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The Fortnite x Batman event has kicked off in celebration of the Bat’s 80th anniversary

By Stephany Nunneley,
Saturday, 21 September 2019 14:28 GMT

Fortnite players can heed the call of the Bat-Signal from today through October 6.

The Fortnite x Batman limited-time event has kicked off in celebration of the Bat’s 80th anniversary.

Upon spawning in, you will find a Rift Zone has brought Gotham City to Fortnite. So don your Batman cape with the power of Glider Redeploy and become the Dark Knight.

During the event you will take on Challenges available until October 1. Completing these Challenges will earn you free rewards from the Welcome to Gotham City Challenge Bundle, including the Catwing Glider.

As datamining suggested, weapons included in the Fortnite x Batman event are the Batman Grapnel Gun and Explosive Batarang.

You can also acquire the Batman Caped Crusader Pack, which includes a Batman Comic Book Outfit and The Dark Knight Movie Outfit. There are individual Batman-themed items too, and Catwoman outfit.

Check out screens of the weapons and skins below.

The Batman cross-over event comes alongside Fortnite v10.31. The patch notes below provide more details on the event, and note the addition of the Party Hub to the game.

Fortnite v10.31 Battle Royale patch notes

What’s New

Party Hub

  • Hang with friends while you’re on the go so the party never stops. See who’s online, party up, and play together. (Or just voice chat)

Weapons and Items

  • Batman Grapnel Gun
    • Available in Mythic variant.
    • Found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
    • The Batman Grapnel Gun comes with 10 charges. A charge is consumed each time the player is launched.
    • When the grappling hook from the Batman Grapnel Gun impacts something in the environment, the owner will be launched in a flat arc towards the point of impact.
    • At the apex of the launch, the player will deploy the Bat Cape, which can be used like any other Glider to traverse great distances.
  • Explosive Batarang
    • Available in Mythic variant.
    • Found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
    • Drops in stacks of 5.
    • Max stack size is 10.
    • This consumable item is thrown out in a relatively flat arc. It will home in towards opponents.
    • The projectile explodes when in close proximity to an opponent.
      • Explosion damage:
        • 50 damage to players.
        • 200 damage to the environment.
    • If the Explosive Batarang impacts the environment, it will stick to the spot where it lands. At that point, it behaves as a proximity mine, exploding when opponents come too close to it.
      • An Explosive Batarang that has impacted the environment can be disarmed and picked up by both the player who threw it or their allies.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue involving the Star Wand and AC/DC Pickaxes not doing the intended amount of damage.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, these Pickaxes have been re-enabled.

Gameplay

  • Gotham City
    • As part of the Fortnite x Batman crossover, a Rift Zone has turned Tilted Town into Gotham City!
    • This POI gives players unlimited Glider Redeploy. Just like a real Super Hero, you won’t need to be afraid of heights!
    • Final Storm Circles will not occur here (in core and Arena modes).
  • Final Storm Circles will no longer occur at the following locations (in core and Arena modes):
    • Moisty Palms
    • Greasy Grove
    • Retail Row
    • Pressure Plant

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue in which Ziplines could give players an unintended effect.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, Ziplines have been re-enabled.
  • When a player is eliminated, their damage towards the Storm Surge threshold will no longer be removed from their remaining teammates’ total.

Accessibility

Support-a-Creator codes can now be used for real-money offers in-game.

  • More information on this will be available in a blog post later this week.
  • Please note: For any Packs that contain V-Bucks, the revenue share will be applied to the Creator code that is entered when the V-Bucks from that pack are spent.

Mobile

  • Party Hub 
    • Connect with Fortnite friends on the go so the party never stops. See who’s online, party up, and jump in-game together on any platform. (Or just voice chat!)
    • Want to hang with friends in-game while you’re out and about? Now you can take the party with you! For more information, check out our FAQ here.
  • Multitasking 
    • This new feature allows you to you use two apps at once on supported iPads! Supported iPad models include:
      • iPad Pro
      • iPad (5th generation and later)
      • iPad Air 2 and later
      • iPad mini 4 and later
    • By enabling Multitasking, all iPads will have the ability to rotate the screen orientation to enter Portrait Mode.
      • If you don’t want to play in Portrait mode, enable Rotate Lock on your iPad.

Recap

From server on September 13

  • Resolved an issue involving some Mission objectives not measuring progress.

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