The Fortnite update 8.20 patch notes have finally been revealed by Epic Games.
As reported below, the headline new feature is a Boom Bow that explodes on impact. Then there’s the Sniper Challenge LTM, which sees players long-range shooters face off in battle.
Check out the 8.20 content update patch notes below…
WEAPONS AND OBJECTS
• Shoot arrows with a heavy rifle cartridge on the tip, which explodes on impact.
• Use ammunition for heavy rifles
• The longer you hold down the assigned fire key, the greater the strength of the shot! Increases projectile speed and direct impact damage.
• The explosive damage is constant regardless of the power of the blow.
• The explosive arc reaches full power after 1.6 seconds of charging.
• A direct hit will inflict direct hit damage and explosive damage to the enemy player hit.
• Basic damage 15
• Headshot multiplier: 2x
• Damage 100
• Duration increased from 10 to 20 seconds
• Movement speed increased from 20% to 40%
• Fixed an issue that prevented players from queuing for Couples when the team leader was in a lower division.
• Fixed an issue that prevented promotion to the top division if a player was paired with a top division player.
• Note: the hype was still correctly acquired, it was just a graphic error.
• Fixed an issue where the bus ticket of the couples was calculated according to the division of the group leader, rather than theirs.
Fortnite developer Epic Games is gearing up to release another update for Battle Royale.
According to a tweet by Epic Games, Fortnite content update 8.20 arrives at 1pm BST on April 2.
The headline new addition is an Explosive Bow that was leaked during last week’s major update.
But the best news of all is that the new Fortnite update won’t require any downtime on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS or Android.
In fact, as Epic Games points out, fans won’t even need to download the update.
“Ready your bows!” reads the Epic Games tweet. “The v8.20 Content Update arrives tomorrow, April 2 at 8AM ET(1200 UTC). No download or downtime required.”
Presumably this means patch notes will be thin on the ground when the update launches later today.
It also means we’re unlikely to see a fix for an issue plaguing shotguns in Fortnite.
According to the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board, some players are briefly unable to fire when switching from one shotgun to another.
This will be fixed in a future release, most probably next week’s major Fortnite Battle Royale update.
Epic Games is also working on a fix for a problem with Treasure Maps leading to areas that can’t be dug up.
“In some cases, a Treasure Map can lead to a chests location that can’t be interacted with or dug up, such as under a Volcanic Vent,” reads an Epic post.
This issue is still being investigated, alongside problems with cloth physics and instances in which weapons won’t fire.
And it’s not just that weapons won’t fire. Some guns don’t appear when players switch over, and other will occasionally disappear from the hotbar.
Fixes for these issues don’t have a timeframe, so fingers crossed they’re sorted by next week.