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V5.1 Content Update | Guided Missile, Fly Explosives LTM & More

V5.1 Content Update is now live! The latest mini-patch brings back the Guided Missile and introduces the new Fly Explosives LTM. Here are the official patch notes:


Guided Missile (Battle Royale)

The Guided Missile returns from the Vault! Scan the battlefield from above, weave through obstacles, and rocket ride teammates into the action.


Fly Explosives (Battle Royale)

BOOM! The new Fly Explosives Limited Time Mode is here and it’s a blast for the whole squad. Use Jetpacks to fly above your foes and rain down in this explosives only game mode.


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BATTLE ROYALE

LIMITED TIME MODE: FLY EXPLOSIVES

Summary
This mode combines the explosive fun of the High Explosives LTM and the vaulted Limited Time Item Jetpack. Take to the skies and blast everyone else back to the lobby!

Mode Details

  • Only Explosive Weapons can be found in this mode.
  • Floor Loot spawners will occasionally spawn Jetpacks.
  • Fly Explosives Jetpacks have increased fuel regen rate & decreased burn rate compared to Default Jetpacks, to keep pilots in the sky a bit longer.
  • Between-storm wait times have been reduced due to players needing less time to find adequate loot (avg. match length should be lower than 20m).
  • Rocket Ammunition capped at 120.
  • Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode.

LIMITED TIME MODE: PLAYGROUND

Mode Details

  • The following weapons and items have been added to the Playground LTM only.
    • Jetpack
    • Guided Missile
    • Crossbow

Bug Fixes

  • Nameplates will no longer appear for members of the opposite team.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Guided Missile returns!
    • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
    • Fuse duration reduced from 18 to 15 seconds.
    • Movement Speed decreased from 1100 to 1000.
    • Reload time increased to 2.4/2.2.
    • Reduced player damage from 105/110 down to 74/77 damage.
    • Reduced structure damage down from 1100 to 400.
    • Explosions now damage structures with no regard for Line of Sight.
    • Guided Missile can also be controlled via keyboard using the default movement inputs.

Bug Fixes

  • The issues with Slurp Juice have been fixed and it can once again be looted in-game.
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