This week Epic added a new con­sum­able to both Bat­tle Roy­al and Save the World. Plus, a new Horde Mode Chal­lenge and weapon for Save the World. They fixed some bugs for both modes and reduced the edit but­ton hold time when using a con­troller for Bat­tle Roy­al.

Spiky Stadium (Battle Royal — 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.

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Port-a-Fortress (Battle Royale)

A new con­sum­able that cre­ates a mas­sive fortress to defend against ene­mies.

 

Horde Challenge Week 7 (Save the World)

There are many husks for this weeks chal­lenge, so get ready to do some crowd con­trol.

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Bowler — Flintlock Launcher (Save the World)

This weapon will be avail­able Sep­tem­ber 19th through Sep­tem­ber 26th in the Week­ly Store.

Fortnite v5.41 Patch Notes

General

Per­for­mance

  • 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

Limited Time Mode: Soaring Solos

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

Playground

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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

Bug Fix­es

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

  • 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 
  • 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

  • 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

Missions + Systems 
  • 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

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

Bug Fix­es

  • The Keen Eyes abil­i­ty now prop­er­ly high­lights near­by loot.
Weapons + Items

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.

Source: Epic