Fortnite Patch adds a Shotgun and a Steady Storm

By Sam Quirke, 6 days ago
The latest patch for Fortnite includes a new LTM mode in which the Storm shrinks constantly. A double-barrelled shotgun arrives in the Battle Royale mode, along with some general bug fixes and improvements.

Fornite Patch 5.20


In "Steady Storm", the Storm will close at a consistent pace over the course of fifteen minutes. With no safe zones players will have to act quickly and keep an eye on the map to see where the Storm is headed. The Storm deals ten damage per second. The previous LTM "Playground" is back to help players get creative, with a couple of tweaks to improve performance and usability.

Fornite Patch 5.20


Also coming to the main Battle Royale mode is the Double-Barrelled Shotgun, able to deal significant damage at close range but with a rapid drop-off at more of a distance. It fires ten pellets like other shotguns but has a higher speed stat, a lower critical multiplier (1.25x) and a two second cooldown when weapons are swapped. There will be Epic and Legendary variants too.

Fornite Patch 5.20


"Save the World" mode is getting weekly challenges as of this update. Each week during the run of the Road Trip event, there will be a new mission in the "Challenge the Horde" zone. The first challenge is Minibosses, and if you complete it you can choose from one of three Legendary Flintlock weapons. After some hiccups during the Birthday Event Epic are also giving away three free Birthday Llamas to everyone playing this mode.

Fornite Patch 5.20


The Mythic Ragnarok Outlander is headed to the Event Store in "Save the World" later today, August 8th. This adds a new subclass, The Dark Viking, who has some new abilities and perks:

  • New Ability - Seismic Impact: Punch the ground causing it to rupture knocking back up to medium size enemies and dealing energy damage in a 2 tile line.
  • New Perk - Fault Line: Seismic Impact’s cooldown is lowered by 6 seconds.
  • Sustained Impact - Seismic Impact’s stamina cost is lowered by 15.
  • Return To Sender - Seismic Impact returns to its original impact location
You can see a full rundown of these features, as well as the bugs and improvements that Epic have released with the patch, over on the official patch notes page.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.