Fortnite Update Today & V20.30 Hotfix Patch Notes (May 10)

Today’s new Fortnite update is rolling out and makes some big content changes across all platforms.

Not only will fans notice the return of different items and weapons, but Epic Games have also made some competitive changes too.

The full patch notes have been shared via the official Fortnite channels and provide the latest insights into what is changing this week.

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Fortnite Update Patch Notes For May 10

As revealed by Epic Games, today’s Fortnite update makes some interesting content changes to the game. The development team has decided to unvault a number of items en masse, with fans reporting the return of the Hunting Rifle. Other arrivals have been confirmed in the official patch notes, including the return of the Air Strike item.

Epic Games has not shared where these items will be dropping, but fans can expect to find most in Chests and scattered around the map. Other weapons are returning this week but will only be available to wield for a short period across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, Mobile and Nintendo Switch.

This includes the Flint-Knock Pistol, which can be found around the Fortnite map until May 17, which will be the date when it returns to the Vault, with no time for when it might return. The full patch notes have been shared by Epic Games for today’s Fortnite update, with full details listed below:

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Fortnite Patch Notes For Today’s Hotfix

FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES – AIR STRIKE UNVAULTED

Call in some reinforcements! The Air Strike has been unvaulted — throw an Air Strike to send missiles raining to its landing area. Air Strikes can be found in Chests, in Supply Drops, and on the ground. 

TRICKSHOT UNVAULTS

Style on ‘em with freshly unvaulted trickshot items. From now until May 17, 2022, at 8:59 AM ET, soar through the air with the Flint-Knock Pistol and take aim with the Hunting Rifle. These classic items can be found in Chests, in Supply Drops, and on the ground. Also during this time, the drop rates for utility items — like the high-flying Shockwave Grenade — are increased!

BARS, BUBBLES, AND BALLOONS

Inflate for safety. Funding Stations are gearing up to accept donations to produce either Shield Bubbles or Balloons!

Both options provide protection in some way. Throw down a Shield Bubble to create a temporary dome invulnerable to explosives and projectiles (including Air Strike missiles). On the other hand, attach Balloons to yourself to become more airborne and agile. 

Before one of these protective items is unvaulted, you’ll have the opportunity to try out both in the wild. Find Shield Bubbles and Balloons scattered throughout the Island from Friday, May 13, at 9 AM ET to Monday, May 16, at 11:59 PM. Not too long after this trial period ends, you can vote for your favourite choice by contributing Bars at Funding Stations. The first item that reaches 100% Funded will swiftly enter the loot pool!

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COMPETITIVE NOTES

  • The Air Strike, Trickshot unvaults, and Trickshot drop rate changes are not included in competitive playlists.
  • The Shield Bubbles/Balloons trial period will not take place in competitive playlists.

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