New Fortnite Update Brings Skull Trooper Costume, Quad Launcher and More


A new update for Fortnite has been released and it comes with a new game mode, a cool new weapon and also brings back one of the best costumes that ever came to the game, Skull Trooper. All the items are now present in the game and players can now purchase the complete set and try out the new weapon and the limited time game mode.

The costume in focus in Skull Trooper which is part of the ‘Skull Squad Gear’. The Skull Squad gear also features additional items detailed below.

  • Skull Trooper (Outfit)
  • Skull Ranger (Outfit)
  • Crypt Cruiser (Glider)
  • Skull Sickle (Pickaxe)
  • Ghost Portal (Back Bling)

All items are available in the item shop except for the Ghost Portal back bling which must be earned by completing a special set of challenges.

Apart from the Skull Squad set, the new update is bring an all new weapon ‘Quad Launcher’ for the Battle Royale, ‘Noble Launcher’ for Save the Wolrd and a new timed game mode called Disco Domination.

Noble Launcher

Noble Launcher is a powerful launcher exclusive for Save the World which allows you to fire a beam of piercing energy at your enemies for maximum crowd control.


Quad Launcher

Quad Launcher is a big rocket launcher which packs quite a punch. It uses normal rockets for ammo but can four fire rockets in one go at your enemies which can make it very difficult for enemies to get out of its way. Check the video below for a demonstration.

Disco Domination


Disco Domination is a limited timed mode and it is all about dancing. In this mode, players will win by dancing on special dance floors that will appear throughout the map. Players will be divided in two teams of 50 and respawn will be on until the last storm cycle which is the third one.

Players will need to use any emote on these dance floors to dance and raise the disco ball in the center of the floor to capture the dance floor. No enemies should be present on it to capture it. Having more players on the disco floor will help in it being captured much more quickly.

As the dance is captured, it will start filling the team’s dance bar at the top of the screen. The first team to fill its bar will win the game. The bar will stop filling if an enemy player steps on it or the storm is moving.

As the match progresses, the dance meter will fill up with more speed allowing the lagging team equal opportunity to make a comeback. Players will not be able to build on these dance floors or use items such as forts or other things. However, they will be allowed to build around the dance floor to protect it from enemy invasion.

Apart from this, players will be able to redeploy their gliders anytime while falling down. The mode also uses 50vs50 levels of loot and resources. This is a limited time event only so players interested in the mode can jump in the action right now and play until its lasts.

Other than these major changes and additions, the new patch also adds tons of other game improvements, fixes and changes. We have detailed the official patch notes below for all these changes so you can check them out.

Weapons and Items

Quad Launcher

  • Fire up to four lobbed rockets in quick succession.
  • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
  • 80/84 base damage per rocket.
  • 300 unit explosion radius.
  • Can be found in chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

The Port-a-Fortress has returned and can be looted in-game.

  • Port-a-Fortress availability lowered from 2.43% to 1.83%.

Loot drop rate adjustments

  • Decreased common Pistol drop chance from 5.8% to 5.47%
  • Increased Epic Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.33% to 0.42%
  • Decreased Rare Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.92% to 0.71%
  • Increased Epic Heavy Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.33% to 0.4%
  • Increased Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle drop chance from 0.07% to 0.13%
  • Decreased Rare Grenade Launcher drop chance from 1.45% to 0.99%
  • Increased Epic Rocket Launcher drop chance from 0.59% to 0.66%
  • Increased Legendary Rocket Launcher drop chance from 0.08% to 0.21%
  • Increased Epic Guided Missile drop chance from 0.11% to 0.2%
  • Increased Legendary Guided Missile drop chance from 0.03% to 0.05%


Bug Fixes

  • Removed a change that was inadvertently introduced in v6.01 which caused Bonesy to bark more than was intended.
  • Fixed an issue that caused moving circles to be closer to the previous safezone than intended.


  • Fixed some hitches on Switch caused by blocking loads of UI data.
  • Increased the texture pool size on Xbox One, which should avoid some issues with blurry textures and improve rendering performance.

Art and Animation

  • Skull Trooper styles have a visual issue when viewing the Outfit from the Locker.
  • The Outfit still appears properly in-game.
  • This issue will be fixed next patch.

Apart from the Battle Royale mode, Save the World is also getting some changes and fixes. Check them out below.

Weapons and Items

Noble Launcher has returned to the Weekly Store.

  • Heavy launcher that fires a wave of piercing energy.
  • Can be fired normally for a narrow half tile wide pulse, or charged for a 1 tile wide or 1.5 tile wide blast.
  • Available Wednesday, Oct 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time until Wednesday, Oct 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Vindertech Disintegrator Shotgun has returned and is available in the Weekly Store.

  • Energy shotgun that fires an explosive ball of plasma, dealing high damage in a small area.
  • Available Wednesday, Oct 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time until Wednesday, Oct 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Let us know in the comments section below whether you will be jumping in the new game mode or not.

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Founder of GamesHedge, Umair enjoys a wide variety of video games ranging from RPGs to racing games. Currently busy with The Crew Motorfest and Kingdom Rush 5: Alliance.

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