A new patch is headed to Fortnite on April 10 at 5 AM EST with update v8.30.
Fortnite regularly recieves an update each week which can potentially introduce new weapons, biomes, locations, and more.
April 2’s v8.20 patch was highly controversial as Epic removed the siphon functionality and added the new Boom Bow weapon.
Players just began to get used to the new siphon functionality which would reward players with health and materials once they eliminate an enemy.
With update v8.30, players are hoping Epic will re-implement the siphon function along with allowing competitive players to play on
Epic announced on April 9 that the v8.30 update will arrive on April 10, with downtime beginning around 5 AM EST/ 2 AM PST.
🔋 Batteries Charged 🔋— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 9, 2019
Become the hero your team needs in the v8.30 update! Downtime begins tomorrow, April 10 at 5AM ET(0900 UTC).
There was no downtime for v8.20, so this leads us to believe that some major changes will be heading to Fortnite.
Epic also released the file sizes for the patch prior to release. Here’s their tweet regarding the matter:
We’re making technical improvements in v8.30, increasing the size of this update. Find the download sizes below:— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 9, 2019
iOS:1.14 – 1.76GB
Android:1.56 – 2.98GB
Mobile devices with <6gb of space will need to re-download Fortnite
Fortnite’s tweet hints at something relating to batteries, so maybe there will be a new electrical weapon like the original Zapotron?
If you still need help completing Season 8’s challenges, be sure to check out our article on Season 8’s Week 6 challenges which can help you collect more in-game items through the Season 8 Battle Pass.
Are you excited to see what Epic Games has planned for update v8.30, or are you nervous that the update will interfere with the first week of Fortnite World Cup qualifiers on April 13?