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Fortnite Save the World | v28.30 Homebase Status Report

Heya Commanders! v28.30 in Save the World focuses on Hero balance adjustments to shake up your roster, and fixes for some long-standing issues the community has reported.

All Perk adjustments detailed below affect both the Standard Perk version and Commander Perk version, unless otherwise stated. Let's take a look!


Hero Balance Changes


Cloaked Shadow

  • Increased Corrupted Aura’s base damage.



Staredown Southie

  • Reduced the time between shots for Bear Stare.



Fireflower Eagle Eye

  • Increased the base damage of the fireworks for Parting Gift.



Tricera Ops Ramirez

  • Saurian Vigor has a shorter time between heals.



Black Knight Garridan

  • Knight’s Impact now also reduces the cooldown of Goin’ Constructor for each elimination with hardware.



Red Willow

  • Increased the base damage of Holiday Surprise.



Sentinel Hype

  • Going And Going increases D.E.C.O.Y.'s duration even longer.



Warden Kyle

  • B.A.S.E. M.D. provides increased base Health regen.

  • B.A.S.E. M.D. now also provides Energy regen.

  • A heal-over-time effect now persists for a few seconds after stepping away from the B.A.S.E. structure.



Venturion

  • Blast Kick now deals increased base damage, and its damage type is now Energy.

  • The Standard version of the Blast Kick Perk now also fires all five projectiles.



Prickly Patroller Ramirez

  • Increased the overall damage of Prickly.

  • The Standard version of Prickly now also gives enemies Affliction damage over time, similar to the Commander version of the Perk.



Blakebeard

  • Reduced the number of Cannonball Grenades and Coconuts that drop from Blakebeard’s Stash at a time, and limited how many can be held at once.

    • Chests now despawn after one minute.

  • Moment-to-moment gameplay with Blakebeard’s Stash should feel largely the same: a grab bag of fun items falling out of enemies to keep your damage and Health high, while not reducing the challenge of missions at lower difficulties.

    • As part of this change, we added an option for players to refund their resources invested into their current Blakebeard if they wish.

  • Peg Legs break faster, more closely match the Power Level of the current mission, and only six can be held at a time.

    • If you open a Chest while already holding six, a bonus Cannonball Grenade and Coconut drop instead.


Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • We’ve separated the Filter and Sort selections for Perk Loadouts. You can choose between the current Auto sort, or sort alphabetically.

  • The Contender now properly stuns enemies, and the stun has been increased to persist for a short time after enemies have been knocked back.

  • The Primal Shotgun’s Frenzy Perk for eliminating a Mist Monster now persists after switching weapons.

  • Bull Rush now more consistently grabs Husks that are very close to you.

  • Fixed an issue where the Headshot Explosion Perk was not working as intended for some weapons.

  • The Structure Healing Perk now works correctly for Traps.

  • Downed Chrome Husks no longer attach themselves to a player when heavy-attacking them with Sir Lancelot.

Rocket Racing v28.20 Swerves In with Advanced Tracks!

Ready, set, boost! Buckle up and blast off on two Advanced tracks in Rocket Racing v28.20. These tracks will have you drifting through twists and turns, perfect for showing off new colors of the Drift Smoke Trail! Unlock these colors by proving you’re a pro racer in new Quests.


Accelerate on Advanced Tracks

You better get comfortable in the driver’s seat — v28.20 brings two Advanced tracks that’ll test your rocket racin’ ability:


Festive Falls 2

Fan of Festive Falls? Well let the festivities continue! But don’t think Festive Falls 2 will be just one long party — this Festive Falls follow-up is packed with hazards all the way to the finish line. Brave its bends in ranked racing once you reach Platinum I!


Day Drifting 2

The second track, Day Drifting 2, isn’t suitable for a Sunday drive. This sequel to Day Drifting features an unrelenting, winding road you’ll have to master driving sideways. Make sure you don’t day dream at the wheel — Day Drifting 2 is unlocked once you reach Platinum I in ranked racing.


New Quests, New Drift Smoke Colors

Smoke your rivals with new paint colors! Seven Ranked Challenges have been added to the Season Zero Tune Up Quests, tasking you to show off your all-star status. The objective of each Challenge is to complete a certain number of races at a certain rank tier. For example:

  • Complete 10 races at Gold tier or above (Unlocks the Orange Drift Smoke Trail)

Each Challenge awards a new Drift Smoke Trail color upon completion. Take on the Challenges to add more colors to your collection! All the Season Zero Tune Up Quests — including the Ranked Challenges — are available until March 26, 2024, at 12 AM ET.

Some of the unlockable Drift Smoke paint colors.


Major Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • We’ve heard your feedback on collisions (both player-to-player and colliding with the environment) throughout Season Zero and agree. We’re continuing to improve these and have made collisions far less extreme in v28.20. Let us know what you think of these changes!

  • Driving into a hazard no longer turns off throttle for the duration of the hazard effect. It now applies a higher speed reduction penalty and imposes reduced acceleration so it doesn’t interfere with drifts.

    • We'll be monitoring how this improvement shakes out across Season Zero. Please give us your feedback on if this adjustment improves the racing experience.

  • We’ve added a setting for icon-only nameplates.

  • Fixed an issue where spectators were sometimes removed for being idle as a race was finishing.

  • Fixed an issue where going Turbo after speed boosting or drafting would cause you not to gain as much speed as intended.

  • Image quality is now improved on the post-race screen.



Looking for something to help you stand out on the racetrack even more? Boosts have come to the Fortnite ecosystem! Cruise on over to our McLaren 765LT + Boosts blog post for more info.

Solid Snake is Unboxed in Fortnite Battle Royale v28.10

Unrivaled in covert ops, few are more qualified to infiltrate The Society’s bases than Solid Snake. Complete Snake’s Big Bang Battle Pass Quests now to unlock the Solid Snake Outfit and accessories!

Don’t just battle as Snake, battle like him with stealth camouflage and a box for reconnaissance… EMP Stealth Camo and Cardboard Boxes await you on the Battle Royale Island! He who controls the battlefield, controls history.


The Lying in Wait Loading Screen.


Sneaking and Concealing: EMP Stealth Camo + Cardboard Boxes

A device capable of rendering the user virtually invisible for a short time, become a master of stealth with the EMP Stealth Camo. Even though this device has a cooldown, it has unlimited uses to help make obscuring a long-term strategy! You can’t attack while the EMP Stealth Camo is active, but you can disable it early by unequipping it, swapping to another item in your inventory, or simply deactivating it.

Upon disabling the device, you’ll unleash an EMP effect, damaging enemy Shields and bringing nearby vehicles to a stop! Find EMP Stealth Camos from the ground, Chests, or if you have the Bars, from Snake himself.



A bunch of emptied citrus boxes were found in a Ship It! Express warehouse. Now scattered throughout the Island, they may be of use to special forces operatives trying to conceal themselves… Hide in a Cardboard Box to blend in with the environment! You don’t have to sit still in a Cardboard Box, so try using it to advance secretly. Cardboard Boxes can be found from the ground, Chests, or for sale from Snake in exchange for Bars.


Snake! Snaaaake!!

Found him! The Solid Snake Outfit is unlockable now in the Big Bang Battle Pass. Complete the Solid Snake Battle Pass Quests to unlock his Outfit and accessories.

Toggle Snake’s goggles off or on.


Page 1 of Snake’s Quests

Complete four Page 1 Quests to unlock the Solid Snake Outfit and Page 2 Quests! The Page 1 Quests can be completed in any order.

Hide in a Cardboard Box for 10 seconds
Make sure you don't let them see you. Unlocks the Lying in Wait Loading Screen.


Deal 250 damage to opponents within 10 meters
Try to remember some of the basics of CQC. Unlocks the Stun Knife Pickaxe.


Deal 50 damage to opponents with explosives
The sound of the explosive will alert your enemies, so be careful. Unlocks the Solid Profile Spray.


Deal 500 damage to opponents with assault rifles
I don't like to waste bullets. Unlocks the ! Emote.


Break 2 security cameras or turrets
A surveillance camera!? Unlocks a ! Banner Icon.


The Stun Knife Pickaxe, Solid Profile Spray, ! Emote, and ! Banner Icon.


Page 2 of Snake’s Quests

Complete the Page 2 Quests in any order. For completing all the Page 2 Quests, you’ll unlock Solid Snake’s Old Snake Style!




Deal 2500 damage to opponents with a weapon that has a suppressor
Weapons and equipment OSP. Unlocks the Tactical Advantage Loading Screen.


Use EMP Stealth Camo 3 times
The goal: remain uneliminated. Unlocks the Metal Gear Mk. II Back Bling.


Use a hiding spot in 5 different matches
Can never get enough covert ops training. Unlocks the Hidden? Emoticon.


Assist in opening 3 Vaults or hack 3 Train Heist Chests
There isn’t a system you can’t bust into! Unlocks the Slider Glider.


Damage 10 different enemy players before they damage you
You're pretty good. Unlocks the Snake Skin Wrap.


The Metal Gear Mk. II Back Bling, Hidden? Emoticon, Slider Glider, and Snake Skin Wrap.


If you’ve purchased the Big Bang Battle Pass, the Solid Snake Quests are available now in the “Quests” tab! The Quests will remain available until March 8, 2024, at 2 AM ET. (The Battle Pass purchase is required to complete the Solid Snake Quests.)

The Tactical Advantage Loading Screen.



More in v28.10: The Anvil Rocket Launcher Returns

A Trailsmasher on your tail? A Sports Car escaping you? Shift the gears of battle with the unvaulted Anvil Rocket Launcher! Lock onto a vehicle target and fire a rocket in its direction. The hammer’s coming down — Anvil Rocket Launchers are findable from the ground and Chests, and are for sale from Mecha Team Shadow in exchange for Bars.


Big Bang Battle Pass Super Level Styles

Want more looks for the already fashionable Society? Or more for hero Hope? With v28.10, Super Level Styles have been added to the Big Bang Battle Pass’ bonus rewards! Progress past Level 150 and start unlocking the Expressionist, Prismatic Terazzo, and Glasswork Styles of the Oscar, Nisha, Montague, Valeria, and Hope Outfits.


Balance Changes

We’ve been closely monitoring Battle Royale gameplay data and community feedback and agreed that some balance adjustments needed to be made. Please see below for a list of balance changes that are included in the v28.10 update:

  • The Enforcer AR has received a slight increase in bullet speed, damage, and headshot damage (and a reduction in bullet drop). This AR was lagging and needed a boost to compete with other weapon options.

  • The Reaper Sniper Rifle has received a slight reduction in bullet speed (and an increase in bullet drop), as many Reaper snipes were too easy to land with little counterplay.

  • The Hyper SMG has received an increase in overall accuracy via tightened bullet spread. Like the Enforcer AR, this SMG was lagging and needed a boost to compete with other weapon options.

  • The Ballistic Shield has received a slight decrease in damage required to stagger the holder. This loadout option was often too powerful compared to others, especially in Zero Build.

  • Storm circle speed, sprint speed, and Energy regeneration have been reverted to match the same speed from Chapter 4. These reverted speeds better fit the current ideal pace of Fortnite BR.


We’ll continue to monitor gameplay data alongside community feedback and make future balance adjustments if necessary.


Competitive Notes

  • The EMP Stealth Camo, Cardboard Boxes, and Anvil Rocket Launcher are not included in tournaments.

  • The Fortnite Championship Series 2024 begins soon! Check out our FNCS 2024 Details blog post for more info.


Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players could sometimes be randomly eliminated in Snooty Steppes while walking along the cliffside.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause your crosshair to flick in another direction while you were sliding and aiming down sights with a scoped Sniper Rifle.

  • Fixed an issue where using the same Emote as a nearby player could result in you facing the wrong direction.



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Winterfest 2023 Begins in the Fortnite Battle Royale v28.01 Dec 14 Hotfix!

Winterfest returns with the Fortnite Battle Royale v28.01 Dec 14 hotfix! Whether you’re a new or returning player, you’re sure to find something to celebrate with 14 free gifts (including two new Outfits) up for grabs.

But it’s not all about unwrapping, it’s about delivering too — so be sure to check out the new Ship It! Express limited-time experience for a real festive frenzy. Winterfest 2023 runs from December 14, 2023, at 9 AM ET to January 2, 2024, at 9 AM ET.


Presenting… Presents!

The unsparing Sgt. Winter — now delivering under the Ship It! Express brand — is delivering 14 free gifts during Winterfest! Tucked away inside these presents are various in-game goodies, including Outfits, Gliders, a Lobby Track that doubles as a Jam Track, and plenty more. We won’t spoil the specifics, but you might wanna put the Winterfest Bushranger and Holiday Boxy Outfits on your Winterfest wishlist.

Both the Holiday Boxy Outfit and Winterfest Bushranger Outfit have a LEGO® Style!


You can grab these gifts by collecting them from the Quests tab each day. Don’t worry if you miss a day — the gifts will stack and they'll continue to be available until Winterfest ends (Jan. 2, 2024, at 9 AM ET).

Want to help Ship It Express’ operations? According to Holiday Boxy, who happens to be a Ship It! Express representative, shipments for the Island are being reported as missing. Help her investigate in the Ship It! Express Snapshot questline!


Festive Favorites Return from the Vault



While Sgt. Winter’s delivering gifts, pick up unvaulted items that may help deliver a win if you use ‘em right:

  • Throw down Holiday Presents! to open them up and grab the loot inside.

  • Put on the Sneaky Snowmando disguise to give your enemies a seasonal surprise.

  • Unleash frozen fury with the explosive Snowball Launcher.

  • Consume a Snowy Flopper to restore some Health and give yourself icy feet.

  • Fling yourself with the Icy Grappler and land with icy feet. (The Icy Grappler will be unvaulted later during Winterfest.)


Complete Winterfest Quests to Shake Things Up

Don’t get cold feet about getting icy feet — the unvaulted items will come in handy for Winterfest Quests! These Quests will progressively become available over the course of Winterfest 2023, and for completing 19 of them, you’ll unlock the Snowglobe Smasher Pickaxe. Bash stuff with wintry cheer!



The Winterfest Quests will be available until Winterfest 2023 ends (Jan. 2, 2024, at 9 AM ET).


New Limited-Time Experience: “Ship It! Express”

Experience a day in the life of a Ship It! Express representative. Only thrown weapons and consumables are allowed in the Zero Build Ship It! Express limited-time experience, leaving you to “deliver” damage to your opponents. Deliver your way to victory by taking advantage of increased loot spawns and frequent Supply Drops. Don’t get caught up in the cold!



Ship It! Express is available until Winterfest ends (Jan. 2, 2024, at 9 AM ET) and is accessible via Discover.


Cowabunga! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Emerge for Winterfest

The heroes in a half shell are hitting the Shop soon during Winterfest! Acquire Outfits of the new TMNT Set, including team leader Leonardo, ready-to-fight Raphael, ready-to-party Michelangelo, and tech expert Donatello.

All four of these Outfits have a LEGO Style!


Breaking news. It’s not just the Turtles in the TMNT Set — investigative reporter April O’Neil will also be hitting the Shop!

Like the Turtles, the April O’Neil Outfit has a LEGO Style!


Fortnite Crew Benefit: Gilded Style of the Glorious Giftblade Back Bling

Make one of your gifts gilded. All active Fortnite Crew subscribers who log into Fortnite during Winterfest (Dec. 14, 2023, at 9 AM ET to Jan. 2, 2024, at 9 AM ET) will automatically receive the Gilded Style of the Glorious Giftblade Back Bling. The Glorious Giftblade Back Bling is one of the free 14 Winterfest gifts!

The Gilded Style of the Glorious Giftblade Back Bling.


Competitive Notes

  • Holiday Presents!, Sneaky Snowmandos, and Snowball Launchers are not included in tournaments.



Help Ship It! Express make this a great Winterfest for the whole Island!

Fortnite Save the World | v27.11 Nov 22 Hotfix Homebase Status Report

Get your cold-weather gear ready Commanders! The Save the World v27.11 Nov 22 hotfix brings the returning Frostnite Venture Season, which starts November 22, 2023, at 7 PM ET. If that weren’t wintery enough, this hotfix also introduces the new Frozen Fjords winter-themed zone!

Winter Cheer and Frostnite Are Here

Keep your fire BluGlo burning, Frostnite returns with new Weekly Challenges and icy rewards. Take on Krampus Smashers and frozen Husks to earn Holiday Heroes like The Ice King, cool weapon schematics, and Snowflake Tickets.

Trade in your tickets for festive Holiday Llamas that hold Holiday Heroes and Holiday Armory rewards. Check your Llamas regularly, because other themed loot-filled piñatas like Smorgasbord, Art Deco, and more will be making guest appearances throughout this festive Season!

Crackshot’s Winterfest Ventures, Misfit Toys, and Red Willow’s Eve questlines will be returning throughout the Venture Season. Complete them to earn the Crackshot, Jilly Teacup, and Red Willow Heroes respectively.

A New Frontier: The Frozen Fjords

The v27.11 Nov 22 hotfix introduces a new winter-themed zone, the Frozen Fjords! Explore new locations like the snow-covered Chilly Cove, warm up by the fire in Crackshot’s Neighborhood, or explore what’s hidden beneath the ice at the Boreal Base.

Obtain The Slicicle And More

New to the Event Store is the Slicicle! Slice through Husks like a... cold knife… through butter? No that’s not right, but with its fast attack speed combo, snare or stun enemies to leave them frozen solid.

Also returning to the Event Store is the Mythic Outlander Subzero Zenith. And be on the lookout every week for returning Winterfest Heroes and Schematics to the Weekly Store like the Monks, Cocoa .45, and the Snowball Launcher.

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Stay frosty out there — Frostnite runs from November 22, 2023, at 7 PM ET to January 24, 2024, at 7 PM ET!

Recent Bug Fixes

  • The Structure Healing perk on Traps now heals correctly.
  • Resolved several issues with Locker interactions when swapping Outfits or previewing and archiving.
  • Fixed crash issues players encountered on PlayStation 5.

Fortnite Save the World | v27.11 Nov 22 Hotfix Homebase Status Report

Get your cold-weather gear ready Commanders! The Save the World v27.11 Nov 22 hotfix brings the returning Frostnite Venture Season, which starts November 22, 2023, at 7 PM ET. If that weren’t wintery enough, this hotfix also introduces the new Frozen Fjords winter-themed zone!

Winter Cheer and Frostnite Are Here

Keep your fire BluGlo burning, Frostnite returns with new Weekly Challenges and icy rewards. Take on Krampus Smashers and frozen Husks to earn Holiday Heroes like The Ice King, cool weapon schematics, and Snowflake Tickets.

Trade in your tickets for festive Holiday Llamas that hold Holiday Heroes and Holiday Armory rewards. Check your Llamas regularly, because other themed loot-filled piñatas like Smorgasbord, Art Deco, and more will be making guest appearances throughout this festive Season!

Crackshot’s Winterfest Ventures, Misfit Toys, and Red Willow’s Eve questlines will be returning throughout the Venture Season. Complete them to earn the Crackshot, Jilly Teacup, and Red Willow Heroes respectively.

A New Frontier: The Frozen Fjords

The v27.11 Nov 22 hotfix introduces a new winter-themed zone, the Frozen Fjords! Explore new locations like the snow-covered Chilly Cove, warm up by the fire in Crackshot’s Neighborhood, or explore what’s hidden beneath the ice at the Boreal Base.

Obtain The Slicicle And More

New to the Event Store is the Slicicle! Slice through Husks like a... cold knife… through butter? No that’s not right, but with its fast attack speed combo, snare or stun enemies to leave them frozen solid.

Also returning to the Event Store is the Mythic Outlander Subzero Zenith. And be on the lookout every week for returning Winterfest Heroes and Schematics to the Weekly Store like the Monks, Cocoa .45, and the Snowball Launcher.

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Stay frosty out there — Frostnite runs from November 22, 2023, at 7 PM ET to January 24, 2024, at 7 PM ET!

Recent Bug Fixes

  • The Structure Healing perk on Traps now heals correctly.
  • Resolved several issues with Locker interactions when swapping Outfits or previewing and archiving.
  • Fixed crash issues players encountered on PlayStation 5.

Fortnitemares 2023 Dawns in the Fortnite Battle Royale v26.30 Update

During Fortnitemares 2023, it’s time to call in a vampire hunter: you! Match the stakes of Kado Thorne’s threat with the new Wood Stake Shotgun. And don’t stop at vampire hunting — jump into the Horde Rush limited-time experience, complete Quests for in-game rewards, and more! Fortnitemares 2023 runs until November 3, 2023, at 2 AM ET 🧛‍♂️


Wood Stake Shotgun

Here’s something all stakeholders can align on: Kado Thorne must be defeated. Use the Wood Stake Shotgun — findable from the ground, regular and Rare Chests, and Holo-Chests — to help you defeat Thorne at Eclipse Estate.


Thorne’s Vampiric Blade

Thorne, if defeated, will drop a Mythic blade. Fitting for a weapon owned by a vampire, Thorne’s Vampiric Blade gives Health at the expense of others’. How? Upon damaging an enemy with it, some of your Health will slowly be restored.


Pumpkin Launcher

If a vampire wasn’t Octobery enough, the Pumpkin Launcher is unvaulted! Launch explosive jack-o’-lanterns that’ll give opponents a scare. Pumpkin Launchers can be found from the ground, regular and Rare Chests, Holo-Chests, and flying drones.


Witch Broom

What’s that in the air? Is that a Rocket Ram, or the unvaulted Witch Broom? Activate a Witch Broom to quickly launch yourself in the air then glide down to the surface. (This ability especially comes in handy during skirmishes you’re not prepared for.) Find Witch Brooms from the ground and Chests.


Sanguine Sweets

Have a sweet time in battle. Candy Corn, Pepper Mints, Hop Drops, and Jelly Beans are unvaulted during Fortnitemares 2023, each offering a distinct benefit. (For example: Hop Drops give a temporary low gravity effect.) Find these Candy items by looking in Candy Buckets, ringing doorbells, defeating guards, or taking down bosses.


Fortnitemares Quests and Rewards

The Candy’s not the only treat during Fortnitemares 2023. Complete Fortnitemares Quests for in-game rewards! Completing individual Fortnitemares Quests will earn you XP, while completing certain amounts will earn you new, eerie Locker items:

  • Complete 5 Fortnitemares Quests to earn the Bat Royale Back Bling and a Cat Banner Icon.

  • Complete 15 Fortnitemares Quests to earn the Sweet! Emote, Phantasmic Fall Contrail, and Hypno-Bat Spray.

  • Complete 25 Fortnitemares Quests to earn the Revenant Rider Glider, Within the Sanctum Loading Screen, and Rise of the Revenant Lobby Track.




The Fortnitemares Quests will progressively become available over the course of Fortnitemares, and will remain available to complete until Fortnitemares ends (Nov. 3, 2023, at 2 AM ET). The Quests will challenge you to keep heisting Thorne’s properties, use the new and unvaulted Fortnitemares items, and more. Want a Battle Royale break? There are also Fortnitemares Quests that challenge you to earn XP in creator-made experiences!


Horde Rush Returns!

The Horde Rush limited-time experience is back! In a team, go to different locations and survive each one’s Cube Monster horde. Keep surviving until you beat the Final Boss! As you’re taking down monsters, rack up your score by earning combos and collecting score multipliers. Horde Rush will be available until Fortnitemares ends (Nov. 3, 2023, at 2 AM ET) and is accessible via Discover.


Horde Rush Quests and Rewards

Horde Rush has its own set of Quests, available until the end of Fortnitemares! Complete individual Horde Rush Quests to earn XP, and complete certain amounts to earn new Locker items:

  • Complete 1 Horde Rush Quest to earn the The Murk Wrap.

  • Complete 4 Horde Rush Quests to earn the Heart-o-Lantern Emoticon.

  • Complete 7 Horde Rush Quests to earn the Batwing Bonespike Pickaxe.




Show the Cube Monsters they’re nothing but squares — the Horde Rush Quests will challenge you to land Cube Monster headshots, attack Cube Monster spawners, collect score multipliers, and more.


New and Returning Outfits

New and returning Outfits will haunt the Item Shop during Fortnitemares 2023. The new Outfits include wrapped rapscallion Seth, muckfish Bogstick, meownstrosity Phantom Meowscles, and nautilus Festival Phaedra:


More New Outfits


Disney’s Jack Skellington
The “Pumpkin King” Set items are on their way — look out for the Jack Skellington Outfit in the Item Shop later in Fortnitemares 2023! This Outfit includes the Santa Jack alt Style.

In addition to the Zero Back Bling, Peppermint Parasol Pickaxe, and Jack's Sled Glider, there’ll be two Emotes accompanying Jack Skellington. Scare your squad with the Jack's Scary Face Emote built into the Outfit, and travel on clawfoot with the universal Lock, Shock and Barrel's Tub Emote.

Michael Myers
The Island is not far enough from Haddonfield: “The Shape” is on his way to the Shop. Watch your back for when the Michael Myers Outfit arrives later in Fortnitemares 2023.

The Michael Myers Outfit, plus more “The Shape” Set items that’ll be in the Shop.


Alan Wake
He’s already haunted by his own twisted tales, and soon he’ll be haunted by Fortnitemares. Best-selling novelist Alan Wake is being written into Fortnite with the Alan Wake Outfit — look out for when his chapter starts in the Item Shop later during Fortnitemares 2023!

The Alan Wake Outfit, plus more “Waking Nightmare” Set items that’ll be in the Shop.



More in v26.30: Returning Reality Augments

In v26.30, the Game Time, Icy Slide, and Rushing Reload Reality Augments make their return!


“Quick Weapon” Action (Beta)

The new Quick Weapon action (in beta) has been added to the Controller Options!

When enabled, Quick Weapon replaces the “Next Weapon” button. Press Quick Weapon to equip your primary item. Press one of the face buttons while pressing Quick Weapon to switch to one of the other item slots. You can press Quick Weapon and a face button simultaneously to swap to that item instantly, or hold the Quick Weapon button for as long as you like to get used to how the face buttons match up with the items in your inventory.

Additionally when Quick Weapon is enabled, “Previous Weapon” is replaced by “Place Marker” to make it easier to communicate with your squad. Or you can replace Previous Weapon with the action of your choice by customizing your controls in the controller customization options.


Ending Support for OS9 on Android Devices

Starting with v28.00, players will be required to use OS10 or higher to continue playing Fortnite natively on Android in an officially supported manner. Android OS9 will no longer be officially supported in Fortnite, which means that we will no longer actively ensure that it is compatible with Fortnite, and that the service quality may degrade over time and eventually become unplayable.

For players unable to upgrade to OS10, note that Xbox Cloud Gaming, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and Amazon Luna are available alternatives. Currently, these services actively support OS9 Android devices so you can continue playing Fortnite (via streaming).


Competitive Notes

  • The Wood Stake Shotgun, Thorne’s Vampiric Blade, Pumpkin Launcher, Witch Broom, and Candy are not included in tournaments.

  • The Game Time, Icy Slide, and Rushing Reload Reality Augments are not included in tournaments.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where trees were not rendering correctly.

  • Exclamation marks will now clear above the Quests tab as intended.

Fortnite Battle Royale v26.20 Update: Learn Force Abilities from Ahsoka Tano!

Warrior. Outcast. Rebel. Jedi.

In v26.20, Ahsoka Tano appears on the Battle Royale Island in hologram form, awaiting to train you in the ways of the Jedi. Accept her offer to train you to proceed into a rift, then return to the Island wielding the white Jedi Training Lightsaber! With this lightsaber equipped, use the Force abilities that Ahsoka taught you.



Ahsoka’s not just appearing in hologram form — the Ahsoka Tano Outfit becomes unlockable in the purchasable Chapter 4 Season 4 Battle Pass on September 26 at 9 AM ET! Give your squad hope in even their darkest times.


A New Day, A New Beginning: Gain Force Abilities

When you encounter a hologram of Ahsoka Tano on the Island, speak to her and accept her offer to train you. You’ll then enter a rift, and exit with a Jedi Training Lightsaber and knowledge of Force abilities! These Force abilities can only be used if you went through Ahsoka’s training and are actively wielding a Jedi Training Lightsaber. Your knowledge of these abilities will last until the end of the match.

The Jedi Training Lightsaber: the weapon of a Jedi trainee, wielded by those who have chosen to embrace the light side of the Force.


Force Abilities from Ahsoka Tano

  • Use the Force to sprint faster and double jump.

  • Use the Force to push objects and players away.


The Ahsoka Tano holograms, Jedi Training Lightsaber, and Force abilities will remain in Battle Royale until v26.30.


Unlock the Ahsoka Tano Outfit in the Battle Pass

Sending the message to this system and beyond: the Ahsoka Tano Outfit is unlockable in the Battle Pass starting 9 AM ET on September 26! Complete the Ahsoka Tano Battle Pass Quests during Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 4 to unlock the Outfit and Ahsoka Tano accessories:


Loading Screen

Art by Brandon Kenney.


Banner Icon, Pickaxe, Spray, and Emoticon


Back Bling, Wrap, Emote, and the Ahsoka Tano Outfit!



If you’ve purchased the Chapter 4 Season 4 Battle Pass, the Ahsoka Tano Quests will be available in the “Quests” tab. The Quests will remain available until the end of the Season! (The Chapter 4 Season 4 Battle Pass purchase is required to complete the Ahsoka Tano Quests.)



More in v26.20: Marksman Headshots Reality Augment

For all the deadeyes out there, v26.20 introduces the Marksman Headshots Reality Augment. With this Reality Augment activated, your Marksman Rifle headshots will deal increased damage!



Get moving after you land your shot — the More Parkour and Soaring Sprints Reality Augments are unvaulted in v26.20. Activate More Parkour to briefly regenerate your Energy each time you mantle, and activate Soaring Sprints to jump higher and with lower gravity while sprinting.


Ranked Solo Zero Build Returns!

Ranked Solo Zero Build is back! We’ve heard your feedback and are excited to provide this option for Ranked Zero Build players to test their solo mettle. As matchmaking health is one of our top priorities to ensure you’re able to get into a fair match in a reasonable time, some matchmaking regions will have the playlist open only for certain hours of the day.

Here are the times when Ranked Solo Zero Build will be enabled:

NA-East

  • All hours of the week


NA-Central

  • All week: 3 PM - 7 AM UTC (11 AM - 3 AM EDT / 10 AM - 2 AM CDT)


NA-West

  • All week: 3 PM - 8 AM UTC (11 AM - 4 AM EDT / 8 AM - 1 AM PDT)


Europe

  • All hours of the week


Oceania

  • Monday - Friday: 4 AM - 11 AM UTC (12 AM - 7 AM EDT)

  • Saturday - Sunday: 1 AM - 12 PM UTC (9 PM - 8 AM EDT)


Brazil

  • Monday - Friday: 4 PM - 3 AM UTC (12 PM EDT - 11 PM EDT)

  • Saturday - Sunday: 3 PM - 4 AM UTC (11 AM EDT - 12 AM EDT)


Asia

  • Monday - Friday: 2 AM - 3 PM UTC (10 PM EDT - 11 AM EDT)

  • Saturday - Sunday: 2 AM - 4 PM UTC (10 PM EDT - 12 PM EDT)


Middle East

  • All hours of the week


Competitive Notes


Rocket Ram in Tournaments

Dive into tournaments with a new, tournament-only version of the Rocket Ram!

In tournaments, the Rocket Ram will only have 3 finite charges until the item automatically disappears from your inventory. The cooldown between uses will be the same as the regular Rocket Ram — as well as other features and values. Choose when to use your charges wisely!

Please note that this alternate version of the Rocket Ram will only be available in tournaments and that the non-tournament Rocket Ram is unchanged.


In Case You Missed It: Sep 20 Hotfix

In a hotfix on September 20, we made the following balance adjustments:

  • Zyg and Choppy's Ray Gun charges and fires faster.

  • TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow charges, reloads, and recharges faster.

  • Slurp Juice drops with less quantity, chug wisely!

  • Havoc Suppressed Assault Rifle has increased damage and faster fire rate.

  • The Foundation's MK-Seven Assault Rifle has reduced damage and a slightly slower fire rate.

  • Sticky Grenade Launcher has a slower fire rate and a longer reload time. We've added a cooldown when swapping between two Launchers.

  • Gunnar’s Stinger SMG deals slightly more damage per bullet with decreased vertical recoil.


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Fortnite Save the World | v26.20 Homebase Status Report

As the Hexsylvania Venture Season continues, we’re bringing a new stinky weapon to help you take down the scary Husks, the Primal Stink Bow makes its Save the World debut!

Along with the Primal Stink Bow, we’re adding an additional Hero Loadout to be purchased from the Event Store. Read below to get the details on the changes in the Save the World v26.20 update.

(As an early reminder, the Hexsylvania Venture Season will end November 22, 2023, at 8 PM ET, so collect all the rewards you can before Nov 22 comes up on you like a Husk in the night!)

Primal Stink Bow

The Primal Stink Bow fires fast-moving arrows that produce a small gas cloud. This gas cloud deals damage over time to enemies caught up in the stench, so set up some traps and lure the Husks to you while you hold your breath and watch the gas cloud do what it does best!

Got your nose covered? The Primal Stink Bow will be available in the Event Store starting September 27 at 8 PM ET.

More Hero Loadouts!

Commanders, take charge with an additional Hero Loadout available for purchase in the Event Store now! This additional Hero Loadout can be purchased for 10,000 Gold!

Note: Hero Loadouts will continue to be available in future Venture Seasons. Individual Hero Loadouts can be purchased once per Venture Season.

Wildlife Adjustments

Loot Crows are no longer the only wildlife that can carry loot! In addition to the loot Crows, loot Chickens, Frogs, Boars, Wolves, and Raptors can also appear. As you’re finding the new loot wildlife around the map, Dens and Nests will now appear around the edges of the map where you can get tamed wolves, boars, and raptors without danger!

Commanders will also notice that wildlife is not as dense as it used to be and when you eliminate any wildlife they don’t respawn as quickly or around you. Now you can clear out the map a bit easier before it repopulates!

All of these wildlife adjustments will remain in effect after the Hexsylvania Venture Season ends but, with Hexsylvania in full swing, Zombie Chickens are back, so look out! Luckily they'll only be around during the Fortnitemares Venture season!

Bladey Acres Questline

The Bladey Acres questline is back! Though taking place at a summer camp, this questline isn’t all fun and games — Bladey Acres is filled with dangerous, sharp objects. For overcoming your fears and completing this questline, you’ll earn the Raven Hero!

This thriller questline will be available from October 4 at 8 PM ET until the end of the Hexsylvania Venture Season (Nov. 22 at 8 PM ET).

Raven

"I’m still outside..." - Raven

  • Standard Perk: Bang and Pow
    • Increases Lefty and Righty damage to enemies by 25%.
  • Commander Perk: Bang and Pow+
    • Increases Lefty and Righty damage by 25%. Lefty and Righty causes explosions which deal 20 base energy damage in a .5 tile radius.

Event and Weekly Store

Husk Grinder - September 27 at 8 PM ET

Sharpen up your Black Metal weapon set with the darkest metal axe around: the Husk Grinder. Unleash its devastating Maelstrom attack!

Dirge Song - September 27 at 8 PM ET

Wield the power of Clip’s favorite creation: the Dirge Song! This Submachine Gun fires in long nine-round bursts that’ll have enemies lamenting.

Jonesee-Bot - October 4 at 8 PM ET

“QUIET PLEASE. JONESEE-BOT IS FIGHTING!” - Jonesee-Bot

  • Standard Perk: Ow, My Eye
    • Increases headshot damage up to 50% based on the percentage of your missing Health. (The more Health you’re missing, the higher the damage.)
  • Commander Perk: Ow, My Eye+
    • Increases headshot damage up to 50% based on the percentage of your missing Health. (The more Health you’re missing, the higher the damage.) In addition, headshot eliminations have a 50% chance to conjure a Phantasm.

Bug Fixes

A number of Save the World bug fixes were included in the Fortnite v26.20 update, including:

  • Introduction video for Smashers now reliably plays during the tutorial.
  • T.E.D.D.Y. will no longer shoot at tamed wildlife.
  • The Throwing Stars projectile now spawns correctly when the player is in water or hits water.
  • Fixed an issue with some wildlife SFX.
  • Fixed an issue on PC that prevented players from using the Emote keybind when in the Lobby.

Fortnite Battle Royale v26.10 Sep 19 Hotfix: Celebrate BR’s 6th Birthday!

Can you believe it? Fortnite Battle Royale is nearly 6 years old, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how — with the hottest of fixes and a bounty of birthday goodies. The v26.10 Sep 19 hotfix unvaults a variety of birthday items and brings Birthday Quests you can complete for special cosmetic rewards. Many happy returns!


Birthday Cake



Who doesn’t love cake? This red velvet delight can be found around the Island and swiftly consumed to recover some Health and Shield.


Birthday Presents!



Aw, you didn’t think we’d forgotten, did you? Scoop up one of these enticing boxes of mystery and unfurl the ribbon (i.e. give it a good smack with your Pickaxe) to find out what lies inside! Find Birthday Presents! from the ground and Chests.


Balloons



Discover one of these deceptively load-bearing inflatables and find yourself immediately more airborne and agile. Balloons can be found from the ground (ironically) and Chests.


Jump Balloon Reality Augment



Are you above finding Balloons? Activate the new Jump Balloon Reality Augment to get a Balloon automatically when you jump, until you reach the max number of Balloons.

Birthday Cake, Birthday Presents!, Balloons, and the Jump Balloon Reality Augment will remain in Battle Royale until v26.20!


Birthday Quests and Rewards



From eating Birthday Cake, collecting Birthday Presents!, all the way to wishing the bus driver a happy birthday — Birthday Quests are live now until September 26, 2023, at 12 AM ET! Complete individual Quests for XP, and complete certain amounts of Quests for special Locker items:

  • Complete 1 Birthday Quest: Birthday Basher Pickaxe

  • Complete 3 Birthday Quests: Birthday Dash Spray

  • Complete 5 Birthday Quests: Slice O' Six Back Bling


More in v26.10 Sep 19 Hotfix: Unvaulted Reality Augments

Alongside the festivity features, the Shell Slide and Bloodhound Reality Augments have been unvaulted! When Shell Slide is activated, you’ll gain Shotgun shells while sliding. With Bloodhound, enemies hit by your DMR shots will be marked for a short duration.


Competitive Notes

  • Birthday Presents! are not included in tournaments.

  • In tournaments, Balloons are only obtainable from the Jump Balloon Reality Augment.