'Fortnite' Update 6.01 (1.82) Adds Chiller Trap & Playground Options: Patch Notes

Fortnite update 6.01 has landed as version 1.82 on PS4. The 1GB patch brings the Chiller Trap to Battle Royale alongside Playground Mode customization options. On the Save the World side, the Lead Sled Hammer and Obliterator have been added to the Event Store. Get the full details in Epic's patch notes.

'Fortnite' Update 6.01 Patch Notes

Battle Royale New Features

Playground Mode

  • Added more options to Playground. Allowing you to change settings such as starting health, time of day, gravity and more.

Weapons

Fortnite Chiller Trap
'Fortnite's Chiller Trap makes players slip and slide. Epic Games

Chiller added.

  • Common Trap.
  • Can be placed on floors, walls or ceilings.
  • Drops in stacks of three in Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas and floor loot.
  • Applies icy feet to friends or foes, causing them to slide around with low friction.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause vehicles to become uncontrollable.

Gameplay

  • Made improvements to the motion controls for the Switch to make it feel more accurate and responsive.
  • Pets are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.
  • Toys now respect the streamer mode setting for player names in minigame messages.
  • Slightly increased the hitbox size on the Fancy Tomato to match its visual size.

Audio

  • The following adjustments have been made to Glider audio tells:
    • Muffled the audio if there isn't a clear line of sight between you other gliding players.

UI

  • Added star ratings to the UI elements of all trap items.

Mobile

  • Fixed an issue where players occasionally couldn't interact with items.

Save the World New Features

Heroes

  • Fixed an issue where Keep Out!!!'s damage area was smaller than intended.

Weapons & Items

  • Lead Sled Hammer added to the Weekly Store.
    • A fast-swinging hammer that gains speed with each hit.
    • Leap Attack: Heavy attack that jumps to the targeted foe and damages and knocks down nearby enemies.
    • Available Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. EDT until Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT.
  • Obliterator Sniper Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
    • A slow firing Sniper Rifle with high base damage and a heavy kick.
    • Shots pierce through walls and husks alike, and can quickly obliterate structures.
    • Available Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. EDT until Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT.
  • Fixed an issue where the Walloper Hammer sometimes wouldn't do damage while using the Leap Attack.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a hitch while using the Leap Attack with the Walloper Hammer.
  • Elemental visual effects on weapons are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.

Given how huge Fortnite's 6.0 patch was last week, it's no surprise this week's additions to the game are much smaller. The Chiller is definitely a cool tool to have in the arsenal, but it shouldn't drastically change how the meta evolves in the weeks to come. Its impact is unique, but it's essentially just another type of trap to be aware of on the battlefield. In that same vein, while the Playground Mode customization features are interesting, they don't exactly offer players truly free rein over what they can add or exclude. Hopefully, this is just a test run for deeper customization options in the future.

That being said, if it is a test, things haven't gone particularly well so far. While Playground Mode is featured in the patch notes, it's not the limited-time mode that's playable at the time of publication. As has become tradition almost every time the freeform match type is in play, Playground Mode's arrival has been temporarily delayed while developers work out the kinks. Getting bug fixes is always appreciated, but very little has changed in Fortnite today.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile. Update 6.01 is live on all platforms and listed as version 1.82 on PS4.

What's your take on the Chiller Trap and Fortnite's latest update? When will Playground Mode return? Tell us in the comments section!

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