Fortnite v10.31 update adds Party Hub app for mobile

By Lauren Aitken, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 10:45 GMT

The v10.30 update is finally here and there’s a new Party App to help you connect with friends online in Fortnite.

The new Party Hub app for mobile has launched, which lets you see which friends are online, start a party, and voice chat with that party before jumping in a game on any platform. You can only use voice chat at present, but messaging will hopefully be added soon.

You can check out the Party Hub FAQs here.

The final Storm circles will no longer end in Rift Zones with the latest update, meaning that you won’t die during a Taco Dance in Greasy Grove.

Ziplines are back after being temporarily disabled earlier this month, letting you get around the map a bit faster.

The Deciblaster has been added to the Weekly Store in Save the World. It shoots a blast of sound that pierces enemies and bounces up to 5 times, dealing damage in an area with each bounce. Social Parties will now support up to 16 players, too.

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Weapons and items

  • Resolved an issue involving the Star Wand and AC/DC Pickaxes not doing the intended amount of damage.
  • Because this issue has been resolved, these Pickaxes have been re-enabled.

Gameplay

  • Storm Circles will no longer end at the following locations (in core and Arena modes):
  • Moisty Palms
  • Greasy Grove
  • Tilted Town
  • Retail Row
  • Resolved an issue in which Ziplines could give players an unintended effect.
  • Because this issue has been resolved, Ziplines have been re-enabled.
  • When a player is eliminated, their damage towards the Storm Surge threshold will no longer be removed from their remaining teammates’ total.

Accessibility

  • Support-a-Creator codes can now be used for real-money offers in-game.
  • More information on this will be available in a blog post later this week.
  • Please note: For any Packs that contain V-Bucks, the revenue share will be applied to the Creator code that is entered when the V-Bucks from that pack are spent.

Mobile

  • Party Hub
  • Connect with Fortnite friends on the go so the party never stops. See who’s online, party up, and jump in-game together on any platform. (Or just voice chat!)
  • Want to hang with friends in-game while you’re out and about? Now you can take the party with you! For more information, check out our FAQ here.
  • Multitasking
  • This new feature allows you to you use two apps at once on supported iPads! Supported iPad models include:
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad (5th generation and later)
  • iPad Air 2 and later
  • iPad mini 4 and later
  • By enabling Multitasking, all iPads will have the ability to rotate the screen orientation to enter Portrait Mode.
  • If you don’t want to play in Portrait mode, enable Rotate Lock on your iPad.

Recap

  • From server on September 13
  • Resolved an issue involving some Mission objectives not measuring progress.

Fortnite: Creative

Recap

  • Increased the limit for Basic Storm Controllers from 10 to 16.

Fortnite: Save the World

Weapons and items

  • The Deciblaster bounces into the Weekly Store!
  • This shoots a blast of sound that pierces enemies and bounces up to 5 times, dealing damage in an area with each bounce. Does not consume ammo, but has low durability.
  • Available in the Weekly Store from Wednesday, September 18 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, September 25 at 8 PM ET.

Social

  • Social Parties in Save the World now support up to 16 players.
  • In order to launch a mission, there must be only 4 active players in the party.
  • Other party members must enter the Sit Out state through the Social Panel. This allows them to continue to participate in voice chat.

General

  • Players with their reticle on stairs will no longer enter edit mode for an unintended building piece.
  • In v10.30, we addressed an issue in which players would sometimes enter edit mode for a building piece that their reticle was not on. However, players may have still found themselves entering edit mode for a different building piece than intended if their reticle was on stairs. This has been resolved.
  • Removed black borders on the iPad 2018 Pro.

You can check out our guides for some of the more difficult Fortnite Prestige challenges here, as well the locations of the Season 10 hidden Battle Stars.

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