Fortnite V8.20 Patch Notes Confirm New Foraged Items And Bug Fixes


Today’s the day, folks.

Fortnite v8.20 is about to go live – downtime begins 9 am UTC today, March 29th, so the wheels are already in motion – and with it comes a slew of exciting new content, including poison dart traps and a limited-time mode known as ‘The Floor is Lava’.

From what we can tell, this fiery LTM does exactly what it says on the tin; players must hold the high ground and be the last ones standing, otherwise they’ll plummet into the depths of Fortnite‘s newly-unveiled volcano. Epic Games community coordinator MrPopoTFS also took to Reddit (h/t Fortnite Insider) to detail all of the many bug fixes included with update V8.20.

There are also new foraged items to peruse – namely Peppers, Bananas and Coconuts – each of which grants players with a little health boost, along with a variety of perks. They’ll be limited to their respective biomes, so don’t expect to find many bananas beyond the tropical biome. Ditto for Peppers, which appear to be exclusive to the game’s sun-kissed deserts.

Circling back to those bug fixes, though, and we’ve compiled all of the tweaks that will soon go live. There’s quite a lot to digest, but let’s just say budding pirates will no longer be sent careering out of a Fortnite cannon in the wrong direction. It was hilarious and at times instantly meme-worthy, but also pretty damn frustrating.

Here’s the full breakdown:

  • Fixed an issue where Clingers were damaging players through walls when stuck to another player.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Glider item pickups from displaying their stack count.
  • Smoothed out the motion of grenade projectile trajectories, which were lagging behind by a tick.
  • Balloon Fixes
  • Entering a vehicle no longer plays the release sound of balloons if you have no balloons.
  • The balloon rope will no longer remain on your back when you run out of balloons.
  • Pirate Cannon Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where players were flying out of a Pirate Cannon in a different direction than expected.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the ability to enter a Pirate Cannon when close to other geometry.
  • Fixed the ability for players to finely tune Pirate Cannon’s ability to aim side to side.
  • Fixed an issue causing Buried Treasure to spawn loot on the Starting Island.

Fortnite has been taken offline in anticipation of V8.20, and we’ll bring you all the latest as soon as Epic’s shooter is back in business.