Fortnite‘s newest patch is out now, after Epic Games’ server maintenance went longer than anticipated. Nevertheless, the sport is again up and operating now and options some tweaks and and enhancements to numerous elements of the sport.
Following points with server upkeep, replace 2.three.zero was launched to Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it focuses loads on bug fixes, merchandise balancing, and small, quality-of-life enhancements. For instance, Epic has added auto-run to the sport, triggered by urgent “=” and “NumLock” on PC, and by double-clicking the left stick on consoles. As well as, it has added the Chug Jug merchandise, which takes 15 seconds to devour however grants max Well being and Shields. Moreover, you may now not earn stat or problem progress when quitting a match early. These will solely be awarded upon elimination or victory.
Within the Save the World sport mode, the Mutant Storm Occasion has begun as soon as once more. This time round, Mutant Storms will seem extra incessantly, and Mutant Storm mission alerts award Storm Tickets in addition to Evolution Supplies. You may see the remainder of the Mutant Storm options and additions within the patch notes.
Epic initially took Fortnite down late final evening with a purpose to work on its servers and deploy the replace, however the outage lasted longer than it anticipated. In accordance with a publish by Epic on Fortnite’s subreddit, the outage resulted from points with a database.
“Throughout our downtime to improve to 2.three, we had been performing beneficial duties to resolve a lingering database situation,” it wrote. ‘These duties ended up inflicting the database to enter a foul state. After important consideration, we determined our greatest possibility was to revive from a backup for the time being we took the servers down for the patch. Our first restore failed (because of points unrelated with the standard of the backup) and we’re engaged on a second try on the restore. We’re on it and will probably be up as quickly as humanly potential.”
Lastly, about 14 hours after Fornite was taken down, it went reside once more, full with the brand new 2.three.zero patch. In different information, Fortnite received an even more substantial patch that considerably reworked the map.