Fortnite v8.20 Adds New Weapons, Returning Mode, and Geometric Galleries

Newest content updates sees a host of new weapons and galleries.

Posted By | On 03rd, Apr. 2019

Fortnite Season 8

The v8.20 update of the massively popular Fortnite is now available, and adds plenty of new content, including the Boom Bow, a bow that fires a shotgun shell tip. The Sniper Shootout LTM will return, the challenging limited time mode where you’ll only be able to use Sniper Rifles to take out enemies, and reviving “Down But Not Out” teammates in Duos and Squads has been deactivated.

Save the World mode also gets its own new weapon with the Cannonade Launcher, which fires four small explosive rounds at once. For Creative, the new update adds Geometric Galleries, so creative types can add unique shapes to all their creations, including the new Boom Bow. For a total list of all the new things add, as well as fixes and weekly challenges, take a lot at the full list here, or find the patch notes below.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android. Its previous update also added some interesting new stuff, which you can read more about through here. Meanwhile, Epic Games are also working on expanding on Creative Mode to allow players to create their own “mini-battle royale” islands- get more info through here.

Battle Royale

Weapons and items

  • Boom Bow
  • Fires Arrows with a Shotgun Shell tip, which explode on impact.
  • Uses Shotgun Ammo
  • The longer you hold the fire keybind down, the stronger the shot! This increases both projectile speed and direct impact damage.
  • Explosive damage is consistent regardless of the power of the shot.
  • The Boom Bow will achieve maximum power after 1.6 seconds of charging.
  • A direct hit will deal both the direct hit damage and the explosion damage to the enemy player it impacts.
  • Direct hit
  • Base damage 15
  • Headshot Multiplier: 2x
  • Explosion
  • 100 damage
  • Peppers
  • Increased duration from 10 seconds to 20 seconds
  • Increased movement speed bonus from 20% to 40%

LTM: Sniper Shootout

  • In this limited time mode, players will do battle using sniper rifles. May the best aim win!
  • Only weapon drops are Sniper Rifles.
  • Floor Loot spawners reduced by 50%
  • Reviving “Down But Not Out” teammates in Duos & Squads is deactivated – be careful peeking!

Events – Arena

  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to queue for Duos when the party leader was in a lower division.
  • Fixed an issue which caused players to not be promoted to the next division while playing in Duos with a player in a higher division.
  • Note: Hype was still being earned correctly, this was a visual issue only.
  • Fixed an issue where players in Duos were charged Bus Fare based on the party leaders division, rather than their own.

Creative

Weapons and items

  • Boom Bow
  • Fires Arrows with a Shotgun Shell tip, which explode on impact.
  • Uses Shotgun Ammo
  • The longer you hold the fire keybind down, the stronger the shot! This increases both projectile speed and direct impact damage.
  • Explosive damage is consistent regardless of the power of the shot.
  • The Boom Bow will achieve maximum power after 1.6 seconds of charging.
  • A direct hit will cause both the direct hit damage and the explosion damage to the enemy player it impacts.
  • Direct hit
  • Base damage scales from 18 (minimum) to 54 (maximum)
  • Headshot Multiplier: 4x
  • Explosion
  • 54 base damage

Prefabs

  • Non-Right Square Pyramid Gallery Large
  • Non-Right Triangular Pyramid Gallery Large
  • Right Triangular Prism Gallery Large
  • Seven Point Cube Gallery Large
  • Square Pyramid Gallery Large
  • Triangular Prism Gallery Large
  • Upright Triangular Prism Gallery Large

Save the World

Weapons and items

  • Cannonade Launcher
  • A chaotic, rapid-fire, automatic launcher that shoots small explosive rounds.
  • Available in the Weekly Store from April 3 at 8 PM Eastern Time until April 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

v8.20.1 resolved issues

Battle Royale

  • Fixed an issue where spectator numbers would not update, even after the spectator had left the game.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to queue in the correct division level in the Arena game mode when the party leader was in a lower division.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Poison Dart Trap to be hidden behind certain wall assets.
  • Fixed an issue where trap placement on walls would be blocked if a stair structure was attached to the wall.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from getting removed from the Baller when hit by a Boogie Bomb.
  • Fixed an issue preventing friend invites from displaying in the social panel.

Creative

  • Fixed an issue where Creature Spawners wouldn’t activate within the correct range after it has been resized.
  • Fixed an issue where the Phone Tool would emit two beams rather than one after copying multiple times.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented non-damaging traps (Ice Block, Bouncers, etc) from functioning if the Game was not started.
  • Fixed an issue where any Baller vehicle that was placed on an Island prior to v8.20 could not use the boost.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented vehicles from being damaged by Music Sequencer when damage was turned on.

Save the World

  • Re-enabled the X Marks the Spot sub-objective.
  • Fixed an issue where the X Marks the Spot objective was removing items from player inventories.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing B.A.S.E to incorrectly hover over player built structures.

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