New Fortnite Patch With Jetpacks Live

Epic Games has released a new patch and con­tent drop for Fort­nite. Jet­packs are here! check out the patch notes below.

Battle Royale

  • Jet­pack added. 
    • Leg­endary Rarity.
    • Found in Trea­sure Chests.
    • The Jet­pack is the first of a new item type: Back­packs.
      • Back­packs take an inven­to­ry slot (like weapons & con­sum­ables) and can be moved to dif­fer­ent positions.
      • Only one Back­pack can be car­ried at a time. 
        • If you pick up a dif­fer­ent Back­pack, it will be auto­mat­i­cal­ly swapped with the one cur­rent­ly equipped.
      • When a Back­pack is ful­ly con­sumed, it will be auto­mat­i­cal­ly destroyed.
      • While a Back­pack is equipped, your Back Bling cos­met­ics will be hidden. 
        • Back Bling will be reap­plied when the Back­pack is no longer equipped.
    • The Jet­pack is engaged by jump­ing while in mid-air, pro­vid­ing addi­tion­al mobility. 
      • While fly­ing, there is a lim­it­ed dura­tion it can be used before it must charge again. 
        • Recharge begins when the Jet­pack is not in use.
      • You can not enter Tar­get­ing Mode while in the air. 
        • On con­troller, using the Tar­get­ing Mode input will trig­ger the Jetpack.


  • Lim­it­ed Time Mode: Sol­id Gold v2
    • All weapon drops are legendary! 
      • Floor Drops: High chance of Hand Can­non & Sup­pressed Pis­tols. Low chance of Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle.
      • Chests: High chance of Assault Rifle, Mini­gun & Sniper Rifle. Low chance of Heavy Shot­gun & Rocket/Grenade Launch­ers. No Pistols.
      • Sup­ply Drops: High chance of Rocket/Grenade Launch­ers, Medi­um chance of Sniper Rifles. Low chance of Heavy Shot­gun & Assault Rifles. No Pistols.
    • 50% extra stone and met­al resources gained from farming.
    • Stone Floor Drops increased to 60 per pickup.
    • Met­al Floor Drops increased to 90 per pickup.
    • Increased drop rates of: Chug Jugs, Slurp Juice, Shields, all Spe­cial Grenades, Launch Pads and Campfires.
    • Decreased drop rates of: Grenades, Spike Traps and Bandages.
  • Lim­it­ed Time Mode: Close Encoun­ters (avail­able Fri­day, May 25)
    • Close quar­ters com­bat with Shot­guns & Jetpacks!
    • The only guns in this mode are the var­i­ous types of Shotguns. 
      • Jet­packs & Heavy Shot­guns can be found in Chests & Sup­ply Drops.
      • Oth­er Shot­gun types are spawned as Floor Loot.
    • The storm moves in more quick­ly than nor­mal mid to late game.
    • Typ­i­cal match length is about 15 minutes.
    • Stats are enabled for this mode.

Save The World

Missions and Systems

  • Dou­bled the Week­ly Lim­it for Flux in the Week­ly Store (avail­able Wed., May 23 at 8pm ET).


  • Archae­o­lo-Jess, new Out­lander Hero, has been added to the Event Store (avail­able Wed., May 23 at 8pm ET).

Source: Fort­nite Patch Notes

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