Fort­nite 9.01 is here. This week’s update brings the new tac­tile rifle and John Wick themed lim­it­ed time mode to Bat­tle Royale mode. Save The World gets a new war game called Mist Pods and a new dinosaur themed Pre­his­toric Izza con­struc­tor hero. Check out the full patch notes below.

SAVE THE WORLD

Fortnite 9.01 Patch Notes

WHAT’S NEW?

Mist Pods
Peas in a pod? More like Mini-boss­es! Focus down the Mist Pods or risk being over­run with tougher ene­mies.

Fortnite 9.01 Patch Notes

Pre­his­toric Izza
Juras­sic times call for Juras­sic mea­sures! Deplet­ed shields mean more armor with this new Dinosaur Con­struc­tor.

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • New Wargames sim­u­la­tion: Mist Pods
    • Weed that gar­den, and by gar­den we mean your Storm Shield. Find and destroy those Mist Pods before they spawn Mini-boss­es.
    • A new Wargames sim­u­la­tion means more chances for Event Tick­ets, a new play­er ban­ner, and more vari­ety to the Dai­ly Quests.

HEROES

  • We’ve added a new Hero to the Event store!
    • Pre­his­toric Izza, A new Dinosaur Con­struc­tor!
      • Stan­dard Perk: Sauri­an Hide
        • While Shield is deplet­ed, increas­es Armor by 33.
      • Com­man­der Perk: Sauri­an Hide +
        • While Shield is deplet­ed, increas­es Armor by 100.
      • Avail­able in the Event Store on May 15 at 8 PM East­ern Time.

GAMEPLAY

Bug Fix­es & Improve­ments

  • Crash­es no longer occur when deposit­ing Blue­G­lo at the top of a radar tow­er.

CREATIVE

Fortnite 9.01 Patch Notes

WHAT’S NEW?

Ruined Tilt­ed
Cre­ate apoc­a­lyp­tic worlds using the new Ruined Tilt­ed Themes!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Tac­ti­cal Assault Rifle
    • Avail­able in Rare, Epic, and Leg­endary vari­ants.
      • Ful­ly Auto­mat­ic
      • 30 Round Mag­a­zine
      • Deals 22/23/24 dam­age
      • Head­shot Mul­ti­pli­er of 1.75x
      • This weapon has a tight spread in close quar­ters but is less effec­tive at long range when com­pared to oth­er Assault Rifles.

PREFABS

  • 7 New Themes
    • Ruined Shops
    • Ruined Twin Apart­ments
    • Ruined L Apart­ments
    • Ruined Red Apart­ments
    • Ruined Fish Apart­ments
    • Ruined Bas­ket­ball Court
    • Ruined Clock Tow­er
  • 3 New Gal­leries
    • Ruined Floor Gallery
    • Ruined Wall Gallery
    • Scorched Gallery

BATTLE ROYALE

Fortnite 9.01 Patch Notes

WHAT’S NEW?

Tac­ti­cal Assault Rifle
Tac­tics take the day! This robust and pre­cise assault rifle is the ide­al option for tight quar­ters.

LIMITED TIME MODE: WICK’S BOUNTY

Sum­ma­ry
Every play­er begins with sev­er­al gold tokens. Elim­i­nat­ing an ene­my play­er pays out all of the tokens the tar­get was car­ry­ing. The first squad to reach the spec­i­fied gold token count wins the match.

Mode Details

  • Lim­it­ed respawn­ing: Each play­er has three lives.
  • The more tokens a play­er is car­ry­ing, the more vis­i­ble on the map they will be when mov­ing or shoot­ing.
  • The top 3 token lead­ers will have their loca­tion shown on the map & com­pass at all times.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Tac­ti­cal Assault Rifle
    • Avail­able in Rare, Epic, and Leg­endary vari­ants.
    • Avail­able from Floor Loot, Chests, Sup­ply Drops, and Vend­ing Machines
      • Ful­ly Auto­mat­ic
      • 30 Round Mag­a­zine
      • Deals 22/23/24 dam­age
      • Head­shot Mul­ti­pli­er of 1.75x
      • This weapon has a tight spread in close quar­ters but is less effec­tive at long range when com­pared to oth­er Assault Rifles.
  • Reduced Baller health from 200 to 150
    • The pri­ma­ry goal of the Baller is to pro­vide fun and excit­ing mobil­i­ty. We feel that it still has a lit­tle too much defen­sive agency — this change should reduce the effec­tive­ness there while not impact­ing its strengths.
  • Drum Gun adjust­ments
    • Reduced base dam­age from 26/27 to 22/23
      • Since its unvault­ing, the Drum Gun effec­tive­ness has been slight­ly high­er than we want­ed. This change should reduce its com­bat effec­tive­ness while still retain­ing its fla­vor.
  • Vault­ed Com­pact SMG
    • Due to the recent addi­tion of the Drum Gun and the brand new Tac­ti­cal Assault Rifle, we want­ed to reduce the avail­abil­i­ty of high rate-of-fire weapons.

GAMEPLAY

  • Slip­stream adjust­ments
    • Slip­streams no longer block build­ing.
      • Try­ing to build up to get into a Slip­stream should be an easy & intu­itive expe­ri­ence. We noticed some cas­es where play­ers would build up to the Slip­stream, but due to build restric­tions would take a ‘leap of faith’ and not make the jump. This should make get­ting into a Slip­stream eas­i­er.
    • Play­ers fly­ing in a Slip­stream will destroy play­er built objects when they col­lide.
    • Slip­streams are now dis­abled after storm phase 5.
      • We’ve seen a num­ber of cas­es where Slip­streams caused issues dur­ing late game cir­cles — pri­mar­i­ly around get­ting pulled into the storm unex­pect­ed­ly. Since the val­ue of Slip­stream mobil­i­ty is lim­it­ed in those sce­nar­ios, we felt it’s bet­ter to sim­ply dis­able them.

PERFORMANCE

  • Improve­ments made to lev­el stream­ing per­for­mance on all plat­forms.
    • This will reduce cas­es of build­ings not load­ing in.
  • Physics opti­miza­tions to improve per­for­mance in con­duits

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