Fortnite Season 6 Patch Notes Preview

Fortnite Season 6 is ready to launch this coming Thursday the 27th. While there hasn’t been much information on the coming season, Epic has released the initial patch notes, which gives us some insight on what to expect.

The Patch Notes are as follows:

Season 6 – v6.00

  • Footstep sounds
    • More contrast between above/below steps.
      • We want this to be easier to determine on the fly, especially while other sounds are playing (gunfire, harvesting, etc).
    • More high frequency audio content to improve your ability to pinpoint the location of steps, and to prevent them from getting drowned out during intense combat.
  • Glider audio tells
    • Increased awareness when an enemy is gliding in your vicinity.
      • Doppler-based glider audio for incoming threats. This will create that “car passing by” effect when a player glides over top of you.
      • Improved spatialization of both skydiving and gliding players.
      • Ability to hear the open/close sounds of gliders from further away.

During Season 6

  • A system to add audio tells for in-air movement options (falling, Bouncers, Shockwave Grenades, etc).
    • In Fortnite there are a lot of options for players who want to send themselves flying through the air. We want to add sound to players as they fly.
    • This will provide additional tactical information and reduce cases where a player launches behind you without you knowing it.
    • Better info to help you predict where your enemy may approach from.
  • Discover and address cases where sounds don’t play at all.
    • Due to the chaotic nature of the game, sometimes important cues fail to play or are lost in the mix. We’re working on identifying and fixing cases where this occurs.

It look like at this point, many of the changes will be “quality of life” type changes. As someone who regularly can’t tell if someone is above or below them, I appreciate some of the changes that Epic is making.

There will undoubtedly be a large number of other updates to the world, as well as skins, gliders etc.

We’ve also included the teaser video just released by Epic.

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