Fortnite v9.01 update

Epic Games kicked off Fortnite season 9 last week and a day after several Fortnite users started reporting about an issue where the Blackheart and Hybrid Style Challenges from the previous Battle Pass was not showing up in their list of challenges in the challenges tab. After getting players feedback on the issue, Epic Game announced that all the ongoing issue that players have come across will be fixed with the upcoming Fortnite v9.01 update. Now to fix all those issues Epic Games on Wednesday, May 15 finally released the latest Fortnite v9.01 update on all platforms including PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

The latest Fortnite v9.01 update also introduces new Tactical Assault Rifle and Wick’s Bounty LTM that features John Wick. Notably, the new Wick’s Bounty LTM has also caused stability issues with the mode have now also been fixed according to Epic Games.

The update also adds a new Ruined Tilted in the creative mode and Mist Pods in the Save the World mode. Finally, the Fortnite v9.01 update brings bug fixes and improvements to the overall gameplay. You can check out the full patch notes below.

Fortnite Update 9.01 Patch Notes

Battle Royal Mode What’s New?

Tactical Assault Rifle

Tactics take the day! This robust and precise assault rifle is the ideal option for tight quarters.

Wick’s Bounty Limited Time Mode

Summary
Every player begins with several gold tokens. Eliminating an enemy player pays out all of the tokens the target was carrying. The first squad to reach the specified gold token count wins the match.

Mode Details

  • Limited respawning: Each player has three lives.
  • The more tokens a player is carrying, the more visible on the map they will be when moving or shooting.
  • The top 3 token leaders will have their location shown on the map & compass at all times.

Weapons + Items

  • Tactical Assault Rifle
    • Available in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants.
    • Available from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines
      • Fully Automatic
      • 30 Round Magazine
      • Deals 22/23/24 damage
      • Headshot Multiplier of 1.75x
      • This weapon has a tight spread in close quarters but is less effective at long range when compared to other Assault Rifles.
  • Reduced Baller health from 200 to 150
    • The primary goal of the Baller is to provide fun and exciting mobility. We feel that it still has a little too much defensive agency – this change should reduce the effectiveness there while not impacting its strengths.
  • Drum Gun adjustments
    • Reduced base damage from 26/27 to 22/23
      • Since its unvaulting, the Drum Gun effectiveness has been slightly higher than we wanted. This change should reduce its combat effectiveness while still retaining its flavor.
  • Vaulted Compact SMG
    • Due to the recent addition of the Drum Gun and the brand new Tactical Assault Rifle, we wanted to reduce the availability of high rate-of-fire weapons.

Gameplay

  • Slipstream adjustments
    • Slipstreams no longer block building.
      • Trying to build up to get into a Slipstream should be an easy & intuitive experience. We noticed some cases where players would build up to the Slipstream, but due to build restrictions would take a ‘leap of faith’ and not make the jump. This should make getting into a Slipstream easier.
    • Players flying in a Slipstream will destroy player built objects when they collide.
    • Slipstreams are now disabled after storm phase 5.
      • We’ve seen a number of cases where Slipstreams caused issues during late game circles – primarily around getting pulled into the storm unexpectedly. Since the value of Slipstream mobility is limited in those scenarios, we felt it’s better to simply disable them.

Performance

  • Improvements made to level streaming performance on all platforms.
    This will reduce cases of buildings not loading in.
  • Physics optimizations to improve performance in conduits

Creative Mode What’s New

Ruined Tilted
Create apocalyptic worlds using the new Ruined Tilted Themes!

Weapons + Items

  • Tactical Assault Rifle
    • Available in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants.
      • Fully Automatic
      • 30 Round Magazine
      • Deals 22/23/24 damage
      • Headshot Multiplier of 1.75x
      • This weapon has a tight spread in close quarters but is less effective at long range when compared to other Assault Rifles.

Gameplay

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Crashes no longer occur when depositing BlueGlo at the top of a radar tower.

Known Issues

  • Fixed duplicate voice indicators appearing for the same speaker

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