Fortnite update brings Clinger grenade, mobile control tweaks


The clinger grenade sticks to players and objects.
Photo: Epic Games

Fortnite’s latest content update is rolling out now with a new Clinger grenade, a tweak for mobile controls, and a long list of bug fixes and performance improvements. Epic has also added the ability to claim refunds for purchased items — but you can only claim so many.

Fortnite Battle Royale has been a huge success on iOS since it made its debut in March. Epic is reported to have made $25 million from the mobile version of the game during its first month alone and is on track to cash in $500 million over the course of this year.

To keep Fortnite feeling fresh and ensure players keep playing, Epic rolls out weekly updates that add new content. This week’s update, version 3.6, brings a new Clinger grenade and more.

Fortnite version 3.6 comes with a bang

The new Clinger grenade is an explosive like the existing hand grenade, but it sticks to players and surfaces. It detonates 2.5 seconds after it has been stuck, and you can carry up to 10 in one item slot. Here are the details:

  • Stats:
    • Rarity: Uncommon
    • Location: Floor Loot, Supply Drops, Supply Llamas, Treasure Chests
    • Explosion Delay (once attached to target): 2.5 seconds
    • Player Damage: 100
    • Structure Damage: 200
    • Radius: 1 Tile
    • Max Stack Size: 10
    • Pickup Stack Size: 3
  • Stick this grenade to an enemy and wait for it to explode after a short duration!
    • Cannot explode in the air
  • Will cling to any surface or player hit
  • Will detonate early if a structure it is attached to is destroyed

Epic has also made some changes (all good ones) to the minigun, crossbow, and sniper rifles.

Mobile controls and bug fixes

Fortnite players on mobile can now take advantage of a new fire button on the right side of their screens, which can be activated from within the settings menu. Sadly, there is still no support for wireless game controllers, and no word on when that will arrive.

Epic has also added the ability to claim a refund for items purchased from the in-game shop. You have up to 30 days to return purchased cosmetics for a V-Bucks refund, but be warned: You can only claim three refunds throughout the lifetime of your account.

Here’s what is and isn’t eligible for a refund:

  • What can be returned?
    • Emotes
    • Gliders
    • Harvesting Tools
    • Back Bling
    • Outfits
  • What cannot be returned?
    • Battle Pass
    • Battle Pass Tiers
    • Starter Pack
    • Founder’s Pack
    • Founder’s Pack Upgrades
    • Loot Llamas (Save the World)
    • Event and Weekly Items (Save the World)

There are a bunch of other improvements and bug fixes for Battle Royale in this update. You can find the full list of changes on the Fortnite blog.