Save the World Cosmetic Update #2

Posted by Twigsby on 8/23/2019

Hey Fortnite Community,

Get ready to harvest in style!  We’re happy to announce that Pickaxes are coming to the Locker in Save the World with the v10.20 update. Pickaxe selection will be added to the Locker tab, giving you the ability to customize your harvesting tool with any Pickaxe in your collection, from both Save the World and Battle Royale.  Additionally, you’ll be granted cosmetic versions of every Pickaxe that you’ve unlocked in Save the World; these Pickaxes can be used in every game mode (i.e. Save the World, Battle Royale, Creative).

Pickaxes will have a few issues to start with, but over time we’ll resolve the following known issues:
  • When you select a Style for Pickaxes, the default Style is displayed in the Locker, rather than the style you selected.  However, this is purely visual and the correct style will be displayed when you are in zone.
  • The Banner Pickaxe Emblematic uses the banner icon and color you have selected in Battle Royale, not in Save the World.
  • Not all reactive Pickaxes will “react” just yet in Save the World.  We have to address these issues case-by-case and determine what conditions should activate them.  Most of these are tied to player damage, eliminations, or survival in Battle Royale, which won’t translate correctly into Save the World.  Wherever we can find a parallel system to use, we will; if there’s no clear parallel, we have to re-evaluate what we can do for specific reactive Pickaxes.
  • When players launch into a zone within the first five seconds of the lobby countdown, they may end up with Battle Royale’s default Pickaxe instead of their cosmetic selection.  We’ve already put in a partial fix, but we’re still tracking down the final cause to fix it completely.

What about Weapon Wraps?

We’re making good progress on Weapon Wraps. There’s still a lot of art-work required to make to make every weapon look great with Wraps.  We have a vast collection of different weapons, and want to spend time setting them up and polishing them so that each one feels unique and works with the Wrap system. We’re still hard at work on this feature, and estimate they won’t be ready until after the start of the next Season.

Melee Weapon Wraps?

We haven’t forgotten about melee!  Melee Weapon Wraps require both additional code support and art passes on the entire Melee Weapon collection.  Wraps are an extremely cool feature and we want to make sure that they look good on every weapon that they can be applied to, especially melee.  We’re pushing forward to get this added and will release Melee Weapon Wraps alongside Ranged Weapon Wraps, or shortly after.

We’ll have more information in a future blog about the rest of cosmetic Locker support.