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8.20 Content Update
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Date 2 April 2019
Major Patch 8.20
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Battle Royale

What's New?

  • Boom Bow
    • Archery can be a blast! Knock enemies in a whole new way with this explosive new weapon.

Limited Time Mode: Sniper Shootout

Summary

  • In this limited time mode, players will do battle using sniper rifles.
  • May the best aim win!

Mode Details

  • Only weapon drops are Sniper Rifles.
  • Floor Loot spawners reduced by 50%
  • Reviving "Down But Not Out" teammates in Duos & Squads is deactivated - be careful peeking!

Weapons + Items

  • Boom Bow
    • Fires Arrows with a Shotgun Shell tip, which explode on impact.
    • Uses Shotgun Ammo
    • The longer you hold the fire keybind down, the faster the shot will go!
      • Explosive damage is consistent regardless of the power of the shot.
      • The Boom Bow will achieve maximum power after 1.6 seconds of charging.
    • A direct hit will deal both the direct hit damage and the explosion damage to the enemy player it impacts.
    • Direct hit
      • Base damage 15
      • Headshot Multiplier: 2x
    • Explosion
      • 100 damage

Events

Bug Fixes

  • Arena
    • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to queue for Duos when the party leader was in a lower division.
    • Fixed an issue which caused players to not be promoted to the next division while playing in Duos with a player in a higher division.
      • Note: Hype was still being earned correctly, this was a visual issue only.
    • Fixed an issue where players in Duos were charged Bus Fare based on the party leaders division, rather than their own.

Creative

What's New?

  • Geometric Galleries
    • Use this new set of Galleries to add even more unique shapes to your creations!

Weapons + Items

  • Boom Bow
    • Fires Arrows with a Shotgun Shell tip, which explode on impact.
    • Uses Shotgun Ammo
    • The longer you hold the fire keybind down, the faster the shot will go!
      • Explosive damage is consistent regardless of the power of the shot.
      • The Boom Bow will achieve maximum power after 1.6 seconds of charging.
    • A direct hit will deal both the direct hit damage and the explosion damage to the enemy player it impacts.
    • Direct hit
      • Base damage 15
      • Headshot Multiplier: 2x
    • Explosion
      • 100 damage

Prefabs

  • Non-Right Square Pyramid Gallery Large
  • Non-Right Triangular Pyramid Gallery Large
  • Right Triangular Prism Gallery Large
  • Seven Point Cube Gallery Large
  • Square Pyramid Gallery Large
  • Triangular Prism Gallery Large
  • Upright Triangular Prism Gallery Large

Save the World

Whats New?

  • Cannonade Launcher
    • Loud Noises! Heroes and Husks will have a blast with this new Rapid Rocket Launcher

Weapons + Items

  • Cannonade Launcher
    • A chaotic, rapid-fire, automatic launcher that shoots small explosive rounds.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from April 3 at 8 PM Eastern Time until April 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
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