Fortnite's List of Potential Battle Royale Bug Fixes in Patch v8.20

By Ashley Woodcock, 1 month ago
Epic Games has dished out a preview of an incoming patch for their world-dominating third-person shooter, Fortnite. Patch v8.20 is coming soon, but before it's finalised and released to the masses, Epic Games’ Community Coordinator Sean Hamilton has posted a list of fixes and improvements on Reddit. The list focuses solely on the Battle Royale mode but there's also a note regarding Shotguns not firing:

Buried Treasure

Potential v8.20 Battle Royale Bug Fixes:

Weapons + Items
  • Fixed an issue where Clingers were damaging players through walls when stuck to another player.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Glider item pickups from displaying their stack count.
  • Smoothed out the motion of grenade projectile trajectories, which were lagging behind by a tick.
  • Entering a vehicle no longer plays the release sound of balloons if you have no balloons.
  • The balloon rope will no longer remain on your back when you run out of balloons.
  • Fixed an issue where players were flying out of a Pirate Cannon in a different direction than expected.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the ability to enter a Pirate Cannon when close to other geometry.
  • Fixed the ability for players to finely tune Pirate Cannon’s ability to aim side to side.
  • Fixed an issue causing Buried Treasure to spawn loot on the Starting Island.
Gameplay
  • Fixed an issue with the icy feet effect remaining on indefinitely while emoting.
  • Traps now do damage to The Baller vehicle first before damaging the driver.
  • Fixed issue causing some traps to be inside thicker structures, making them hard to see.
  • Fixed a rare occurrence of a player being invulnerable while DBNO.
  • Fixed the camera sometimes traveling too far when cycling to another player.
Performance
  • Fixed an issue where poor server performance could cause undesired effects on clients such as unnecessary movement corrections.
  • Added a fix for a rare server crash.
  • Made a small server performance improvement related to the Baller vehicle.
  • Updated animation budgets to be more performant on higher scalability settings.
Art + Animation
  • Fixed a bug where the destruction effects were not playing on the Baller when it’s destroyed.
Audio
  • Fixed an issue where some items didn’t have proper audio when dropping them from inventory.
UI
  • Fixed issue with Main Menu icons becoming off-center.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing a player's Squad Fill preference to reset to "Fill".
  • Fixed an issue where scopes would be missing reticle lines on low settings.
Spectating
  • Fixed an occasional awkward camera movement that would occur when switching to different view targets while spectating.
Note: We’re aware of and investigating the issue with Shotguns not firing in some scenarios. Follow the status on that issue here: Trello
There's no release date just yet for the upcoming patch, but we'll be sure to post the finalised list and date as and when the information becomes available.

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Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, NBA, and my Scooby. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.