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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:

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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:


  • All hours of the week


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


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


  • All hours of the week


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

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


  • 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)


  • 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.

© & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

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).


"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


  • 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.


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.

Fortnite Battle Royale v26.10 Update: Become the Symbol of Peace with My Hero Academia’s Return!

The students of U.A. High School are back for another training mission! Prepare yourselves as Shoto Todoroki, Eijiro Kirishima, and Mina Ashido make their Item Shop debut. Also, grab Todoroki’s Ice Wall item on the Island, and you’ll be able to wield his powerful quirk for yourself.

Freeze Out Your Foes

Putting your enemies on ice has never been easier: get your hands on Todoroki’s Ice Wall item and you’ll gain the power to summon glacial shields on a whim! The Ice Wall has a massive pool of Health to protect you and your party from harm, and it won’t melt until it’s been completely destroyed. Because it’s so durable, be sure to choose your placement carefully!

While the Ice Wall boasts enormous defense capabilities, it’s plenty useful when attacking too. Drop one in the midst of a brawl and watch as everyone is knocked back with icy feet, causing them to slip and slide around. The Ice Wall item will be available until the end of the Season, giving you plenty of time to master its chilling effects.

How can you wield Todoroki’s powerful quirk in the first place? Ice Walls can be found from the ground, regular and Rare Chests, or All Might Supply Drops:

All Might Supply Drops make their glorious return.

One For All, Once Again

From the hero who always bounces back, Deku’s Smash has returned! This powerful ability can one-shot foes all the way from Delaware to Detroit if used properly.

Of course, there's only one man who can grant the legendary power of One For All. To get your hands on Deku’s Smash, you’ll need to crack open an All Might Supply Drop! Deku’s Smash will be available until v26.20.

A Hero’s Journey

Saving the world isn’t easy, but completing Quests is a bit more doable. Complete Deku’s Quests and Todoroki’s Quests for XP. For completing six total My Hero Academia Quests, you’ll instantly level up!

Become a Hero!

Wish you could join the #1 ranked Hero Academy? Now’s your chance to fight as three of U.A.'s top heroes-in-training as they land in Fortnite. All three Outfits are available now in the Item Shop.

Shoto Todoroki

Eijiro Kirishima

Mina Ashido

More in v26.10: Pizza Party is Back!

Hungry for something pipin’ hot? Piper Pace is on the case, having delivered unvaulted Pizza Party boxes all across the Island. Inside each box sits eight gloriously cheesy slices to share with your party, or you can scarf ‘em all down while you hole up in a bush. We won’t tattle.

Each Pizza Party slice will restore Health and Shield simultaneously. The recipe’s been changed up a bit, though, as each slice now restores less Health but more Shield, with the Shield cap being 100.

The Pizza Party item can be bought from Piper Pace, picked up off the ground, or looted from Chests. To accommodate Pizza Party’s return, Slap Juice has been vaulted.

Game Time!

Want a Pizza Party delivered directly to you? Whether you’re catching some rays down at Relentless Retreat or chilling in luxury over at Sanguine Suites (assuming you’ve defeated all the guards), there’s a delicious pie with your name written all over it. Activate the Game Time Reality Augment to instantly receive a Pizza Party plus a thirst-quenching pack of Chug Splash!

Reckless SMG Reload Reality Augment

Are you one to unload the full clip? That’s what automatics are for, after all. Activate the Reckless SMG Reload and let your shots fly quicker than ever! This new Reality Augment causes SMGs to reload faster whenever you reload on an empty clip.

Chapter 4 Season 4 Super Level Styles

What’s a heist without some jewels? In the Bonus Rewards section of the Battle Pass tab, bonus Styles for Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 4 Battle Pass rewards have been available to unlock for players who progress past Season Level 100. With v26.10, Chapter 4 Season 4’s Super Level Styles have been added as bonus rewards!

Inspired by vampire Kado Thorne’s hoard of riches, five Outfits have received the Heisted Jade, Lost Amethyst, and Yellow Diamond Super Level Styles. The lucky Outfits to receive these fabulous facets? Well of course Kado himself, but also Piper Pace, Fish Thicc, Mae, and Antonia. Begin unlocking these Super Level Styles after reaching Season Level 125.

Competitive Notes

  • The Ice Wall, Deku Smash, and All Might Supply Drop are not included in tournaments.

Major Bug Fixes

  • The Beautiful 'Bow Emoticon is now back in owners' Lockers.

  • Spending Bars by rerolling Reality Augments will now progress the Quests for the Caper and Alias Outfits.

  • Swapping weapons while interacting with a Vault Display Case will no longer cause the display case to become impossible to interact with.

  • Survivor Medal progress goals will no longer get stuck at 9/10.

  • On PC, players will no longer stop auto-running when alt-tabbing out of Fortnite.

  • Gyro controls are no longer reversed on Android.

© KH/S, MP

Fortnite Battle Royale v26.00 Sep 6 Hotfix: Shield Breaker EMP + More!

Thorne’s defenses a thorn in your side? The v26.00 Sep 6 hotfix brings two items that’ll help you inside of a base: the Shield Breaker EMP and Sticky Grenade Launcher. The Sticky Grenade Launcher uses rocket ammo, but don’t worry if you run out: the Explosive Surplus Reality Augment will seldom have you do without.

Shield Breaker EMP

Throw down a Shield Breaker EMP to damage enemy Shields and temporarily disable electrical systems like cameras, turrets, and laser grids. But watch out during your base escape, as Shield Breakers EMPs can also bring vehicles to a stop.

The best defense is defense against defenses — find Shield Breaker EMPs from the ground, Chests, and Heist Bags.

Sticky Grenade Launcher

So your robbery attempts aren’t sticking the landing. No big deal — use the Sticky Grenade Launcher to fire projectiles that stick on surfaces! These projectiles will explode after a short delay, damaging nearby enemies and structures.

Attached to the idea of the Sticky Grenade Launcher? This new weapon can be found from Chests, Holo-Chests, Heist Bags, a flying drone, or claiming a POI.

New Reality Augments

Explosive Surplus

When explosions aren’t enough, add more explosions. After activating the Explosive Surplus Reality Augment, you’ll instantly gain rocket ammo, and containers you open will always have rocket ammo. Combo the rocket-ammo-using Sticky Grenade Launcher with this Reality Augment to be a fiery force to be reckoned with!

High Voltage

Activate the High Voltage Reality Augment to instantly gain a Business Turret and Shield Breaker EMPs. With this Reality Augment activated, eliminations you get will grant additional Shield Breaker EMPs.

Storm Chaser

Also thinkable as “Storm running-away-from-er,” the Storm Chaser Reality Augment reduces the amount of Energy drained while sprinting. The drain will be even more reduced in the Storm.

If chasing the Storm (or rather, running away from the Storm) isn’t a thrill enough, the Roaming Redeploy Reality Augment has been unvaulted. Gain Glider Redeploy whenever you gain immunity to fall damage!

Competitive Notes

  • The Sticky Grenade Launcher and Explosive Surplus Reality Augment are not included in tournaments.

Fortnite Save the World | v26.00 Sept 6 Hotfix Homebase Status Report

The Hexsylvania Venture Season has returned in the Save the World v26.00 hotfix. This Venture Season sees the return of Dungeons, the Clip’s Nightmare and Wolfy Business questlines, and more!


Do you feel that chill in the air? Hexsylvania’s mysterious energy is granting Husks a modifier that reduces their damage taken from weapons, abilities, and traps! How to combat these Hexsylvanian Husks? Use a Short Range modifier to make them take 50% more damage when within two tiles of a Commander or Defender.

There are treats amidst the Hexsylvanian tricks: Hexsylvanian Husks have a chance to drop healing potions when taken out at close range. Use these to keep you going in the fight!


From tricks and treats, to tricks and traps. The Dungeons under Homebase have reopened — explore all five of them to find Magical Keys, collect Gold Coins, and take down monsters! Along the way, come across weapons and Heroes to add to your collection.

The first Dungeon is the mysterious Crypts. Completing the Crypts unlocks the sweltering Inferno Dungeon plus the secretive Lab Dungeon. Complete Inferno to unlock the swampy Grotto Dungeon, then complete Grotto unlock the final Dungeon: Labyrinth!

Here are the Heroes you can add to you collection by exploring these Dungeons:

Swamp Knight

Swamp Knight’s Perk Unearthly Treat increases your damage against Mist Monsters, with the damage value based on your missing Health. (The more of your Health that’s missing, the higher the damage!)

Swamp Knight’s Commander Perk Unearthly Treat+ does the same thing as Unearthly Treat, but also conjures a Phantasm to target nearby foes when you take damage.

Mermonster Ken

Mermonster Ken makes an appearance on land! His From The Depths Standard Perk boosts melee damage based on how much Health you’re missing. (The more of your Health that’s missing, the higher the damage!) His Commander Perk From The Depths+ does the same thing, but also summons a Phantasm when you dole out a heavy melee elimination.

Chaos Agent

Completing missions in the Lab Dungeon unlocks the villainous Chaos Agent, a Soldier Hero with a trick up their sleeve. Armed with the Standard Perk Quick Fingers, any ability used will also reload your equipped weapon. Chaos Agent’s Commander Perk Quick Fingers+ does the same thing as Quick Fingers, but also creates a chance for a Phantasm to spawn.

Complete Dungeons to unlock these three nightmarish Heroes, Candy for Llamas and loot, a Loading Screen, and more!

Clip’s Nightmare Returns September 6

Just as Hexylavania is giving off a mysterious energy, a nauseating spell is overtaking Hexylvania. It’s in Homebase’s best interest to dispel this curse, so do just that in the Clip’s Nightmare questline! Complete this questline — available from September 6 at 8 PM ET to October 3rd, 2023, at 8 PM ET — to unlock a Hero: Homebase’s favorite blacksmith Clip!

Cassie “Clip” Lipman Joins the Crew

"Let’s take things to the next level." - Clip

  • Standard Perk: High Caliber Harvest
    • Objects destroyed by Anti Material Charge have a 33% chance to drop additional ingredients.
  • Commander Perk: High Caliber Harvest+
    • Objects destroyed by Anti Material Charge have a 100% chance to drop additional ingredients.

Get to Business: Dire’s Wolfy Business Questline Returns!

Starting September 20 at 8 PM ET, be on the lookout for a Super Blood Moon. No werewolf can resist! Complete Dire’s Wolfy Business questline to add Dire to your pack. (That is, to unlock him as a Hero!) This questline will be available from September 20 at 8 PM ET to October]17th, 2023, at 8 PM ET.

Dire Times

  • Standard Perk: Night Stalker
    • During evening and night, movement speed increases by 25%.
  • Commander Perk: Night Stalker+
    • During evening and night, movement speed increases by 50% and decreases Energy cost for abilities by 50%.


The Hexylvania Venture Season means Fortnitemares Llamas! These spine-chilling Llamas are filled to the brim with Haunted Heroes like Kyle the 13th, ghostly weapons like the Night Owl, and Survivors in cosplay. Get Fortnitemares Llamas by spending Candy, which can be earned from completing missions during the Hexslyvania Venture Season.

INTRODUCING Untask'd Courier Set

The Untask'd Courier Pack is now available for purchase.

This Pack includes:

  • Access to the “Save the World” PvE campaign
  • Sid Obsidian Outfit
  • Task’d Corp Datapack Back Bling
  • Antenna-Nator Pickaxe
  • Crossmark Operative Challenges: Earn up to 1,500 V-Bucks by completing Save the World Daily Quests

Challenges are unlocked after having completed the "Homebase Stormshield Defense 3" mission in the Save the World campaign.

Note: The cosmetic items of this Pack will be shared through Battle Royale, Save the World, and creator-made islands. This new Pack will have no impact on existing Founder daily login rewards or their V-Bucks earned, which is exclusive to early access Founders. These Outfits may appear in the Fortnite Item Shop in the future.

Event and Weekly Store

Ragnarok - September 6 at 8 PM ET

  • Standard Perk: Return To Sender
    • Seismic Smash returns to its origin point. Increases Seismic Smash damage and impact by 25%.
  • Commander Perk: Return To Sender+
    • Seismic Smash returns to its origin point. Increases Seismic Smash damage and impact by 125%.

Plague Doctor Igor - September 13 at 8 PM ET

  • Standard Perk: Deep Pockets
    • Decreases Smoke Bomb Energy cost by 38%.
  • Commander Perk: Deep Pockets+
    • Decreases Smoke Bomb Energy cost by 75%.

Black Blade - September 20 at 8 PM ET

Black Blade is a large sword with moderate damage and high impact. With it, you can perform the Leap Attack: a heavy attack that jumps to a target area, damaging and knocking down nearby enemies.

Bug Fixes

Several issues were resolved in the v26.00 update that we previously posted on v26.00 is now live! Reddit post.

  • Fixed an issue with the Totally Rockin Out perk from being triggered again.
  • Fixed an issue where the Hero Icon and Commander perk could disappear when evolving in the Hero Loadout Tab.
  • Fixed an issue where the Daily Wargames was not interactable in the Storm Shield Console.
  • Hero Loadout Gadget slot will now correctly appear after completing Storm Sheild Defense 3.
  • Fixed an issue with Blizzard Blitzer that caused enemies to freeze on the 1st hit vs the 7th.

Fortnite Battle Royale v25.30 Update: “Break the Curse!” with Jujutsu Kaisen

To break the curse, use the curse…

The same cursed energy that dominates the world of Jujutsu Kaisen has taken over the Battle Royale Island. Harness and wield this energy in Fortnite’s Break the Curse!, running 'til August 25, 2023, at 2 AM ET!

Destroy Cursed Llamas to learn cursed techniques. While using these techniques and battling in other ways, complete Break the Curse! Quests for cosmetic and level up rewards in the free reward track, including the Shadow Play: Toad Emote.

Want more rewards as you complete the Quests of each jujutsu sorcerer grade? Purchase the Premium Reward Track upgrade for an extra layer of rewards, including the Yuji Itadori Outfit. (Receive the Streetwear Yuji Itadori Outfit upon purchasing the Premium Reward Track upgrade.) Also, compete in the Jujutsu Kaisen Cup on August 11 for an opportunity to earn a special Spray and Emoticons based on Jujutsu Kaisen.

Yuji isn’t the only Jujutsu High sorcerer debuting in Fortnite — the Outfits for Yuji’s classmates Megumi Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki, and teacher Satoru Gojo, are available in the Item Shop starting now! Get more info on Break the Curse! below.

Learn from Llamas: Cursed Techniques

Cursed Llamas are roaming on the Island — break one and it’ll drop two cursed techniques: Straw Doll Technique and Hollow Technique: Purple.

Straw Doll Technique

The Straw Doll Technique is a swift hammer combo that launches nails filled with cursed energy. Use this technique to help nail in your win!

Hollow Technique: Purple

Often referred to as just “Purple,” this cursed technique is a secret combination of cursed techniques that erases buildings in its path and deals damage over time to enemies.

Break the Curse! Quests

Completing Break the Curse! Quests will earn you Cursed Energy. There are Break the Curse! Quests for battling on the Battle Royale Island and earning XP in creator-made islands. The more Cursed Energy you earn, the more in-game rewards you’ll unlock! Navigate to the Break the Curse! tab in the Lobby to keep track of your Cursed Energy and remaining rewards.

The cosmetic and level up rewards of Break the Curse!

On this screen, you’ll notice the free reward track and the Premium Reward Track upgrade which is unlockable for a fee. The free reward track contains 11 unlockable rewards, including the Shadow Play: Toad Emote as the final reward.

The Shadow Play: Toad Emote, the final reward of the free reward track.

If you purchase the Premium Reward Track upgrade, you’ll unlock extra rewards as you unlock rewards in the free reward track (without having to complete additional Quests). The Premium Reward Track upgrade is purchasable for 1,000 V-Bucks and contains 11 unlockable rewards. Upon purchasing the Premium Reward Track upgrade, you’ll automatically receive the Streetwear Yuji Itadori Outfit:

The Streetwear Yuji Itadori Outfit.

The final reward of the Premium Reward Track upgrade is the Yuji Itadori Outfit, featuring Yuji’s Jujutsu High uniform.

The Yuji Itadori Outfit, the final reward of the Premium Reward Track upgrade.

Go Up in the Grades

The Break the Curse! Quests start at the Grade 4 level of Jujutsu High standards, and will progress up to the Special Grade level! Each grade level’s Quests will go live sequentially and be available until August 25 at 2 AM ET:

  • The Grade 4 Quests are live starting now.

  • The Grade 3 Quests go live August 10 at 9 AM ET.

  • The Grade 2 Quests go live August 15 at 9 AM ET.

  • The Grade 1 Quests and Special Grade Quests go live August 17 at 9 AM ET.

Upon completing a certain number of Quests in a grade, you’ll receive the token for that grade. Get five tokens to unlock the Nue Glider!

Please note that the Break the Curse! free reward track items, Premium Reward Track upgrade items, and Nue Glider are not exclusive to Break the Curse!, and they may become purchasable in the Item Shop at a later date.

Jujutsu Kaisen Cup

Don’t just go up in the grades, go up in the competition too. Taking place on August 11, the Jujutsu Kaisen Cup is a Duos Zero Build tournament where you can compete to be among the top point-earning players in your region, unlocking the Good Boy Kon Emoticon.

If your duo gets three eliminations in the tournament, your jujutsu sorcery skills will be rewarded with the Gojo's Eye Emoticon. Also, all players who earn at least eight points will earn the Yuji's Training Spray!

Competitors can play up to ten matches within their region’s three-hour time window, and the specific event timing for each region can be found in the “Compete” tab in-game. (Remember: Once a player participates in a region in any competitive event during Chapter 4 Season 3, they will be locked to that region for any subsequent session for that event, and all sessions for future events in the Season.) Scoring will follow the format below:

Match Placement

Victory Royale: 65 Points
2nd: 56 Points
3rd: 52 Points
4th: 48 Points
5th: 44 Points
6th: 40 Points
7th: 38 Points
8th: 36 Points
9th: 34 Points
10th: 32 Points
11th: 30 Points
12th: 28 Points
13th: 26 Points
14th: 24 Points
15th: 22 Points
16th: 20 Points
17th: 18 Points
18th: 16 Points
19th: 14 Points
20th: 12 Points
21st: 10 Points
22nd: 8 Points
23rd: 6 Points
24th: 4 Points
25th: 2 Points

Each Elimination

2 Points

Mid-Match Objectives

Team opens a Vault: 3 points
Team captures the Rift Loot Island POI: 5 points

Among other requirements, players must have Two-Factor Authentication enabled and verified on their Epic account, be at Account Level 15 or above (you can find your Account Level in Fortnite’s “Career” tab), and be at Bronze rank or above in Ranked Zero Build to participate. Players with Cabined Accounts are not eligible to participate in the Jujutsu Kaisen Cup. For full details and eligibility requirements, please see the Jujutsu Kaisen Cup Official Rules.

Jujutsu High Assembly: Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, and Satoru Gojo in the Item Shop

Yuji Itadori’s peers — and teacher — join him in Fortnite. Three new Outfits are available in the Item Shop starting now!

Megumi Fushiguro

A prodigy who enrolled at Jujutsu High as a second-class Sorcerer.

Nobara Kugisaki

A determined Sorcerer who came to the city from the countryside.

Satoru Gojo

Widely known as the strongest Sorcerer of modern times.

Competitive Notes

  • Cursed Llamas, Straw Doll Technique, and Hollow Technique: Purple are not included in tournaments (with the exception of the Jujutsu Kaisen Cup).

Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players may have experienced reduced render distance since v25.20.

  • Fixed an issue where players may have been visually presented their Ranked Battle Royale rank even after switching to Ranked Zero Build.


Fortnite Save the World | v25.30 Homebase Status Report


The v25.30 update brings the Raptor Wrangler questline. Does this mean what you think it means? Yes, raptor riding is now in Save the World! Complete this questline to unlock the new Hero Prickly Patroller Ramirez, as well as a weapon in the new Primal weapon set.

Raptor Riding

Wrangling a raptor sounds fun… but what do you do once you’ve captured one? Jump on for one heck of a ride, as now you can ride raptors in Save the World! Hold on, though, because while riding a raptor you’ll have the ability to perform extraordinarily high jumps.

New Hero and Weapons

Tip your caps and watch your fingers: Prickly Patroller Ramirez makes her debut in Save the World! Complete the new Raptor Wrangler questline — available from August 9 to September 5, 2023 — to earn the Prickly Patroller Ramirez Hero and the new Primal Shotgun.

Raptor Wrangler Questline

Complete the following questline to unlock Prickly Patroller Ramirez and the Primal Shotgun:

  1. Don't Bite the Band That Tames: Show that you are the ultimate raptor wrangler by taming two raptors.
  2. Raptor Rodeo: Prove you’re a real raptor riding pro by traveling 1000m on raptor-back.
  3. Ricochet Ranger: Eliminate 50 Husks while riding any wildlife to prove your mounted combat skills!

Prickly Patroller Ramirez

"Just a cactus being a cactus."

  • Standard Perk: Prickly
    • Enemies that land melee attacks take 10 base damage.
  • Commander Perk: Prickly+
    • Enemies that land melee attacks take 15 base damage plus an additional 5 base damage per second for 3 seconds.

Primal Weapon Set

The Primal Shotgun is part of the new Primal weapon set. The Primal Pistol, Primal SMG, and Primal Rifle that are also in the set will rotate into the Event Store each week starting August 9.

Primal Shotgun - Available from Completing Raptor Wrangler Questline

What's better than a burst shotgun? One with a drum magazine!

Primal Pistol - Available in the Event Store Starting August 9 at 8 PM ET

Can you maintain your accuracy with this burst pistol with a wild kick?

Primal SMG - Available in the Event Store Starting August 16 at 8 PM ET

Ammo is designed to be used or wasted, with this wild-firing submachine gun.

Primal Rifle - Available in the Event Store Starting August 23 at 8 PM ET

Lock and load with this high-capacity, wild-firing rifle.

Primal Weapon Perks

This Perk is intrinsic to all Primal Weapons:

  • While a Primal weapon is held, wildlife will not attack you unless provoked.
    • Known Issue: If you attack an animal, all animals of that type will attack for the remainder of the mission. We’re working on a fix for this, so that only the animal you hurt and pack members in the immediate vicinity will turn on you.… and they feature a new set of Core Perks:
  • The weapon will deal +30% bonus damage to targets above 85% Health.
  • Eliminating a Mist Monster using a Primal weapon activates Frenzy, giving the player and their tamed pet 25% bonus move speed and attack speed for 12 seconds.
  • Eliminating 5 enemies in 4 seconds using a Primal weapon activates Frenzy, giving the player and their tamed pet 25% bonus move speed and attack speed for 5 seconds.

Escort Cloaked Star and Quinn

Blasted Badland’s Hit the Road questline continues!

Keep on Hittin’ the Road in the next weekly Quest, available from August 9 at 8 PM ET to August 16 at 8 PM ET. Escort Cloaked Star in this Quest and earn the Thunder Thora Hero as a reward!

"Bringing the thunder to the ground."

The next Hit the Road Quest? Available from August 16 at 8pm to August 23 at 8pm, escort Quinn to earn Gold, Tickets, and a Loading Screen.

Event and Weekly Store

Redline Ramirez - August 16 at 8 PM ET

"Revving beyond the limit."

  • Standard Perk: Quick Scope
    • Increases Sniper damage by 17%.
  • Commander Perk: Quick Scope+
    • Increases Sniper damage by 17% and fire rate by 45%.

Tactical Assault Sledgehammer - August 23 at 8 PM ET

"Breach in 3, 2, 1…"

  • Standard Perk: Assault Crit Damage
    • Increases Assault Rifle and SMG critical damage by 75%.
  • Commander Perk: Assault Crit Damage+
    • Increases Assault Rifle and SMG critical damage by 225%

Surround Pound - August 9 at 8 PM ET

A hammer with capable attack speed and excellent impact. Smash the ground with its Bass Drop ability to create a series of sonic pulses that damage and knock back enemies.

Bug Fixes

A number of Save the World bug fixes were included in the Fortnite v25.30 update, including:

  • Fixed an issue with the Storm Shield console that prevented players from seeing the user interface and menu on PC and Console.
  • Fixed an issue with the Back button and ESC buttons would not function properly in some menus like Batch Recycling.

Fortnite Battle Royale v25.20 Update: Futurama Bender, Fry, and Leela Outfits Arrive!

Don’t let the Island’s ancient center stop you from embracing the future: Bender, Fry, and Leela Outfits crash in from New New York! Not only are these three Outfits available now in the Item Shop, but players can also find Bender's Shiny Metal Raygun in battle.

Bender, Fry, and Leela Outfits

Three new Outfits (and matching accessories) are available now in the Item Shop:

Bender Bending Rodríguez Outfit and Accessories

The Bender Bending Rodríguez Outfit includes the Universe 1 Bender alt Style and the Ben Rodríguez Back Bling. The Unbendable Girder Pickaxe is available in the Shop too!

Philip J. Fry Outfit and Accessories

This Outfit includes the Universe 1 Fry alt Style and Hypnotoad Back Bling. Also available in the Shop, harvest with the Giant Nutcracker Pickaxe.

Turanga Leela Outfit and Accessories

The Turanga Leela Outfit includes the Universe 1 Leela alt Style and Nibbler Back Bling. The Solid Gold Fiddle Pickaxe is also available in the Shop!

Planet Express Ship Glider and Zoidberg Scuttle Emote

There are more accessories to pair with the Outfits! Check out the Planet Express Ship Glider and Zoidberg Scuttle Emote in the Item Shop.

Bender’s Shiny Metal Raygun

On the Island ‘til v25.30, Bender’s Shiny Metal Raygun can be found from the ground, or from Bender himself if you have the Bars. Fire an infinite supply of plasma with this weapon — but be careful because it'll overheat and need to cool down if you fire too much at once!

More in v25.20: Mammoth Pistol

Like an ancient beast, the new Mammoth Pistol is big and powerful and at home in the Wilds. It’s a large-caliber, single-shot pistol that uses heavy ammo, meaning it’ll deliver a crushing blow if you land a shot!

Mammoth Pistols can be found not only in the Wilds but across the whole Island. Get one from the ground, Chests, Holo-Chests, or a flying drone.

Augment Your Pistol Game

Timely for the Mammoth Pistol’s unleashing, v25.20 brings the Pistol Recycle Reality Augment! Activate this new Reality Augment and your Pistol shots will have a chance to cost 0 ammo.

Save your ammo!

Alongside Pistol Recycle, the Desperate Reload Reality Augment has been unvaulted! With this Reality Augment, your Pistols will reload faster when reloaded with an empty clip.

More Hope with a Scope

In addition to the Pistol-related Reality Augments, Scoped Salvo makes its debut in v25.20! Activate Scoped Salvo for your scoped weapons to have increased damage (but a decreased fire rate).

Lever Action Shotgun Unvaulted

Turn the battle back to your direction with the Lever Action Shotgun! This unvaulted weapon can be found from the ground, regular and Rare Chests, Holo-Chests, a flying drone, or claiming a POI.

To accommodate the return of the Lever Action Shotgun, the Maven Auto Shotgun is now currently only obtainable from Characters.

Flare Gun Note

Note: When the Firework Flare Gun was vaulted at the end of Summer Escape, the regular Flare Gun stayed vaulted. The Flare Gun remains vaulted in v25.20.

Competitive Notes

  • Bender’s Shiny Metal Raygun is not included in tournaments.