Fortnite Update 19.01: Release Date, Patch Notes, Gameplay, Bug Fixes And More

The Rock features in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 has arrived and update 19.01 is expected to arrive in the coming weeks along with it.

Epic Games brought Chapter 2 to a close in spectacular style and provided the gaming community with an entirely new map in the process.

Along with this, The Rock made a hugely surprising appearance which sent Fortnite fans wild as there was no indication beforehand that the former WWE superstar and actor was going to feature.

Read more: Fortnite: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson makes his debut as Chapter 2 ends

Dwayne Johnson was one of a number of new introductions made in Chapter 3 Season 1, even new gameplay additions which allowed players to slide down hills, making it easier to escape from enemies or using it as an attacking strategy.

So, what will come in the first Chapter 3 Season 1 update? While it is still early days, scroll down to find out everything we know so far:

Read more: Fortnite Update 19.00: Release Date: UK Time, Patch Notes and Everything You Need To Know


Fortnite Update 19.01 Release Date 

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1

Update v19.01 is out now and available on all platforms!


Download Size

  • PC: 2.71 GB

Other platforms are yet to be confirmed at this time.


Fortnite Update 19.01 Patch Notes

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BALANCE CHANGES

STINGER SMG

  • The ammo count of the Stinger SMG now updates sooner in its reload animation.

HUNTER BOLT-ACTION SNIPER

  • The ammo count of the Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper now updates sooner in its reload animation.


In case you missed it, balance changes made in a hotfix last week:


STRIKER PUMP SHOTGUN

  • Increased the accuracy of the Striker Pump Shotgun.
  • Slightly increased the fire rate of the Striker Pump Shotgun.

AUTO SHOTGUN

  • Decreased the amount of time it takes to pull out the Auto Shotgun.

MK-SEVEN ASSAULT RIFLE

  • Decreased the environmental damage of the MK-Seven Assault Rifle and made it less accurate while hip-firing.

RANGER ASSAULT RIFLE

  • Moderately increased the accuracy of the Ranger Assault Rifle.
  • Slightly increased the damage rate of the Ranger Assault Rifle.

GUZZLE JUICE

  • Increased the heal speed of Guzzle Juice.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that caused us to disable Split Screen. Split Screen is now re-enabled.
  • Fixed an issue involving Reboot Vans sometimes not rebooting players if more than one teammate was interacting with the Van.
  • Fixed an issue involving the screen shaking more intensely than intended in various situations such as sliding, gliding, and using a Rift.

Click on the links listed below to view all of the updates that have been launched so far during Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1:


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