Fortnite Update 4.21 Patch Notes (Version 1.000.033)

Fortnite update 4.21 (1.000.133) is available to download on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and PC. According to the official Fortnite 4.21 patch notes, the latest update brings neon-themed metropolitan raceways and allowing creators to make their own tracks using Unreal Editor for Fortnite. Besides, today’s Fortnite patch 4.21 also includes various rewards, including unique car components and paint colors, along with bug fixes and improvements.

Previously, a major Fortnite update 4.08 added a new island, storyline, new characters, bosses, diverse biomes and locations. Unfortunately, players are still facing several issues with the game. Today’s Fortnite version 4.21 will address a few of these issues.

Read more details below.

Fortnite 4.21 Patch Notes (1.000.033) – April 9, 2024

Fortnite Rocket Racing Neon Rush

Neon Rush Begins

  • Season Zero concludes as Neon Rush kicks off, promising exhilarating night races in neon-lit metropolitan tracks.
  • The highlight of Neon Rush is the introduction of fully unleashed creator-made tracks, offering players a chance to experience perilous paths and stunning scenery crafted by the community.

New Tracks from Epic

  • Neon Rush introduces five new tracks from Epic, each transforming a different city into a thrilling street race filled with neon lights.
    • Jackrabbit: Drift and take shortcuts for a slick city finish. (Difficulty: Novice. Unlocked in ranked racing at Bronze I.)
    • Tri-City: Air dodge between different roads for a true freeway experience. (Difficulty: Novice. Unlocked in ranked racing at Silver I.)
    • Conduit: Navigate a rainforest city featuring waterfalls and a giant free fall. (Difficulty: Expert. Unlocked in ranked racing at Platinum I.)
    • Delirium: Test your skills by driving upside down downtown. (Difficulty: Expert. Unlocked in ranked racing at Diamond I.)
    • Slap Happy: Enjoy a break from neon nightlife by drifting around a humble town. (Difficulty: Advanced. Unlocked in ranked racing at Gold I.)

Rocket Racing UEFN

Compete on Creator-Made Tracks

  • With Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN), creators can now design their own Rocket Racing tracks, accessible via Fortnite island codes or found naturally in the track selection.
  • Explore various categories including:
    • What’s Possible in UEFN: Showcase of the possibilities with UEFN.
    • Community Speed Run: Top and new creator-made Speed Run tracks.
    • Community Racing: Top and new creator-made Racing tracks.

Rocket Racing Speed Run

Rank Reset

  • A new Ranked period accompanies Neon Rush, resetting everyone’s rank based on their performance in the previous period.
  • The Ranked period will last until the end of Neon Rush, providing players with an opportunity to climb back up the ranks.

Speed Run Expansion

  • All Epic-made Racing tracks can now be played as Speed Run tracks, adding leaderboards to players’ favorite Racing tracks.

Feel the Rush of Quest Rewards

  • Complete Neon Rush Kickoff Quests to unlock exclusive rewards such as the Aetherius Wheels and various paint colors.
  • Ranked Quests during Neon Rush offer additional in-game rewards, including the Psypher Trail and different paint colors.

Rocket Racing Fuse Starter Quest Pack

Introducing the Fuse Starter Quest Pack

  • Prepare to illuminate the streets with neon as the racer Matius hits the road with the Fuse Starter Quest Pack, available in the Shop starting April 11 at 8 PM ET.

Fortnite Werewolf Car Body

  • Get a glowing start to your Neon Rush journey with this pack, featuring exclusive items such as:
    • Fuse Car Body
    • 5 Fuse Decals (Flames, Lightning, Stripes, Wings, Formline)
    • Matius Outfit with both Fortnite and LEGO® Styles for use in compatible Fortnite experiences
    • Fuse Quest Bundle, allowing players to complete quests in Rocket Racing to earn rewards such as paint colors and decals for Fuse, as well as the Silver Rush Style for the Matius Outfit and a Gold paint color for Fuse.
  • Quests will be auto-completed on or around June 25, 2025.
  • All components in the Fuse Starter Quest Pack, including those unlockable from Quests, are eligible for cross-game ownership with Rocket League!

Cross-Game Ownership with Werewolf Bundle

  • Embrace the howl of the engine with the Werewolf Car Body, now available in Fortnite for owners in Rocket League, thanks to cross-game ownership.
  • For those who don’t own the Werewolf, the Werewolf Bundle is available in the Fortnite Shop, featuring:
    • Werewolf Car Body with 13 paint colors
    • Anticlipse, Arcadia, Big Scratches, Shapeshifter, Stripes, and Pro Werewolf Decals.
  • All items in the bundle are eligible for cross-game ownership between Fortnite and Rocket League!

Season 1 Approach

  • Rocket Racing development breaks away from traditional seasonal updates, opting for a more dynamic approach.
  • Major updates will not be confined to typical “Seasons” but will introduce themed content while leaving room for features beyond the overarching theme.
  • For instance, Neon Rush features neon-themed courses alongside creator-made tracks like the small-town “Slap Happy.”
  • Future major updates will continue to take exciting new roads, ensuring there’s something for everyone in Rocket Racing.


  • Ranked Progression Balancing: Alongside the rank reset, we are making adjustments to progress gains in ranked play. Our intention is to reduce some of the grind players felt climbing the ranks in the last Ranked period. Good luck to everyone playing ranked races, and let us know what you think about the progression changes!
  • Ranked Racing Matchmaking: With the start of Neon Rush, we’ve made some adjustments to how matchmaking works in ranked play, with the goal of improving queue times for players at all ranks.
  • Speed Run Leaderboards: With Neon Rush, the Speed Run leaderboards have been reset. Good luck keeping your name at the top, everyone!



  • Made several improvements to help prevent cars from getting stuck or getting redirected the wrong way when hitting an edge.
  • Fixed an issue causing cars to get demolished by objects that should be instantly destroyed when hit.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Wrong Way” indicator would appear during sharp drifts.
  • The camera will no longer snap into place when you’re driving up a vertical surface that goes upside down (for example: when you’re going through a loop).
  • Fixed an issue where the starting line boost visual effects were not appearing on other racers’ cars.
  • Fixed an issue where the visual effects for certain surface types did not appear.
  • Fixed an issue with drafting visual effects behaving unexpectedly when drafting on walls or upside down.
  • Fixed an issue where the visual effects of the underthrust (the part of the car activated during flying) could be cancelled out by air dodge visual effects.
  • Fixed an issue where players could control their car while a UI screen was in the foreground, such as the post-match screen.
  • Fixed an issue causing an error message to appear when returning to the Lobby during post-match matchmaking.
  • Made fixes to prevent access to unintended parts of tracks.
  • Fixed an issue that would allow speed pads set up in a horizontal row to sometimes give a car multiple stacks of bonus speed when driving over two at the same time.
    • This change does not affect speed pads that are placed in front of another, like in Dust Up 2.
  • Smoothed out some visual elements of the Anaconda track.
  • Fixed an issue on Nintendo Switch where players were unable to controller map the ZL and SL buttons.
  • Fixed an issue on Nintendo Switch where cars would briefly appear low poly when loading into a race.

Speed Run

  • Fixed a game crash that occurred when completing a Speed Run match while an anonymous player was present on the leaderboard.
  • Fixed an issue where the Top 100 leaderboards would sometimes only show 99 players.
  • Fixed an issue causing late-joining players from spawning correctly on the starting line in Speed Run.
  • Fixed an issue causing the “Wrong Way” indicator to remain on-screen after the “End Run” button is pressed.
  • Fixed various issues for late-joining players with the post-match screen UI.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Best Run Time icon to disappear when scrolling through run times in the post-match screen.

Car Items in the Fortnite Ecosystem

  • The City Slam Mammoths Decal has a more consistent appearance between Fortnite and Rocket League.
  • Fixed an issue with certain parts of Dominus GT not appearing as metallic as intended.
  • Fixed an issue with the engine block of Dominus GT not changing to the selected Car Body paint color.

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Jack Johnson
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