Epic Games has deployed a new Fortnite update (v23.20) that’s seemingly dealing with a couple of Battle Royale issues but also mends the frustrations within the Save The World component.
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In this patch, players can take to the skies with their Falcon Scout companion! Adventure and mark enemies in sight, using its cawing call as a signal. Explore nearby containers for hidden loot that you can carry back to yourself or generous allies – all while continuing your daring expedition through enemy-filled lands. Forge ahead into victorious glory with this majestic creature at your side!
Fortnite 23.20 Patch Notes
THE FALCON SCOUT: REMOTELY-CONTROLLED “CAW” MACHINE
A majestic creature to help you achieve a most noble victory, the Falcon Scout item is at your service! Deploy your Falcon Scout and control where it flies, ping or place markers, and caw to create a radius in which all opponents will be marked for your squad. You can also use your Falcon Scout to open containers and pick up loot. Carry the loot to yourself or a teammate and then scout for more!
To help you easily control your Falcon Scout, your view will shift to behind it. This may leave you defenseless if you’re not fighting in a team, so be sure to find a hiding spot if you’re battling solo. Also, be careful where you’re flying, as the Falcon Scout is vulnerable to enemy attack. (See its remaining Health in its Health bar.) Because the Falcon Scout is controlled remotely, there’s a max distance it can fly from you, trackable in its distance bar.
Falcon Scouts are findable from the ground, regular Chests, Oathbound Chests, and Supply Drops. There’s no limit as to how many times you can use the same Falcon Scout in a match.
NEW REALITY AUGMENTS!
Five more Reality Augments enter the fray in v23.20! Activate these new Reality Augments starting now:
Receive a treasure map that will lead you to buried treasure.
Your Shotgun fire will give you Siphon upon hitting opponents.
Get Siphon upon eliminations with Common and Uncommon weapons.
Temporarily gain the Zero Point dash ability each time you break an enemy’s Shield.
Briefly regenerate Health and gain movement speed when your Shield breaks.
HIRED CHARACTERS HITCH A RIDE
With v23.20, hired Characters can now ride vehicles as passengers! No longer leave Helsie hanging or dishonor Raptorian the Brave.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: DYNAMIC 3D RESOLUTION ON PC
In the v23.10 update, we added the Dynamic 3D Resolution setting to Fortnite on PC, accessible in the “Graphics Quality” section of the Video settings when your rendering mode is set to DirectX 12. Players on PC are able to turn on Dynamic 3D Resolution when their “Anti-Aliasing & Super Resolution” setting is set to one of the Temporal Super Resolution (TSR) options. Also, players need to have run “Auto-Set Quality” at least once.
Dynamic 3D Resolution allows the resolution of the game to scale with performance, giving both smoother AND higher frame rates as the GPU load changes. (Please note this means an increase in PC memory usage to accommodate larger rendering resolution.) Dynamic 3D Resolution is also available in creator-made islands and Save the World.
- The Rarity Check Reality Augment is not included in competitive playlists.
MAJOR BUG FIXES
- Fixed the issue that caused us to disable the Deku Smash in Battle Royale/Zero Build. The Deku Smash has been re-enabled in Battle Royale/Zero Build.
- Fixed issues related to mantling in which players would sometimes be flung across the map.
- Fixed an issue in which, in some instances, sprinting would be disabled for the duration of a match.
- Reality Augments can again be unlocked from teammates.
- Players can again damage objects with their Pickaxe consistently.
- Players are now able to select Reality Augments while on a Dirt Bike.
- Players can now use the Guardian Shield while on the back of an OG Bear pick-up truck or a Dirt Bike.