Epic Games has released a new con­tent update for Fort­nite. This update brings the new Boom Bow, a sniper focused lim­it­ed time mode and mode. Check out the full update notes below:

Save The World

WEAPONS + 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.

Creative

WEAPONS + 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 faster the shot will go!
    • 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

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

Battle Royale

LIMITED TIME MODE: SNIPER SHOOTOUT

Sum­ma­ry

  • In this lim­it­ed time mode, play­ers will do bat­tle using sniper rifles.
  • May the best aim win!

Mode Details

  • 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!

WEAPONS + 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 faster the shot will go!
      • 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

EVENTS

Bug Fix­es

  • 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.

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.

Are you expe­ri­enc­ing an issue that’s not list­ed here? Let us know on any of our offi­cial social chan­nels or by using the in-game Feed­back fea­ture found in Options.

  • How to use the in-game Feed­back report sys­tem:
    • While in-game, open the Options menu
      • Nav­i­gate to the Feed­back But­ton
        • Cre­ate a Bug report to pro­vide us with logs of the issue

When report­ing issues please include infor­ma­tion such as:

  • Descrip­tion of the issue
    • Account Name (option­al)
    • Plat­form
    • Link to video or images
    • Include details on when this issue start­ed hap­pen­ing

Fort­nite is avail­able now for the Playsta­tion 4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android and Switch now.