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Fortnite Update 8.30 Patch Notes: Reboot Van, Server Downtime, Skins and Latest News

Fortnite Update 8.30 Patch Notes: Reboot Van, Server Downtime, Skins and Latest News (Pic: EPIC GAMES)

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There’s been no word from Fortnite’s official social channels on the rollout of the games next update.

As such, we’re anticipating it won’t be arriving on Tuesday, but instead Wednesday as Epic Games has chosen to do for a number of weeks recently.

Stay tuned for more info as it drops.

Original Story – Fortnite Battle Royale, Save the World and Creative players haven’t had a big update in quite some time and that means we’re likely due one in the coming days following the measly content update from last week.

We already know a few things about this impending update, for one thing Epic has confirmed some features along with the fact this will be Fortnite Update 8.30.

At the time of writing it hasn’t been confirmed when they’ll be dropping this update, but they normally arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday morning. We’re hoping it’s Tuesday if only so the game returns to its normal weekly routine.

If it does arrive tomorrow we should find out later this evening, hopefully with details of any potential downtime.

Which again, we’re expecting since that’s normally the case for the game when one of these ‘larger’ updates arrives.

If so, it could mean the game is offline for a couple of hours, starting at around 9am GMT in the morning, which is 5am EST or 2am PST for everyone else in the world.

Official patch notes for the new update should also be dropping at roughly the same time.

Keep reading for a look at some of the upcoming changes we’re expecting to see in the 8.30 Update.

Reboot Vans

These have been hinted at for some time but they were confirmed last week by the developers in a new Dev Update video.

Community Manager Nathan Mooney explained how they worked in all their detail as well:

Lose a squadmate early in the match? Bring ’em back and finish strong. In the next update we’ll introduce the Reboot Van to major POIs, as well as a new item to be picked up called Reboot Cards.

It’s pretty straightforward: After a squadmate has been elimininated, grab their dropped Reboot Card and any surviving squadmates can activate it at a van.

Once activated, you’ll definitely know, as a beacon and audio cue will be set off informing nearby players to the Reboot in progress and how many players will be arriving.

Your squad will appear one-by-one on top of the van ready to jump back into the match. Keep in mind: after your squad Reboots, the Van will be unavailable to reactivate for a duration of time.

Remember to toss some items to your Rebooted teammates to get them back into the battle.

There you have it. Thanks, Apex Legends for the idea…

Reboot

Vehicle Changes

This info comes courtesy of FortniteNews.com and one of the teams most frequent writers, Ben Walker.

Allegedly the site has been sent info from an inside source which suggests that every vehicle in Fortnite will receive some major tweaks or changes in an upcoming update, potentially 8.30

Though we’re unable to verify the info ourselves (and let’s be honest Epic ain’t going to say) we’re inclined to believe the site and writer who has been pretty on it with past news and reveals.

Some grains of salt, sure, but certainly less than something thrown out into the ether on 4Chan. Here’s what FortniteNews.com have said about the upcoming changes:

A source, that wishes to remain anonymous, has recently sent us evidence that in an upcoming update – most likely v8.30 – every vehicle in the game will be getting tweaked or changed.

The changes are expected to be quite noticeable in terms of handling, controls, etc. and will require players to get accustomed to them. Epic is considering a way to allow players to test the vehicle changes in Creative.

Details are scarce, and you should take this with a grain of salt – but our sources are trusted. We do not know which patch will see these tweaks implemented, but it’s likely v8.30.

New Skins

Normally with the bi-weekly update we’ll see a whole host of new skins added to the game, if not directly, then potentially in the back end files which are subsequently datamined by leakers.

Some weeks back there was a leak suggesting that the game could be about to add some baseball themed skins.

Twitter user HYPERX found several files that appeared to show some skins and textures that would fit a Baseball themed outfit (see below).

The new Baseball Season started a few weeks back, but it’s not clear why they’ve not been rolled out yet.

But this weeks update seems like as good a time as ever to roll them out if you ask us…

Fortnite 8.30 Content Update – Anything Else?

On top of everything mentioned previously, we should see the usual array of bug fixes for both Fortnite Battle Royale, Fortnite Save the World, Fortnite Creative Mode and on mobile.

Below you can take a look at some of the main bugs which the Fortnite Trello board has marked as ‘fixed in the next release’.

This isn’t to say they’ll definitely be included in the next patch. But there’s a pretty decent chance.

Battle Royale ‘fixed’ Issues:

  • Unable to shoot shotguns for a short time when switching from another shotgun.
  • Players will edit incorrect structure if backed up against a friendly built structure.

Creative Mode ‘fixed’ Issues:

  • No issues marked as ‘Fixed’ in next release. See link above for details still being investigated.

Save the World ‘fixed’ Issues:

  • No issues marked as ‘Fixed’ in next release. See link above for details still being investigated.

Mobile ‘fixed’ Issues:

Nintendo Switch ‘fixed’ Issues:

  • Players load in lobby as the same cosmetic





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