Fortnite Battle Royale Adds Buried Treasure

A new update is now available for Fortnite, bringing Epic's survival game to version 8.01, and these Patch Notes have the details on all that this adds or changes. This includes a new limited time modes and new tournament events. Perhaps most significant is the addition of buried treasure to Battle Royale mode, a new feature they hope everyone will dig. Word is: "Follow the map to uncover hidden loot across the island! Find the X that marks the spot and get to digging." The following entry explains more, including details on some drop rate changes:
WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Buried Treasure
    • It’s a map that is used to track down buried chests on the map.
    • Chests contain a trove of legendary loot.
    • X marks the spot! The chest must be dug up using a pickaxe.
    • There is a limit of one map held at a time.
    • Legendary Rarity.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot and Chests.
  • Reduced Infantry Rifle availability
    • Reduced the chance of receiving an Infantry Rifle from Chests from 14.41% to 13.39%
    • Reduced the chance of receiving an Infantry Rifle from Floor Loot from 2.41% to 2.24%
  • Reduced Clinger availability
    • Reduced the chance of receiving Clinger’s from Chests from 9.42% to 5.52%
    • Reduced the chance of receiving Clinger’s from Floor Loot from 1.27% to 1.02%
  • Vaulted
    • Bottle Rockets