Epic released anoth­er set of changes to Fort­nite this week, most of them focused on the Bat­tle Royale side of the game, includ­ing a new sneaky snow­man. How­ev­er, Save the World got a new weapon and a new Hero.

You can see the full patch notes below:

Battle Royale

Sneaky Snow­man
Is that snow­man clos­er than it was a sec­ond ago? Sneak around the map and sur­prise ene­mies in a frosty new way.

The Block — Omega Pyra­mid
The Block is now a Pyra­mid! Drop into this mas­sive struc­ture cre­at­ed by Direct­ing­pete to dis­cov­er the secrets it holds inside.  

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Limited Time Mode: Sniper Shootout

Sum­ma­ry
In this lim­it­ed time mode, play­ers will do bat­tle using scoped weapons only. May the best aim win!

What’s New?

  • Sup­pressed Sniper Rifles have been added.
  • Leg­endary Scoped Pis­tols have been added to Sup­ply Drops.

Mode Details

  • Floor Loot spawn­ers reduced by 50%
  • Reviv­ing “Down But Not Out” team­mates in Duos & Squads is deac­ti­vat­ed — be care­ful peek­ing!
  • Pro­file Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode

Weapons + Items

  • Sneaky Snow­man
    • Use Pri­ma­ry Fire to throw a pro­jec­tile that cre­ates a destruc­tible snow­man.
    • Use Sec­ondary Fire to wear the Sneaky Snow­man.
    • Sneaky Snow­man has 100 Health and acts as a shield when worn by a play­er.
    • Sneaky Snow­man is destroyed when its Health reach­es zero or when the play­er wear­ing the snow­man swaps to a dif­fer­ent item or build­ing mode.
      • This means that a play­er wear­ing a Sneaky Snow­man can­not build or use oth­er items. Move­ment of all types is allowed.
    • Avail­able in Com­mon vari­ant.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, and Sup­ply Lla­mas.
    • Drops in stacks of 5.
    • Max stack size of 10.
  • Swapped the drop chance of Shield Potions and Small Shield Potions.
    • Shield Potion
      • Reduced drop chance from Floor Loot from 16.53% to 13.22%.
      • Reduced drop chance from Chests from 14.26% to 9.51%.
    • Small Shield Potion
      • Increased drop chance from Floor Loot from 13.22% to 16.53%.
      • Increased drop chance from Chests from 9.51% to 14.26%.
  • Vault­ed the fol­low­ing items:
    • Quad Rock­et Launch­er
    • Port-A-fortress
    • Grap­pler
  • Reduced the drop chance of Glid­ers.
    • Reduced drop chance from Chests from 11.89% to 4.43%.
  • Reduced the drop chance of Bal­loons.​​​​​​​
    • Reduced drop chance from Chests from 7.58% to 3.24%.
  • Reduced the spawn chance of Quad Crash­ers from 100% to 50%.
  • Reduced the spawn chance of X-4 Stormwings from 80% to 50%.

Performance

  • Fixed an issue where build­ing would cause a major drop in FPS.

Events

  • Added addi­tion­al dates for Explor­er Pop-Up Cup.
    • Updat­ed addi­tion­al mate­ri­als gained on elim­i­na­tion to now drop with the elim­i­nat­ed play­er, rather than being grant­ed imme­di­ate­ly.

Creative

Weapons + Items

  • Sneaky Snow­man
    • Use Pri­ma­ry Fire to throw a pro­jec­tile that cre­ates a destruc­tible snow­man.
    • Use Sec­ondary Fire to wear the Sneaky Snow­man.
    • Sneaky Snow­man has 100 Health and acts as a shield when worn by a play­er.
    • Sneaky Snow­man is destroyed when its Health reach­es zero or when the play­er wear­ing the snow­man swaps to a dif­fer­ent item or build­ing mode.
      • This means that a play­er wear­ing a Sneaky Snow­man can­not build or use oth­er items. Move­ment of all types is allowed.
    • Avail­able in Com­mon vari­ant.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, and Sup­ply Lla­mas.
    • Drops in stacks of 5.
    • Max stack size of 10.
  • Added to Cre­ative
    • Light Machine Gun
    • Sup­pressed Sub-Machine Gun
    • Revolver
    • Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle
    • Smoke Grenade
    • Remote Explo­sives

Save the World

Frost­nite Week­ly Chal­lenge 4 — Cold Chaos
Focus your fire! Ene­mies gain mod­i­fiers when attacked, so work as a team and defeat the threat to unlock the ban­ner and the Guardian’s Will Sword. 

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Lynx Kas­san­dra
A new Hero arrives! Fast on her feet with cat­like reflex­es, unlock her in the Event Store for a lim­it­ed time.

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Missions + Systems

  • Week­ly Frost­nite Chal­lenge 4: Cold Chaos
    • Ene­mies gain mod­i­fiers when dam­aged. Focus your attacks for max­i­mum effi­cien­cy.
      • Ene­mies receive a cer­tain com­bi­na­tion of muta­tors per wave: Quick­ened, Enraged, Explod­ing Death­burst, Fren­zied Death­burst, and Smoke Screens.
      • Sur­vive for 30 min­utes (three times)  to col­lect the Week 4 Chal­lenge Ban­ner.
      • Sur­vive for 30 min­utes to col­lect the Medieval Sword.
    • Avail­able on Jan­u­ary 23 at 7 PM ET.

Heroes

  • Lynx Kas­san­dra
    • Myth­ic vari­ant of the Fleet­foot sub­class.
    • Avail­able on the Event Store from Jan­u­ary 23 at 7 PM ET.
      • Note: Lynx Kas­san­dra will be unique when the new Hero Load­out launch­es.

Weapons + Items

  • Guardian’s Will Sword
    • Reward­ed for com­plet­ing the week 4 Frost­nite Week­ly Chal­lenge.
    • A large sword with high dam­age and mod­er­ate impact.
    • Leap Attack
      • A Heavy attack that jumps to the tar­get­ed foe and dam­ages near­by ene­mies.

Audio

  • Improved Low Health state audio mix so that game­play sounds aren’t ducked as severe­ly.
  • Updat­ed Lefty/Right weapon equip/unequip sounds.
  • Updat­ed Decoy deploy and physics sounds.

Source: Epic