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Xbox One July Update is now Available for Download

Xbox One owners are now receiving July update with new features and improvements. The July Xbox Update adds features that make finding content even easier and offers a host of improvements to Mixer. A new FastStart feature is also available which allows you to jump into your games twice as fast and play after downloading just a fraction of it. Check out more details below.

FastStart Enabled for Select Titles

FastStart is a new innovation from our Xbox Platform team that allows you to jump into your games twice as fast and play after downloading just a fraction of it. FastStart works by identifying which files are needed to begin playing and prioritizes the download of those files first, enabling you to quickly jump into full-fidelity gameplay while the remainder of your title downloads in the background.

Group Your Games and Apps

Introducing a powerful new enhancement to Pins, which we call “Groups.” With Groups, you can create multiple collections of content made up of anything from within My Games & Apps. You can also assign custom names to each Group, organize and order them, and add individual Groups to Home. Groups will appear across My Games & Apps, Home and Guide, so you’ll be able to access your Groups at a moment’s notice. Best of all, Groups are tied to your Xbox Live account, so they will automatically sync across multiple Xbox One consoles.

More Search Options

Now pressing the Y button anywhere in the dashboard will bring up the search dialog, allowing you to easily launch your content, sift through Settings, or find products in the Store.  This process is found in many apps, but now you can do it anywhere within the dashboard.

Mixer Share Controller Improvements

The new Xbox One July Update enabled full mouse and keyboard support for PC users, along with Share Controller Key Bindings.

Second, the update also added multi-touch support for touch-enabled devices. This allows multiple controls to be used at the same time! For example, you can control the joystick and press A at the same time on your touch laptop.

And lastly, the new patch has added a per-channel leaderboard that spotlights viewers who have contributed to a streamer’s channel the most during a Share Controller session.

Full Screen Broadcasting on Mixer

Mixer streamers can now go full screen with their webcam while broadcasting. You can switch to full screen webcam broadcasting at any time you want. While in this mode game audio is muted, making it perfect for talking to your audience while switching from game to game or setting up before you start playing. You can even do all IRL broadcasts!

For the best experience we recommend using one of these cameras:

  • Microsoft LifeCam Studio
  • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C922
  • Logitech Webcam C930e
  • Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

Console broadcasting quality and stability improvements – made a number of changes and fixes to improve overall broadcast video quality.  You will now experience improved performance when broadcasting bandwidth-heavy multiplayer.

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Far Cry 5 Update 1.05 Patch Notes for PS4 and Xbox One

Far Cry 5 update 1.05 for PS4 and Xbox One is now available for download. According to the official Far Cry 5 1.05 patch notes, the new update has added a new option to the Avatar Customization menu. In addition, Far Cry 5 version 1.05 also includes a big list of performance and stability improvements. The update has fixed issues that could cause the player to become locked outside of the bunker during the mission, “Casualties of War”. Check out more details below.

Far Cry 5 Update 1.05 Patch Notes

NEW

  • Added the option to re-do the character creation process from the Avatar Customization menu.
  • Far Cry 5 1.05 added support for Masks and Special Outfits in the Avatar Customization menu.

Improved Accessibility

  • Subtitles turned on by default for all languages when launching a New Game

Stability & Performace

  • Far Cry 5 version 1.05 addressed multiple low occurrence crashes
  • Fixed an issue where client would receive a “bookworm” error after liberating an outpost while in a helicopter
  • Fixed low occurrence issues when skipping cinematics
  • Far Cry 5 update 1.05 fixed some physics issues related to vehicle doors and weapon interactions
  • Fixed some instances of players respawning in an instant-death loop, including:
    • Far Cry 5 patch 1.05 fixed an issue where the client would get stuck in a instant-death loop if the host reloads a checkpoint while in a helicopter
    • Fixed an issue where the client would get stuck in a instant-death loop if the host invites a client while in a helicopter

Missions

  • Far Cry 5 1.05 update fixed multiple low occurrence walkthrough breaks, including:
    • Fixed a few issues that could cause the player to become locked outside of the bunker during the mission, “The Quality of Mercy”
    • Fixed an issue where the mission, “Broken Path,” would not progress under certain circumstances
  • Far Cry 5 version 1.05 update fixed a few issues that could cause the player to become locked outside of the bunker during the mission, “Casualties of War”
  • Fixed issue game could be stuck in an endless Credits loop under certain circumstances during the final mission, “Where it All Began”
  • Fixed issue where Mary May won’t spawn in the truck during Atonement if the player died during the drive to John Seed’s Ranch
  • Far Cry 5 update 1.05 fixed some issues that was causing the time of day to become stuck when completing the mission, “The Cleansing,” or when using the Outpost Master feature

Audio

  • Far Cry 5 update 1.05 added fixes for minor audio issues
  • Fixed some situations where SFX and music could go missing in specific circumstances
  • Fixed an issue where SFX would continue to play if a helicopter was destoryed in the Arcade

Companion, Enemy & Animal AI

  • General AI bug fixes including:
    • Far Cry 5 1.05 fixed an issue where the Blessed would restart their falling animation when being shot while they are auto-reviving
    • According to the Far Cry 5 update 1.05 patch notes, the update has fixed an issue where Guns For Hire would not exit vehicle turret after falling in water
  • Cheeseburger’s total kills should now update more consistently

Gameplay & UI

  • Far Cry 5 update 1.05 added minor bug fixes for vehicles.
  • Fixed issues with certain animal animations, including:
    • Fixed an issue where the Cougar and Moose would play invalid animations if the player cast a fishing line near them while they were in the water.
  • Far Cry 5 patch 1.05 fixed some camera issues while performing takedowns.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could get stuck in a mounted turret under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed some challenges that weren’t tracking kills under certain situations.
  • Addressed an issue where the player model could appear without clothes in the Avatar Customization menu.
  • Fixed issues with cut-off text in some menus in certain languages.
  • Addressed issues with text remaining on screen in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed minor text issues in certain localized languages.
  • Fixes and updates to weapon balance and statistics.
  • Far Cry 5 update 1.05 added improvements to weapon animations and hand placement when near a wall.

Coop

  • Various replication improvements, including:
    • Far Cry 5 version 1.05 addressed an issue where a client could see weapons that were already picked up by hosts
    • Fixed an issue where the client’s arms would be in incorrect positions while holding a Compound Bow
    • Fixed an issue where the helicopter was not replicated correctly for the client after the host disabled it
  • General improvements to various missions while playing in Coop, including:
    • According to the Far Cry 5 update 1.05 patch notes, the update has fixed an issue where the cinematic during the mission, “Only You,” was obstructed by the Client
    • Far Cry 5 1.05 fixed an issue where the client was unable to see the objective markers during the mission, “Where it All Began”
    • Fixed an issue with the transition during the mission, “Burn, Baby, Burn!,” if the client was in spectate mode
  • Fixed low occurrence walkthrough breaks while playing certain missions in Coop, including:
    • Fixed an issue where host/client would become stuck in a loading screen triggering the mission, “Special Delivery”
    • Far Cry 5 1.05 fixed an issue where the mission, “Air Raid,” where the host and client would become stuck if the coop leash was broken
    • Fixed an issue where the mission, “The Hero’s Journey,” would not update after leaving Larry’s helicopter.

Arcade/PvP

  • Star ratings now properly reflect ratings
  • Minor graphical improvements to spectator camera
  • Improvements to matchmaking flow in Private and Public lobbies
  • Fixed low occurrence issues with player spawning without selected loadout
  • According to the Far Cry 5 update 1.05 patch notes, the update has addressed some issues with the PVP Announcer not playing certain lines
  • Fixed low occurrence crashes during host migration
  • Far Cry 5 patch 1.05 fixed issue where sometimes voice chat would not work
  • Fixed issue where sometimes player names were missing after being killed in PVP
  • Far Cry 5 version 1.05 fixes and updates to weapon balance and statistics
  • Extended the map picking time in Public lobbies from 35 seconds to 50 seconds

Arcade/Editor

  • Far Cry 5 1.05 addressed minor bugs with certain map creation tools.

Check your game update and download the Far Cry 5 update 1.05.

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God Of War 1.17 Update Full Changelog Released

Sony has released a new God Of War update 1.17 for PS4 players. The new God Of War 1.17 patch has added bug fixes and improvements to the game. In addition, God Of War version 1.17 also added various performance and stability improvements. An HDR related issue is also now fixed. Check out more details below.

God of War was released on April 20, 2018, for the PS4 and PS4 Pro. Unfortunately, since the release, many players are experiencing a number of issues and glitches.

God Of War 1.17 Patch Notes

  • God Of War version 1.17 added various bug fixes and improvements.
  • Added stability and performance enhancements.

Check your game update and download the latest God Of War update 1.17.

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Xbox One April Update Released, Read What’s New and Fixed

Xbox One April Update is now available for download. The new Xbox One version 1804 comes with a bunch of new features and improvements. Today’s update also added new video features like Auto Low-Latency Mode (or ALLM for short).

Auto Low-Latency Mode enables the family of Xbox One devices to notify your display when you’re playing a game, so a TV that also supports ALLM will know to switch to its low latency video mode. Many displays refer to low latency mode as “game mode.”

Xbox One April update added support for variable refresh rate output to AMD Radeon FreeSync and FreeSync 2 compatible displays. AMD Radeon FreeSync is a form of variable refresh rate which helps to reduce input latency and minimize display stuttering, delivering a buttery-smooth visual gameplay experience in your favorite games. The entire Xbox One family of devices will work with FreeSync-certified displays. Xbox One S and Xbox One X will also support high dynamic range with AMD Radeon FreeSync 2.

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Xbox One freesync

In addition, Xbox One X and Xbox One S now support output at 2560 x 1440 (1440p) resolution for games and media. With over a million and a half more pixels than 1080p, this resolution offers even more choice between Full HD and 4K displays. This feature should be especially appealing to Xbox One owners who use a 1440p display for PC gaming. Media apps can now add an option for 1440p output for on both Xbox One X and Xbox One S.  Developers can also now enable games to run at native 1440p resolution on Xbox One X.

You can enable all these video options from the Settings menu on your Xbox One.  Just navigate to “Display & Sound,” then “Video Output.” Note that you’ll only be able to turn on these settings if your TV or monitor supports them.

Streaming & Captures

This month, we’re also introducing a new Mixer Interactive feature called Share Controller. Mixer streamers on Xbox One can now share control of their game with a viewer on Mixer.com. Just turn on the “Share Controller” toggle from the Broadcast & Capture section in Guide and your viewers will be able to share control through a virtual controller in their web browser, or by plugging a physical controller into their PC.

You can also now start Mixer broadcasts from anywhere on Xbox One, making streaming easier than ever. If you decide to switch games or exit to the dashboard, your viewers will see a pause animation until you jump back into a game. You will also see a pause animation on your broadcasting status bar on your screen.

In addition, you can now share captured screenshots and clips directly to Twitter, after authenticating your account, from the Broadcast & Capture tab of the Guide. Shared captures will now display and play directly in your Twitter feed instead of showing up as a link. We’ll also help you get your content discovered by suggesting a hashtag for the title of the game. Want to follow clips shared by Xbox gamers? Track clips with the #XboxShare hashtag!

Xbox Insiders have seen this option for a while, but now everyone can choose to switch between light and dark themes on your Xbox One based on the time of day. You can also personalize your theme to automatically transition from dark to light based on sunrise and sunset in your location. We’ve also added a new high-contrast light theme option, which makes on-screen elements easier to see.

Audio & Ease of Access

Based on fan feedback, we’re making additional improvements to Narrator on Xbox One. Narrator volume can now be adjusted independently from system audio volume. We’ve also introduced a new input learning mode to the Narrator menu. With input learning mode enabled, the Narrator on Xbox One will say the name of whatever button you press on an attached input device. High contrast light theme and narrator options can both be adjusted in the Ease of Access menu in Settings.

If you love to stream music while gaming, you will be happy to hear that you can now selectively balance game audio against background music within the Guide. Simply navigate down to the app that is playing background music in the Guide. Press “A” to open a new flyout with additional music controls, including a new slider that will allow you to adjust the balance of background music and game audio.

We’ve also made audio enhancements in the Xbox One dashboard itself. System sounds on Home and in the Guide have been completely revamped to support spatial audio, so the audio cues from your surround sound system will match the actions you see on-screen.

Apps

The Microsoft Edge browser on Xbox One has been updated to a more modern look and feel. Enhancements to history and favorites make it easy for you to get back to your favorite sites. Other new features include tab muting, read aloud and autofill. You can also now download and upload pictures, music, and videos from Microsoft Edge on Xbox One; your downloaded content can then be browsed with the File Explorer app.

Clubs, Game Hubs & Tournaments

Community tournaments are now available directly in Game Hubs for supported games. This means you no longer need to own or be the admin of a club to create a tournament.  To get started, open the Game Hub for a game that supports tournaments.  Head to the “Multiplayer” tab and select “Community tournaments” then choose the option for “Create tournament.”

Club feeds have also gained new filters to show you “what’s new,” “what’s hot” or “top posts.” Additionally, you can now lock the comments on your feed posts across clubs, Game Hubs, and Community, so the only person in control of the narrative is you.

If you’re a club owner or admin, you can now filter invitation requests based on several criteria, including Gamerscore, play time, reputation, Xbox Live Gold status, and recommendations from club members. Club invitation filters will persist until the administrator changes them, so if you set or edit club invitation filters, they will still be there the next time you sign-in.

Check your Xbox One update and download the latest version 1804.

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Absolver Update 1.17 Patch Notes for PS4 and Steam

Absolver update 1.17 is now available on Steam and PS4. According to the official Absolver version 1.17 patch notes, this is a small debug patch that will improve overall stability, and address some recent bugs. In addition, Absolver patch 1.17 has also fixed a bug in the Remapping feature where players couldn’t rebind their special ability with a binding other than mouse. Read full details below.

Absolver Update 1.17 Patch Notes for PS4 and Steam

  • You can now add gold weapon to your School rewards
  • Fixed a bug where Weapons looted in Rift Disks were deleted in inventory
  • Absolver version 1.17 addressed a bug in the Remapping feature where players couldn’t rebind their special ability with a binding other than mouse.
    Fixed a bug in the Remapping feature where the “Invalid key” prompt was displayed when it shouldn’t be
  • Addressed a bug where the player could sheath a sword without spending tension shard(s)
  • Fixed a recurrent crash on PS4
  • Fixed a desync issue generating lag
  • Absolver patch 1.17 fixed an issue in the Birdhouse map where the players could escape from the 1v1 area
  • Fixed an issue where the character’s origin (skin tone) could be changed without validation from the player
  • Fixed forced stance in top right after locking an enemy with an attack
  • Absolver 1.17 update fixed an issue on Shaman Tunic Overtop where the cloth animation would not be played in specific conditions.

Check your game update and download the latest Absolver update 1.17.

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PS4 Update 5.53 is now available for download with Fixes

PS4 update 5.53 is now available for download. The latest PlayStation 4 firmware update is a minor one. The new firmware update is entirely focused on improving the quality of the system performance. Official PS4 update 5.53 changelog only mentioned various system performance improvements. However, we can expect minor changes here and there.

Then again, this could all well be an update just to fix the problems the previous update caused in the first place. PlayStation 4 System Software update 5.53 size is around 400MB.

New in PS4 update 5.53 :

  • This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.
  • Bug fixes.
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PlayStation 4 update 5.53

Previously, Sony released PS4 update 5.50. The PlayStation 4 firmware update download link is now available. Download it from the link below and update your PS4 over USB.

Download PS4 update 5.53
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Final Fantasy XV Update 1.23 brings new Fixes and Changes

Final Fantasy XV Update 1.23 is now available for download on PS4 and Xbox One. According to the official Final Fantasy XV 1.23 patch notes, the update comes with new features, items, and more. In addition, Final Fantasy XV version 1.23 has added the compatibility with FINAL FANTASY XV ROYAL PACK. The update also added new Comrades quests and new Royal Sigils (exclusive to COMRADES).

Final Fantasy XV Update 1.23 Patch Notes

  • Addition of compatibility with FINAL FANTASY XV ROYAL PACK.
  • Final Fantasy XV 1.23 added of character dossiers (accessible from the Archives).
  • The announcement of winning snapshots from fourth photo contest (viewable at Mother of Pearl at Galdin Quay).
  • Final Fantasy XV version 1.23 added to new quests in Chapter 10.
  • Addition of new Comrades quests (exclusive to COMRADES).
  • Implementation of new Royal Sigils (exclusive to COMRADES).
  • Final Fantasy 15 update 1.23 added of chocobo breeding feature (exclusive to COMRADES).
  • Addition of new trophies (exclusive to COMRADES).
  • Final Fantasy 1.23 added various bug fixes.

Check your game update and download the new Final Fantasy XV update 1.23.

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Overwatch 2.34 Patch Notes for PS4, Xbox One and PC

Overwatch update 2.34 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC is now available for download. According to the official Overwatch 2.34 patch notes, the new update comes with changes for Doomfist, Mei, and Sombra. In addition, the new Overwatch version 2.34 also includes various bug fixes and game improvements.

According to the game developers, increasing Mei’s slow duration helps her freeze targets that are particularly elusive such as Genji or Lúcio. Lowering her alternate fire ammo cost allows her to more safely use it without costing her the ability to freeze enemies. Check out more details below.

Overwatch Update 2.34 Changelog

Hero Updates

Doomfist

  • Hand Cannon
    • Ammo recovery rate increased from 0.8 seconds to 0.65 seconds per bullet

Mei

  • Endothermic Blaster
    • Freeze (slow) duration increased from 1 second to 1.5 seconds
    • Weapon alternate fire ammo cost reduced from 25 to 20

Sombra

  • EMP
    • With Overwatch 2.34 update, EMP no longer blocked by small objects (e.g. sign posts)
  • Hack
    • No longer gains ultimate charge from health pack healing
    • Cast time reduced from 0.8 seconds to 0.65 seconds
    • Now disables the following abilities:
      • Genji—Cyber-agility
      • Hanzo—Wall Climb
      • Pharah—Hover Jets
      • Lúcio—Healing Boost and Speed Boost (turns off current song entirely), Wall Ride
      • Mercy—Angelic Descent
  • Machine Pistol
    • Machine Pistol spread reduced from 3 to 2.7
  • Opportunist
    • Enemy health bars are now visible when health drops below 100% (formerly 50%)
      • Her ability to detect enemies through walls at 50% or less remains unchanged
  • Translocator
    • Duration increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds

Map Updates in Overwatch 2.34

Blizzard World

  • Reduced some health pack sizes.
  • Changed some health pack locations.
  • Overwatch version 2.34 added additional health packs.

UI UPDATES

Mercy

  • Valkyrie
    • No longer shows enemies’ health bars unless they have taken damage

Bug Fixes in Overwatch version 2.34

General

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Capture the Flag statistics from displaying on the Career Profile if the match was played on Ayuttheya in the Arcade

Maps

  • Overwatch 2.34 addressed a bug that sometimes prevented announcement voice lines from triggering on Blizzard World.

Recently, update 2.33 was also released with new changes and fixes. Check your game update and download latest Overwatch update 2.34.

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Gran Turismo Sport Update 1.13 released with fixes

Gran Turismo Sport 1.13 update is now available for download on PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, the official Gran Turismo Sport update 1.13 changelog is now available yet. However, the players are reporting that the new GT Sport update includes minor changes and improvements. We will update the article as soon as official Gran Turismo Sport version 1.12 changelog go online.

Currently, game servers are down for maintenance. The maintenance will end at 22:00 PST.

Gran Turismo Sport 1.13 patch notes

1. Campaign Mode
– The following events have been added to the “GT League”:
・ Beginner’s League “Stars & Stripes”
・ Amateur League “Dream Car Championship”
・ Professional League “F1500 Championship”
・ “Sunday Cup” Round 6 and 7
・ “Clubman Cup” Round 6
・ “Premium Sport Lounge“ Round 4 and 5
・ ”Porsche Cup” Round 2
– “Monza Circuit” has been added to the “Circuit Experience”.

2. New Cars
– The following 12 cars have been added:
・ Alpine A110 1600S ’72
・ Alpine A110 Premiere Edition ’17
・ Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic ’07
・ De Tomaso Pantera ’71
・ Dodge Challenger R/T ’70
・ Ford Mustang Mach 1 ’71
・ Gran Turismo F1500T-A
・ Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 ’11
・ Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man Time Attack Car ’16
・ Subaru Falken Tires / Turn 14 Distribution BRZ ’17
・ Toyota Supra 3.0GT TURBO A ’88
・ Toyota MR2 GT-S GT-S ’97

3. Tracks
– The following 4 layouts for the “Blue Moon Bay Speedway” track have been added:
・ Blue Moon Bay Speedway – Infield A
・ Blue Moon Bay Speedway – Infield A II
・ Blue Moon Bay Speedway – Infield B
・ Blue Moon Bay Speedway – Infield B II

4. Scapes
– “Snow” has been added to the special featured section.

5. Brand Central
– Additional Scapes spots have been added to Volkswagen.

6. Livery Editor
– When editing a vehicle with an existing livery such as a race car, the existing livery will no longer be removed until you start editing the paint, decals, or racing items. (When only the design of the wheels is changed, the original decals will be maintained);
– Added “Exposure Adjustment” to the livery editor options;
– The lowest value limit for the brightness of Black paint has been lowered.

7. Discover
– Added a [Recommended] page;
– Notification of users who liked or reposted your content will be displayed;
– You can now preview the liveries of cars within the car livery.

8. My Library
– It is now possible to preview the liveries of cars in the car livery section.

9. Race Photo
– The target car name is now displayed in the panning shot settings.

10. Sport Mode
– The Sportsmanship Rating (SR) and penalty judgement algorithms have been improved;
– In a collision between two cars, a penalty will now be added to the Driver Rating (DR) as well as incurring a Time Penalty depending on the situation;
– If a driver continues to drive without complying with a certain amount of Time Penalty, additional time penalties will be added. (The additional penalty depends on the DR);
– A driver may now be disqualified from a race if the number of collisions and shortcuts they accumulate becomes too great;
– Cars over a lap behind will now be ghosted and will not be subject to collisions. (Only enabled in Sport mode);
– It is now possible to submit grief reports for misconduct of other users.

11. Physics Simulation Model
– The active brake controls for the 4 wheel drive system (S-AWC) used in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition ’15 has been adjusted.

12. Notifications
– Followers’ notifications will now be displayed in the notifications list of [My Menu].

Other Improvements and Adjustments

– It is now possible to display/hide layers while editing decals with the Livery Editor;
– A gallery has been added to the detailed user information page in Discover;
– Some of the Sport mode penalties will also apply to Lobby races;
– Various other issues have been addressed.

Previously, big update 1.12 was released with new cars like Alpine Vision Gran Turismo 2017, Audi R18 (Audi Sport Team Joest) ’16, Audi R18 TDI (Audi Sport Team Joest) ’11, Audi R18 TDI (Le Mans 2011) and more. Check out more details below.

  • Addressed an issue wherein the game became unplayable if the cancel button was pressed before a ‘Search’ result was displayed on [Discover].
  • Addressed an issue wherein switching to a car with custom livery from [Home ] > [Garage] resulted in the “Loading” screen being continuously displayed;
  • Addressed various other issues.

You can read full changelog here.

Check your game update and download the latest Gran Turismo Sport 1.13 update on your PS4.

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Fortnite Update 2.3 brings Battle Royale changes and bug fixes

Fortnite Update 2.3 will be available tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The latest patch includes bug fixes and some long-anticipated changes for Battle Royale. This will include an option to remove aim-assist on consoles, and more. The Winter Event for Save the World will be ending on Jan 25. The Mutant Storms is also returning. Check out full patch notes below.

Chug Jug
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Low HP? No Shields? Enemies all around? Give yourself a fighting chance with the all-new Chug Jug! Find a safe place to Chug this Jug for 15 seconds and gain max Health + Shields.
Winter Event Wrap Up
The inclement weather brings more than your average Storms this time around, featuring the Minibosses introduced in the Holiday Event. Earn seasonal gold from new quests! Put it towards those evolution materials in the Event Store with weekly rotating items.

PATCH NOTES – BATTLE ROYALE

GAMEPLAY

  • Added AutoRun!
    • Input defaults for PC are “=” and “NumLock”
    • Input defaults for controller is double-clicking the left stick.
  • Added a setting to disable aim assist on consoles.
  • Remapped weapon binds on AZERTY keyboards to the top row number keys.
Bug Fixes
  • Wooden power poles no longer block building.
  • Spike Traps found in Supply Drops will now stack with other Spike Traps found elsewhere.
  • The Spike Trap’s effective range will now more accurately match the distance of the spike animation. The damage area was previously too large.
  • Supply drops no longer hover above the ground after landing.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented the Shield Potion and Slurp Juice visual effects from playing when the player is already shielded.
  • Fixed an issue that made Cozy Campfires appear to be active after they have expired.
  • Fixed an issue which caused collision of eliminated players to persist for too long.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed players to hide inside of supply drops if the supply drop landed on a crouched player.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed players to pass through walls as they edited them.
  • Optimized the speed at which players can cycle building pieces under poor network conditions.
  • Fixed an issue which caused dropped items to fall off the edge of the map and spawn near a living player.
  • Kicking a basketball through a soccer net no longer counts as a goal. Soccer balls still count.

WEAPONS

Bug Fixes
  • Improved the accuracy of grenade arcs.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed players to switch between two scoped weapons without leaving the scoped view.
  • Player’s weapons will no longer disappear for a short time after the effects of the Boogie Bomb wear off.
  • Reduced the delay between throwing a grenade and switching to another weapon.

GENERAL

  • Shadowplay Highlights now records player knockdowns (DBNO).
  • Quitting a match early will no longer award stat or challenge progress. Progress will only be awarded when a player leaves after they are eliminated or have won.
Bug Fixes
  • Players can no longer purchase the Battle Pass x10 Tier bundle when at or above Battle Pass tier 65.
    • We fixed this on January 19th and affected players have been compensated.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed items in the locker to rotate on the wrong axis while spinning them.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the client to lock up after ALT-TABing on PC.
  • While spectating, players will now be returned to scoped view when the spectated player switches between scoped weapons, instead of being pulled into third-person view.
  • Brick building effects have been fixed.
  • Players can now mute party members from the lobby screen.
  • Players banned from voice chat can no longer use it on the lobby screen.

UI

  • Added Auto Decline Friend Requests as a new option for PC players to the Social Widget.
    • When enabled, friend requests will be auto-declined. Enabling this option will decline all pending friend requests.
Bug Fixes
  • Friend and Party invite notifications will now correctly appear for Battle Royale players that have never played Save the World.
  • You no longer open the fullscreen map while spectating a player with report menu up,
    • This issue only occurred if a player was using the “Combat Pro” controller config.
  • The radial emote menu will no longer persist after the warm-up phase if left open.
  • Characters pose no longer resets after opening the news widget.
  • The ping value displayed in the Net Debug Stats UI is now more accurate. It will appear higher than before for all players.

AUDIO

  • Lowered volume of bus music and the sound played when jumping out of the bus.
  • Lowered volume of wind sounds played during skydiving and gliding.
  • Lowered the volume of gunfire, footsteps, and impacts during warmup phase.
  • Removed the “Caw” sound layer from the Death Valley pickaxe.
  • Removed some layers from the new pickaxe sounds that could be mistaken for bullet whiz-bys
Bug Fixes
  • Music from dance emotes will no longer overlap.
  • Loot chest audio is no longer hushed by pickaxe impact sounds.

WORLD

  • Added more loot spawns to Haunted Hills.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed missing collision on junkyard crane.
  • Fixed two areas where players could hide under the terrain by the edge of the river.
  • Fixed a section of the Moisty Mire water that did not slow players down.
  • Fixed a mine cart in Shifty Shafts that could not be destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue causing the soccer stadium to sometimes not load in properly.
  • Fixed a seam in the terrain near Flush Factory that allowed players to see through the map.
  • Added collision to pillars in Haunted Hills so players can no longer hide inside them.
  • Scoring a goal in the Soccer stadium will now show proper visual effects.

PATCH NOTES – SAVE THE WORLD

MUTANT STORM EVENT RETURNS!

  • This storm season, Mutant Storms will appear in greater numbers.
  • Mutant Storm mission alerts award Storm Tickets in addition to the Evolution Materials that they usually drop.
    • Quota: 10 per day.
  • Up to 5 Mutant Storms are available at a time in Stonewood, and up to 25 Active Storms are available at a time in Plankerton, Canny Valley, and Twine Peaks.
  • Purchased upgrade Llamas award Storm Tickets.
  • All missions will continue to award Seasonal Gold, and Daily Quests will continue to award Daily Coins.
  • Most Event Quests award Storm Tickets.
    • Some Event Quests award V-Bucks.
  • Hydraulic Weapons and Storm Zone Heroes have returned, and are available in the Storm Llamas during this event.
  • Event Store has been updated!
    • The Legendary Hydra Transform Key is available in the Event Store!
    • The Event Store also offers Legendary Constructor BASE Hype.
      • The Event Storm Llama also has a chance of awarding this hero.
  • Since we’re reintroducing the Legendary Hydra with this Mutant Storms event, it can now be recycled, put in the Collection Book and consumes inventory space.
  • For every 1,000 unspent Snowflake tickets, a Holiday Survival Llama will automatically be granted and can be found in the Loot Tab. All remaining tickets will be lost.

 

MINI-BOSSES

  • Mini-bosses are still present on the map, but the number of mission alerts have been reduced from the Holiday event.
  • Up to 3 of these Mini-Boss mission alerts can appear in Stonewood at a time and up to 6 at a time in Plankerton, Canny and Twine.
    • Quota: 3 per day.
  • These Mini-boss alerts have replaced the old generic Mission Alerts that used to be on the map. As a result:
    • Mini-boss Alerts can now be played in higher-difficulty missions that you have not unlocked yet.
    • Mini-boss Alerts reward a wide array of items, including transform keys, schematics, survivors, and more!
  • Return of “Mini-Boss” Quests:
    • Awards Seasonal Gold currency and is repeatable.
    • Seasonal Gold currency can be used to purchase items from the Event Store.
      • This currency only lasts for a season, so spend it while you can!

GAMEPLAY

  • Added Auto-Run!
    • Input defaults for PC are “=” and “NumLock”.
    • Input defaults for controller is double-clicking the left stick.
  • Adjusted several weapon Perk rolls
    • Break shotguns can no longer roll Rate of Fire perks
    • VinderTech Rocket Hammer can now roll Energy and Elemental perks
    • VinderTech and Vacuum Tube sniper rifles can now roll perks that trigger a small explosion of damage after headshot kills.
  • Standardized the damage melee weapons do to the environment.
    • Melee weapons previously varied from 20%-70% of weapon damage depending upon the weapon type and the target material.
    • All weapons are now set to a flat 50% of weapon damage against wood and stone, and 20% versus metal.
    • Pickaxes remain unaffected.

Bug Fixes

  • Lightning Pistol now correctly shows up as part of the Vacuum Tube weapon set.

HEROES

Bug Fixes
  • Frag grenades and cluster bombs will no longer fall through water, which caused Soldier’s to be unable to throw a second grenade.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing TEDDY to have reduced range while firing.

UI

  • Added Auto Decline Friend Requests as a new option for PC players to the Social Widget.
  • When enabled, friend requests will be auto-declined. Enabling this option will decline all pending friend requests.
  • Added count indicator to collection book slots.
  • Added XP counts to the Collection Book Rewards schedule.
  • Added total count to “root” rows on the collection book nav.
  • Power widgets now show buffed power glow when buffed from party members.
  • “Warcry” tooltip now properly displays the melee attack speed bonus
Bug Fixes
  • Consumable item transform keys can now only create items that match the rarity of the key.
    • This will prevent players from accidentally using a high-rarity consumable transform key to create a low-rarity item.
  • Mission alert rewards will no longer show in the objectives menu in-game when the player had already collected the current mission alert or reached their quota.
  • Buying Llamas during the tutorial will no longer cause the UI to have display issues.
  • Fixed a visual issue that made it look like Survivor power levels weren’t increasing after leveling them up.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing large font power levels to appear where teammates names should go.

ART/ANIMATION

  • Blinking lights on the Vacuum Tube weapons have been boxed up and put into the attic until next year. The lights have returned to their default orange color.
  • Energy weapons no longer appear completely blue.

 

Known Issues

In an effort to continue increasing our level of transparency and communication we’re going to begin posting “Known Issues” with our patch notes. This section will identify issues we’re aware of that will be in the latest patch. This is our first attempt at this section and very much a work in progress. This will continue to improve in the coming weeks.

  • Hitching happening at various times such as players joining matches, player loadout changes and day to night transitions.
  • Items in the game seem larger than they should.
  • Friend UI is displaying incorrectly.
  • The “Keep Out” perk is currently not lasting the full 10 seconds.
  • When Reset Building Choice is set to “Off” in the settings, while in zone building choices will reset and sometimes not appear.

Check your game updates tomorrow for Fortnite 2.3 patch.