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V2.4.0 Patch Notes: Minigun, Spectator Count & More

Edit 01/02/18: Added additional changes to patch notes including Fixed Issues, Known Issues and Minigun section.

A new Fortnite Battle Royale patch is on the way. Patch 2.4.0 drops tomorrow, February 1st, and includes a new weapon, the Minigun, spectator count and various bug fixes. Find the full patches notes below.


UPDATE: The release of Patch V.2.4.0 has been delayed so we can further improve stability and hammer out some remaining bugs. Once we have an updated ETA, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Hey Fortnite players,

You’ve probably run into a few issues playing Fortnite this past week. We’ve since solved a lot of those issues, but greatly appreciate all of your patience and understanding. As a token of our appreciation, here are some goodies! Find out more here.

On top of that, V.2.4.0 brings in bug fixes for Battle Royale and some fun new additions for Save the World. Amaze your friends with stories of past adventures around the Cozy Campfire, or try out the new Expedition types!

Minigun

Introducing the Minigun! Control the battlefield with sheer firepower with this new addition to Battle Royale.

GENERAL

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where some users would get unnecessarily long queue times while logging into the game.
  • Fixed an issue where some users would have to wait in line additional time after their queue timer completed.

BATTLE ROYALE

WEAPONS

  • MiniGun
    • Found in Chests and Supply drops
    • Fires almost as quickly as SMG
    • Uses Light ammo
  • Suppressed Pistol
    • Reduced drop chances of Rare variant by 20%.
    • Reduced drop chances of Legendary variant by 33%.

GAMEPLAY

  • Added “Controller Auto Run” option.
    • This enables/disables the auto run feature on controllers.
    • Auto run, which was introduced in v2.3.0, is enabled by double clicking the left thumb stick on controllers.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a few landscape areas that were barely below floor height before.
    • This sometimes caused the majority of a structure to appear underground.
  • Players can now shoot through the Soccer goal.

GENERAL

  • Added “3D Resolution” slider to Video options on PC and Mac.
    • This new preference allows you to set the resolution of the 3D world, without affecting the user interface.
    • The range goes between 640×360 and your selected Display Resolution. Using a lower 3D Resolution may greatly improve frame rate.
    • When selecting an overall Quality option, an appropriate 3D Resolution will be chosen automatically.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a client crash that would get triggered by an audio cue.
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from unmuting other players in the lobby screen.
  • Fixed an issue causing an incorrect character model to display on the lobby screen.
  • Fixed an issue causing entire walls to highlight when looking at a door.

PERFORMANCE

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed client hitching which could occur when the Chug Jug was found in game.
  • Made engine performance improvements to how we process collision overlap events.
  • Reduced network bandwidth usage when players are walking, and when they are standing still.

UI

Spectating

  • Added spectator count UI to the HUD.  This appears in game as a small eye in the lower left corner when there are active spectators.  Better off not knowing?  There is also an option to disable the feature under game options labeled “Show Spectator Count”.

Bug Fixes

  • Removed an unnecessary button prompt on the left side of the news widget.
  • Added a border highlight around item shop tiles when selecting them on consoles.
  • Fixed an issue allowing the old trap picker radial menu to open. This radial menu is no longer used for selecting traps.
  • Fixed an issue causing weapon icons to not display properly on the hotbar in some cases.
  • Fixed a few spots on the map and minimap that were rendered as black spots.
  • Fixed the floor under the hero not showing up when previewing emotes in the locker or item shop
  • Fixed emotes being offset if they were viewed in succession.

ART/ANIMATION

  • Optimized the colored rarity effect on weapons and items to improve overall performance.
    • Colors may look slightly different.

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected the drinking speed animation for the 15-second Chug Jug item.

AUDIO

Bug Fixes

  • Improved spatialization of loot chest audio by increasing the audio volume if you’re aiming at them.
  • Removed the static audio from living room televisions.
  • Fixed a directional audio issue when another player switches to a shotgun.
  • Removed footstep audio from dance emotes.

WORLD

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the missing collision on a window asset in Tilted Towers.
  • Fixed the landscape appearing jagged at medium-range distances.
  • Fixed flickering artifacts that are sometimes seen on the rivers while riding the Battle Bus.
  • Fixed an issue causing two items to spawn in the same location near Lonely Lodge.
  • Fixed some seams in the terrain south of Anarchy Acres.
  • Disabled the collision on the vines in Moisty Mire.

FIXED ISSUES

  • Incorrect building piece can be highlighted when quickly entering build mode and swapping building pieces
  • Mac clients are unable to see sniper or scoped AR scope reticle
  • Using Cozy Campfire in the pre-game lobby appears to give full shields above player health bar after exiting bus
  • In-game team player names aren’t appearing while spectating
  • PS4 Resolution is significantly lower than it has been in the past.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Chests occasionally have no loot in them
  • Sometimes the first weapon found cannot be equipped
  • You cannot open the pause menu if you go into the DBNO state while in build mode.
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