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Beware The Junk Rifts In Fortnite Patch 10.10

by on 08/22/2019
 

Can season 10 of Fortnite be salvaged after the BRUTE debacle? Depends on the reaction to the latest weapon, the Junk Rift. (Also, the mechs are still there, last we checked.) What do the Junk Rifts do?

Their use is simple: you throw one, and a random object materializes through an open rift above wherever it lands. In the provided screenshot, it’s a triceratops statue, but it could be anything. A direct hit from a Junk Rift causes 200 damage, while being near the center of impact causes 100 damage from the shockwave.

What else just happened? The Rec Center area has finally been updated…or rather, annihilated. There is only a crater where it once stood, but within that crater, you can find Glitch Consumables — forageable items from the past, which appear at random.

Epic’s full patch notes lie below.

 

Weapons and Items

Junk Rift

A throwable item that breaks on contact and spawns a large object in the sky that plummets to the ground.

  • The plummeting object:

Damages players and destroys everything in its path.

Creates a small shockwave upon landing that damages players and destroys everything in its radius.

  • Damage:

Direct hit: 200

Direct hits slightly knock players back.

  • Shockwave hit: 100
  • Both hits immediately destroy vehicles and destructible objects on impact.
  • Drops in stacks of 2.
  • Max stack size: 4
  • Epic Rarity.
  • Available from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Llamas.

Glitched Consumables

Glitched Consumables are at the explosion site. These randomly switch between different forageable items from the past.

  • Apples

Grant 5 Health.

  • Mushrooms

Grant 5 Shield.

  • Coconuts

Grant 5 Effective Health (sum of a player’s Health + Shield).

  • Peppers

Increases player movement speed for a short duration.

  • Hop Rocks

Decreases player gravity for a short duration.

  • Shadow Stone

Turns players into a ghost for a short time, temporarily increasing their movement speed slightly and letting them dash through structures.


Gameplay

The map has changed! The Rift Beacon at the Rec Center malfunctioned, causing an explosion that left a giant crater and created the Glitched Consumables.

  • Glitched Consumables can only be found at the crater.

Art and Animation

The Green Toy Wrap has been updated.

  • Because of this, owners of the Toy Soldiers Wraps bundle have been given the option to refund the bundle without the use of a Refund Token.

NOTE: Players have 30 days from their next login to redeem this refund.

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