Fortnite V7.30 PATCH NOTES

Epic Games this week launched a new 7.30 update for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, iOS and Android. In this patch, several weapons have been added, a new "chiller grenade" element; a new 'Solid Gold' limited time mode and support for the controller for mobile players.  Epic has already released a few additional fixes to solve the problems, with another small patch to appear this week.

Battle Royale

LIMITED TIME MODE: SOLID GOLD

Summary
All things that glitter are gold in this Limited Time Mode! All weapon spawns are Legendary with increased material gathering. Drop in now and earn that Victory Royale.


Mode Details

  • All weapon drops are Legendary.
  • Increased amount of materials received from gathering.
     

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Chiller Grenade
    • The Chiller Grenade will knock players back, causing them to slide along the ground.
    • Allies, enemies, and vehicles hit with the Chiller Grenade will slip around with icy feet/wheels for a duration of 7 seconds.
    • Drops in stacks of 3.
      • Max stack size of 6.
    • Common rarity.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot and Vending Machines.
  • Cozy Campfire - Updated Visuals
    • We’ve updated the visual effects of Cozy Campfires to more clearly indicate when a campfire is in use or burnt out.
  • Vaulted
    • Bolt-action Sniper Rifle
    • Burst Rifle
    • Heavy Shotgun
    • SMG
      • Common, Uncommon, and Rare
  • Unvaulted
    • Suppressed SMG
      • Common, Uncommon, and Rare
  • Reduced the drop chance of Dual Pistol from floor loot from 2.24% to 1.38%.


Bug Fixes

  • Balloons no longer collide with vehicles.
    • This resolves an issue where vehicles could be damaged when using Balloons while on a vehicle.

GAMEPLAY

  • Memory and networking optimization for Apples and Mushrooms.
  • Added unique vehicle specific messages in the feed when players are eliminated or downed.
  • Edit Delay
    • Re-enabled client-side editing improvements.
    • These were turned off in 7.20 due to an input bug they were causing.
  • Fixed Boogie Bombs not affecting players that are wearing the Sneaky Snowman when struck on exposed legs/feet.
  • Fixed Sneaky Snowman’s last charge breaking away right after applying if another Sneaky Snowman is present in a different inventory slot.
  • Fixed an issue where the glider would auto-deploy closer to the ground than expected when holding glider redeploy from the bus.
  • Fixed the X-4 Stormwing’s health bar occasionally not displaying.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in a Sneaky Snowman if it landed next to them.
  • Increased the amount of materials gained from looting Chests and Floor Loot from 20 to 30.
  • Increased the number of materials received from Supply Drops from 40 to 60.

Creative

ISLANDS

  • Added an option to set edit permission per player on your Island.

GAMEPLAY

  • New option to control respawn times.  
    • Range 1 - 30 seconds.
  • New option added to end games.
    • The first team to reach a set number of eliminations wins.
      • Range 1 - 10 or Off.
  • New option added: “After Last Spawn Go To Team”
    • After running out of spawns in a game, you can now either become a spectator or be switched to a different team depending on the game’s settings.
    • Range includes “Spectator” and “Team 1 - 16”.
  • The Game Stats screen displayed after Creative games conclude now contains buttons for immediately restarting the game and restoring the Island.
  • Increased the speed that Islands load after a game.
  • Renamed “Game Modes” to “Score Preset” to better clarify what that option does.
  • When joining a game in progress, players are now put in spectator mode until the game ends.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a server crash that could occur when a prefab was despawned.
  • Fixed an out of memory server crash.
  • Fixed Storm damage not applying if the health mutator was set to invincible.
  • Creative mode games now properly set player orientation as well as location.
  • Fixed spawn direction to always face the same direction when spawning.
  • Fixed the Victory Royale animation when using Last Standing option.
  • Fixed an issue where games would not end if a player was spectating.
  • Fixed an issue where joining players would occasionally be able to play a Creative game despite having exceeded respawn limits.
  • Fixed an issue where players would occasionally return to the Creative Hub in Spectate Mode.
  • Fixed an issue where players could go outside of the playspace of the Creative Hub.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Chiller Grenade added to Creative alongside its release to Battle Royale.
  • Removed Guided Missile.
  • Fixed the Wood Resource quantity to be consistent with the other material resources in the Creative Consumables screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the Six Shooter displayed incorrect rarity color in the Creative Weapons menu and game.
  • Fixed an issue where some Balloons would remain stuck in the air after being equipped.

CREATIVE TOOLS + PHONE

  • Added a drop indicator when holding copied prefab assets or props in the sky, to better predict drop placement.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed cases where players had Creative permissions on Islands they did not own or have rights to.
  • Fixed an issue where sections of a prefab would disappear and reappear when copying with the Phone tool.
  • Fixed an issue where the Phone tool would occasionally disappear upon ending a game on a Creative island.

SAVE THE WORLD

What's new? 

X-Ray Llamas

Spectral Blade

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Weekly Frostnite Challenge 5: Uncharted Territory
    • No maps or mini-maps.
      • Survive for 30 minutes three times to collect the Week 5 Challenge Banner.
      • Survive for 30 minutes to earn the Spectral Blade.
    • Available on January 30 at 7 PM Eastern Time.
  • Caches have been removed from Chests in Frostnite.


Bug Fixes

  • Increased the drop rate of quest items in the Canny Valley quest "Ray on a Rooftop".
  • "Liner Notes" and "Encore" quest items now also spawn in higher-difficulty theaters.

UI

  • X-Ray llamas have arrived!
    • Llamas in the X-Ray tab of the Item Shop will show all of their contents and upgrades without requiring a purchase.
    • X-Ray Llamas must be purchased one at a time.
    • X-Ray Llama contents will reset when the daily store refreshes.
    • Note: Choice packs will not appear in X-Ray Llamas.
  • New ammo icons in the inventory screen.
  • Updated the onboarding announcement popup to show a message informing players to bind any missing keybinds.
  • Updated the Repair the Shelter mission to only show the current health bar that is taking damage in the world instead of showing both the Shield and Shelter at the same time.
    • Shelters health bars are now visible from across the map.
  • Players can now craft certain items in bulk.
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