Fortnite Creative: Update v23.00 Introduces Hurdling, New Weapons

Update v23.00
Update v23.00 Twitter/@FNCreate

Fortnite Chapter 4 is now live and with it is a pretty big update for Creative Mode that adds a new player movement, as well as new weapons that players can use.

First, Fortnite just looks incredibly nice, now thanks to Unreal Engine 5.1. Certain features like Nanites and Temporal Super Resolution are now available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC versions of the game. Moreover, DirectX 12 is now the default rendering mode on PC, which is great for players who are using higher-end GPUs.

New Player Movement

There’s a bunch of new stuff added in Fortnite Creative. Update v23.00 adds a new player movement called hurdling, where players can hurdle over obstacles just by sprinting through them. This new feature can be enabled or disabled in the settings.

While it’s great that hurdling is now available in Creative Mode, it is currently busted in that players cannot actually go over barriers. Hopefully, Epic Games can resolve this issue soon.

New Guns

Update v23.00 introduces five new guns as well. Those who prefer using weapons that pack a punch can use the new Thunder and Maven Auto shotguns. The former is a double-barreled shotgun that deals significant damage when fired very close to the target. The latter shoots faster but deals less damage compared to the Thunder Shotgun.

Thunder Shotgun
Thunder Shotgun Epic Games
Maven Shotgun
Maven Shotgun Epic Games

Players who like a fast-firing weapon might love the new Twin Mag SMG. As the name implies, this submachine gun has two magazines that allow players to quickly reload to the second magazine after the first one is depleted. However, reloading both magazines takes a couple of seconds longer, so take this into consideration when utilizing this gun.

Twin Mag SMG
Twin Mag SMG Epic Games

The Red-Eye Assault Rifle has a convenient red dot at the center of the screen when players aim down sights. This gives players a crutch to help them land more accurate shots.

Red-Eye Assault Rifle
Red-Eye Assault Rifle Epic Games

Rounding out the new weapons is the Tactical Pistol. This is a fast-firing pistol that lets players quickly dispatch enemies easily.

Tactical Pistol
Tactical Pistol Epic Games
Device Fixes
  • Fixed an issue on islands with many devices, where creators could not search for other devices on the Functions tab in the Customize panel.
  • Fixed an issue on islands using the event binding system, where cutting and pasting a device on the island renamed the device as if it had been copied.
  • Fixed an issue with the Devices tab in the Creative inventory, where the list of devices was ordered incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Guard Spawner and AI Patrol Path Node devices spawned guards at incorrect locations if the devices were moved.
  • Fixed an issue where opening the Customize panel would disable the Visual Effect Powerup device.
  • Fixed an issue where Creature Spawner devices could not be damaged even when the Invincible Spawner option was set to Off.
  • Fixed an issue where sound effects did not play if the creator modified options while using a controller.

The full patch notes can be found on Fortnite’s official website.

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