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Fortnite 2.19 Update Patch Notes (Fortnite 8.51 Today)

The Fortnite 2.19 update patch notes (Fortnite 8.51 todayhave now been fully revealed by developer Epic Games. This new Fortnite patch adds the Shadow Bomb, bug fixes, and more. At the time of posting, the new update is rolling out across PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iPhone. Happily, for those eager to get back into the fight, the new Fortnite update does not require a downtime period. This means that players will be able to exit the game, download and install the 2.19 update, and then immediately get back to playing again. Before you hurry off, however, be sure to read on for the full list of Fortnite 2.19 patch notes.

Fortnite 2.19 Update Patch Notes Highlights (Fortnite 8.51)

Fortnite 2.19 Update Patch Notes

The main highlight of the Fortnite 2.19 update patch notes (Fortnite 8.51) is the Shadow Bomb. For both Battle Royale and Creative Mode players, this new item should be good fun to play with.

The Shadow Bomb allows players to shroud themselves in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies. It lasts for a total of six seconds, and users become more visible towards the end of that six-second period. This new item also increased player movement speed, enables the ability to double jump, and also allows players to wall jump. It has been given the Uncommon rarity at its launch, meaning you’re quite likely to happen upon it during a match. Players can hold a maximum Shadow Bomb stack of six, and the item can be found in floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

Save the World mode players also have something new to try out, following the installation of the Fortnite 2.19 (8.51) update. The Duet weapon is a high damage assault rifle that will be available in the Weekly Store from May 1 at 8 PM ET until May 8 at 8 PM ET. The weapon’s strength is its lengthy sustained fire duration, which the large magazine capacity provides.

Fortnite 2.19 Update Patch Notes Full List (Fortnite 8.51 Today)

Fortnite 2.19 Update Patch Notes

BATTLE ROYALE

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Shadow Bomb
    • Shrouds yourself in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies.
      • 6-second duration
      • User becomes more visible to others near the end of the effect.
      • Increases your movement speed, provides the ability to double jump, and wall jump.
        • Players are unable to attack, build, or loot while under the effects of the Shadow Bomb.
    • Rarity: Uncommon
    • Can hold a maximum of 6
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.



GAMEPLAY

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Sound effects for Jetpacks were occasionally playing much louder than they should be.

UI

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • The Victory Royale UI animation was displaying for all players in Limited Time Modes with respawning enabled.

SAVE THE WORLD

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Duet
    • A high damage assault rifle that’s good for sustained fire due to its large magazine capacity.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from May 1 at 8PM ET until May 8 at 8PM ET.

CREATIVE

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Shadow Bomb
    • Shrouds yourself in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies.
    • 6-second duration
    • User becomes more visible to others near the end of the effect.
    • Increases your movement speed, provides the ability to double jump, and wall jump.
      • Players are unable to attack, build, or loot while under the effects of the Shadow Bomb.

PREFABS

  • New Prefabs and Galleries based on Fortnite Battle Royale’s restaurants and diners.
    • Durrr Burger Prefab
    • Uncle Pete’s Pizza Pit Prefab
    • SofDeez Ice Cream Shop Prefab
    • 4 Diner Galleries

GENERAL

SOCIAL

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Any Suggested Friends could not be added to friends.