Fortnite V10.31 patch notes have arrived, read them here

 

Just for a change this week’s Fornite patch notes are quite small but do introduce the Party Hub and bring part 2 of Cloaked Stars’ quest to the Radio Station. Here are the notes, and I’ve pasted in the Party Hub FAQ at the bottom as well

WHAT’S NEW?

Party Hub
Hang with friends while you’re on the go so the party never stops. See who’s online, party up, and play together. (Or just voice chat!) For a deeper dive on Party Hub, read our FAQ here.
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WEAPONS + ITEMS

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue involving the Star Wand and AC/DC Pickaxes not doing the intended amount of damage.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, these Pickaxes have been re-enabled.

GAMEPLAY

  • Storm Circles will no longer end at the following locations (in core and Arena modes):
    • Moisty Palms
    • Greasy Grove
    • Tilted Town
    • Retail Row

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue in which Ziplines could give players an unintended effect.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, Ziplines have been re-enabled.
  • When a player is eliminated, their damage towards the Storm Surge threshold will no longer be removed from their remaining teammates’ total.

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Support-a-Creator codes can now be used for real-money offers in-game.
    • More information on this will be available in a blog post later this week.
    • Please note: For any Packs that contain V-Bucks, the revenue share will be applied to the Creator code that is entered when the V-Bucks from that pack are spent.

MOBILE

  • Party Hub
    • Connect with Fortnite friends on the go so the party never stops. See who’s online, party up, and jump in-game together on any platform. (Or just voice chat!)
    • Want to hang with friends in-game while you’re out and about? Now you can take the party with you! For more information, check out our FAQ here.
  • Multitasking
    • This new feature allows you to you use two apps at once on supported iPads! Supported iPad models include:
      • iPad Pro
      • iPad (5th generation and later)
      • iPad Air 2 and later
      • iPad mini 4 and later
    • By enabling Multitasking, all iPads will have the ability to rotate the screen orientation to enter Portrait Mode.
      • If you don’t want to play in Portrait mode, enable Rotate Lock on your iPad.

RECAP

  • From server on September 13
    • Resolved an issue involving some Mission objectives not measuring progress.

CREATIVE

RECAP

  • From hotfix on September 11
    • Increased the limit for Basic Storm Controllers from 10 to 16.

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Cloaked Star Hit the Road, Part II!
This week, help Cloaked Star with part 2 of his journey to the Radio Station! Load up the truck with more crushing silence and get ready to Hit the Road with a new weekly quest.
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Deciblaster 
Bounce back with the Deciblaster! Build some tunnels, load up your Deciblaster, and prepare for action!
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WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • The Deciblaster bounces into the Weekly Store!
    • This shoots a blast of sound that pierces enemies and bounces up to 5 times, dealing damage in an area with each bounce. Does not consume ammo, but has low durability.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from Wednesday, September 18 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, September 25 at 8 PM ET.

SOCIAL

  • Social Parties in Save the World now support up to 16 players.
    • In order to launch a mission, there must be only 4 active players in the party.
    • Other party members must enter the Sit Out state through the Social Panel. This allows them to continue to participate in voice chat.

GENERAL

Bug Fixes

  • Players with their reticle on stairs will no longer enter edit mode for an unintended building piece.
    • In v10.30, we addressed an issue in which players would sometimes enter edit mode for a building piece that their reticle was not on. However, players may have still found themselves entering edit mode for a different building piece than intended if their reticle was on stairs. This has been resolved.
  • Removed black borders on the iPad 2018 Pro.

PARTY HUB

Q: What is Party Hub?
A: It’s a new feature in Fortnite on mobile that lets you see which friends are online, start a party, and voice chat with that party before jumping in game on any platform or downloading the game on your mobile device.

If you play on mobile, you can now party up while you’re downloading an update.

Q: How do I use Party Hub?
A: If you already have Fortnite installed on your mobile device, make sure you’re updated to the latest version to get started. If you don’t, from your mobile device, head over to fortnite.com/download.

Q: I wanted to download the game on mobile but this looks different – did I download the wrong thing?
A: Nope, the Fortnite mobile app main screen just looks a little different. When you open the app, the top of the main screen has a button to jump in-game, while the bottom of the main screen gets you into the Party Hub to party up before you’re in-game.

Q: How do I play Fortnite on mobile?
A: Tap the yellow “Install” or “Play” button on the main screen or, if you’re in the Party Hub, tap the arrow at the top of the screen or scroll down while at the top of the screen to pull down the Fortnite button. After it installs, just tap play! You’ll remain in a group if you’ve joined a party and can hop right into a game together.

Note: some mobile devices can download the Fortnite app on mobile and get into the Party Hub but don’t meet the required specs to run Fortnite the game – if that’s the case, a prompt will appear letting you know (these requirements haven’t changed since the Party Hub launched, but we’re working on adding more devices).

Q: Can I message my friends via Party Hub instead of voice chatting?
A: Not yet, but work is in progress for this functionality.

Q: Can I talk to my friends while they are in a match, even if I’m not?
A: Yes!

Q: How do I transfer my party from my phone to PC/Console?
A: Just launch Fortnite on your preferred platform while you still have the app open. Your party and voice chat will transfer to the game.

Q: Can I join a friend who is in-game while I am in Party Hub?
A: Yes!

Q: If I have a friend in my party who is in Party Hub, but not in game, am I forced to queue for bigger match types? Will players in Party Hub and in my party affect how I queue for matches?
A: No. Your friends in your party who are in Party Hub will appear as if they are sitting out.

Q: What if I want to use my phone to talk with my party instead of my PC/Console headset?
A: If you have the app open while in a party on your PC/Console, just tap the “Transfer Voice to This Device” button. You will be able to use your mobile device to communicate with your friends, but you will still only be able to control parties from your game lobby.

Q: How do I stop other players from joining me while in Party Hub?
A: The lock icon over your avatar will lock your party so that other players can only join by invite. If you want to stop people from voice chatting with you or joining your party, make sure you press the lock icon. You will be prompted when you first open the app to adjust this setting.

Q: How do I invite someone to my party from Party Hub?
A: Llama Bells! You can ring your friend’s Llama Bell in many different places to invite them to your party. You can ring it from the home screen, friend screen, party screen, or the Llama Bell menu. Be careful not to ring it too many times – there’s a limit on llama bells so you can’t spam your friends.

Q: Is there any way to turn off Party Hub? Do I have to use the social features in Party Hub?
A: No, but if you do not want to interact with other players you can set your party to private.

Q: Why was I unable to join my friend’s party?
A: First make sure you have a stable internet connection. Second, try joining again. It’s possible their party state had changed while you tried to join. They also may have backgrounded or closed their app when you tried to join.

Q: Can I access Party Hub from Console/PC?
A: The Party Hub feature is only available on mobile. However, anyone in the Party Hub can party up with players on any other platform.

Q: What should I do if I am on mobile and I’ve joined a party started by console friends but they can’t hear me?
A: Some console parties require players to choose between chat audio either from their party or from in-game. Fortnite cross platform parties need chat audio to come from in-game in order for this feature to work.
PlayStation: Go to your party in the PlayStation menu, select [Party Settings] > [Chat Audio] and select Prioritize Game Chat
Xbox: [Xbox home button] > [Party tab] > [Select party] > Press the Options button to switch to game chat

Q: How do I switch my profile photo? What about my background color?
A: Open the profile menu from the top left hamburger button. Tap on “Edit Profile” and then tap on your avatar icon. You will have the option to choose from any outfit you have in game, as well as a few free options. This is where you can change your background color, too.

Since Party Hub is an all-new communication platform for Fortnite, we recommend all players review the Epic Games’ Community Rules. You can read them here.

Source: Epic

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