Fortnite patch 1.9.1 goes live today: adds 4K support on Xbox One X, smoke grenades, 9 new weapons, leader boards, more

By Matt Martin
29 November 2017 08:56 GMT

Fortnite’s patch 1.9.1 arrives today and adds a shitload of new weapons, new modes, leader boards and support for 4K on Xbox One X.

There are nine new weapons in total; the Pulsar assault rifle, Burster 3-shot pistol, Blazer machine pistol, Disintegrator shotgun, Jolter sniper rifle, Blaster scoped pistol, Slammer rocket hammer, Sever energy axe and Slicer energy sword.

Support for Xbox One X arrives and according to the developer “pushes the game’s visual settings comparable to what you’d see on a PC set to Epic quality.”

Leader boards are now a thing charting Global Wins and Score, and you’ll also be able to pick up and toss smoke grenades.


Here’s the full list of changes.

Fortnite patch notes 1.9.1


  • Duo Playlist: Medium Ammo stack increased from 10 to14.
  • Squad Playlist: Medium Ammo stack increased from 10 to 18.
  • These changes now apply to medium ammo stacks that are found outside of crates and ammo cans.
  • The original Rocket Launcher has replaced the Pumpkin Launcher.
  • Due to overwhelming popular demand, we have modified the normal Rocket Launcher to support rocket riding.
  • The “Outlive” Daily Challenge will no longer count members of your own team.

Bug Fixes

  • Players no longer take fall damage when jumping onto a Launch Pad from high elevations.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the incorrect animation to play when bouncing on consecutive Launch Pads.
  • Fixed the firing and reloading animations for the new Silenced SMG.
  • Fixed an issue which caused players to take fall damage when getting knocked out of skydive mode (after using a Launch Pad).
  • Fixed an incorrect animation that would play when being eliminated while using a Launch Pad.


  • Players will now receive a pop-up confirmation before leaving a match if they accept an invite from a teammate that left the same match.
  • Updated “Gamepad” to “Wireless Controller” and “Controller” in the menus.
  • Daily challenges no longer automatically collect when accepting an invite.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a few localization issues in the Season Shop.
  • Rich presence is now properly localized in all languages on all platforms.
  • Changing an item in your locker while servers are down will no longer soft-lock the game client.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented players from navigating the locker tab after they canceled a submenu.


  • Environmental bush locations have been changed across the world.
  • Bushes will no longer be in different locations on different platforms.


  • Reduced hitching by pre-loading additional assets during the loading screen instead of mid-game.


  • The “Invite” button on the “Party Finder” may only be pressed once per 2 seconds to prevent accidental friend invite spam.


  • Fortnite now supports Xbox One X in 4K!
  • Fortnite on Xbox One X pushes the game’s visual settings comparable to what you’d see on a PC set to “Epic” quality.
  • This includes better-quality reflections (including screen space reflections being enabled); higher quality post processes like motion blur, anti-aliasing, and depth of field; great draw distances; more detailed foliage; shadow casting enabled on more lights and objects; and higher resolution textures and shadows.
  • Content is rendered at 80% of 4K and then upsampled to 4K via a high-quality software upsampler. The HUD is rendered in 4K.
  • Removed the black artifacts that appear while sprinting on Xbox One.
  • Fixed an Xbox One only issue which prevented players from logging in if they signed out and quickly signed back into their Xbox One live account in-game.

PlayStation 4

  • If a friend fails to join the party, they will no longer appear to be in party via the PS4 profile and friend’s status.


Mutant Storms

  • The Fortnitemares event has ended and Mutant Storms have returned!
  • For every 500 unspent Halloween tickets you will receive a Halloween llama, available in the loot tab.
  • Fight the storm and earn tickets from missions up to 10 times per day.
  • New Event Quests specific to Mutant Storms have been added.

Vindertech Weapons

  • Pulsar – Accurate burst assault rifle.
  • Burster – Pistol that fires powerful 3-shot bursts.
  • Blazer – Rapid-fire machine pistol.
  • Disintegrator – Shotgun that fires balls of plasma.
  • Jolter – Energy sniper rifle.
  • Blaster – Powerful scoped heavy pistol.
  • Slammer – High-speed rocket hammer.
  • Sever – Light energy axe with a fast attack speed.
  • Slicer – Medium energy sword.
  • Players can loot these weapons from event quests and event llamas.
  • The amount of Storm Tickets given out by Mutant Storms will now be consistent across all hexes of the same difficulty level.
  • Updated the Zapper pistol projectile to no longer inherit the velocity of the character wielding it.
  • This weapon is now more reliable and accurate.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue which caused some of green hexes to not award XP.


  • Updated Rocket Hammer descriptions to be consistent across all rarities and tiers.
  • Improved controller navigation in the Options menu.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue which caused the Ninja icons to be tiny.


  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when closing the game.

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