Fortnite – 1.7.2 Patch Notes

Epic Games have released some patch notes of a new update for Fortnite that brings plenty of quality-of-life adjustments for both the Save the World campaign and Battle Royale mode. You can check out the patch notes below.

Battle Royale

Gameplay

  • You can now switch between teammates while spectating.
  • Fixed an issue which caused enemy players to instantaneously appear once they emerged from behind an object.
    • This issue occurred frequently if shadows were disabled in the game options.
  • Fixed a bug which allowed players to jump indefinitely.
  • Fixed an issue which caused DBNO (Down, But Not Out) to trigger jump pads.
  • Fixed an issue which caused crosshair hit-markers to sometimes not show up.

Weapons

  • Medium Ammo stacks increased from 10 to 20.
  • Rocket Ammo spawn rate decreased by 25%.
  • Players no longer display their weapon while DBNO (Down, But Not Out.)

Controls

  • Added a new sensitivity sliders for “Targeting Multiplier” and “Scoped Multiplier” to the Game Options.
  • Removed mouse smoothing.
  • Players can now tilt the camera higher and lower than before.

Performance

  • Reduced the time it takes to load into the map from the matchmaking lobby.
  • General improvements to loading times and frame rate.

Audio

  • Increased the distance that building audio can be heard.

Save the World

Gameplay

  • The maximum number of daily Mutant Storms that can be completed has been increased from 3 to 4.
  • Increased the number of possible Mutant Storms that can spawn.
    • Stonewood was 3 is now 5.
    • Plankerton was 3 is now 8.
    • Canny Valley was 3 is now 9.
    • Twine Peaks was 3 is now 10.
  • Adjusted the crafting requirements for the Trash Cannon:
    • Previous recipe:
      • 3 Ore
      • 12 Mechanical Parts
      • 15 Blastpowder
    • New recipe:
      • 10 Blastpowder
      • 8 Mechanical Parts
      • 2 Ore

Heroes

  • Players should no longer get stuck by the Shockwave ability animation if knocked back by the effect.
  • The “Going Commando” ability will now correctly deal damage from long distances.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Raider Headhunter’s support bonus to be calculated incorrectly.
    • In most cases, this will decrease the support bonus you receive.

General

  • Fixed a number of client crashes.

It seems like Epic Games are eternally grateful for the millions of players that have played their battle royale mode and continue to address nuances, bugs and respond to player feedback. For the full patch notes and more information, visit the official blog.

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