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Fortnite patch v5.41 brings the Port-a-Fortress

Fortnite gets a patch with two new items this week

An enclosed stadium with a grass and dirt floor
The new Spiky Stadium
Epic Games

Today’s Fortnite patch is pretty interesting, bringing the additions of the Port-a-Fortress item and a new item for the Playground that allows you to spawn your own Spiky Stadium that’s enclosed by damage traps and bouncers. You can see an image of what it will look like at the top of this post, and there’s a video of the Port-a-Fortress in action below.

The Port-a-Fortress is basically a Port-a-Fort that spawns a much more imposing structure when thrown. It’s the ideal item if you need the high ground very, very quickly.

Let’s take a look at the full list of changes, additions and updates for battle royale mode.


LIMITED TIME MODE: SOARING SOLOS

Summary

Classic Battle Royale with gliders that can be re-deployed by pressing Jump when falling from large heights.

PLAYGROUND

We’ve introduced a new consumable to the Playground LTM that will allow you to spawn an entire Spiky Stadium. We were inspired by the amazing things you’ve been making within Playground, and cannot wait to see what you create as we continue to build out the future of creative mode in Fortnite.

  • Limited Time Item: Spiky Stadium
  • Present in Playground only, found in red Supply Drops (along with a ton of impulse grenades).
  • Builds a 7x11 sized stadium full of Damage Traps and Bouncers.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

Port-a-Fortress

  • It’s huge!
  • Builds instantly.
  • Includes built-in Bouncers for an easy exit.
  • Legendary Rarity.
  • Found in Vending Machines, chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where there was a slight delay when consuming multiple Small Shield Potions.
  • The Grappler will no longer result in an inability to change equipment.

GAMEPLAY

  • Reduced the edit button hold timing when using a controller.
  • Old School from 0.25s to 0.2s.
  • Quick Builder from 0.25s to 0.2s.
  • Combat Pro from 0.25s to 0.2s.
  • Builder Pro from 0.25s to 0.15s.
  • The Storm wall no longer destroys structures during the last few circles of the match.

AUDIO

Bug Fixes

  • Reload audio for the Double Barrel Shotgun no longer plays twice.

UI

  • Unsupported characters within in-game names will now show up as �, rather than the fallback debugging font glyph that was previously used. Loading the fallback font was causing long hitches for clients, so we’ve disabled it.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing the reticle to not appear until after you’ve switched weapons.
  • Added new generic icons to represent console and desktop platforms for cross-platform play.

ART + ANIMATION

  • Added edge glow to wall bounce pads, only visible from the reverse side. This is to help players recognize when a wall bounce pad is on the opposite side of a ledge in front of them.

Bug Fixes

  • CUBE visual effects will no longer get stuck after a player has left the area.
  • The Grill Sergeant Outfit will now render properly in-game.
  • This fixes the issue where players were seeing a floating head and pickaxe.