'Fortnite' Content Update 9.41 Adds Storm Scout & Birthday Items - Patch Notes

Fortnite Content Update 9.41 is officially live, bringing the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle and Birthday Items to Battle Royale. Read the full patch notes courtesy of an Epic Games blog post.

Fortnite Content Update 9.41 Patch Notes

Battle Royale

fortnite storm scout sniper
'Fortnite' Content Update 9.41 has arrived with the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle. With it, players can see storm activity before it happens. 'Fortnite' is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile. Epic Games
  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
    • The scope on this sniper rifle contains an embedded weather map that displays upcoming storm circles before they are revealed on the minimap.
    • Available at Epic and Legendary Rarities.
    • Damage: 81/85
      • Headshot: 202/212
    • 1.1 Rounds per second.
    • Uses Heavy Ammo.
    • Reload Speed: 2.84s/2.7s.
fortnite birthday cake
You can find Birthday Cakes at points of interest. Consume these to complete Birthday Challenges. Epic Games
  • Birthday Presents
    • Available in Legendary Rarity.
    • Can be found from Floor loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops and Llamas.
      • Not available in Arena and Tournament playlists.
    • Presents have six possible packages of loot.
  • Birthday Cake
    • Found around various POIs.
      • Not available in Arena and Tournament playlists.
    • Grants five Health and five Shield.

Gameplay

  • Overtime Challenges
    • Unlock rewards and gain XP with the Season 9 Overtime Challenges. Jump in-game now for more details!

UI

  • PiP (Picture-in-Picture) Streaming
    • Drop into the Fortnite lobby to begin your viewing of the Fortnite World Cup Pro-Am and Finals... while playing the game! Get wins while you watch your favorite competitors do the same. For more information, check out our blog.

Creative

Gameplay

Bug Fixes

  • Players can now edit pre-built structures during a game.
  • Coins are no longer disappearing while in Create mode after finishing a game.

Prefabs & Galleries

  • Four New Movie Set Prefabs
    • Movie Set Warehouse
    • Movie Set Helicopter Crash
    • Movie Set Docks
    • Movie Set Ceremony
  • Three New Galleries
    • Movie Set Gallery
    • Movie Set Prop Gallery
    • Nature Tree Gallery B

Weapons + Items

  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
    • The scope on this sniper rifle contains an embedded weather map that displays upcoming storm circles before they are revealed on the minimap.
    • Available at Epic and Legendary Rarities.
    • Damage: 81/85
      • Headshot: 202/212
    • 1.1 Rounds per second.
    • Uses Heavy Ammo.
    • Reload Speed: 2.84s/2.7s.

Save the World

Weapons + Items

  • Pulsar 9000 added to the Weekly Store.
    • Energy shotgun that shoots large rings of plasma. Shots pierce enemies!
    • Available in the Weekly Store from Wednesday, July 24 at 8 p.m. EDT until Wednesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. EDT.

The main feature of Fortnite Content Update 9.41 is, of course, the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle which offers players a sneak peek at Storm activity before it happens. While the overall stats for this weapon aren't all that different from a traditional Sniper, the Storm Scout's greatest advantage lies in its added ability. Those who know where the storm will go can locate the best spots to camp while picking off opponents from a distance. Beyond that, Birthday Presents and Birthday Cake offer new avenues for health and loot, but neither item drastically changes the game as we know it.

Fortnite Content Update 9.41 arrives just 24 hours after the main 9.41 update that featured fixes for Creative Mode and iOS. Because that patch arrives so shortly before this one, an additional download is not required to experience Fortnite Content Update 9.41.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile.

What are your thoughts on the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle based on these patch notes? Will you be eating Birthday Cake and opening Presents to complete the Birthday Challenges? Tell us in the comments section!

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