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Fortnite Announces the Release Date and Time for v4.5 Update – What to Expect

Published: 26/Jun/2018 18:25 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games has announced the release date and time for the upcoming v4.5 Update for Fortnite: Battle Royale.

The update is set to go live on June 27th at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 0800 BST and will have downtime, which means that matchmaking will likely go down 20-25 minutes prior to the update’s release.


The announcement was made on June 26th via a post on the official Fortnite Twitter page.

Play in the v4.5 update tomorrow, June 27. Be the first to get your boots on the Ground!
Downtime begins at 4am Eastern Time (0800 GMT).

The v4.5 Update is expected to be filled with various in-game adjustments, map changes, and new content, including the highly anticipated Playground Limited Time Mode, which will feature player respawns, extended periods of time to roam around, increased resource generation, and more.


Additionally, one of the major issue that is expected to be fixed in this update is one that causes players to incorrectly receive a ban error in-game.

As has been the case for most updates released during Season 4, v4.5 should include a flurry of new skins, back blings, pickaxes, and emotes.

Data miners will very likely sift through game files and leak out any new cosmetic items in the hours after the update goes live.


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.