Fortnite: V18.00 Creative Update Adds New Starter Islands and More

Fortnite Creative Mode
Fortnite Creative Mode Update v18.00 Epic Games

Besides launching Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8, developer Epic Games also dropped a new update for the Creative Mode. They’ve added a lot of good stuff in the latest update, including new starter islands and a cannon spawner device.

What’s New in Update 18.00?

Update 18.00 adds new mausoleum assets to Spooky Prop Gallery B. It also fixes several issues, including some grass clipping through walls on the Spooky Mansion prefab and the purple invasion trees displayed as green on the minimap.

There are also two new starter maps that you can use. These are Lake Hub Spoke Island and Lake Hub Cardinal Island. The beauty of using these islands is letting you build new hubs that you can surround with water, allowing characters to swim in them.

For gameplay, there is a new option that allows you to add Infinite Consumables in the game. This new setting is different from the existing ones, like the Infinite Ammo, for example.

In addition, existing islands and devices that have Infinite Ammo already enabled before can also have the Infinite Consumables option turned on to maintain functionality.

Those who want to have fun firing cannons will be happy to know that the Cannon Spawner device is also added by this update.

Patch Highlights

PREFAB and GALLERY UPDATES
  • Added new mausoleum assets to Spooky Prop Gallery B
  • Fixed a missing back issue with the golden emblem, from Colossal Coliseum Prop Gallery
  • Fixed an issue with the Invasion Confetti props from being invisible underneath the asset
GAMEPLAY UPDATES
  • Added new Infinite Consumables setting to Team Settings Device
    • This update separates consumables from the existing Infinite Ammo setting, including grenades, health/shield items, traps, jetpacks, and gliders
OTHER DEVICE UPDATES
  • Added the Cannon spawner device
  • Added new option to the Creature Spawner device
  • Added new option to the Creature Manager device
  • Added “Match Position” color swatch to Lightsource Color option in Skydome Device
GAMEPLAY FIXES
  • Fixed an issue that caused memory costs of props and buildings to stay on an island after deleting them
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to switch between weapons that are assigned at the start of the game
DEVICES FIXES
  • Fixed an issue with the Radio Device that caused it to play outside the times specified by Play During setting
  • Fixed an issue with Timer Device that caused the countdown timer to not reset 
UI FIXES
  • Fixed an issue with the Alien Nanites showing up in the Weapons tab instead of the Consumables tab
  • Reordered the Create Island UI to feature newer and more popular islands at the top of the list

If you want to learn more, you can head over to the game’s official website.

Fortnite is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, Mac, and PC.

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