The Fortnite v9.01 patch update will go live soon on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile. Here are the patch notes.

Epic Games release major patch updates every two weeks and between those updates, they release smaller updates, usually content updates.

The v9.01 update isn’t just a content update as it brings bug fixes on top of a new item.

Epic updated the in-game news feed yesterday to announce a new weapon would be coming to the game, the Tactical Assault Rifle. The Tactical Assault Rifle was originally leaked by dataminers in the v9.00 update and the stats were also leaked.

Server downtime will begin soon for the v9.01 update and the patch notes have been released. You can view them below:

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WHAT’S NEW?

Tactical Assault Rifle
Tactics take the day! This robust and precise assault rifle is the ideal option for tight quarters.

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WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Tactical Assault Rifle
    • Available in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants.
    • Available from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines
      • Fully Automatic
      • 30 Round Magazine
      • Deals 22/23/24 damage
      • Headshot Multiplier of 1.75x
      • This weapon has a tight spread in close quarters but is less effective at long range when compared to other Assault Rifles.
  • Reduced Baller health from 200 to 150
    • The primary goal of the Baller is to provide fun and exciting mobility. We feel that it still has a little too much defensive agency – this change should reduce the effectiveness there while not impacting its strengths.
  • Drum Gun adjustments
    • Reduced base damage from 26/27 to 22/23
      • Since its unvaulting, the Drum Gun effectiveness has been slightly higher than we wanted. This change should reduce its combat effectiveness while still retaining its flavor.
  • Vaulted Compact SMG
    • Due to the recent addition of the Drum Gun and the brand new Tactical Assault Rifle, we wanted to reduce the availability of high rate-of-fire weapons.

GAMEPLAY

  • Slipstream adjustments
    • Slipstreams no longer block building.
      • Trying to build up to get into a Slipstream should be an easy & intuitive experience. We noticed some cases where players would build up to the Slipstream, but due to build restrictions would take a ‘leap of faith’ and not make the jump. This should make getting into a Slipstream easier.
    • Players flying in a Slipstream will destroy player built objects when they collide.
    • Slipstreams are now disabled after storm phase 5.
      • We’ve seen a number of cases where Slipstreams caused issues during late game circles – primarily around getting pulled into the storm unexpectedly. Since the value of Slipstream mobility is limited in those scenarios, we felt it’s better to simply disable them.

PERFORMANCE

  • Improvements made to level streaming performance on all platforms.
    • This will reduce cases of buildings not loading in.
  • Physics optimizations to improve performance in conduits
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CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Ruined Tilted
Create apocalyptic worlds using the new Ruined Tilted Themes!
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WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Tactical Assault Rifle
    • Available in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants.
      • Fully Automatic
      • 30 Round Magazine
      • Deals 22/23/24 damage
      • Headshot Multiplier of 1.75x
      • This weapon has a tight spread in close quarters but is less effective at long range when compared to other Assault Rifles.

PREFABS

  • 7 New Themes
    • Ruined Shops
    • Ruined Twin Apartments
    • Ruined L Apartments
    • Ruined Red Apartments
    • Ruined Fish Apartments
    • Ruined Basketball Court
    • Ruined Clock Tower
  • 3 New Galleries
    • Ruined Floor Gallery
    • Ruined Wall Gallery
    • Scorched Gallery

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Mist Pods
Peas in a pod? More like Mini-bosses! Focus down the Mist Pods or risk being overrun with tougher enemies.

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Prehistoric Izza
Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures! Depleted shields mean more armor with this new Dinosaur Constructor.

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MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • New Wargames simulation: Mist Pods
    • Weed that garden, and by garden we mean your Storm Shield. Find and destroy those Mist Pods before they spawn Mini-bosses.
    • A new Wargames simulation means more chances for Event Tickets, a new player banner, and more variety to the Daily Quests.

HEROES

  • We’ve added a new Hero to the Event store!
    • Prehistoric Izza, A new Dinosaur Constructor!
      • Standard Perk: Saurian Hide
        • While Shield is depleted, increases Armor by 33.
      • Commander Perk: Saurian Hide +
        • While Shield is depleted, increases Armor by 100.
      • Available in the Event Store on May 15 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

GAMEPLAY

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Crashes no longer occur when depositing BlueGlo at the top of a radar tower.

KNOWN ISSUES

Want to track the top community issues? Head over to our Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

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Zafar
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Zafar

Unvault the pump

U r fucking dumb
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U r fucking dumb

U stupid or smn, this is not where U come to complain. U f**king 9 yr old. Jeez r/professionalreatrd

Tc dhruvDJ
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Tc dhruvDJ

Unvault the pump after the john wick movie

Nic
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Nic

Bring back the pups

Jcanzjz
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Jcanzjz

Pup shotgun hahaha

Ziggy
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Ziggy

I am apart of epic but it seems that since the drum gun is back and the new combat shotgun is here the pump had to be removed. Epic

Blip
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The reason they vaulted the pumps was cuz they were too over powered. 86% of kills came from the pump so it was seen as over used. This is giving us a chance to see that the other shotgun can still be used properly and can rival what i would say is a hybrid of a heavy and a pump. So that’s why they vaulted it. Thay will bring it back tho dont worry about that. Enjoy this environment for a bit

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26% dude that would literally be retarded to say 86% of kills were from pump it is 26% go look it up. Now the drum gun accounts for those kills so it don’t matter, they breaking the game and turning it into spray meta

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Drum gun was nerfed did you even read now its not op