Fortnite's first major update to Season 8 came with a variety of changes and now Epic Games have announced new some variants to older outfits.
Season 8 is in full swing in Fortnite but it hasn't quite captured the excitement previous seasons had so far.
Part of this might be due to increased competition from other games and players just getting burnt out on Fortnite. Nevertheless, Fortnite has released a new update adding a plethora of new things to the game.
With the release of the v8.10 update, Fortnite has implemented numerous bug fixes, added a new vehicle and introduced some new variants for older outfits.
Adding variants to older outfits is something Epic Games has been doing a lot of lately, as evidenced by the Tomatohead challenges, purple Skull Trooper and soon the Counterattack set.
When you log into Fortnite today you'll see the following outfits have been updated:
Epic Games says these changes have been made because of fan requests to see the faces behind the helmets on various skins. While it is cool to see what's underneath the helmets, we can only hope we never see what's under the Tomatohead as we're not sure we want to see that.
The changes with this patch didn't stop there as Epic Games also implemented yet another much-requested feature.
All of the healing items have all received new animations. Next time you find yourself using a Chug Jug or Medkit just sit back and watch the new animations in action.
Epic Games shared all of these changes in a blog post and their thought process behind all of them, which you can read in its entirety below.
By The Fortnite Art TeamHey Fortnite community,
In the v8.10 update we have a few new styles coming to older outfits, in line with some ongoing Art update work we are doing. When we create outfits for you to suit up in before dropping from the Battle Bus, we’re invested in improving them over time based on your feedback. We’ve seen you being vocal about wanting to see the face behind the masks of some of our helmeted outfits, so we’ve done a pass on previous outfits.
You’ll see an updated style for the following outfits with the new update:
One of the coolest things about making art for Fortnite is that the game is regularly being updated and that we have the opportunity to work on things we want to polish. As we continue to develop the art of Fortnite, we’ve added new technology for creating cosmetics which enable us to add variety and customizations to existing outfits as well!
Another bit of exciting polish coming online is the new consumable animations and effects. In the past when you got to enjoy that sweet slurp juice you had to use your imagination a bit more than we’d have liked during the drink animation. In this update you’ll be able to see your character pop the lid and drink it down. We’re updating all health consumables to make the gameplay feel more immersive than ever.
Further into the future,we’ll be working on more outfit styles and other broad stroke improvements to the art of Fortnite. You can expect to see more improvements to lighting and the day/night cycle, improvements to wraps visuals, and much more.
Thank you for your dedication to Fortnite and making all of this possible!