Patch v1.6 - Fortnite Battle Royale

By The Fortnite Team

The v1.6 patch has arrived, and with it, the Public Test for Fortnite’s new Battle Royale PvP mode. It’s 100 players, one giant map. Put your building and combat skills to the test. The last player standing wins. Fortnite players have access to the Public Test right now before the mode is officially available on Sept. 26. Dive deeper with the official Battle Royal announce blog.


The patch also includes fixes for several crashes, variety of bug fixes and a few balance changes. Check out the full notes below and let us know what you think!

EA1.6 Patch Notes

Battle Royale

  • Mode Added
  • Code of Conduct posted.
  • Battle Royale will be receiving updates regularly. With the updates, stats and any other Battle Royale progress may be reset.
  • PvE characters are not carried over to Battle Royale
    • Any differences between Battle Royale characters are purely visual. You will be randomly assigned a different looking character every match.
  • Match Flow
    • Meet up with other players in the lobby and wait for the Battle Bus to takeoff.
    • Choose your drop location wisely - Once the bus is over the island, you can choose when to jump out.
    • Use whatever items you can find, such as weapons, ammo, and more to eliminate other players. Most items can be found on the ground, as opposed to in containers.
    • Be on the look-out for chests - they contain high value items.
    • Stay inside the Eye of the Storm as it shrinks to avoid damage.
    • There's no respawning - be the last one standing to win.
  • New Mechanics
    • Weapons and other items have been redesigned for the PvP experience.
    • Weapons damage to buildings.
    • Higher rarity increases Damage and Accuracy and decreases Recoil.
    • Crouching has been added - use it to reduce your profile and increase accuracy.
    • Falling damage is increased.
    • Players can only carry up to 5 weapons or consumables at a time.
    • When your inventory is full, picking up an item will swap it with what is currently equipped.
    • Ammo, traps, and building resources do not take inventory space.


  • Added Battle Royale mode.
  • Fixed multiple issues causing players to hitch in game.
  • Fixed issue where selecting a Survive The Storm mission would result in a crash.
  • Fixed a variety of client crashes.
  • Fixed a client crash that would occur specifically when loading Canny Valley Storm Shield Defense 5.
  • On consoles, removed chat slider for the settings menu in Fortnite. Players can control chat volume through their system settings.  
  • Fixed a crash where the game would terminate after claiming llamas and then attempt to load a Survival Mode mission.
  • When loading into a zone with a full party, some players FORT stat values may not be including the values granted by teammates, or may be may be over adding those values. Players should expect to see correct FORT stats now.
  • Fixed a bug where players could build Level 3 structures for Level 1 costs. Players should expect structure to match appropriate cost level.
  • Fixed an issue that caused severe performance drops at the end of Survival Mode on Xbox. Players shoul