Fortnite on Nintendo Switch is the game that keeps on giving. Updates to the game are coming thick and fast, the latest version 8.11 looks like a good one. It offers a new weapon (in keeping with the pirate theme) as well as a new game mode, and much more besides.
Let's take a look at the patch notes...
Knock, knock...who’s there? Flint-Knock, that’s who! Pick the perfect time and knock yourself or enemies back with this new weapon!
WEAPONS + ITEMS
Available in Common and Uncommon Rarities.
Found from Floor Loot.
Knocks back the shooter. Can also knock back the target if they’re close enough.
The closer you are to the target, the farther they get knocked away.
The shooter can crouch to prevent the knockback.
Close range damage: 86/90
Significant damage falloff.
Must reload after each shot.
3 second reload time.
Uses Heavy Ammo.
Unvaulted the Impulse Grenade
Impulse strength against vehicles has been increased by 344%
Increased the impulse strength of explosive weapons against vehicles by 233%
Scoped Assault Rifle
Increased base damage from 24/23 to 27/26
Reduced the spawn rate of the Baller from 100% to 50%
LIMITED TIME MODE: ONE SHOT
Low Gravity. Every player has 50 health. Snipers are the only weapon and Bandages are the only healing item. Jump high and aim well!
Gravity is set lower than normal.
The Storm wait time has been greatly reduced in all phases of the game.
The only weapons in this mode are Hunting Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
Semi-Auto Snipers and Bounce Pads have been removed from the Vault in this mode.
Players will spawn with 50 health, and can only heal if they find Bandages.
Tournament Update: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
Added two additional extended sessions, which will run 24 hours a day.
3/19/2019 00:00 UTC until 3/23/2019 00:00 UTC
3/23/2019 00:00 UTC until 3/26/2019 00:00 UTC
New Tournament: Blackheart Cup (March 23rd & 24th) [$100,000 in Cash Prizes!]
Participation in this event requires players to have placed in the Top 3% (global) of any Gauntlet Test Event session prior to the start of the tournament.
The prize pool will be distributed across all server regions, with official rules and details released later this week.
March 23rd - Round One: All Eligible Players
March 24th - Round Two: Top 3000 Players from Round One
Participating in tournaments and the Gauntlet Test now requires a minimum account level of 15. The requirement was previously at level 10.
Fixed an issue that caused The Baller’s tow-hook “release” sound to trigger twice each time.
The new style for the Whiteout Outfit can now be selected.
Event leaderboards no longer display everyone as being at rank #0.
ART + ANIMATION
Increased lighting contrast in areas of shadow.
Increased color vibrancy.
Black Glass Island
Reflect your creativity onto this brand new island!
Black Glass Island
Fixed an issue where grenades were thrown from outside the save volume of islands, toward the island, would apply grenade effects (eg. knockback, chiller effects) to other players and vehicles.
CREATIVE TOOLS + PHONE
Fixed an issue where some objects had become un-targetable with the Phone, such as Llamas and Vehicles. Those now react correctly when targeted by the Phone.
Fixed an issue where a Sentry would occasionally not cause damage to players.
Made stability improvements around ending and leaving games in Creative Mode.
Let us know if you've had a chance to try out Fortnite since this latest patch. Is the game a better experience for it? As always, let us know with a comment below.