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    Fortnite Update 20.30 Patch Notes – May 3, 2022

    A new Fortnite update 20.30 is now available to download on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and PC. According to the official Fortnite 20.30 patch notes, the latest update fixed glitches as well as adjusted and optimized gameplay. In addition, today’s Fortnite version 20.20 also includes general stability improvements.

    Previously, a major update added new features, new LTM modes, new changes, and much more. Unfortunately, since the later major update, players are facing several issues with the game.

    Today’s Fortnite patch v20.30 will address a few of these issues. Read more details below.

    Fortnite 20.30 Patch Notes – Official

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    TWO WEEKS OF FORTNITE X STAR WARS IN MAY 2022!

    Star WarsTM Day is going on in Fortnite, but not just on May the 4th: Star Wars items from years past are unvaulted May 3 until May 17, 2022! Use these items in special Quests to unlock an Empire Banner. Also, every non-Battle Pass Star Wars Outfit that’s been in the Item Shop will return from a galaxy far, far away.

    WIELD LIGHTSABERS ONCE AGAIN

    Lightsabers are back! Pick up Luke SkywalkerTM’s LightsaberKylo RenTM’s Lightsaber, and Mace WinduTM’s Lightsaber across the Island. What about the blue lightsabers? There are blue ones too, but this time they’re Obi-WanTM’s.

    Fortnite Lightsabers

    START BLASTING

    Returning to the Island, the E-11 Blaster Rifle can now be wielded by players! How to find one? Stormtroopers have set up checkpoints in search of Obi-Wan — go to one of these checkpoints and exchange Bars for a Blaster! Also find them in Chests and on the ground.

    Fortnite E-11 Blaster Rifle

    EMPIRE ACCREDITATION

    Speaking of Stormtroopers, go through Stormtrooper training in new Star Wars Quests. Active now until May 17 at 12 AM ET, these Quests will have you confiscate a “landspeeder” (a.k.a. a vehicle), confiscate and use “Jedi contraband” (a.k.a. a lightsaber), and more. Each May the 4th Quest rewards XP, and for completing five, you’ll earn an Empire Banner:

    Fortnite Star Wars Empire Banner

    STAR WARS OUTFITS BACK IN THE SHOP

    Over the course of the Star Wars Day festivities, every non-Battle Pass Star Wars Outfit that’s been in the Item Shop will make an intergalactic comeback:

    • Imperial Stormtrooper
    • Kylo Ren
    • Zorii BlissTM
    • FinnTM
    • ReyTM
    • Sith Trooper
    • Boba FettTM
    • Fennec ShandTM
    • Krrsantan

    Fortnite Star Wars Outfits

    General Fixes

    • A visual issue with the Street Shine Pickaxe fixed.

    Battle Royale Fixes

    THE BATTLE FOR TILTED TOWERS

    Fortnite The Battle for Tilted Towers

    The Battle for Rocky Reels ended with a standing ovation and a victory for the Resistance! Find Funding Stations for an Armored Battle Bus and set of Turrets at this reclaimed POI.

    But the most climactic POI Battle hasn’t started until now: the heart of the Island is at stake in the Battle for Tilted Towers. Join the Resistance in pushing back the IO! Higher than even the buildings is an IO Blimp carrying Huntmaster Saber, who refuses to stand down.

    FULFILL YOUR DESTINY: MAY THE 4TH FESTIVITIES

    Fortnite Lightsabers

    Star WarsTM Day is going on in Fortnite, but not just on May the 4th! From May 3 to May 17, 2022, take up Lightsabers and E-11 Blaster Rifles in battle. Also, complete new Star Wars Quests to unlock an Empire Banner. More info on this intergalactic event can be found in our May the 4th blog post!

    GO SKY HIGH IN A BLIMP CHOPPA

    Fortnite Choppa

    The IO aren’t the only ones who can take to the skies. Funding Stations for Choppas have been set up across all Seven Outposts — chip in Bars to bring this vehicle out of the vault! Once a Choppa is 100% Funded, fly across the map and attack from above.

    SHOTGUNS REBALANCED

    Fortnite Striker Pump Shotgun

    In v20.30, all Shotguns have undergone a damage balance update. These changes will increase the damage for most shots (including headshots). All Shotguns have also been given a “max damage cap,” affecting how much maximum damage a single shot can deal.

    Specific changes to Shotguns available in Fortnite Battle Royale/Zero Build:

    • Minimum pellet-hit count increased from 3 to 4 for the Striker Pump Shotgun, Auto Shotgun, and Drum Shotgun.
    • Striker Pump Shotgun and Auto Shotgun pellet damage and headshot damage increased.
    • Ranger Shotgun and Drum Shotgun headshot damage greatly increased, but no change to base pellet damage.
    • Drum Shotgun damage falloff adjusted, shortening effective range.

    These changes have affected all Shotguns that are available in Fortnite Creative as well, which we detail in our Creative v20.30 blog post. We’ll continue to evaluate these changes as we monitor player feedback.

    BROWSE MENU ADDED

    Fortnite Browse Menu

    The Browse menu has been added next to Discover! This menu is broken up into categories (such as Action, Casual, and Combat), making it easier to find new games in the genres you love.

    COMPETITIVE NOTES

    • Forces at Tilted Towers are not in active conflict in competitive playlists, but the resulting destruction has occurred and Huntmaster Saber has still relocated.
    • Lightsabers and E-11 Blaster Rifles are not included in competitive playlists.
    • Choppas will not be brought into competitive playlists.

    BUG FIXES

    • Fixed an issue involving most Seven Outpost Vaults being unopenable.
    • [Fixed] Vaults At Seven Outposts Do Not Open.
    • [Fixed] Anvil Rocket Launcher UI missing.

    Creative World Fixes

    ARMORED BATTLE BUS

    Fortnite Armored Battle Bus

    What do you get when you cross a Prop Mover device, Tilted Towers and an Armored Battle Bus? I guess we will find out! The Armored Battle Bus and the Cow Catcher devices will be available with 20.30 for ultimate ramming power.

    ISLAND TEMPLATE UPDATES

    Fortnite Island Template Update

    In v20.20 we released the Video Player device (previously known as Llamatron) for you to use to broadcast a set of preloaded music videos. We now have a template, “Music Experience Island” to help you build a great experience using the device.

    The old Zone Wars Template Island has been updated to align with the new standard and new devices that have been released since the template was originally created. The update also includes billboards describing the new devices and how the island was built!

    PLAYER REFERENCE DEVICE UPDATE

    We have updated the Player Reference Device with more customizable options, and the ability to simplify mechanics without having to use several devices to achieve your desired results!

    HUB CHANGES

    We are introducing a new Hub layout more focused on providing you a place to showcase your artistic skills. To accomplish this, we’re removing matchmaking portals and featured rifts. There will be four empty rifts so you can continue testing and playing in private parties, and one Creator Showcase map selected by the hub creator. Starting in July, hubs will be live for two weeks instead of one.

    SHOTGUNS REBALANCED

    Fortnite Striker Pump Shotgun Rebalance

    In v20.30 all Shotguns have undergone a damage balance update across Fortnite.

    These changes will increase the damage for most shots and headshots. All Shotguns have also been given a “max damage cap”, affecting the maximum damage a single shot can deal. Please note with this cap update, alongside other adjustments, all Shotguns except the Legendary Dragon’s Breath Shotgun will no longer deal over 200 damage in one shot.

    Specifically, in Fortnite Creative:

    • Minimum pellet-hit count increased from 3 to 4 for the Striker Pump Shotgun, Auto Shotgun, and Drum Shotgun.
    • Striker Pump Shotgun and Auto Shotgun pellet damage and headshot damage increased.
    • Ranger Shotgun and Drum Shotgun headshot damage greatly increased, but no change to base pellet damage.
    • Drum Shotgun damage falloff adjusted, shortening effective range.
    • Charge Shotgun pellet damage decreased while the headshot damage increased.
    • Heavy Shotgun pellet damage increased.
    • Headshot damage increased for the following: Lever Action Shotgun, Makeshift Shotgun
    • Pellet damage and headshot damage increased for the following: Pump Shotgun, Primal Shotgun, Tactical Shotgun, Dragon’s Breath Shotgun, Combat Shotgun, Double Barrel Shotgun

    Other Updates and changes

    • A ‘Browse’ tab has been added next to Discover!  This menu is broken up into categories (such as Action, Casual, and Combat), making it easier for players to find new games in the genres they love as well as giving Creators the possibility of having their Islands surfaced to more players, more easily!
    • New Rocks, Skull and Mountains Galleries.
    • Sprinting, Overshield, Mantling & Shoulder Bash can now be turned on or off for specific teams & classes.

     

    Fortnite Rock Skull And Mountain Galleries

    PREFAB & GALLERY FIXES

    • Fixed an issue where some props in the Agency Upper and Lower prefabs were showing as blank tiles.
    • Consumables Updates

    DEVICE FIXES

    • Fixed an issue where players were spawning in the sky due to certain spawn pad settings.
    • Fixed an issue where the Prop Mover wouldn’t attach to glass props.
    • Fixed an issue where Prop Mover props that had changed direction multiple times in a match would stop moving.
    • Fixed an issue where the Skydive Volume would not remove flight when switching teams.
    • Fixed an issue where the Pop-up Dialog device would fail to pop up on the screen for players in matchmaking.
    • Fixed an issue where the VFX Creator would apply incorrect colors when enabled.
    • Fixed an issue where some trap devices were behaving incorrectly.

    ISLAND FIXES

    • Fixed an issue where the thermometer HUD wasn’t always displayed when entering an empty island.
    • Fixed an issue where outdated maps had no indication, they couldn’t be matchmade into. Now when entering an outdated map, the following message will be displayed “The Island Code you entered is invalid”.
    • Fixed an issue where several template islands displayed an error message and could not be entered.

    GAMEPLAY FIXES

    • Fixed an issue where players were able to mantle in islands despite the setting being turned off.
    • Fixed an issue where a Tracker would display and count the wrong value when completed and the user restarts the game.
    • Fixed an issue where players would be eliminated when driving across a barrier used as a platform.
    • Addressed an issue where memory was spiking for certain islands.

    Fixed the following issues.

    • Some props in the Agency Upper and Lower prefabs are shown as blank tiles.
    • Template Islands load blank.
    • An issue that is causing the player counter device to fail to detect players when they respawn inside of the zone using player spawn pads.
    • An issue that is causing players to spawn in the sky due to spawn pad settings.
    • An issue that is causing the skydive volume device to not remove flight when a player switches teams.
    • An issue that is causing the trackers to disappear after a player leaves the game
    • An issue that is causing the tracker device to not update correctly for teams when multiple teams are able to use it.

    Save The World Fixes

    Fixed the following issues.

    • Placing a BluGlo Siphon may cause crashes (Performance Mode Only).
    • The Lab’s daily quest not counting towards daily dungeon quest progress

    Switch/Mobile

    • Scoreboards may show double on the HUD in some Creative matches

    Download free Fortnite patch 20.30 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson mainly writes about game-related news and updates. He is a passionate gamer, music lover, and traveler.

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