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Fortnite teased an upcoming game mode in its news feed that makes emotes more important than ever. Polygon provides more detail:

It seems like the new mode will be all about dancing, or emoting, and require players to spend as much time using emotes in a certain area as possible, according to the description. While dancing may be the focus, it’s unlikely that this means guns will be gone from the mode completely, which means you’ll have to make sure you’re dancing safely.

Fortnite didn’t include a release date, but Season 6’s first content update arrives this week so we probably won’t have to wait long.

Following up on yesterday’s big 6.0 update, Fortnite has received another patch. Version 6.01 has gone live for all players.

The latest update isn’t quite as significant as yesterday, but is still notable. Version 6.01 has “fixes for item and animation issues.”

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Fortnite’s Season 6 has started, and with it the game has been updated to version 6.00. Here’s the trailer for Season 6:

And a video showcasing the new Battle Pass, which is available for 950 V-Bucks:

Head past the break for the patch notes of version 6.00:

With Sony finally opening up the PlayStation 4 to cross-platform play with Fortnite, Epic Games is planning a couple of features for those who created an extra account to play the game on multiple console platforms.

First, an account-merging feature is in the works. This is scheduled for November and will allow users to combine Battle Royale purchases.

Also planned is functionality so that you’ll be able to unlink a console from one Fortnite account and relink it to another Fortnite account. Epic will make the feature available very soon, as it’s coming in just a few days.

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Nintendo will be offering a variety of different Switch bundles over the next couple of months, including one for Fortnite. Amazon is now taking pre-orders here.

The Fortnite Switch bundle launches October 5. It’ll include 1,000 V-bucks and the Double Helix Set, consisting of a unique Character Outfit, Back Bling, Glider and Pickaxe. 

A new Switch bundle featuring Fortnite is on the way, Nintendo has announced.

The package goes on sale on October 5. For $299.99, consumers will receive the Switch system, 1,000 V-bucks, and the Double Helix Set.

Here’s today’s full announcement:

Fortnite’s latest patch has been released today. Version 5.41, among other things, adds the Spiky Stadium and Port-a-Fortress items. Here are the full patch notes:

Battle Royale

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 7×11 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.

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Fortnite made a major change with its Switch version recently. With the 5.40.2 client update, video capture was disabled. The common consensus was that it was done to improve performance and stability, which Epic has confirmed.

According to Epic, the developer has “been seeing a high rate of Out of Memory related crashes.” By disabling video capture, Fortnite is able to save “a significant amount of RAM while also having a positive effect on overall performance across the board.”

For those who still want to use video capture, Epic is “considering the possibility of making this feature optional in the future for players who don’t mind taking a hit on their performance.”

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When a Switch game updates, we sometimes see that video capture has been added. Fortnite has gone in the opposite direction. With the latest patch, players have started to notice that video capture has been disabled entirely.

When attempting to record a video clip, a message will appear stating that “Videos cannot be captured for this software.” This affects all areas in Fortnite.

It’s unclear if video capture has been permanently disabled or is a temporary measure. It may have been done in order to improvement performance on Switch.

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Fortnite’s latest content update is now live. Version 5.40 is highlighted by the addition of new Assault Rifle in Battle Royale.

Below are the full details: