Fortnite Update v6.01 Patch Notes – Chiller Trap, Playground Features

Fortnite have released the patch notes for the Patch v6.01 Update that dropped on October 3, 2018.

The brand new update, currently putting Fortnite Battle Royale into downtime, headlines the brand new Chiller Trap. The Chiller Trap is the first Trap item to be added to the game in a long time, and we might see some cool new interesting plays with it.

The update also contains the previously announced Disco Domination LTM, which is a brand new limited time mode pitting players in a game of Domination – however, you have to capture dance floors by dancing. Sounds fun, right? That LTM will probably be available this week.

You can view the full patch notes below for the update.

STAY FROSTY,

A ‘cool’ trap debuts in Battle Royale and pummel those Husks with a new weapon in Save the World.

Chiller (Battle Royale)
Don’t get cold feet! Freeze your foes and slide around for a quick getaway.

Playground Custom Options (Battle Royale)
More options have been added for you to play around with. Tweak starting health, gravity and more!

Lead Sled Hammer (Save the World)
Knock those Husks into the ground with this new weapon.

KNOWN ISSUES

Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

BATTLE ROYALE

LIMITED TIME MODE: PLAYGROUND

Playground Custom Options

  • Added more options to Playground. Allowing you to change settings such as starting health, time of day, gravity, and more!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Chiller added.
    • Common Trap.
    • Can be placed on floors, walls, or ceilings.
    • Drops in stacks of 3 in Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and floor loot.
    • Applies icy feet to friends or foes, causing them to slide around with low friction.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause vehicles to become uncontrollable.

GAMEPLAY

  • Made improvements to the motion controls for the Switch to make it feel more accurate and responsive.

Bug Fixes

  • Pets are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.
  • Toys now respect the streamer mode setting for player names in minigame messages.
  • Slightly increased the hitbox size on the Fancy Tomato to match its visual size.

AUDIO

  • The following adjustments have been made to Glider audio tells:
    • Muffled the audio if there isn’t a clear line of sight between you other gliding players.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where incorrect audio would play when a teammate was eliminated.

UI

Bug Fixes

  • Added star ratings to the UI elements of all trap items.

MOBILE

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players occasionally couldn’t interact with items.

SAVE THE WORLD

HEROES

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Keep Out!!!’s damage area was smaller than intended.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Lead Sled Hammer added to the Weekly Store.
    • A fast-swinging hammer that gains speed with each hit.
    • Leap Attack: Heavy attack that jumps to the targeted foe and damages and knocks down nearby enemies.
    • Available Wednesday, October 3 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET.
  • Obliterator Sniper Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
    • A slow firing Sniper Rifle with high base damage and a heavy kick.
    • Shots pierce through walls and husks alike, and can quickly obliterate structures.
    • Available Wednesday, October 3 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Walloper Hammer sometimes wouldn’t do damage while using the Leap Attack.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a hitch while using the Leap Attack with the Walloper Hammer.
  • Elemental visual effects on weapons are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.

Leaked Skins, Gliders, Back Bling and Pick-Axes

Fortnite Battle Royale update 6.01 has gone live, which means leaked skins have been discovered by dataminers.

The leaked Fortnite skins and items tie in to the Darkness Rises theme of the new season.

Perfect for Halloween, the new skins include male and female scarecrows named Straw Ops (female) and Hay Man (male). You can see the the two scarecrow skins at the top of the page.

Epic is yet to announce an official release date for the skins, but you can expect them to go live on the weekend.

Other leaked items include the Dark Glyph and Field Wraith gliders, as well as the Hay Nest and Birdhovel backbling.

Fans will also be able to purchase the Thunder Crash and Harvester harvesting tools.

The items, which you can see below, were discovered on the excellent Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks Twiiter page. There’s also a new emote coming to the game.

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