Fortnite: Update 21.10 Patch notes, release date and everything we know so far

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Epic Games’ Fortnite is famous for its frequent upgrades, events, and crossovers and update 21.10 is now live and we have all the latest news around the update. 

With numerous game modes available for the gaming community to enjoy, they regularly update the game and keep it new for players, and also put it in a grand spot and take advantage of all the brands that would like to partner with them.

Version 21.00, which marked the beginning of a brand new Season; Chapter 3 Season 3 in the game. The update brought new items, new props, the Level Instance device, new weapons, wildlife, storm sickness, a whole new theme for the game along with a new and easy way for players to support creators.

So update 21.10 has been released and in this piece we share what we know so far.

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When is the Fortnite 21.10 Update Release Date?

UPDATE: 14th June 2022: Leaks have revealed that update 21.10 will be released Tuesday 21st June 2022.


We don’t have an official confirmation of the date as of right now, but we have a good idea based on prior updates and Fortnite’s summer plans. It appears to be on its way sooner than you might expect. Players can expect version 21.10 to be released in the next week.

Version 21.10 will be followed by update 21.20 around July 10th–12th 2022. If Fortnite 21.20 is released on July 12, players should expect a few hours of downtime in the days leading up to it.

If anything happens before then, or if we receive confirmation in any direction, we’ll let you know right here.

Also, Fortnite Status announced in a recent tweet that patch 21.10 has new tasks and events that will allow players to gain XP throughout the summer.


Fortnite Update 21.10 Patch Notes

Learn about what’s new in the Fortnite Creative v21.10 update from Epic Games

  • The Wildlife Spawner device now spawns wolves and boars you can ride.
  • You can now use the Guard Spawner device to allow players to hire spawned guards.
  • Use the new Item Placer device to place weapons and consumables on props or building pieces.
  • Other additions + bug fixes.

Rideable Wildlife

Let your imagination, and wildlife, run wild with the introduction of rideable wildlife in Fortnite Creative! Deathrun on the back of a wolf, anyone? 

In the Wildlife Spawner’s Customize panel, set the Riding option to Enabled to allow players to ride wolves or boars from that Wildlife Spawner to be rideable in your game. 

Hired Guards

You can now make Guards hireable in-game! Hired Guards will be on the same team as the player, follow them around, and attack opponents on sight. You can also customize the name for hired guards to add to their personality.

In the Guard Spawner device’s Customize panel, set the Can Be Hired option to Yes and spawned guards can be hired by players in your game. 

Item placed under device

Ever wanted to place a weapon or keycard in a less obvious way? Then the Item Placer device is for you! Just drop any weapon or consumable into the Item Placer to place the weapon/consumable on a table, or to mount the weapon/consumable to a wall. With customizable interaction text, and the ability to determine whether or not the placed item drops to the ground, the Item Placer will add a new level of immersion to your islands.

Other additions

WEAPON UPDATES

  • Added the Grapple Glove to Creative – Swing through your Island by tethering yourself to different objects.
  • Added the Hammer Assault Rifle (Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary, Mythic)
  • Added the Two-Shot Shotgun (Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary, Mythic)
  • Added the Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) (Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary, Mythic)

PREFAB & GALLERY UPDATES

  • Added a new cube and flat card to Primitives Shapes Gallery A & B.
  • Added new wood, brick, concrete, and marble materials to Primitive Shapes Gallery B.
  • Added a diamond, rhombus, quadrangle, and trapezoid to the Glass Prop Gallery.
  • Updated the glass materials with visual improvements, more vibrant colors, and new Frosted and Ethereal materials. Note: if you liked the previous clear glass option, select Ethereal, as it has the same clear-glass appearance.
  • Added a lotus flower and floating lotus flower to the Festival Gallery.
  • Added nine Modular Mountain and Rock Galleries that support building and are indestructible.

DEVICE UPDATES

  • Added new Physics Tree & Boulder options.
  • Added new Mantling options in the Team Settings & Inventory device, as well as in the Class Designer device allowing for mantling in high gravity. 
  • Removed the instance limit for Creature Placer and Guard Spawner per island. (Previously, this was set to a maximum of 20 per island.). The total AI spawn limit is not affected by this change.

PREFAB & GALLERY FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where gray box geometry was visible for the pool float props from the  invasion prop Gallery.
  • Fixed a preview volume size issue with the Tilted Towers Prop Gallery.
  • Fixed an issue with assets spawning outside the Festival Gallery preview volume.
  • Fixed an issue with rotating brace walls and assets destroying from player building on the IO Blimp prefab.
  • Fixed an issue with multiple assets being destroyed within The Fortress Prefab, by adding some grounding supports.
  • Fixed an issue with some roof assets from the Chonker’s Speedway Restaurant Prefab giving the wrong resource material.
  • Standardized and increased the render distance for assets in the Mine Cart Gallery.

DEVICE FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where using the prop mover to move flowers would cause a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where device trigger menus could not be interacted with using touch controls on Android.
  • Fixed an issue that caused creatures elimination manager settings to transfer from island to island. 
  • Matched the Guard Spawner’s shield settings to the player’s shield settings.
  • Removed the instance limit for Creature Placers and Guard Spawners per island. (Previously, this was set to a maximum of 20 per island.) The total AI spawn limit is not affected by this change.

ISLAND FIXES

  • Added billboards to the Lake Hub, Floating Island Hub, and Flat Grid Hub, to indicate which direction is front and back.
  • Fixed an issue where all of the Tilted Towers POI island did not fit within the island volume.

Fortnite: Battle Royale v21.10 Update

With the Battle Royale v21.10 update, unlock new Styles for Chapter 3 Season 3 Battle Pass Outfits, and speaking of new looks, demonstrate unique combat technique with Darth Vader’s Lightsaber!

Darth Vader’s Lightsaber – Be a force to be reckoned with

Darth Vader has begun his campaign for the Island, landing at a specific spot each match accompanied by Stormtroopers. Defeat Darth Vader and collect his dropped Lightsaber! With Darth Vader’s Lightsaber, block incoming fire, throw it boomerang-style at enemies, and of course, swing it at those who get in your way. 

Joining the Stormtroopers, E-11 Blasters have made a return! Find E-11 Blasters in Imperial Chests at Vader Landing Sites, and also from the Stormtroopers you eliminate.

CHAPTER 3 SEASON 3 SUPER LEVEL STYLES

You have an aura about you. In the Bonus Rewards section of the Battle Pass tab, bonus Styles for Chapter 3 Season 3 Outfits have been available for players who progress past Level 100. With v21.10, this Season’s Super Level Styles have been added! Progress past Level 140 in Chapter 3 Season 3 and start unlocking the Platinum RiftLapis Slurp, and Auric Blaze Styles for Malik, Evie, Adira, Sabina, and Stormfarer.

SOCIAL TAGS + LOOKING FOR PARTY

Express how you play Fortnite! With the new option to add social tags to your profile, select up to three for other players to see. You can choose tags that express your favorite game mode(s) (2v2, Deathrun, Free For All, etc.), your gameplay vibe(s) (Chill, Mic Off, Mic On, etc.), and your preferred competitive event(s) (Cosmetic Cup, Hype Cup, Lightning Cup, etc.). You’ll also be recommended Fortnite experiences based on your social tags.

To add social tags to your profile, click on your profile icon in the Sidebar, then select +Add Tag. Once you have at least one social tag, you’ll be able to send party invites to and receive party invites from players with matching tags (who are in your server region). These party invites can be sent from the new Looking For Party section in the Sidebar. This section is Fortnite’s very own LFG (looking for group) feature where you can party up based on interest and region.

In this section, you will need to turn on Looking For Party in order to start sending and receiving invites from players. At any time, you can turn Looking For Party off. When off, you’ll stop receiving invites and have your sent invites expire. When playing Duos, Trios, Squads, etc., using Looking For Party is optional — the normal invite system for partying up will remain.

Social tags and Looking For Party are features currently in testing. These features will be incrementally rolled out to all players at a rate dependent on the test.

REALITY SAPLING BALANCE CHANGE

We’ve made adjustments to the amount of Reality Fruit a Reality Sapling can grow based on its rarity. In each growth cycle, Reality Saplings will now grow: 

  • 3 fruits when Uncommon or Rare
  • 2 fruits when Epic
  • 1 fruit when Legendary or Mythic


VISUALIZED AUDIO ADJUSTMENT

We’ve reduced the detection radius of the “Visualize Sound Effects” indicator for footsteps, Chests, and vehicles to better match the distance when that sound would be audible. This will mean the source of these sounds will need to be closer before appearing on your HUD.


COMPETITIVE NOTES

  • The Darth Vader boss, Darth Vader’s Lightsaber, Stormtroopers, and E-11 Blasters are not included in competitive playlists. 

When Will the Fortnite Season 3 Summer Event Begin?

According to famous leaker Shiina, Fortnite Season 3’s upcoming summer event will begin on June 21 or June 28. This is because the past three summer events (14 Days of Summer, Summer Splash 2020, and Cosmic Summer) took place on June 24, June 30, and June 22, respectively.

Shiina also noted that Fortnite might unvault surfboards and release new NPCs for the 2022 summer event. Surfboards, Shiina believes, will also escape the vault this summer.

They were first released in 2019, but have only recently been available. The return of Ballers has already been welcomed by players, and the addition of Surfboards will be a bonus.


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