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Fortnite 3.5 Update: What’s New, What’s Free & Problems



The Fortnite 3.5 update is now live across all systems adding a new Light Machine Gun, a new 50 vs 50 limited time play event and bringing a few Fortnite Battle Royale problems along with the new features and changes.

This is what you need to know about the Fortnite 3.5.2 update that is now live, and the downtime is complete.

Fortnite 50v50 Limited Time Mode

One of the biggest features in the Fortnite 3.5 update is the addition of a 50 vs 50 battle royale that allows you to team up with a giant squad and go for the win. You get double the ammo and you have the help of 49 other players as you dive into this epic showdown. This is live now and you can start playing.

Free Fortnite Gifts

Claim your free Fortnite Battle Pass Stars.

Claim your free Fortnite Battle Pass Stars.

We already showed you how to get your free Back Bling as part of the apology for the Fortnite Battle Royale downtime, and now you can collect another set of gifts that will help you level up.

  • Battle Royale – 20 Battle Pass Stars
  • Save the World – 1600 Seasonal Gold

This will allow you to unlock a few levels in Battle Royale so you get more gear before Fortnite Season 4 starts.

Fortnite Light Machine Gun

Be on the lookout for the new Fortnite LMG.

Be on the lookout for the new Fortnite LMG.

You can now grab an insane new Fortnite gun that packs a 100 round magazine and a crazy rate of fire. The new Fortnite Light Machine Gun in Fortnite Battle Royale, will allow you to pin down the enemy and keep them suppressed without reloading.

Fortnite Battle Royale 2XP Weekend

While you look to level up to tier 100 to finish out your Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass, you can enjoy double XP. Starting now through Sunday April 22nd you will earn 2X experience while playing Battle Royale.

Fortnite V 3.5 Changes

In addition to the new gun and double XP events, here are the changes that are part of the Fortnite V3.5 update that is live now.

  • Resiliency improvements to help prevent extended downtime.
  • Fix for a high-frequency crash on Xbox One
  • Peeking is being reverted back to how it functioned prior to v3.5.
    • This should solve the issue causing players to accidentally shoot their own structures while trying to peek. More info here.

When you play the game next you will see these changes implemented on your device.

New Fortnite Problems with V3.5 Update

Epic is aware of an increase in server crashes with the FOrnite V3.5 update. It is under investigation and they will announce the results on Twitter when they know more.

You can also view the list of known Fortnite issues on Trello and check out our tips on how to solve common Fortnite problems.

3 Reasons to Buy Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass & 2 Reasons Not To

Get the Skins & Loot Before They Are Gone

Fortnite Battle Royale Season 3 Battle Pass 950 V Bucks

If you want the Fortnite Battle Royale skins, loot and gear that are part of the Season 3 Battle Pass, you need to complete these tiers while this season is in progress. 

Once Fortnite Battle Royale Season 3 ends on April 30th, you will no longer be able to get these items, even if you keep playing. This is a limited time offer and after it ends you won't be able to get the John Wick Fortnite Battle Royale skin, new gliders, the Rust Lord outfit, new icons, emoticons and XP boosts that are connected to this season. 

You can see some of the Fortnite Battle Royale Season 3 Battle Pass rewards in the video above. You can browse through the rewards in the game or on the Fortnite website. 

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