Tomorrow’s challenges may be just around the corner, but today sees the release of patch v6.02 for Fortnite. Today’s patch brings with it one new game mode and weapon, along with gameplay changes and bug fixes. Today also sees the return of the infamous Skull Trooper skin on the in-game item shop. The skin comes in both male and female versions and includes a different style for each. Those who own the skin have the opportunity to complete challenges to earn the Ghost Portal Back Bling. Let’s begin the deep dive into the highlights of patch v6.02 of Fortnite Battle Royale.
Disco Domination LTM
Add this limited-time mode to the list of interesting and unique modes. Disco Domination pits two teams of 50 against each other. The two teams land around the map, making their way to five different disco dance floors around the map. Players need to fend off any enemies in the vicinity of the dance floor, then proceed to dance on the dance floor to raise the disco ball. The more players dancing on a dance floor, the faster it will capture. This will begin to raise your team’s dance bar, which will be interrupted if an enemy steps on the floor or the storm begins to move. The overall objective is to get your team’s dance bar to 100% to win the match. Dance floors can be protected by building a fort around them but players cannot build over top of them. Even if you find your team is behind, it doesn’t exactly mean it’s game over. The further into the match you go, the quicker the dance bar will raise. The best thing about the mode is that players are able to respawn until the third and final storm circle.
The Quad Launcher is a new rocket launcher available in Fortnite Battle Royale. The rocket allows four rockets to be loaded at one time and fired repeatedly. The launcher comes in epic and legendary rarities. The epic variant does 80 damage per rocket, while the legendary rocket does about 84. These numbers show that while the quad launcher can be great for suppressive fire or tearing down a fort, the Quad Launcher doesn’t have the punch that the epic and legendary rocket launcher has. The Quad Launcher can be found in chests, supply drops, and vending machines.
- The Port-a-Fortress has returned and can be looted in-game once again. The overall availability of the item has been lowered by .60%.
Loot drop rate Adjustments
- The common pistol drop rate has been decreased from 5.8 to 5.47%.
- The Epic Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle has had an increase in drop rate from 0.33% to 0.42%.
- The rare Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle drop rate has been reduced down to 0.71% from 0.92%.
- The epic and legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle now has an increased drop rate of 0.4% for epic variants, and 0.13% for legendaries.
- The rare Grenade Launcher has seen a reduction in loot drop percentage from 1.45% to 0.99%.
- The epic and legendary Rocket Launcher have had their drop rate increased to 0.66% from 0.59% for an epic variant, and 0.08% up to 0.21% for a legendary.
- The epic and legendary Guided missile variants have had their drop rate increased. Epics have been bumped up to 0.2% from their original 0.11%, and the legendary variants have increased to 0.05% from 0.03%.
- An issue that was causing buildings as well as cosmetics to load in slowly on Xbox One due to disk performance has been fixed. This will resolve the slow load-ins of buildings and cosmetics, but also reduce load times in general. This fix will cause an abrupt 10GB patch download.
- The Texture pool size on the Xbox One has been increased. This will improve the overall performance rendering and help with blurry textures.
- A change that was introduced in V6.01 that allowed Bonesy the dog to bark more than intended has been removed.
- An issue based around moving circles being far closer to the previous safe zone than they were supposed to be has been fixed.
A full overview of the patch notes along with any patch notes for Fortnite’s Save the World mode can be located here.
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