Fortnite V4.4 Content Update Patch Notes: Stink Bombs, 8-Bit Demo, Final Fight Limited Time Mode

By James Billcliffe, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:01 GMT

The Fortnite downtime has finished and, as with seemingly every week, there’s some fresh new content to enjoy. The V4.4 Content Update is small, but brings a couple of cool additions to the game, as well as some useful bug fixes.

Fortnite Stink Bomb:

First up is the Stink bomb that was announced yesterday. When you throw one it releases a poisonous cloud that slowly damages everyone inside. It’ll be fun to see how these interact with the new thermal assault rifle, since you’ll be able to see people through the cloud who might not be able to see out.

Fortnite 8-Bit Demo Skin:

Joining the Stink Bombs in this V4.4 Content Update is a cool new skin: 8-Bit Demo. Completed with retro controller cap and pixelated Back Bling, the 8-Bit Demo skin is a fun nod to classic gaming heroes.

The official description of the skin is as follows:

“Build it up or tear it down with the new 8-Bit Demo. Grab it in the Event Store and make a bang.”

LIMITED TIME MODE: FINAL FIGHT – TEAMS OF 20:

This week’s Limited Time Mode is a fun one, where teams of 20 players battle in larger storm circles until there’s a winner. If the time runs out, then the team with more players wins – or if it’s even you tie.

Fortnite V4.4 Content Update Patch Notes:

GENERAL

  • Bug Fixes

Fixed several issues with Discord integration and improved the information displayed when in a Battle Royale or Save the World game.

KNOWN ISSUES

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

BATTLE ROYALE

GENERAL

  • LIMITED TIME MODE: FINAL FIGHT: TEAMS OF 20

Survive the countdown! The Storm Circles give players more room to hunt down opponents. The final circle triggers a countdown timer; when the time is up, the team with the most players remaining wins. In this LTM, teams can tie for the Victory Royale!

Mode Details

Final Fight plays similar to standard Battle Royale, but instead of the Storm circles closing all the way, the Storm stops after the 3rd circle.
When the circles have finished closing in, the final countdown timer will begin.
The remaining teams will battle it out until the timer expires.
The team with the most players remaining at the end of the timer wins!
In the event of a tie, the two (or more) teams tied for the lead win the match.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

Stink Bomb added.
Creates a stinky cloud that deals 5 damage every half-second within the cloud.
9-second duration.
Epic rarity.
Can be found from floor loot, chests, and Vending Machines.
Loot in stacks of 3 with a maximum stack of 5.
Increased the reload time of the Rocket Launcher based on rarity.
Rare from 2.3 seconds to 2.8.
Epic from 2.185 seconds to 2.66.
Legendary from 2.07 to 2.52.
The maximum number of unloaded Rocket Ammo that can be held has been changed to 12.

  • Bug Fixes

Enemy built structures are no longer lit up by the thermal scope.
Cozy Campfires are now lit by the thermal scope.

GAMEPLAY

  • Bug Fixes

Back Bling no longer appears detached from players at a distance.
Fixed the two intersecting busses on the starting island.

PERFORMANCE
Fixed performance issues on Switch related to frequently called time functions during gameplay (especially when skydiving).
Level streaming optimization to smooth out some hitches during skydiving on Switch.

AUDIO

  • Bug Fixes

The music for the Fresh emote has been re-added.
Fixed attenuation of Supply Drop opening sound so it doesn’t sound like it’s right next to players even if it’s opened far away.
The Clinger explosion sound now plays properly if detonated directly next to you on iOS/Switch platforms.

UI
Added the “Net Debug Stats” HUD UI option for Xbox.

  • Bug Fixes

Fixed a crash that could happen after buying items in the Item Shop.
When using styleable outfits, your last saved version will always appear in the locker preview.

SAVE THE WORLD

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue which could block progression where the Chrome Husky would no longer spawn if the Magnets! quest was completed. Players who were blocked will now be unblocked with this fix.

HEROES
New Constructor Demolitionist: 8-Bit Demo added to the Event Store.
Available Wednesday, June 20 at 8pm ET.

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