Learn everything new in Fortnite's v8.01 Content Update, including the new Buried Treasure item and various audio changes to the game in this guide!
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v8.01 Content Update - Overview
Treasure Hunt in v8.01 Content Update
|Release Date||March 6, 2019, 9AM UTC|
Hidden treasure awaits in the new v8.01 Content Update! The first update since the launch of Season 8, v8.01 brings with it a new item - the Buried Treasure, and various miscellaneous changes!
Time Conversion Table
|PT||Mar. 6, 2019, 1AM|
|AET||Mar. 6, 2019, 8PM|
|ET||Mar. 6, 2019, 4AM|
|CET||Mar. 6, 2019, 10AM|
Official Tweet About the Update
X marks the spot! Downtime begins tomorrow, March 6th at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 5, 2019
Find Hidden Loot with the Buried Treasure Item
Bury yourself in doubloons with the new Buried Treasure item! Head to the red X on the map to find the hidden treasure in the island!Check Out the Buried Treasure Item Here
Buried Chests Contains Legendary Loot
Uncovering the treasure chest is very much worth it as it will reward you with a number of Legendary items. You'll need to dig it up with your pickaxe first before you can get to the goodies though.Check Out Legendary Weapon List Here
- Improvement to the standard AR sound so that it's not overbearing on the shooter.
- Building Piece destroy sound is louder when instigated by enemies.
- Footstep audio blends in the above/below layers, rather than abruptly switching between them.
- Footstep occlusion traces from the heads of enemies when they're above or below.
- Reduce volume of the S8 palm tree umbrella.
Check Out How Sound Is Different From This Update!
Vaulted: Bottle Rockets
The Bottle Rockets have only been in the game for a short few months and it has now been vaulted. No news yet if it will ever come back to the game.Check Out the Bottle Rockets Stats Here
Lower Spawns for Infantry Rifle & Clingers
Infantry Rifles and Clingers will be appearing less in Chests and Floors as their spawn rates have been decreased for the stated loot sources.
Spawn Rate Change for Infantry Rifle & Clingers
|Infantry Rifle||- Reduced Chest spawn chance from 9.42% to 5.52%|
- Reduced Floor Loot chance from 1.27% to 1.02%
|Clinger||- Reduced Chest spawn chance from 14.41% to 13.39%|
- Reduced Floor Loot spawn chance from 2.41% to 2.24%
The angle at which you can slide down slopes without receiving fall damage has been changed from 65 degrees to 75 degrees.