Epic Games has released a huge update for Fortnite that includes changes to both Battle Royale and Save the World.
Kicking things off for Battle Royale players is the introduction of the Compact SMG. This new weapon can be found in floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines, and uses light ammo with a 50-round capacity. As well as this, Supply Drops have been adjusted to always drop one weapon, two traps, two consumables, and two sets of materials.
Changes have also been made to building in this update. Following the update, the starting health of wood and stone has been reduced and the max health of wood has been reduced. However, the max health of metal has been increased and the build time of metal has been reduced. Also, the wait and shrink time of several storm circles has been reduced, and the moving circle mechanic has been added to circle six.
Playground Mode is also returning to the game tomorrow, July 25th, with a number of changes, including the option to pick teams, aim assist on controllers, the addition of the ATK, more Supply Drops, a lower forced glider deploy, and more.
On the other side, Save the World players get the first part of the Canny Valley story, a new biome for Canny Valley missions, quest progression changes, required power ratings for missions in Canny and Twine, and a new Zapper Husk enemy.
Finally, Fortnite‘s first birthday celebrations are now underway, offering players a number of new quests to complete to earn a hero, back bling, emote, and more.
Read the full patch notes here.
Fortnite is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS.