Fortnite’s latest season has started last week and Epic is already adding to it with patch v8.01. The patch isn’t massive, but it does contain a few balance changes and add the new treasure map item to the game.
The treasure map, called buried treasure in-game, is a new item found either in chests or on the floor. Players can hold it to reveal the location of well … buried treasure. A golden light will shoot up into the sky from a hidden X on the ground anytime you have the map out. Once you make it to the X, you’ll have to use your pickaxe to dig up the treasure chest which contains several legendary items.
As for other changes to the game, Epic is vaulting bottle rockets, which have only been around for a few patches. Infantry rifles and Clingers are also going to be less available in the new patch as the spawn rate for both has been reduced. Also getting an update this patch is the audio for things like the standard assault rifle and enemy player footsteps.
For a look at all the changes coming to Fortnite in patch v8.01 you can see the full patch notes below.
Chests contain a trove of legendary loot.
X marks the spot! The chest must be dug up using a pickaxe.
Reduced Infantry Rifle availability
Reduced Clinger availability
Increased the Angle at which you can slide down terrain without taking damage from 65 degrees to 75 degrees.
New Tournament: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
Due to the extended hours for this event, Duo players will each have their own score that remains when changing partners.
Note: Due to the playlist featuring matchmaking based on your score, the quality or availability of matches may differ at certain times of day.
Each match played will reduce your score by two points in the form of a ‘Bus Fare’ at the start of the match.
Tournament scores cannot go into the negatives – at the end of a match, if a player has a negative score for the tournament then their score will be reset to zero points.
Players are still matchmade against opponents with similar point totals.
Matchmaking will wait for up to 8 minutes before creating a match with the closest players available.
Matchmaking will search in a considerably wider points range after 4 minutes of searching.
At the conclusion of the Gauntlet Test Event, the Top 5% of players based on their final score will unlock the ‘Gauntlet Finals’ tournament.
New Tournament: Gauntlet Solo Finals & Gauntlet Duo Finals
Note: NA East and NA West are now separate for scheduled tournaments, and no longer share a leaderboard.
Top 3000 players in each server region will advance to Round 2 on Sunday during same time block.