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Fortnite update 11.20 out now – patch notes are back!

Fortnite's new update is out now on PC, adding DirectX 12 support, Daily Challenges, and more

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Epic Games continues to iterate on its hit battle royale game Fortnite, and that carries on today with the release of its latest update, version 11.20.  The new patch adds DirectX 12 support for PC players and much more.

The update, which is available now, also brings back Daily Challenges – you can select up to three at a time and can replace one with another on one occasion per day. Also included are new UI options, with a new contrast setting and an additional filter in the Locker that allows you to see your items depending on what Season they were added.

DirectX 12 support is also interesting; Epic merely states “players with high-end GPUs may experience a higher and steadier frame rate”, but it may also open the door for Fortnite to support ray-tracing in the future.

Alongside the patch, Epic has announced that Fortnite: Chapter 2, Season 1 has been extended until February 2020. The company teased in its blog post that this Christmas, players can look forward to “new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss”.

You can see the full list of patch notes below, via Epic.

Fortnite: Battle Royale Update 11.20 Patch Notes

v11.20 includes enhancements to the Battle Royale experience

  • Daily Challenges are back and can be completed for XP!
    • Up to three at a time are available, and once a day you can replace a Challenge for another.
  • In the Locker, you can now filter your items by the Season they were introduced in.
    • To filter your items by Season, enter the Season name in the search bar. Use terms like “season 5,” “season x,” “chapter 2 season 1,” etc.
  • You can now adjust the UI contrast.
    • To adjust the UI contrast, use the User Interface Contrast setting in the Graphics section of the Video settings.
  • Added a Tutorial playlist for the mobile version of Fortnite.
    • To use Microsoft DirectX 12, select it in the Advanced Graphics section of the Video settings.
  • Adjusted the headshot multiplier of the Tactical Shotgun so it’s now in line with the headshot multiplier of the Pump Shotgun.
  • Increased the Effective Health (sum of Health + Shield) given from Slurp Tankers.

Bug fixes

  • Resolved syncing issues involving the Bandage Bazooka. (Because these have been resolved, the Bandage Bazooka has been re-enabled.)
  • Addressed reports of hitching on mobile devices.
  • Resolved the equipped item slot being the selection slot when players open the inventory.
  • Addressed reports of buildings sometimes appearing low-detailed on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as players land on the map.
  • The hair of the Devastator Outfit now appears the intended color.
  • The John Wick Outfit’s Pistol no longer appears larger than intended.
  • The Magma Wrap now appears correctly on everything except the Bandage Bazooka and Pistol.
    • It will appear correctly on these weapons in a future release.

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