Fortnite v7.30 Content Update: Bottle Rockets, Campfire, vaulted items and patch notes for February 5 - Dexerto
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Fortnite v7.30 Content Update: Bottle Rockets, Campfire, vaulted items and patch notes for February 5

Published: 5/Feb/2019 10:28 Updated: 14/Feb/2019 9:28

by Ross Deason

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The v7.30 Content Update for Fortnite Battle Royale went live on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile on February 5. Here’s everything you need to know about the campfires, Bottle Rockets and everything else included in the latest patch!

A good amount of information relating to the v7.30 Content Update had already been revealed prior to its release on February 5, but we didn’t know anything for certain until the patch notes went live on February 5 at of 13:00 GMT (08:00 EST, 05:00 PST).

This update follows on directly from the major v7.30 patch that was released on January 29. Bug fixes and changes to the way that the game plays will take more of a back seat this week as the developers concentrate on new content and yet another vaulting!

What’s new?

Campfires

One thing we were certain of was that an all-new campfire item would be added to the game in the v7.30 Content Update, as announced by Epic prior to release.

The general consensus was that the new campfires would work differently to Cozy Campfires and be linked in some way to unlocking a stage of the Snowfall skin.

The notes went live on February 5, which provided us with the following information:

Environmental Campfires

  • Campfire props in the world can now be lit by interacting with them.
  • Behaves like the Cozy Campfire, healing 2 health per second for 25 seconds to all nearby players.
  • Each campfire can only be used once per match.
  • You can tell if a campfire has been used by whether or not you can still see wood in it.

The new campfires will finally go live on February 5.

Bottle Rocket

The v7.30 Content Update also introduces the all-new Bottle Rocket, along with the following description: “Fire and forget! Light the fuse and watch a stream of rockets barrage enemy locations with this new item.”

With Chinese New Year being celebrated on February 5, we wouldn’t have been surprised if the firework-like appearance of it was linked in some way to the special day, but no mention is made of it in the patch notes.

Speaking of the patch notes, here’s everything that the developers had to say about the Bottle Rockets:

Bottle Rockets

  • A thrown item that launches a barrage of bottle rockets to the toward the targeted direction.
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Found from Floor Loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and Supply Drops.
  • Drops in stacks of 2.
  • Max stack size of 6.
  • Fires 45 rockets of varying speeds randomly within a cone over roughly 9 seconds.
  • Deals 10 player and 40 environmental damage per explosion.
  • Max 2 active per player.

Vaulted weapons and items

The v7.20 Content Update saw the Quad Launcher, Grappler and Port-a-Fortress vaulted. The v7.30 patch followed on from this by vaulting the Bolt-action Sniper Rifle, Burst Assault Rifle, Heavy Shotgun and SMG!

After two weeks of vaulted items, we weren’t expecting to see any weapons or items removed from the game in the v7.30 Content Update.

How wrong we were, as the BoomBox has now been vaulted!

Skins and cosmetics 

Other new content to look forward to, as always, will be skins and various other cosmetics. We’ll keep you updated once we know more!


v7.30 Content Update patch notes

The remaining patch notes for the February 5 Content Update are as follows:

LIMITED TIME MODE: WILD WEST DUOS

Note: We’ve begun testing a new schedule for Limited Time Modes. Playlists will rotate every couple of days to allow a more diverse amount of modes to be available over the course of a week.
Summary
Fight for a Victory Royale using a limited set of weapons and items, such as Hunting Rifles, Shotguns, and Dynamite. This town ain’t big enough for the hundred of us!

What’s New?

  • Increased the chance for Slurp Juice to appear in Supply Drops.
  • Unvaulted the Revolver and the Double Barrel Shotgun for this mode.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Vaulted
    • BoomBox
  • Reduced the chance of receiving rocket ammo out of ammo boxes from 12% to 6%.
  • Increased the impulse strength of the Launchpad by X%.
  • Reduced the chance to receive Dynamite from Chests from X% to Y%.
  • Sneaky Snowman will no longer drop from Chests.
  • Chiller Grenade
    • Lowered the volume of the beep.

EVENTS

  • Architect Pop-Up Cup
    • Removed the ability to edit enemy structures. Thank you for your feedback!

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CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Disco Gallery B
Every performer needs a stage! Build your dream venue with even more concert related props.

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You may experience long load times or other unexpected errors.

PREFABS

  • Disco Gallery B
    • Added a second gallery of concert-related props.
      • Stages
      • Lights
      • Speakers

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Bottle Rockets
    • A thrown item that launches a barrage of bottle rockets to the toward the targeted direction.
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Fortnite players demand broken “pay to lose” Baby Yoda back bling is fixed

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players have discovered a bug that’s rendering their Baby Yoda aka The Child back bling cosmetic useless, as it stops them from being able to aim properly.

Season 5 of Epic Games’ hit battle royale introduced a major crossover when The Mandalorian made his way onto The Island. As well as a skin, a glider, and Beskar armor, there’s also a Baby Yoda back bling for players to unlock.

Claiming the Baby Yoda back bling is no easy feat, as players need to reach Level 100 of their Battle Pass to be able to carry the adorable Grogu on their back. This means plenty of grinding and weekly challenges to earn that all-important XP.

Now that Fortnite Season 5 has been out for a while, players are slowly starting to unlock the Baby Yoda back bling, but many of them are facing disappointment upon learning that their hard-earned reward is broken.

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Fortnite and The Mandalorian have crossed paths in Season 2 Chapter 5.

Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling is broken

In a Fortnite subreddit thread which has gained over 10k upvotes, Reddit user SweggyBoi highlighted the issue at hand: When you have Baby Yoda equipped, you can’t see where you’re aiming at all as it blocks more than half of the screen.

The problem seems to occur when the player enters and exits a car, causing Baby Yoda to become static. This is likely because the back bling hovers behind the player, rather than resting directly against their back as capes and backpacks do

You can see the moment where Baby Yoda blocks the player’s screen in Fortnite below. SweggyBoi and a number of other Reddit users have called on Epic to acknowledge and fix the problem.

You can’t see where you’re aiming at all when using The Child pet sometimes, either make him see-through when aiming or move him more to the left, please get this to the frontpage so Epic Games can see this. from FortNiteBR

Of course, an easy fix for this problem would be to simply not use the Baby Yoda back bling. But when most players have spent real money on the Battle Pass and dedicated hours of gameplay to unlocking the cosmetic, their frustration is understandable.

“How the f**k did this pass playtests?” asked one Reddit user, while another added: “The view truly is awful with bulky skins and back blings. This one is super extreme though. Hope we just get some FOV settings finally so we can use more skins without having half the screen blocked.”

Others highlighted a different problem with Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling: “Because it sticks so far out from your back, when you’re hiding it either clips through the wall or shows around the corner.”

While the recent customizable superhero skin controversy resulted in players accusing Epic of supporting “pay to win” cosmetics, the Baby Yoda back bling is being jokingly referred to as “pay to lose” as it’s actually hindering players’ performance.

Hopefully, Epic Games will issue some sort of fix for this problem in the near future.