Epic Games Announces Release Date for v5.30 Update and Week 7 Challenges in Fortnite - Dexerto

Epic Games Announces Release Date for v5.30 Update and Week 7 Challenges in Fortnite

Published: 20/Aug/2018 18:58 Updated: 20/Aug/2018 18:59

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games has announced the release date for the v5.30 Update in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

The update is set to go live on August 23 and will require downtime. Although the time for the update has not yet been announced, it will likely release at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 0900 BST, with matchmaking going down 20-25 minutes prior to launch. 

In addition to the update, Epic also announced that the Week 7 set of challenges will be released on August 24.

The announcements came via a post on the official Fortnite Twitter page.

Patch v5.30 is right around the corner! It will release later in the week on Thursday, August 23.
Week 7 Challenges will become available Friday, August 24.

Because the Patch Notes for these updates are not released until after the server downtime begins, there is no way to know for sure what is going to be included.

However, the Fortnite Community Trello page does list the following two in-game issues that will be fixed in the next release:

  • The neck for the Whiteout Outfit is not appearing.
  • Trap elimination Challenge is not granting credit when knocking out players.

Furthermore, the v5.30 Update will likely include a variety of cosmetic items that will be released in the days and weeks following its release. 

As usual, data miners will likely go through game files and look any of these items that they find, and we will present you their findings once they’ve been leaked.

As for the Week 7 challenges, they will be going live on August 24, which is a day later than when they are usually released every week. 

Regardless, this week’s challenges have already been leaked online, and can be seen in the image below:


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!