Fortnite: Battle Royale mode has been a fantastic success, with over ten million unique players thus far. Guess that proves there’s room for a couple of giant scale, loot-fueled killing subject simulator. Anyway, we are able to anticipate Epic to help this sport for a really lengthy whereas, and in Fortnite’s model 1.71 patch, they’re doing loads of work to each Battle Royale and its co-op PvE Save the World mode – in case you care about that.
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The patch addresses dishonest and balancing in each modes, in addition to including participant stats to Battle Royale. Your stats will probably be backfilled, and you’ll test them out through the brand new Stats tab on the house display screen. Leaderboards are nonetheless coming, although their preliminary launch date has been missed. You’ll additionally discover an in-game report button so you may flag cheaters for Epic’s consideration, and so they’ve added BattlEye, a third-party software, to their current anti-cheat detection.
In Save the World, skill injury, well being, and defend values have been elevated for all heroes. This has a modest impact at decrease ranges, however ought to have a big influence for gamers who’ve progressed a good distance of their marketing campaign. Monsters on the excessive finish have additionally obtained a slight buff to their well being and injury.
There are dozens extra tweaks to Battle Royale’s gameplay, weapon balancing, UI, and world map. Highlights embody raised injury for the semi-auto sniper (by 50%) and SMG (by 10%), and nerfs to the injury for the scoped assault rifle (by 33%), and the environmental injury of explosive weapons – so bases are tougher to destroy now. The Battle Bus’s pace and skydiving terminal velocity are each elevated, in order to supply an alternate technique to leaping on the first alternative.
Full patch notes can be found on Epic’s blog here.