Fortnite Creative v23.00 Update
The v23.00 update brings updated versions of many devices in Creative! Additionally, v23.00 contains changes to the Battle Royale Island and related settings, new ways to customize the end-of-game messages for your Battle Royale Island, the hurdling player movement type, new weapons from Fortnite Battle Royale, and the Wave Defense island template, plus bug fixes for Prefabs and Galleries, devices, and more.
The new chapter introduces updated versions of many devices in the Creative toolset! Here are some examples of the improvements:
- We've improved the UX across all devices.
- We've improved the UI for selecting colors and entering numeric values by adding the Color Picker flyout and direct-entry numeric input to devices with those kinds of options.
- Some updated devices will have additional options, or have previous options split into multiple new options to give you more detailed control over the device's behavior.
- Completely new functionality has been added to some devices.
- All devices that were previously equipped as Traps (for example, the Sequencer) will instead have a prop version that you can manipulate with the Phone tool.
The updated devices are currently opt-in, and can be activated by going to My Island, clicking the Tools tab, and clicking the Convert button next to the updating devices option. Like the direct event binding system, these device updates will become mandatory in the future, so we are making the conversion process available early to let you try it out and help us find any remaining issues that need to be resolved ahead of time.
Before opting-in to the updated devices, you should first create a backup of your island, then convert devices on that backup island. You should thoroughly test the backup island once the devices are converted to make sure everything is working the way you want it to. Once you have completed that testing, then you can safely convert the original island.
Note: The list of updated devices is long! The Creative documentation team is hard at work updating the device documents for both direct event binding and the new versions of Creative devices. However, both of these are big jobs and it will take some time to completely update all of the documentation.
New Weapons and Player Movement from Battle Royale
From the new Chapter of Fortnite Battle Royale, there are a number of improvements and changes that have been integrated into Creative. This ranges from the addition of hurdling (a new player movement ability), to visual improvements (such as visual effects for fire, certain kinds of chests, damage numbers, and loot drops), to new weapons. See below for more info!
Here are the new weapons arriving in Creative from Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 1:
- Tactical Pistol
- Twin Mag SMG
- Thunder Shotgun
- Maven Auto Shotgun
- Red-Eye Assault Rifle
New Player Movement: Hurdling
Players now automatically hurdle over or onto obstacles when sprinting into them in islands that allow this new player movement. You can turn hurdling on or off using the Allow Hurdling option in the Settings tab of My Island, and with the Class Designer or Team Settings & Inventory devices. Existing islands have Allow Hurdling set to Off by default.
Battle Royale Island Updates
New Editing Area
Welcome to a whole new world! The Battle Royale Island is now the island from Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 1. We’ve rearranged the edit area and changed its location for this new Battle Royale Island. Your old Battle Royale Islands should still work, but you might notice that a few things have moved around. As the Island changes from Season to Season in Fortnite Battle Royale, the edit area in your Battle Royale Islands will move around — but your Islands should work just the same as they did before.
Removed Island Options for Battle Royale Islands
There are a lot of visual upgrades in the new Battle Royale Chapter, and some of them would cause problems with some Battle Royale Island options. As a result, we’ve temporarily turned off the following options while we work on getting them to function properly with the updated Battle Royale Island in Creative:
- Time of