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Fortnite V4.2 Patch Notes: Read All the Changes Here

Another week, another new update for Battle Royale. We’ve got the Fortnite V4.2 Patch Notes right here ready for you to check out. This week’s update is a pretty big one that Epic Games has released. A new limited time event mode, a brand spankin’ new item that players are sure to love, and so much more.

The Fortnite V4.2 Patch Notes are massive in size, giving players a lot to chew on for the next week or so until another pops up. Let’s go over every single detail of this latest patch so you can know what’s changed and what’s new. Let’s get started.

Fortnite V4.2 Patch Notes: Save the World

Up first for the Fortnite V4.2 Patch Notes is Save the World. Check out the full details below:

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Doubled the Weekly Limit for Flux in the Weekly Store (available Wed., May 23 at 8pm ET).

HEROES

  • Archaeolo-Jess, new Outlander Hero, has been added to the Event Store (available Wed., May 23 at 8pm ET).

Fortnite V4.2 Patch Notes: Battle Royale

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Jetpack added.
    • Legendary Rarity.
    • Found in Treasure Chests.
    • The Jetpack is the first of a new item type: Backpacks.
      • Backpacks take an inventory slot (like weapons & consumables) and can be moved to different positions.
      • Only one Backpack can be carried at a time.
        • If you pick up a different Backpack, it will be automatically swapped with the one currently equipped.
      • When a Backpack is fully consumed, it will be automatically destroyed.
      • While a Backpack is equipped, your Back Bling cosmetics will be hidden.
        • Back Bling will be reapplied when the Backpack is no longer equipped.
    • The Jetpack is engaged by jumping while in mid-air, providing additional mobility.
      • While flying, there is a limited duration it can be used before it must charge again.
        • Recharge begins when the Jetpack is not in use.
      • You can not enter Targeting Mode while in the air.
        • On controller, using the Targeting Mode input will trigger the Jetpack.

GAMEPLAY

  • Limited Time Mode: Solid Gold v2
    • All weapon drops are legendary!
      • Floor Drops: High chance of Hand Cannon & Suppressed Pistols. Low chance of Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle.
      • Chests: High chance of Assault Rifle, Minigun & Sniper Rifle. Low chance of Heavy Shotgun & Rocket/Grenade Launchers. No Pistols.
      • Supply Drops: High chance of Rocket/Grenade Launchers, Medium chance of Sniper Rifles. Low chance of Heavy Shotgun & Assault Rifles. No Pistols.
    • 50% extra stone and metal resources gained from farming.
    • Stone Floor Drops increased to 60 per pickup.
    • Metal Floor Drops increased to 90 per pickup.
    • Increased drop rates of: Chug Jugs, Slurp Juice, Shields, all Special Grenades, Launch Pads and Campfires.
    • Decreased drop rates of: Grenades, Spike Traps and Bandages.
  • Limited Time Mode: Close Encounters
    • Close quarters combat with Shotguns & Jetpacks!
    • The only guns in this mode are the various types of Shotguns.
      • Jetpacks & Heavy Shotguns can be found in Chests & Supply Drops.
      • Other Shotgun types are spawned as Floor Loot.
    • The storm moves in more quickly than normal mid to late game.
    • Typical match length is about 15 minutes.
    • Stats are enabled for this mode.