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Fortnite v16.30 patch notes: Neymar Jr, new mythic weapons & more

The Fortnite v16.30 patch notes bring some major changes to the Battle Royale. Here’s everything players need to know about this update.

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Fortnite v16.30, the third major Season 6 patch, is live. This week’s update introduces Neymar Jr., a couple of Mythic bows, and some explosive changes to the casual and competitive loot pools.

Fortnite’s last major update (v16.20) added the long-awaited grappler bow and a new set of off-road tires. These additions focused on mobility and made traveling across the map a lot easier.

Update v16.30 focuses more on enhanced firepower and adds Neymar Jr. to the season. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite v16.30.

Bug Fixes

  • Players receiving a Quest from Jonesy The First that does not grant rewards
  • Storm visual effects appearing outside of the Storm
  • “Recent Islands” list does not update in Creative
  • Flag does not respawn when flag carrier leaves game
  • Small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails
  • “Allow Spectate Other Team” setting not working
  • The “Bad Clams”/”Destroy Fungus” quest in Scurvy Shoals have a low spawn objective rate in Save the World.
Fortnite v16.30 Bug Fixes

While all of these bugs may have been fixed, players are already noticing a glaring issue with vehicles that causes them not to render until they are right next to them. Hopefully, this issue will be resolved soon as it’s causing a lot of unintentional wrecks.

Neymar Jr. Skin

The Season 6 secret skin was revealed to be pro footballer Neymar Jr. at the beginning of the season, and now players can complete special challenges to unlock him. Similar to Predator in Season 5, there are additional challenges that can be completed to unlock more Neymar-themed cosmetics.

Fortnite Neymar Skin Release

To unlock Fortnite’s Neymar Jr. skin, you will need to complete five challenges given by soccer player characters. They are found on the soccer fields at Pleasant Park, Dirty Docks, and Holly Hedges.

New Mythic Bows

Fortnite v16.30 also adds two new Mythic bows into the rotation of weapons. Players can no longer craft the Mechanical Explosive Bow but can get Raz’s Mythic Explosive Bow by defeating the mini-boss at The Spire. The Unstable Bow can be purchased from the Raven NPC located on a hill northwest of Sweaty Sands.

Raz’s Explosive Bow is identical to the non-mythic variant but deals more damage. The Unstable Bow switches randomly between fire, stink, explosive, and shockwave arrows after every shot.

Fortnite Mythic Bows Unstable Explosive

This update isn’t as impactful as v16.20 in terms of overall gameplay, but it does add some cool cosmetics to the game. As well, the reintroduction of the Explosive Bow in competitive matchmaking may ruffle a few players’ feather.

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Fortnite v21.10 update brings back classic POIs: Coral Castle, Tilted Town, more

Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 will constantly change themes and feature Coral Castle, Lazy Lagoon, and other POIs.

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Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite

With Fortnite v21.10, the Reality Tree has fully affected Logjam Lumberyard. It will now choose a random POI theme for every game which includes Tilted Town, Coral Castle, and others.

Fortnite players expect Epic Games to add map changes with every update. The developers have tried doing so in Chapter 3 and accordingly, the response towards the new chapter has been overwhelmingly positive.

Here’s how the first major update for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has brought back OG POIs from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 in the most unique way possible.

Everything to know about the updated Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite v21.10

For the first time in history, we now have a location on the map that changes every game. As it turns out, Logjam Lumberyard will include elements from a wide range of locations from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2.

The community has discovered the following themes so far:

  • Neo Tilted/ Tilted Town (Wild West theme)
  • Coral Castle (Atlantis theme)
  • Colossal Coliseum (Roman theme)
  • Lazy Lagoon (Pirates theme)
Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite v21.10
Update Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that with the 21.10 update, Logjam Lumberyard has become one of the best locations in Fortnite. While new players can finally explore the most prominent regions of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 islands, veterans can recreate their memories.

Other map changes in Fortnite v21.10 explained

The popular Butter Barn landmark will now turn into a POI. With the latest patch, the developers have added buildings from Neo Tilted to Butter Barn and the landmark looks bigger and better than ever.

Last but not least, Darth Vader is now a boss and he spawns in random locations. Apparently, the Zero Point brought a Star Wars relic to the island which is why Vader is here. He can travel in his Lambda-Class shuttle and there’s no definite location where players can find him.

It is no surprise that Darth Vader is a terrifying boss. He has a Mythic lightsaber and players will get 2,000 XP every team they defeat him.

All in all, Fortnite v21.10 is certainly brilliant in terms of map changes and gameplay. However, the same cannot be said for the No Sweat Summer event and the Nindo challenges.

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All new skins in Fortnite v21.10: Itachi, Hinata, Battle Pass super styles, and more

Fortnite v21.10 has arrived with a ton of new cosmetics, including crossovers like Itachi and Hinata and authentic skins like Fox Fire.

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Itachi and other new skins in Fortnite v21.10

As expected, Fortnite v21.10 will release a wide range of new skins. Alongside Itachi, Hinata, Gaara, and Orochimaru, new original skins like Fox Fire will also appear in the Item Shop.

New skins and cosmetics are always the biggest highlights of a Fortnite update. The latest 21.10 patch is no exception, as it has officiated the No Sweat Summer event as well as the Fortnite x Naruto: Rivals! crossover.

Here’s every new cosmetic that is a part of the first major update for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3.

Fortnite x Naruto: Rivals! skins for Itachi, Gaara, Hinata, and Orochimaru revealed

The second crossover between Naruto and Fortnite has brought the following characters:

  • Gaara outfit with Fifth Kazekage selectable style
Gaara in Fortnite
Gaara skin in Fortnite
  • Hinata Hyuga outfit with a Hinata Uzumaki selectable style (the skin also has a Byakugan on and off style)
Hinata in Fortnite
Hinata skin in Fortnite
  • Itachi Uchiha with a Black Ops selectable style
Itachi in Fortnite
Itachi Uchiha skin in Fortnite
  • Orochimaru skin with a Hidden Leaf Era style
Orochimaru in Fortnite
Orochimaru skin in Fortnite

Alongside the four outfits, you can unlock the following cosmetics:

Back Blings:

  • Black Ops Mask with Itachi, Tenzo, Kakashi, and Black Ops style
  • Hinata’s Backpack
  • Sand Gourd

Pickaxe:

  • Sword of Kusanagi
  • Minato’s Kunai

Glider:

  • Gaara’s Sand Cloud
  • Manda

While the aforementioned cosmetics will be up for grabs in the Item Shop, certain cosmetics will be available as a free reward for the new Fortnite x Naruto challenges.

Fortnite v21.10 introduces brand-new Fox Fire skin and new styles for Battle Pass skins

The Fox Fire outfit in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has a default style and a helmet style. The skin’s owners will also have the freedom to change the color of the character’s arm tattoos.

Fox Fire skin in Fortnite
Fox Fire skin in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

New super styles for Malik, Evie, Adira, Sabina, and Stormfarer are now available in the Chapter 3 Season 3 Battle Pass. The styles are called Platinum Rift, Lapis Slurp, and Auric Blaze, and here’s a preview:

New Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Battle Pass styles

Loopers can look forward to unlocking the aforementioned skins through the Item Shop or the Battle Pass soon.

Moreover, the brand-new No Sweat Summer event will allow you to unlock free skins and XP by taking part in Creative challenges.

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Fortnite No Sweat Summer event arrives in v21.10 with Creative XP challenges, free cosmetics, and more

Fortnite v21.10 has finally arrived with a brand-new No Sweat Summer event and here’s how players can get over 70,000 XP and free cosmetics.

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Fortnite No Sweat Summer event

Fortnite v21.10 is finally here, and as expected, the No Sweat Summer event has arrived with it. Here’s everything you need to know about the new summer-themed content.

As usual, the summer event in Fortnite will primarily take place in Creative mode. By participating in special summer-themed games and maps, loopers will be able to earn XP and free cosmetics.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer free rewards
No Sweat Summer event’s free rewards in Fortnite

However, Epic Games has also added summer-themed elements in Battle Royale game modes this time.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer event to have ‘Island Hopper’ challenges

With the recent Creator Callout, Fortnite made it clear that No Sweat Summer won’t feature any maps based on combat. Instead, the emphasis will on light-hearted games like prop hunts and death runs.

Accordingly, leaker iFireMonkey has disclosed the six maps with summer-themed XP challenges:

  • One Trigger 100 days
  • Parkour Universe
  • BLIMP WARS 1000 [Ghost vs Shadow]
  • Color Dash
  • ULTIMATE MURDER MYSTERY
  • Prop Hunt: Modern Mall

Players will have to enter these maps and complete the following quests:

  • Collect resources in PvE One Trigger 100 days (3000)
  • Use Vending Machines in Blimp Wars (8)
  • Unlock achievements in Parkour Universe (3)
  • Get Melee eliminations in Murder Mystery (1)
  • Eliminate Prop opponents in Prop Hunt: Modern Mall (3)
  • Unlock achievements in Color Dash (4)

Each challenge grants 10,000 XP, implying that the total XP output from the No Sweat Summer event will be 60,000. Moreover, three cosmetics will be handed out as free rewards to players upon completion.

The free rewards for this year’s summer event are:

  • Tropical Infrared wrap
  • Tropical Infra-Ravage Spray
  • Tropical Infra-Raven Spray
  • Infrared GG emoticon

Fortnite brings back Flare Guns for No Sweat Summer event in v21.10

Even though the best way to enjoy No Sweat Summer in Fortnite v21.10 will be Creative, Epic Games has unvaulted Flare Guns in Battle Royale. The weapon not only sets fire but also helps in revealing opponents’ positions.

The Firework Flare Gun in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 reveals enemies and has a goofy design that caters to the ongoing ‘Vibin’ theme.

Having said that, the latest Fortnite update has only added the Meowscles and The Order NPCs. From the looks of it, Summer Drift, Beach Bomber, and other summer skins won’t return to the island and yet again, fans will have to wait for Summer Meowscles.

Some leakers believe that summer cosmetics are most likely encrypted. We’ll make sure to update this article if new leaks regarding No Sweat Summer event surface.

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