Fortnite Has Announced the Release Date and Time for the Upcoming v4.3 Update - What to Expect - Dexerto

Fortnite Has Announced the Release Date and Time for the Upcoming v4.3 Update – What to Expect

Published: 30/May/2018 1:41 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:01

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games has announced the release date and time for the upcoming v4.3 update for Fortnite: Battle Royale.

* UPDATE – The full v4.3 patch notes have now been released – view here.


The update will go live on May 30th at 1 AM PDT / 4 AM EDT / 08:00 BST, with matchmaking presumably being disabled 20-25 minutes prior.

The announcement was made on May 29th via a post on the official Fortnite Twitter page.


While the details and patch notes regarding this update will get released once the downtime begins, several notable things are expected to be implemented.

The interactive Shopping Carts, which were announced on May 28th, will very likely be added to the game as part of the update. 

Additionally, according to the Fortnite Community Trello page, a fix for glitch causing items to become invisible is also expected to be pushed through.


There is even the chance that the Self Refund System could also make a return following heavy rumors that Epic Games is ready to add it back into the game.

One thing that will not be coming with the v4.3 update is the new batch of weekly challenges, which will instead be released on May 31st. 

This was announced by Epic Games as part of their plan to reset the schedule for the release of weekly challenges back to Thursdays, as it had been prior to the launch of Season 4.


However, as usual, the Week 5 challenges have already been leaked online.


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.