Fortnite Update v8.51 Brings New Shadow Bomb, Gameplay Fixes, and More; Full Set of Patch Notes Detailed

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Epic Games have announced and detailed the latest patch to hit their critically acclaimed and wildly successful Battle Royale title, Fortnite.

The latest update doesn’t bring a ton of new changes, fixes, or new limited time modes to try, but it does come with some noteworthy mentions. One of the biggest additions to the game is the new shadow bomb which lets you become one with the shadows! In addition to the new shadow bomb, we also got some new gameplay fixes, UI changes, and more.

Check out the full set of patch notes for Fortnite update v8.51 down below:



Shadow Bomb
Become one with the shadows! Engulf yourself in darkness with this new item, becoming invisible to enemies, increasing your speed, and allowing the ability to perform double jumps.


  • Shadow Bomb
    • Shrouds yourself in shadow, briefly becoming invisible to enemies.
      • 6-second duration
      • User becomes more visible to others near the end of the effect.
      • Increases your movement speed, provides the ability to double jump, and wall jump.
        • Players are unable to attack, build, or loot while under the effects of the Shadow Bomb.
    • Rarity: Uncommon
    • Can hold a maximum of 6
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Supply Llamas.


Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Sound effects for Jetpacks were occasionally playing much louder than they should be.


Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • The Victory Royale UI animation was displaying for all players in Limited Time Modes with respawning enabled.

Fortnite Battle Royale is now available to play on all platforms for free!

Source: Epic Games