Learn everything new in Fortnite's v8.11 Content Update, including the release date, content details and the release of the new weapon - Flint-Knock Pistol!
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v8.11 Content Update - Overview
Release of a New Weapon
|Release Date||March 20, 2019, 9AM UTC|
A new weapon awaits in the v8.11 Content Update and it packs quite a punch! The update also contains various weapon changes and miscellaneous changes.
Time Conversion Table
|PT||Mar. 20, 2019, 2AM|
|AET||Mar. 20, 2019, 8PM|
|ET||Mar. 20, 2019, 5AM|
|CET||Mar. 20, 2019, 10AM|
Official Tweet About the Update
Ahoy, Mateys! The v8.11 update is setting sail tomorrow, March 20 at 5 AM ET(0900 UTC).— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 19, 2019
Shoot Down Enemies with the Flint-Knock Pistol
A more classic weapon, the Flint-Knock Pistol is the newest weapon introduced in Fortnite. Being at the barrel end of this gun is a scary place to be as the Flint-Knock Pistol packs quite a punch with every shot.Check Out the Flint-Knock Pistol Stats Here
Knock Back Enemies
The Flint-Knock Pistol has an added bonus of damaging enemies while also knocking them back. Enemies are thrown back farther the closer they are to the shooter.
Does Not Work on Crouched Enemies
Crouching fully negates the knockback of the Flint-Knock Pistol. Enemies shot while they're crouching will still be damaged, but they won't be flung back.
Slow Reload, Single-Bullet Capacity
The biggest drawback of the Flint-Knock Pistol is in its very slow reload and the need to reload after every shot. This can leave users vulnerable to enemy fire as they scramble to reload the weapon.
Weapon & Vehicle Changes
The Impulse Grenade Returns from the Vault
After its short stint in the vault, the Impulse Grenade is now back in the Battle Royale island with some significant stat changes. Its impulse strength against vehicles has been raised by 344%.Check Out the Impulse Grenade Here
Higher Base Damage of Scoped Assault Rifles
Scoped Assault Rifles will start to do more damage now as they receive a damage buff in this update. The base damage has been raised from 24/23 to 27/26.
Scoped Assault Rifle StatsCheck Out the Scoped Assault Rifle Here
Raised Impulse Strength Against Vehicles for Explosive Weapons
Explosive Weapons also got a raise to their impulse strength against vehicles in this update. Starting this update, they'll have 233% more impulse strength against the different vehicles in the game.Check Out the Launcher Weapon List Here
Explosive Weapons List
Lower Spawn Rate for Ballers
You'll be seeing less Ballers now as the update lowers the Baller spawn rate. The spawn rate now stands at 50% instead the 100%.Check Out the Baller Guide & Tips Here
Events - Updates & Changes
New Tournament - Blackheart Cup
|Duration||March 23 - March 24|
The New Blackheart Cup tournament will have the best of Fortnite players fighting among each other to see who will come up on top! A $ 100,000 Cash Prize will be distributed among all server regions.
Miscellaneous Changes & Bug Fixes
- Fixed an issue that caused The Baller’s tow-hook “release” sound to trigger twice each time.
- The new style for the Whiteout Outfit can now be selected.
- Event leaderboards no longer display everyone as being at rank # 0.
Art & Animation
- Increased lighting contrast in areas of shadow.
- Increased color vibrancy.
- Fixed an issue where full-screen support was not working on Samsung S10 devices.
- Fixed an issue preventing in-game surveys from appearing on mobile devices.
- Fixed various mobile stability related issues.