Fortnite Patch Notes 6.21 Introduces Balloons & Explosive Buff

Fortnite balloons will soon be released

In Fortnite Battle Royale's most recent patch, Update 6.21, Epic Games made a decision to tweak the gameplay a bit by having 25% of explosive damage penetrate through structures and the environment in the free-to-play multiplayer sandbox survival shooter.

Allowing users to play Fortnite with the Pro Controller on Switch basically means the game will finally allow a more focused, higher level of play on the Nintendo Switch.

Fortnitemares continues through November 4th. And the new update also brings support for PS4 and Xbox One controllers on Mac systems.

The fifth update of Season 6 adds Balloons, and yes you can use them for flying.

This mechanic was first seen in the Soaring 50's game mode that let players re-deploy their gliders from different heights.

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Primary fire button to inflate a balloon, secondary fire button to let go of a balloon.

Epic has also announced changes are coming to the Glider Re-Deployment system after its initial testing. All three are no longer in the public playlists, although they're still available in Playground like the other vaulted weapons and items.

- Grass updates more frequently resulting in smoother animation. In standard matches, you'll no longer encounter the semi-auto sniper, guided missile, and dual pistols.

Beyond balloons, we found out that the Fortnitemares challenges will end on Sunday at 5pm, so you have until then to earn the Dark Engine glider. A lot of players weren't happy with the initial decision, which Epic even mentions in the patch notes: "We understand that not all players agree with this change, but we would like to continue with this functionality in the game based on the positive results we've been seeing".

During Fortnitemares, the cube created Halloween-themed monsters, but as the Halloween event will soon be over, the monsters will have to leave, and they'll probably be taking the cube with them. It was summoned by lightning, caused a floating island above Loot Lake, and eventually spawned weird, zombie-esque cube monsters.


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