Fortnite Patch Notes (Update 10.10): Retail Row, BRUTE Adjustments, And More

Here's what's new in Fortnite's latest update.

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Now Playing: Fortnite Update 10.10 Brings Back Retail Row - GS News Update

Epic has rolled out another new update for Fortnite: Battle Royale. Following a slight delay, patch 10.10 is now live across PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices, and it brings back another classic area of the island and makes some welcome changes to the game's overpowered mech suits. Here are the patch notes.

First, a Rift Zone has caused Mega Mall to revert to Retail Row. This time, however, the shopping center is overrun by zombie-like Fiends, making it a dangerous place to visit. This is the second area of the island to be transformed by a Rift Zone this season thus far; last week, Neo Tilted was turned into the Wild West-themed Tilted Town.

In addition to Retail Row's return, Epic is kicking off a new limited-time mode called World Run. This Squads mode divides 16 players up into four teams, and the group that collects 30 coins the fastest will be declared the winner. Meanwhile, the legendary Infinity Blade has been unvaulted for the Sword Fight Squads and Duos LTM, although this time its environmental damage has been significantly reduced.

Finally, Epic has made an assortment of balance tweaks, most notably to the new B.R.U.T.E mechs, which fans have criticized as being overpowered since they were introduced at the start of the season. Now, a targeting laser has been added, giving both teammates and opponents a much clearer idea of where the mech is aiming. The mechs will also spawn less frequently in certain modes.

You can read what else has changed in Fortnite's Battle Royale mode below, while the full patch notes can be found on Epic's website.

Fortnite: Battle Royale v10.10 Patch Notes

What's New?

Retail Row

A Rift Zone has turned Mega Mall back into Retail Row, and prices have dropped significantly. These discounts come at the cost of increased danger — bargain-crazed Fiends are spawning in the Rift Zone, and they want the shopping center all to themselves.

Limited-Time Modes

World Run LTM

Team Type: Squads | Respawning: On

  • 16 Players.
  • 4 Teams.
  • The team to collect 30 coins fastest wins.
    • In the event that two teams collect the same amount of coins, the team that was faster will win.

Weapons & Items

  • Unvaulted only in the Sword Fight Squads and Duos LTMs:
    • Infinity Blade
      • Reduced the environmental damage from 10000 to 600.
  • Increased the number of resource stacks contained in Chests in Tilted Town from 1 to 3.
  • B.R.U.T.E. updates:
    • Added a targeting laser that appears as players load and fire missiles.
      • In addition to the B.R.U.T.E.’s gunner, this laser is visible to opponents and teammates.
      • This is to help give clarity to all players on where a gunner is aiming their rockets before they’re fired.
    • Improved visual and audio feedback during the self-destruct sequence.
    • B.R.U.T.E.s can now be entered directly from glider mode.
    • Updated B.R.U.T.E. spawn logic for large team respawn game modes.
      • B.R.U.T.Es will now spawn intermittently throughout the match instead of waiting for Storm phases to end.
    • B.R.U.T.E.s abandoned in the Storm will self-destruct after 30 seconds.
    • B.R.U.T.E.s will reappear on the minimap after 15 seconds if no player is in either seat.
  • On Saturday, August 10, we lowered the spawn rates of the B.R.U.T.E. per Storm circle in Arena and Tournament playlists. We will continue to monitor the impact of this change in advance of next weekend’s Champion Series event.
    • Beginning of Match
      • 21.5% chance that between 1-3 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
        • Previously was 100% chance that between 2-4 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn
    • Storm 1
      • 44% chance that between 1-4 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
        • Previously was 100% chance that between 2-4 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn
    • Storm 2
      • 40% chance that between 1-2 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
        • Previously was 100% chance that between 1-3 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn
    • Storm 3
      • 40% chance that between 1-2 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
        • Previously was 66% chance that 2 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn
    • Storm 4
      • 10% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E will spawn
        • Previously was 50% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E would spawn
    • Storm 5
      • 3% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E will spawn
        • Previously was 10% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E would spawn

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in which opponents’ B.R.U.T.E.s would sometimes not be visible.
  • B.R.U.T.E.s can no longer be used to traverse the map faster than intended.
  • The turn rate of B.R.U.T.E.’s turret is no longer framerate-dependent.

Gameplay

  • Retail Row
    • A Rift Zone has replaced the Mega Mall POI with Retail Row.
      • Retail Row now spawns hordes of Fiends who charge at players.
        • Fiends may drop a weapon, consumable, or ammo upon being eliminated.
        • Fiends cannot go outside the Retail Row Rift Zone.
  • Chests and ammo containers will now open when destroyed.
    • Known issue: Destroying a Chest or ammo container by destroying the object it is placed on will not open it.
      • We plan to have this issue resolved in the v10.20 update.

Bug Fixes

  • The Week 1 and Week 2 Hidden Battle Stars can now be collected.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Bush would reset its displayed equip timer if the player tried to activate it multiple times. (Players would still be able to equip the Bush at the intended time, but the displayed timer would be incorrect.)
  • Fixed an issue in which Supply Drop smoke would not appear if the box was not in sight.
  • Trees no longer turn into different kinds of trees upon being damaged.
    • This includes snow-covered trees no longer turning into non-snow-covered trees.
  • Fixed an issue in which Chests would sometimes already be broken or opened at the start of a match.
  • The “Welcome to Tilted Town” message no longer loops when players enter/exit Titled Town. It also no longer overlaps Storm warnings.
  • Walking over in-motion Bottle/Fancy Flip Toys no longer causes a camera issue.

Events

  • Pushed a fix on August 5 to address an Arena matchmaking issue causing players to be matched within a wider Hype range than intended.
    • Because players are now matched within a narrower Hype range, some players may experience longer queue times. This is to ensure higher-quality matches.

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