Fortnite update 1.21 adds new game mode, weapons, heroes – Patch Notes
Fortnite update 1.21 for PS4, Xbox One, and Mac will roll out later today. According to the official Fortnite patch notes, the latest update new game mode, weapons, heroes, defenders and more as The Horde Bash update.
The new mode – Challenge The Horde, introduces a new type of mission which utilizes a unique skill tree and progressive fort system. Your building skills will be tested as you and your squad level up your forts and pit them against a mix of all kinds of monsters.
Fortnite update 1.21 Patch Notes
Challenge the Horde
Construct Your Fort
Enter the Staging Area and build your Portable Horde Fort.
Use your custom fort in all Challenge the Horde adventurers.
Your fort carries over to each new mission!
Gather wood, stone, metal, and traps for your base from the new Horde mode skill tree.
Bring It Into Battle!
When your squad is prepared, proceed to the combat zone and face off against hordes of husks!
Each zone includes 3-5 challenges, each with increased difficulty.
The final hex hosts especially tough challenges for veteran players.
Each challenge pits you and your squad up against 10 waves of enemies.
Gameplay modifiers are introduced as the waves progress, increasing the difficulty of your foes in a variety of dastardly ways.
Certain waves throw a large number of a certain enemy type at you. How many Lobbers, Sploders, or Smashers can your fort handle?
Earn skill points to unlock additional resources with the Horde Bash update.
Harvesting is disabled in Challenge the Horde zones.
Resources are granted at the start of combat, and at the end of each successfully completed combat wave
Use these resources to craft weapons, place traps, and expand or repair your fortifications.
Nodes in the Horde skill tree increase the amount of wood, stone, metal, trap crafting ingredients, weapon crafting ingredients, and ammo dropped each wave.
Every member of the team can bring one Defender and will start the Challenge with a few free Defender posts in the Horde Bash update.
Players can receive Scavenger Tickets and Horde Skill Points upon successfully completing Horde Challenges.
Up to six times every 24 hours.
Quests grant additional Scavenger Tickets the first time you complete all of the Challenges in each zone.
Event Quests / Rewards
The new Scavenger Llama in the store holds four new Heroes, and nine new Weapons in the Horde Bash update.
Earn the Scavenger currency by completing quests and playing in Horde Bash events.
25+ Quests that allow you to progress through the Challenge the Horde event. These quests include rewards that range from Scavenger Tickets to Legendary Items!
Complete the third Challenge in the 15 power Horde zone to earn a choice of Epic Melee or Ranged Scavenger Weapon Schematic.
If you and your squad manage to complete the 5th tier in a 70 power zone, you will be rewarded with a Legendary Scavenger Hero of your choice.
20+ Scavenger Quests with rewards that range from Scavenger tickets to a few high-value items!
Complete the “Mission Alert!” Quests to earn one Epic Scavenger Hero.
Need a Legendary Defender? Complete the quest “Die, Husks, Die! – Stage 8” to earn one!
New Repeatable Event Quests
Perpetual Storms will award a choice of upgrade ingredients.
The Horde Bash update introducing four new Scavenger Heroes with several new, never-before-seen perks.
Raider Soldier – Close-range combatant with Shockwave and shotgun perks.
Gunblazer Outlander – Pistol-packing Outlander adept at scrounging up ammo.
Machinist Constructor – Uses the B.A.S.E. to supercharge traps.
Energy Thief Ninja – Generates energy by striking foes in melee combat.
Limited-time “Mission Alert!” quests reward one Epic Scavenger hero of each class
Earned by completing mission alerts (in Horde or the normal theaters) while using a hero of the specified class.
All of these new heroes are also available in the Scavenger Llama pack with the Horde Bash update.
According to the official Fortnite patch notes, the latest Fortnite 1.21 added Nine new weapons introduced with the Scavenger Weapon set. These weapons are much cheaper to craft than usual but have somewhat reduced durability.
Two new Defenders to help protect your fort! Recruit them and get them on the front line, Commander!
Each defender can be earned by completing event quests, and found in all the usual Llama packs, (upgrade llama, people llama, etc) even after the event ends.
CHANGELIST – BATTLE ROYALE
Players can now grab pickups through open windows and other openings.
Fortnite update 1.21 has addressed an issue where textures would pop in and out from certain distances.
Revival progress is now shown in the UI for the entire team.
A large progress indicator now displays while being revived.
The death log will now show teammates color correctly.
Tweaks to slotted inventory item look.
The continue/back buttons on the death and win screens will now say “Return to Lobby.”
CHANGELIST – SAVE THE WORLD
MAJOR KNOWN ISSUES
There is a chance that a player can spawn into a zone with no pickaxe.
Husks sometimes spawn in unreachable locations during Encampment encounters.
Purchasing the Weapon Transformation node does not unlock Transforming in the Armory.
Global chat shows a “Joining general chat” message to players who have communications blocked.
The Scavenger Choice Llama is now available in the Loot tab for a limited time.
The Scavenger Choice Llama guarantees a choice reward for new Scavenger Weapons and Heroes.
The cost to purchase a Scavenger Choice Llama is 1000 Scavenger Tickets.
Scavenger Tickets can be earned by completing limited time Event Quests or Challenge the Horde content.
According to the official Fortnite patch notes, the latest Fortnite 1.21 has added new Scavenger Items to Collection Book
Scavenger Weapon Set is now available
Scavenger Launcher will launch a unique trash ball as it’s projectile
Updated Daily Quest Objective counts for the following:
Daily Destroy (TVs) – increase required number to 20
Daily Destroy (Propane Tanks) – increase required number to 10
Fortnite version 1.21 has corrected an issue that was causing the Wall Dynamo trap not to damage Husks.
Husks will now consistently take damage in the trap’s range.
Triple Tap sniper rifle now uses medium bullets (instead from heavy bullets)
Slightly boosted the jump height bonus of the Praying Mantis perk.
Updated all Canny Valley and Twine Peaks Quests that had a singular objective of “Complete ‘X’ missions”
Now requires players to complete any of a choice of 3 missions.
For example: Old Objective: Complete 3 missions in a 40+ zone New Objective: Complete 3 Retrieve the Data, Fight Category 3 Storm, or Ride The Lightning missions in a 40+ zone.
Players can choose any of these missions and must complete a total of 3 missions to fulfill the Quest.
Fortnite version 1.21 has corrected an issue where Tier 3 Hydraulic Sniper Rifles would not evolve to Tier 4 Crystal Hydraulic Sniper Rifles.
These weapons will evolve normally now.
Corrected a bug which caused players to instantly teleport to a Teleport pad when moving it.
According to the Fortnite patch notes, the latest Fortnite 1.21 has fixed an issue that caused weapons which stacked (bottle rockets, etc) not to auto-equip a different weapon once the stack was depleted.
Fixed the Shock Phase tactical perk to correctly limit stacking.
Currently, the perk was giving much more than the intended bonus. This has been corrected.
Fortnite update 1.21 has fixed an evolution issue for the Tier 4 Crystal Maverick shotgun, and all tiers of the Bandit shotgun.
These weapons will now evolve normally.
Corrected an issue where Mimics would immediately despawn after being activated.
Now players should have no issues with Mimics disappearing with their loot.
Fortnite version 1.21 has added a unique new animation for the Hydraulic Hammer’s secondary attack
New Outlander: Gunblazer Southie
Set Phasers to Kill: Increases pistol damage after Phase Shift ends.
Extended Magazine: Increases pistol ammo capacity.