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Fortnite v19.01 patch notes: Super Level Styles, weapon balance changes, split-screen fix

A small update for Epic Games' Fortnite dropped today introducing Super Level styles and a myriad of weapon balance changes.
Fortnite recently entered Chapter 3 Episode 1  with a brand new map, engine upgrade, and other features being added to the ever-popular battle royale.

Now, the first update since then has rolled out, introducing a few small changes but most importantly a fix to an issue that stopped players on console from playing via split-screen.

Also included in the update are new Super Level cosmetics for those that grind their battle pass up and over 100 levels, with players who progress past level 140 this Season will start unlocking the Photo Negative, Scarlet Blackout, and Gilded Reality Super Level Styles for Shanta, Ronin, Lt. John Llama, Harlowe, and Spider-Man. 

Fortnite chapter 3 v19.10 patch notes
Spider-man has entered the world of Fortnite with Chapter 3 Season 1. (Picture: Epic Games)

There is also an assortment of weapon balance changes some of which were included in a hotfix deployed last week.

Fortnite v19.10 patch notes

The full patch notes for v19.10 which is now live on servers.

Chapter 3 Season 1 Super Level Styles

In the Bonus Rewards section of the Battle Pass tab, bonus Styles for Chapter 3 Season 1 Outfits have been available for players who progress past Level 100. More bonus Styles have been added with v19.01: this Season’s Super Level Styles! Progress past Level 140 this Season and start unlocking the Photo NegativeScarlet Blackout, and Gilded Reality Super Level Styles for Shanta, Ronin, Lt. John Llama, Harlowe, and Spider-Man. 

Balance Changes

A series of bug fixes and weapon balance changes have been made to seven of the game's guns.
Stinger SMG

  • The ammo count of the Stinger SMG now updates sooner in its reload animation.

Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper 

  • The ammo count of the Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper now updates sooner in its reload animation. 

Striker Pump Shotgun 

  • Increased the accuracy of the Striker Pump Shotgun.

  • Slightly increased the fire rate of the Striker Pump Shotgun.

Auto Shotgun

  • Decreased the amount of time it takes to pull out the Auto Shotgun.

MK-Seven Assault Rifle 

  • Decreased the environmental damage of the MK-Seven Assault Rifle and made it less accurate while hip-firing.

Ranger Assault Rifle 

  • Moderately increased the accuracy of the Ranger Assault Rifle.

  • Slightly increased the damage rate of the Ranger Assault Rifle.

Guzzle Juice 

  • Increased the heal speed of Guzzle Juice. 

Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused us to disable Split Screen. Split Screen is now re-enabled.

  • Fixed an issue involving Reboot Vans sometimes not rebooting players if more than one teammate was interacting with the Van.

  • Fixed an issue involving the screen shaking more intensely than intended in various situations such as sliding, gliding, and using a Rift.


Featured image courtesy of Epic Games