Fortnite v8.11 update adds Flint-Knock Pistol, One Shot LTM and Blackheart Cup event

By Lauren Aitken
20 March 2019 09:05 GMT

The v8.11 update for Fortnite is here, so let’s take a look at what’s changed this week.

The Flint-Knock Pistol has been added to Battle Royale and Creative and it packs a real punch. Both the shooter and your target, if they’re close enough, will experience a knockback with this weapon, though shooting while crouching will mitigate this.

One Shot is your LTM this week, set in a Low Gravity environment where every player has 50 health and the only items are snipers and bandages. Time your shots and aim high!

The Gauntlet Solo and Duo test events have been extended and will run from March 19 – 23 and March 23 – 26 respectively. A new Tournament, Blackheart Cup, will run on March 23 – 24 and has a $100,000 cash prize.

To take part in Gauntlet, you now need a minimum account level of 15.

Black Grass Island has been added to Creative, and Battle Hound Jonesy has been added to Save the World. He has a Rucksack perk that lets you hold more Grenades, as well as having a new weapon, Sir Lancelot.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Weapons and items

  • Flint-Knock Pistol
  • Available in Common and Uncommon Rarities.
  • Found from Floor Loot.
  • Knocks back the shooter. Can also knock back the target if they’re close enough.
  • The closer you are to the target, the farther they get knocked away.
  • The shooter can crouch to prevent the knockback.
  • Close range damage: 86/90
  • Significant damage falloff.
  • Must reload after each shot.
  • 3 second reload time.
  • Uses Heavy Ammo.
  • Unvaulted the Impulse Grenade
  • Impulse strength against vehicles has been increased by 344%
  • Increased the impulse strength of explosive weapons against vehicles by 233%
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Increased base damage from 24/23 to 27/26
  • Reduced the spawn rate of the Baller from 100% to 50%

LTM: One Shot

  • Gravity is set lower than normal.
  • The Storm wait time has been greatly reduced in all phases of the game.
  • The only weapons in this mode are Hunting Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Semi-Auto Snipers and Bounce Pads have been removed from the Vault in this mode.
  • Players will spawn with 50 health, and can only heal if they find Bandages.


  • Tournament Update: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
  • Added two additional extended sessions, which will run 24 hours a day.
  • 3/19/2019 00:00 UTC until 3/23/2019 00:00 UTC
  • 3/23/2019 00:00 UTC until 3/26/2019 00:00 UTC
  • New Tournament: Blackheart Cup (March 23rd & 24th) [$100,000 in Cash Prizes!]
  • Participation in this event requires players to have placed in the Top 3% (global) of any Gauntlet Test Event session prior to the start of the tournament.
  • The prize pool will be distributed across all server regions, with official rules and details released later this week.
  • Format:
  • March 23rd – Round One: All Eligible Players
  • March 24th – Round Two: Top 3000 Players from Round One
  • Participating in tournaments and the Gauntlet Test now requires a minimum account level of 15. The requirement was previously at level 10.


  • Fixed an issue that caused The Baller’s tow-hook “release” sound to trigger twice each time.


  • The new style for the Whiteout Outfit can now be selected.
  • Event leaderboards no longer display everyone as being at rank #0.

Art and animation

  • Adjusted lighting.
  • Increased lighting contrast in areas of shadow.
  • Increased color vibrancy.


  • Fixed an issue where full-screen support was not working on Samsung S10 devices.
  • Fixed an issue preventing in-game surveys from appearing on mobile devices.
  • These random surveys were added in the v8.10 update but were not appearing on mobile devices. Be sure to leave us your feedback if you receive one after a match.
  • Fixed various mobile stability related issues.
  • We’ll be monitoring their impact and continue investigating any additional issues. Let us know what you’re experiencing on our social channels.

Fortnite Creative


  • Black Glass Island
  • Fixed an issue where grenades were thrown from outside the save volume of islands, toward the island, would apply grenade effects (eg. knockback, chiller effects) to other players and vehicles.

Creative tools and phone

  • Fixed an issue where some objects had become un-targetable with the Phone, such as Llamas and Vehicles. Those now react correctly when targeted by the Phone.


  • Fixed an issue where a Sentry would occasionally not cause damage to players.


  • Made stability improvements around ending and leaving games in Creative Mode.

Fortnite Save the world


  • Greatly optimized bandwidth usage by eliminating transport of redundant information, particularly around inventory and ability updates.
  • This should reduce networking-related hitching and de-sync issues, especially during combat.


  • Battle Hound Jonesy (Returning)
  • Standard Perk: Rucksack
  • Increases Frag Grenade maximum charges by 1
  • Commander Perk: Rucksack+
  • Increases Frag Grenade maximum charges by 4.
  • Available in the Weekly Store from March 20 at 8 PM Eastern Time to March 27 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
  • Updated Hiro’s head model to the correct version
  • We will be marking Hiro eligible for reset due to this change.

Weapons and items

  • Sir Lancelot Spear will be available in the Weekly Store
  • A spear using a new set of long-range, narrow thrusting attacks.
  • Heavy Attack: Joust – Charge forward, damaging and knocking back smaller enemies in your way.
  • Available in the Weekly Store from March 20 at 8 PM Eastern Time to March 27 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

General fixes

  • Fixed a performance issue when caching shaders on Mac, which should improve load times.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing Xbox players from being able to accept party invites from friends.

Fortnite Season 8 Weekly challenges

You can also check out where to find the Fortnite Season 8 hidden Battle Stars and Banners here.

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