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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.

Leak

Fortnite leaks point to in-game comic books coming soon

Comic books are likely heading to Fortnite sooner rather than later – with Thor being the first issue.

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The most recent Fortnite update, v13.40, brought us a ton of leaks that point to what the future of the game will hold. We already covered the 30+ new fish types found in the game files, but they weren’t the only new concept that was included in the patch.

Data miners also found mention of a “ComicReader” in the files. This would, naturally, suggest that readable comic books will be heading to Fortnite in the near future.

We have more than just a line of text, however. Apparently, those who switch accounts on Xbox (and possibly PS4) will be greeted with a glitched cut-scene. Obviously, this is not meant to be in the game, just yet.

We can see where the new comic books will be located in the Battle Pass tab, as well as what will happen when you click on them. What will these comic books hold? Well, we have some clues as to that as well.

Will these comic books be original content? We’re sure that some of them will, but we also have some leaks that point to actual comic books coming to Fortnite. Right now, they appear to be Marvel Comics.

Data miner, Hypex, has been spearheading these leaks. He was able to use the blurry photo of a Fortnite comic book to find out the actual comic that they came from. This one appears to be a Thor comic.

With all of this information available, we’d be surprised if Epic didn’t release comics before Season 4. Likewise, we expect the Season 4 secret Fortnite skin to relate to the in-game comics.

All of this points to Thor being the potential Season 4 secret skin. Fans were already theorizing about this when they saw what Captain America left behind in his release trailer – a glyph that looked strikingly similar to Thor’s glyph from one of his films.

Of course, this is only speculation. For now, all we know for sure is that Epic are planning on adding comics to Fortnite, soon – with Thor likely being the subject of their first issue. As always, we’ll keep you posted when we learn more.

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Esports

Waffles unbanned from Fortnite under threat of legal action

Epic Games unbanned pro player, Waffles, after the CarterPulse agency stepped in.

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Earlier this week, we covered the story of Fortnite pro player, Waffles, who had been banned from Fortnite after encountering a bug in the FNCS. Waffles killed a player who had used the infinite item glitch to receive an unlimited number of Crash Pads.

After the elimination, Waffles noticed massive stack of Crash Pads on the ground. As anyone would, he began to pick them up to investigate. To his dismay, he was unable to drop them and had to finish the game with no weapons or healing items – only an inventory full of Crash Pads.

Despite everything working against him, Waffles managed to finish third in the game. When he went back to the lobby, however, he saw that he was disqualified from the tournament and banned from competitive Fortnite for 30 days.

Despite all of the evidence showing that Waffles didn’t do this on purpose, Epic support told him that they were upholding his ban. That’s where the CarterPulse agency came in. They responded to one of Waffles’ tweets, telling him to reach out to them.

After that, they went to work contacting Epic Games and outlining the fact that Waffles never intentionally broke any of the rules – a condition for a fair ban. What’s more, the Fortnite competitive rules state that any player must play-out a game in which they encounter a bug, giving Waffles no choice in the situation.

A little over a day after CarterPulse got involved, Epic appeared to reverse their decision to ban Waffles. The pro tweeted, “I AM UNBANNED! THANK YOU @CarterPulse.”

According to other tweets by the agency, they stepped into the situation free of charge. “Anything for the community.” they wrote on Twitter.

CarterPulse also clarified that this was a small mistake within a great company. “Just would like everyone to realize that Epic is a great company who makes mistakes like all of us. Happy to have helped @WafflesFN in getting unbanned!” they wrote.

The unbanning comes just in time for the second week of FNCS qualifiers. Waffles will be able to compete in the next qualifying event and, with any luck, will move onto the grand finals.

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Challenges

Send the Coral Buddies to space with this secret Fortnite challenge

Help the Coral Buddies join the astronaut from Craggy Cliffs with this secret Fortnite challenge.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 brought us a list of secret challenges that involve the Coral Buddies. This group seems to be doing a lot better than they were at the beginning of the season, as they’ve now expanded and build a Coral Castle on top of the massive Whirlpool to the north of Sweaty Sands.

Attentive players have already helped bring the Coral Buddies into the Wood and Brick phases of development, but Season 3 Week 8 brought a new challenge to the game: giving them the materials they need to launch a rocket into space.

You can find the group of Coral Buddies where they’ve always been – outside of the lighthouse in the northwest corner of the map. Here’s an old picture of where their island was, but it’s still accurate.

The rocket requirement is only 100 metal, but you’ll need to gather it before hitting the island. There doesn’t appear to be any metal sources around them, which is part of the reason that they need our help to begin with.

The Coral cosmonauts have already started building the base for their rocket. All you have to do is walk up, give them some metal, and watch them finish the project.

Once you give the Coral Buddies what they need, they’ll build their rocket and take off into space – possibly in search of the old Chapter 1 map. Let’s hope they find what they’re looking for.

With this challenge and the crashed spaceship at Craggy Cliffs, Epic are pointing us to the stars. Could this have something to do with the rumored event and Season 4? Only time will tell.

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