Fortnite Update v20.30 Release Date and Patch Notes

Fortnite Update v20.30 Release

Fortnite Update 20.30 has released and we have all the updated information as well as the full patch notes.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 has been getting excellent content thanks to all the frequent updates. Things have quickly started to change on the island as the Origin has taken a separate route from the Seven and they are tasking players with a bunch of quests called the Covert Ops.

Fortnite Update 20.30 marks the third update for the ongoing season and as per the developers it is “all about high heights: fight for the fate of towers, wield space weapons, and bring back the Choppa.”

Fortnite Update 20.30 sees the addition of a few new cosmetic items, map changes, as well as several bug fixes.

Here’s everything new in Fortnite’s 20.30 update and the full patch notes for the latest update.

Fortnite Update v20.30 Release date

The Fortnite 20.30 update went live on Tuesday 3 May 2022 and is available to download on all supported devices/platforms.


Fortnite Update v20.30 Patch Notes 

Here are all the patch notes in full. They have been gathered from the official website of the Fortnite developers (Epic Games):

The Battle For Titled 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 Festivites

Star Wars 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!

Fortnite Update 20.30 Patch Notes

Go Sky High In a 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

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

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.

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