Season 3 is here! : Things just got easier if you’re colorblind and some cool new skins.

 GXP Updates
  • Overwatch League Stage 2 has started!
  • Mercy Nerfed
  • Fortnite New season has started

Quality of life fixes

  • Huge Improvements to building
    • Players can now build Structures just about anywhere even through trees, rocks, and cars. No more falling or dying cause you couldn’t  build there)
      • Allowing players the freedom to build almost anywhere(no more trees stopping your ramps)
      • Structural support still works the same way — only terrain or other buildings will support your built structures, not objects you build through.

Building just became Faster

  • You can now continuously place the selected building piece by holding down the Primary Fire button.
    • If you run out of materials while building, you’ll now automatically switch to the next material with available resources.
      • You can turn this feature off with the “Auto Material Change” option in the Game Settings menu.
        • You can turn this feature off with the “Turbo Building” option in the Game Settings menu, but honestly why would you want to?
      • Battle Royale: Switching between building pieces is now much smoother, especially using console controls or under non-ideal network conditions.

Who doesn’t like music? New Orchestral Music Score!

  • The score was created by film composer Marco Beltrami (Logan, The Hurt Locker, etc.) and Pinar Toprak (Krypton TV series, additional composition for the Justice League film, etc.). The hour long score was recorded in Nashville with an amazing orchestra.
    • Save the World: All music has been updated with an entirely new soundtrack.
    • Battle Royale: The Login, Launch, and Lobby menus have updated remixes from the new score.

If you had problems seeing before they just made it easier for you those far shots

 

  • Added Color Blind Option
    • This can be found in the new “Accessibility” tab in the game’s options.
    • There’s a strength indicator so that you can find a level that works best for you.
    • This feature is still in development and are looking for feedback by the community. Which you can give through the main menu in game.
  • Holding down the “Interact/Use” button when approaching a chest or downed ally will now automatically perform the action once in range.
    • This also works when reviving teammates.
    • Messaging now displays when party functionality has degraded due to server issues.
      • This includes being able to join parties and send invitations.
    • Easy Anti-Cheat protection added to Mac.
    • Improved the look & feel of the game window title bar, buttons and borders on Windows.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Auto-Run being cancelled when opening the map or inventory screens.
  • Inventory icons should no longer get stuck in a selected state after being dragged out of the inventory.
  • Improved CPU performance when activating overlaps, such as traps or triggers.
  • Optimized grass rendering to improve overall frame rate.
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect numbers could be shown if you enabled the “Show Net Stats” HUD option.

New toys to play with

  • Hand Cannon added.
    • Fires Heavy ammo.
    • Epic and Legendary rarity.
    • Found in Floor Loot, Treasure Chests and Supply Drops.
  • Pump Shotgun behavior has been addressed. Firing the Pump Shotgun and quickly switching weapons will now require you to pump the Shotgun before the next shot.
    • We will be monitoring any fallout from this and continuing to iterate on how this works throughout the next patches.
  • Grenades no longer have the ability to Crit.
  • Removed the Valentine’s Day skin from the Crossbow.
  • Adjusted Pistol drop chances in floor loot:
    • Increased Uncommon Pistol by 25%.
    • Increased Rare Pistol by 100%.
    • Decreased Epic Suppressed Pistol by 33%.
    • Decreased Legendary Suppressed Pistol by 20%.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the colorful outlines around weapon pickups not showing up.
  • Fixed the Crossbow not reloading if the fire button is pressed with an empty ammo clip.
  • Fixed the Impulse Grenade sometimes not sticking to the environment.
  • Fixed a recoil recovery issue that caused the reticle to be in a lower position than expected after switching weapons.

PERFORMANCE

  • 60 FPS mode added for PS4, Xbox One, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
    • Battle Royale now defaults to 60 FPS, but you can switch back to 30 FPS in Settings if you prefer higher quality visuals.
    • This replaces the Uncapped mode.
  • Optimized weapon and building selection to be much more responsive under non-ideal network conditions.
  • Several HUD elements have been optimized to improve performance.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed hitching that occurred when jumping out of the Battle Bus.
  • Fixed hitching that occurred when encountering certain skins for the first time in a match.

GAMEPLAY

  • Players now remain in control of their character for 10 seconds after earning Victory Royale!( time for some dancing)
  • Players who do not have an Outfit equipped will now have the same Outfit both in-game and the lobby.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where sometimes no weapon would be equipped on first weapon pickup.
  • Fixed the crosshair reticle disappearing in certain cases.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong item was dropped after switching inventory slots immediately after picking-up a new item.
  • Fixed an issue where Supply Drops were unable to be viewed from long distances.
  • Fixed issue where other player models could appear giant in certain network conditions.
  • Fixed wall traps not triggering if placed behind certain stair configurations that didn’t visually block the trap.
  • Fixed the wrong item stack sometimes being consumed when multiple instances of a stacking item are in the quickbar.
  • Fixed a rare server crash when a player would join a match.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause visual delays when acquiring pickups or opening chests.

 

ART/ANIMATION

  • Removed Depth of Field blur to greatly increase image sharpness for all players.

 Bug Fixes

  • Lighting during all times of day/night now match the brightness across all Quality options.

  • Lighting contrast + intensity have been adjusted to improve contrast in certain times of day that were flat and to reduce shadows in times of day that were too dark.
  • Fixed an issue which caused downed players to become invisible if revived underwater.

AUDIO

  • Unique Audio coming to several Pickaxes + Gliders within the Battle Pass in V.3.1.0.
  • Created new Semi-Auto Sniper world impact sounds, so it doesn’t sound as overwhelming when shot at.

Bug Fixes

  • Implemented a fix that should resolve the stuttering and lagged audio issues that were introduced in the last update.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the pickaxe equip sound to play when other players jumped from the bus.

Notable Tier Treats

  • Tier #1 Mission specialist skin
  • Tier #23 Rust Lord Skin
  • Tier #36 Ultramarine  Skydiving trail
  • Tier #50 All star Skydiving trail
  • Tier #55  Moon Walker Skin
  • Tier #68 Bubble Skydiving Trail
  • Tier #70 Dark Voyager Skin
  • Tier #84 Flames Skydiving Trail
  • Tier #87 Elite Agent
  • Tier #100 The Reaper (which looks close to a certain 00 agent… or could be a rendition from Overwatch)

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For all the Updates check out Fortinte’s Patch Notes 

 

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