V2.2.0 patch, dubbed the “Map Update”, is now live! This is Fortnite Battle Royale’s biggest patch to date and here’s our complete overview, including extensive coverage of all the new points of interest, gameplay changes, new item shop and more.
- Edit 22/01: Added eastern side changes: Moisty Mire and new gas stop + overview map including new POIs.
The map has received a major rework. The western part of the map has been heavily revamped, with ten “points of interest” added to it. The patch also introduces biomes to the game. Each section of the map is now clearly defined and personalized:
New POIs (Points of Interest)
– Western Side Changes
The update brings a total of ten new points of interest (POIs) located on the western side of the map. Five of them have the following distinct names: Tilted Towers, Shifty Shafts, Junk Junction, Haunted Hill and Snobby Shores.
We’ve also located the five other unnamed POIs: the recreation center, the motel, the ruined village, the taco shop and the factory.
Recreation Center (located between Tilted Towers & Snobby Shores)
Motel (located between Anarchy Acres and Junk Junction)
Ruined Village (located between the Motel and Junk Junction)
Taco Shop (located between Flush Factory and Shifty Shafts)
Factory (located between Flush Factory and Fatal Fields)
– Eastern Side Changes
A few changes have been made on the eastern part of the map as well. The Moisty Mire area has been expanded and polished. A small gas stop has been added between the Prison and Retail Row.
Gas Stop (located between the Prison and Retail Row)
Here’s the new map including all of the aforementioned points of interest:
The item shop has been updated as well.
- The “Weekly Item” shop is now called the “Featured Item Shop” and will be updated twice a week.
The “Daily Items” section will now feature six items instead of four each day.Epic has removed this bit from the patch notes and replaced it with “Additional flexibility has been added to the store”. We’ll update when we have more information.
In celebration of the map update, you can now purchase ten Battle Pass tiers for the price of six. This is a limited offer.
– Skin Inspection
You can now rotate and inspect skins in both the item shop and your locker.
Gameplay & UI
– Scoped AR
The reticle for the Scoped AR has been updated with a more modern and precise design.
The Scoped AR has also been removed from crate drops.
Today’s patch adds a neat little undocumented change to the compass: it now shows the exact coordinate you are facing towards.
– Sniper Kill Distance
Sniper elimination feed now displays elimination distance in meters.
– Soccer Fields
Both soccer/football pitches (Recreation Center & Retail Row) are now fully equipped with goal celebrations, ball reset and a scoreboard!
You can find the full official patch notes right here.
Let us know what you think of the update in the comments below!