New Fortnite Update Introduces the Chiller

October 3, 2018Written by Lucas White

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Epic Games has released a new update for Fortnite, version 6.01. This one is a little on the smaller side. That said, the patch still introduces new content, including one new weapon for both the Battle Royale and Save the World modes. Of course, there are also several fixes, and a few other nuggets as well.

Here’s a video introducing the new item, the Chiller.

The Chiller is a trap-style item that not only freezes people in place, but also gives you the ability to slide quickly down slopes, making it a handy getaway tool in certain situations.

Meanwhile Save the World gets the Lead Sled Hammer, which looks like a hammer made out of a car engine.

Here are the full patch notes, which include some new additions to Fortnite‘s Playground mode:

BATTLE ROYALE

LIMITED TIME MODE: PLAYGROUND

Playground Custom Options

  • Added more options to Playground. Allowing you to change settings such as starting health, time of day, gravity, and more!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Chiller added.
    • Common Trap.
    • Can be placed on floors, walls, or ceilings.
    • Drops in stacks of 3 in Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and floor loot.
    • Applies icy feet to friends or foes, causing them to slide around with low friction.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause vehicles to become uncontrollable.

GAMEPLAY

  • Made improvements to the motion controls for the Switch to make it feel more accurate and responsive.

Bug Fixes

  • Pets are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.
  • Toys now respect the streamer mode setting for player names in minigame messages.
  • Slightly increased the hitbox size on the Fancy Tomato to match its visual size.

AUDIO

  • The following adjustments have been made to Glider audio tells:
    • Muffled the audio if there isn’t a clear line of sight between you other gliding players.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where incorrect audio would play when a teammate was eliminated.

UI

Bug Fixes

  • Added star ratings to the UI elements of all trap items.

MOBILE

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players occasionally couldn’t interact with items.

SAVE THE WORLD

HEROES

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Keep Out!!!’s damage area was smaller than intended.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Lead Sled Hammer added to the Weekly Store.
    • A fast-swinging hammer that gains speed with each hit.
    • Leap Attack: Heavy attack that jumps to the targeted foe and damages and knocks down nearby enemies.
    • Available Wednesday, October 3 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET.
  • Obliterator Sniper Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
    • A slow firing Sniper Rifle with high base damage and a heavy kick.
    • Shots pierce through walls and husks alike, and can quickly obliterate structures.
    • Available Wednesday, October 3 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Walloper Hammer sometimes wouldn’t do damage while using the Leap Attack.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a hitch while using the Leap Attack with the Walloper Hammer.
  • Elemental visual effects on weapons are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.

[Source: Epic Games]