"Fortnite" has been one of the most popular games in the last few weeks and Epic Games has done a great job updating the video game and adding new content to it. Being a free-to-play game, "Fornite" is available to a wide audience. Not only is it free, but it's also available on three different platforms: PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

The game developer released another update on November 2. Update V.1.8.1 is focused on optimizing new features that were added with the Fortnitemares event, but it will also bring a few significant gameplay changes.

Once again, Epic Games released the update for both Battle Royale and Save the World game modes, meaning that both PvP and PvE players will be affected by the latest changes.


Epic Games added voice chat for "Fornite" in the previous update, which was one of the biggest additions to the team. With the new patch, players will be able to mute other players through Audio tab in game settings. In addition, quest item drop rates have been improved.

The game developer will also allow PlayStation 4 users to uncap framerate in "Fortnite.". The Fortnitemares update capped the framerate on consoles to 30 frames per second, but they reverted the change for PlayStation 4 games. Players should keep in mind that uncapping framerate will cause inconsistent performance and higher input lag.

Battle Royale update highlights

The latest "Fortnite" update will bring a few changes to Slurp Juice, the newest potion. The potion will now spawn as a floor loot and players won't be able to consume it while running. In addition, players will no longer be allowed to use the potion in pre-game lobbies.

The game developer also improved stability of matchmaking system and they improved rendering performance in certain areas of the map.

Another big thing that was changed in the latest "Fortnite" update was a gap in geometry that allowed players to get below the terrain and gain an unfair advantage over their opponents.

Daily challenges

Epic Games introduced Battle Royale daily challenges with the previous updates, but some of the challenges were either too easy or too hard.

In light of this, the game developer decided to rebalance a few "Fortnite" challenges.

Players will now have to play five matches instead of three, which was the only increase in the challenges. Shotgun eliminations have been decreased to four, while "Fornite" players will have to only get three pistol eliminations in the new update. In addition, the submachine gun challenge will require only two kills while players will complete a sniper challenge with a single kill.

It is important to note that existing progress on the the rebalanced challenges has been reset.