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Fortnite Update Adds New Trap, Playground Options, Upcoming Halloween Skins Leak

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Oct 3, 2018
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Fortnite has dropped its first Season 6 content update, which includes a new trap, some extra options for Playground Mode, and more. Additionally, a variety of Halloween-themed cosmetics, which will presumably launch later this month, have been outed by the folks at Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks. You can check those out, below.

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Here are your notes for Fortnite patch 6.01:

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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.

Gameplay

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

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.

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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.

If you need to know about every minor bug fix included in Fortnite patch 6.01, you can get the full, unabridged notes right here.

Fortnite Season 6, Darkness Falls, is currently in full swing. The season includes plenty of spooky content and map changes, as well as adorable new pets you can tote around on you back. You can get the full lowdown on Darkness Rises here.

Fortnite is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile platforms.

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