Fortnite is being updated to v4.5 and the update is bringing a lot of new things to the game including dual-wielded pistols and some good updates to the Battle Royale and Save the World mode. Let’s take a look one by one at what the update brings to the users.
The new Playground mode is for new players who want to get the basics of the game right before jumping right into the battles. You can practice with your weapons and items and the mode allows you to play with your friends in a very low-pressure scenario.
In the Playground mode, you will be able to train your battle and building skills and you will have 1 hour to do so. You can drop in a Battle Royale map with your friends and you can train with them for an hour. Friendly fire will be on and players are respawned when killed unless they’re killed by the storm.
You can gather resources 10x of what you will in a real match. 100 Llamas will be spawned along with chests and ammo boxes for the whole hour.
Final Fight Team of 12
This is quite similar to the traditional Battle Royale mode. The storm circles in this mode does not close all the way into the map. The teams will have to battle it out after the circle has finished closing it. The teams will have to battle until the timer runs out and the team with most number of players alive wins.
In case of a tie, the two tied teams will win the match.
Battle Royale – Weapons & items
Dual Pistols have been added and they will be available in Epic and Legendary variants. They will do a damage between 41-43 and both pistols shoot together on the trigger pull. You can find these pistols in floor loots, chest, and drops.
There are a few nerf updates for the Pump, Tactical and Heavy shotguns. The Pump’s damage to structures has been reduced by 50% and the number is 25% for Tactical and Heavy shotguns.
The Tactical and Silenced SMGs have been nerfed too. The first shot accuracy for a Tactical SMG has been removed but the base accuracy has been increased by 25%. For a Silenced SMG, the base accuracy has been increased by 10%.
Battle Royale – Bug Fixes
There were a few bugs related to Boogie Bombs not working when being blocked by vehicles and that has been fixed now. Thermal Scoped Rifle now works with intended accuracy when it is scoped in. There are other bug fixes to Clingers or Spike Traps.
Other fixes have also been done in gameplay, replay system, audio, UI and more.
Save the World
Missions + systems
The Blockbuster Part 4: The Finale is now available for you to play. You can complete the whole questline and you get to choose a Shadow Ops hero. You can get Heros, Trap Schematics and Weapon Schematics directly from the Collection Book and you can do this through Recruitment & Research.
You can unslot your items from the Collection Bucks and this will cost you 20 V-Bucks. New 4th of July Heroes are being added as part of the Blockbuster Part 4.
Save the World – Heroes
You will see the following new heroes as part of the Stars and Stripes Soldiers.
- Stars and Stripes Jonesy – Legendary Survivalist
- Stars and Stripes Headhunter – Legendary Survivalist
These Heroes can be acquired after you complete the Independence Day side quest in Save the World.
Save the World – Weapons + items
Bobcat Assault Rifle has been added to the Weekly Store and it will be available starting 27th June 2018 at 8 PM until 4th July 2018, 8 PM EST. The Crazy Campfire now heals through wall as well provided that the player is the range of the fire.
The Ammo limit for Light, Medium and Shells and Slugs have also increased. Lifesteal Perk is also increased by 50% and the effectiveness of Pistols that fire explosives have also increased.
There are other bug fixes for UI, audio, gameplay and art and animations as well.
You can take a look at the full patch notes for the v4.5 update here. This is a major update for Fortnite as you can see a lot of things have been changed. The servers are currently undergoing an update and hence they are down as of right now.
UPDATE: The Servers are back up again but people are still facing long wait times for matches. Server Status updates can be checked here.