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Fortnite Update Patch 1.79 Adds Port-A-Fortress, Bug Fixes And More

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We knew that Epic Games would be adding the new Port-a-Fortress item to Fortnite very soon, and now it is available. It has been added to the game through the new 1.79 patch, which also packs plenty of gameplay tweaks and bug fixes.

The new Soaring Solos limited time event has been added to the game, replacing the High Stakes event. This event allows players to re-deploy gliders when jumping from high areas. This is something that players are able to do in the recent Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta, so the timing of this one is certainly interesting.

The developer has been regularly pumping out new content for the game, which continues to be the hottest game in gaming. It is currently in its fifth season, though season 6 will reportedly be coming soon and pack some big changes. Very little information on the sixth season is known at this point, but we’ll bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

The following are the 1.79 patch notes via epicgames.com:

Fortnite 1.79 Patch notes

GENERAL

PERFORMANCE

  • CPU optimization for Xbox One (optimized memory copy operations). This is expected to improve performance.
  • Fortnite 1.79 update optimized file layout on Xbox One to improve streaming performance. This should reduce instances of buildings rendering in late.

Battle Royale Changes in Fortnite version 1.79

LIMITED TIME MODE: SOARING SOLOS

Summary
Classic Battle Royale with gliders that can be re-deployed by pressing Jump when falling from large heights.

PLAYGROUND

Fortnite update 1.79 introduced a new consumable to the Playground LTM that will allow you to spawn an entire Spiky Stadium. We were inspired by the amazing things you’ve been making within Playground, and cannot wait to see what you create as we continue to build out the future of creative mode in Fortnite.

  • Limited Time Item: Spiky Stadium
    • Present in Playground only, found in red Supply Drops (along with a ton of impulse grenades).
    • Builds a 7×11 sized stadium full of Damage Traps and Bouncers.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Port-a-Fortress
    • It’s huge!
    • Builds instantly.
    • Fortnite version 1.79 includes built-in Bouncers for an easy exit.
    • Legendary Rarity.
    • Found in Vending Machines, chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

Bug Fixes

  • Fortnite update 1.79 fixed an issue where there was a slight delay when consuming multiple Small Shield Potions.
  • The Grappler will no longer result in an inability to change equipment.

GAMEPLAY

  • Reduced the edit button hold timing when using a controller.
    • Old School from 0.25s to 0.2s.
    • Quick Builder from 0.25s to 0.2s.
    • Combat Pro from 0.25s to 0.2s.
    • Builder Pro from 0.25s to 0.15s.
  • The Storm wall no longer destroys structures during the last few circles of the match.

AUDIO

Bug Fixes

  • Reload audio for the Double Barrel Shotgun no longer plays twice.

UI

  • Unsupported characters within in-game names will now show up as �, rather than the fallback debugging font glyph that was previously used. Loading the fallback font was causing long hitches for clients, so we’ve disabled it.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing the reticle to not appear until after you’ve switched weapons.
  • Fortnite 1.79 added new generic icons to represent console and desktop platforms for cross-platform play.

ART + ANIMATION

  • Fortnite update 1.79 added edge glow to wall bounce pads, only visible from the reverse side. This is to help players recognize when a wall bounce pad is on the opposite side of a ledge in front of them.

Bug Fixes

  • CUBE visual effects will no longer get stuck after a player has left the area.
  • The Grill Sergeant Outfit will now render properly in-game.
    • This fixes the issue where players were seeing a floating head and pickaxe.

Save the World Changes in Fortnite update 1.79

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Weekly Horde Challenge 7
    • This week, deploy your fort against hordes of enemies who are immune to crowd control effects. Stuns, knockbacks and slowing fields won’t help you this time!
    • Earn 1500 Gold for the first-time completion.
    • This challenge is repeatable for Event Tickets.

Bug Fixes

  • Fortnite patch 1.79 fixed an issue preventing players from being able to complete Storm Shield Defense side missions.

HEROES

Bug Fixes

  • The Keen Eyes ability now properly highlights nearby loot.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Bowler Flintlock Launcher added to the Weekly Store.
    • Fires cannon balls that damage and knockback groups of enemies.
      • The cannon balls can bounce before exploding, damaging nearby enemies with each bounce.
    • Available Wednesday, September 19 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM ET.
  • Added fixes for some crashing issues with Fortnite patch 1.79.
  • Added fixes for stuttering and lag issues.
  • Fortnite 1.79 update has added stability improvements.
  • Added other minor fixes with Fortnite version 1.79.
  • Various UI fixes and changes.

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Metallica takes center stage on the battle arena of the Fortnite Festival, showcasing their musical prowess in an epic PVP showdown

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Metallica will be headlining the Battle Stage at the Fortnite Festival, and fans can look forward to an epic performance later today, on the 13th of June. The entire lineup of the legendary heavy metal band has been transformed into digital avatars for the ever-growing gaming platform. Fans can now enjoy their greatest hits and even engage in a thrilling musical player-versus-player game mode.

The collaboration between Metallica and Fortnite marks the start of Fortnite Festival Season 4, featuring an exciting lineup of six Metallica songs, such as “Enter Sandman,”  “Fuel,”  and “Ride the Lightning.”. Additional songs will be introduced as the season progresses. By choosing Epic’s premium Festival Pass, you’ll have the opportunity to unlock all four Metallica band members as playable skins. How about a showdown between Lars Ulrich and Goku?

The aspect that captures our attention is the 16-player musical battle royale. The Battle Stage offers a challenging experience that pushes players to their limits, requiring both physical stamina and a captivating stage presence. Players will find themselves immersed in the intense energy of the four tracks playing simultaneously. Perform with skill, and you can unleash powerful bursts of musical energy, causing less talented individuals to falter and be defeated, with the ultimate victor being crowned the Master of Puppets (most likely).

In addition to that, Metallica will be making an appearance at the Rocket Racing tent, complete with a specially designed track, car, and LEGO replicas of the band members. Is there anything more intense than that?

Do you enjoy Metallica’s music? Could anyone have predicted that the band would rise to prominence in a video game primarily aimed at a younger audience who may not be familiar with their music? And now, let’s turn our attention to the comments section below.

 

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Star Wars Outlaws PS5 Demo Falls Short of Delivering the Full Experience, According to Critic

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Star Wars Outlaws, although it appeared visually stunning during Ubisoft’s livestream earlier this week, has received some criticism for feeling somewhat outdated. A preview unfavorably compared the release to Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the PS Vita exclusive spin-off that was launched in 2011. However, according to the creative director, the sampler is merely a small taste of what the full experience has to offer.

“When entering a show of this nature, where you’re finalizing a game’s production, you’re faced with numerous decisions. Our producer limited us to just one demo for all the shows we would attend throughout the year, such as Gamescom and Comic-Con,” Julian Gerighty explained in an interview with VGC.

He explained that the events are designed to cater to both consumers and journalists. To ensure an engaging experience, they opted for a 20-minute format that offers a diverse range of content and showcases different game systems. However, they intentionally avoided showcasing the open-world experience at this particular event, as they plan to unveil it during the studio tour and preview event. This will be a brief overview, more of an appetizer than a full meal when it comes to the game.

According to Gerighty, the developer Massive Entertainment has crafted a highly engaging game, with only a portion of its greatness showcased here.

Admittedly, the comments do make sense. It’s common knowledge that creating demos requires a significant amount of the team’s focus. If a game plans to showcase itself at consumer conventions, it can’t just offer a short gameplay experience of two or three hours. That simply won’t suffice when attendees are patiently waiting in line. This seems to be just a subpar demo, which is unfortunate. However, it may not be something to worry too much about in the end.

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The Sky Breaker Pierce DLC for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora comes out in July for PS5

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Ubisoft has given us our first look at The Sky Breaker, the first DLC story pack for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. In it, a strange shadow will appear in the sky and threaten the Na’vi clans, who just can’t seem to get a break. It comes out next month on PS5, on July 16th.

A new part of the Upper Plains called “The Heart of the Plains” can be reached by taking the Sky Breaker. Some well-known biomes have changed into new types, and there are also many new ones. Of course, the RDA has also sent out new types of enemies, so you need to be careful. The good news is that not everything is bad. During the Na’vi Festival of Games, players can look forward to timed tasks that are a little less scary. Secrets of the Spires, another story pack, is still planned to be added to the game at some point.

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