Epic Games has released its latest weekly update for Fortnite that includes heavy assault rifle changes, zipline fixes, and a new event for Save the World.
As mentioned above, this update adjusts the heavy assault rifle to reduce its effectiveness when not aiming down sights by reducing base accuracy by 30 percent and reducing accuracy while jumping and falling by 60 percent. However, to help balance things out, the ADS accuracy bonus has been increased by 10 percent, the accuracy while standing still has been increase by 10 percent, and vertical recoil has been reduced by 6 percent.
Other changes for Battle Royale players include Stormwings taking more damage from hitting objects, improved balloon controls, zipline fixes, and performance improvements.
On the Save the World side of the game, the update kicks off the Frostnite event, in which players must keep their Burner filled with BluGlo while protecting it from husks. In addition, players get new heroes, new medieval weapons, a new armor stat that replaces damage resistance, and the option to craft lower-tier versions of schematics.
Read the full patch notes here.
Finally, Epic Games announced that the 14 Days of Fortnite event will begin tomorrow, December 19th. During this time, Battle Royale players will get the return of the Snowball Launcher, a festive Battle Bus, a new challenge and reward every day, new and returning LTMs, and new and returning holiday outfits. While Save the World players get holiday husks, a new holiday quest each day, a free upgrade llama each day, and a free Smorgasbord Llama.
Fortnite is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.