Fortnite Patch v8.01 brings Buried Treasure and Slide Duos LTM

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The Fortnite updates simply don’t cease coming, and Season 8’s nautical theme continues with the introduction of a brand-new merchandise that’s positive to pique the curiosity of any salty sailor: Buried Treasure.

Fortnite Buried Treasure

The Buried Treasure in Fortnite is a legendary rarity pick-up that you will discover each in chests and from ground spawns. You can solely maintain one by one, however it’ll lead you to an “X marks the spot” which you’ll strike along with your pickaxe to uncover lots of treasured booty – learn: tons extra legendary gadgets.

Fortnite Slide Duos

Also hitting Fortnite this week is a brand new LTM, Slide Duos, which provides everybody infinite ammo Grapplers and unbreakable ice blocks in your toes so that you slide all over the place.

There’s no fall injury, and your max run velocity is upped to a ridiculous diploma in Slide Duos, so issues are positive to get hectic.

As for different modifications, the explosive Bottle Rockets – which have been a bit garbage to be trustworthy – have been vaulted, and the probabilities of discovering Infantry Rifles and Clingers as loot have been diminished.

In Fortnite Creative the three spray restrict has been eliminated, so now you can use as many as you want in your wildest creations. You now even have entry to beforehand vaulted weapons of the Drum Gun and Tactical Submachine Gun, and 4 new prefabs: the Elemental Cube Gallery, Bridge and Girder Gallery, Obstacle Course Gallery, and Visualizer Gallery XL.

As for this week’s challenges, the Season 8 Week 2 challenges have leaked early, so you may put together your self for after they drop.

You can learn the full v8.01 patch notes are beneath, earlier than dropping in from the Battle Bus to seize some Buried Treasure of your individual:

Battle Royale


Increased the angle at which you’ll slide down terrain with out taking injury from 65 levels to 75 levels.

Ice blocks on everybody’s toes, infinite ammo Grapplers in everybody’s stock – a recipe for a slippery good time!

Mode Details
Friction tremendously lowered.
Max run velocity tremendously raised.
Falling injury eliminated.
Infinite ammo Grapplers added to everybody’s stock.


Buried Treasure
It’s a map that’s used to trace down buried chests on the map.
Chests comprise a trove of legendary loot.
X marks the spot! The chest have to be dug up utilizing a pickaxe.
There is a restrict of 1 map held at a time.
Legendary Rarity.
Can be discovered from Floor Loot and Chests.

Reduced Infantry Rifle availability
Reduced the possibility of receiving an Infantry Rifle from Chests from 14.41% to 13.39%
Reduced the possibility of receiving an Infantry Rifle from Floor Loot from 2.41% to 2.24%

Reduced Clinger availability
Reduced the possibility of receiving Clinger’s from Chests from 9.42% to five.52%
Reduced the possibility of receiving Clinger’s from Floor Loot from 1.27% to 1.02%

Bottle Rockets


New Tournament: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
We are operating a brand new kind of event as a check of a number of format updates.

Extended Hours: This occasion consists of a single session which lasts till March ninth 00:00 GMT.
Due to the prolonged hours for this occasion, Duo gamers will every have their very own rating that continues to be when altering companions.

Note: Due to the playlist that includes matchmaking based mostly in your rating, the standard or availability of matches could differ at sure occasions of day.

Updated Scoring:
Match Limit: None
Bus Fare: -2 Points

Each match performed will cut back your rating by two factors within the type of a ‘Bus Fare’ in the beginning of the match.

Tournament scores can not go into the negatives – on the finish of a match, if a participant has a unfavorable rating for the event then their rating can be reset to zero factors.

Victory Royale: +3 Points (+10 Total)
2nd – fifth: +2 Points (+7 Total)
sixth – 10th: +2 Points (+5 Total)
11th – 25th: +3 Points (+3 Total)
Each Elimination: +1 Point

Players are nonetheless matchmade towards opponents with comparable level totals.
Matchmaking will await as much as Eight minutes earlier than making a match with the closest gamers obtainable.

Matchmaking will search in a significantly wider factors vary after Four minutes of looking.
At the conclusion of the Gauntlet Test Event, the Top 5% of gamers based mostly on their closing rating will unlock the ‘Gauntlet Finals’ event.

New Tournament: Gauntlet Solo Finals & Gauntlet Duo Finals

Scheduled 3-hour occasion, test event in-game to your native time.
Note: NA East and NA West are actually separate for scheduled tournaments, and not share a leaderboard.

Match Limit: 10 Games
Victory Royale: +3 Points (+10 Total)
2nd – fifth: +2 Points (+7 Total)
sixth – 10th: +2 Points (+5 Total)
11th – 25th: +3 Points (+3 Total)
Each Elimination: +1 Point

Top 3000 gamers in every server area will advance to Round 2 on Sunday throughout identical time block.


Improvement to the usual AR sound in order that it’s not overbearing on the shooter.
The sound made when a participant destroys a construction is now louder when instigated by enemies.

Footstep audio blends within the above/beneath layers, quite than binarily switching between them.

Footstep occlusion traces from the pinnacle of enemies after they’re above or beneath.
Reduced the quantity of the Season 8 Victory Umbrella.

The Season 8 Victory Umbrella now makes use of the right sound on Mobile/Switch.


Bug Fixes
Fixed a difficulty when urgent the hearth button with 2 fingers causes hearth motion to constantly loop.



Sprays are actually saved! Use your sprays to brighten.
Removed the three spray restrict, now every spray has a small price on the reminiscence thermometer.


Bug Fixes
Fixed challenge the place Nintendo Switch Consoles can Desync with 16 gamers on a Creative Server.


Added the Drum Gun
Added the Tactical Submachine Gun


Added All New Elemental Cube Gallery – starting with Four variations of water.
Added new Bridge and Girder Galleries in a wide range of colours.
Added new Obstacle Course Galleries in a wide range of colours.
Added new Visualizer Gallery XL – now you may go large along with your music!


Bug Fixes
Billboard Device will now replace instantly when modifications are made.
Billboard Device will not be capable to bypass the Language Filter.
Player Spawn Pads will not be eliminated when destroying the supporting ground tile.

Save the World

  • UI

Bug Fixes
Fixed hero loadout info generally exhibiting placeholder information.
Fixed the gathering guide unslot button being unavailable you probably have a free unslot however would not have sufficient foreign money to unslot such as you would recurrently. It by no means charged foreign money without spending a dime slots, however wouldn’t be accessible with out having sufficient foreign money.


Bug Fixes
Corrected a difficulty which precipitated Bulletstorm Jonesy’s skills to be unlocked within the incorrect order. He ought to now acquire Warcry at 1 star, Goin’ Commando at 2 stars, and Frag Grenade at Three stars as meant.

Corrected a difficulty which reset the cooldown of Mantis Leap mid-air throughout sure weapon interactions.

Staying airborne for minutes at time is enjoyable, nonetheless, this was an unintended interplay. We wish to be sure that we’re accountable about how we implement vertical gameplay and after seeing such a robust constructive response we’ll be searching for extra methods to introduce any such gameplay sooner or later.

Fixed a difficulty the place Keen Eyes created collision with some enemies.


Bug Fixes
Fixed wall generally being constructed when utilizing mouse to select a lure from the lure picker.


Bug Fixes
When movement blur is turned on for consoles that assist it (Xbox One X or the Playstation 4 Pro), it’s going to now correctly take impact.

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