New Fortnite Update Released, Here's What It Does

Fortnite's new update includes a bunch of bug fixes.


Fortnite has another update available right now on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile. Version 3.5.1 aims to address a few issues with the game's previous patch, version 3.5, and as such is limited to bug fixes. In other words, no jetpack.

In particular, the new replay system caused some problems whereby players' games could crash. These problems have now been addressed, according to developer Epic Games' official patch notes. Meanwhile an issue where players could fire weapons before the equip animation had finished under some circumstances has also now been resolved.

In Save the World, Epic has changed the way it converts event tickets into Llamas. From now on, players will receive one event Llama for every 1000 tickets; for any additional tickets above 1000, you'll receive one extra Llama regardless of how many extra tickets you have. The developer has also granted all Save the World players two Spring Llamas for free. Take a look at all the patch notes at the bottom of this article, via Epic.

More free Fortnite items are now available as an apology from Epic for the game's recent server problems. This weekend, Battle Royale players can get a free Back Bling item (a new type of customization slot added for Season 3), which is pictured below. Also this weekend, Save the World players can grab a Troll Stash Llama. Both of these will be available from the respective modes' in-game stores. In addition, Battle Royale players will receive a "pack of Battle Stars," which are used to rank up the Battle Pass and earn rewards.

There's still no word on when the removed Guided Missile weapon will return to Fortnite: Battle Royale, but the game is at least playable once again. That's good news, as the 3.5 update introduced a new Port-a-Fort item and made a variety of other changes. Week 8 challenges are also now available, although the server issues have prompted Epic to delay the release of the new 50v50 limited-time mode until next week.

Fortnite Update 3.5.1 Patch Notes

Save The World Bug Fixes

  • 'Building Edit' hotkey can be bound to keys other than 'G'
  • We're changing the Mini-Boss Mission Alerts for Canny and Twine back to their pre v3.5 state.
  • 'Repair the Shelter' objective now activates when you interact with the control panel rather than be based on proximity to the objective.
  • Granted all players two free Spring Llamas (can be found in the Loot tab).
    • We’ve changed the way we convert event tickets. Players get 1 event Llama per 1000 tickets and 1 Llama for any tickets left over.
      • (Example) If you have 5 tickets left at the end of the event, you still get 1 free event Llama.

Battle Royale Bug Fixes

  • 'Building Edit' hotkey can be bound to keys other than 'G'
  • Fixed an issue where players could fire weapons before the equip animation had finished, if they were sprinting.
  • Fixed several client crashes that were related to the new Replay System.
  • Fixed an issue that broke player’s walking/sprinting animations if they were firing a Guided Missile while walking/sprinting.
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