Fortnite UPDATE: V7.20

Welcome another new Fortnite update, and Epic Games has revealed the patch notes for update v7.20. What's new? 

BATTLE ROYALE
New items:

  • Scoped Revolver
  • Glider Redeploy Item

LIMITED TIME MODE: ONE SHOT

There’s low gravity and every player has 50 health. Snipers are the only weapon and Bandages the only healing item. Jump high and aim well!

  • Gravity is set lower than normal.
  • The Storm wait time has been greatly reduced in all phases of the game.
  • The only weapons in this mode are Hunting Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Semi-auto Snipers and Bounce Pads have been removed from the Vault in this mode.
  • Players will spawn with 50 health and can only heal if they find Bandages.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Scoped Revolver
  • Added Gliders, an item that grants Glider redeploy.
  • Minigun adjustments
  • Rarity color adjustments
  • The following projectile-based weapons now have the same projectile trajectory as the Heavy Sniper Rifle
  • Weapon first-shot accuracy now works with icy feet and while on ziplines.
  • The reticle center dot on Scoped Rifles has been reduced in size. This will mitigate situations where it appears you’re on your target but still miss the shot.
  • Small shields max stack size has been decreased from 10 to 6.
  • GAMEPLAY

  • Zipline improvements
    • Added the ability to change direction via player movement input button. Just move in the direction you’d like to go while riding a zipline, no jumping required.
    • Rather than moving at max speed as soon as entering the zipline, players will now accelerate over time to reach that max speed.
    • Destruction effects have been turned back on while riding a zipline.
      • Players will destroy the nearby player buildings before attaching to the zipline so their path becomes clear
  • Added a third decimal place for mouse/controller sensitivity to allow for more granular values.
  • To help with situations where walls are built mostly underground, we've added functionality where an extra piece will be built for free on top of that piece.
    • This occurs when the wall piece is showing less than 30% above ground.
  • Gamepad Sensitivity
    • Building sensitivity change also applies to edit mode.
  • Editing will no longer interrupt gun fire and pickaxe swings.
  • Corn stalks will no longer block gunfire.
  • Editing a structure will now begin without waiting for a response from the server. This should cut down on ghost shots before editing and make it a smoother experience.
    • Confirming the edit will still require sending data to the server and be impacted by high ping or poor server performance.
  • Vehicle impact damage to a player will now respect shields instead of directly applying to player health.
  • When a plane explodes due to any reason, it will now deal damage to both passengers and pilots. This damage no longer ignores shields.
  • Infinite dab is even more infinite...Dab for 11 hours instead of 10 hours in the lobby.
  • Adjusted map art to more accurately represent player & marker positions.
  • Textures of props used in emotes are now pre-streamed so scorecard and other emotes that use props will have less chance of using a low-resolution texture.
  • X-4 Stormwing passengers now have the same Hold to Exit functionality as pilots.

SAVE THE WORLD

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Weekly Frostnite Challenge 3: New Wave Holiday
    • Enemy waves send a large horde of the same enemy type at you.
    • Players need to eliminate a specific number of enemies of that type to progress to the next wave.
    • Available on January 16 at 7 PM ET.
  • Weekly Frostnite Challenge 3 Quest rewards include:
    • Challenge Banner 3
    • Ice Queen Outlander
    • Snowflake Tickets
  • The 14 Days of Fortnite event has ended and the Quests are no longer available.
  • Added a new Power Level 128 zone in Frostnite for end-game players.
    • This zone will be available to players who have reached the end of Twine Peaks
    • Earn a new Reward Banner for completing all 30 waves of Frostnite in a 128 Power Level zone!
  • Increased Frostnite XP, Gold, and Ticket rewards, especially at later waves, to better incentivize longer survival times.
  • Replaced Transform Key and Schematic rewards with Perk-UP and RE-PERK in higher difficulty Frostnite zones.
  • Changed which Storm Shield Defense quests unlock the Frostnite zones, so players should see more appropriately leveled zones.
  • Mission map adjustments
    • Missions are no longer locked behind old side quests. They are now unlocked by quests in the main campaign.
    • Key story-specific missions can no longer have mission alerts on them.

HEROES

  • The Ice King will be available in the Event Store.
    • Legendary variant of the Hotfixer subclass.
    • Available on January 16 at 7 PM Eastern Time.
  • The Ice Queen is available as a week 3 Frostnite challenge quest reward.
    • Legendary variant of Striker subclass.
    • Available to earn from January 16 at 7 PM ET until January 23 at 7 PM ET.
Note: Each Hero will be unique when the new Hero Loadout launches
  • Any Hero that had Damage Resistance Perks converted to Armor Perks in the v7.10 update is eligible for an Item Reset.
    • If you choose to reset a hero this will return the hero to level 1, and all XP and evolution materials invested into the hero will be refunded
    • Note that this reset option will be forfeited if any new resources are invested into the hero, or if the hero is slotted into the collection book.

GAMEPLAY

  • Separate targeting, scope, and gamepad building sensitivity settings are now shared between Save the World and Battle Royale.