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Fortnite 13.30 Update patch notes: Map changes, Summer Splash LTMs

Published: 21/Jul/2020 10:52 Updated: 21/Jul/2020 10:53

by Isaac McIntyre


Fortnite’s v13.30 Update is now live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices, bringing some map changes and new limited-time modes for the Summer Splash event. 

Surfs up! That’s been the theme of Fortnite’s third season so far. DC superhero Aquaman has rolled into town, as has his arch-rival Black Manta. The flooded map has brought rising tides, as well as new perils like Sharks ⁠— an addition it turns out not everyone is a fan of — whirlpools, and more.


Epic hasn’t hit the brakes yet though; with a brand-new update which dropped on July 21, bringing some new modes and some important map changes that spell out the future of the battle royale title.

Fortnite v13.30 patch notes

Map changes

The v13.30 update isn’t a massive patch, but does feature a map change that will have major implications on the future of the battle royale title. While it may not be immediately obvious, Epic has introduced a brand-new version of the Gas Station, which can now be found dotted across the map.


While this doesn’t seem like a major update, it does have big implications for the future, as this is where players will likely need to go if they want to refuel cars when they are finally released.

Cars delayed

Unfortunately, we can’t use the Gas Stations just yet, as cars have apparently been delayed for the time being. In an email sent to content creators, Epic stated that “many of the Island’s cars had been recalled,” pending an “investigation into their coverage.”

Whether this means Epic found an issue with the vehicles that need addressing, or that they’ve decided to hold off on putting them live for the time being remains to be seen, but you’ll definitely notice a lack of cars on the island when you jump back in.

Fortnite Wavester
Epic Games
Cars have disappeared from Fortnite in the v13.30 update.

Summer Splash LTMs

Another wave of limited-time modes is set to go live in Fortnite Season 3’s Summer Splash rotation this update. This time around, players will be able to load into “Payback!”, “Catch!”, and “One Shot,” giving players some fresh modes to enjoy as the event continues.

Fortnite 13.30 Update bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including whirlpools, and more Slow Glider issues.

Here is the full list of bug changes coming in the Fortnite 13.30 Update:



  • Inability to edit floors and roofs at certain angles.
  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.

Battle Royale

  • Party Assist Update
  • Whirlpools temporarily disabled.
  • Placing a map maker cancels movement.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • XP gain from Foraged Items temporarily disabled.
  • “Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match. Incorrect leveling-up.
  • Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
  • Supply Drops at The Authority not opening when searched.
  • Floating Rings not visible on platforms on lower settings.
  • Black rectangles appearing behind player when turning around in the Storm.
  • Gliding not working properly in The Authority.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.

So, there you have it! That’s our early patch notes with expected changes and fixes coming in Fortnite’s v13.30 Update patch. Once the official details are released and added to the game, we’ll be the first to let you know.


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

flare gun in fortnite
Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.