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PS4 Patch: May 2, 2019

Featuring New Third Person ADS Arcade Mode, EMP Crossbow Changes, Macho Crate Release, and Numerous Bug Fixes.

*NOTE (May 2, 4PM PDT): Today's patch notes have been updated to include BOTH additional bug fixes that made it into this update, as well as a hotfix going out this afternoon to fix several new live issues that occurred post-update (including the missing in-game Leaderboards and the incorrect Battle Pass season countdown timer).


PS4 servers will be coming offline at the below times for each region for an estimated 2-hour maintenance to bring you the latest game update:


  • New Arcade Mode: Third Person ADS
    • Third Person ADS will run as a Solos Arcade Mode using the traditional BR Solos ruleset from May 2 through May 23.
  • EMP Crossbow Balance: Overall Damage and EMP effect range have been significantly reduced 
    • EMP Crossbow explosive damage to players has been reduced by 40%
    • The EMP splash range disabling vehicles has been reduced by 65%
    • The EMP explosive range dealing damage to players has been reduced by 10%
    • These EMP Crossbow tuning adjustments were implemented based on direct player feedback from our in-game surveys, forums and more. Thanks to all who provided feedback!
  • The Macho Crate is now available! Drop-and-rock with the Macho LMG, ARV, or parachute - you can preview all the new items directly in-game.
  • Players can now use throwables immediately after going from prone to crouch.
  • EMP grenades now cause vehicle warning sound effects and HUD elements to trigger.

Bug Fixes

  • Camera orientation is now maintained when aiming down site as a passanger in a vehicle.
  • When spectating, the spectated player's position is now shown on the mini-map.
  • Player health bars now remain accurate even when a spectating player quits.
  • Players carrying no items who are killed while in a vehicle no longer drop an empty loot bag.
  • Backdrop on Main Menu no longer occasionally disappears after exiting a match.
  • Play button is now hidden for members of a team who aren't the leader.
  • "Hunter in BR" challenge can no longer be completed via suicide.
  • Mashing X button when purchasing crates should no longer freeze the UI.
  • Wildstyle Marauder Icon color scheme is now consistent with the weapon model.
  • Removed broken text string that was displayed at the bottom of the Exchange item screen.
  • Fixed "Go for Ride" challenge description to more accurately reflect the requirements.
  • Fixed typo on End Screen UI that said "Damages" instead of "Damage."
  • Fixed cut-off text for "Assisted By" on the player elimination UI pop-up.
  • Urban pants no longer clip through footwear on female characters.
  • Optimized the process of finding and selecting a match, significantly reducing the time spent on the "Match Found" screen before starting a match.
  • Fixed an issue that could prohibit the ability to switch between team members when spectating
  • Gas ring no longer does damage to players who are near (but not in) the edge.
  • Characters no longer get stuck when entering a game while opening a crate.
  • Players no longer get stuck in game when eliminated immediately after interrupting the quit match timer.
  • Fixed Molotovs floating when player is killed while throwing.
  • Reload animations are no longer skipped when moving the camera close to walls or objects.
  • Grenade throwing arc no longer disappears at distance.
  • Players can now pick up weapons that were dropped on destroyed camping tents.
  • Picked up weapons now disappear from the world more quickly.
  • Dropped items now reach the ground regardless of the players distance from the ground.
  • Reloading while aiming down sights with a structure directly above the players head no longer breaks the reload animation.
  • Boost visual effect no longer persists after ceasing its use while in a vehicle.
  • Removed problematic spawn points from Combat Training.
  • After dropping an RPG and equipping a throwable, RPG model no longer incorrectly reappears in players hands.
  • Revive prompt no longer occasionally persists after successfully reviving a teammate.
  • The user interface no longer malfunctions when attempting to open certain windows by pressing two inputs simultaneously, such as Attendance and Challenges.
  • Settings can now be accessed while the death screen is showing in modes where you can respawn.
  • End screens now properly display mission results and tier records.
  • End screen progress bars now animate as intended.
  • D-pad UI no longer covers up party member’s face when joining a party.
  • Voice chat HUD is now displayed properly in spectate mode.
  • Killing a teammate with a grenade no longer counts towards challenges.
  • Fixed numerous issues where certain Challenges would not gain progress under expected conditions.
  • Fixed numerous space, formatting, and text issues across the entire user interface.
  • Corrected “Gather Around 4” challenge icon.

May 2 Hotfix - Bug Fixes

  • Re-enabled in-game Leaderboards in Fort Destiny.
  • Set Battle Pass Season end date back to previous value.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause players to enter Third Person ADS outside of Arcade Mode through a very timing-specific input sequence.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause players to enter a First Person viewpoint with a throwable appearing to float.
  • "The Survivor" challenge is no longer incorrectly completed by getting second place.
  • Fixed several crates displaying incorrect images.