A new Fortnite patch released on March 12, and with it came numerous new additions and bug fixes. Here's what major members of the Fortnite community have been saying about it so far.
Fortnite's start to Season 8 has been a little lackluster when compared to previous seasons but Epic Games is looking to remedy that.
The new update has brought a new vehicle, new variants to old outfits, bug fixes, healing item animation changes and adjustments to weapon rarity.
A lot of hype has been around the new Baller vehicle, which appears to take strong cues from Overwatch's Hammond.
If you look through Twitter and YouTube you'll see a lot of streamers and creators having fun with the new vehicle. What it doesn't have in strength it certainly makes up for in mobility.
With this being the first major update of the new Season we expect to see many Fortnite players weigh in on the update.
Apex Legends, the first true competitor to Fortnite, is launching its first season later this month so Fortnite will need to be on its toes if it hopes to ward off any competition.
Here's what members of the Fortnite community have been saying so far about Fortnite v8.10.
I agree. I love epic when they are adding fun unique items like the last two. I dont like epic when its new explosives/boombox or another smg being added.— TSM HighDistortion (@HighDistortion) March 12, 2019
Today’s @FortniteGame update is EH-MAZING.— Nick Eh 30 (@NickEh30) March 12, 2019
From the new animations when drinking shields, to the fun physics of the new Baller vehicle—everything is spot on.
And the content just keeps coming and coming. Last week we had Treasure Maps. Epic is on a roll.
Game winning kill with the new Baller in Fortnite! I love these things. pic.twitter.com/l3fzMtd1e5— Nick Eh 30 (@NickEh30) March 12, 2019
So with Hamster balls, I grappled onto fresh and he LITERALLY dragged me from the start of the game to a Victory royale.— Muselk (@MrMuselk) March 12, 2019
This re-defines carrying.
(Vid should be up soonish!) pic.twitter.com/h87seYEoz0
Not all of the reactions have been positive so far, however, as the update also brought unexpected issues with ping that Epic Games has been working on fixing throughout the day.
Long queue times and high ping.. sigh. Hopefully fixed soon— Denial WizKay (@WizKayTV) March 12, 2019
So my ping has doubled in Fortnite and I am at a pretty consistent 10-20% download packet loss for the first 5 minutes of each game. :X— Ninja 🇺🇸 (@Ninja) March 12, 2019
Outside of the ping issues, Fortnite has released a pretty solid patch and fans are surely hoping they keep the ball rolling into the new update.