Fortnite v5.41 Patch Notes bring a new Fort-building tool and Soaring Solos LTM

Xbox One players should see an improvement to performance and the Grappler equipment change bug has been fixed.

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Fortnite is receiving another update to its Battle Royale mode and its Save the World campaign with the version 5.41 patch. This Fortnite update introduces a few surprising new building items, the Spiky Stadium and the Port-a-Fortress. Using the Spiky Stadium or the Port-a-Fortress items instantly creates either a stadium for players to play games in or a giant fort for easier defensive actions, respectively.

Also included with v5.41 is a new challenge to Save the World as well as a new gun, the Bowler Flintlock Launcher. Players on Xbox One will also see an improvement in Fortnite’s performance thanks to some CPU optimization and changes to the file layout to improve streaming.

As for the new Limited Time Mode, players can enjoy Soaring Solos, a classic Battle Royale mode which allows players to re-deploy their gliders by pressing jump when falling. This should yield some interesting results and movement around the map, especially in those late-game vertical builds where the last-man-standing is often at the top of a huge tower.

Fortnite v5.41 Patch Notes

Spiky Stadium (Battle Royale - Playground)

Imagine new ways to play with the Spiky Stadium. Give it a throw and an arena will appear, ready to go for any mini-game your squad can think up. We love seeing your creativity, so share the way you play using #FortnitePlayground.

Port-a-Fortress (Battle Royale)

This new consumable creates a massive fortress to defend against and repel enemies!

Horde Challenge Week 7 (Save the World)

Many Husks have gathered for this weeks Horde Challenge and this crowd can’t be controlled!

Bowler - Flintlock Launcher (Save the World)

Strike down enemies with the newest weapon in the Flintlock set, spare none!

General

Performance

  • CPU optimization for Xbox One (optimized memory copy operations). This is expected to improve performance.
  • Optimized file layout on Xbox One to improve streaming performance. This should reduce instances of buildings rendering in late.

Battle Royale

Limited Time Mode: Soaring Solos

Summary

Classic Battle Royale with gliders that can be re-deployed by pressing Jump when falling from large heights.

Playground

We've introduced a new consumable to the Playground LTM that will allow you to spawn an entire Spiky Stadium. We were inspired by the amazing things you've been making within Playground, and cannot wait to see what you create as we continue to build out the future of creative mode in Fortnite.

  • Limited Time Item: Spiky Stadium
    • Present in Playground only, found in red Supply Drops (along with a ton of impulse grenades).
    • Builds a 7x11 sized stadium full of Damage Traps and Bouncers.

Weapons + Items

  • Port-a-Fortress
    • It’s huge!
    • Builds instantly.
    • Includes built-in Bouncers for an easy exit.
    • Legendary Rarity.
    • Found in Vending Machines, chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where there was a slight delay when consuming multiple Small Shield Potions.
  • The Grappler will no longer result in an inability to change equipment.

Gameplay

  • Reduced the edit button hold timing when using a controller.
    • Old School from 0.25s to 0.2s.
    • Quick Builder from 0.25s to 0.2s.
    • Combat Pro from 0.25s to 0.2s.
    • Builder Pro from 0.25s to 0.15s.
  • The Storm wall no longer destroys structures during the last few circles of the match.

Audio

Bug Fixes

  • Reload audio for the Double Barrel Shotgun no longer plays twice.

UI

  • Unsupported characters within in-game names will now show up as �, rather than the fallback debugging font glyph that was previously used. Loading the fallback font was causing long hitches for clients, so we've disabled it.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing the reticle to not appear until after you've switched weapons.
  • Added new generic icons to represent console and desktop platforms for cross-platform play.

Art + Animation

  • Added edge glow to wall bounce pads, only visible from the reverse side. This is to help players recognize when a wall bounce pad is on the opposite side of a ledge in front of them.

Bug Fixes

  • CUBE visual effects will no longer get stuck after a player has left the area.
  • The Grill Sergeant Outfit will now render properly in-game.
    • This fixes the issue where players were seeing a floating head and pickaxe.

Save the World

Missions + Systems

  • Weekly Horde Challenge 7
    • This week, deploy your fort against hordes of enemies who are immune to crowd control effects. Stuns, knockbacks and slowing fields won’t help you this time!
    • Earn 1500 Gold for the first-time completion.
    • This challenge is repeatable for Event Tickets.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing players from being able to complete Storm Shield Defense side missions.

Heroes

Bug Fixes

  • The Keen Eyes ability now properly highlights nearby loot.

Weapons + Items

  • Bowler Flintlock Launcher added to the Weekly Store.
    • Fires cannon balls that damage and knockback groups of enemies.
      • The cannon balls can bounce before exploding, damaging nearby enemies with each bounce.
    • Available Wednesday, September 19 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM ET.

Source: Epic Games

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