8.11 Patch Notes

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8.11 Patch Notes
Date 20 March 2019
Major Patch 8.11
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Battle Royale[edit | edit source]

What's New?[edit | edit source]

  • Flint-Knock Pistol
    • Knock, knock...who’s there? Flint-Knock, that’s who! Pick the perfect time and knock yourself or enemies back with this new weapon!

Weapons + Items[edit | edit source]

  • Flint-Knock Pistol
    • Available in Common and Uncommon Rarities.
    • Found from Floor Loot.
    • Knocks back the shooter. Can also knock back the target if they’re close enough.
      • The closer you are to the target, the farther they get knocked away.
      • The shooter can crouch to prevent the knockback.
    • Close range damage: 86/90
      • Significant damage falloff.
    • Must reload after each shot.
      • 3 second reload time.
    • Uses Heavy Ammo
  • Unvaulted the Impulse Grenade
    • Impulse strength against vehicles has been increased by 344%
  • Increased the impulse strength of explosive weapons against vehicles by 233%
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
    • Increased base damage from 24/23 to 27/26
  • Reduced the spawn rate of the Baller from 100% to 50%

Limited Time Mode: One Shot[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Low Gravity. Every player has 50 health. Snipers are the only weapon and Bandages are the only healing item. Jump high and aim well!


Mode Details[edit | edit source]

  • Gravity is set lower than normal.
  • The Storm wait time has been greatly reduced in all phases of the game.
  • The only weapons in this mode are Hunting Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Semi-Auto Snipers and Bounce Pads have been removed from the Vault in this mode.
  • Players will spawn with 50 health, and can only heal if they find Bandages.


Events[edit | edit source]

  • Tournament Update: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
    • Added two additional extended sessions, which will run 24 hours a day.
      • 3/19/2019 00:00 UTC until 3/23/2019 00:00 UTC
      • 3/23/2019 00:00 UTC until 3/26/2019 00:00 UTC
  • New Tournament: Blackheart Cup (March 23rd & 24th) [$100,000 in Cash Prizes!]
    • Solo Game Mode
    • Participation in this event requires players to have placed in the Top 3% (global) of any Gauntlet Test Event session prior to the start of the tournament.
    • The prize pool will be distributed across all server regions, with official rules and details released later this week.
    • Format:
      • March 23rd - Round One: All Eligible Players
      • March 24th - Round Two: Top 3000 Players from Round One
  • Participating in tournaments and the Gauntlet Test now requires a minimum account level of 15. The requirement was previously at level 10.


Audio[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused The Baller’s tow-hook “release” sound to trigger twice each time.


UI[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes

  • The new style for the Whiteout Outfit can now be selected.
  • Event leaderboards no longer display everyone as being at rank #0.


Mobile[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where full-screen support was not working on Samsung S10 devices.
  • Fixed an issue preventing in-game surveys from appearing on mobile devices.
    • These random surveys were added in the v8.10 update but were not appearing on mobile devices. Be sure to leave us your feedback if you receive one after a match.
  • Fixed various mobile stability related issues.
    • We’ll be monitoring their impact and continue investigating any additional issues. Let us know what you’re experiencing on our social channels.


Performance[edit | edit source]

  • Greatly optimized bandwidth usage by eliminating transport of redundant information, particularly around inventory and ability updates.
    • This should reduce networking-related hitching and de-sync issues, especially during combat.


Creative[edit | edit source]

What's New?[edit | edit source]

Black Glass Island

  • Reflect your creativity onto this brand new island!


Islands[edit | edit source]

  • Black Glass Island

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where grenades were thrown from outside the save volume of islands, toward the island, would apply grenade effects (eg. knockback, chiller effects) to other players and vehicles.

Creative Tools + Phone[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some objects had become un-targetable with the Phone, such as Llamas and Vehicles. Those now react correctly when targeted by the Phone.


Devices[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a Sentry would occasionally not cause damage to players.


Performance[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes

  • Made stability improvements around ending and leaving games in Creative Mode.


Save the World[edit | edit source]

What's New?[edit | edit source]

Battle Hound Jonesy

  • Need more Grenades? No problem! Battle Hound Jonesy’s Rucksack perk has you covered.

Sir Lancelot

  • Make the Husks... dis-a-spear! You won’t be dis-a-pointed with these new attack animations.


Performance[edit | edit source]

  • Greatly optimized bandwidth usage by eliminating transport of redundant information, particularly around inventory and ability updates.
    • This should reduce networking-related hitching and de-sync issues, especially during combat.


Heroes[edit | edit source]

  • Battle Hound Jonesy (Returning)
    • Standard Perk: Rucksack
      • Increases Frag Grenade maximum charges by 1
    • Commander Perk: Rucksack+
      • Increases Frag Grenade maximum charges by 4.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from March 20 at 8 PM Eastern Time to March 27 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Bug Fixes

  • Updated Hiro’s head model to the correct version
    • We will be marking Hiro eligible for reset due to this change.


Weapons + Items[edit | edit source]

  • Sir Lancelot Spear will be available in the Weekly Store
    • A spear using a new set of long-range, narrow thrusting attacks.
      • Heavy Attack: Joust - Charge forward, damaging and knocking back smaller enemies in your way.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from March 20 at 8 PM Eastern Time to March 27 at 8 PM Eastern Time.


General[edit | edit source]

Performance[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a performance issue when caching shaders on Mac, which should improve load times.


Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing Xbox players from being able to accept party invites from friends.