‘Fortnite’ 1.48 (3.2) Update Adds Teams Of 20 & New Skin - Patch Notes

Chris Groux

Fortnite update 3.2 is here, and adds a limited-time mode, new Battle Royale skin and a new Hero for Save The World. There are dozens of fixes in the latest patch notes, so let’s get right to it. If bugs continue to frustrate, the solution you seek might be below.

GENERAL NEW FEATURES

  • Anti-cheat protection added to PC
  • Brazil region is selectable in matchmaking on Xbox
Fortnite Burnout skin

Check out the new Burnout skin for Battle Royale. Epic Games

BATTLE ROYALE NEW FEATURES

Limited-time Teams Of 20 Mode: Five teams of 20 compete in large squads to claim Victory Royale.

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  • Each team has five squads of four players, and teammates display as green on your map.
  • The map displays the number of living allies.
  • Increased chances of treasure chest and ammo spawns. Supply drop rates and Supply Drop numbers are increased as well.
  • There are six storm circles instead of nine, and the maximum match length is 23 minutes.

Other Tweaks

  • Players will get elimination credit for forced fall damage either through Impulse Grenades or destroying structures underneath their enemies.
  • Riding a rocket no longer cancels emotes or using consumables.
  • Lobby emotes will now play out instead of just ending at five seconds.
  • The Pump Shotgun’s pump animation will now play when held up instead of at rest.
  • Distant buildings and objects now connect to the terrain more smoothly.
  • Improved terrain rendering and cloud shadows
  • Fixed hitching when certain player outfits were loaded in the middle of the match
  • Fixed crashes that could occur in rare cases when using the NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights feature
Fortnite Wukong

This is Wukong, and he’s not monkeying around when it comes to Save The World. Epic Games

SAVE THE WORLD NEW FEATURES

  • Added the Boost Pad schematic as an additional quest reward for ‘Want to Build a Hoverboard?’ This new floor trap pushes your Hoverboard in the direction of the chevrons. It’s a World Drop.
  • Added Cozy Campfire Trap as a World Drop

Group Missions

  • All Group Missions now have Mission Alerts that award Firecracker Tickets. Rewards scale, missions can be played multiple times but only 10 alerts grant tickets per day.

Other Tweaks

  • Weapon perks: Critical Damage vs. afflicted targets increased, heavy attack costs changed, fire rates increased reload speeds increased, clip size decreased and Durability Decay increased.
  • Trap Perks: Durability increased, reload speed increased, crit chance decreased and crit damage increased.
  • Wukong  is available in the Event Store: this is the Mythic version of the Lunar New Year ‘Berserker’ soldier.
  • The Demolisher Soldier has three new festive looks for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • The Support Perk for the Berserker Soldier subclass has been changed from ‘Quick Shield’ to ‘Assault Damage.’

BATTLE ROYALE BUG FIXES

Gameplay

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  • Fixed an issue where players at 60 FPS could not jump as high as those playing at 30 FPS
  • Fixed an issue that prevented weapon tracers from being visible after a certain distance
  • Fixed an auto-sprint issue that would cause players to continue sprinting when they tried to stop

Weapons

  • Fixed issues with the Hunting Rifle’s accuracy
  • Fixed additional weapon loading issues that prevented players from being able to see or use their weapon while the world was loading
  • Fixed an issue where firing a weapon could cancel the equip animation

World

  • Fixed the kitchen cabinets that were placed outside of some houses. They are now back inside where they belong
  • Increased the HP value of Weeping Willow trees so it is more representative of the amount of resources it gives

UI

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused an inventory slot to be unusable.
  • Fixed an issue where players would have to press the ‘Leave Match’ button twice when exiting an in-progress match
  • Fixed an issue where squad members could be missing from the top panel when opening the in-game menu
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when closing the game after opening the settings menu

Art

  • Fixed an issue where Glider trails were not visible to other players
  • Fixed an issue that prevented destruction effects from playing while on low effects settings

Audio

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  • Added squeaks to wood, stone, metal and default hits for the Pick Squeak harvesting tool
  • Improved the default glider and umbrella open sound so that it syncs up with animation
  • Added an audio cue that will play when squad members jump from the Battle Bus
  • Improved the Epic/Legendary Assault Rifle close-range fire sound
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when unplugging headphones
  • Fixed an issue that would cause tactically important sounds to occasionally be cancelled

Performance

  • Fixed hitching when certain player outfits were loaded in the middle of the match
  • Fixed crashes that could occur in rare cases when using the NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights feature

SAVE THE WORLD BUG FIXES

Gameplay

  • As foreshadowed in the 2.4 patch notes, completed expedition rewards may not be claimed while Storm Shield Storage is in overflow.
  • It is no longer possible to temporarily mount the Hoverboard if the mount button is held down for more than two seconds while in build mode.
  • It is no longer possible to craft ammo while on the Hoverboard.
  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where yellow missions were prematurely disappearing from the mission map
  • Fixed Smashers and Mini-Bosses being able to damage mission defense objectives
  • Minor fixes to the Event Quests

Heroes

  • Fixed an issue which could cause players to be unable to equip a gun after dying in ‘Goin’ Commando!!!’
  • Fixed an issue which didn’t allow ‘Frag Grenade!’ to be thrown through small windows

UI

  • A button has been added to the Survivor Squad screen that allows players to easily clear all slots in the squad.
  • Improved the Batch Recycle / Retire screen so that players can more easily tell which alerts map to the selected items
  • Damage numbers for the Energy damage type now have their own unique visuals.
  • Updated skill tree visuals
  • Players can now toggle the grid view when looking at Schematics, Heroes, Survivors, and Defenders in the Armory.
  • Fixed an issue where players joining via matchmaking would show up with a Homebase power of 1, no name, and no banner when opening the main menu
  • The Truck Slot 2 research node in the Research 2 skill tree page now costs 1,600 Research Points (was 3,700).

There isn’t too much here in terms of features that drastically change the game, but Fortnite’s new 3.2 patch does offer several different ways to experience its PvE and PvP offerings. The Teams Of 20 mode will undoubtedly spice up Battle Royale for the next few days, while Hoverboard race tracks and Group Missions keep Save The World fresh.

A lingering question that remains unanswered is the fate of the recently canceled Battle Royale Jetpack. While it’s nice to know the last-minute Hunting Rifle finally received the accuracy tweaks it desperately needed, we still know nothing about the free content we were shown before.

As always, be sure to check out the new batch of Weekly Challenges too. We’ll do our best to provide guides for the most obtuse ones.

The Fortnite 3.2 update is available now across PS4, Xbox One and PC.

What are your thoughts on Fortnite’s new patch? Were you expecting to see the Jetpack in these patch notes? Tell us in the comments section!

This article was first written by Newsweek

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