Learn everything new in Fortnite's v8.51 Patch Update, including the release of the Shadow Bomb, and more!
v8.51 Patch Update - Overview
Become One with the Shadows in v8.51 Update
|Release Date||May 2, 2019, 9AM UTC|
A new weapon is coming to Fortnite with the release of the v8.51 Patch Update. The update also includes various bug fixes and updates!
Time Conversion Table
|PT||May 2, 2019, 2AM|
|AET||May 2, 2019, 7PM|
|ET||May 2, 2019, 5AM|
|CET||May 2, 2019, 11AM|
Official Patch Update Announcement
Time to be stealthy.— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 1, 2019
Sneak into the v8.51 update tomorrow, May 2 at 5 AM ET(0900 UTC). There will be no downtime but you will need to download a client update.
Embody Stealth with the New Shadow Bomb
The Shadow Bomb has the unique ability turning players into a wispy for of themselves, capable of doing wall jumps and double jumps! As smoke, you become less noticeable to other players.Check Out the Smoke Bomb Stats Here
Shroud Yourself in Smoke & Shadows
Becoming a shadowy figure makes it harder for enemies to pinpoint your location. This will allow you to sneak up more effectively and flank enemies when needed.
Jump Across Obstacles with Wall Jump & Double Jump
When under the effects of the Shadow Bomb, you'll be able to do wall jumps and double jumps. Use them to vault across enemy structures and forts to get a better vantage point.
Increases Overall Movement Speed
In addition to being nearly invisible and new jump mechanics, being under the effects of the Shadow Bomb will also increase overall movement speed throughout its duration.
- Sound effects for Jetpacks were occasionally playing much louder than they should be.
- The Victory Royale UI animation was displaying for all players in Limited Time Modes with respawning enabled.