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New Fortnite Battle Royale Update Brings New Weapon And Auto-Pickup

A new update is now on Fortnite Battle Royale and it’s not a small one. Apart from the usual tweaks and bug fixes, Epic Games brings a new weapon, the ability to auto-pickup loot and… Apples.

The new weapon now available on Fortnite Battle Royale is a Burst Assault Rifle of epic and legendary rarity. They can be found in  Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines as well as floor loot.

The aforementioned apples are consumable drops found below trees throughout the map. Each apple grands you 5 health with a maximum of 100. It might seem small but small things like that are what keep the game active and updated.

Furthermore, the Auto-Pickup option is now available on PC and consoles. What you have to do is just walk over the items available on the ground and you’ll automatically pick them up as long as you have the slots available.

You can check the full Fortnite Battle Royale patch notes below:

  • Added Epic and Legendary Burst Assault Rifles.
    • Can be found in Floor Loot, Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.
    • Does 32 / 33 damage (Epic / Legendary).
    • Uses Medium Ammo.
    • Uses the same damage fall-off ranges as other Assault Rifles.
  • Added a new foraged item: Apples
    • Consuming an Apple will grant 5 health (up to 100).
    • Can uncommonly be found around certain trees throughout the map.
  • Impulse Grenade drop rate has been increased by 5%.
  • Suppressed Submachine Gun
    • Damage increased by 3.
      • Common is now 20 (was 17).
      • Uncommon is now 21 (was 18).
      • Rare is now 22 (was 19).
    • Increased Accuracy reset speed by 25%.
      • This will decrease the penalty during continuous fire.
    • Increased Damage fall-off range.
      • Fall-off begins at 28 meters (was 24 meters).
      • Damage reduced to 85% at 47.5 meters (was 80% at 35 meters).
      • Damage reduced to 75% at 70 meters (was 65% at 50 meters).
      • Damage reduced to 65% at 250 meters.
  • Damage Trap
    • Decreased Damage from 125 to 75.
    • Reset Time decreased from 6 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • Remote Explosives
    • They will now damage all structures within range, whether or not they are visible from the explosion center.
    • Damage radius and throw distance have been increased.
    • Delay between sequential explosions has been reduced from 0.25 seconds to 0.175 seconds.
    • Delay before detonating a charge or throwing another one has been reduced from 0.75 seconds to 0.15 seconds.
  • Removed the delay between swapping to a grenade and the ability to aim it.
  • Added ‘Auto-Pickup’ option for pickups on PC and consoles.
    • This will automatically pick up Weapons and Consumables when walking over them (as long as inventory slots are still empty). They will be placed in the next available inventory slot.
    • This option can be enabled in the Settings menu.
  • 50v50 V2 Adjustments
    • DBNO damage per tick lowered from 10 to 5.
    • Chest spawn rate increased from 50-70% to 75-90%.
    • Final circle is shortened from 5 minutes to 3 minutes.
      • This last circle exists for 60 seconds before gradually closing in over an additional 60 seconds.

Have logged in Fortnite Battle Royale yet? What do you think about the new additions?