October 12, 2021 saw another major Fortnite Season 8 update. New combat weapons and much-needed changes to the current quest system were among the highlights of the patch notes, but the spotlight really belongs to a long overdue credit. InnerSloth.
Fortnite Update 18.20 – Fighting the Weapons War Effort
The new Combat SMG and Combat Assault Rifle have been announced, but are not yet playable in the game. Indeed, they constitute the final cycle of the war effort, an in-game vote for the next weapon. to add to the Battle Royale loot table. In order to vote in the war effort, bring hard-earned gold bars to a donation table during a match and vote. The first of the two to be “100% funded” first is added to the game.
The difference between the Combat Class and the existing AR and SMGs is more direct ball spread, increased power, but stronger rebound. These are weapons that need to be tamed, but worth the effort.
Fortnite v18.20 – Changes to Shared Quest XP
It hasn’t gone unnoticed that the quests underwent a huge upheaval in Season 8. Among the most notable changes were the repeatable shared quests – with very little XP gain. They were almost not worth making unless you completed them by coincidence, with XPs of only 500 to 750. These were significantly increased in 18.20 to make them a bit more interesting.
|Quest rarity||The previous version||v18.20|
|Common||500 XP||2500 XP|
|Rare||525 PX||2,650 XP|
|Rare||550 XP||2,750 XP|
|Epic||575 EXP||2,900 XP|
|Legendary||750 XP||3,750 XP|
Fortnite Update 18.20 – Revolutionary Changes to Impostor Mode
Ever since Epic Games introduced the Among Us-influenced Imposters mode in August, it feels like something was missing. Voice chat functionality. While you can choose from a selection of predetermined accusations and defensive statements, it’s always a little difficult to get your point across without being able to speak. This changes with v18.20 with the introduction of voice chat in imposters.
Along with the added voice chat capabilities, Epic Games has also added a role bias option in the mode. You will now be able to tell the game whether you prefer to play as an agent or an impostor, and you will have a better chance of being placed in your chosen role in public and private matches, although of course , it won’t be guaranteed.
Finally, and perhaps most important / surprisingly, Epic Games has finally accepted that they took inspiration from Among Us to make imposters. There, no surprise. Among us, creator InnerSloth has been credited in the Fortnite 18.20 patch notes, as well as on social media.
Controversial Boundless Skin Brought Back to Competitive Playlists
In another important announcement, the widely criticized Boundless skin has been reintroduced to competitive playlists. Boundless is a customizable superhero skin, which borders on payout to win, as they can be all-white or all-black, which has significant in-game advantages, allowing players to hide on the map.
Epic announced that the skin is allowed in competitive matches again, following some changes to lighting and shading.
Fortnite “Stay with the team” option
Epic has clearly responded to a whole list of fan requests for this update, as they have also started rolling out a new Stay with Squad option. Something players have been clamoring for since time immemorial, Stay with Squad will allow players to stay in a duo, trio, or team they’ve been paired with for multiple matches in a row.
Stay with Squad is currently only available if you are playing on the NA-East server region, but will roll out worldwide in the future.
Fortnite v18.20 Patch Notes – Bug Fixes
Finally, some major bugs have been fixed in v18.20.
- Fixed an issue preventing players from using a fishing rod while in the passenger seat of a motorboat or in the back of an OG Bear truck.
- Fixed an issue involving the progress of unlocking the Battle Pass page not always tracking correctly.
- Fixed an issue that resulted in Nintendo Switch players not being heard in voice chat by players on other consoles.
The full Fortnite v18.20 patch notes are available at epicgames.com.