In Patch v22.40, Epic Games has moved forward in tightening the bond between Fortnite and Rocket League.
Patch v22.40 – Fortnite and Rocket League Bond
Epic Games acquired Psyonix, the developer of Rocket League, back in 2019. The acquisition made sense since both games used Epic’s Unreal game Engine. There was always bound to be closer collaboration between the two companies. This new update is a step in that direction and the introduction of a Rocket League “super” car is an exciting addition to Fortnite gameplay.
The official patch notes also include a new 40 versus 40 LTM. Undoubtedly, these types of large-scale matches are great if you’re in the mood for chaotic fun. Let’s dig in to all the details:
OCTANE’S NEWEST DESTINATION
In v22.10, the Octane vehicle from Rocket League boosted into Fortnite for creators to rev up their islands. Now, with v22.40, Octane has boosted into Battle Royale and Zero Build. This Battle Royale/Zero Build version is balanced for these modes, but it still has rocket boosters, supersonic speed, and the ability to jump, double jump, dodge, take flight, and drive on walls!
GLIDE TO SAFETY WITH THE GRAPPLE GLIDER
An enemy coming right at you? Or even worse, an enemy coming right at you while they’re in an Octane? Make a swift getaway with the Grapple Glider — pull yourself into the air by aiming at a hard surface, then deploy your Glider to land in safe territory.
You can find Grapple Gliders from the ground, Chests, Chrome Chests, and Supply Drops. They have limited charges, so it’s not a bad idea to save your Grapple Glider for emergencies!
HAVE A BIG TIME IN THE BIG BATTLE LTM
Look around you: it’s A LOT of players on your team. In the new Big Battle Limited Time Mode, you’re in a team of 40 facing another team of 40. The match begins with the Storm already circling the first zone, and you’ll see Uncommon-rarity items already in your loadout. The result? The action starts right away in this fast-paced, Zero Build LTM. To help you defeat the other team even faster, loot in Big Battle is Rare-rarity or higher.
EXPLORE THE BATTLE ROYALE ISLAND… OUTSIDE BATTLE ROYALE
In the v22.30 patch, the Battle Royale Island became a “starter island” for creating your own Battle Royale experience in it, or for just wandering around. You can also jump into an experience made by someone else! With this new way to explore the Battle Royale Island, we’ll be vaulting Battle Lab in v23.00.
USE/INTERACT IMPROVEMENT ON MOBILE
On mobile, we have completely removed the Interact icon (hand icon) from the Fire button. Specific “Use” actions will now be represented by their own icon, meaning that, for example, eating and drinking actions will have their own icon now.
- Octane is not included in competitive playlists.
MAJOR BUG FIXES
- Fixed an issue in which some Outfits from previous Seasons’ Battle Passes were missing colors.