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Fortnite Battle Royale • May 02, 2019

Fortnite Battle Royale v8.51 patch notes - Shadow Bomb, bug fixes and more

Fortnite Battle Royale v8.51 patch notes - Shadow Bomb, bug fixes and more

Epic Games are getting ready to wrap up Season 8 of Fortnite Battle Royale with a final update on May 2, bringing some new content and bug fixes, in v8.51.

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Unlike previous updates, there will be no 'downtime' for v8.51, as players simply need to download a client update.

Despite its smaller size, there's still some interesting additions included, namely the leaked shadow bomds.

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These shadow bombs were discovered by leakers weeks before the update, expected in the v8.50 patch, but were possibly pushed back by Epic Games.

These shadow bombs will bring a stealthier approach to grenades, as their description suggests: "Stealth and utility make for a surprise."

Fans were also anticipating the return of Overtime challenges, which were first added in Season 7 to tide players over until the start of the next season. Although they are not mentioned in the patch notes, they were leaked previously.

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With the in-game event which will conclude Season 8 expected to take place on Saturday, at 2pm EST, this update also likely includes some preparation for what is going to go down.

The volcano is expected to erupt, and the mysterious runes that have been appearing at Loot Lake are yet to fully reveal their purpose.

Fortnite Battle Royale v8.51 update: patch notes

WHAT’S NEW?

Shadow Bomb
Become one with the shadows! Engulf yourself in darkness with this new item, becoming invisible to enemies, increasing your speed, and allowing the ability to perform double jumps.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Shadow Bomb
    • Shrouds yourself in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies.
      • 6-second duration
      • User becomes more visible to others near the end of the effect.
      • Increases your movement speed, provides the ability to double jump, and wall jump.
        • Players are unable to attack, build, or loot while under the effects of the Shadow Bomb.
    • Rarity: Uncommon
    • Can hold a maximum of 6
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

GAMEPLAY

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Sound effects for Jetpacks were occasionally playing much louder than they should be.

UI

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • The Victory Royale UI animation was displaying for all players in Limited Time Modes with respawning enabled.

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT'S NEW?

Duet
Create a Duet between you… and the Husks!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Duet
    • A high damage assault rifle that's good for sustained fire due to its large magazine capacity.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from May 1 at 8PM ET until May 8 at 8PM ET.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Diner Prefabs!
Grab a table for two, or the entire kitchen, with these delectable, new Diner prefabs.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Shadow Bomb
    • Shrouds yourself in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies.
    • 6-second duration
    • User becomes more visible to others near the end of the effect.
    • Increases your movement speed, provides the ability to double jump, and wall jump.
      • Players are unable to attack, build, or loot while under the effects of the Shadow Bomb.

PREFABS

  • New Prefabs and Galleries based on Fortnite Battle Royale’s restaurants and diners.
    • Durrr Burger Prefab
    • Uncle Pete’s Pizza Pit Prefab
    • SofDeez Ice Cream Shop Prefab
    • 4 Diner Galleries

GENERAL

SOCIAL

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Any Suggested Friends could not be added to friends.

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