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Fortnite Patch 4.2 Adds Apples, Guns, and Various Fixes

Epic Games' colorful shooter packs in some life-giving apples and a new burst assault rifle.


It’s been a big year for Epic Games' Fortnite. Not only does it have to deal with the realities of being the most popular game in the world, it has to do battle with school boards and MLB training staffs. Thankfully, the team at Epic Games has been able to continue work on the game despite all the outside commotion. This week’s patch brings the addition of apples to the royale battlefield. The new apples can be found around the map and will grant players 5 health points. Additionally, new Legendary and Epic Burst Assault Rifles have been added to the loot table.

In an attempt to work on game balancing, the drop rates for grenades have been slightly increased. Remote explosives also see a number of balance changes and adjustments. Both the PC and console versions receive the new Auto-Pickup option. Enabling this setting will let players pick up any weapon or item that they walk over rather than having to manually grab them. We move one step closer to having the game play itself!

For the full patch notes listing and all the information on changes to the Save the Earth mode (you know, the classic Fortnite that many ignore), Epic has a blog post up with the important bits. The new Fortnite update should be ready to roll once today’s patch downtime concludes.

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    May 16, 2018 10:30 AM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Fortnite Patch 4.2 Adds Apples, Guns, and Various Fixes

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      May 16, 2018 11:14 AM


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      May 16, 2018 11:16 AM

      Haven't seen any apples in my two games played today, but that golden burst carried me to #2 in a solo game.

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        May 16, 2018 11:18 AM

        I mostly see them under those moss looking trees so far.

        The FAMAS melts so far. Wouldn’t be surprised if it gets a nerf.

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          May 16, 2018 11:22 AM

          i assume it’s a next level burst? not sure the downside, you’re better using shotguns at a range close enough to employ the “empty entire AR round.” ARs now exist for what, shooting down distant walls?

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            May 16, 2018 11:26 AM

            Yea, they really need to increase the damage fall-off for shottys. They are way too powerful at range.

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              May 16, 2018 11:29 AM

              at “range” lol, every time i think someone is too far to shotgun me while i’m using an AR i get smoked. he’s 7 stories up i’m sure i’m safe from—*zzowww* ugh ok maybe i should—*dead*

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                May 16, 2018 11:45 AM

                Yea, I know. I still have to remember I can one-pump someone's head from a lot farther away than I should be able to.

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            May 16, 2018 3:21 PM

            AR's are better at range if you have good aim. You can (obviously) place a lot more shots more quickly.

            The burst especially can take someone out at loooong distance.

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          May 16, 2018 7:01 PM

          The famas is insane and I totally expect it to get nerfed. If you wait for your first shot accuracy (which granted is longer than other ARs) you will get an easy 3 or more shots off on someone before they have time to build or defend. The only other stuff that has that kind of ranged power are sniper rifles and they aren't hitscan for that reason.

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