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Fortnite Battle Royale • Oct 03, 2018

Fortnite update v6.01 patch notes - everything you need to know

Fortnite update v6.01 patch notes - everything you need to know

Epic Games have released the v6.01 update in Fortnite Battle Royale, along with the Patch Notes for all relevant changes, adjustments, and additions.

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This update is the first in Fortnite since the highly anticipated Season 6 kicked off on September 27. The one main addition in this update is the brand new Chiller item.

The Chiller is a trap-type item that essentially applies ice to the feet of players, both friendly and enemy, causing them to slide around for a short period of time.

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The Chiller comes in Common level rarity, and can be placed on a variety of surfaces, such as floors, walls, and ceilings, as well as player-built structures.

Aside from the Chiller, there have also been some changes made to the customization options in the Playground LTM, as well as adjustments to general gameplay and audio. 

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The entirety of the Patch Notes for the v6.01 update can be seen below, as provided by Epic Games.


Fortnite v6.01 Patch Notes

STAY FROSTY,

A ‘cool’ trap debuts in Battle Royale and pummel those Husks with a new weapon in Save the World.

Chiller (Battle Royale)
Don't get cold feet! Freeze your foes and slide around for a quick getaway.

Playground Custom Options (Battle Royale)
More options have been added for you to play around with. Tweak starting health, gravity and more!

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Lead Sled Hammer (Save the World)
Knock those Husks into the ground with this new weapon.

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KNOWN ISSUES

Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

BATTLE ROYALE

LIMITED TIME MODE: PLAYGROUND

Playground Custom Options

  • Added more options to Playground. Allowing you to change settings such as starting health, time of day, gravity, and more!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Chiller added. 
    • Common Trap.
    • Can be placed on floors, walls, or ceilings.
    • Drops in stacks of 3 in Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and floor loot.
    • Applies icy feet to friends or foes, causing them to slide around with low friction.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause vehicles to become uncontrollable.

GAMEPLAY

  • Made improvements to the motion controls for the Switch to make it feel more accurate and responsive.

Bug Fixes

  • Pets are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.
  • Toys now respect the streamer mode setting for player names in minigame messages.
  • Slightly increased the hitbox size on the Fancy Tomato to match its visual size.

AUDIO

  • The following adjustments have been made to Glider audio tells:
    • Muffled the audio if there isn’t a clear line of sight between you other gliding players.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where incorrect audio would play when a teammate was eliminated.

UI

Bug Fixes

  • Added star ratings to the UI elements of all trap items.

MOBILE

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players occasionally couldn’t interact with items.

SAVE THE WORLD

HEROES

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Keep Out!!!’s damage area was smaller than intended.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Lead Sled Hammer added to the Weekly Store.
    • A fast-swinging hammer that gains speed with each hit.
    • Leap Attack: Heavy attack that jumps to the targeted foe and damages and knocks down nearby enemies.
    • Available Wednesday, October 3 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET.
  • Obliterator Sniper Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
    • A slow firing Sniper Rifle with high base damage and a heavy kick.
    • Shots pierce through walls and husks alike, and can quickly obliterate structures.
    • Available Wednesday, October 3 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Walloper Hammer sometimes wouldn’t do damage while using the Leap Attack.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a hitch while using the Leap Attack with the Walloper Hammer.
  • Elemental visual effects on weapons are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.

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