UPDATE: Fortnite developer Epic Games has disabled the newly released Zapper Traps in Battle Royale.
According to a post on Twitter, some players are being kicked from matches. To combat the issue, Epic has temporarily removed the new item.
“As we investigate the issue kicking players from matches, we have temporarily disabled the Zapper Trap,” reads an Epic post. “We will provide an update when the Zapper Trap is re-enabled.”
ORIGINAL: Fortnite update 10.20 has gone live on PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch.
And the good news is that because this is just a content update, update 10.20 doesn’t require any downtime.
According to the patch notes, the latest Fortnite update introduces the Zapper Trap.
As you can see from the trailer below, the thrown consumable deploys a damaging electrical trap on both side of a building piece.
The traps deal 50 damage by shocking enemy players who are within a tile of their face.
Elsewhere, the Floating Island has returned to Fortnite Battle Royale with update 10.20. It can be found slowly making its way across the map, and can be accessed via a low-gravity vortex.
The remaining Fortnite update 10.20 patch notes can be seen below…
The Fortnite update 10.20 patch notes in full…
WEAPONS + ITEMS
• Added the Zapper Trap.
• This item is a thrown consumable and occupies an inventory slot.
• On impact, the thrown object deploys a damaging trap on both sides of a building piece.
• Upon impacting terrain, it automatically builds a wall and then deploys a damaging trap on both sides of the wall.
• The traps shock enemy players who are within a tile of their face.
• Damage: 50
• The traps have a 1-second deploy time before they can be triggered.
• When triggered, the traps have a 0.5-second delay before firing.
• After the traps have fired, they have a cooldown of 2 seconds before they can be triggered again.
• Epic Rarity.
• Found from Floor Loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
• Drops in stacks of 2.
• Max stack size: 4.
• Floating Island
• The Floating Island has returned and is slowly making its way around the map!
• Though separated from the land below, it can be accessed via its low-gravity vortex.
From hotfix on August 27
• Removed the overheat sound from the Minigun.
• This was to address an issue in which the overheat sound would play longer than intended and/or incorrectly represent the overheat value.
From hotfix on August 28
• Made changes to Turbo Building. The details of these changes can be found in our blog post.
From server on August 29
• Resolved an issue in which the names of POIs would not appear on the map.
From server on August 31
• Resolved an issue with the B.R.U.T.E.’s air stomp.