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Fortnite Patch EA 1.4.7

Fortnite Patch Update

EA1.4.7 RELEASE NOTES

We will be releasing this patch today, August 17, 2017.

BUG FIXING

  • Improved memory usage in the skilltree
    • Aimed at reducing OOM issues
  • Fixed a server crash
  • Fixed a client crash caused by the particle system
    • Fight or Flight Perk
    • Initially intended to increase the “War Cry” ability damage buff by 15%, but it was instead increasing damage buff by 65%
      • The issue causing this has been corrected, and the Fight or Flight perk has been rebalanced to 10%

BALANCE

  • Adjusted the mix of mission types in Twine Peaks
    • The change is aimed at adjusting the variety of mission difficulty while work is done on additional content
  • War Cry – Ability
    • Ranged Rate of Fire reduced from 50% to 40%
    • Melee Rate of Fire reduced from 20% to 16%
    • Weapon Damage reduced from 50% to 40%
    • Rate of Fire and Damage buff effects of War Cry combine multiplicatively (you deal increased damage, and you do so more often)
      • War Cry was not initially balanced with this in mind
        • War Cry has been rebalanced to account for multiplicative Rate of Fire and Damage buff effects
        • Also adjusted with average downtime of weapon reloads in mind
  • Fight or Flight  – Perk
    • War Cry damage buff reduced from 65% from 10%
    • Fight or Flight will now increase the War Cry damage buff to 50% from 40%

EA PATCH NOTES 1.4.6

We will be releasing this patch today, August 16, 2017 at approximately 3:00 PM.

  • Made improvements to memory usage on Xbox One
    • This should prevent out-of-memory crashes
  • Corrected a PS4 crash caused by in game audio
  • Fixed an exploit preventing item durability loss
  • Fixed a bug which caused caches to become visible on the minimap during “Repair the Shelter”
  • Corrected an Xbox One network crash
  • Corrected an AI pathfinding server crash
  • Corrected a particle system crash
  • The Teleporter can no longer be selected via the mouse scroll wheel

EA1.4.5 RELEASE NOTES

Today we are releasing an update for PC and PS4 aimed at correcting various crash fixes and improving overall game stability across all platforms. This update is scheduled for August 14 at 5:00 PM EDT. Players will need to restart Fortnite to install the patch and play. No downtime is expected. The Xbox One update will follow soon.

  • Corrected a few server-side crashes
  • Corrected a crash that occurred while inspecting Heroes or Defenders
  • Corrected a PS4 rendering crash
  • Corrected a few PS4 Pro out-of-memory crashes
  • Corrected an infrequent Xbox One and PC audio crash
  • Players will now see the correct score at the end of a mission
  • Patched up a number of UI-related memory leaks
  • Made a few changes to the way textures stream to Xbox One. This should reduce out of memory errors
    • This may cause textures to occasionally become blurry
    • We will continue to make improvements

EA 1.4.4 RELEASE NOTES

Today 8.12.2017 we are deploying an additional small update aimed at fixing various crash fixes for PS4, PC, and Mac. Players will need to restart Fortnite in order to install the patch and play. No downtime is expected. More Xbox fixes are being worked on.

  • Fixed PC only client crash
  • Fixed PS4 crash associated with audio
  • Fixed a few ‘out of memory’ crashes
  • Re-enabled visuals for other player’s abilities when loading into a match

EA1.4.3 RELEASE NOTES

Today we are deploying a small update aimed at fixing various crash fixes and improving game stability across all platforms. Players will need to restart Fortnite in order to install the patch and play. We anticipate no downtime.This patch will include fixes from patch 1.4.2 for console

  • Added the option to toggle Hero accessories on Xbox One and PS4
  • Corrected several crashes across all platforms
  • Disabled end-of-mission videos at the end of each mission on PS4 and Xbox One
    • We believe this will reduce crashing on consoles
    • We will re-enable end-of-mission videos once the issues are corrected

EA1.4.2 RELEASE NOTES

PC update will be on August 9 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time.  Xbox One and PS4 update are planned at a later time.

MAJOR UPDATES

  • Corrected a crash caused by particle effects on all platforms
  • Corrected a crash caused by slotting a survivor into a squad on PS4
  • Corrected a number of smaller issues causing crashes on PS4
  • Corrected an issue preventing PS4 players from joining a game session
  • Repair the Shelter caches fixed to provide the correct rate of nuts and bolts.

MAJOR KNOWN ISSUES

  • Players are unable to toggle accessories on and off on PS4 and Xbox One
    • Fix in progress

EA1.4.1 RELEASE NOTES

MAJOR UPDATES

  • Corrected a crash caused by particle effects on all platforms
  • Corrected a crash caused by slotting a survivor into a squad on PS4
  • Corrected a number of smaller issues causing crashes on PS4
  • Corrected an issue preventing PS4 players from joining a game session
  • Repair the Shelter caches fixed to provide the correct rate of nuts and bolts.

MAJOR KNOWN ISSUES

  • Players are unable to toggle accessories on and off on PS4 and Xbox One
    • Fix in progress

MAJOR UPDATES

  • Corrected a crash caused by particle effects on all platforms
  • Corrected a crash caused by slotting a survivor into a squad on PS4
  • Corrected a number of smaller issues causing crashes on PS4
  • Corrected an issue preventing PS4 players from joining a game session
  • Repair the Shelter caches fixed to provide the correct rate of nuts and bolts.

MAJOR KNOWN ISSUES

  • Players are unable to toggle accessories on and off on PS4 and Xbox One
    • Fix in progress

EA 1.4 Release Notes

The patch will launch Friday 8/4/2017, the server will need some downtime to deploy.

Major Known Issues

  • Players are sometimes shown 0 zone score and XP when completing missions, but are still awarded XP and Skill Points upon returning to frontend
  • Friend and Party Invites/Joins are sometimes delayed, or fail altogether
  • Purchasing the Weapon Transformation node does not unlock Transforming in the Armory
  • Global Chat shows a “Joining general chat” message to players who have communications blocked
  • Party Finder does not populate newly added PSN/Xbox Live friends while the title is running

Major Updates

  • Added options in the Settings menu to turn off specific HUD elements.
  • Items are no longer marked by default for recycle when entering recycle mode, making it more difficult to unintentionally recycle the wrong item.
  • Added an option to toggle visibility of hats and backpacks on Heroes.
  • Updated visuals in the Skill Tree to make it more obvious which node is currently selected.
  • Added an option in the main menu to set Storm Shield building permissions for party members. No more running to your Storm Shield in the middle of battle.
  • Added a notification for players who load into another player’s Storm Shield mission if they attempt to do something they do not have permission to do.
  • Ammo crafting page in the inventory now shows weapons the player currently has equipped. This permits seeing their ammo counts during crafting.
  • Ninja and Outlander quests are now displayed in the campaign map.

Art

  • Fixed some mini-map icons on weapons that would look like boxes when dropped in the world.
  • Fix a hang that would occur when dropping some weapons.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Homebase Banner Icons to appear stretched on the end of mission banners.
  • Fixed collision with the rocks in the Canny Valley Storm Shield.
  • Clouds will now dissipate after firing the Atlas in Fight the Storm missions.
  • Fixed a bug where the teleporter FX will scale to an enormous size if placed on a slope.
  • Fixed an issue where certain cinematics would not play on PS4.

Audio

  • Music stinger now plays when Husks are woken up.
  • Improved Husk sleeping sounds.
  • Pitcher Husk wind-up and throw is more noticeable.

Gameplay

  • Phase Shift will no longer kill an Outlander if used over a Teleporter gadget.
  • Enemies now correctly detach from the Bull Rush shield when colliding with other surfaces.
  • Enemies are now always visible above the clouds on the mini map
  • Major performance improvements on the mini map
  • Supply Drop no longer floats before landing on the ground
  • Fixed a bug with the Constructor’s animation not resetting after dying while using Bull Rush
  • Can no longer use Supply Drop or Air Strike while in Bull Rush or Dragon Slash
  • Item stacks that aren’t at max limit will now auto-stack.
  • Fixed some issues on PC that occurred while alt+tabbing in windowed mode.
  • Fixed a rare issue where players wouldn’t respawn.
  • Fixed an issue where Defenders weren’t able to fire charging weapons.
  • Fixed an issue with the Soldier’s death animation which failed to play during the Shockwave ability animation.
  • Fixed an issue with damage numbers which would occasionally cause the number “0002” to appear.
  • Fixed an issue where players that joined wouldn’t see the correct BluGlo count.
  • Improved Defender spawning and teleporting to prevent Defenders from not spawning on the Defender Pad.
  • Fixed an issue where after moving a Defender, the player would lose the gun and ammo that the Defender had equipped.
  • Fixed an issue with schematic crafting progress.
  • Fixed several enemy collision issues.
  • Fixed an issue where loot containers in Storm Shields would often appear as the default orange box mesh.
  • Custom key bindings can now be properly cleared using “Reset To Default” in the Input tab of Settings
  • Fixed players being unable to interact with pickups when they joined after the pickup was created
  • Fixed an issue where Husks would be able to damage the player from a great distance away.
  • Fixed an issue where Husks would move and float in the air.

Missions

  • Fixed an issue where the first objective was not started before the player reached the lab, causing objectives to not be completed.
  • Fixed an item stacking problem that could result in quest rewards going to Storm Shield Storage despite available inventory space.
  • Fixed various crashes which could occur when starting a mission.
  • Fixed an issue where players could cause damage and destroy Lars’ van during Ride the Lightning.
  • Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to claim Expeditions.
  • Fixed an issue where players wouldn’t receive the right tier of weapon from an Expedition.
  • Fixed an issue where players became blocked during the first “Ride the Lighting” mission.
  • Fixed an issue where rescuing survivors wasn’t giving quest progress.

UI

  • More descriptive information will now be displayed for skill tree nodes that modify player attributes.
  • Weapons and traps now rotate on the inspect screen.
  • Fixed an issue that would only allow the far-left loot card choice to be selected.
  • Llama loot cards no longer show total amount of resources, to avoid confusion about how much the user got.
  • Fixed an issue where a Defender’s main and stats panel tab didn’t display information in the armory.
  • The drop item window will no longer appear while trying to drop an item as the rewards flow begins.
  • Heroes now display the appropriate info for their support perks at their current level
  • The item management Level Up filter now limits the view to items the player has enough XP to upgrade.
  • Fixed issues with text being cut off in the collection book.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented claiming quest rewards that were completed during the tutorial.
  • Fixed for client crash after signing out of PSN or Xbox Live during the Loot Llama Quest.
  • Reduced distance of pickup HUD indicator text
  • Hid the “Leave Party” button from party management menu when in zone. This prevents the player from leaving the party and the zone without going through the proper warnings.
  • Fixed some text that wasn’t localized in error messages.
  • Fixed some issues where players were prevented from completing the tutorial if they logged out of the game during the tutorial.
  • Rapidly claiming expedition rewards should no longer cause an error.
  • Fixed the issue where the inventory screen stays up when pressing Alt+Tab.
  • Fixed party invitations occasionally not appearing when a friend re-invites you.
  • Many localization fixes.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would lose functionality in the collection book rewards screen.

Xbox

  • Fixed a rare audio crash on Xbox One.

Known Issues

  • Mouse cursor is sometimes invisible on PS4
  • Items that are removed from overflow as a result of slotting other items in the Collection Book are not able to be slotted into the Collection Book
  • Loot Llama quest completion has a delay after claiming Upgrade Llama loot
  • Skill tree videos do not load until second click
  • “Faster Exit” perk does not apply
  • “Bearricade” does not slow down enemy husks
  • Founders Emblem has 3 different names across the UI
  • Onboarding and Outpost cinematics do not obey volume sliders
  • BluGlo models sometimes stretch across the map
  • Both Dragon Slash! and Outlandish Trophy do not trigger on PS4 after purchasing the skill node
  • Player retains full character movement while chat is focused
  • When a tab within the Vault is selected, the first item in the tab is selected by default
  • Party members lose Play options when loading in and out of Storm Shield zone together
  • Amplifier outlines in the Storm Shield are visible even when not they aren’t intractable
  • Players are not brought from the Map to the Lobby if the Main Menu is open
  • Bull Rush’s damage and knockback don’t activate right away
  • Players have to click Apply and Close after changing their Banner
  • Bluglo is not saved for players that Rejoin a game in progress from the Abandon / Rejoin menu
  • Keyboard and Controller not bound to chat when chat window is active
  • Earning the Exploration Badge does not reveal Survivors that have not been found

Small Xbox One Patch EA1.3.6 8/2/17 9:00 AM Eastern

This patch does not fix the issues roughly 300 players are having logging into Fortnite on Xbox One. We are working diligently with Microsoft to resolve this issue and have a suspected cause that is in progress of being fixed. We currently do not have a timeline on the issue being resolved. We will keep you updated.

We have a small patch coming for Xbox One players on August 2, 2017. This patch will have no downtime.

EA1.3.6 Release Notes

Improvements:

  • Optimized patch sizes to reduce players’ downloads between patches moving forward.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with screen hitching after using character abilities.
  • Performance optimizations.
  • Fix to allow Global Chat and Founders Chat to be enable.
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