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V3.5 Content Update | Light Machine Gun, 50v50 V2 & More

A new Content Update is here! It includes the Light Machine Gun and the 50v50 V2 Limited Time Mode. Find the official notes below:


50v50 V2

Two teams will clash in the updated 50v50 Limited Time Mode. The battle begins on Thursday, April 18. Be the first to the frontline!

Light Machine Gun

Lock and load! This weapon’s fast rate of fire and 100 round magazine keeps squads pinned down from a distance.

V3.5.2 UPDATE

GENERAL

  • From Thursday, April 19 until Sunday, April 22 players will receive the following:
    • 2x experience when playing Battle Royale.
  • Resiliency improvements to help prevent extended downtime.
  • Fix for a high-frequency crash on Xbox One

BATTLE ROYALE

  • Peeking is being reverted back to how it functioned prior to v3.5.
    • This should solve the issue causing players to accidentally shoot their own structures while trying to peek. More info here.

GENERAL

  • Gifts of appreciation to our community for your patience during our unexpected downtime on 4/12 – Part 2:
    • Battle Royale – 20 Battle Pass Stars

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our snazzy Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

GAMEPLAY

  • Limited Time Mode: 50V50 v2
    • Two teams of 50 fight to the finish!
      • Due to this being a “large squad” mode, Profile Stats will not be tracked. Daily & Weekly challenges will still work, with the exception of the Squad-based challenges (‘Place Top 6 in Squads’, etc.).
    • Storm & Map
      • Each team has a bus, approaching the island from opposite directions. On the map, the friendly bus has a blue outline, enemy has red.
      • Final storm circle visible on minimap at start.
      • Players have 10 minutes to loot the map as the storm closes in on the circle, then 5 minutes to fight, and another 5 minutes as the storm shrinks to the end.
      • Supply drops come in batches of 3-6, fall every two minutes, and only land in the final storm circle.
      • Added dotted line to map, which indicates the “battle lines” between the two teams. Crossing the line will make running into enemies more likely.
    • Loot
      • Farming resources increased 75% over default.
      • Increased floor loot spawn likelihood by 15%.
      • Floor Loot spawns double ammo.
      • Ammo boxes spawn triple ammo.
      • Chests spawn double ammo & consumables.
      • Supply drops spawn double ammo, and an extra consumable, resource drop and trap.
    • Bug Fixes + Mode Improvements
      • Fixed a bug that created uneven teams where one side could have more than 50 players.
      • Downed players lose health more quickly than normal (10 health per tick).

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Light Machine Gun added.
    • Rare and Epic rarities.
    • Can be found in Floor Loot, Treasure Chests, and Vending Machines.
    • 25 / 26 damage (Rare / Epic).
    • 100 round magazine, fires Medium ammo.
    • 5 second reload time.