?[edit | edit source]

Winter Themed Islands[edit | edit source]

A cold front brings in 4 new Winter themed Islands. You can select from the player Rift on the starter island.

Winter Village Prefabs[edit | edit source]

Add seasonal touches to your Islands with 6 new Winter Village Prefabs.

Islands[edit | edit source]

  • Added 4 new Winter Islands -

Selectable from the player Rift on the starter island

  • Players now have 2 total “The Block” Islands instead of 1.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed multiple issues with Island Rift Portals not behaving as expected.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Featured Island Rift Portals not functioning when more than 8 players joined a server.
  • Fixed player animation issues occurring after the “Reset Island” feature is used.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to build above the height limit, causing them to become stuck.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a visiting player to lose the ability to select a Rift location if they leave and return to a host’s server.
  • Fixed issues with editing structures and placing Traps on other player’s Islands.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Switch players to be removed from a server when one or more players max out their available Island memory.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • Added new "Glider Redeploy" Island setting.
    • Controls whether players can glide after falling.
    • Default: On

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Explosives are no longer able to destroy structures when the “Building Damage in Game” setting is turned off.
  • Fixed players not sprinting after being in Fly Mode when both the “Auto Sprint” and “Toggle Sprint” settings were enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent a player’s health and shields from resetting when starting a game in Creative Mode.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause “Building Damage in Game” and “Block Building in Game” knobs to not function correctly.
  • Fixed issue that could sometimes cause repaired structures to revert back to their previously damaged state when a player leaves and comes back to their island.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when selecting “My Island” from the in-game menus immediately after being eliminated.
  • Fixed players being spawned over the water when entering an Island in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue where players would be unable to jump after falling through the world.

Creative Tools + Phone[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed issues where props could pass through the foundation structure of The Block Island.
  • Fixed rotated props becoming attached to the phone at strange angles when you interact with them.
  • Fixed props being unexpectedly dropped after carrying them far distances.

Prefabs[edit | edit source]

  • Added 6 Winter Village prefabs.
  • Added Holiday prop packs.
  • Added new cube colors to the Cube Gallery prefab.
  • Added logs and stumps to the Nature Gallery.
  • Added Winter Nature Gallery.
  • Added additional ramps and floors to the Obstacle Gallery.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • The “Peg Hop” prefab no longer spawns with a blocked staircase that requires players to destroy/build around it.

Devices[edit | edit source]

  • New Devices added:
    • Gunner - Stands and shoots at any player within a 2 tile radius.
    • Choose between Pistol, Shotgun, Assault Rifle, or Rocket Launcher.
  • Added new options to Player Spawners:
    • Added an option to hide the Player Spawner during Game.
    • Added an option to prioritize which Player Spawn to use when there are multiple to choose from.
  • Modified Island Start option to allow spawning for both Island and Game.
  • New Item Spawner settings:
    • Added an option to hide the Item Spawner during Game.
    • Added an option to customize the rate that items are spawned.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed players being unable to access Item Spawner options.
  • Fixed a visual issue that occurred if a player picked up a new trap while another was equipped.
    • This issue would cause the UI to update with the new trap but would place the original trap instead.
  • Fixed a visual issue causing the Ice Block to appear in-game as the Cozy Campfire model when looted from a chest.

Weapons + Items[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where the Grappler was not respecting the Infinite Ammo Island Setting.
  • Fixed an issue with player created chests would spawn on top of a structure above the player rather than in front of the player.
  • Fixed issues with players not being able to loot chests on another player’s island while in Game.
  • Fixed chests and Llamas being openable even if you didn’t have edit permission on another player’s island.

Social[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent players from joining the party of a Switch player in an active Creative server.

Performance[edit | edit source]

  • Initial loading improvements.
  • Optimized performance when players throw Playset Grenades.
  • Optimized networking memory usage.

Save the World[edit | edit source]

What's New?[edit | edit source]

Frostnite[edit | edit source]

Stay warm in the long winter nights. Keep the Burner filled with BluGlo in this new experience for Save the World!

Down Tier Crafting[edit | edit source]

Craft all your favorite end-game weapons/Traps as lower tier versions of themselves.

Missions + Systems[edit | edit source]

  • Frostnite is a new experience in 7.10, testing player’s survival in a long winter night.
    • Frostnite introduces a new objective. Keep the Burner filled with scavenged BluGlo. When it runs out, so does the heat. That means a whole bunch of frozen Heroes.
    • As the burner health decreases the Storm Shield shrinks, so keep that thing filled!
    • Survive as long as you can without your gear or resources, using your survival skills, schematics, and basic starting weapons.
  • Get double the resources from searching and harvesting objects.
  • Watch for Airdrops between waves for some much-needed supplies.
  • You don’t keep any weapons or traps when the experience concludes, so use those Legendary weapons and traps as if your life depends on it!
    • Keep an eye out for the Krampus Smashers who dwell in these cold regions. They’re dangerous but drop some much needed BluGlo.
    • When a player is knocked out they enter spectator mode until the remaining players complete the wave.
    • The longer you survive the more Snowflake Tickets you will earn! ** Tickets can be spent on the new Winter Llama.
    • Added several event quests that can be completed by playing Frostnite.
    • Be on the lookout for weekly challenges in the coming weeks!
  • Down Tier Crafting is now available!
    • Schematics that have been evolved to higher tiers can now also craft all the lower-tier versions of the weapon/trap.
    • The lower-tier versions of the schematic are lower level, but also cost lower-tier ingredients to craft.
    • Use up old crafting ingredients and save the rare stuff for when it counts! In particular, transitioning into a new location should go much more smoothly.
  • The 14 Days of Fortnite are upon us! Starting Dec 19 at Midnight GMT, the first Holiday-themed quest will appear in the Quest Journal.
    • Every day we will add a new Holiday-themed quest to the player’s quest log.
    • Complete the quests to earn valuable rewards!
    • Quests will remain active until the 7.20 release.
  • Added a new stat called Armor which replaces Damage Resistance. ** Any Hero or Weapon Perks that granted Damage Resistance have been updated to grant Armor.

Individual Perks have become stronger as a result, but the benefits of stacking have been reduced.

    • In the near future, all Heroes and Weapon Schematics affected by this change will be eligible for an evolution refund.
    • You may choose to return the affected item to level 1 and reset all attached perks to their starting rarity, recovering all invested resources in the process.
  • The Storm King is now considered a Group Mission, which allows players to summon 1 Defender each (for a total of 8 characters) while fighting the boss.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed the empty message box that sometimes showed when joining the storm king mission
  • Tracks in Deliver the bomb mission will now correctly link to the Depot and Launcher.
  • Fixed an issue where during the Storm King fight, incorrect objectives could be displayed.
  • Deliver the Bomb will now always have valid paths in Ghost Town sub biome.
  • Deliver the bomb now allows you to reverse direction on first created bomb.
  • Missions that are temporarily unlocked during a campaign quest are no longer eligible for Mission Alerts.
    • This prevents the creation of “hidden” Mission Alerts that can not be seen by the majority of players.
  • Some missions were unlocked by completing quests that are no longer Main Quests.
    • These missions are now unlocked by completing the appropriate quests in the story campaign instead.
  • Medkit search area can no longer be destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to build inside of BluGlo pylons
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to place a B.A.S.E inside of BluGlo pylons
  • Mimic chests can no longer be destroyed before the mimic wakes.
  • Fixed issue with players getting stuck at end screen with “Waiting for results…”
  • If using R.O.S.I.E. at the end of the match, it is no longer possible for the character to end up missing at the final score screen.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a server crash when loading into a Storm Shield.
  • Fixed issue with players being able to increase difficulty during the “Build Off” quest.

UI[edit | edit source]

  • Adding a context menu to the Store Summary screen that allows favoriting/recycling of newly acquired items.
  • The Quest page has a new visual callout which will now communicate special events in the future!

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Players using a controller can now scroll through current and completed quest rewards using the right stick on the Quest tab.
  • Many reward items have been updated to now show a large icon of the item when inspecting it during the open rewards sequence.
  • Fixed issue with quest play button playing its animation at incorrect times
  • Evolved items no longer appear behind Collection Book Reward screen when simultaneously evolving and leveling up Collection Book.
    • When reward screen appears, we now clear any viewed vault items.
  • Banners now properly display the player's icon and color during the reward sequence.
  • Fixed various issues with the unslot option on the Transform item picker screen.
  • Corrected button text on collection book slotting menu to accurately say an item can be inspected but not upgraded from that menu.
  • Fixed the visual issue for schematic cards with long names on the llama opening screen.
  • Fixed issue with Defender Post menu closing when using Back while on the weapon select screen.
  • Fixed power level being higher in zone versus in the frontend.
  • Fixed “A Party Member Is Underpowered” message incorrectly being displayed.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

  • Cloaked Shadow Ninja added to the Event Store:
    • Legendary variant of Skirmisher subclass.
    • Available December 19 at 7 PM Eastern Time.
  • Jolly Headhunter Soldier available in the Winter Llama:
    • Variant of Double Agent subclass.
  • Sgt. Winter Soldier available in the Winter Llama:
    • Variant of Sergeant subclass.
  • Jingle Jess Outlander available as Frostnite quest reward for surviving 15 minutes:
    • Legendary variant of Enforcer subclass.
  • Sentry Gunner Krampus Constructor available as a Frostnite quest reward for surviving 45 minutes:
    • Legendary variant of Sentry Gunner subclass.
  • Converted the following Abilities/Perks to use Armor instead of Damage Resistance:
    • Constructor
      • B.A.S.E
        • Attached structures increase Armor by 35.
    • Riot Shield
      • While charging increase Armor by 680.
    • Safety Protocol
      • Increases Armor of structures attached to B.A.S.E. by 15.
  • Ninja
    • Shadow Stance
      • During Shadow Stance increase Armor by 60.
    • Shadowier Stance
      • Increase Armor by an additional 25 while in Shadow Stance.
  • Outlander
    • Deep In The Zone
      • Gain 40 Armor and increase pick axe damage by an additional 24% during In the Zone.
    • Shock Phase
      • Shockwave increases Armor by 190 for 6 seconds.
  • Soldier
    • Flak Vest
      • Increase Armor by 160. Armor reduces by 40 each time the Soldier is hit. Gain 40 Armor every 10 seconds, up to a max of 160 Armor.
    • Heavily Armored
      • Increase Armor by 45.
    • Armored
      • Increase Armor by 12/18/25.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that blocked targeting for T.E.D.D.Y. and Hoverbot while placed near R.O.S.I.E.

Weapons + Items[edit | edit source]

  • Added the Medieval weapons set, available in Winter Llamas:
    • Hemlock Assault Rifle: Deals consistent damage to enemies at close to medium range, but falls off at longer ranges due to lower accuracy.
    • Basilisk Pistol: Deals high burst damage, with a high critical chance.
    • Stalwart Squire Shotgun: A powerful single shot weapon with high damage and knockback in a short range.
    • Wicked Wind Axe: A large curved axe with a good mix of damage and impact.
  • Ginger Blaster Pistol will be available as a Frostnite quest reward for surviving 30 minutes
    • A potent and quick revolver with modest recoil.
    • Includes a 6th perk that grants a chance to drop healing gumdrops from defeated enemies.
  • Updated Melee Weapon Perks to use Armor instead of Damage Resistance:
    • Grants 13 / 20 / 27 / 33 / 40 Armor.
  • Increased the value of Heavy Attack Energy Efficiency Perks on weapons to be comparable with Perks on Heroes:
    • Grants 40% / 60% / 80% / 100% / 120% Heavy Attack Energy Efficiency.
  • Increased the value of Life Leech Perks by 50%
    • Grants 1.8% / 2.7% / 3.6% / 4.5% / 5.4% Life Leech.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • The projectile from the Bowler now immediately explodes when hitting the Storm King.
  • Fixed the Quad Launcher perks, replacing Increased Attack Speed (melee) with Increased Fire Rate (ranged) in its fourth perk slot.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

A free Daily Upgrade Llama will be available every day from December 19th - January 1st.

Holiday Llama Schedule:

  • Dec 19: Triple Llama
  • Dec 20: Troll Stash
  • Dec 21: Super People
  • Dec 22: Super Ranged
  • Dec 23 - Dec 25: Free Smorgasbord (Limit: 1)
  • Dec 23: Smorgasbord
  • Dec 24: Super Heroes
  • Dec 25: Super Melee
  • Dec 26: Troll Truck
  • Dec 27: All the Llamas
  • Dec 28: Super Ranged
  • Dec 29: Super People
  • Dec 30: Troll Stash
  • Dec 31: All the Llamas
  • Jan 1: Smorgasbord

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Holding a movement key while confirming an edit will no longer force the player to continue moving in the direction of the key they were holding.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

  • The Holidays are upon us! Husks, Lobbers, Poison Lobbers, Husklings, Sploders, and Smashers are all getting into the Holiday spirit.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

Z Fixed an issue with the Storm King sweep beam attack hitting players after it had already passed.

  • Made the Storm King sweep beam ground visual effects more closely match the width of the actual damage area.
  • The Storm King will now timeout and defeat all players as normal even if both of his horns have been broken.
  • Made the Storm King loot cache items spread out a bit more so they are less likely to overlap.
  • Fixed an issue where players could sometimes remain inside of the Storm King's tornado base.
  • Made the left and right crystal weak points on the ribs of the Storm King a bit easier to hit.

Audio[edit | edit source]

  • Added sound to social missing party request invites.
  • Added sound effect for when recycling schematics and retiring Survivors.
  • Updated T.E.D.D.Y.’s gun firing sound effect.
  • Lots of new music and sound content for Frostnite!

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed issue with hero specific dialog not playing in some cases.
  • Fixed issue with Ralphie's Revenge sniper fire attenuation being too short.
  • Fixed issue with Turn Up the Base ability being too loud and spamming.
  • Fixed issue with ghost pistol explosion impacts triggering more than once per impact.
  • Fixed issue with tutorial pop-ups sound triggering when not focused on the screen.
  • Fixed issue with ending theme music being cut off by cinematic before rocket launch during tutorial mission.
  • Fixed an issue with multiple rooster calls and crows triggering at one time during day cycle.

General[edit | edit source]

Weapons + Items[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed weapon auto reload being prevented when the SprintByDefault setting is enabled.

UI[edit | edit source]

  • Pressing the Enter key with no text entered will now close the Chat window in the Battle Royale or Save The World lobby.
  • Setting your status to Away will now prevent friends from joining your party.
  • Added clearer error notifications when sending Friend Invites to yourself.
  • Your Epic Friends will now see your status as “Selecting Game Mode…” if you have not yet picked a game mode (e.g. Battle Royale / Save The World).

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Sending a Whisper to someone while in a match or zone will now consistently open the Chat window.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in loss of input on the Add Friends startup screen on consoles.
  • Fixed the display of the window buttons in the upper-right corner of the application at lower resolutions.
  • The “Add Friend” button will now be consistently shown where appropriate when viewing teammates on Mobile platforms.

Performance[edit | edit source]

  • Improved performance on Switch and mobile during level streaming (particularly during skydiving).
  • Fixed some performance issues with the Stormwing which could lead to reduced frame rate and movement corrections