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What to expect from the Fortnite v10.30 patch – Map changes, ziplines, and more

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The Fortnite v10.30 update has not yet been announced by Epic Games, but that doesn’t mean that they haven’t already hinted at what is coming in the next patch.

As the Fortnite seasons’ progress, patches and content updates are the methods used by Epic to make changes – big or small. At the time of writing, Epic hasn’t dropped any hints regarding when the game’s next major update will go live or changed the news feed to give us word about any new features. 

Yet, it already appears clear that there will be significant map changes – with the Rift Beacons becoming activated and, If leaks are to be believed, there should also be the return of some key travel elements.

So, let’s take a look at what to expect from the new update.

Map Changes

The biggest change in the coming patch appears to be the map changes. Epic Games confirmed that the Borderlands content would be cycled out of the game by September 10, which many expected to be the day of the update.

While that content is still available, the Rift Beacons at Paradise Palms and the frozen lake location have activated, signaling the start of a major map reshuffle. 

Image via @ImEntoYT
Image via @ImEntoYT

Ziplines to return

The Ziplines were temporarily disabled back on September 6, taking another travel feature away from Fortnite players. 

While the developer’s Trello page suggests that a fix will be deployed in an upcoming update, Fortnite leaker RiftFNBR believes that they will return in patch v10.30. Of course, this is unconfirmed and best taken with a pinch of salt, but they can’t be too far away from returning.

https://twitter.com/RiftFNBR/status/1171220150495928320

Bug Fixes

According to the same leaker, a number of new and frustrating bugs will also be rectified in the v10.30 update. 

They tweeted: “The following problems will be fixed in the v10.30 patch: Some players are unable to report others during a replay because they get stuck at the “Sending Report…” screen. – When players open the map POI names may not display.”

https://twitter.com/RiftFNBR/status/1171219287622766592

When will the Fortnite v10.30 patch be released?

While we don’t have official confirmation in terms of when the update will go live, however, it will likely require some in-game downtime to get everything up-and-running. 

Patches also tend to occur earlier in the day than content updates, with Epic regularly confirming that this happens at 1AM EST/4AM EST/9AM BST/10AM CEST. That shouldn’t change this time around, but we’ll update if the developers drop a later time. 


So, that’s everything we know about the v10.30 update. As things change, we’ll continue to update you on all the news and latest happenings.

Challenges

Lazy Lake Floating Ring locations for Fortnite Week 3 challenges

How to collect floating rings at Lazy Lake for the Season 3 Week 3 challenges.

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The Fortnite Season 3 Week 3 challenges are here, which means we’re getting closer and closer to unlocking the second half of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most of the challenges have been relatively easy this season, with only one weekly challenge requiring us to search in a particular area.

Last week we were looking around The Yacht. This week we’re venturing across the map over to Lazy Lake, where we’ll need to collect floating rings.

These four rings are scattered around Lazy Lake, making it difficult to complete this challenge in one shot – at least, if you’re doing it in a regular Battle Royale match.

As always, we recommend opting for Team Rumble. It makes things easier, and you may even be able to finish your eliminations challenge from last week if you haven’t already. Here’s a map of all of the Floating Ring locations at Lazy Lake:

The most obvious ring is located next to the gas station. You should be able to jump on an umbrella to grab it. After that, make your way to the intersection and look on top of the tree. The third ring is in the street at the entrance to Lazy, and the final ring is in between the towers of the No Sweat Insurance building.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows you exactly where you’ll need to visit.

You can take a look at the full list of challenges here, but the rest of them are easy enough to complete on your own. You may be sitting in the cornfield at Frenzy for a while, but that comes with the territory.

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Challenges

Lazy Lake fireworks location for Fortnite Captain America challenge

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When the Fortnite v13.20 patch released, Epic revealed that they’d be bringing a special hero to the Item Shop for the 4th of July. That hero was later revealed to be none other than Captain America – one of the core Avengers who we never saw during the initial Marvel crossover events.

Captain America is, reportedly, set to hit the Item Shop within the next rotation. He should be available when the Item Shop resets at 8 PM EST on July 2. We’re only hours away from having Cap in our locker, and he’ll probably be one of the most popular skins for the next week.

As you can see, there have already been plenty of official teasers for Captain America, but one of them went under the radar. When the Week 3 Challenges went live, Epic added a daily challenge that requires you to light fireworks around Lazy Lake. These fireworks explode to show the Captain America shield.

There are six firework locations surrounding this POI, but you only need five to complete the challenge. You can easily finish this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble once you know where to look. Here are all of the firework locations.

Fortnite Lazy Lake Fireworks

This challenge rewards players with 14,000 XP as it’s one of the golden daily challenges rather than a weekly challenge. That isn’t a ton of experience, but it’s a healthy reward for a challenge that will only take a few minuted to complete. Now, all that’s left is to see how the new Fortnite Captain America skin looks!

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Concepts

This concept brings grilling to Fortnite in time for summer

This thematic addition to Fortnite Season 3 is perfect for Summer Splash.

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Fortnite Season 3 has put a new emphasis on food. Vegetable boxes spawn all across the map while players farm for cabbage and corn as a new way to heal. Most players are fans of this change. The more healing items in the game, the better.

Why stop there? Why not allow us to cook our food for additional HP? Well, one Fortnite player made a concept that allows us to do just that. Reddit user u/MapleSmoothie created a Hot Dog concept. You can find them in fridges and eat them raw, or grill them for greater healing power.

Via: u/MapleSmoothie

This concept, as its creator points out, would be a perfect addition to the Summer Splash event. Grilling and summertime go hand in hand, and Epic even have an existing emote to correspond with the mechanic.

We don’t need to stop with hot dogs, either. Epic could allow us to grill corn and add other meats like burgers and sausages. Some of them could even grant shields, allowing you to carry some food versions of Minis and Big Pots.

It’s probably too late for Epic to add this to Season 3. There’s a chance that we could see it next year, however. Epic have always welcomed community concepts with game mechanics and skins. This one would be a small, yet thematic addition that could bring a new element into the game.

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