Fortnite’s Latest Content Update Adds a Chilling New Trap

With the weather getting cooler, Fortnite is chilling things down a bit in its latest Content Update that includes a new trap, the Chiller.

on October 3, 2018 11:01 AM

Fortnite has barely slowed down when it comes to new updates with the recent kickoff of Season 6, and this week’s Content Update for the game adds in a particularly cool new trap to use.

Epic Games has released the latest Content Update patch notes for Fortnite, with one of the biggest additions being a new trap being added to the game called the Chiller.

The trap itself allows players to lay down a tile that will make enemies slide across the area with their feet incased in ice, which should set players up for some interesting tactics and strategies when using it.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. For a closer look at the latest update, you can check out the patch notes below, along with a video of the new Chiller trap:

Battle Royale

LIMITED TIME MODE: PLAYGROUND

Playground Custom Options

  • Added more options to Playground. Allowing you to change settings such as starting health, time of day, gravity, and more!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Chiller added.
    • Common Trap.
    • Can be placed on floors, walls, or ceilings.
    • Drops in stacks of 3 in Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and floor loot.
    • Applies icy feet to friends or foes, causing them to slide around with low friction.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause vehicles to become uncontrollable.

GAMEPLAY

  • Made improvements to the motion controls for the Switch to make it feel more accurate and responsive.

Bug Fixes

  • Pets are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.
  • Toys now respect the streamer mode setting for player names in minigame messages.
  • Slightly increased the hitbox size on the Fancy Tomato to match its visual size.

AUDIO

  • The following adjustments have been made to Glider audio tells:
    • Muffled the audio if there isn’t a clear line of sight between you other gliding players.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where incorrect audio would play when a teammate was eliminated.

UI

Bug Fixes

  • Added star ratings to the UI elements of all trap items.

MOBILE

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players occasionally couldn’t interact with items.

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HEROES

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Keep Out!!!’s damage area was smaller than intended.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Lead Sled Hammer added to the Weekly Store.
    • A fast-swinging hammer that gains speed with each hit.
    • Leap Attack: Heavy attack that jumps to the targeted foe and damages and knocks down nearby enemies.
    • Available Wednesday, October 3 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET.
  • Obliterator Sniper Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
    • A slow firing Sniper Rifle with high base damage and a heavy kick.
    • Shots pierce through walls and husks alike, and can quickly obliterate structures.
    • Available Wednesday, October 3 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Walloper Hammer sometimes wouldn’t do damage while using the Leap Attack.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a hitch while using the Leap Attack with the Walloper Hammer.
  • Elemental visual effects on weapons are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.
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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.