Fortnite Chapter 3 Patch v19.01: Winterfest 2021, Super Styles & Weapon Balance Changes

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Patch v19.01: Winterfest 2021, Super Styles & Weapon Balance Changes

ESTNN breaks down the latest patch in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1: Flipped.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 emerged less than two weeks ago to a mostly positive community reception. Epic Games brought entirely new weapons, locations and mechanics to the table, giving the Battle Royale title a much-needed boost.

Just nine days into the season, Epic has already prepared an update. Patch v19.01 is now live in-game for players to experience. While nothing game-changing surfaced, the developers have begun laying the foundation for Fortnite’s annual winter-themed event. Additionally, the Battle Pass Super Level Styles are now available to unlock.

Without any further adieu, let’s see what Epic has to offer in Fortnite’s first patch or Chapter 3 Season 1.

Winterfest Coming Soon

The seasonal event previously known as 14 Days of Fortnite (2018), Winterfest (2019) and Operation Snowdown (2020) will return soon. While Epic has not solidified a start date, leakers on Twitter have set their sights on Thursday, December 16 followed by a January 6 end date. Some information we’ve gathered thus far includes the present-filled cabin’s return from the 2019 Winterfest and two free cosmetic skins — Winter Peely and Blizzabelle.

Stay tuned for more regarding the upcoming Winterfest in the coming days.

Super Level Styles

The Gilded Reality Super Skin, showing Ronin and the other characters in a black and gold design

Now we arrive at the highlight of Season 1’s first patch. Everyone’s favorite Super Level Styles have been unlocked for all Battle Pass owners. That means all skin styles beyond level 100 are accessible. The three variants this season apply to all characters, and those are Photo Negative, Scarlet Blackout, and Gilded Reality.

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Weapon Adjustments Refresher

Epic’s Patch v19.01 blog post included a refresher of recent weapon balance adjustments. We covered these in depth last week, but here’s a complete list of changes in case you missed it:

  • The ammo count of the Stinger SMG now updates sooner in its reload animation.
  • The ammo count of the Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper now updates sooner in its reload animation.
  • Increased the accuracy of the Striker Pump Shotgun.
  • Slightly increased the fire rate of the Striker Pump Shotgun.
  • Decreased the amount of time it takes to pull out the Auto Shotgun.
  • Decreased the environmental damage of the MK-Seven Assault Rifle and made it less accurate while hip-firing.
  • Moderately increased the accuracy of the Ranger Assault Rifle.
  • Slightly increased the damage rate of the Ranger Assault Rifle.
  • Increased the heal speed of Guzzle Juice.

Bug Fixes

Here is a complete list of bugs addressed in Patch v19.01:

  • Fixed an issue that caused us to disable Split Screen. Split Screen is now re-enabled.
  • Fixed an issue involving Reboot Vans sometimes not rebooting players if more than one teammate was interacting with the Van.
  • Fixed an issue involving the screen shaking more intensely than intended in various situations such as sliding, gliding, and using a Rift.

That covers all of the significant information in Patch v19.01. Be sure to check back with ESTNN for more information regarding Winterfest 2021 and other Fortnite-related updates!

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