Fortnite Patch 3.5 Update Rundown: Port-a-Fort, Replay Mode, 50v50 & More

Fortnite Patch 3.5 updates the battle royale slugfest with the port-a-fort grenade and replay mode. It also brings back 50v50 matches, while fixing a ton of bugs and glitches. Click through to see what you can expect from Fortnite's newest patch.

Another week brings another Fortnite update in the form of Patch 3.5, which adds the much-anticipated (and perhaps completely game-changing) Port-a-Fort grenade. On top of that, the patch update also sees the addition of Replay Mode, as well as the return of limited-time 50v50 matches. 

Here's all the important stuff you need to know. 

Port-a-Fort Releases With Patch 3.5

Yesterday, we released a nifty guide on how to get and use Port-a-Fort grenades in Fortnite, but here's the skinny on what they actually do. Basically, Port-a-Fort grenades allow you to instantly build a sniper's perch wherever you throw them. No longer will you have to spend precious time actually building a tower. Instead, you can spend more time positioning yourself for that oh, so sweet Victory Royale...

If you can get your hands on the grenades, that is. As of this writing, it's not known how rare Port-a-Fort grenades are in Fortnite, but it's safe to assume they won't just be lying around the battlefield. Odds are, they'll be highly sought after and found in loot boxes and/or vending machines in high-traffic areas around the map. So be ready for a fight. 

Capturing Highlights With Fortnite's Replay Mode

Patch 3.5 will also see the inclusion of Replay Mode, which allows players to easily capture in-game highlights, as well as any other funny Fortnite moments or glitches they might encounter on the way to Victory Royale. Players will also be able to fully customize their replays by highlighting themselves or other players, switching perspectives, and adding camera effects to further enhance their highlight reels.  

If you're looking for some tips and tricks on how best to use it, check our Replay Mode guide here

Fortnite's replay suite includes the following features: 

  • Variable replay speeds
  • Player outlines and nameplates
  • Adjustable camera settings 
    • Exposure
    • Aperture
    • Focal Length
    • Focus Distance
  • Five camera modes
    • Third-Person 
    • Drone Follow
    • Drone Attach
    • Drone Free
    • Gameplay

According to Epic Games, Fortnite's Replay Mode will only be available on console and PC for the time being. There is currently no word if Fortnite Mobile players will eventually have access to the mode, although we'll update this guide if it becomes available. 

Changing Up the 50v50 Formula

Although it's still a limited-time event, Fortnite's 50v50 mode also makes a return in Patch 3.5. Called 50v50 v2, this is a slightly tweaked version of the survival mode that:

  • Fixes a few bugs and glitches
  • Modifies loot algorithms and spawns
  • Adds "Builder Pro" controller configs for consoles
  • Adjusts the storm and map, showing the final storm circle at start
  • Adds new Squad Comms Wheel to communicate without voice 

Worthy of note is that although daily and weekly challenges will still be tallied in this particular 50v50 mode, profile statistics and squad challenges won't be tracked

You can check out the entire v3.5 Patch Notes for more in-depth info on specific changes such as item availability, spawn rates, and bug fixes to the game's UI on Fortnite's website. 


Looking for all of Fortnite's vending machine locations? Wondering where all the hidden gnomes are? Make sure to check out all of our Fortnite guides here

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Published Apr. 11th 2018

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