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Fortnite is known for hosting big events from time to time, and that tradition continued today. In what was one of the highlights for season 9, a monster (Doggus) and robot (Cattus) battled across the map.

Here’s a look at how it all unfolded:

The latest update for Fortnite is now available. Epic Games has released version 9.40, which features the Tactical Shotgun and more.

Below are the full patch notes:

The Strange Things collaboration in Fortnite continues on. Just a short while ago, a new set was added to the Item Shop. These include the Chief Hopper and Demogorgon outfits and Vines Wrap!


Yesterday was the start of the Fortnite x Stranger Things collaboration. Portals from the Netflix show began to appear in-game.

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Fortnite seems to have its next major crossover. Earlier today, players began to notice portals from Stranger Things in the game. Step inside and you’ll teleport to another portal that’s close by.

It’s unclear what the extent of the crossover will be. Will things stop at the portals? Or will another element be added? Perhaps there could be more to this, as the third season of Stranger Things goes live on Netflix tomorrow.

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Fortnite’s latest content update is now live. Version 9.30 – #2 features the Drum Shotgun and more.

Below are the full patch notes:

The latest version of Fortnite, 9.30 is now available. Among other things, it adds the new Chug Splash healing item. Here are the full patch notes:

Limited Time Mode Rotation:

  • Sniper Shootout Duos
    • Sniper rifles only. May the best aim win!
  • Trios
    • Classic Battle Royale with Three-Person squads.
  • Solid Gold Squads
    • Fight to the finish using Legendary weapons.

Weapons + Items

  • Chug Splash
    • On impact, this thrown item splashes liquid in a small area. All players within the splash radius will be instantly granted 20 Health/Shield.
      • Grants health unless you are full health, in which case it will grant Shield.
      • Chug Splash can heal allies, enemies, and can extend the duration of the ‘knocked’ state for knocked players.
    • Rare variant.
    • Drops in stacks of 2.
    • Max stack size: 6.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Llamas.

Had history gone another way, things could have gone very differently with Fortnite. Rod Fergusson, the former director of production at Epic Games, told Game Informer in a recent interview that he tried to cancel the game.

Fergusson referred to how Fortnite “had some challenges” when it was only comprised of Save the World. “As the director of production at the time, that game would not have passed my bar for something we should have continued to keep going,” he said.

Below are Fergusson’s full words:

The latest update for Fortnite is now available. Version 9.21 features a new weapon, soon-to-be-released limited time mode, and more.

Below are the full patch notes:

The latest version of Fortnite is now available. Patch 9.20, among the usual bug fixes, also adds the new Storm Flip item. Here are the full patch notes:

Weapons + Items

  • Storm Flip
    • Thrown item that explodes on impact and creates a sphere-shaped zone.
    • Where the sphere overlaps the storm, it will create a safe zone.
    • Where the sphere overlaps a safe zone, it will create a storm zone.
    • The Storm Flip deals the same damage as the current storm.
    • The zone lasts for 20 seconds before dissipating.
    • Available in Epic Rarity.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, and Vending Machines.
    • Drops in stacks of 1.
    • Max stack of 1.
  • Vaulted
    • Hunting Rifle all variants
    • While we value the variety of longer range sniping options, the Hunting Rifle has become somewhat outclassed by the Infantry Rifle after it was changed to hitscan. In addition, there are a few Sniper Rifle options available and we feel it doesn’t currently fill a necessary role in the item lineup.
  • Loot Carrier
    • Reduced sniper package availability from 12.5% to 8.45%
    • Reduced explosive package availability from 12.5% to 7.04%
    • The chances of getting high-powered, rare items from Supply Drones was higher than felt appropriate, so we’ve reduced their availability slightly
  • Mounted turret
    • Overheat now takes 20% longer.
    • The Mounted Turret’s usage has decreased over time. By slightly increasing time before Overheat, the goal is to help increase its risk/reward.
  • Increased max charge time on Boom Bow from 1s to 1.25s
    • The Boom Bow is a bit stronger than we’d like. This adjustment should reduce frequency between shots, making misses riskier. We’d like to evaluate the impact of this change before making any additional adjustments, and it’s possible that more tweaks will be necessary if this doesn’t have the desired effect.
  • The Slipstream’s audio, pink ring, and spinning blades turn off when disabled during the fifth phase of the Storm.
  • Players revived from a Reboot Van will lose invulnerability upon shooting or building.
  • Air Vents are now more forgiving in order to prevent fall damage when players jump on them from high places.

Epic Games has gone live with the latest content update for Fortnite. The Burst SMG has been added and there’s been some rotation with limited time modes.

Below are the full details: