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Fortnite servers down for update 1.8.2 lands – patch notes confirmed

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The Fortnite servers are currently down for maintenance for the next couple of hours, between approximately 9.00-11am GMT.

This is to prepare for the new update 1.8.2 for Battle Royale, which introduces a new consumable item called The Bush, and the Season Shop where you can buy new outfits, harvesting tools and much more.

Check out The Bush action, which has a legendary rarity and is a one-time use item which camouflages you as – you’ve guessed it – a bush.

Meanwhile, the new Fortnite Season Shop has a few items for sale, including:

  • Level 5 – Glider : Aerial Assault One
  • Level 15 – Outfit : Aerial Assault Trooper
  • Level 20 – Outfit : Renegade Raider
  • Level 35 – Pickaxe : Raider’s Revenge

The full Fortnite 1.8.2 patch notes are as follows:

GENERAL

  • Fixed several localization issues.
  • Fixed several client crashes.

BATTLE ROYALE
WEAPONS

  • Adjusted Pump Shotgun falloff damage.

– 100% damage up to 7.68 meters
– 70% damage at 18 meters
– 20% at 30 meters
– 0% at 41 meters

  • Increased the time it takes to transition from hip-fire to targeting mode after unintentionally decreasing it in a previous update.

– It previously took 0.25 seconds to raise and lower weapons.

– It now takes 0.4 seconds to raise weapons and 0.45 seconds to lower weapons.

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in weapons not having ammo when picked up.
  •  Fixed a recoil bug which made aiming upwards faster than aiming downwards while firing.

UI

  • Added a scroll bar for the daily challenge list so that the “Collect Rewards” button is no longer pushed off screen when five or more challenges are displayed.
  • The loading screen no longer displays “Solo” when entering or leaving a Squad match.

CONTROLLER

  • You can now repair structures while in build mode using the “Combat Pro” configuration.

– Hold the right thumbstick down to repair.

  •  The Right Trigger label (“RT”) on the controller layout image is now assigned to the correct button.

PERFORMANCE

  • Optimized shadow rendering to improve overall performance.
  • Optimized visibility calculations for objects to improve rendering performance.
  •  Made improvements to foliage rendering affecting CPU and GPU performance.
  • Reduced in-game hitches by preloading additional assets in the matchmaking lobby instead of mid-match.
  •  Resolved multi-second hitching and freezing on consoles.

DAILY CHALLENGES

  •  Fixed a few issues that unintentionally awarded players with completed challenges.


SAVE THE WORLD
GAMEPLAY

  • Added a “Play Now” button to the Fortnitemares event page.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented the weak point from appearing while harvesting resources.
  •  Fixed an issue which blocked the ShadowShard evolution choice from the Gravedigger rifle.

UI

  • Fixed an issue which caused the chat window to block the “View Event” button in the menus.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Ceiling Drop Trap and Ice Floor Trap to display Star level one on the schematic even when upgraded to level two or higher.

ART

  •  Fixed an issue which prevented Ramirez’s ponytail from showing.

AUDIO

  • Fixed several cases of subtitles not matching the corresponding voice lines.