Fortnite Patch v19.40 adds more mobility to the game with Bouncers and even more Spider-Man Web Shooters.
The loot pool in pubs is getting crazier as the patches keep rolling in. There are now tons of bows all over the place – shockwave bows, flames bows, explosive bows. This is in addition to the grenades, clingers, and grenade launchers among the many grief items. In this new patch, the Fortnite developers are adding bouncers and even more web-shooters to the mix. It looks like Epic is trying to appease the casual pub players by adding as many items as possible to the game.
For the more serious gamers, none of this is applicable as the items are not being applied to Arena or other competitive modes. So, if you want a crazy ride, then jump straight into pubs. However, if you are looking to practice your piece control and strategize your zone rotates, you’re much better off sticking to tournaments or Arena. With that being said let’s take a look at the latest update:
AMAZING WEB WEEK
The v19.40 update presents Amazing Web Week! From March 1 at 9 AM ET to March 8, 2022, at 8:59 AM ET, find Spider-Man’s Web Shooters as Chest loot on the Island. (In addition to their regular spots!) If you want even more airtime — or just wanna send villains out of your sights — Bouncers will be unvaulted for Amazing Web Week. Find them on the ground and from Supply Drops!
While in aerial action, you can complete “Amazing Web Week” Quests for extra XP.
A new themed week will begin after Amazing Web Week ends. This week starts March 8 at 9 AM ET, bringing with it a new batch of special Quests. Stay tuned for more info!
PROXIMITY VOICE CHAT IN IMPOSTORS
Patch v19.40 enhances the Voice version of Impostors! The “Impostors (Voice)” playlist now uses proximity voice chat, meaning who you hear is based on who’s around your character. As before, voice communication is split between players who are and aren’t eliminated, while mixing both the Agents and Impostors together. Even though eliminated players can’t voice chat with non-eliminated players, they can still hear them to keep up with the drama.
Players who prefer no voice communication can still select the “Impostors” playlist (which has Quick Chat enabled only).
ADJUST THE TIME OF DAY IN REPLAYS
On platforms that support Fortnite replays, you can now change the time of day when playing back a replay! This can be done for replays that take place in Battle Royale or in Creative Islands where the time of day hasn’t been set by the Island’s creator.
To adjust the time of day in a replay, select the camera settings (denoted by the camera with the gear in the middle), navigate to the clock icon, then use the slider to choose the time of day you want. You can also choose to pause the time of day.
- The Amazing Web Week loot change and Bouncer addition are not included in competitive playlists.
MAJOR BUG FIXES
- Fixed an issue involving Outfits sometimes glowing with a bright blue “hologram” effect in the Lobby.
- Fixed the issue in which POI names would appear on the map only in English regardless of your selected language.