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Fortnite Update 3.49 Patch Notes Today (Chapter 3 Season 2)

The Chapter 3 Season 2 patch is now live on all platforms!

March 20, 2022

The latest Fortnite update is officially live as version 3.49 brings the release of Chapter 3 Season 2: Resistance, filled with new content for players to jump into.

As expected, the latest season of Fortnite is looking like another treat for fans as The Seven and IO go to war on the island, leaving nothing but destruction in their path.

If you’re eager to find out what changed with today’s update, DualShockers has put together all of the details and official patch notes for the Fortnite 3.49 update below.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2: Resistance

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2: Resistance officially began on Sunday, March 20th with a brand new Battle Pass, skins, map changes, features, and more.

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One of the biggest gameplay changes to arrive in the new season is the new ‘parkour’ feature, which allows players to run up the side of buildings.

Marvel fans will also be pleased to know that there are even more collaborations inbound as Dr Strange makes his way to the island as a Chapter 3 Season 2 Battle Pass skin. Plus, Marvel’s The Prowler will be the secret skin for the new season, with special challenges to unlock him.

There are also some brand new weapons such as the Homing Launcher and the return of Helicopters.

Check out all of the details surrounding today’s update in the official patch notes for Chapter 3 Season 2 further down this article.

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Fortnite Update 3.49 Patch Notes

Below you will find the official patch notes for the Fortnite 3.49 update, which includes the release of Chapter 3 Season 2 with the following changes:

OVERSHIELD

Building has been wiped out! To help maintain cover, you now have an Overshield on top of your Shield and Health. The Overshield is your first line of defense: before your Shield and Health take a hit, it’s your Overshield that’ll crack. Your Overshield will still recover if it goes all the way down to 0.

MOVEMENT UPGRADES

Sprinting

Run at the new, faster default movement speed. A faster default movement speed means a faster sprint too! This sprint is so fast that it’ll mean pocketing whatever you’re holding. Of course, sprinting super fast can’t be maintained forever, so a new sprint meter will tell you how much longer you can move at that pace.

Mantling

Gaining the high ground has always been key to winning a battle. And fortunately, where your feet fail, your hands will now help you out. If a surface is just a little too high for your jump — or a platform just a little too far for your landing — your hands can come into play and pull you up!

Shoulder Bashing

Speaking of sprinting, sprint at doors to bash them open with your shoulder. It’s probably not very polite, but at least you look cool doing it. 

(You can also slide into doors to open them now!)

BARTS TO TURN THE TIDE

Bar funding returns! As the Season progresses, you’ll have new opportunities to help direct the Resistance. Chip in Bars towards pro-Resistance devices, as well as use Bars to vote for which items to unvault.

Turret Determination

A different kind of vote is live right now. Instead of an item unvault vote, it’s a Turret device vote! Different pro-Resistance sites need help deciding whether to install a Light Turret or a Heavy Turret. With the former, get the classic Mounted Turret experience. With the slower but beefier latter, do heavy damage to vehicles. The first site that needs help is Sanctuary!  

Armored Battle Bus

There’s another way you can contribute with Bars right away: funding the Armored Battle Bus. 🚍

The Armored Battle Bus is a Battle Bus that’s… ready for battle. This intimidating metallic machine has just about all the fixins: Chonkers tires, a Cow Catcher for extra ramming power, and a Light and Heavy Turret.

It’s not all business with this vehicle, though. If you turn the radio on, it immediately becomes a party bus! Once 100% Funded, find an Armored Battle Bus in Resistance-occupied POIs.

RESISTANCE EQUIPMENT

New Weapons

  • Comabt SMG
    • Like the Combat Assault Rifle and Combat Pistol, the Combat SMG packs a heavy punch. Tame its recoil to get the most out of its exceptional power.
  • Striker Burst Rifle
    • The Striker Burst Rifle is a burst-rifle with a customized sight. Strike with this two-shot semi automatic weapon as you aim with the scope!

Unvaulted Weapons

  • Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle (Adjusted – semi-auto, fires faster, reduced damage, increased recoil)
  • Drum Shotgun (Adjusted – fires slower, slightly increased damage, tighter spread, better falloff)
  • Revolver (Adjusted – fires faster, reduced damage, higher accuracy)
  • Remote Explosives (Adjusted – increased damage against vehicles)
  • Thermal Scoped Revolver (Exotic weapon)
  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle (Exotic weapon)
  • Though not a weapon per se, Shockwave Grenades!

The Chapter 3 Season 1 Returners

  • Ranger Assault Rifle
  • Striker Pump Shotgun
  • Auto Shotgun
  • Sidearm Pistol
  • Stinger SMG
  • Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
  • Shadow Tracker (Exotic weapon)
  • Marksman Six Shooter (Exotic weapon)
  • The Dub (Exotic weapon)
  • Boom Sniper Rifle (Exotic weapon)

LAND AND SKY

POI POSSESSION

The Resistance and IO are locked in head-to-head disputes to claim the Island’s POIs. You can tell if a POI is occupied by the IO if you see an IO Blimp overhead, Titans, IO guards, and Siege Cannons, while a POI occupied by the Resistance may feature an Armored Battle Bus, Sentry guards, and Turrets.

IO BLIMPS

The IO having a bird’s-eye view of the Island may seem intimidating, but you can still access their blimps from the ground. IO Blimps are attached to the ground via Ziplines, so zip up to an IO Blimp and claim its loot for yourself! How do you get back down? Either use a Zipline, use the draft of a fan to begin gliding, or launch yourself with a Siege Cannon.

IO MACHINERY

Use the IO’s artillery against them:

IO TITAN TANKS

What’s one way to barrel through obstacles? An IO Titan Tank! But a Titan’s good for more than just strong-arming. Fire the Titan’s cannon while you drive, and if you wanna be even more formidable, have a teammate control its machine gun turret.

IO Titan Tanks have a massive amount of Health, but their treads can be destroyed if they take enough damage. If this happens, fix ‘em up by hand or with a Repair Torch! The Titan’s a tough battle-tested machine, so what to do if you’re up against one? Deal enough damage to the engine (located at the rear) to temporarily overheat its systems. This is a prime opportunity to take on the treads! 

SIEGE CANNONS

Need to get somewhere fast but the path’s too perilous on foot? Get in the seat of a Siege Cannon and launch yourself far forward. (Or launch your teammates first, then yourself.) Mid-air, you’ll be given the option to deploy your Glider, but you won’t take fall damage if you don’t deploy it.

You can still have fun with a cannon even if you don’t have travel plans. In addition to using them as a transportation device, keep your opponents at bay by firing projectiles! 

HAVE A COW CATCHER

Chonkers Off-Road Tires have been used to make cars offroad since Chapter 2 Season 6, but this fight against the IO calls for more modification. Available now, throw a Cow Catcher on your Joyride vehicle to boost its ramming power! (Blockades and other vehicles beware.) Throw a Cow Catcher and Chonkers on the same vehicle for the ultimate expedition.

THE REPAIR TORCH: A HEALING ITEM FOR YOUR VEHICLES

Whether your Mudflap’s been subject to explosives, your Motorboat’s been running too long on land, or your Titan’s been targeted at the treads, fix it up with a Repair Torch! Repair Torches restore the Health of vehicles, and if they run out of fuel to ignite? Fill ‘em back up at a gas pump! 

BALANCE CHANGES

  • Improvement to first shot accuracy mechanics: weapons with first-shot accuracy (such as the Ranger Assault Rifle) will now reach that state more smoothly, resulting in more “near perfect spread accuracy” moments.

COMPETITIVE NOTES

  • Remote Explosives and Shockwave Grenades are not included in competitive playlists.
  • Item unvault voting will not take place in competitive playlists.
  • Storm Surge damage intervals have been increased from five seconds to ten seconds.


Building is unaffected in competitive/Arena playlists as well as in Team Rumble and Creative Islands.

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Kyle Knight
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Kyle (He/Him) is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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