Connect with us

All Platforms

Fortnite v8.40 Patch Notes – New Infantry Rifles, Air Royale, and more

Published

on

The Fortnite v8.40 patch is now live on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This update brings two new Infantry Rifle variants, the all-new Air Royale Limited Time Mode, and more!

This patch includes the return of the X-4 Stormwing Plane in the form of a Limited Time Mode. What are your thoughts?

Check out the full Patch Notes blog post from Epic Games below…

BATTLE ROYALE

WHAT’S NEW?

Air Royale Limited Time Mode
Pilot the X-4 Stormwing in this Limited Time Mode as you fight to become the last plane flying! Complete free Challenges to unlock brand new Wraps as you rule the skies.

EN_08BR_AirRoyale_Announce_Keyart_Social.jpg

Infantry Rifle
New rarities for this precise, semi-automatic weapon are available now! Find and wield the Epic/Legendary variants and deliver accurate fire downrange.

08BR_LegendaryInfantryRifle_Social.jpg

LIMITED TIME MODE: AIR ROYALE

Summary
Climb aboard a plane and take to the skies in this fast-paced mode where players fight to be the last one flying!

Mode Details

  • Air Royale is lifting off as a Duos-only mode.
  • Each plane has 3 lives, players will respawn until they lose their plane’s last life.
  • Touching the ground will instantly eliminate players.
  • Parking a plane on the ground for more than a few seconds will cause it to explode – stay airborne!
  • Hijacking another team’s plane will add that plane to your existing number of plane lives (and cost the team who lost the plane a life).
  • The storm has a ceiling that gradually lowers during the match. Be careful not to fly too high late in the match!
  • Loot chests of five different rarities will fall from the sky, allowing players to upgrade the guns they are carrying as well as boosting their plane’s weapons for a short time.
    • To receive the contents of a Chest, simply fly through it.
  • If players receive loot from a Chest containing a weapon they already have that’s of the same or worse quality, they’ll receive additional ammo.
    • Chests with higher quality guns will automatically replace the lower quality weapon that’s being carried.
  • Floating repair kits can also be found, these heal damaged planes and grant health & shields to players.

LIMITED TIME MODE: FOOD FIGHT – DEEP FRIED

Summary

  • Two teams on either side of the map. A huge barrier down the middle. Lava steadily rising up from below. Build a fort to protect your restaurant mascot. When the Barrier lowers, destroy the enemy’s mascot and then eliminate the remaining enemies to win the match!

Mode Details

  • An impassable barrier will be spawned along the center of the map for the first several minutes. Lava starts rising from beneath the map a few minutes into the match.
  • Each team will have an under-construction restaurant near the center of the map. Inside is a giant mascot head representing that team.
  • If the mascot head is destroyed, that team loses the ability to respawn when eliminated.
  • Players should use the time that the barrier is up to construct a defensive fortress around their restaurant.
  • As soon as the barrier lowers, fight to take out their mascot before they destroy yours!
  • Special red supply drops spawn at match start. These hold a handful of weapons, ammo, consumables, traps and a few hundred metal building materials.
  • Players will respawn when eliminated, keeping their inventory & dropping some ammo and resources.
  • 100 percent extra resources are gained from farming.
  • Building resources found on the ground increased from 30 to 50 per instance.
  • No explosive weapons or items are in this mode.
  • A small amount of free building materials are granted to each player every second.
  • The restaurants are now much higher, requiring players to build up to them.
  • May the best food win!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Egg Launcher
    • Everyone’s favorite egg-themed Grenade Launcher skin is back!
    • This is a visual only change for the Grenade Launcher.
  • Infantry Rifle
    • Added Epic and Legendary Infantry Rifle variants.
    • Deals 42/44 damage.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops and Vending Machines.
    • Uses Medium Ammo.

GAMEPLAY

  • You can now pet the dog… and other Pets!
  • The Battle Pass Friend XP Bonus has been upgraded!
    • Instead of giving a small XP boost to each friend in your party, you now get a larger XP boost for partying with one or more friends.
    • The overall total XP Bonus remains the same (120%) and will now be much easier to keep active
    • In short, play any match with any number of friends and you’ll be getting the same amount of XP as someone who’s been playing with a full squad of Battle-Pass-owning friends.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Season 8 trailer wouldn’t play in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue where the embers from environmental Campfires would linger if the floor they were attached to was destroyed.
  • Fixed issue where Coconuts could not be pinged.
  • Fixed an issue where turbo building could stop if you ran out of the current type of material you were using.
  • Fixed an issue with Traps being be placed inside walls, making them difficult to see.
  • Fixed an issue with Traps being placed inconsistently when auto-placed.
  • Fixed ‘Emotes’ not playing when bound to specific keys.
  • Fixed an issue when using ‘Replay Last Emote’ before using any other emote, so it now plays the emote in the default slot.

COMPETITIVE

  • New Tournament – April 20 & 21: Fortnite World Cup Online Open Week 2 ($1,000,000 total prize pool!)
    • Top performers in each server region will qualify to the Fortnite World Cup Finals in New York City.  Full Fortnite World Cup details and official rules can be found here: https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/competitive/events/world-cup
    • Duos Game Mode
    • Participation in this event requires both players to have reached Champion League in Arena.
    • Region Lock is in effect – players may only participate in the qualifier for a single server region each week of the Online Opens. The server region of the first match entered for that weekend’s tournament will be the one the player will be locked into for that entire weekend.
    • Format:
      • April 20 – Round One: All Eligible Players.
      • April 21 – Round Two: Top 1500 Teams from Round One.
  • Added Fortnite World Cup Qualifier slots onto the prize breakout for Online Open tournaments.
  • Visual improvements for Lobby panel during Online Open tournaments.
  • Updated how Anonymous Mode works in tournaments to provide an improved experience for stream viewers while still protecting streamers.
    • When a player is eliminated, their name will be shown in the elimination feed.
    • When a player eliminates an opponent, their name will be shown to the eliminated player only.
  • Maximum Screen Aspect Ratio can no longer be greater than 16:9.

PERFORMANCE

  • Resolved a performance regression occurring on PCs with less than quad-core CPUs.
    • If you’re still experiencing performance issues on PC, try manually adding the “NoRHIThread” to the Epic Games Launcher settings for Fortnite.

ART + ANIMATION

  • Increased the size and intensity of the Boom Bow explosion effects to better represent the damage radius.

AUDIO

  • Adjusted the attenuation of the Reboot Van cooldown and Reboot Chip ambient looping audio, so that it’s not as loud.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that would cause the Shotgun equip sounds to occasionally not play.

UI

  • Mimic!  When bringing up your emote wheel there’s now an option that appears if you’re looking at another player doing an emote you own, to allow you to play the same emote.
  • When hiding HUD elements in the options, some of them now collapse to free up the space they were taking up – the minimap for example.
  • There’s now a HUD UI option to hide the vehicle control hints.

Bug Fixes

  • The Limited Time Mode Victory screen is no longer pushed out of place on mobile/Switch.

REPLAY

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where drone speed was not saved when scrubbing
  • Fixed an issue where scrubbing a replay while in Drone Attach mode would result in the camera being left behind.

MOBILE

  • Updated the Baller controls on default and custom HUDs.
    • Baller controls are available to be adjusted in the HUD Layout Tool for custom HUD players.
  • Audiovisual shot indicators will no longer display for players in the same vehicle.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the Android app icon being incorrectly displayed.
  • Fixed an issue with Voice Chat while spectating
    • Push-To-Talk button is also no longer hidden while spectating
  • Fixed an issue where Auto-run would not activate in vehicles.
  • Fixed an issue where the Reboot Card description was missing.
  • Fixed an issue where the Arena overview panel was not displaying.
  • Fixed an issue with the FPS counter being shown twice.
  • Fixed an issue where the weapon icon would not display in inventory hot bar sometimes.
  • Fixed an issue where textures would appear stretched when on a Creative Island.
  • Fixed an issue that displayed a checkmark icon on certain commands of vehicles.
  • Fixed an issue where a second storm wall would appear in the desert biome during the first closing period.
  • Fixed an issue where some chests could not be opened.
  • Fixed issues where weak wifi halted gameplay and could cause some disconnects.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Explosive Device
Destruction and demolition are made easy with The Explosive Device, now in Creative Mode.

08CM_ExplosiveBarrel_Social.png

Scoreboard Customization 
Customize the in-game scoreboard in new ways! Open the “My Island” menu to discover the different possibilities.

2.png

ISLANDS

  • When on the Hub, Featured Island portals now appear as doorways to these featured games.
  • Simplified the text above the portals to show the Creator’s name and the Island’s name.
    • Approaching the portal will cause a description for the game to animate into view.

GAMEPLAY

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the player’s character would face the wrong direction when starting a game.
  • Fixed an issue where games could be started simultaneously on different islands when initiated by a player in the same server.
  • Fixed an issue where players could damage each other after the scoreboard appears.
  • Fixed an issue where players who join a match that’s in progress would not see progressive Outfit changes on the Peely Outfit.
  • Fixed an issue where some players were unable to aim down sight when playing games.
  • Fixed an issue where players would be scored as “Knocked Down” while spawning into a game in progress.
  • Fixed an issue where Reboot Cards were incorrectly appearing in Creative games.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Infantry Rifle
    • Epic and Legendary Infantry Rifle variants
      • Deals 42, 44 damage

CREATIVE TOOLS + PHONE

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a bright blue light would appear while copying and pasting objects with the Phone.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not enter Build Mode when the Phone was equipped, while using a controller.
  • Known issue: Delete sound effect plays twice when deleting an object.

PREFABS

  • Updated Car Gallery A with a Submarine, Arctic Submarine and Helicopter.
  • Updated the Jungle Temple Props Gallery with 3 different sized Moai Statues.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the Military Behemoth where external wall vents could appear to be floating.
  • Fixed an issue in the Military Behemoth where players could unintentionally drop off some stairways.
  • Fixed an issue where Military Gallery B Blue had a couple of building pieces showing up as red.
  • Fixed an issue where the collision box was too large around some assets in the Ring Gallery.

DEVICES

  • All new Explosive Device
    • When damaged during a game, the device will explode and damage objects and players around it
    • Limited to 100 Explosive Devices per island
    • Modify the following options:
      • Player Damage – The amount of damage inflicted on surrounding players (0, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, elimination)
      • Structure Damage – The amount of damage inflicted on surrounding structures (0, 5, 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000)
      • Damage Indestructible Buildings – Turning on this option will destroy buildings, even if “Building Damage In Game” is “Off”..
      • Health – The health of the Explosive Device (1, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000)
      • Blast Radius – How far the explosion will reach from the point of origin (0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3)
      • Knockback – How forceful the explosion will be at knocking back players (off, low, medium, high, very high, super high)
      • Ignore Team For Damage – Turn on to ignore a specified team when dealing damage (none, 1-16)
      • Explode on Proximity Range –  Turn on to explode when a player is at a set distance from the device (off, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
      • Ignore Team For Proximity – Turn on to ignore a specified team when entering designated proximity range (none, 1-16)
      • Time To Detonation From Game Start –  Turn on to start a timer for automatic detonation when a game starts (off, 5 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, 5 min, 10 min, 30 min, 1 hr)
  • Creature Spawner has been updated to visualize the spawn radius around the device.
  • Added a “Spawn Through Walls” option to the Creature Spawner.
    • Turning this off will prevent creatures from being spawned on the other side of walls.
  • Added “Preferred Spawn Location” option to the Creature Spawner with “At Max Distance” or “Random” options.
    • “At Max Distance” will spawn creatures at the edge of the Max Spawn Distance.
    • “Random” will spawn them at random points within the spawn radius.
  • For the following devices, turning “Visualization” off will hide the device immediately upon starting a game, instead of waiting for the game start countdown to finish.
    • Barrier
    • Damage Volume
    • Player Checkpoint Plate
    • Player Spawn
    • Item Spawner
    • Radio
    • Music Sequencer

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Billboard had improper collision when reloading the Island or copying with the creative tool.
  • Fixed an issue where the Item Spawner “Time Before Initial Spawn” option was not functioning as intended.
  • Fixed an issue with the Shooting Gallery that would prevent players from hitting the bullseye on some targets.
  • Fixed an issue with the Shooting Gallery where you couldn’t hit the bullseye until you had started a game.
  • Fixed an issue with the Shooting Gallery that prevented sniper rifles from being able to register hits on the bullseye.
  • Clarified the units of time (eg. seconds, minutes) for related options on the Target Dummy Track in the Shooting Gallery.
  • Fixed an issue where the Target Dummy “Proximity Pop Up Range” setting only triggered at half the expected distance.
  • Fixed an issue where the Billboard was causing stretched textures to appear on player’s Islands when playing on mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue where the player character’s head would appear floating over the Cannon when attempting to fly while inside.
  • Fixed an issue with the Capture Area device having inconsistent collision around the base.
  • Fixed an issue where the Creature Spawner destruction animation would trigger even though visibility was set to “Off”.

UI + SOCIAL + AUDIO

  • “UI Settings” can be found in the “My Island” menu.  Providing the ability to modify various user interfaces.
    • Time – Choose whether the clock counts down or up
    • Score Display Time – The amount of time the scoreboard is displayed after a match (Don’t Show, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 seconds)
    • Winner Display Time – The amount of time the Winner UI is displayed (Don’t Show, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 seconds)
    • HUD Type – Choose the optimal heads-up-display for the type of game you created (Default, Creature Elimination, Score)
    • Scoreboard Stat 1-5 – Choose the statistics that are tracked and shown on up to 5 columns on the scoreboard at the end of the match (None, Eliminations, Assists, Knocked Down, Collect Items, Health, Creature Eliminations, Score, Objectives, Time)
      • These statistics will serve as a tie-breaker (in sequential order) in the case that there is a tie under the primary rules of the game
  • The end of game Scoreboard has received a visual makeover to coincide with the new scoreboard options available for creators.
  • Winners are now prompted with new celebration animations, similar to the Victory Screen in Battle Royale.

Bug Fixes

  • You should now be able to see team member names over their heads based on the My Island Options.
  • Fixed an issue where placed trap sounds overlap and were very loud when spawning into a game.
  • Fixed an issue where vehicle destruction sound effects would play loudly when spawning into a game.
  • Fixed an issue where favorite Island codes could not be removed from the Featured Island Code list when using a controller.
  • Fixed an issue where the Fly Up prompt shows ‘Unbound’ in the Tooltip when using a controller.
  • Fixed an issue where the ammo count wasn’t displaying as infinite on weapons when infinite ammo was enabled.

PERFORMANCE

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed various performance and stability issues.

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Bunny Brawler Luna
Make an egg-plosive entrance with this new Soldier!

08BR_BunnyBrawler_Social.jpg

Dashing Hare Ken
Poach the Husks with this new and egg-citing Ninja.

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Beta Storm Test the Limits returns!
    • The number of race gates has increased from 4 to 6.
    • A cinematic has been added to clarify when the race begins.
    • Watch out for the Husks! Prevent them from destroying the gate or you won’t be able to earn a platinum badge during your race.
      • This occurs after earning the Gold Medal.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue which caused BluGlo Siphons to be mislabeled on the map in Refuel the Homebase missions.

UI

  • The Hero Loadout picker panel now has a button callout for “Cancel”.
  • The Hero Loadout “Clear All” button is now available when only a gadget or team perk has been selected.  

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with Hero rewards showing Survivor related descriptions on the XP bar when in the Command tab.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the ‘Manage Player’ panel to show an incorrect banner and power level while in the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the item details panel to have incorrect information when fast switching between inventory screens.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “reward icon” and “earned reward” screens to not update properly when players skip the animation.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the tiles on the mission select screen to not refocus when party members level-up or evolve Heroes and Survivors.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Hero names to flicker when using a controller in the Hero Loadout select screen.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the reset menu to lose functionality when switching to a different Hero while the reset menu is open.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the power level notification to not show up when a new player joins your party.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the player to not see the respawn button prompt when falling off the world.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the looted items notification to have large spaces in the text.

PERFORMANCE

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused players to hitch when accessing the boosts menu during gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to hitch when opening the Armory tab.

HEROES

  • Introducing Bunny Brawler Luna, a new Legendary Soldier!
    • Standard Perk: Eggs-plosive Entrance
      • Shockwave drops 3 egg bombs, which each deal 54 base damage to nearby enemies.
    • Commander Perk: Eggs-plosive Entrance+
      • Shockwave drops 3 egg bombs, which each deal 162 base damage to nearby enemies.
    • Available in the Event Store on April 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • Introducing Dashing Hare Ken, a new Legendary Ninja!
    • Standard Perk: Eggs-termination
      • Kunai Storm throws 3 egg bombs, which each deal 37 base damage to nearby enemies.
    • Commander Perk: Eggs-termination+
      • Kunai Storm throws 3 egg bombs, which each deal 111 base damage to nearby enemies.
    • Available in the Event Store on April 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • The Legendary Soldier Rabbit Raider Jonesy Returns!
    • Standard Perk: Sure Shot
      • Increases Sniper Critical Damage by 75%.
    • Commander Perk: Sure Shot+
      • Increases Sniper Critical Damage by 225%.
    • Available in the Event Store on April 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue where T.E.D.D.Y would not go on cooldown if the ability was interrupted mid-throw.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Easter Egg Launcher
    • Lobs egg mines that explode on contact with enemies. Maximum of 6 eggs active at a time.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from April 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time until April 24 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Broadside trap’s cannonballs weren’t being destroyed by the Super Shielder’s shield.

GAMEPLAY

  • “Auto Equip Better Weapon” now equips based on Power Rating instead of Weapon DPS.

Bug Fixes

  • The Cannonade Launcher has been reclassified as a cannonball weapon, allowing it to get damage buffs from the Avast Mateys perk.

ART + ANIMATION

  • Storm Shield and mission loading screens are now biome based rather than mission based.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a large gap that could be found in some Autumn Cities.

AUDIO

  • Updated the audio when Med Bot revives a downed player.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused the in-game music to continue playing after skipping the victory and defeat cinematics.
  • Reduced volume on the Nailer weapon to be consistent with other weapons.

GENERAL

UI

  • Updated the Main Menu Party Bar in Battle Royale and Creative modes to simply be a list of players who are in your selected voice channel.  
    • Interacting with mouse or controller will perform a “Toggle Mute” on that player.
  • The icon for your selected skin or hero loadout now appears in the top left of the Social Panel.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in Battle Royale and Creative that would sometimes cause your lobby character to not reappear on your pedestal.

SOCIAL

  • Updated lists for Save the World, Battle Royale and in-game Social Panel to more logically identify Party Members before the game starts, and Team Members once in-game.
    • We also display any Party Members that are not in-game with you when applicable.

GAMEPLAY

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed emote hotkeys so they correctly play emotes.

​​​​​​​

KNOWN ISSUES

Want to track the top community issues? Head over to our Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

All Platforms

How to get the Dish Destroyer pickaxe in Fortnite Season 3

Another exclusive pickaxe arrives to Fortnite in Season 3 and it sure looks quite different. Here’s how you can get it.

Published

on

Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite

The Dish Destroyer pickaxe is another free cosmetic you can get in Chapter 3 Season 3 if you haven’t already. Here’s how to get the pickaxe right into your locker.

Fortnite players sure love freebies that the developers give them away each season. From a free Refer-A-Friend skin to a slurpy back bling that you can get upon completing quests, players have faithfully completed every task that Epic has asked them to claim the free reward.

However, over the course of several seasons now, getting these freebies is starting to feel too much work to some players. Epic continues to add away free content, but players are asked to put in the work in order to claim these rewards.

This time around, there’s a new item on the block, The Dish Destroyer Pickaxe, which you can get in Fortnite now by doing a few simple steps. Here’s how you can get it in Season 3.

Get the Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite now

Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now was launched earlier this year when players were able to stream Fortnite on any device if they were a member of the service. This also allowed iOS users to stream the game on their phones despite the Apple vs. Epic lawsuit.

In a recent tweet, Nvidia announced that Fortnite players will be able to redeem a free Dish Destroyer Pickaxe if they stream Fortnite on their GeForce Now enabled devices until August 4, 2022. Players who are members of the exclusive service will only be able to redeem this for free in-game.

However, in another announcement, Epic told its player base that the pickaxe is not exclusive to GeForce Now but will also be available in the Item Shop at a later date. This means that those who aren’t able to redeem the free pickaxe using their GeForce Now memberships will have a chance to buy it using V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

The cost of the pickaxe has not been revealed as of yet as players believe that it will be released once the limited window of August 4 for GeForce Now members have expired. As soon as we get any news on its Item Shop release, we’ll be sure to update this article.


GeForce Now players have had the perks of free rewards ever since the service allowed players to experience the thrill of Fortnite anywhere on their devices. Falling in line is XCloud’s gaming service which has become extremely popular amongst Xbox players.

For more, check out our guide on How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3.

Continue Reading

All Platforms

Fortnite players call on Epic Games to fix Loot Chests bug in Season 3

As the latest Fortnite Season 3 update brought players a No Sweat Summer, it left a weird bug in the game where players are getting empty loot chests. Here’s the latest on that.

Published

on

Loot Chests in Fortnite

Fortnite players have finally given up on the game due to its never-ending glitches and bugs that affect their overall gameplay experience. The latest glitch in the game is teleporting chest loot to a different location, and it’s getting pretty annoying for players.

Player feedback is one of the many things Epic takes very seriously that it aims to fix in every major weekly update or minor hotfixes from time to time. Often there are times when these bugs can get pretty annoying as they affect the overall gameplay experience for the player.

Fortnite players have seen bugs ranging from being stuck under the map or taking fall damage after jumping off a launch pad. From pros to content creators, each one of them took to social media to call on the developers to “fix the game”.

However, a recent update, v21.30, left a bug that has tested the patience of every Fortnite player active this season – potentially the most annoying Fortnite bug of all time. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Fortnite bug teleports chests loots to other locations

A strange Fortnite bug that is going viral right now on social media is the Loot Chests bug. It all began when Epic added the update v21.30 and introduced players to this year’s summer event, No Sweat Summer.

The update also saw the addition of Prime Shotgun which is considered to be the best shotgun in Chapter 3. While all the additions are fascinating and exciting to the players, the bug the update left in the game is still haunting players who are failing to win a game like they used to.

The bug, as shown in the clip above, teleports the chest loot to a nearby location outside if a player opens a chest box inside a building. This is pretty annoying as it doesn’t let the player farm loot fast as they usually would while landing on a hot drop.

Players have already started uploading their clips of the loot chest bug and are calling out the game to come out and fix this issue. This bug also creates double the work for those players who like to play a fast-paced Battle Royale match.

Joining in the conversation are a few FNCS players who feel that this bug might cost them several games where they would end up losing on a major competitive level. The entire community has joined hands together to ask the developers to fix the game at the earliest.

While Fortnite has not addressed this issue on their social media handles or on the Trello board could also mean that players in higher ping regions might be the only ones experiencing the bug. However, the player base is still keeping their hopes high to get these issues fixed as soon as possible.


As bugs and glitches continue to add to several issues Fortnite is filled with, events like No Sweat Summer keep the community excited for more in-game content and freebies that they can get. The challenges for No Sweat Summer are live in-game now and players can redeem their share of rewards upon completing them.

For more, check out our article on Fortnite introducing the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30.

Continue Reading

All Platforms

Fortnite introduces the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30

Prime Shotgun is the latest game breaking weapon that has been added to Fortnite in v21.30. Here’s all about the new shotgun.

Published

on

Prime Shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun is another addition to Fortnite this season in terms of weaponry that has been added to the game. Here is all about the latest shotgun that was introduced in v21.30 and what players think of it.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been a joyride for both OG and new players alike. The new mechanics, the reality bloom spreading everywhere, and the addition of new weapons to the game have kept the community satisfied so far.

However, during the beginning of Chapter 3, the shotgun meta was deemed to be the worst shotguns the game had added to the game. The Striker Pump, Ranger, and Auto Shotguns were weapons that players had deemed incompetent to other shotguns in Fortnite.

Read More: Fortnite Indiana Jones quests: How to find the secret door in Shuffled Shrines

Much so, even the newly released Two Shot Shotgun couldn’t impress the players with its faster fire rate and damage. So, Epic decided to throw a new shotgun into the mix to seek player reactions and improve the messed-up shotguns in-game.

Prime Shotgun is the new community favorite shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun was added in the latest update v21.30 to the unvaulted weapons arsenal in Fortnite. The shotguns were the second one introduced to the player base apart from the Two-Shot shotgun.

Read More: Fortnite leaks confirm Beerus, Goku, and Vegeta skins for Dragon Ball Z crossover in Chapter 3

It holds 4 bullets in a clip and promises heavy damage on the first shot fired from a fully loaded clip. The 3 shots that follow inflict lower damage than that of the first one.

When a player reloads the shotgun, 3 blue dots appear on the gun with the red dot being the first shot being loaded. This brings back the memories of the infamous “One Shot Meta” from the OG days when the community used to perform using a Pump Shotgun.

Pros like NickEh30 sang high praise of the Prime Shotgun as the weapon contains elements of the OG pump in terms of range, accuracy, and firepower. Other pros like SypherPK & Ninja also commented their thoughts on the gun which were highly positive.

Read More: Combat SMG removed from Fortnite in v21.20 and replaced with new Charge SMG

With the recent Fortnite update, leaks have also been floating around about the No Sweat Summer and Ice Cream cone consumables that the player base can see in-game in the coming days. However, an official announcement has been made about the same on the official blog website of Fortnite.

Continue Reading