Fortnite V8.20 Content Update: Patch Notes Include New Boom Bow

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The new Boom Bow in Fortnite Epic Games

Fortnite has updated yet again, this time adding a new weapon and LTM. The new weapon is the explosive Boom Bow, and the new game mode is called Sniper Shootout. As the name suggests, this LTM is a snipers-only fight, and players cannot revived “down but not out” teammates.

Fortnite v8.20 Content Update Patch Notes

The full Fortnite v8.20 Content Update patch notes are as follows:

BATTLE ROYALE

LIMITED TIME MODE: SNIPER SHOOTOUT

Summary

  • In this limited time mode, players will do battle using sniper rifles.

  • May the best aim win!

Mode Details

  • Only weapon drops are Sniper Rifles.

  • Floor Loot spawners reduced by 50%

  • Reviving "Down But Not Out" teammates in Duos & Squads is deactivated - be careful peeking!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Boom Bow

    • Fires Arrows with a Shotgun Shell tip, which explode on impact.

    • Uses Shotgun Ammo

    • The longer you hold the fire keybind down, the faster the shot will go!

      • Explosive damage is consistent regardless of the power of the shot.

      • The Boom Bow will achieve maximum power after 1.6 seconds of charging.

    • A direct hit will deal both the direct hit damage and the explosion damage to the enemy player it impacts.

      • Direct hit

        • Base damage 15

        • Headshot Multiplier: 2x

      • Explosion

        • 100 damage

EVENTS

Bug Fixes

  • Arena

    • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to queue for Duos when the party leader was in a lower division.

    • Fixed an issue which caused players to not be promoted to the next division while playing in Duos with a player in a higher division.

      • Note: Hype was still being earned correctly, this was a visual issue only.

    • Fixed an issue where players in Duos were charged Bus Fare based on the party leaders division, rather than their own.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Geometric Galleries

Use this new set of Galleries to add even more unique shapes to your creations!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Boom Bow

  • Fires Arrows with a Shotgun Shell tip, which explode on impact.

  • Uses Shotgun Ammo

  • The longer you hold the fire keybind down, the faster the shot will go!

    • Explosive damage is consistent regardless of the power of the shot.

    • The Boom Bow will achieve maximum power after 1.6 seconds of charging.

  • A direct hit will deal both the direct hit damage and the explosion damage to the enemy player it impacts.

    • Direct hit

      • Base damage 15

      • Headshot Multiplier: 2x

    • Explosion

      • 100 damage

PREFABS

  • Non-Right Square Pyramid Gallery Large

  • Non-Right Triangular Pyramid Gallery Large

  • Right Triangular Prism Gallery Large

  • Seven Point Cube Gallery Large

  • Square Pyramid Gallery Large

  • Triangular Prism Gallery Large

  • Upright Triangular Prism Gallery Large

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Cannonade Launcher

Loud Noises! Heroes and Husks will have a blast with this new Rapid Rocket Launcher

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Cannonade Launcher

    • A chaotic, rapid-fire, automatic launcher that shoots small explosive rounds.

    • Available in the Weekly Store from April 3 at 8 PM Eastern Time until April 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

So what do you think? Are you excited to try out the Boom Bow or the new Sniper Shootout mode? What would you like to see added in the next update? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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