Fortnite update 1.78 for PS4 and Xbox One is now rolling out for players. According to the official Fortnite 1.78 patch notes, the new hotfix has added fixes for issues related to framerate drop, lag, stuttering, crashing, server performance, and more. Apart from this, Fortnite version 1.78 also includes stability and performance improvements. Previously, an update was released with the High Stakes event, weapon balancing, and other gameplay changes. Unfortunately, after the last update, many players are experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game on the consoles. Today’s Fortnite 1.78 update is expected to fix all these issues.

A new content update (v5.40) with a new weapon (Suppressed Assault Rifle), a new event, and other changes will be available later today. According to the Suppressed Assault Rifle description, the new gun is a “silenced weapon that rewards precision aiming.”

Fortnite 1.78 Patch Notes for PS4 (Updated)

New Content Update (v5.40)

Suppressed Assault Rifle (Battle Royale)
Take down your enemies quickly and quietly with this new Assault Rifle that rewards precision over rapid-fire.

Field Agent Rio (Save the World)
Phase into battle with the new Mythic Outlander.

Weekly Horde Challenge 6 (Save the World)
Shields won’t help you this time! Take on even more aggressive Husks with Week 6 of the Horde Challenge.

Battle Royale Changes in Fortnite update 1.78

LIMITED TIME MODE: THE GETAWAY

Bug Fixes

  • Players in the Getaway LTM can no longer land on the van without building.
  • Reduced the Victory music at the end of a match.
  • Jewel will no longer appear in inventory hotbar after being put in the Down-But-Not-Out state.
  • Player models will no longer get stuck under the van after winning a match.
  • Player models and items will no longer fall to the ground after winning a match.
  • Enforcer Outfit no longer appears distorted to other clients from certain distances.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Suppressed Assault Rifle Added.
    • Sneaky weapon that rewards trigger discipline with precision.
    • Can be found in Vending Machines, floor loot, Treasure Chests, and Supply Drops.
      • Available in Epic and Legendary Variants.
        • 32/33 damage per shot.
  • Vaulted Drum Gun

PERFORMANCE

  • Sub-Region Matchmaking added for Southeast Asia.

Save The World Fortnite version 1.78

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Weekly Horde Challenge 6 is now available:
    • This week, deploy your portable Fort against hordes of assassin Husks – and players have no shields!
    • Earn Field Agent Rio for the first-time completion.
    • This challenge is also repeatable for Event Tickets.

HEROES

  • New Mythic Outlander – Field Agent Rio, has been added to the Weekly Horde Challenge.
    • Features new Subclass – Rook
      • New Perk – Phase Cannon: Phase Shifting empowers the equipped ranged weapon causing the next shot fired to shoot a Phase projectile which pierces enemies and deals 60 base energy damage. Switching or holstering weapons removes the effect.

Bug Fixes

  • Mythic Ninja: Bladestorm Enforcer no longer appears distorted to other clients at certain distances.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Wraith Assault Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
    • A silenced assault rifle with excellent headshot damage that maintains impressive accuracy when fired in controlled bursts.
    • Equipped with a suppressor that greatly reduces the distance that enemies hear gunshots.
    • Available Wednesday, September 12 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, September 19 at 8 PM ET.

General Game Changes

  • Added fixes for crashing issues with Fortnite version 1.78.
  • Fixed some stuttering and lag issues.
  • Fortnite 1.78 has added performance and stability improvements.
  • Added various other minor fixes with Fortnite version 1.78.
  • Various UI fixes and changes.

Fortnite update 1.78 for PS4 and Xbox One is now available for download.