Drum Gun,LTMs As Tournaments And Disconnecting Duos

Drum Gun

During the Unvaulting event,the community at large chose to bring back the Drum Gun from the Vault.The gun was immediately added to loot tables in all modes within Fortnite(including Arena) except the ongoing Tournament playlist for the weekend.

You can expect to see the Drum Gun in this weekend's Tournament playlist.In the v9.00 update Epic Games adjusted the spawn rate of the Drum Gun to be more in line with other similar items.They will be closely monitoring feedback over the Season launch to determine any next steps.

LTMs As Tournaments

After Fortnite World Cup Online Opens conclude,they're exploring adding additional fun,new ways to compete.In the weeks leading up to the Fortnite World Cup Finals,they'll be experimenting with adding additional non-Battle Royale events,such as Creative modes and LTMs,to out weekly tournament rotation.This will open up a more dynamic competitive scene that allows for more paths to win.They encourage you to hop in,try out some new modes,and have a good time while gather learning each week.They'll have more information to share as they get closer to the conclusion of the Online Opens.

Disconnecting Duos

They've seen report since week 2 regarding a situation where a Duo partner does not load in a tournament match,but the remaining player is still able to participle and appears to be able to acquire points.Officially,however,the Duo will not receive the points earned in that match due to the disconnection.

In Arena and Tournament Modes.a match is currently not counted towards the 10 placement matches if a Duo partner disconnects while loading into the pre-match island prior to the Battle Bus being boarded.This was by design,as we see playing alone against Duos as a heavy disadvantage,and many players would not want to have one of their 10 possible placement matches scored under those unusual and unfair conditions.Additionally they reflects this in our official rules in the following section:

4.2.4 During Stage one all players on team must be present and partied up together in order to participate in this stage of the event.Players on a team may not play solo during Stage one.

However,they do want to solve for the edge cases where this design penalizes players who are able to excel despite being faced with a disconnection.In the v9.10 update,they are planning to add specific new in-game messaging and options to address the rare cases where a teammate disconnects while loading on the pre-match island.This to decline and play through the match as the solo remaining player.Note: If you do not make a selection,we will default to removing you from the match before the Battle Bus launches.They will default this way because in nearly all cases,it's more advantageous to start a new match with your partner,rather than potentially wasting one of your 10 maximum games by being forced to play as a solo against duos.

Season 9 Update

With the v9.00 update,Epic Game have a number of major gameplay changes and tweaks coming to the game to kick off the new season.

You may have already noticed within the patch notes,but if no-here's an update on the items that are vaulted as of this morning:

  • Balloons
  • Clingers
  • Poison Dart trap
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Scoped Revolver
  • Suppressed Assault Rifle
  • Thermal Assault Rifle
  • Treasure Map

Here are some of the new or legacy items returning:

  • Combat Shotgun (for full details check out patch notes)
  • Grenades

Story Credit to: Epic Games

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