Epic Games has announced changes that will come to live servers with the release of the v9.10 patch for "Fortnite Battle Royale." The video game developer will focus on fixing bugs in the next update, and players will get numerous audio changes which will improve the audio experience. This will be a major patch, not just a content update, which means players will have to update their game clients and also wait for the server downtime to end.

Besides the changes that will come to live servers, Epic Games will most likely add a lot of new files to the game data, preparing new things to add at some point.

Additionally, there will be new files regarding upcoming cosmetic items, so players will know what to expect in the Item Shop in the following weeks. The "Fortnite Battle Royale" developer has also announced a collaboration with Jordan brand!

Gameplay changes coming in the patch

Epic Games posted one part of patch notes on Reddit a few days ago. These are notes from the v9.10 patch which will be released on Wednesday, May 22, at 4 AM Eastern Time. The video game developer has focused on audio changes and improvements with this patch, but there is no doubt that a lot more things will be added to the game with it.

Switch issues will be fixed with the upcoming update. According to the game developer, these fixes were supposed to come out in the v9.00 patch, but they were postponed.

The location of close-range pickaxe sound will also be fixed and sound will come from the place of impact now, instead of coming from a player's position.

Ducking of building sounds when firing weapons will be removed in the next patch and the jump sound of enemies will be louder than the jump sound of friendly players. Occluded footsteps and landing sounds will have their audio boosted in the v9.10 "Fortnite Battle Royale" update, and players will also hear a clearer sound which indicates that an enemy has confirmed a building piece edit within two tiles away.

"Added a new “Headshot + Shield Break” sound, for when the two events occur at the same time. If a shield break is "CHINGSHH" and a headshot is "PA-CHING" then the new sound is "PA-CHINGSHH," is what the game developer posted about another audio change.

Jordan Brand collaboration

Epic Games has confirmed the collaboration with Jordan Brand, and it is also coming in the upcoming update.

At the moment, it is unknown what exactly this collaboration will bring. However, we can expect the game developer to add either a limited-time game mode or exclusive cosmetic items during a limited time. More details will come with the v9.10 patch notes which will be posted as soon as the upcoming patch goes live.