Fortnite v8.51 updates adds Shadow Bombs, Diner prefabs and the Duet assault rifle

By Lauren Aitken, Thursday, 2 May 2019 10:19 GMT

The v8.51 update is now available for Fortnite, so let’s see what changes are coming in the last week of Season 8.

The Shadow Bomb item has been added to Battle Royale. Engulf yourself in darkness with this new item where you’ll be invisible to enemies, have your speed increased and can double jump.

The Duet assault rifle has been added to Save The World which has a much larger magazine capacity to rip through your enemies.

Diner prefabs are now available in Creative, as well as the Shadow Bomb item.

It’s a relatively small update this week as it’s the last week of Season 8, but the Shadow Bomb should make things interesting. You can check out the latest Season 9 rumours here.

Battle Royale

Weapons and items

  • Shadow Bomb
  • Shrouds yourself in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies.
  • 6-second duration
  • User becomes more visible to others near the end of the effect.
  • Increases your movement speed, provides the ability to double jump, and wall jump.
  • Players are unable to attack, build, or loot while under the effects of the Shadow Bomb.
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Can hold a maximum of 6
  • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

Gameplay and UI

  • Sound effects for Jetpacks were occasionally playing much louder than they should be.
  • The Victory Royale UI animation was displaying for all players in Limited Time Modes with respawning enabled.

Creative

Weapons and items

  • Shadow Bomb
  • Shrouds yourself in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies.
  • 6-second duration
  • User becomes more visible to others near the end of the effect.
  • Increases your movement speed, provides the ability to double jump, and wall jump.
  • Players are unable to attack, build, or loot while under the effects of the Shadow Bomb.

Prefabs

  • New Prefabs and Galleries based on Fortnite Battle Royale’s restaurants and diners.
  • Durrr Burger Prefab
  • Uncle Pete’s Pizza Pit Prefab
  • SofDeez Ice Cream Shop Prefab
  • 4 Diner Galleries

Save the World

Weapons and items

  • Duet
  • A high damage assault rifle that’s good for sustained fire due to its large magazine capacity.
  • Available in the Weekly Store from May 1 at 8PM ET until May 8 at 8PM ET.

Fortnite Season 8 Weekly challenges

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

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