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v8.51 Patch Update - May 2, 2019

v8.51 Patch Update - May 2, 2019

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Learn everything new in Fortnite's v8.51 Patch Update, including the release of the Shadow Bomb, and more!

v8.51 Patch Update - May 2, 2019
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v8.51 Patch Update - Overview

Become One with the Shadows in v8.51 Update

Become One with the Shadows in v8.51 Update
Release DateMay 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

PTMay 2, 2019, 2AM
AETMay 2, 2019, 7PM
ETMay 2, 2019, 5AM
CETMay 2, 2019, 11AM

Official Patch Update Announcement

Embody Stealth with the New Shadow Bomb

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.

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Shroud Yourself in Smoke & Shadows

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

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

Move Faster Under Effects

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.

Miscellaneous Updates


  • 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.

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