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Fortnite v9.41 Content Update Patch Notes – Storm Scout Sniper, Overtime Challenges, and more

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The Fortnite v9.41 Content Update is now live on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This update brings the new Epic/Legendary Storm Scout Sniper Rifle to Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode!

With Season 9 quickly coming to a close, Epic Games has released a Content Update for the v9.40 update in the form of v9.41. This is expected to be one of the last updates prior to the 10.00 update for Season 10.

Check out the full Patch Notes blog post from Epic Games below…

BATTLE ROYALE

WHAT’S NEW?

Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
Stay one step ahead of the Storm by scoping in to see it’s next location! 

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Birthday Presents
They say the best gifts are surprises. Open up these Legendary items commemorating Fortnite’s second birthday to see what loot awaits.

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Birthday Cake
Celebrate another year of Fortnite with some Birthday Cake! Find this sweet treat around the map and get some Health & Shield.

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WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
    • The scope on this sniper rifle contains an embedded weather map that displays upcoming storm circles before they are revealed on the minimap.
    • Available at Epic and Legendary Rarities.
    • Damage: 81/85
      • Headshot: 202/212
    • 1.1 Rounds per second.
    • Uses Heavy Ammo.
    • Reload Speed: 2.84s/2.7s.
  • Birthday Presents
    • Available in Legendary Rarity.
    • Can be found from Floor loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
      • Not available in Arena and Tournament playlists.
    • Presents have six possible packages of loot.
  • Birthday Cake
    • Found around various POIs.
      • Not available in Arena and Tournament playlists.
    • Grants 5 Health and 5 Shield.

GAMEPLAY

  • Overtime Challenges
    • Unlock rewards and gain XP with the Season 9 Overtime Challenges. Jump in-game now for more details!

UI

  • PiP (Picture-in-Picture) Streaming
    • Drop into the Fortnite lobby to begin your viewing of the Fortnite World Cup Pro-Am and Finals… while playing the game! Get wins while you watch your favorite competitors do the same. For more information, check out our blog.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Movie Set Prefabs
Lights. Camera. Action! Set the scene for the next blockbuster using the Movie Set prefabs and galleries.

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Prop Hunt LTM
Face off in a thrilling game of hide and seek with a twist. Play StrayKite’s Prop Hunt game as an LTM!

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GAMEPLAY

Bug Fixes

  • Players can now edit pre-built structures during a game.
  • Coins are no longer disappearing while in Create mode after finishing a game.


PREFABS & GALLERIES

  • 4 New Movie Set Prefabs
    • Movie Set Warehouse
    • Movie Set Helicopter Crash
    • Movie Set Docks
    • Movie Set Ceremony
  • 3 New Galleries
    • Movie Set Gallery
    • Movie Set Prop Gallery
    • Nature Tree Gallery B

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
    • The scope on this sniper rifle contains an embedded weather map that displays upcoming storm circles before they are revealed on the minimap.
    • Available at Epic and Legendary Rarities.
    • Damage: 81/85
      • Headshot: 202/212
    • 1.1 Rounds per second.
    • Uses Heavy Ammo.
    • Reload Speed: 2.84s/2.7s.

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Pulsar 9000
Ready… Aim… PLASMA! Unleash piercing plasma shots on the Husks with this new Sci-fi Shotgun.

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WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Pulsar 9000 added to the Weekly Store.
    • Energy shotgun that shoots large rings of plasma. Shots pierce enemies!
    • Available in the Weekly Store from Wednesday, July 24th at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, July 31st 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

Skins & exclusive console cosmetics leaked for Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite leaks reveal upcoming skins including a new Renegade Raider and Fishstick style.

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We’re just over the halfway mark in Fortnite Season 4, but fans are already looking ahead to what the next season will hold. Today, October 1, the Fortnite data miner, Hypex, gave us the first small pieces of information about Fortnite Season 5.

These leaks include some confirmed and unconfirmed information that he received from an anonymous source. We assume that this is the same source that leaked Hypex some early – and accurate – information about Fortnite Season 4, so we’re leaning toward trusting this leak.

So far, Hypex has confirmed a “Ginger Renegade Raider, and an exclusive PS5 skin. He’s also speculating about a skin from concept artist Sharktoofs1 (creator of skins such as the Cozy Chomps and Boxy skins) along with an exclusive Xbox S skin.

https://twitter.com/HYPEX/status/1311638484558508032

A Ginger Renegade Raider skin would make sense for the next Fortnite season, as Season 5 will almost certainly run into the Christmas season. Renegade Raider is one of Fortnite’s most popular skin variants, and Epic have been giving it more attention, of late.

The concept comes from @Fercho_UwU and is about what you’d expect: Renegade Raider with some Gingerbread clothing.

The other skin concept that’s rumored to be coming to the game is “Giddy-Up Fishstick” from @sharktoofs1. That’s right; it looks like we’re going to get yet another Fishstick skin in Fortnite.

As we covered, above, Sharktoofs already has several popular skins in Fortnite, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see another one come into the game. This one is, simply, Fishstick riding the inflatable llama from the Giddyup skin.

As for the exclusive Xbox and PlayStation skins, these remain to be seen. Of course, these are only leaks and might not come to fruition. If this is the same source that Hypex had for his Season 4 leaks, however, there’s a good chance that they’re legitimate.

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about all of these skins, although we’ll probably have to wait for a patch or two before data miners find them in the game files.

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Challenges

Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 Challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 challenges are here! Take a look at how to complete them.

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It seems like just yesterday that we were staying up all night, waiting for the new season of Fortnite. Surprisingly, we’re already into Week 6 with another batch of challenges to help carry us through the Battle Pass.

Although weekly challenges offer a lower amount of XP this season, it seems like we’re working through the Battle Pass quicker than normal. Even still, we have a long way to go before we unlock all of our holographic variants, so we’ll be grinding away at these challenges.

The week’s challenges are pretty straightforward. All we need to do is consume some foraged items, deal some damage, and search some chests. Here are the challenges for Week 6:

  • Search Chests at Weeping Woods (7)
  • Eliminations at Misty Meadows (3)
  • Collect Stone from Coral Castle (300)
  • Consume a Legendary Fish
  • Consume Foraged Items at Holly Hedges (10)
  • Ride a Zipline from Retail Row to Steamy Stacks
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Black Panther’s Kinetic Shockwave (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Slurpy Swamp (500)

The inclusion of a challenge involving Black Panther’s ability suggests that we could see it come into the base game this week, but we don’t know that for sure. Epic could be pushing us toward the Marvel-based LTMs that have been rotating in and out of the game. We’ll know more when these challenges go live, tomorrow.

Collecting foraged items at Holly Hedges is as easy as taking some damage in Team Rumble and eating the Cabbage that is growing in the backyards of a few houses.

If you’re having trouble catching a legendary fish, take a look at our fishing guide for Season 4. You should be able to catch one if you hit a fishing hole with a Pro Fishing Rod – but this one will take a bit of persistence.

There’s a zipline network that connects Steamy Stacks and Retail Row, so you just have to ride this once and be done with it.

Apart from that, the rest of these challenges are straightforward. Of course, you’ll also need to land at Weeping, Slurpy, and Misty to get your chests, damage, and elimination. Good luck!

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Esports

New esports org Gamma Gaming makes splash with Fortnite roster

A new organization, Gamma Gaming, has entered the professional Fortnite arena with some huge signings.

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Fortnite is, again, the driving force behind the creation of an esports organization – this time, in the European market. Gamma Gaming – established by Arsenal FC player, Sead Kolašinac – made a splash on the EU Fortnite scene by announcing the acquisition of six Fortnite players on September 27.

The announcement included some of the hottest professional free agents in the region: Th0masHD, Kami, Tschinken, and Merijn along with content creators Obitoo and Mambo.

The most noteworthy of these acquisitions is, likely, Th0masHD who qualified for the Fortnite World Cup, placed 4th in the recent Solo FNCS, won the BenjyFishy Cup, and, most recently, placed first and second in two of the FNCS Warmup competitions.

Going into the Season 4 Trios FNCS, he and his team are one of the top picks to win it all.

Gamma Gaming’s model follows that of another new organization, One Percent, which has built its foundation on the back of their professional Fortnite lineup. The young org will, undoubtedly, branch out from here, but they’re starting with solid EU Fortnite talent.

With some strong European players on their team, it will be interesting to see where these new Gamma Gaming recruits land when the FNCS competition comes around. We have a new organization to keep our eyes on.

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