Fortnite Battle Royale v23.20 Update: Deploy the Falcon Scout and Activate New Reality Augments!

1.18.2023
By The Fortnite Team

Looking for loot? The Battle Royale v23.20 update introduces the Falcon Scout to help you find loot from afar, plus a Reality Augment that’ll lead to buried treasure. This update brings five new Reality Augments total!


The Falcon Scout: Remotely-Controlled “Caw” Machine

Fortnite Falcon Scout Gameplay 1

A majestic creature to help you achieve a most noble victory, the Falcon Scout item is at your service! Deploy your Falcon Scout and control where it flies, ping or place markers, and caw to create a radius in which all opponents will be marked for your squad. You can also use your Falcon Scout to open containers and pick up loot. Carry the loot to yourself or a teammate and then scout for more!

Fortnite Falcon Scout Gameplay 2

To help you easily control your Falcon Scout, your view will shift to behind it. This may leave you defenseless if you’re not fighting in a team, so be sure to find a hiding spot if you’re battling solo. Also, be careful where you’re flying, as the Falcon Scout is vulnerable to enemy attack. (See its remaining Health in its Health bar.) Because the Falcon Scout is controlled remotely, there’s a max distance it can fly from you, trackable in its distance bar.

Falcon Scouts are findable from the ground, regular Chests, Oathbound Chests, and Supply Drops. There’s no limit as to how many times you can use the same Falcon Scout in a match.


New Reality Augments!

Five more Reality Augments enter the fray in v23.20! Activate these new Reality Augments starting now: 


Peely’s Plunder

Fortnite Peelys Plunder Reality Augment

Receive a treasure map that will lead you to buried treasure.


Shotgun Striker

Fortnite Shotgun Striker Reality Augment

Your Shotgun fire will give you Siphon upon hitting opponents.


Rarity Check

Fortnite Rarity Check Reality Augment

Get Siphon upon eliminations with Common and Uncommon weapons.


Zero Chance

Fortnite Zero Chance Reality Augment

Temporarily gain the Zero Point Dash ability each time you break an enemy's Shield.


Danger Hero

Fortnite Danger Hero Reality Augment

Briefly regenerate Health and gain movement speed when your Shield breaks.


Hired Characters Hitch a Ride

With v23.20, hired Characters can now ride vehicles as passengers! No longer leave Helsie hanging or dishonor Raptorian the Brave.


In Case You Missed It: Dynamic 3D Resolution on PC

In the v23.10 update, we added the Dynamic 3D Resolution setting to Fortnite on PC, accessible in the “Graphics Quality” section of the Video settings when your rendering mode is set to DirectX 12. Players on PC are able to turn on Dynamic 3D Resolution when their “Anti-Aliasing & Super Resolution” setting is set to one of the Temporal Super Resolution (TSR) options. Also, players need to have run “Auto-Set Quality” at least once.

Dynamic 3D Resolution allows the resolution of the game to scale with performance, giving both smoother AND higher frame rates as the GPU load changes. (Please note this means an increase in PC memory usage to accommodate larger rendering resolution.) Dynamic 3D Resolution is also available in creator-made islands and Save the World.


Competitive Notes

  • The Rarity Check Reality Augment is not included in competitive playlists.


Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue that caused us to disable the Deku Smash in Battle Royale/Zero Build. The Deku Smash has been re-enabled in Battle Royale/Zero Build.

  • Fixed issues related to mantling in which players would sometimes be flung across the map.

  • Fixed an issue in which, in some instances, sprinting would be disabled for the duration of a match.

  • Reality Augments can again be unlocked from teammates.

  • Players can again damage objects with their Pickaxe consistently.

  • Players are now able to select Reality Augments while on a Dirt Bike.

  • Players can now use the Guardian Shield while on the back of an OG Bear pick-up truck or a Dirt Bike.