Piraten vechten met de Ice en Fire King in Fortnite Season 8

Nieuw seizoen gaat vandaag van start

Geschreven door Lucas May op
Epic Games heeft de cinematic trailer voor Season 8 in Fortnite Battle Royale uitgebracht op YouTube. Tevens zijn de patchnotes uitgebracht.

In de trailer zien we een piraat die samen met zijn handlangers een onbekende locatie ontdekt. Vervolgens zien we de Polar Peak en de bijbehorende Ice King. Tevens krijgen we een vulkaan te zien, die eerder nog niet in de map zat, waar de beruchte Fire King uitvliegt.

Season 8 voor Fortnite gaat vandaag van start. Piraten vormen het nieuwe thema voor dit seizoen, waardoor ook een piratenschip is gearriveerd in het dorpje Lazy Lagoon en een Pirate Cannon wordt geïntroduceerd. Tevens bevat de map nu een vulkaan, zoals te zien is in de bovenstaande trailer. Spelers moeten hierdoor dus ook oppassen voor lava, maar kunnen ook gebruiken van hete luchtstromen om zichzelf weer in de lucht te lanceren.

De volledige patchnotes zijn te vinden op de website van Epic Games. De belangrijkste onderdelen staan hieronder.

Wapens en items

Pirate Cannon

  • Push the Cannon into position, take aim, and fire! Alternatively, climb into the barrel and launch yourself!
  • The cannon will fire cannonballs or players a great distance. Cannonballs and players can plow through a number of objects before stopping with a bang, causing damage and knockback to nearby players.
  • Deals 100 Damage to enemies on a direct hit and 50 Damage to enemies within a small radius.
  • Found throughout the environment.


  • Sneaky Snowman
  • Chiller Grenade
  • X-4 Stormwing
  • Shopping Cart
  • All Terrain Kart

Updated Hunting Rifle Icon

Reduced the availability of high tier Assault Rifles

  • Total number of Assault Rifles available remains unchanged
  • Increased chance of receiving a Common quality assault rifle from 48.56% to 56.30%
  • Increased chance of receiving an Uncommon quality assault rifle from 26.83% to 28.15%
  • Reduced the chance of receiving a Rare quality assault rifle from 16.17% to 10.91%
  • Reduced the chance of receiving an Epic quality assault rifle from 7.02% to 3.52%
  • Reduced the chance of receiving a Legendary quality assault rifle from 1.82% to 1.13%

    Bug Fixes
  • Supply Drops now properly appear on the map.
  • If the fire button is pressed while the shotgun cooldown is still active after swapping weapons then the shotgun will automatically fire once the cooldown is over.
  • Fixed Clingers causing damage through walls / floors when stuck to a player.
  • Fixed players accidentally sticking Remote Explosives onto themselves after applying a Consumable Bush.
  • Fixed Legendary/Epic Pump Shotgun pellet tracers and muzzle flash sometimes not replicating to other clients.
  • Fixed an issue where players couldn’t use Auto-Run while using a Hoverboard with a gamepad.
  • Fixed items occasionally being invisible to some players.


Added Lava

  • Lava will deal 1 damage per touch and will cause players to bounce off the surface. Watch out!

Added Volcanic Vents

  • Volcanic Vents will boost players and vehicles into the sky in a gust of hot air!

Party Assist Added

  • Prior to a match, enable Party Assist on a Daily or Weekly challenge to complete it with the assistance of everyone in your party.
  • Party members are able to provide progress to the selected challenge in addition to yourself.
  • This functionality excludes "fill" players who are added into the party during matchmaking or teammates from large team modes such as Team Rumble.

Increased Infinite Dab duration from 11 hours to 12 hours in the lobby.

Cozy Campfire now glows while active when viewed through a Thermal Scope.

Starting in Season 8, daily quests will be automatically claimed once they've been completed.

  • Any Challenges that were ready to be collected will be auto completed and all rewards will be delivered. However, at this time there will be no in-game notification for you receiving these rewards.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the Lynx Outfit would jitter very badly when playing the original Wave emote in the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to aim down sights while jumping.
  • Fixed an issue where weapons picked up would sometimes be incorrectly unloaded. This would happen if a player looted a weapon dropped by a player immediately after being eliminated.
  • Fixed Bush consumable not being destroyed if player takes damage from a great distance.
  • Fixed aim assist to work through windows.
  • Fixed an issue where players could stop themselves from getting on a Zipline by standing too far behind it and colliding into the ground as they try to enter.
  • Fixed an issue where the player couldn't pick up items dropped around the Zipline pole.
  • Fixed an issue where entering a vehicle while ziplining left the fall damage immunity visual effect on the player.
  • Fixed auto-pickup of items not working when first landing from skydiving.
  • Weapon auto-reloading no longer cancels emotes.
  • Fixed an equipped Trap being swapped after dropping a stack of items or after using the last item of a stack of consumables or explosives.
  • Fixed equipped traps being dropped when using hold to swap to pick up items.

Fortnite Battle Royale is gratis speelbaar op pc, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Android en iOS.

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