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Fortnite’s latest update is now available. With version 8.30, Epic Games is introducing the Reboot Van, Buccaneer’s Bounty Event, and much more.

The official patch notes are as follows:

Fortnite’s latest content update has gone live. Today’s additions include the Boom Bow, a new limited time more, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

A new Fortnite update is now available for download, and it’s a fairly substantial one. Version 8.20 includes the limited time mode Floor is Lava, Poison Trap, plenty of improvements and bug fixes, and more.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Fortnite players can download the game’s latest update. Epic Games has started the distribution of version 8.11.

Today’s update includes the Flint-Knock Pistol, a new limited time mode, and more. We have the full patch notes below.

Fortnite updated to version 8.10 today. Buried in the patch notes is an interesting tidbit about a change to matchmatching.

According to Epic, Switch and mobile pools have been combined. This is much different compared to how the game handled things previously in which Switch players were combined with Xbox One and PS4 cross-play parties. Epic says it expects “an on-average better per-game experience” for Switch as well as mobile users.


Fortnite has been updated to version 8.10 today. It includes a new vehicle, limited time mode, and more.

Below are the full patch notes:

Fortnite has been updated once again. Version 8.01 is live, bringing along buried treasure, another limited time mode, and more.

Below are the full patch notes:

Season 8 of Fortnite has started, and with it, the game has been updated to version 8.00. A new battle pass is also available – check out the preview video for that, and the full patch notes below:

Pirate Cannon
Damage enemy locations or structures by launching a cannonball or become a special delivery by launching yourself!

New Locations
Explore new points of interest that emerged with the Volcano, such as Sunny Steps and Lazy Lagoon.

Weapons + Items

  • Pirate Cannon
    • Push the Cannon into position, take aim, and fire! Alternatively, climb into the barrel and launch yourself!
    • The cannon will fire cannonballs or players a great distance. Cannonballs and players can plow through a number of objects before stopping with a bang, causing damage and knockback to nearby players.
    • Deals 100 Damage to enemies on a direct hit and 50 Damage to enemies within a small radius.
    • Found throughout the environment.
  • Vaulted
    • Sneaky Snowman
    • Chiller Grenade
    • X-4 Stormwing
    • Shopping Cart
    • All Terrain Kart
  • Updated Hunting Rifle Icon
  • Reduced the availability of high tier Assault Rifles
    • Total number of Assault Rifles available remains unchanged
      • Increased chance of receiving a Common quality assault rifle from 48.56% to 56.30%
      • Increased chance of receiving an Uncommon quality assault rifle from 26.83% to 28.15%
      • Reduced the chance of receiving a Rare quality assault rifle from 16.17% to 10.91%
      • Reduced the chance of receiving an Epic quality assault rifle from 7.02% to 3.52%
    • Reduced the chance of receiving a Legendary quality assault rifle from 1.82% to 1.13%

Fortnite is able to run at 60 frames per second on a few platforms, but Switch limits things to 30 FPS. Unfortunately, that’s how things will remain going forward. Speaking in a Reddit AMA, a developer at Epic Games said the following when asked about 60 FPS support on Switch: “I’m afraid that is not in the cards.”

Fortnite did support video capture on Switch for quite some time, but Epic eventually disabled the feature to improve performance. The studio doubled down on this by saying that there aren’t any plans to re-implement the functionality. On the bright side, Epic is working on server-side replays for the future.

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Fortnite’s latest content update is now available. Version 7.40 introduces new limited time modes, the Driftboard item, and more.

Here’s the full rundown: