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Fortnite v10.10 Content Update patch notes – Junk Rift, Glitched Consumables, and more

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The Fortnite v10.10 content update #1 is now live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC – with a brand new item, map changes, and weapon tweaks.

With Fortnite Season X moving along week by week, Epic Games are keeping things evolving with their updates – be they fully blown patches or the regular content updates.

While last week’s patch was delayed, This week, the August 20 update, sees a brand new content update coming to town. 

Epic Games has introduced the previously-leaked Junk Rift item as well as a new map change with rift zone at the Indoor Soccer Pitch towards Snobby Shores brings Glitched Consumables. Below, you can find everything you need to know about this update including the patch notes.

Junk Rift item

The Junk Rift is a new throwable item that was teased in the leaked week 4 loading screen, showing a dinosaur falling from the sky. 

It’s description – Heads up! You can now deal with opponents by dropping heavy things on them – means that you can drop items directly on top of an opposing player. It has been revealed to be able to drop items like a dinosaur while other leaks suggested an anchor, port-o-potty and a police car can also be dropped. 

Epic also revealed a trailer so you can see the item in action.

Glitched Consumables and Map Changes

The biggest map change in the v10.10 content update #1 is the Indoor Soccer Pitch and surrounding area – including the abandoned swimming pool, gas station, car repair shop, and small bus stop.

The popular landing spot has now been given another Rift Zone makeover like Tilted Town and the returning Retail Row.

In this map change spin, however, players will now be faced with a crater and can grab ‘Glitched Consumables’ which will provide additional bonuses than normal.

The full, detailed patch notes for this content update can be found below!


WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Junk Rift
    • A throwable item that breaks on contact and spawns a large object in the sky that plummets to the ground.
      • The plummeting object:
        • Damages players and destroys everything in its path.  
        • Creates a small shockwave upon landing that damages players and destroys everything in its radius.
      • Damage:
        • Direct hit: 200
          • Direct hits slightly knock players back.
        • Shockwave hit: 100
        • Both hits immediately destroy vehicles and destructible objects on impact.
    • Drops in stacks of 2.
    • Max stack size: 4
    • Epic Rarity.
    • Available from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
  • Glitched Consumables
    • Glitched Consumables are at the explosion site. These randomly switch between different forageable items from the past.
      • Apples
        • Grant 5 Health.
      • Mushrooms
        • Grant 5 Shield.
      • Coconuts
        • Grant 5 Effective Health (sum of a player’s Health + Shield).
      • Peppers 
        • Increases player movement speed for a short duration.
      • Hop Rocks 
        • Decreases player gravity for a short duration.
      • Shadow Stone
        • Turns players into a ghost for a short time, temporarily increasing their movement speed slightly and letting them dash through structures.

GAMEPLAY

  • The map has changed! The Rift Beacon at the Rec Center malfunctioned, causing an explosion that left a giant crater and created the Glitched Consumables.
    • Glitched Consumables can only be found at the crater.

ART + ANIMATION

  • The Green Toy Wrap has been updated.
    • Because of this, owners of the Toy Soldiers Wraps bundle have been given the option to refund the bundle without the use of a Refund Token.
      • NOTE: Players have 30 days from their next login to redeem this refund.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Prefabs and Galleries 
With these prefabs and galleries, celebrate the return of Dusty Depot or reminisce on Dusty Diner!

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PREFABS & GALLERIES

  • Added 5 New Prefabs
    • Dusty Depot Blue Warehouse
    • Dusty Depot Gray Warehouse
    • Dusty Depot Red Warehouse
    • Dusty Depot Visitor Warehouse
    • Dusty Diner
  • Added 2 New Galleries
    • Dusty Depot & Diner Gallery
    • Dusty Depot & Diner Prop Gallery

SAVE THE WORLD

V6 Launcher
Rev up your engines with this new Rocket Launcher! The V6 Launcher hits the Weekly Store to join the Rat Rod Weapon set. 

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Cloaked Star Hits the Road!
This week, help Cloaked Star make his way to the Radio Station 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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UI

Bug Fixes

  • Mission details now correctly update when switching between different Missions with a controller. 
  • Resolved an issue where objective information was not displayed for the current Mission.
  • Added some information that was missing from the Command and Armory tabs. 
  • Fixed an issue where the map was not loading properly after changing tabs.
  • Game no longer crashes when launching a Mission through the “Play Now” button in the quest log.
  • The Record Dash quest no longer states to find five records instead of four when in a full party.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • The V6 Launcher explodes into the Weekly Store! 
    • Shoots small, fast rockets. Launches up to 6 rockets before needing to reload. Does not consume ammo, but has very low durability.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from Wednesday, August 21st at 8 PM ET, until Wednesday, August 28th at 8 PM ET.

GENERAL

KNOWN ISSUES

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

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Building returns to Fortnite as permanent “Zero Build” mode is announced

Building is back in Fortnite’s core modes, but a new Zero Build mode has been announced that continues the experience of no building.

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Epic Games has released a permanent no-building mode alongside the return of building to Fortnite.

For the past 9 days, players have experienced Fortnite without any building. While the popular battle royale was founded on the unique premise of building, many hardcore fans and returning players swooned over the lack of building.

Knowing that this experience would only last nine days, players wondered what would happen when building returned. Would Epic introduce a new no-build mode? Or would building return without any other modes available?

Luckily, players won’t have to build in Fortnite is they don’t want to. But casual players who don’t want to play competitively can also enjoy building once more.

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Zero Build mode announced as building returns to Fortnite

At the end of the nine day experience, Fortnite announced the new “Zero Build” mode. Advertised as a permanent side mode, Fortnite Zero Build is the same experience players have had for the past week.

In the Zero Build mode, players will continue to have overshields, enhanced movement abilities, and, most importantly, no building. But if you miss the old Fortnite, Epic has you covered.

Zero Build was introduced because building has finally returned to regular core modes: solos, duos, trios, and squads. But this also means that overshields, sprinting, and mantling have been removed from core modes.

Now everyone has a mode that suits their playstyle in Fortnite. But we’d love to know whether you’re Team Builder or Team Zero Build. Let us know on Twitter @FortINTEL.

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All Tier 100 Fortnite Battle Pass Skins ranked

Fortnite has given us a long list of Battle Pass skins. Here, we’re ranking all of the tier-100 Battle Pass skins from worst to best.

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Fortnite has been providing us with skins for over two years. Take a look at all Fortnite tier 100 skins as we rank them from worst to best.

We’re 20 seasons into Fortnite at this point, and 19 Battle Passes deep. We’ve seen hundreds of skins come and go with varying degrees of originality. Some are still in Battle Royale to this day while others are collecting dust in a crowded locker.

Not all Fortnite skins are created equal. Today, we’re looking at the Fortnite tier 100 skins and ranking them from worst to best. Let us know your opinions in the comments!

19. Doctor Strange: Chapter 3 Season 2

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This may come as a shock as Marvel skins tend to rank very high, but we’re on a three-season streak of tier 100 Marvel skins. It’s getting old, and this one isn’t really that great.

Doctor Strange feels like it should have been given the Superman treatment, not the Spider-Man. Plus, they didn’t use Benedict Cumberbatch’s face which makes the skin even less exciting to unlock.

18. Vendetta: Season 9

The Vendetta is one of the least favored tier 100 skins of the bunch. The non-upgraded version is lame and the final stage leaves a lot to be desired.

This one was one of the most uninspired tier 100 skin, in my opinion. It doesn’t look very good, either, which is why it’s placed at the bottom of our rankings.

17. Ice King: Season 7

The Ice King is a skin you’ll hardly ever see in a modern Fortnite match. It’s not the ugliest skin we’ve gotten as a tier 100 reward, but it isn’t far off.

The reason this is so low, though, has to do with the size. This skin is massive and clunky, making you feel like an easy target when you’re wearing it.

16. Ultima Knight: Season X

The Ultima Knight is, simply, an addition to the OG Black Knight that ranks much higher in this list. This is a poor man’s Black Knight and everyone knows it.

Not only is the skin unoriginal, but it’s large and clunky when you rank it up. Anyone who already has the Black Knight won’t be rocking this version into battle

15. Dire: Season 6

The Dire skin is one of the cooler skin concepts Epic has added as a tier 100 skin. The werewolf skin, while interesting, is probably among the least popular skins you’ll see in the game.

The base skin is boring and the upgraded version is too big – two ingredients that lead to a bottom-half ranking.

14. Carnage: Chapter 2 Season 8

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Despite being a crossover skin, Carnage is pretty forgettable. With Season 8 being the finale of Chapter 2, the Cube Queen secret skin was more iconic than the Symbiote. It’s big and bulky, and downright ugly.

13. Ragnarok: Season 5

The Ragnarok skin sits right in the middle of the pack. It’s not horrible, but it’s not great, either. The upgraded skin is a little busy for my taste, so I take everything off and roll with the topless bald man.

12. Fusion: Chapter 2, Season 1

The Fusion from Fortnite Chapter 2 is decent but relatively boring. You’d be hard-pressed to find a player still wearing this skin – especially since there were far better options in the same Battle Pass.

I had this one high on my original rankings (from C2S1) but time has knocked it down to just inside the top-10.

11. Rick Sanchez : Chapter 2 Season 7

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Being able to play as Rick Sanchez is pretty cool seeing as he’s the most iconic character in one of the most popular animated series in recent history. His unique cell-shaded style makes him stand out from other skins, and his smug look makes it seem like every elimination is a cakewalk.

Rick is lower on the list because of his lack of utility and inevitable plummet in popularity in a few seasons. His cartoon style makes him stick out like a sore thumb in-game. His head is a massive target. And players will likely only use this skin for the next season or so.

10. Omega: Season 4

The Omega skin suffers from many of the problems as of the other bottom-half skins: it’s unathletic. That is until you take all of the armor off of the outfit.

I rock this skin stripped-down, just as I prefer the Ragnarok skin. It looks sleeker and cooler that way, in my opinion. The base Omega skin squeaks it into the top-10 – especially since you can change the color on the stripped-down version.

9. Mandalorian: Chapter 2 Season 5

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This might be a controversial placement, but I’m not a huge fan of the Mandalorian skin. Fans of the show will probably like it more, but it didn’t really do it for me.

Sure, the customization options are there, but you’ll never go back to the pre-upgraded armor like you could with some of the other tier-100 skins. Baby Yoda is a hit, but the Mando skin leaves a lot to be desired.

8. Luxe: Season 8

The Luxe was the number-one tier 100 skin in my book for a long time. This is one of the only tier 100 skins that I still regularly wear when I play Fortnite, and one of only two female skins in the group.

The real reason this one ranks so highly is the back bling. Those golden wings are at least the second-best back bling reward in any Battle Pass.

7. The Reaper: Season 3

For some, the Reaper is going to be a number-one tier 100 Battle Pass skin. I understand this argument, but I never liked it, myself.

There were some bugs during Season 3 that caused Epic to hand everyone several Battle Pass tiers for free. The result was that almost everyone who bought the Season 3 Battle Pass got the Reaper skin, which is one of the reasons I never really liked it.

Despite my personal bias, I recognize that Season 3 was the golden age of Fortnite and this skin brings back the feels. It’s well-deserving of a top-five finish.

6. Spire Assassin: Chapter 2 Season 6

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The Spire Assassin jumped right to the top-five in my rankings. This skin is one of the best to be released in all of Chapter 2. You look like a dominating force when dressed in its full suit of armor.

It’s always hard to rank a skin while the season is currently underway, but I’m betting that Spire Assassin will be a common sight on the Fortnite island long after Season 6 concludes.

5. Eternal Knight: Chapter 2, Season 3

The Eternal Knight is a strong contender for the best tier-100 skin in the history of Fortnite. All of the variants are cool and unique and the customizable pickaxe is another huge point in favor of the outfit.

Along with only a few others on this list, the Eternal Knight is still a common sight on the Fortnite island. As long as players are still wearing the skin, it deserves a high placement on this list.

4. Midas: Chapter 2, Season 2

Midas remains a favorite of a lot of Fortnite players, whether you’re using his Ghost, Shadow, or all-gold version.

The Midas skin is the best of both worlds. He’s slender, which means he doesn’t take up much of your screen, but he’s still a cool and interesting character whose outfit goes well with a lot of different combinations.

3. Iron Man: Chapter 2 Season 4

Come on, it’s Iron Man. This is how you do a tier-100 crossover skin, and the Mandalorian was a huge step back from Tony Stark in the previous season.

With one skin, you get both Iron Man and Tony Stark – which you can switch between in-game. If you leveled up the Battle Pass, you can also play as Gold, Silver, or Holographic Iron Man/Tony Stark. It’s hard to see this as anything less than a top-rated skin.

2. Spider-Man: Chapter 3 Season 1

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Wow, who could have guessed that one of the most highly-praised crossover skins would make it to spot number 2. Previously held by Iron-Man, it makes sense that Peter Parker would take his place eventually.

What’s not to like about his skin? It’s clean, slick, and has some of the best alternate styles to date. Even it’s enlightened skin variants look phenomenal which is something that can’t be said for most Tier 100 skins.

1. Black Knight: Season 2

I know, I know. The Black Knight isn’t technically a Tier 100 skin. It’s a final-tier Battle Pass skin, though, so it’s worth including on this list.

The Black Knight is the classic. It’s the OG. Wearing one of these skins doesn’t mean that you’re good, but it does mean that you’ve been playing the game for a long time.

The Black Knight takes the number-one spot because it’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing final-tier skins we’ve ever received. It’s not my personal favorite, but it carries a certain amount of significance for OG Fortnite players.

What’s your number-one tier 100 Fortnite skin? Let us know in the comments.

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How Fortnite Overshields work in Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 has added Overshields which add 50 health to ther player’s base health, and it recharges after taking damage.

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To combat the lack of building at the start of the season, players have overshields that add 50 points to their health.

Players were shocked to find out that Fortnite Season 2 had removed its iconic building mechanic. What are players supposed to do if they get caught out in the open without any builds?

Luckily, Epic Games added a few new mechanics to make up for this. Firstly, players can run faster, jump higher, and mantle objects.

Secondly, Fortnite now gives players an overshield. This isn’t an item you pick up or craft. It’s a built-in component of the player’s health. Here’s how it works.

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Fortnite’s new Overshield details

200 is no longer the maximum amount of health players can have. Instead, the base health is 150, and players can drink shield potions to gain 100 additional health.

These extra 50 points come from the new overshield. Like in Halo, players start with a small layer of shield that will take damage before their actual health. The overshield actually protects the player’s health and shield.

Additionally, the overshield recharges when out of combat, no item is needed. This is to help combat the removal of the building mechanic.

Fifty extra shield isn’t game-breaking, but it will help players find natural cover before getting one-shot. And it also might give timid players more confidence during the end game.

With that being said, we don’t know how long the overshield will be sticking around. Building is only removed for a limited time so overshields could leave whenever builds return.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Omni Chips in Season 2.

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