Fortnite Update Version 2.18 Patch Notes (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch)

Fortnite has added exciting new content coinciding with the launch of Avengers Endgame. Get all the details on this new Fortnite update 2.18 in this article.

Avengers Endgame content was teased by Epic Games and it has been added today with a limited time mode for Fortnite.  You will be able to use the weapons of various Avengers in this limited time mode that is out now in Fortnite after update 2.18.

Fortnite Update Version 2.18 Patch Notes (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch)

The full patch notes for Fortnite update 2.18 are available here while a general outline and summary for most of the important changes can be seen below.

Fortnite Update Version 2.18 Patch Notes (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch)

LIMITED TIME MODE: ENDGAME

Summary
Thanos and his Chitauri invade the Battle Royale island, in search of the six Infinity Stones.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • The Hold to Swap functionality is now confirmed upon releasing the Use button rather than when initially pressing it.
  • This should help with the issue of accidentally swapping.
  • If a player is eliminated by fall damage while inside a vehicle, the player that last damaged that vehicle will receive the credit for that elimination.
  • Re-enabled hit markers to be server-side authoritative instead of client-side.
    • This will help prevent instances where players see hit markers but no damage.
  • Players that were Rebooted into Rifts were teleporting into the sky but would not enter skydiving mode.
  • Vehicles weren’t getting impulsed away from the Reboot Van.
  • Collision for the Reboot Van was not affecting some vehicles, allowing them to hide inside of the Reboot Van.
  • The yellow “invulnerability” effect wasn’t appearing on players who were revived by the Reboot Van.
  • The Reboot Card was still playing its spawn sound even if the player disconnected.
  • Dropping inventory items while in vehicles with weapons is now blocked to prevent various camera issues.
  • Traps were occasionally being placed in the middle of a tile rather than against a wall when using Builder Pro.
  • When exiting vehicles, the equip animation will now always play before weapons can be fired.
  • This will prevent the issue where players would occasionally see themselves fire right after exiting a vehicle before the server had time to register the shot.
  • The elimination feed text will no longer display the “eliminated by ally” message if an ally interrupts a player reboot animation.
  • Fall damage was being taken when using a Jetpack (in supported Limited Time Modes) after being launched from the Pirate Cannon.
  • Players were not able to negate fall damage using a Flintlock Pistol while crouching.
  • Players couldn’t see the nameplates of party member’s Reboot Cards in the UI.
  • Players would not drop a Reboot Card if they were eliminated after confirming a Reboot but before their teammate actually spawned.

GAMEPLAY

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • We’ve resolved an issue that was preventing the correct amount of Survival XP from being granted after games and have gifted XP to players as compensation.
    • You’ll receive this compensation via the Gifting system.

PERFORMANCE

Bug Fixes & Improvements
Resolved a cause of significant hitching during skydiving. and during late game combat.

ART + ANIMATION

  • We’ve added a unique animation for petting the dog and other Pets.

AUDIO

  • Added Sound Visualizer without Spatialization (panning) of sounds in-game.
    • By introducing this mode, if you are a hearing-impaired player, then you will now be able to play the game with audio and the visualizer turned on simultaneously!
    • Drop in and give us your feedback about these changes either in-game or on our social channels to help us continue to make improvements for the future!

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Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Various gameplay sounds (gunshots, walking, reloading) will no longer retrigger at incorrect/random times.
    • This was causing “ghost” sounds to be heard when nothing was causing the actual sound effect.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause certain things to not have looping audio when they should.

REPLAY

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • When healing with foraged Banana or Apples, the full visual effects weren’t playing when viewed in replays.

Fortnite Battle Royale is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.


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