Another week means another Fortnite patch, and Epic are making some “long-anticipated quality of life changes” to Battle Royale. The update arrives later today, and marks the end of the game’s Save the World winter event.
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The biggest change coming to Battle Royale is the arrival of a new healing item. Chug Jug has a 15 second channel, but if you stay safe until you’ve drunk the lot, it’ll restore you to both max health and shields, meaning you don’t have to rely solely on Slurp Juice anymore.
Elsewhere, Epic have added AutoRun, added Shadowplay Highlights to record player knockdows, and added extra loot spawns to Haunted Hills. They’ve also given NA players the opportunity to choose between east and west coast servers.
The changes to vanilla Fortnite are significantly more substantial. As well as the return of Mutant Storms, they’ve increased the damage on cluster bombs, and brought Mini-Boss Quests back. Across both game modes there are also several bug fixes and UI tweaks. You can read the full Fortnite patch notes here.