Epic Games releases Fortnite Update v8.20 adding new Weapon Boom Bow

Boom Bow

Epic Games has dropped the update v8.20 for Fortnite Game, and the latest update is currently live on all platforms including PC, Xbox One and PS4.

The update brought all the new Boom Bow which was teased earlier in the news feed on March 31st with a description stating that “Archery can be a blast.”

Dakotz stream below showcasing the use of the new Boom Bow. The new weapon will deal damage to opponents and structures. However, the distance for which these bows can be used is low. Boom Bow will use shotgun shells.

Epic Games has also addressed the bugs related to the new Arena mode in the latest content update for the game.

The complete patch notes for content update v8.20 have been shared below

Fortnite Update v8.20 – WHAT’S NEW?

Boom Bow
Archery can be a blast! Nock enemies in a whole new way with this explosive new weapon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwmAWOE5F9o

LIMITED TIME MODE: SNIPER SHOOTOUT

Summary

  • In this limited time mode, players will do battle using sniper rifles.
  • May the best aim win!

Mode Details

  • Only weapon drops are Sniper Rifles.
  • Floor Loot spawners reduced by 50%
  • Reviving “Down But Not Out” teammates in Duos & Squads is deactivated – be careful peeking!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Boom Bow
    • Fires Arrows with a Shotgun Shell tip, which explode on impact.
    • Uses Shotgun Ammo
    • The longer you hold the fire keybind down, the faster the shot will go!
      • Explosive damage is consistent regardless of the power of the shot.
      • The Boom Bow will achieve maximum power after 1.6 seconds of charging.
    • A direct hit will deal both the direct hit damage and the explosion damage to the enemy player it impacts.
      • Direct hit
        • Base damage 15
        • Headshot Multiplier: 2x
      • Explosion
        • 100 damage

EVENTS

Bug Fixes

  • Arena
    • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to queue for Duos when the party leader was in a lower division.
    • Fixed an issue which caused players to not be promoted to the next division while playing in Duos with a player in a higher division.
      • Note: Hype was still being earned correctly, this was a visual issue only.
    • Fixed an issue where players in Duos were charged Bus Fare based on the party leaders division, rather than their own.

CREATIVE (Fortnite Update v8.20)

WHAT’S NEW?

Geometric Galleries
Use this new set of Galleries to add even more unique shapes to your creations!

Fortnite Update v8.20

 

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Boom Bow
  • Fires Arrows with a Shotgun Shell tip, which explode on impact.
  • Uses Shotgun Ammo
  • The longer you hold the fire keybind down, the faster the shot will go!
    • Explosive damage is consistent regardless of the power of the shot.
    • The Boom Bow will achieve maximum power after 1.6 seconds of charging.
  • A direct hit will deal both the direct hit damage and the explosion damage to the enemy player it impacts.
    • Direct hit
      • Base damage 15
      • Headshot Multiplier: 2x
    • Explosion
      • 100 damage

PREFABS

  • Non-Right Square Pyramid Gallery Large
  • Non-Right Triangular Pyramid Gallery Large
  • Right Triangular Prism Gallery Large
  • Seven Point Cube Gallery Large
  • Square Pyramid Gallery Large
  • Triangular Prism Gallery Large
  • Upright Triangular Prism Gallery Large

SAVE THE WORLD (Fortnite Update v8.20)

WHAT’S NEW?

Cannonade Launcher
Loud Noises! Heroes and Husks will have a blast with this new Rapid Rocket Launcherhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwmAWOE5F9o

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Cannonade Launcher
    • A chaotic, rapid-fire, automatic launcher that shoots small explosive rounds.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from April 3 at 8 PM Eastern Time until April 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

 

V8.20.1 RESOLVED ISSUES

On March 29 we released a client update to fix some issues that appeared in the v8.20 update. Find all the details on which issues were resolved below!Battle Royale

  • Fixed an issue where spectator numbers would not update, even after the spectator had left the game.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to queue in the correct division level in the Arena game mode when the party leader was in a lower division.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Poison Dart Trap to be hidden behind certain wall assets.
  • Fixed an issue where trap placement on walls would be blocked if a stair structure was attached to the wall.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from getting removed from the Baller when hit by a Boogie Bomb.
  • Fixed an issue preventing friend invites from displaying in the social panel.

Creative

  • Fixed an issue where Creature Spawners wouldn’t activate within the correct range after it has been resized.
  • Fixed an issue where the Phone Tool would emit two beams rather than one after copying multiple times.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented non-damaging traps (Ice Block, Bouncers, etc) from functioning if the Game was not started.
  • Fixed an issue where any Baller vehicle that was placed on an Island prior to v8.20 could not use the boost.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented vehicles from being damaged by Music Sequencer when damage was turned on.

Save the World

  • Re-enabled the X Marks the Spot sub-objective.
  • Fixed an issue where the X Marks the Spot objective was removing items from player inventories.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing B.A.S.E to incorrectly hover over player built structures.

Are you experiencing an issue that’s not listed here? Let us know on any of our official social channels or by using the in-game Feedback feature found in Options.

  • How to use the in-game Feedback report system:
    • While in-game, open the Options menu
      • Navigate to the Feedback Button
        • Create a Bug report to provide us with logs of the issue

When reporting issues please include information such as:

  • Description of the issue
    • Account Name (optional)
    • Platform
    • Link to video or images
    • Include details on when this issue started happening

 

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