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v8.01 Content Update - Mar. 6, 2019

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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!

v8.01 Content Update - Mar. 6, 2019

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v8.01 Content Update - Overview

Treasure Hunt in v8.01 Content Update

Treasure Hunt in v8.01 Content Update
Release DateMarch 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

PTMar. 6, 2019, 1AM
AETMar. 6, 2019, 8PM
ET Mar. 6, 2019, 4AM
CETMar. 6, 2019, 10AM

Official Tweet About the Update

Find Hidden Loot with the Buried Treasure Item

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

Audio Improvements

Audio Improvements
  • 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!

Weapon Changes

Vaulted: Bottle Rockets

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

WeaponChanges
INFANTRY RIFLE IconInfantry Rifle- Reduced Chest spawn chance from 9.42% to 5.52%
- Reduced Floor Loot chance from 1.27% to 1.02%
ClingerClinger- Reduced Chest spawn chance from 14.41% to 13.39%
- Reduced Floor Loot spawn chance from 2.41% to 2.24%

Miscellaneous Updates

Gameplay Changes

The angle at which you can slide down slopes without receiving fall damage has been changed from 65 degrees to 75 degrees.

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