Following a last-minute tease from developer Epic Games, a new Fortnite update has been deployed alongside an official Fortnite 6.02 patch notes update (Fortnite 1.84 patch notes for PS4) detailing the latest changes to the game. As is normally the case, patch notes are released as soon as the patch goes live, giving players something to read during the downtime. This is rolling out to all platforms, which now includes: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iPhone! Based on previous trends, the Fortnite update downtime is expected to last around an hour in total.
Fortnite 6.02 Patch Notes (Fortnite 1.84 Patch Notes PS4) – Quad Launcher
The main attraction (or cause of controversy, depending on how you look at it!) found within the Fortnite 6.02 patch notes is the new Quad Launcher. This new Fortnite rocket launcher allows the user to “quickly fire up to four rockets to blanket an area with explosive damage.”
Many will no doubt feel that the Fortnite Quad Launcher is overpowered, arguing that the standard rocket launcher was already powerful enough, and that only fires a single, slow-traveling rocket. Now there’s a weapon that fires four of the damn things, allowing for quadruple the destruction, right? Well, maybe not, as Epic Games has made an effort to keep the weapon balanced, as well as rare to actually find.
The Quad Launcher is available in Epic and Legendary variants, firing 80 and 84 base damage per rocket respectively. It has a 300 unit explosion radius, and can be found in chests, supply drops, and vending machines.
If the weapon does turn out to be wildly broken, then Epic Games can always send it to the Vault, where naughty weapons go when they are removed from the game for tweaking. They can return, but they’ll likely be in a nerfed state.
Fortnite 6.02 Patch Notes (Fortnite 1.84 Patch Notes PS4) – Disco Domination Limited Time Mode
The Fortnite Disco Domination limited time mode has finally been added to the game. Following a fair bit of teasing by Epic Games over the last week, this new limited time mode presents players with “the ultimate dance-off.” Those visiting the island will now see that dance floors have spawned in certain areas. These need to be taken over by clearing out any enemies and then dancing to raise the disco ball. The winning team is the side that fills their meter the fastest by capturing and dancing the most.
Disco Domination features two teams of 50 players, and respawning will be enabled until the third and final storm circle. Five dance floors appear at a time. The more friendly players dancing on a dancefloor, the faster the disco ball will raise. As soon as a dance floor is captured, the team’s “dance bar” will fill. Dancefloors can be recaptured, and dancefloors that are captured later in the round will fill the bar more quickly.
Those hoping to block the dancefloors from enemy players will be sad to learn that you cannot build on or over them. However, you are encouraged to build forts and other defenses to protect your boogie den.
As this is a 50v50 round, you can expect the same amount of loot to spawn. Also, glider redeploy has been turned on, which should make it easier to build high and then jump and glide above and over the opposition. Defenders will want to watch the skies to make sure you aren’t outmaneuvered!
Fortnite 6.02 Patch Notes (Fortnite 1.84 Patch Notes PS4) – Loot Drop Rate Changes
Epic Games has once again adjusted the loot drop rates within Battle Royale. To make this simple for you, I’ve split the list of changes into those weapons which have been made rarer, and therefore more difficult to find, and those that are now more common, and thus easier to discover in the world.
The Common Pistol, Rare Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle, and Rare Grenade launcher have all been made rarer. The Epic Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle, Epic Heavy Sniper Rifle, Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle, Epic Rocket Launcher, Legendary Rocket Launcher, Epic Guided Missile Launcher, and Legendary Guided Missile have all been made a tad more common.
These changes should mean that you’re more likely to see explosives being used, as well as more engagements with the more deadly sniper rifles. Fewer common pistol appearances will be sad for those who regularly see the Pistol Kills daily challenge, but the decrease in drop chance is only minor, falling from 5.8% to 5.47%.
Fortnite 6.02 Patch Notes (Fortnite 1.84 Patch Notes PS4) – Is the Port-a-Fortress Back?
Indeed, the Fortnite 6.02 (1.84) update does bring the Port-a-Fortress back into Battle Royale. Though its availability has been decreased from 2.43% to 1.83%, lucky players will still be able to throw it down to instantly spawn an enormous fort. It’s immediate high ground and can turn the tide of battle in an instant. Combine this with the new Disco Domination mode, and you’ll be sure to get some easy wins!
Fortnite 6.02 Patch Notes (Fortnite 1.84 Patch Notes PS4) – Skull Trooper and Halloween Skins
Though not linked directly to the Fortnite 6.02 (1.84) patch itself, players can soon expect to see “bone-chilling gear coming to the Item Shop” at some time today. If the recent leaks are anything to go by, we can expect some spooky editions to the Fortnite wardrobe, as well as the possible return of the Skull Trooper, a fan-favorite cosmetic that many players would love another chance to purchase.
The actual patch notes do have these Skull Trooper changes detailed in the art and animation section, so the skin is almost guaranteed to appear today!
– Skull Trooper styles have a visual issue when viewing the Outfit from the Locker.
- The Outfit still appears properly in-game.
- This issue will be fixed next patch.
Fortnite 6.02 Patch Notes (Fortnite 1.84 Patch Notes PS4) – Save the World
Save the World players also have a couple of things to look forward to with the 6.02 (1.84) patch. The Noble Launcher will return to the Weekly Store today, October 10, until October 17. If you’re unfamiliar with this weapon, the Noble Launcher is a heavy launcher that fires a wave of piercing energy. It can be “fired normally for a narrow half-tile wide pulse, or changed for a one-tile wide or 1.5-tile wide blast.”
Also returning to the Weekly Store is the Vindertech Disintegrator Shotgun. This weapon is an “energy shotgun that fires an explosive ball of plasma, dealing high damage in a small area.” The Vindertech Disintegrator Shotgun is also available from today until October 17.
[via Epic Games]