'Fortnite' 3.4 Vending Machine Update Quietly Released - Patch Notes

Fortnite update 3.4 just went live, without any server downtime or additional downloads. The first-ever Content Update adds Vending Machines, the Egg Launcher to Save The World and a few significant loot tweaks. Read the full patch notes below.


Vending Machines

  • These are found in various locations around the map.
  • Each Vending Machine will randomly select a rarity. All items sold will match that rarity.
    • Items found in a Common (white) version will cost 100 materials.
    • Items found in a Uncommon (green) version will cost 200 materials.
    • Items found in a Rare (blue) version will cost 300 materials.
    • Items found in a Epic (purple) version will cost 400 materials.
    • Items found in a Legendary (gold) version will cost 500 materials.
  • Each Vending Machine will sell three items, one for each material type (Wood, Stone, Metal).
    • It will cycle through each of the three items on a short timer. To switch items faster, hit the Vending Machine with your Pickaxe.
    • There is no purchase limit to the items available.



  • Non-explosive weapons removed
  • Friendly Fire off
  • 1:50 shaved off wait times for first four storms (20s / 30s / 30s / 30s)

Supply Drops

  • Spawn +50 percent more consumables
  • Spawn +100 percent more materials
  • Have a 50 percent chance of dropping a Legendary Guided Missile

Floor Loot adjustments

  • Materials spawn 60 / 90 / 120 per pickup for wood/stone/metal
  • Materials drop rate increased 50 percent
  • Ammo drop rate increased 50 percent
  • Impulse grenade added to floor loot
  • Trap drop rate lowered 50 percent

Other Loot Adjustments

  • Number of rockets found per drop increased (Floor: 4-6 | Chests: 8 | Supply: 12 | Box: 16 | Llama: 20)
  • Grenade, Impulse Grenade & Remote Explosive drop rate +100 percent
  • Bandages drop rate -50 percent, Med Kit & Slurp drop rate +50 percent
  • Spike Trap disabled; Launch Pads & Campfires spawn at 1:1 ratio.
  • Rocket Launcher drop rate +100 percent
  • Guided Missile drop rate +100 percent


Egg Launcher

Fortnite egg launcher
The Egg Launcher is now available in Save The World. Epic Games
  • Lobs explosive eggs that persist on the ground
  • When enemies get close to an egg they detonate after a short delay
  • Maximum of six eggs active at a time


Resource Rates Adjusted

  • Increased most Wood resource values by about 10 percent.
  • Reduced variance of resources from objects. Was +/- 30 percent, now +/- 15 percent
  • This meant that an object with a base 100 resource value could have been anywhere between 70 and 130 resources. Now it would give between 85 and 115.
  • This does not affect Limited Time Modes.

First-Shot Accuracy Added To These Weapons:

  • Suppressed Submachine Gun
  • Tactical Submachine Gun
  • Pistol
  • Suppressed Pistol
  • Revolver
  • Hand Cannon
  • Assault Rifle
  • Burst Assault Rifle

Damage Fall Off Tweaks
Supressed SMG + Tactical SMG

  • Fall-off begins at 24 meters.
  • Damage reduced to 80 percent at 35 meters
  • Damage reduced to 65 percent at 50 meters

Pistol + Supressed Pistol

  • Fall-off begins at 28 meters.
  • Damage reduced to 85 percent at 47.5 meters
  • Damage reduced to 75 percent at 70 meters
  • Damage reduced to 65 percent at 250 meters

Revolver + Hand Cannon

  • Fall-off begins at 35 meters.
  • Damage reduced to 70 percent at 60 meters
  • Damage reduced to 40 percent at 85 meters

Assault Rifle + Burst AR

  • Fall-off begins at 50 meters.
  • Damage reduced to 80 percent at 75 meters
  • Damage reduced to 65 percent at 100 meters

Headshot damage multiplier has been reduced to 2x for weapons with First Shot Accuracy (was 2.5x).

Those are all the fixes in Update 3.4, and it's live now across all platforms. This silent release of new items marks the first attempt at a new schedule of Content Updates. Instead of releasing a full client-side update each week as in the past, that will now happen every other week. In between the full downloads, Content Updates will add new features to the game without a need for downtime. In other words, during Content Update weeks, the new items will appear in Fortnite without having to do anything. This process will hopefully allow Epic to focus more on bug fixes during weeks where full downloads are required.

That being said, there is a download for PS4 players this week. The version 1.53 update fixes a few crashes specific to Sony's console. It's a whopping 10GB in size, but it has nothing to do with the content listed above.

Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One, PC and iOS. The 3.4 update should be live on all platforms without any server downtime or additional downloads.

What are your thoughts on Fortnite's Vending Machines? Do you like getting new content without the need for an additional download? Tell us in the comments section!