v8.01 Patch Notes

Welcome to the v8.01 Patch Notes Update in Fortnite Battle Royale. Wanna know what's new in this update check out below:

v8.01 Patch Notes - Fortnite - zilliongamer

Buried Treasure

Follow the map to uncover hidden loot across the island! Find the X that marks the spot and get to digging.

Buried Treasure | Fortnite - zilliongamer

Weapon + Items

  • Buried Treasure 
    • It's a map that is used to track down buried chests on the map.
      • Chests contain a trove of legendary loot.
      • X marks the spot! The chest must be dug up using a pickaxe.
    • There is a limit of one map held at a time.
    • Legendary Rarity
    • Can be found from Floor Loot and Chests.
  • Reduced Infantry Rifle availability
    • Reduced the chance of receiving an infantry rifle from Chests from 14.41% to 13.39%
    • Reduced the chance of receiving an infantry rifle from Floor Loot from 2.41% to 2.24%.
  • Reduced Clinger availability
    • Reduced the chance of receiving Clinger's from Chests from 9.42% to 5.52%
    • Reduced the chance of receiving Clinger's from Floor loot from 1.27% to 1.02%.
  • Vaulted 
    • Bottle Rockets

Gameplay

  • Increased the angle at which you can slide down terrain without taking damage from 65 degrees to 75 degrees.

Events

  • New Tournament: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
    • Epic Games are running a new type of tournament as a test of several format updates.
    • Extended Hours: This event consists of a single session that lasts until March 9th 00:00 GMT.
      • Due to the extended hours for this event, Duo players will each have their own score that remains when changing partners.
      • Note: Due to the playlist featuring matchmaking based on your score, the quality or availability of matches may differ at certain time of day.
    • Updated Scoring:
      • Match Limit: None
      • Bus Fare: -2 Points
      • Each match played will reduce your score by two points in the form of a 'Bus Fare' at the start of the match.
      • Tournament score can not go into the negatives - at the end of a match, if a player has a negative score for the tournament then their score will be reset to zero points.
      • Victory Royale: +3 Points (+10 Total)
      • 2nd - 5th: +2 Points(+7 Total)
      • 6th - 10th: +2 Points(+5 Total)
      • 11th - 25th: +3 Points(+3 Total)
      • Each Elimination: +1 Point
    • Matchmaking:
      • Players are still matchmade against opponent with similar point totals.
      • Matchmaking will wait for up to 8 minutes before creating a match with the closet players available.
      • Matching will search in a considerably wider points range after 4 minutes of searching.
    • At the conclusion of the Gauntlet Test event, the top 5% of players based on their final score will unlock the 'Gauntlet Final's tournament.
  • New Tournament: Gauntlet Solo Finals & Gauntlet Duo Finals
    • Scheduled 3 hours event, check tournament in-game for your local time.
      • Note: NA East and NA West are now separate for schedule tournaments, and no longer share a leaderboard.
    • Scoring: 
      • Match Limit: 10 Games
      • Victory Royale: +3 Points (+10 Total)
      • 2nd - 5th: +2 Points(+7 Total)
      • 6th - 10th: +2 Points(+5 Total)
      • 11th - 25th: +3 Points(+3 Total)
      • Each Elimination: +1 Point
    • Top 3000 players in each server region will advance to Round 2 on Sunday during same time block.

Audio

  • Improvement to the standard AR sound so that it's not overbearing on the shooter.
  • The sound made when a player destroys a structure is now louder when instigated by enemies.
  • Footstep audio blends in the above/below layers, rather than binarily switching between them.
  • Footstep occlusion traces from the head of enemies when they're above or below.
  • Reduced the volume of the Season 8 victory Umbrella.
  • The Season 8 victory Umbrella now uses the correct sound on Mobile/Switch.

Mobile

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue when pressing the fire button with 2 fingers causes fire action to continuously loop.
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