Latest Fortnite Update Adds New LTM, Chiller Grenade, And More


The latest update for Fortnite has officially arrived, which means there are plenty of new goodies for Battle Royale players to enjoy! Chiller Grenades, the Solid Gold LTM, and more have come to the popular title, while other items have made their way to the vault.

For starters, the Chiller Grenade seems like a fun time. This adorable little explosive that is styled like the head of a snowman will act similar to an impulse grenade, in that it pushes players back. However, instead of just knocking them back, it gives them icy feet (also applies to vehicle wheels) for a total of seven seconds.

The Solid Gold Limited Time Mode is somewhat self-explanatory. All weapons dropped in this mode are of the Legendary variety, and the amount of materials received while gathering has been increased. Needless to say, all sorts of glorious battle awaits in this mode as players attempt to capture the Victory Royale.

As for the vault, a total of four different weapons have been taken from players. The Bolt-action Sniper Rifle, Burst Rifle, Heavy Shotgun, and SMG (Common, Uncommon, and Rare) have all gone the way of the Zapotron.

Creative Mode and Save the World have also been updated, bringing a few new items of their own to the mix. Those in Creative can now play around with adding Piano Keys and Music Blocks to their creations, while Save the World players can now take a look inside of Llamas before purchasing them. In addition to this, the Spectral Blade will be awarded to those who complete this week’s Frostnite Challenge.

As always, plenty of bug fixes have also been implemented, which should hopefully provide a better experience for all players. All of this is detailed in the patch notes below. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we approach the end of Season 7, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Are you excited to try out the Chiller Grenade in Fortnite Battle Royale? What other weapons or items should be vaulted? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7! Without further ado, check out some of the highlights from the patch notes below, with the full list being available right here:



All things that glitter are gold in this Limited Time Mode! All weapon spawns are Legendary with increased material gathering. Drop in now and earn that Victory Royale.

Mode Details

  • All weapon drops are Legendary.
  • Increased amount of materials received from gathering.


  • Chiller Grenade
    • The Chiller Grenade will knock players back, causing them to slide along the ground.
    • Allies, enemies, and vehicles hit with the Chiller Grenade will slip around with icy feet/wheels for a duration of 7 seconds.
    • Drops in stacks of 3.
      • Max stack size of 6.
    • Common rarity.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot and Vending Machines.
  • Cozy Campfire – Updated Visuals
    • We’ve updated the visual effects of Cozy Campfires to more clearly indicate when a campfire is in use or burnt out.
  • Vaulted
    • Bolt-action Sniper Rifle
    • Burst Rifle
    • Heavy Shotgun
    • SMG
      • Common, Uncommon, and Rare
  • Unvaulted
    • Suppressed SMG
      • Common, Uncommon, and Rare
  • Reduced the drop chance of Dual Pistol from floor loot from 2.24% to 1.38%.

Bug Fixes

  • Balloons no longer collide with vehicles.
    • This resolves an issue where vehicles could be damaged when using Balloons while on a vehicle.


  • Memory and networking optimization for Apples and Mushrooms.
  • Added unique vehicle specific messages in the feed when players are eliminated or downed.
  • Edit Delay
    • Re-enabled client-side editing improvements.
    • These were turned off in 7.20 due to an input bug they were causing.
  • Fixed Boogie Bombs not affecting players that are wearing the Sneaky Snowman when struck on exposed legs/feet.
  • Fixed Sneaky Snowman’s last charge breaking away right after applying if another Sneaky Snowman is present in a different inventory slot.
  • Fixed an issue where the glider would auto-deploy closer to the ground than expected when holding glider redeploy from the bus.
  • Fixed the X-4 Stormwing’s health bar occasionally not displaying.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in a Sneaky Snowman if it landed next to them.
  • Increased the amount of materials gained from looting Chests and Floor Loot from 20 to 30.
  • Increased the number of materials received from Supply Drops from 40 to 60.


  • The Guided Missile has been removed from Playgrounds.
  • Removed the Spiky Stadium Supply Drop.
    • This will remove the ability to loot the Spiky Stadium as well as Impulse Grenades.
    • This was done due to an issue that was sending players back to the Lobby.


  • New Tournament Added: Architect Pop-Up Cup (Solo, Duo, and Squads)
    • Settings from previous Pop-Up Cup tournaments still apply to this tournament.
    • Within this mode, player built structures can now be edited by any player, regardless of team status.
      • This is an experiment that we’d like to try out in this testing environment, but aren’t quite sure of the full impact. We’d love to hear feedback from your experiences playing with this change.
  • Tournaments may now feature leaderboards for each event session, highlighting top performers.
  • Participating in tournaments now requires a minimum account level of 10.


Bug Fixes

  • Smoothed out drops in framerate that could happen with large changes in view direction and rendered character counts.


  • Celebrate Super Bowl LIII with new Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots uniforms added to the Fourth Down Outfit set. Drop in and represent your favorite team!
    • All players who previously purchased the Fourth Down set will be granted these variants.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed weapon animations playing twice for each shot fired in replays.
  • Fixed an issue where camera/lens settings could display incorrect initial values.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to play an out of date replay selects another replay.
  • Fixed players appearing jittery while using Ziplines in replays.
  • Fixed Boombox music not playing when watching replays.


  • The Streamer Mode setting has been replaced with two separate settings:
    • Anonymous Mode
      • This will display your name as “Anonymous” to all players that are not in your squad.
      • Your account info will still be attached to reports submitted by other players using the Player Reporting feature.
    • Hide Other Player Names
      • This will display all other player names as “Player” unless they are in your squad.
    • Neither of these settings will be functional when playing in a Tournament match.

Bug Fixes

  • Party Invite Notifications will now appear when in the Game Mode select screen.  Accepting the invite from the notification will take you to the proper game mode and join the party.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause some party members to fail to matchmake with a “Version Mismatch” error if a party member joined, readied up, and matchmaking was started in rapid succession.


  • Mobile Controller support
    • Android: most of Bluetooth controller adapters, such as Steelseries Stratus XL, Gamevice, XBox1, Razer Raiju, and Moto Gamepad.
    • iOS: MFi controllers, such as Steelseries Nimbus and Gamevice.
    • Disabled phone vibration if a gamepad attached.
  • 60Hz on select Android models
    • We are rolling out 60Hz support (to be enabled in settings) on select Android devices. We have been working with our partners on optimizations and are rolling this out initially on the following specific models.
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (USA variant)
    • Huawei Honor View 20
    • Huawei Mate 20 X
  • Added audio visualization icons for vehicles and Balloons



  • Added an option to set edit permission per player on your Island.


  • New option to control respawn times.
    • Range 1 – 30 seconds.
  • New option added to end games.
    • The first team to reach a set number of eliminations wins.
      • Range 1 – 10 or Off.
  • New option added: “After Last Spawn Go To Team”
    • After running out of spawns in a game, you can now either become a spectator or be switched to a different team depending on the game’s settings.
    • Range includes “Spectator” and “Team 1 – 16”.
  • The Game Stats screen displayed after Creative games conclude now contains buttons for immediately restarting the game and restoring the Island.
  • Increased the speed that Islands load after a game.
  • Renamed “Game Modes” to “Score Preset” to better clarify what that option does.
  • When joining a game in progress, players are now put in spectator mode until the game ends.


  • Chiller Grenade added to Creative alongside its release to Battle Royale.
  • Removed Guided Missile.
  • Fixed the Wood Resource quantity to be consistent with the other material resources in the Creative Consumables screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the Six Shooter displayed incorrect rarity color in the Creative Weapons menu and game.
  • Fixed an issue where some Balloons would remain stuck in the air after being equipped.


  • Added a drop indicator when holding copied prefab assets or props in the sky, to better predict drop placement.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed cases where players had Creative permissions on Islands they did not own or have rights to.
  • Fixed an issue where sections of a prefab would disappear and reappear when copying with the Phone tool.
  • Fixed an issue where the Phone tool would occasionally disappear upon ending a game on a Creative island.


  • Added 6 Arctic Base Prefabs.
  • Added Arctic Base Galleries
  • Added a new Piano Key Gallery.
  • Added a Music Blocks Gallery.
  • Added an Ambient Gallery, which offers 8 color variance of Torches, Glow Sticks and Spotlights
  • Added a Challenge Gallery, which are new elements that disappear when ran through by the player. More functionality coming in future updates.
  • Added Random Chest and Ammo Box Gallery.
    • Spawn rates use the latest Battle Royale loot rates.
  • Added Windmill to the Farmstead Gallery.
  • Added additional Winter Village Building Color Gallery.
  • Added a Challenge Gallery, which are new props that disappear when ran through by the player. More functionality coming in future updates.
  • Torches now cast light with shadow casting disabled.


  • New Starting Inventory Device added,
    • Allows you to choose what players start within their inventory during games. Works just like the Item Spawner except items are not spawned but added to the player’s inventory at the start of games.
    • Assign a team to the device to give items to a specific team only.
  • New Barrier Zone added.
    • This is a zone you can place that creates collision barriers that prevent players from moving past them.
  • New Movement Modulator added.
    • Allows you to change the speed of a player or vehicle
    • Speed options are Super Slow, Very Slow, Slow, Normal, Fast, Very Fast, Super Fast
    • You can set a duration in seconds 3, 5, 10, 20, 30, 60, 120.
  • When an Item Spawner has finished spawning all of its items during a game, its visual effects turn off to indicate it’s dormant.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where elimination counts would not be correct for other teammates when playing in large team modes, Playgrounds, and Creative mode.
  • Fixed a crash related to Player Suggestions.
  • Fixed an additional potential input loss that could result from receiving a gift while viewing the Add Friends screen.
  • Fixed an issue where “Victory Royale” would occasionally fail to display at the end of a Creative game.
  • Fixed an issue where “Victory Royale” would occasionally be presented to the wrong player after a Creative game ends.
  • Fixed an issue where vehicles were displaying the damage stats of traps in the UI.
  • Fixed overlapping Seat Switch and Rotate buttons on the mobile platform.
  • Fixed an issue with a settings tooltip getting cut off screen.
  • Fixed an issue where mobile players did not have a dedicated button to fly downward, in Create mode.
  • Fixed an issue where players were prompted to ‘edit’ player built structures even though the setting to Block Building in Game was turned on.
  • Fixed an issue where players were shown build previews on player built structures though the Block Building in Game was turned on.


  • Optimized performance when using the Phone.
  • Fixed an issue where players would run into low frame rate and instability when placing a lot of torches, from the Castle prefab, in a small area.



  • Weekly Frostnite Challenge 5: Uncharted Territory
    • No maps or mini-maps.
      • Survive for 30 minutes three times to collect the Week 5 Challenge Banner.
      • Survive for 30 minutes to earn the Spectral Blade.
    • Available on January 30 at 7 PM Eastern Time.
  • Caches have been removed from Chests in Frostnite.

Bug Fixes

  • Increased the drop rate of quest items in the Canny Valley quest “Ray on a Rooftop”.
  • “Liner Notes” and “Encore” quest items now also spawn in higher-difficulty theaters.


  • X-Ray llamas have arrived!
    • Llamas in the X-Ray tab of the Item Shop will show all of their contents and upgrades without requiring a purchase.
    • X-Ray Llamas must be purchased one at a time.
    • X-Ray Llama contents will reset when the daily store refreshes.
    • Note: Choice packs will not appear in X-Ray Llamas.
  • New ammo icons in the inventory screen.
  • Updated the onboarding announcement popup to show a message informing players to bind any missing keybinds.
  • Updated the Repair the Shelter mission to only show the current health bar that is taking damage in the world instead of showing both the Shield and Shelter at the same time.
    • Shelters health bars are now visible from across the map.
  • Players can now craft certain items in bulk.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a hitch when navigating between Mission map nodes on the Mission Select map.


  • Several Heroes from past events have been added to the Collection Book.
    • This update includes Heroes who were previously only available in the Event Store and some quest Heroes.
    • Heroes from the Event store and Quests can be slotted, but cannot be recycled. These Heroes will not consume inventory space on your account.

Bug Fixes

  • When taking damage from the Wild Rift, the character should now play the correct flinch animations.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Ice King to have an incorrect pose in the lobby.
  • Fixed an incorrect tooltip with Lynx Kassandra
    • She is now properly classified as the Fleetfoot subclass with updated descriptions.
  • Fixed a bug where Lynx Kassandra was playing the wrong idle animation in the main menu.
  • Fixed an issue that granted players 30% building reduction instead of 20% with the perks Preplanning and Creative engineering.


  • Added Bulk Crafting.
    • Now multiple traps, ammo, and ingredients (Blast Powder and Duct Tape) can be crafted at the same time by selecting a quantity in the crafting interface.
      • These are crafted all at once, taking a single craft time to produce.
    • Players can also bulk craft Downtiered items
  • Added Grenade and Rocket launchers to the list of possible results for the Ranged Weapon Transform Key and the Weapon Transform Key.
    • This includes the Hydraulic and Scavenger Launchers).
  • The Jabberwocky Launcher has been added to the Weekly Store
    • Fires cannonballs that explode and break into three more explosive mini-cannonballs.
    • Available on January 30 at 7 PM Eastern Time until February 6 at 7 PM Eastern Time.
  • The Spectral Blade Sword will be available as a Frostnite Weekly Challenge reward.
    • Deals high sustained damage, with moderate impact.
    • Spectral Slash – Warp to the targeted enemy performing a spectral cleave, dealing heavy area damage which may stagger smaller enemies.
  • Leap Attack can now be used in the air and correctly interrupts basic attacks when used.


  • All Players now receive a message when a Storm Chest has been discovered.
  • Storm lightning strikes will now damage objects they hit, instead of destroying them.
  • Patrol Wards now protect against Storm lightning strikes.

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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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