Read the Fortnite Update 1.56 Patch Notes

Fortnite update 1.56 is now available to download. The latest update to Epic Games’ popular free-to-play shooter adds in a Light Machine Gun to Battle Royale, a new Encore and Neon Weapons for Save the World. There’s also plenty of smaller changes.

Check out the Fortnite update 1.56 patch notes below:

GENERAL

  • From Thursday, April 19 until Sunday, April 22 players will receive the following:
    • 2x experience when playing Battle Royale.
  • An Into the Storm Llama each day in Save the World.
    • Remember to log in to claim your Llama on each of these days to collect all four.
  • Resiliency improvements to help prevent extended downtime.
  • Fix for a high-frequency crash on Xbox One

BATTLE ROYALE

  • Peeking is being reverted back to how it functioned prior to v3.5.
    • This should solve the issue causing players to accidentally shoot their own structures while trying to peek. More info here.

GENERAL

  • Gifts of appreciation to our community for your patience during our unexpected downtime on 4/12 – Part 2:
    • Battle Royale – 20 Battle Pass Stars
    • Save the World – 1600 Seasonal Gold

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our snazzy Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

BATTLE ROYALE

GAMEPLAY

  • Limited Time Mode: 50V50 v2
    • Two teams of 50 fight to the finish!
      • Due to this being a “large squad” mode, Profile Stats will not be tracked. Daily & Weekly challenges will still work, with the exception of the Squad-based challenges (‘Place Top 6 in Squads’, etc.).
    • Storm & Map
      • Each team has a bus, approaching the island from opposite directions. On the map, the friendly bus has a blue outline, enemy has red.
      • Final storm circle visible on minimap at start.
      • Players have 10 minutes to loot the map as the storm closes in on the circle, then 5 minutes to fight, and another 5 minutes as the storm shrinks to the end.
      • Supply drops come in batches of 3-6, fall every two minutes, and only land in the final storm circle.
      • Added dotted line to map, which indicates the “battle lines” between the two teams. Crossing the line will make running into enemies more likely.
    • Loot
      • Farming resources increased 75% over default.
      • Increased floor loot spawn likelihood by 15%.
      • Floor Loot spawns double ammo.
      • Ammo boxes spawn triple ammo.
      • Chests spawn double ammo & consumables.
      • Supply drops spawn double ammo, and an extra consumable, resource drop and trap.
    • Bug Fixes + Mode Improvements
      • Fixed a bug that created uneven teams where one side could have more than 50 players.
      • Downed players lose health more quickly than normal (10 health per tick).

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Light Machine Gun added.
    • Rare and Epic rarities.
    • Can be found in Floor Loot, Treasure Chests, and Vending Machines.
    • 25 / 26 damage (Rare / Epic).
    • 100 round magazine, fires Medium ammo.
    • 5 second reload time.

SAVE THE WORLD

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Into the Storm: Encore
    • Crank up the Steel Wool and get ready to fight as Lars continues his journey into the storm.
    • Complete this new questline to unlock one of the four new Cyberpunk Heroes.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Mercury LMG
    • Energy assault weapon with a moderate rate of fire and large magazine size.
    • Available in the Event Store at 8pm EST on April 18.

Fortnite update 1.56 is available now.