Fortnite Update Adds New Quad Rocket Launcher, Funky Disco Domination Mode, and More

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October is upon us and an eerie chill is in the air, so that means Fortnite is adding…a new disco-themed mode? Uh, sure, okay. Disco Domination is a 50v50 battle, in which each team has to capture dance floors and raise disco balls by boogie-ing their butts off. This week’s update also adds the new Quad Rocket Launcher and the energy-beam-blasting Noble Launcher for Save the World.

Here are your notes for Fortnite patch 6.02:

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Battle Royale

Limited Time Mode: Disco Domination

Summary

It’s time for the ultimate dance-off. Dance Floors have spawned around the Battle Royale island. Take them over by clearing out any enemies and then dancing to raise a disco ball up from the floor. The team that fills their meter the fastest by capturing and defending the dance floors will win the match!

Mode Details:

  • Two teams of fifty players.
  • Respawning will be turned on until the third (last) storm circle.
  • Five dance floors will appear on the map whenever the storm is not moving.
  • Emoting on a dance floor when no enemies are present will raise a disco ball in the center of the floor, and capture it for your team.
  • The more friendly players dancing on a floor, the faster it will be captured.
  • Once a floor is captured, it will begin filling the team’s “dance bar” on the HUD, until either an enemy stands on it or the current storm timer ends and the storm begins to move. The first team to fill their dance bar to 100% will win the match.
  • The dance floors in the later stages of the match fill the bar more quickly, so don’t give up if your team is behind!
  • It is not possible to build on or over the dance floors, but they can be protected by surrounding them with a fort.
  • Glider redeploy is activated in this mode, press jump while falling to use your glider.
  • This mode uses 50v50 levels of loot and resources.

Weapons + Items

Quad Launcher

  • Fire up to four lobbed rockets in quick succession.
  • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
  • 80/84 base damage per rocket.
  • 300 unit explosion radius.
  • Can be found in chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

The Port-a-Fortress has returned and can be looted in-game.

  • Port-a-Fortress availability lowered from 2.43% to 1.83%.

Loot drop rate adjustments

  • Decreased common Pistol drop chance from 5.8% to 5.47%
  • Increased Epic Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.33% to 0.42%
  • Decreased Rare Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.92% to 0.71%
  • Increased Epic Heavy Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.33% to 0.4%
  • Increased Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.07% to 0.13%
  • Decreased Rare Grenade Launcher drop chance from 1.45% to 0.99%
  • Increased Epic Rocket Launcher drop chance from 0.59% to 0.66%
  • Increased Legendary Rocket Launcher drop chance from 0.08% to 0.21%
  • Increased Epic Guided Missile drop chance from 0.11% to 0.2%
  • Increased Legendary Guided Missile drop chance from 0.03% to 0.05%
  • Note: The overall number of Explosive Weapons and Snipers in a given game has not changed, however, there is a greater distribution of rarity and variants.

​​​​Performance

  • Fixed some hitches on Switch caused by blocking loads of UI data.
  • Increased the texture pool size on Xbox One, which should avoid some issues with blurry textures and improve rendering performance.

Art + Animation

Skull Trooper styles have a visual issue when viewing the Outfit from the Locker.

  • The Outfit still appears properly in-game.
  • This issue will be fixed next patch.

Save The World

Weapons + Items

Noble Launcher has returned to the Weekly Store.

  • Heavy launcher that fires a wave of piercing energy.
  • Can be fired normally for a narrow half tile wide pulse, or charged for a 1 tile wide or 1.5 tile wide blast.
  • Available Wednesday, Oct 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time until Wednesday, Oct 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Vindertech Disintegrator Shotgun has returned and is available in the Weekly Store.

  • Energy shotgun that fires an explosive ball of plasma, dealing high damage in a small area.
  • Available Wednesday, Oct 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time until Wednesday, Oct 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

In other news, Epic has brought back the popular Skull Trooper skin, and added the new female Skull Ranger. Both are available in the Item Shop now.

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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