Fortnite Update v3.3.0 Announced; Adds Llamas, Explosives, and More

Fortnite has received update v3.3.0, which adds a brand new explosive item, and a new type of loot box for players to find items in.

on March 15, 2018 2:16 PM

If you were planning on playing Fortnite any time today, then you better hope you put your console in rest mode. Today, developer and publisher Epic Games released a brand new patch for the incredibly popular shooter title and, like almost every Fortnite patch,  it adds a few pieces of new content for fans to sink their teeth into.

First and foremost, Remote Explosives have been added to the game. These new explosives have the ability to stick on to surfaces and, as the name suggests, can be detonated from a distance. Players can find these new items in Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, Floor Loot, and Supply Llamas, which are a new type of box added in this update. Those, like other boxes, can be found randomly on the map.

In addition to that, the patch also fixes a ton of different bugs, including one that would cause stairs to rotate when they aren’t supposed to, on that would make it difficult for players to pick up items, one that wouldn’t display the “News” window correctly, and more. You can check out the full patch list, straight from Epic Games, below:

General

Bug Fixes

  • Improved server performance and reduced bandwidth usage when players are jumping.
  • Korean, Japanese, and Chinese languages will display properly in the UI when changing languages while playing the game.

Weapons + Items

  • Remote Explosives added.
    • Rare rarity.
    • Found in Supply Llamas, Treasure Chests, Floor Loot or Supply Drops.
    • Stacks of 4 (Max of 10).
  • Smoke Grenade has been vaulted.

Bug Fixes

  • Updated the ‘No Scope Hunting Rifle’ name to simply be ‘Hunting Rifle’.
  • Fixed missing environmental impact FX on Hunting Rifle projectiles.

Gameplay

  • Limited Time Mode: Blitz
    *NOTE: This mode will be enabled on 3/19.

    • Blitz has much shorter storm times resulting in faster & more intense matches!
      • Maximum match length is 15 minutes.
    • The match will start with the storm circle already closing in over the island.
    • Adjustments to loot availability:
      • Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70% to 80-90%.
      • Increased chances of ammo boxes spawning from 65-80% to 85-95%.
      • Floor Loot spawns nearly 100% of the time.
      • Supply Drop spawn interval lessened from 180s (+/- 30s) to 80s (+/- 20s).
      • Supply Drop descent time shortened from 60s to 30s.
      • Launchpad spawn likelihood greatly increased.
    • Harvesting resources doubled.
    • Resources found in loot increased from 30 to 100.
    • Treasure chest health increased from 200 to 500.
    • Ammo box health increased from 120 to 250.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing the unintentional rotation of stairs.
  • Fixed an issue causing an eliminated player’s collision to stick around temporarily, making it difficult to pick-up their dropped items.

UI

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the News window not displaying once you select Battle Royale.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes made characters appear with the wrong orientation when previewing items in the front end menu.

Art/Animation

  • Updated the circular bullet impact FX so that they help indicate the direction the shot came from.

Audio

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed gunshot sound stuttering that would occur when firing an automatic weapon at low ammo counts.
  • Fixed issue that caused gunfire and other sounds to play at louder volume than usual.

Performance

  • Optimized shield effects on players to improve overall frame rate.

Fortnite is currently in early access and has been since July 25, 2017. The game is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

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Tanner Pierce is a Staff Writer at DualShockers.com. When he isn't writing, he is pursuing a major in Journalism at the University of Central Florida.