New 'Bouncer' Item is Coming Soon to Fortnite Battle Royale! - Dexerto
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New ‘Bouncer’ Item is Coming Soon to Fortnite Battle Royale!

Published: 4/Jun/2018 0:21 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:54

by Albert Petrosyan

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A new item called “Bouncer” is coming soon to Fortnite: Battle Royale, and it appears to be a revamped version of a similar item that was removed from the game long ago.

The Message of the Day in the pregame menu shows the new Bouncer with a light blue background and is officially noted to be coming soon.

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On the announcement screen, the new item is caption with the following description:

Place this pad for a bounce boost – no fall damage!

Judging from the image and the wording used in the caption, the new Bouncer item will give players a big, aerial boost in whichever direction they choose.

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However, it appears that the way it will differ from the Jump Pad that is currently in the game is that players will not be forced to use their Gliders to slow down their fall, since this new item will not inflict fall damage.

The new Bouncer is sure to remind veteran players of Fortnite: Battle Royale of the old jump pad type item that existed during Season 1, but was removed shortly thereafter.

The addition of this new item appears to be part of a trend from developer Epic Games to promote action and movement that involves flight, as the Bouncer will join the Jetpack and Hop Rocks as the new aerial items that have been introduced so far in Season 4.

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.