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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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Fortnite tease new Drift Crew skins

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Epic Games are dropping some cryptic hints relating to the iconic Drift character in Fortnite, and speculation suggests it’s all leading to a new Drift Crew skin.

On January 24, Epic Games posted a series of mysterious tweets, to get the community guessing.

Their first post referenced Drift directly, saying: “Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?”

A series of messages followed, asking for help – presumably Drift’s help.

Data miner HYPEX was quick to highlight that these teasers are almost certainly connected to the upcoming new Drift Skin, which appears to be a female version of the fan-favorite skin.

Fortnite Crew is the monthly subscription service, and it’s expected that this new Drift skin will be included in the February edition of the subscription rewards.

Fortnite Monthly Crew Pack
The Fortnite Crew subscription includes V-Bucks plus cosmetic rewards.

The subscription grants players each new Battle Pass, plus 1,000 V-Bucks, in addition to the cosmetic rewards.

We’ll have to wait and see confirmation about the new Drift skin as we put January in the rearview mirror and move into February.

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Fortnite v15.21 update patch notes: Predator, Mythic Item, New Quests

Fortnite’s v15.21 update has shaken things up again, adding Predator and a brand new Mythic Item to the mix.

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Today’s Fortnite v15.21 update has shaken things up again in the battle royale game, adding Predator and a brand new Mythic Item to the mix.

The game has been subject to weekly updates for a long time now, meaning content is given a slight refresh some weeks, and on others things can change a bit more dramatically.

On January 20, after the latest patch was rolled out, it’s fair to say that not a lot of things have been tweaked.

In the absence of official patch notes, which have been vaulted since before Chapter 2 even began, we’ve rounded up the changes confirmed already by players and leaks.

Fortnite v15.21 patch notes

Predator

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Predator has arrived in Fortnite. Credit: Epic Games.

Predator is the latest crossover character to arrive in Fortnite, now available to fight at the Stealthy Stronghold location. The skin is also coming to the Fortnite Item Shop, along with some cosmetics – such as a pickaxe.

New Mythic Item: Predator Cloak Device

One of the biggest, and most exciting, elements of Predator’s arrival is the new Mythic Item it adds to the game. The Predator Cloak Device is now active in-game, and once it’s been found and activated, players can use it to turn invisible.

To get one, check out our complete guide here. It’s fairly easy to achieve.

New Quests

More Quests have been added to the Battle Pass for Season 5, following the v15.21 update.

The full list of these can be seen below, courtesy of HYPEX.

New Fortnite Quests. Credit: HYPEX.

Bug fixes and other changes

According to the official Fortnite Trello board, a number of things have changed – including general issues and things specifically impacting the BR mode.

General Top Issues

  • When playing Fortnite, players cannot create system-level parties that include players on both PS5 and PS4.
  • The Jumpshot Outfit is missing its facial hair.
  • The Banner menu may be unresponsive to controller inputs, causing players to have difficulty editing their Banner with a controller or the Banner not updating properly.
  • We’re investigating an issue that is causing players to experience a long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
  • The sound effect of certain actions, such as opening a Chest or hitting a Weak Point, may be delayed.

Battle Royale

  • In competitive playlists, players do not have access to their persistent stash of Bars. Instead, they are granted a set amount at the beginning of each match. This is intended. However, your end total of Bars in competitive playlists may appear in the Lobby in place of your persistent stash. This is a visual issue only.
  • The weekly Legendary Quest to ‘Get Headshots’ is not always visible after completing the first stage of the quest.
  • Players may receive damage mid-air when falling inside a car.
  • Players and Spectators may notice inconsistent camera behavior or stuttering after being near a Car they recently drove then exited.
  • Total Bars appearing as 0 in a match.
  • Assets appearing invisible in Performance Mode alpha.
  • Game freezing when going to the Compete tab on PlayStation/Xbox.
  • Sand Tunneling temporarily disabled.

As is the case every week with these unofficial patch notes, it’s an ever changing beast. If we find something that’s changed and not been included here in the Fortnite v15.21 patch notes, we’ll update you as quickly as we can.

Until then, jump in and see for yourself! Remember to thank the bus driver…

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How to go invisible in Fortnite with Predator Cloak Device

Predator has arrived in Fortnite just a week after the character’s ship landed, and he’s brought a brand new weapon.

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Predator has arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale just a week after the character’s ship landed on the island, and he’s brought a brand new weapon – or ability – to the fight.

One of the most sought after abilities in Fortnite, pretty much since Day 1, has been finding ways to turn invisible. Out of sight for enemies, and handing yourself a huge advantage.

In the past, this has been achieved with exploits using previously added invisibility items, or just glitches that make players pretty much impossible to take down.

However, a legitimate way of doing that – for a limited time – is now in the game.

How to use Predator’s Cloak device in Fortnite

The first-look footage of the Predator Cloak Device shows that the process of actually using it is quite simple.

As seen below, in a post from HYPEX, all you have to do is activate it once you have stumbled upon one and you’ll instantly turn invisible.

This is not the first item to be added to Fortnite that turns players invisible, with Shadow Stones appearing in the past, though developers will be hoping the rollout of this ability doesn’t turn out to be as glitchy as those that have came before it.

Cloak Device stats

Not only do we know how it works already, but also the stats for it as well. It lasts 30 seconds and requires a cooldown each time of the same amount, seen below from HYPEX again.

Players can activate this, of course, though we’re now aware the NPC Predator can also do it. This is going to make the character slightly harder to defeat than others.

How to get Fortnite Predator Cloak Device

The Predator Device can be obtained by taking down Predator in-game, much like any other boss the game’s added during Season 5.

After visiting Predator’s location and striking the character down, it will drop the following, as well as ammo and Floppers.

That’s it! Now you know how to use the Predator Cloak Device, and it looks like it’s going to be quite tricky to get one in-game – especially if the NPC is using it to escape your gunfire!

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