'Fortnite' 4.4 Content Update Adds Stink Bomb, Final Fight LTM - Patch Notes

Fortnite Content Update 4.4 has officially arrived, and it brings the Stink Bomb and a new Final Fight limited-time mode to Battle Royale. Here's everything we know about the live changes courtesy of Epic's patch notes.

'FORTNITE' 4.4 CONTENT UPDATE

General Fixes

  • Fixed several issues with Discord integration and improved the information displayed when in a Battle Royale or Save the World game

BATTLE ROYALE CONTENT UPDATE 4.4

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The Stink Bomb is the highlight feature of ‘Fortnite’ Content Update 4.4. Epic Games

LTM: Final Fight - Teams of 20

Survive the countdown! The Storm Circles give players more room to hunt down opponents. The final circle triggers a countdown timer; when the time is up, the team with the most players remaining wins. In this LTM, teams can tie for the Victory Royale.

Mode Details

  • Final Fight plays similar to standard Battle Royale, but instead of the Storm circles closing all the way, the Storm stops after the third circle.
  • When the circles have finished closing in, the final countdown timer will begin.
  • The remaining teams will battle it out until the timer expires.
  • The team with the most players remaining at the end of the timer wins.
  • In the event of a tie, the two (or more) teams tied for the lead win the match.

Weapons & Items

  • Stink Bomb added.
    • Creates a stinky cloud that deals five damage every half-second within the cloud
    • Nine-second duration
    • Epic rarity
    • Can be found from floor loot, chests and Vending Machines
    • Loot in stacks of three with a maximum stack of five
  • Increased the reload time of the Rocket Launcher based on rarity
    • Rare from 2.3 seconds to 2.8
    • Epic from 2.185 seconds to 2.66
    • Legendary from 2.07 to 2.52
  • The maximum number of unloaded Rocket Ammo that can be held has been changed to 12.
  • Enemy-built structures are no longer lit up by the thermal scope.
  • Cozy Campfires are now lit by the thermal scope.

Gameplay

  • Back Bling no longer appears detached from players at a distance.
  • Fixed the two intersecting busses on the starting island

Performance

  • Fixed performance issues on Switch related to frequently called time functions during gameplay (especially when skydiving).
  • Level streaming optimization to smooth out some hitches during skydiving on Switch

Audio

  • The music for the Fresh emote has been re-added.
  • Fixed attenuation of Supply Drop opening sound so it doesn't sound like it's right next to players even if it's opened far away
  • The Clinger explosion sound now plays properly if detonated directly next to you on iOS/Switch platforms.

UI

  • Added the "Net Debug Stats" HUD UI option for Xbox
  • Fixed a crash that could happen after buying items in the Item Shop
  • When using styleable outfits, your last saved version will always appear in the locker preview.

SAVE THE WORLD 4.4 CONTENT UPDATE

  • Fixed an issue which could block progression where the Chrome Husky would no longer spawn if the Magnets quest was completed. Players who were blocked will now be unblocked with this fix.
  • New Constructor Demolitionist: 8-Bit Demo added to the Event Store. (available June 20 at 8 p.m. EDT)

Following Fortnite's alternating schedule of updates, today's is a shorter list of content-focused changes. There isn't a whole lot for players to sink their teeth into, but at least now we know the meaning behind the countdown that recently appeared on the map's TVs. What's more, since most of the latest LTMs have been repeats, it's nice to see a new one enter the rotation. The Stink Bomb had already been announced via an in-game news post Sunday afternoon.

Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and iOS. The 4.4 Content Update should be going live across all platforms.

What are your thoughts on the Stink Bomb and the Final Fight LTM? Were you hoping for more from the countdown? Tell us in the comments section!

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