Fortnite: Battle Royale gets its first patch, re-balancing weapons

Epic Games has released the first patch for Fortnite: Battle Royale. According to the release notes, this patch mainly re-balances some of the weapons and comes with various fixes that have been reported by the community.

Going into more details, this patch addresses issues that prevented players joining lobbies, resolves a couple of server crashes, and fixes an issue that caused a party to be unjoinable after the Host had left it.

This patch will be auto-downloaded from Epic’s Games Launcher, and you can read its complete changelog below.

Fortnite: Battle Royale – Patch 1.6.4 Release Notes


  • Balance
    • Adjustments to Assault Rifle.
      • White
        • Increased maximum accuracy by 10%.
        • Increased minimum accuracy by 22%.
        • Increased reload rate by 10%.
      • Green
        • Increased maximum accuracy by 8%.
        • Increased minimum accuracy by 20%.
        • Increased reload rate by 8%.
      • Blue
        • Increased maximum accuracy by 5%.
        • Increased minimum accuracy by 17%.
        • Increased reload rate by 5%.
      • Purple
        • Increased maximum accuracy by 3%.
        • Increased minimum accuracy by 14%.
        • Increased reload rate by 3%.
      • Orange
        • Increased minimum accuracy by 11%.
    • Optimal accuracy is achieved by aiming while crouching without movement.
  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Fixed an issue that caused a party to be unjoinable after the Host had left it.
    • Fixed issues with players joining lobbies.
    • Fixed a couple of server crashes.