Fans of the bolt-action sniper rifle, burst rifle, heavy shotgun and SMG must discover a new weapon of selection in Fortnite Battle Royale. Today’s patch has exiled them to the vault, and out of normal rotation – a shakeup within the meta for the absurdly widespread battle royale shooter. The replace additionally reintroduces the suppressed SMG (to interchange the common one), and additional bulks out Creative mode with new constructing blocks, and choices for creating customized game modes. Star of the present might be the brand new Chiller grenades, which deliver slippery low-friction anarchy to anyplace you throw them.
Chiller Grenades are a weapon for jerks. Available in packs of three with a most capability of six per slot, they explode very shortly after impression. Harming buddies, foes, your self or autos equally, they’ve a powerful knockback and encase the toes (or wheels) of anybody effected in cartoon ice blocks. For seven excruciating seconds, your victims will suffer from the worst slippery ice physics this facet of an early 3D platformer. Steering is nigh unimaginable, and even slowing down is a wrestle. Mostly, you’ll simply bounce round uncontrollably, although nonetheless in a position to purpose and shoot.
Only villains use this factor.
The new Limited Time Mode is named Solid Gold. Nothing too fancy this time, simply legendary-only weapon spawns plus quicker materials gathering. A barely deadlier battleground than typical as there’s solely top-tier weapons, however in any other case not too completely different from typical. In one other little bit of sadly boring information, as soon as once more, the beloved Guided Missile has been faraway from all modes. Yep, even Playgrounds. Will they ever return? Probably, however I don’t suppose I’ve ever seen a weapon in a aggressive FPS trigger a lot hassle earlier than.
Creative Mode has seen a serious enlargement this replace, too. Piano keys and music blocks will let you fill your customized map with noise, and Epic have launched a full set of Arctic Base-themed prefab blocks, which ought to additional enhance the number of user-made arenas. They’ve additionally added a bunch of latest gameplay modifier choices, letting you alter respawn instances, finish matches based mostly on a crew’s eliminations, shuffle gamers to a different crew after dying (zombies type) and extra.
It’s not simply the battle royale facet of the game that obtained a bit love this patch. As covered by Jay, Epic have reworked how llama pinatas work within the PvE Save The World mode. The X-Ray tab now reveals what you’d get in your loot field, and if it’s to not your style, you may look tomorrow to see a contemporary set of choices. Crafting can now be performed in bulk, saving time, and there’s additionally a brand new problem beginning tomorrow, January 30th: Survive it for an entire half hour and earn a elaborate spectral blade, which nonetheless appears to be like fairly stable to me, and the zombies you’re stabbing will possible agree.
Patch v7.30 is stay now for all flavours of Fortnite. You can see the full patch notes here.