Epic have just released their V.1.11 patch, including the beginning of Season 2 for Fortnite Battle Royale and the new Battle Pass! In addition, we have “The Fortnite Guide to Holiday Survival” Winter Event for Save the World, featuring global inventory, a new questline, holiday heroes, weapons, and an event currency store (hype!).

SEASON 2 BATTLE PASS – FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE

The TL;DR is … buy the Battle Pass to get cosmetic loot now. Play to level up your Battle Pass, unlocking 65+ rewards by the end of the season. (It typically takes 75 to 150 hours of play to get everything.) Season 2 begins on Dec. 14 and ends on Feb 20.

SAVE THE WORLD – THE FORTNITE GUIDE TO HOLIDAY SURVIVAL

Event Store
A new store with items you can purchase using in-game currency!

Play any mission and earn Seasonal Gold. Use this currency to snag some seasonal items or see what the weekly section has to offer. Items rotate weekly.

Access Your Inventory from Everywhere!
Manage all your storage with our new global inventory. You can now access your inventory from the menu without having to load into a mission!

BATTLE ROYALE – V.1.11 PATCH NOTES

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Season 2 of Battle Royale begins Dec. 14!
    • Season store is replaced with the Season 2 Battle Pass.
  • Get in the Holiday Spirit!
    • The update includes the limited-time Snowball Grenade Launcher, a festive Battle Bus, and other gifts waiting for you around the island.
  • Express Yourself!
    • Emotes and emoticons can be earned as rewards via the Battle Pass or can be purchased in the Shop.
    • Equip up to 6 and trigger them in game with B (keyboard) or Down on the D-Pad (controller).

GAMEPLAY

  • Compete in solos or with friends to complete the two new Daily Quests.
    • Top 50 Solo
    • Top 12 Squad
  • Updated a few Daily Quests:
    • “Search Chests” changed from 5 to 7
    • “Search Ammo Boxes” changed from 10 to 7
    • “Pistol Eliminations” changed from 3 to 2
    • Anyone already on these quests will have their progress reset.
  • Added support for 21:9 displays and any other ultrawide resolutions.
  • Added animations for sliding down cliff sides.
  • Added animations to turn head to reticle while sprinting diagonally.
  • The “Combat Pro” controller configuration will now be the default configuration for new players.
    • No change has been made to existing users.
  • Soccer and Basketballs now have smoother movement. How long can you keep the ball in play?

WEAPONS

  • When throwing grenades, a trajectory will now be visible that previews the arc the grenade will follow.
  • Renamed some weapons for consistency.
    • “Assault Rifle (Scope)” is now “Assault Rifle with Scope”.
    • “Assault Rifle (Burst)” is now “Burst Assault Rifle”.
    • “Submachine Gun (Suppressor)” is now “Suppressed Submachine Gun”.
  • Legendary assault rifle drop rate decreased by 25% in floor loot and chests. Drop rate from Supply Drops will be unchanged.
  • Reduced pump shotgun shot queueing time.
    • Reduced from 0.4 to 0.2 seconds. (It is now the same as all other weapons.)
    • This will reduce the chance that players will misfire the weapon.
  • Updated the icon for the standard grenade.

UI

  • Improved the game mode selection flow and UI.
    • This should make it much easier to select a game mode with a controller.
  • When opening your inventory, the mouse cursor will now always appear in the center of the screen on PC and Mac.
  • The Code of Conduct is now displayed directly in the game UI, rather than opening an external page.
  • The Inspect button for Battle Royale Daily Challenges has been moved to the bottom bar.

SAVE THE WORLD – SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS

HIGHLIGHTS

The Fortnite Guide to Holiday Survival is here!

  • Holiday Survival Event
    • Help Ray bring the holiday spirit to everyone in the husk-ridden world in this new event questline.
    • Earn an avalanche of Snowflake Tickets by participating in the event.
    • Players will receive Mission Alert updates for the duration of the holiday event!
    • Holiday Survival Llamas are available for purchase (1000 Snowflake Tickets.)
    • Be on the lookout for secret holiday-themed activities!
  • With the end of the Mutant Storms event, every 1,000 unspent Storm Tickets will be converted to a storm llama that will be available in their loot tab. All other unspent tickets will be lost after this event is over.
  • Mini-Boss
    • These are super-tough versions of the Husk, Husky, and Smasher that have up to four randomized gameplay modifiers attached.
    • Mini-Bosses can appear in many different mission types, indicated by new Mini-Boss Mission Alerts that appear on the theater map.
      • These new Mission Alerts reward event tickets and up to 10 can be completed each day.
      • Note that while Mutant Storms are also present on the map to provide evolution materials, these do not reward event tickets.
    • Mini-Bosses will also appear in the updated Survival mode, detailed below.
    • There is a new repeatable quest that gives Seasonal Gold each time you manage to take out a Mini-Boss in a successful mission.
    • Look for this feature to expand in the future!
  • Survive the Storm
    • We have listened to player feedback and present to you the improved Survive the Storm mode:
      • New Winter survival map, with festive trees, snow and a mountain vista.
      • Players now have the ability to skip the day by voting.
      • There are now two versions of Survival: 3-day and 7-day.
        • No voting to extend, just show up prepared to fight!
      • New generators
        • Vindertech upgraded the traditional generators. They are more resilient but cannot be fixed in the field.
        • Generator placement spots differ from game to game.
      • New enemies
        • Expect a Mini-Boss to drop in the fight on days 3 and 7.
      • Adjusted and rebalanced difficulty, resourcing and rewards.
    • 3-day and 7-day Survival Mission Alerts award Snowflake Tickets (scaled by difficulty.)
    • 3-day Survival Mission Alerts
      • Every day, the first three missions grant bonus loot.
    • 7-day Survival Mission Alerts
      • Every day your first mission win grants bonus loot.
    • Snowflake Tickets can continue to be earned during Survival Mode after the Mission Alert quota has been reached but at a much smaller rate.
    • Grab yourself a stocking stuffer! Holiday Survival Banners can be earned by completing Survive the Storm event quests.

Holiday Heroes

  • Four new hero builds are in town for the holiday event.
  • Sarah Claus: Alchemist – Gradually regenerates health through melee combat while wearing down enemies with corrosion.
  • Blitzen BASE Kyle: Warden – Heals himself during melee combat, has Hardware weapon boosts, and has a BASE that regenerates the health of allies who stand inside it.
  • Snow Stalker Jonesy: Demolisher – Specializes in fighting crowds of enemies with explosive shells and grenades that regenerate more quickly in combat.
  • Fragment Flurry Jess: Reclaimer – Fragment specialist with an energy beam equipped TEDDY who can charge their abilities by defeating enemies in combat.
  • In addition to finding these heroes in Holiday Survival Llamas:
    • Legendary Sarah Claus is available in the Event Store.
    • Epic Jonesy, Epic Jess, and Legendary Kyle are available via quests.

Wintery Weapons

  • Ralphie’s Revenge – A low-damage sniper rifle with a MASSIVE headshot multiplier. Remember to wear eye protection!
    • Available in the Event Store.
  • Frostbite – A wintery sniper rifle that deals Water damage and gets a damage bonus after headshot streaks.
    • Earned by completing Survival mission quests.
  • Snowball Launcher – Fires snowballs that damage and snare groups of enemies.
    • Winter storyline quest reward.

  • In addition to that, we’re also introducing the Vacuum Tube Weapon Set!
    • These electrified weapons use energy cell ammo and deal Nature damage.
    • Sniper Rifle – Fires a long-range high-damage continuous beam of lightning.
    • Auto Pistol – A shorter-range lightning beam pistol.
    • Revolver – Fires powerful zaps of lightning that damage and stun foes.
    • Assault Rifle – A semi-auto rifle with a good amount of impact that stuns enemies.
    • Shotgun – Discharges 3 quick short-range bursts of lightning.
    • Axe, Sword, and Spear – Heavy electrified melee weapons that stun enemies rather than knocking them back.
    • Ball Lightning Launcher – Fires 3 balls of lightning that damage and stun enemies in a large radius.
    • All of these weapons are available in the Holiday Survival Llama.
  • Hero Rarity Upgrades
    • Hero upgrading allows you to upgrade your Hero cards to higher rarities!
      • Players may notice an outfit change when upgrading Hero rarities.
    • A new type of resource called “Flux” is used to upgrade the rarity of heroes. It can be purchased from the Event Store.

GAMEPLAY

Access Your Backpack and Storage before loading into the world!

  • Players can now view and interact with their Backpack and Storm Shield Storage via the Armory screen before entering the world!
  • Use the Backpack screen to equip weapons and recycle world items.
  • Use the Storage screen to transfer items between backpack and storage.
  • No more guessing where those quest rewards landed – new item notifications will lead you to them.
  • Crafting in the frontend backpack is coming soon!
  • You can now complete up to four Mutant Storms per day for rewards.
  • The Collection Book now offers rewards up to level 350.

HEROES

  • Raider Nomad – A new shotgun focused soldier hero. Get to level 100 in the collection book to unlock him.

Outlander Fragments

  • Outlanders now start with the ability to hold one Charge Fragment, down from two.
  • However, both TEDDY and Shock Tower now increase this Fragment capacity by one.
  • As a result Outlanders with one Fragment ability have the same capacity as before (two) while Outlanders with both TEDDY and Shock Tower can carry one extra (three).

HERO RARITY UPGRADE

  • The 2-Star Hero Evolution nodes (located in the Tier 1 skill tree page) have been updated to also include Hero Upgrades for that class. For example:
    • The ‘Unlock 2-Star Constructor Evolution’ node has now become the ‘Unlock 2-Star Constructor Evolution & Constructor Promotions’ node.
    • If you already owned one of these nodes, then you have also been granted the ability to promote that class of hero.
  • Added Tutorial Quest for upgrading a Hero’s rarity.
    • Granted after the Supply Run Quest in Stonewood has been completed.

MISSIONS

  • Quest Items now drop from props or enemies no matter who destroys them.
  • Storm Chest duration timer now starts when the first enemy spawns, this is fairer as it sometimes takes a couple of seconds to spawn enemies.
  • Drone Salvage mission now gives 15 more seconds to reach the site and build defenses before it crashes.
  • Drone Salvage mission now gives tiered mechanical crafting ingredients in addition to its previous rewards.
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