Fortnite V3.3: supply llamas, remote explosives and new Blitz mode

By Matt Martin, Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:13 GMT

This week’s Fortnite V3.3 update brings supply llamas, remote explosives and a new Limited Time Mode.

Supply llamas can be found anywhere on the map, and act much the same as Treasure Chests and ammo boxes.

Inside there’s a chance you’ll find the new remote explosives, which can also be found in Treasure chests, floor loot and supply drops.

Today’s update also adds Week 4 challenges, requiring you to search between a truck tower and a circle of hedges, as well as finding ice cream trucks.

Remote explosives are Rare drops, and come in stacks of four. You’re able to carry a maximum of 10 at any one time.

Watch them in action below:

A new Limited Time Mode has been added to Fortnite but it won’t kick off until March 19.

Blitz LTM is designed for faster matches, with the storm circle already shrinking at the start of the match. That means there’s a match length of 15 minutes maximum. You’d better get moving.

Save the World players get St. Patrick’s Day themed content with the Luck of the Storm questline and the Shamrock Reclaimer Outlander outfits.

Fortnite V3.3 Battle Royale patch notes

  • WEAPONS + ITEMS
  • Remote Explosives added.
  • Rare rarity.
  • Found in Supply Llamas, Treasure Chests, Floor Loot or Supply Drops.
  • Stacks of 4 (Max of 10).
  • Smoke Grenade has been vaulted.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Updated the ‘No Scope Hunting Rifle’ name to simply be ‘Hunting Rifle’.
  • Fixed missing environmental impact FX on Hunting Rifle projectiles.
  • GAMEPLAY
  • Limited Time Mode: Blitz
  • *NOTE: This mode will be enabled on 3/19.
  • Blitz has much shorter storm times resulting in faster & more intense matches!
  • Maximum match length is 15 minutes.
  • The match will start with the storm circle already closing in over the island.
  • Adjustments to loot availability:
  • Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70% to 80-90%.
  • Increased chances of ammo boxes spawning from 65-80% to 85-95%.
  • Floor Loot spawns nearly 100% of the time.
  • Supply Drop spawn interval lessened from 180s (+/- 30s) to 80s (+/- 20s).
  • Supply Drop descent time shortened from 60s to 30s.
  • Launchpad spawn likelihood greatly increased.
  • Harvesting resources doubled.
  • Resources found in loot increased from 30 to 100.
  • Treasure chest health increased from 200 to 500.
  • Ammo box health increased from 120 to 250.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue causing the unintentional rotation of stairs.
  • Fixed an issue causing an eliminated player’s collision to stick around temporarily, making it difficult to pick-up their dropped items.
  • UI
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the News window not displaying once you select Battle Royale.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes made characters appear with the wrong orientation when previewing items in the front end menu.
  • ART/ANIMATION
  • Updated the circular bullet impact FX so that they help indicate the direction the shot came from.
  • AUDIO
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed gunshot sound stuttering that would occur when firing an automatic weapon at low ammo counts.
  • Fixed issue that caused gunfire and other sounds to play at louder volume than usual.
  • PERFORMANCE
  • Optimized shield effects on players to improve overall frame rate.

Fortnite V3.3 Save the World patch notes

  • Next chapter of Spring it On! unlocks – ‘Luck of the Storm’.
  • Battle lucky Husks, uncover treacherous treasures, track mythical spokescreatures, and brave springtime storm shenanigans!
  • Quest rewards include an Epic Leprechaun Survivor + your choice of one of three Legendary St. Patrick’s themed Heroes:
  • Luck Demolisher Wildcat
  • Highland Warrior Wildcat
  • Battle Hound Jonesy
  • Rebalanced Stat Caps.
  • Party shared F.O.R.T. stat caps have been reverted to their old balance relative to the personal F.O.R.T. stat caps.
  • One high-level friend can share enough F.O.R.T. stats to boost your duo to the 4-player balance point, if they are far enough above your level.
  • F.O.R.T. stat caps in Stonewood have been reverted to the end-of-zone threshold.
  • F.O.R.T. stat caps have increased across the other three locations.
  • They begin being offset upwards in mid-Plankerton, and this offset increases at higher difficulties.
  • These caps are now at or above the caps present at launch:
  • In the top 2 difficulties of Plankerton.
  • In the top 3 difficulties of Canny Valley.
  • In the top 4 difficulties of Twine Peaks.
  • Weapon level caps have been increased to match character level caps.
  • Increased starting cap from 12 to 20.
  • Caps increase in increments of 10 until they reach 50.
  • The points where Weapon and Character level caps increase has been moved a few difficulties earlier.
  • Set base Weapon Skill to 50 for all heroes.
  • This allows low-level players to effectively use high-level guns while playing in high-level areas.
  • As a result of this change the Weapon Skill skill tree nodes no longer function. We will replace or remove these nodes in a future patch.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Stat caps for Storm Shield Defenses were lower than intended and have been raised to their intended levels (equivalent to end-of-zone missions).
  • WEAPONS + ITEMS
  • Critical Chance weapon and trap perks increased from 11.5% / 16.5% / 21% to 14% / 21% / 28%.
  • This reverts the change made to Critical Chance in the v3.2 patch.
  • HEROES
  • Shamrock Reclaimer Outlander is available in the Event Store.
  • Bug Fixes
  • The Outlander subclass Flash now unlocks Loot Llama at level 1 and ‘Phase Shift’ at level 2.
  • Fixed issue stopping Flash Eagle Eye and Flash A.C.’s abilities and traps from scaling with Tech.
  • Fixed issue stopping Flash Eagle Eye and Flash A.C. from interacting with Fragments at level 1.
  • The Speed Boost Pad no longer grants Utility for every activation.
  • AUDIO
  • Added sound for adding item to storage locker.
  • Added sounds for clicking items in the Collection Book.

Anyone waiting for Jetpacks is going to have top be patient. Speaking in the latest development update, Williamson suggested that the teased jetpacks are some way off while Epic works to get the implementation of them right.

“We identified some issues with it and we wanted to make sure those were all sorted out before we release it,” said Williamson.

“In the meantime we’ll have some new things coming soon.”

As well as the addition of llamas this week, Fortnite V3.3 will remove smoke grenades from the game entirely as they just aren’t getting much use in play.

Things continue to heat up for Fortnite. Over the weekend, both Microsoft and Epic said they would like to see cross-platform play between PS4 and Xbox One. Those are about the only two platforms that can’t currently play together, with PC, mobile and consoles all able to share players from today and rolling out over the next couple of months.

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