Fortnite’s Latest Update Adds Driftboard, New Limited Time Modes, and More

Two new limited time modes have been added to the battle royale title.

Posted By | On 20th, Feb. 2019 Under News


Fortnite might have a fierce new competitor to contend with in the battle royale space with Respawn’s Apex Legends, but Epic Games’ title is continuing to provide new experiences to keep its playerbase engaged. With its new update, version 7.40Fortnite has added in plenty of stuff, including two new limited time modes which sound pretty interesting.

One of these modes is Driftin’, which has you and your teammates grabbing a Driftboard from a Red Supply Drops (with all these Drops now having Driftboards), and both teams – each consisting of 32 players – racing to eliminate the other one. There are no chests and ammo boxes in this mode either, so the focus can be entirely on drifting, true to the mode’s name. The second limited time mode is called “Catch!”- all guns have been removed in this mode, with the only available weapons being grenades, or items that can be tossed.

Also, yes, in case you hadn’t caught on, the Driftboard is also a new thing that’s been added in. Also new to the game in this content update is the semi-automatic Infantry Rifle, a precise rifle that uses Medium ammo, deals 41, 43, 45 damage, and has a 2x headshot multiplier.

You can check out the full patch notes below. Recently, the account merging feature for Fortnite finally went live, so you can now have unified progression no matter which system you play the game on. Read more about that through here. Also, you still have a week to earn the Season 8 Battle Pass for free, so get to it.



Gear up and grab a Driftboard from a Red Supply Drop, meet up with your team, then race to eliminate the enemies. Last team standing wins!

Mode Details

  • Two teams of 32 players.
  • All Chests and Ammo Boxes have been removed.
  • Red Supply Drops fall all over the map, each containing a Driftboard, weapons, and ammo.
  • Health and Shields slowly regenerate when riding on a Driftboard.


In this mode, all guns have been removed. The only weapons are grenades and other items that can be thrown or tossed. Get in there and throw the enemies back to the lobby!

  • Available grenades/items:
    • Smoke Grenades
    • Clingers
    • Remote Explosives
    • Port-a-Forts
    • Impulse Grenades
    • Shockwave Grenades

Mode details:

  • Chest spawns and Floor Spawns set to 100.
  • Can only get consumables out of Chests, Floor Loot, and Supply Drops.
  • Increase Supply Drops throughout the game.
  • Faster circle times.
  • Increased drop stack counts.


  • Driftboard
    • Use weapons or consumables as you ride the slopes. Boost past the competition with electrifying speed. Loot and revive downed allies. All without ever getting off the Driftboard!
    • Building is not possible while on the Driftboard.
    • Can be found scattered all around the map.



Catch air, perform tricks, and imagine whole new ways to use the Driftboard in Creative mode! Show us your creations on any of our social channels.

Infantry Rifle
Take aim and deliver accurate fire downrange with this precise semi-automatic weapon.


  • Driftboard
    • Use weapons or consumables as you ride the slopes. Boost past the competition with electrifying speed. Loot and revive downed allies. All without ever getting off the Driftboard!
    • Building is not possible while on the Driftboard.
    • Copy & paste with the Phone build tool while on the Driftboard
    • Can be placed through the Device tab
  • Infantry Rifle
    • Available in Common, Uncommon and Rare variants.
      • Deals 41, 43, 45 damage. 2x headshot multiplier.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, and Vending Machines.
    • Uses Medium Ammo.
    • Fires quick-moving projectiles without damage falloff.
  • Returned Glider Redeploy to the Consumable tab in the Creative Inventory.



Explore the world in style, perform tricks, and boost to objectives using the brand new Driftboard!

Frostnite Challenge 8 – Final Frost
This week, we’ve combined some of the previous Frostnite Challenges into one… Do you have what it takes to prevail?


  • Frostnite Weekly Challenge 8: Final Frost
    • Combines a bunch of Frostnite’s previous challenges!
      • Combines the following challenges: Slip Out, New Wave Holiday, Cold Chaos, Uncharted Territory, and Top It Off.
    • Available on February 20 at 7 PM Eastern Time
    • Rewards:
      • Weekly Banner 8
      • Lunar Hero Choice
        • Thunderstrike Scorch
        • Riot Control Hazard
        • Berserker Headhunter
        • Flash Eagle Eye
      • 1500 Gold


  • Driftboard
    • The Driftboard is a new mobility item that can be found in most zones throughout the World.
    • Explore the world.. in style!
    • Reach new heights with increased jumping potential.
    • Ability to perform tricks while making jumps.
    • Quickly dash to the objective with the boost ability.
  • Dragonfire Shotgun is returning to the Weekly Store
    • A slow firing automatic shotgun that deals fire damage in a wide, but short range.
    • Available from February 20 at 7 PM Eastern Time until February 27 at 7 PM Eastern Time
  • Added fixes for crashing issues with Fortnite version 2.04.
  • Matchmaking performance improvements
  • Fortnite update 2.04 added fixes for glitches.
  • Added fixes for frame drop, stuttering and lag issues.
  • Fortnite 2.04 update has added performance and stability improvements.
  • Added various under the hood fixes.
  • Added fixes for players reported glitches with Fortnite version 2.04.

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