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Fortnite Update 4.2 is here and here’s what’s new

A new rifle, a new health item, audio enhancements, and many other things.

  • Published: May 17, 2018 11:59 AM IST
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Epic Games is coming up with a new update for Fortnite that is numbered at 4.2 and it brings with it a new rifle, a new health item, audio enhancements, among other things. And here’s what the blog about the update on Epic’s website says:

Patch v4.2 introduces a new foraged item… Apples! Find this nutritious treat around trees scattered throughout the map. When you’re done snacking, hunt for the new Epic and Legendary rarity Burst Assault Rifle. It can be found in Floor Loot, Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines. Do you prefer it over our other Epic and Legendary assault rifles?

The new burst rifle added to the game’s Battle Royale mode will come in Epic and Legendary quality and the rifle’s will deal 32 and 33 damage, respectively. Both the rifles will have the “same damage fall-off ranges as other Assault Rifles.”

There is also a new item introduced called that will restore five health and can be stacked up to reach 100 health. These will be “uncommon” and can be found on trees around the map. Besides this there have been some balances made which include a five percent increased drop rate for Impulse Grenades, a decreased trap damage from 125 to 75, and a 3 damage increase of the suppressed submachine gun.

There have been some audio changes as well that include new footstep noise for various surfaces like wood will creak, stone will crunch, and metal will rattle. There have been some changes in the 50v50 mode where the Down but not out (DBNO) damage ticker has been decreased from 10 to five, increased chest spawn rate from 50-70 percent to 75-90 percent. The final circle time length has been shortened from five minutes to three minutes.

Besides these there are a bunch of other changes that have been brought with this update and those can be found on Epic’s website.

  • Published Date: May 17, 2018 11:59 AM IST