'Fortnite' Update 6.02 (1.84) Adds Quad Launcher, Disco Domination: Patch Notes

Fortnite update 6.02 has arrived as version 1.84 on PS4, and it brings the Quad Launcher and Disco Domination to Battle Royale The Noble Launcher has also returned to the Save the World Weekly Store. Read the full patch notes below.

'Fortnite' Update 6.02 Patch Notes

General

  • We addressed a disk performance issue on Xbox One which was causing buildings and cosmetics to load in slowly. This will also reduce load times.
  • Please note: This fix will result in a larger patch download than usual (around 10GB).

Battle Royale

Disco Domination

  • Two teams of fifty players.
  • Respawning will be turned on until the third (last) storm circle.
  • Five dance floors will appear on the map whenever the storm is not moving.
  • Emoting on a dance floor when no enemies are present will raise a disco ball in the center of the floor, and capture it for your team.
    • The more friendly players dancing on a floor, the faster it will be captured.
  • Once a floor is captured, it will begin filling the team's "dance bar" on the HUD, until either an enemy stands on it or the current storm timer ends and the storm begins to move. The first team to fill their dance bar to 100 percent will win the match.
  • The dance floors in the later stages of the match fill the bar more quickly, so don't give up if your team is behind!
  • It is not possible to build on or over the dance floors, but they can be protected by surrounding them with a fort.
  • Glider redeploy is activated in this mode, press jump while falling to use your glider.
  • This mode uses 50v50 levels of loot and resources.

Weapons

Fortnite Quad Launcher
'Fortnite's Quad Launcher brings four times the mayhem to Battle Royale. Epic Games
  • Quad Launcher
    • Fire up to four lobbed rockets in quick succession.
    • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
      • 80/84 base damage per rocket.
      • 300 unit explosion radius.
    • Can be found in chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.
  • The Port-a-Fortress has returned and can be looted in-game.
    • Port-a-Fortress availability lowered from 2.43 percent to 1.83 percent.
  • Loot drop rate adjustments
    • Decreased common Pistol drop chance from 5.8 percent to 5.47 percent
    • Increased Epic Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.33 percent to 0.42 percent
    • Decreased Rare Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.92 percent to 0.71 percent
    • Increased Epic Heavy Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.33 percent to 0.4 percent
    • Increased Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.07 percent to 0.13 percent
    • Decreased Rare Grenade Launcher drop chance from 1.45 percent to 0.99 percent
    • Increased Epic Rocket Launcher drop chance from 0.59 percent to 0.66 percent
    • Increased Legendary Rocket Launcher drop chance from 0.08 percent to 0.21 percent
    • Increased Epic Guided Missile drop chance from 0.11 percent to 0.2 percent
    • Increased Legendary Guided Missile drop chance from 0.03 percent to 0.05 percent

Gameplay

  • Removed a change that was inadvertently introduced in v6.01 which caused Bonesy to bark more than was intended.
  • Fixed an issue that caused moving circles to be closer to the previous safezone than intended.

Performance

  • Fixed some hitches on Switch caused by blocking loads of UI data.
  • Increased the texture pool size on Xbox One, which should avoid some issues with blurry textures and improve rendering performance.

Art

Skull Trooper styles have a visual issue when viewing the Outfit from the Locker.

  • The Outfit still appears properly in-game.
  • This issue will be fixed next patch.

Save the World

Weapons & Items

  • Noble Launcher has returned to the Weekly Store.
    • Heavy launcher that fires a wave of piercing energy.
    • Can be fired normally for a narrow half tile wide pulse, or charged for a 1 tile wide or 1.5 tile wide blast.
    • Available Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT until Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. EDT.
  • Vindertech Disintegrator Shotgun has returned and is available in the Weekly Store.
    • Energy shotgun that fires an explosive ball of plasma, dealing high damage in a small area.
    • Available Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT until Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. EDT.

The big feature here is, of course, the Quad Launcher, which was announced via an in-game news post Monday afternoon. It's always exciting to see a new piece of heavy artillery make its way to the Battle Royale roster, and this one brings four times the devastation. Some of the Loot Drop changes in update 6.02 are also pretty interesting. While you're slightly less likely to find a Rare Semi-Auto Sniper or Grenade Launcher, the Epic Bolt Action and Legendary Rocket Launcher will now play a bigger role than they had previously. Our guess is that Epic made these tweaks in an effort to diversify the loadouts seen in a given Battle Royale match. The ceiling for the class of weapons you'll find has essentially increased.

As for modes, Disco Domination is one that's quietly been in the works for a while now. In previous weeks, leaked Battle Royale Challenges asked players to "have a Dance Off near Loot Lake." That task never made its way to the final game, but we expect to see it when Weekly Challenges reset on Thursday.

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

What are your thoughts on Fortnite update 6.02 after reading these patch notes? Are you excited for the Quad Launcher? Tell us in the comments section!

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