Fortnite v8.51 Patch Notes: Shadow Bombs Added to the Game!

The Fortnite 8.51 patch has gone live and there's not too much going on in this one. We do have the introduction of Shadow Bombs which will shroud yourself in invisiblity for six seconds, and it increases your movement speed, and gives you the ability to double jump and wall jump! You can check out the rest of the patch notes below.

BATTLE ROYALE

WHAT’S NEW?

Shadow Bomb
Become one with the shadows! Engulf yourself in darkness with this new item, becoming invisible to enemies, increasing your speed, and allowing the ability to perform double jumps.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Shadow Bomb
    • Shrouds yourself in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies.
      • 6-second duration
      • User becomes more visible to others near the end of the effect.
      • Increases your movement speed, provides the ability to double jump, and wall jump.
        • Players are unable to attack, build, or loot while under the effects of the Shadow Bomb.
    • Rarity: Uncommon
    • Can hold a maximum of 6
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

GAMEPLAY

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Sound effects for Jetpacks were occasionally playing much louder than they should be.

UI

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • The Victory Royale UI animation was displaying for all players in Limited Time Modes with respawning enabled.

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT'S NEW?

Duet
Create a Duet between you… and the Husks!08StW_SteamPunkWeapons_DrumAssault_Social.jpg

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Duet
    • A high damage assault rifle that's good for sustained fire due to its large magazine capacity.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from May 1 at 8PM ET until May 8 at 8PM ET.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Diner Prefabs!
Grab a table for two, or the entire kitchen, with these delectable, new Diner prefabs.

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WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Shadow Bomb
    • Shrouds yourself in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies.
    • 6-second duration
    • User becomes more visible to others near the end of the effect.
    • Increases your movement speed, provides the ability to double jump, and wall jump.
      • Players are unable to attack, build, or loot while under the effects of the Shadow Bomb.

PREFABS

  • New Prefabs and Galleries based on Fortnite Battle Royale’s restaurants and diners.
    • Durrr Burger Prefab
    • Uncle Pete’s Pizza Pit Prefab
    • SofDeez Ice Cream Shop Prefab
    • 4 Diner Galleries

GENERAL

SOCIAL

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Any Suggested Friends could not be added to friends.

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