'Fortnite' Update 6.22 Adds Heavy Assault Rifle & Football Stadium - Patch Notes

Fortnite update 6.22 is live. Its main features include the Heavy Assault Rifle, Team Terror LTM and map changes that facilitate the upcoming arrival of licensed NFL skins. The patch notes arrive courtesy of the latest blog post from Epic Games.

Fortnite 6.22 Patch Notes

Battle Royale New Features

LTM Team Terror

  • Two teams of 32 players. Eliminate the other team to win.
  • Monster spawners are scattered throughout the map and also appear each time the storm closes in to a new circle.
  • Monsters can drop weapons or ammo when destroyed. Gold monsters and monster spawners drop Legendary items when destroyed.
  • Farming resources increased 75 percent over default.
  • Increased floor loot spawn likelihood by 15 percent.
  • Floor loot spawns double ammo.
  • Ammo boxes spawn triple ammo.
  • Chests spawn double ammo & consumables.
  • Supply drops spawn double ammo and an extra consumable, resource drop and trap.

Blitz LTM

  • The storm is already moving in at the beginning of the match, choose your landing spot carefully!
  • Wait time between storms is significantly shorter than usual; maximum match length is 15 minutes.
  • Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70 percent to 80-90 percent.
  • Increased chances of ammo boxes spawning from 65-80 percent to 85-95 percent.
  • Reduced empty floor loot spawn chance from 21.5 percent to 3.55 percent
  • Resource harvesting amounts increased by 50 percent.
  • Increased materials found on the ground from 30 to 60 per instance.
  • Increased number, spawn rate & the descent speed of Supply Drops.
  • Increased number of llamas spawned by 4x.
  • Removed shopping carts.

Weapons & Items

Fortnite Heavy AR
The Heavy Assault Rifle is a powerful new addition to 'Fortnite' Battle Royale. Epic Games
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
    • Can be found in floor loot, chests, Vending Machines and Supply Drops
    • Available in Rare, Epic and Legendary Variants
      • Deals 44 / 46 / 48 damage
      • 3.75 Fire Rate
      • Has a magazine size of 25
  • The Pumpkin Launcher has been reverted back to the standard Rocket Launcher.
  • We've reduced the spawn rate of Balloons from 12.2 percent to 2.3 percent.
  • Storm max damage cap changed back to eight damage from 10 damage.
  • Players hit by a Boogie Bomb while holding Balloons will no longer have physics issues. They will now properly drop the Balloons.

Map Changes

Fortnite football stadium
'Fortnite' update 6.22 brings an American football stadium to Pleasant Park. Epic Games/@iScenario Twitter
  • A football stadium replaces the Soccer Field in Pleasant Park.

Save the World New Features

Missions & Systems

  • Fortnitemares Part 2 quests are now available!
    • Complete the epic storyline of Hexsylvania.
      • Now includes the Vlad miniboss and the final fight to put him to rest.
  • Fixed an issue where the quest Supply Run would improperly launch players into Hexslyvania resulting in quest items not spawning.
  • Fixed an issue where two survivors could possibly spawn next to each other in the same camp.


  • New Mythic Ninja - Werewolf Dire
    • A wild Ninja that becomes more fearsome and energetic at night.
    • Available in the Event Store Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. EST.
    • New Perks:
      • Nightstalker - During Evening and Night, gain 25 percent bonus movement speed.
      • Midnight Stalker - Increases the movement speed bonus of Night Stalker by an additional 25 percent.
        • Abilities cost 50 percent less energy during Evening and Night.
  • New Legendary Outlander - Sanguine Dusk
    • Uses Phase Shift to steal health from enemies.
    • Available as a quest reward from Fortnitemares Part 2.
    • New Perks:
      • Phase Siphon - Phase Shifting through enemies deals 11 base damage and heals six base health.
      • Super Siphon - Increases the healing of Phase Siphon to 32 base health.
  • Fixed an issue where glowing effects on Ninja characters would stop glowing after entering Shadow Stance.


  • Fixed an issue that caused players to appear in your lobby even after they have left.
    • This may have caused incorrect power level restrictions on missions.

Weapons & Items

The Candy Corn LMG is now available as a quest reward from Fortnitemares Part 2.

  • A heavy, festive weapon with a huge magazine full of candy shaped bullets. Most effective at mid-range engagements when aiming down sights from a fixed position.
  • Weapon Perk:
    • Eliminating enemies with this weapon can spawn healing candy pickups.


  • Reviving defenders will no longer leave them indestructible but unable to shoot or take any action.
  • Re-summoning a revived defender will no longer leave an invisible, indestructible copy of the defender behind.


  • Added additional sounds for Vlad Taker and ambient sounds for his coffin.
  • Updated Atlas Victory sequence movie sound mix.
  • Fixed multiple volume and missing sound issues with the Atlas.
  • Fixed mix issue with Lars music suppressing ambient music.
  • Fixed sound playback issues with the Flamegrill trap.
  • Fixed issues with Frontend reward music not playing consistently.
  • Fixed audio issues with active encampments not triggering.

In the grand scheme of things Fortnite update 6.22 is pretty uneventful, but the addition of a new weapon to the roster is always exciting. It's also surprising to see the Cube Monsters return so soon after Sunday's Fortnitemares Finale. When the PvE element first made its debut a few weeks ago, fans begged for it to be removed. Somehow, Epic has transformed that negative energy into its own separate lobby.

Speaking of PvE, Fortnite's Save the World PvE spinoff continues to evolve with a growing roster of Heroes, missions and Perks. That being said, those who are already engaging with the mode won't be that enraptured with these latest additions, and there probably isn't enough here to sway newcomers. More quests to play is a good thing, but that's only going to matter to those who are super-invested in the Fortnitemares questline to begin with. Fortnite update 6.22 doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it certainly brings some interesting tweaks to the multiplayer meta.

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