Fortnite adds Spiky Stadium and Port-a-Fortress consumables – v5.41 patch notes

By James Billcliffe, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:51 GMT

Tired of other players building way too fast and shotgunning you into oblivion in the endgame? Well the new Fortnite consumables are for you! As part of the v5.41 patch, Fortnite now has the Spiky Stadium and Port-a-Fortress.

Spiky Stadium:

Remember when the Port-a-Fort seemed big? When you use the Spiky Stadium while the Playground mode is active, it creates a giant stadium with a pitch, stands and tons of bouncers and spike traps so that you and a squad of friends can play your own mini-games. It’s only available in Playground though, so a good time can be had by all without the pressure of other players hunting you down.

You can find the Spiky Stadium in Red Supply Drops, which also give you Impulse Grenades to aid in your mini-games.

The stadium is 7-by-11 big, so you’ll want to use it somewhere open.

Port-a-Fortress:

The main competitive Battle Royale mode is also getting a huge new structure today: the Port-a-Fortress. You can see just how huge in the video below.

They’re a Legendary rarity item, and you can get them out of Vending Machines, Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas. Port-a-Fortresses also come equipped with Bouncers on top, so you can take the fight to enemies with smaller structures.

Save the World:

Save the World mode players not only have a new set of Horde Challenges to look forward to this week, but a brand new weapon as well. The Flintlock Launcher fires bouncing cannonballs which both damage and knock Husks backwards – great for crowd control.

Fortnite v5.41 patch notes:

GENERAL

PERFORMANCE

  • CPU optimization for Xbox One (optimized memory copy operations). This is expected to improve performance.
  • Optimized file layout on Xbox One to improve streaming performance. This should reduce instances of buildings rendering in late.

BATTLE ROYALE

LIMITED TIME MODE: SOARING SOLOS
Summary

  • Classic Battle Royale with gliders that can be re-deployed by pressing Jump when falling from large heights.

PLAYGROUND
We’ve introduced a new consumable to the Playground LTM that will allow you to spawn an entire Spiky Stadium. We were inspired by the amazing things you’ve been making within Playground, and cannot wait to see what you create as we continue to build out the future of creative mode in Fortnite.

Limited Time Item: Spiky Stadium

  • Present in Playground only, found in red Supply Drops (along with a ton of impulse grenades).
  • Builds a 7×11 sized stadium full of Damage Traps and Bouncers.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Port-a-Fortress
  • It’s huge!
  • Builds instantly.
  • Includes built-in Bouncers for an easy exit.
  • Legendary Rarity.
  • Found in Vending Machines, chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where there was a slight delay when consuming multiple Small Shield Potions.
  • The Grappler will no longer result in an inability to change equipment.

GAMEPLAY

  • Reduced the edit button hold timing when using a controller.
  • Old School from 0.25s to 0.2s.
  • Quick Builder from 0.25s to 0.2s.
  • Combat Pro from 0.25s to 0.2s.
  • Builder Pro from 0.25s to 0.15s.
  • The Storm wall no longer destroys structures during the last few circles of the match.

AUDIO
Bug Fixes

  • Reload audio for the Double Barrel Shotgun no longer plays twice.

UI
Unsupported characters within in-game names will now show up as �, rather than the fallback debugging font glyph that was previously used. Loading the fallback font was causing long hitches for clients, so we’ve disabled it.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing the reticle to not appear until after you’ve switched weapons.
  • Added new generic icons to represent console and desktop platforms for cross-platform play.

ART + ANIMATION

  • Added edge glow to wall bounce pads, only visible from the reverse side. This is to help players recognize when a wall bounce pad is on the opposite side of a ledge in front of them.

Bug Fixes

  • CUBE visual effects will no longer get stuck after a player has left the area.
  • The Grill Sergeant Outfit will now render properly in-game.
  • This fixes the issue where players were seeing a floating head and pickaxe.

SAVE THE WORLD

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

Weekly Horde Challenge 7

  • This week, deploy your fort against hordes of enemies who are immune to crowd control effects. Stuns, knockbacks and slowing fields won’t help you this time!
  • Earn 1500 Gold for the first-time completion.
  • This challenge is repeatable for Event Tickets.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing players from being able to complete Storm Shield Defense side missions.

HEROES
Bug Fixes

  • The Keen Eyes ability now properly highlights nearby loot.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Bowler Flintlock Launcher added to the Weekly Store.
  • Fires cannon balls that damage and knockback groups of enemies.
  • The cannon balls can bounce before exploding, damaging nearby enemies with each bounce.
  • Available Wednesday, September 19 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM ET.

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