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Fortnite Update 8.51 Introduces The Shadow Bomb Item

Epic Games has released a new software update for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, changes made to the free-to-play battle royale game seeing it now on version 8.51.

The headline addition is the new Shadow Bomb, to which the developer explains: “Become one with the shadows! Engulf yourself in darkness with this new item, becoming invisible to enemies, increasing your speed, and allowing the ability to perform double jumps.”

Aside from that, the developer has corrected the sound effects for Jetpacks, and an error with the Victory Royale UI animation appearing for all players in Limited Time Modes.

Fortnite Update Version 8.51 Patch Notes

Weapons and Items

Shadow Bomb

  • Shrouds yourself in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies.
  • 6-second duration
  • User becomes more visible to others near the end of the effect.
  • Increases your movement speed, provides the ability to double jump, and wall jump.
  • Players are unable to attack, build, or loot while under the effects of the Shadow Bomb.
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Can hold a maximum of 6
  • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.

Gameplay

Bug Fixes & Improvements
Sound effects for Jetpacks were occasionally playing much louder than they should be.

UI

Bug Fixes & Improvements
The Victory Royale UI animation was displaying for all players in Limited Time Modes with respawning enabled.

Fortnite is now available to download for free on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

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