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Fortnite v10.20 Content Update patch notes – Zapper Trap, Kevin the Cube, more

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Explosive changes have been made all across the map in Fortnite Season 10 as the v10.20 content update is now live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC Platforms!

Returning points of interest has been a common theme throughout the game’s landmark tenth season so far, with Dusty Depot coming back on day one, which was followed by Retail Row, and developers have even teased the return of Kevin the Cube as well. 

Yet, while some things may have been teased, only some items have made the cut this time around with the all-new Zapper Trap, a brand new location, as well as some general tweaks and changes to the uber-popular battle royale title.

New Zapper trap!

First of all, a brand new trap has been released in-game, after first appearing in the game’s news feed on September 2. 

The official teaser simply stated: “DANGER: HIGH VOLTAGE. Trap ’em and Zap ’em,” yet, Epic has given us a real look into the damage it will do to enemy players with a trailer. The Zapper Trap can found in everything from Floor Loot, to chests, to Loot Llamas and holds an Epic rarity.

Map changes

Rumors suggested that fan-favorite Kevin The Cube would be making a return to the game thanks to the traveling Rift Beacons.

The new Rift Zone, which was teased in the game’s leaked screenshots, has now appeared above Fatal Fields in the form of the floating Island. Not only that, but the island also holds the Motel – meaning that two locations have returned in one fell swoop!

The full patch notes for the v10.20 Content Update – including creative mode, save the world, and much more can be found below.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Added the Zapper Trap.
    • This item is a thrown consumable and occupies an inventory slot.
    • On impact, the thrown object deploys a damaging trap on both sides of a building piece.
    • Upon impacting terrain, it automatically builds a wall and then deploys a damaging trap on both sides of the wall.
      • The traps shock enemy players who are within a tile of their face.
        • Damage: 50
      • The traps have a 1-second deploy time before they can be triggered. 
      • When triggered, the traps have a 0.5-second delay before firing. 
      • After the traps have fired, they have a cooldown of 2 seconds before they can be triggered again. 
    • Epic Rarity.
    • Found from Floor Loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
    • Drops in stacks of 2.
    • Max stack size: 4.

GAMEPLAY

  • Floating Island
    • The Floating Island has returned and is slowly making its way around the map!
    • Though separated from the land below, it can be accessed via its low-gravity vortex. 

RECAP

  • From hotfix on August 27
    • Removed the overheat sound from the Minigun.
      • This was to address an issue in which the overheat sound would play longer than intended and/or incorrectly represent the overheat value.
  • From hotfix on August 28
    • Made changes to Turbo Building. The details of these changes can be found in our blog post.
  • From server on August 29
    • Resolved an issue in which the names of POIs would not appear on the map.
  • From server on August 31
    • Resolved an issue with the B.R.U.T.E.’s air stomp.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Prison Prefab
Perfect for jailbreak games and more with the new Prison Prefab.

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Flush Factory Prefab
They make toilets here. Now you can bring the toilet making business to you.

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PREFABS & GALLERIES

  • Added 2 New Prefabs
    • Prison
    • Flush Factory
  • Added 3 New Galleries
    • Prison Gallery
    • Flush Factory Gallery
    • General Props Gallery C

RECAP

  • From patch v10.20.1
    • Bug Fixes
      • Unmanned vehicles will again trigger damage traps.
      • A large shadow no longer appears while in fly mode.
      • Resolved an issue in which featured portals would not respect certain settings on certain devices.
      • The Music sequencer will play for both the client and server.
      • Vehicles will spawn on game start instead of in the warm-up portion.

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Crackshot Hits the Road, Part II!
This week, help Crackshot make his way to the Radio Station again to broadcast his Song of the Summer. Load up the van and gather your group because it’s time to Hit the Road with a new weekly quest!

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Hot Mix Pistol 
Turn the husks into a hot mess with the Hot Mix Pistol! Available in the Weekly Store.  

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WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • The Hot Mix Pistol slides into the Weekly Store.
    • Fires a pair of Sonic Blasts that pierce enemies. This Hot Mix will really get your feet moving!
    • Available in the Weekly Store from Wednesday, September 4 at 8 PM ET, until Wednesday, September 11 at 8 PM ET. 

GENERAL

RECAP

  • From patch v10.20.1
    • Improved stability on Xbox One, iOS, PC, and Mac.

KNOWN ISSUES

Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

Challenges

Lazy Lake Floating Ring locations for Fortnite Week 3 challenges

How to collect floating rings at Lazy Lake for the Season 3 Week 3 challenges.

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The Fortnite Season 3 Week 3 challenges are here, which means we’re getting closer and closer to unlocking the second half of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most of the challenges have been relatively easy this season, with only one weekly challenge requiring us to search in a particular area.

Last week we were looking around The Yacht. This week we’re venturing across the map over to Lazy Lake, where we’ll need to collect floating rings.

These four rings are scattered around Lazy Lake, making it difficult to complete this challenge in one shot – at least, if you’re doing it in a regular Battle Royale match.

As always, we recommend opting for Team Rumble. It makes things easier, and you may even be able to finish your eliminations challenge from last week if you haven’t already. Here’s a map of all of the Floating Ring locations at Lazy Lake:

The most obvious ring is located next to the gas station. You should be able to jump on an umbrella to grab it. After that, make your way to the intersection and look on top of the tree. The third ring is in the street at the entrance to Lazy, and the final ring is in between the towers of the No Sweat Insurance building.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows you exactly where you’ll need to visit.

You can take a look at the full list of challenges here, but the rest of them are easy enough to complete on your own. You may be sitting in the cornfield at Frenzy for a while, but that comes with the territory.

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Challenges

Lazy Lake fireworks location for Fortnite Captain America challenge

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When the Fortnite v13.20 patch released, Epic revealed that they’d be bringing a special hero to the Item Shop for the 4th of July. That hero was later revealed to be none other than Captain America – one of the core Avengers who we never saw during the initial Marvel crossover events.

Captain America is, reportedly, set to hit the Item Shop within the next rotation. He should be available when the Item Shop resets at 8 PM EST on July 2. We’re only hours away from having Cap in our locker, and he’ll probably be one of the most popular skins for the next week.

As you can see, there have already been plenty of official teasers for Captain America, but one of them went under the radar. When the Week 3 Challenges went live, Epic added a daily challenge that requires you to light fireworks around Lazy Lake. These fireworks explode to show the Captain America shield.

There are six firework locations surrounding this POI, but you only need five to complete the challenge. You can easily finish this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble once you know where to look. Here are all of the firework locations.

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This challenge rewards players with 14,000 XP as it’s one of the golden daily challenges rather than a weekly challenge. That isn’t a ton of experience, but it’s a healthy reward for a challenge that will only take a few minuted to complete. Now, all that’s left is to see how the new Fortnite Captain America skin looks!

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Concepts

This concept brings grilling to Fortnite in time for summer

This thematic addition to Fortnite Season 3 is perfect for Summer Splash.

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Fortnite Season 3 has put a new emphasis on food. Vegetable boxes spawn all across the map while players farm for cabbage and corn as a new way to heal. Most players are fans of this change. The more healing items in the game, the better.

Why stop there? Why not allow us to cook our food for additional HP? Well, one Fortnite player made a concept that allows us to do just that. Reddit user u/MapleSmoothie created a Hot Dog concept. You can find them in fridges and eat them raw, or grill them for greater healing power.

Via: u/MapleSmoothie

This concept, as its creator points out, would be a perfect addition to the Summer Splash event. Grilling and summertime go hand in hand, and Epic even have an existing emote to correspond with the mechanic.

We don’t need to stop with hot dogs, either. Epic could allow us to grill corn and add other meats like burgers and sausages. Some of them could even grant shields, allowing you to carry some food versions of Minis and Big Pots.

It’s probably too late for Epic to add this to Season 3. There’s a chance that we could see it next year, however. Epic have always welcomed community concepts with game mechanics and skins. This one would be a small, yet thematic addition that could bring a new element into the game.

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