Fortnite update 26.00 (Chapter 4 Season 4) is rolling out on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Switch and PC. According to the official Fortnite 25.20 patch notes, in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4, Vampire Kado Thorne’s taken over, creating fortified bases and new locations. Players gear up with new weapons like the Rocket Ram and Business Turret, and heist Mythic items to thwart Thorne’s plan. Additionally, today’s Fortnite version 26.00 also includes a long list of bug fixes and changes.
Previously, a major Fortnite update 23.30 added new features, new LTM modes, new changes, and much more. Unfortunately, players are still facing several issues with the game. Today’s Fortnite patch 26.00 will address a few of these issues.
Read more details below.
Fortnite 26.00 Patch Notes – August 25, 2023
New Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4
Vampire Kado Thorne’s Arrival:
- Vampire Kado Thorne has taken over the Island.
- He established new locations: Sanguine Suites, Relentless Retreat, and Eclipsed Estate.
- Thorne has heisted the Island’s wealth for his real estate projects.
Locations and Preparation:
- Thorne’s locations are fortified with defenses, guards, and valuable items.
- Players need to be prepared before infiltrating Thorne’s bases.
- Additional locations controlled by Thorne: Rumble Ruins, Slap Juice factory, and MEGA City tower.
- Introduction of new weapons for heists: Rocket Ram, Infiltrator Pump Shotgun, Scoped Burst SMG, Twin Mag Assault Rifle, and Business Turret.
- Rocket Ram for forceful entry and escape.
- Business Turret is an automated weapon.
- Heist Bags contain gear like Crash Pad Jr., Remote Explosive, Rocket Ram, ammo, and healing items.
- Thorne’s properties hold Mythic items like Midas’ Drum Gun, TNTINA’S KA-BOOM BOW, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, etc.
- Players can escape Thorne’s bases in vehicles like the Nitro Fang by Victory Motors.
- New Reality Augments introduced for heists, including On the Go Bag, Sniper Striker, Ammo Drop, etc.
Returning Reality Augments:
- Augments from previous seasons return, such as Light Fingers, First Assault, Supercharged, etc.
- Unvaulted weapons like Remote Explosive, Suppressed Sniper Rifle, and Suppressed Pistol.
- Changes to the Suppressed Pistol, making it fully automatic.
Chapter 4 Season 3 Carryovers:
- Weapons from the previous season that carry over.
- Forecast Towers provide Storm information keycards upon defeating head guards.
- Earning Survivor Medals through Battle Royale or Zero Build challenges.
Battle Pass Outfits:
- Introduction of various Battle Pass outfits, including Nolan Chance, Piper Pace, Fish Thicc, Mae, Antonia, Khaby Lame, and Kado Thorne.
- Ahsoka Tano is expected to arrive later in the season.
Chapter 4 Season 4 Ranked:
- Rank reset for Chapter 4 Season 4 Ranked mode.
- Rank revealed after playing one Ranked match.
- Rank progress updated based on performance.
- Information about competitive offerings for Chapter 4 Season 4.
- Certain features not included in tournaments listed.
The Drum Shotgun has been vaulted.
New Prefabs and Galleries for Creative and UEFN
Added four new Citadel Village Prefabs
Added six new Citadel Village Galleries
Remade the Impostors Floor & Wall Gallery so that it can be placed as a building piece.
Here are the changes mentioned in the provided content:
New Competitive Season:
- Chapter 4 Season 4 brings competitive updates.
- Introduces the 2023 FNCS Global Championship and reimagined tournaments.
- New formats include Mix Up Mondays, Solo Victory Cups, Duos Zero Build Victory Cups, and Duos Cash Cups.
Ranked and Competitive:
- Chapter 4 Season 4 Ranked introduced, affecting eligibility for Epic-hosted tournaments.
- Specific rank requirements for various tournaments listed (FNCS Community Cup, Mix Up Mondays, Solo Victory Cash Cup, Duos Zero Build Victory Cash Cup, Duos Cash Cup, Console Champions Cup).
- Ranked reset in Chapter 4 Season 4, offering a fresh start.
- Play one Ranked match to reveal rank (Battle Royale and Zero Build).
- Initial rank placement isn’t determined by the first match, but by overall performance.
2023 FNCS Global Championship:
- The 2023 FNCS Global Championship takes place during Chapter 4 Season 4.
- Players can secure spots by purchasing tickets for the event.
Tournament Scoring Updates:
- Besides final match placement and eliminations, players can earn bonus points for mid-match objectives.
- Mid-match objectives include capturing a Forecast Tower and capturing the Rift Loot Island POI.
FNCS Community Cup:
- Duos Battle Royale FNCS Community Cup offers in-game cosmetic prizes.
- Rank requirement: Bronze I in Ranked Battle Royale.
Mix Up Mondays:
- Introduces Mix Up Mondays, offering changing scoring, formats, and goals.
- Provides weekly opportunities for competitive play.
Victory Cash Cups:
- Victory Cups return for Solo Battle Royale and Duos Zero Build.
- Offers cash prizes for Victory Royale in Round 2.
- PlayStation players can compete in the Fortnite September PlayStation Cups.
- Dates for qualifiers and finals listed.
- Players can earn in-game cosmetic rewards based on performance.
- Duos Cash Cups return, allowing teams to compete in Battle Royale.
Console Champions Cup:
- A Console Champions Cup for PlayStation and Xbox players in Chapter 4 Season 4.
- Dates and requirements listed.
Follow Fortnite Competitive:
- Information about staying updated with competitive news through social media channels.
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