Fortnite Patch V8.51 Introduces Shadow Bomb

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Fortnite: Shadow Bomb
Fortnite: Shadow Bomb Epic Games

Fortnite officially launched patch v8.51, which introduces a new item that players are sure to love: the Shadow Bomb.

The Shadow Bomb is an uncommon item that, when activated, shrouds players in shadow and allows them to become invisible to enemies for six seconds. Once the effect nears its end, the player starts to become more visible. While under the effect of the Shadow Bomb, players have their movement speed increased and get the ability to wall jump and even double jump. However, players will not be able to build, loot, or attack while under the effects of the item. The Shadow Bomb can be found on Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

Duet Weapon
Duet Weapon Epic Games

Patch v8.51 also introduces the Duet for Fortnite: Save the World. This is a high damage assault rifle that's good for sustained fire due to its large magazine capacity. However, this weapon is only available in the Weekly Store beginning May 1 at 8:00 p.m. EDT until May 8 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Diner Prefabs
Diner Prefabs Epic Games

For Fortnite Creative players, look for new Prefabs and Galleries, all of which are based on Fortnite Battle Royale’s restaurants and diners:

  • Durrr Burger Prefab
  • Uncle Pete’s Pizza Pit Prefab
  • SofDeez Ice Cream Shop Prefab
  • 4 Diner Galleries

For this latest patch, the latest bug fixes and improvements include:

  • Gameplay
    • Sound effects for Jetpacks were occasionally playing much louder than they should be.
  • UI
    • The Victory Royale UI animation was displaying for all players in Limited Time Modes with respawning enabled.
  • Social
    • Suggested Friends could not be added to friends.

In Fortnite’s Community Issues Trello board, one issue that is currently being worked on is the matter of players entering the basement area of the Pawn Shop in Tilted and then becoming instantly eliminated. The Fortnite team is also looking into the issue of players in vehicles being eliminated while driving around in Loot Lake.

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