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Epic Games announce changes to fall damage in Fortnite

Published: 1/Nov/2018 20:08 Updated: 1/Nov/2018 20:09

by Wyatt Donigan


After introducing Balloons into Fortnite, Epic Games have issued an update on the way fall damage is calculated.

Balloons were the newest items to hit Fortnite with the V6.21 update on November 1, allowing players to reach new heights in-game.

Along with the Balloons, Epic Games had made changes to how fall damage is calculated, but it looks like the change wasn’t implemented how the developer wanted.

Prior to the V6.21 update, fall damage was calculated by how high players were, but this was changed to a velocity-based system to accommodate the Balloons,

With the introduction of Balloons, we added a different formula for how fall damage is calculated. The new formula uses velocity (as opposed to falheight), and we probably made it a bit too aggressive.

Epic will now be issuing a hotfix to reduce the fall damage to non-lethal levels in scenarios where players are currently dying.

There’s no word yet on exactly when the hotfix will be implemented, but Epic confirmed that it would be live “shortly.”

In addition to bringing in Balloons in the V6.21 update, three different weapons were also put into the vault while new clues at the upcoming in-game event were also found in the game files.

The fall damage update from Epic can be view in its entirety below:

Balloon Fall Damage

With the introduction of Balloons, we added a different formula for how fall damage is calculated. The new formula uses velocity (as opposed to fall height), and we probably made it a bit too aggressive.

We’re currently working on a hotfix to reduce the damage amount in similar scenarios so it’s non-lethal. This will be live shortly and we’re curious to hear your feedback.

Moving forward, we’ll be looking at other ways to make it obvious that fall velocity will result in fall damage.



Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.