Fortnite update for Xbox One, other consoles rolled out
The v9.41 update is now available
Epic Games has rolled out a new update for the popular Fortnite video game. The update covers the PC and Xbox One versions of the game, as well as other consoles and, although not a major upgrade, v9.41 still offers some cool additions.
The upgrade includes a new Storm Scout Sniper Rifle that, according to Epic’s description, “contains an embedded weather map that displays upcoming storm circles before they are revealed on the minimap. Available at Epic and Legendary Rarities. Damage: 81/85, Headshot: 202/212, 1.1 Rounds per second. Uses Heavy Ammo. Reload Speed: 2.84s/2.7s.”
It also includes birthday presents that are found in Legendary Rarity and which are available in chests, vending machines, llamas, supply drops and floor loot. There is also a birthday cake, which is found around several points of interest, but which, as is the case with the birthday presents, is not found in Arena or Tournament playlists.
There are also updates to gameplay, including overtime challenges and picture-in-picture streaming. The description reads, “Drop into the Fortnite lobby to begin your viewing of the Fortnite World Cup Pro-Am and Finals… while playing the game! Get wins while you watch your favorite competitors do the same.”
Four new movie set prefabs are also being introduced. These include a movie set warehouse, a movie set ceremony, movie set docks and a movie set helicopter crash. Fortnite will now include three new galleries, as well.
Since the update is relatively small, it won’t result in any downtime. It is expected to be distributed at 8 AM Eastern Time today.