The latest update for Fortnite is now available, bringing the game to version 9.20, as well as kicking off week 5 of Season 9. Along with the update comes several changes, a new item, and even the vaulting of the Hunting Rifle. It’s a hefty update, which means we’ve got a lot to cover as we take a look at the update 9.20 patch notes.
Fortnite update 9.20 patch notes
Perhaps the biggest pieces of news with this patch is the inclusion of a new item called a Storm Flip. When thrown, this item erupts and created a sphere-shaped zone that mimics the storm within safe zones. If you throw it out into the storm, though, it will create a small safe zone, allowing you to traverse through the storm without taking any damage. The item only lasts around 20 seconds before it dissipates, though, so make that trip quick. It’s also as strong as the current storm level, which means you can toss it onto enemies to whittle down their health quickly.
Next up on the changes is the fact that Epic has vaulted all variants of the Hunting Rifle. Included in the patch notes is this explanation for the change: “While we value the variety of longer range sniping options, the Hunting Rifle has become somewhat outclassed by the Infantry Rifle after it was changed to hitscan. In addition, there are a few Sniper Rifle options available and we feel it doesn’t currently fill a necessary role in the item lineup.” As always with vaulting, it’s possible we’ll see the Hunting Rifle return somewhere down the line. For now, though, we’ll have to be content with the sniper rifle options still left in the game.
This update also includes a new limited time mode called Sword Fight. According to the patch notes, treasure chests in this LTM will include Epic or better rarity weapons, as well as the occasional Infinity Blade. Players must then fight to the death to “find out who is worth of the Blade… and who is not.”
There is, of course, a slew of other changes and fixes for both the Battle Royale variant and Creative, so make sure you head over to the official website to check out the full patch notes for the latest Fortnite update.