Fortnite update 15.30 patch notes: New exotic weapons, Mando's Bounty LTM, Star Wars POI - Dexerto
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Fortnite update 15.30 patch notes: New exotic weapons, Mando’s Bounty LTM, Star Wars POI

Published: 2/Feb/2021 10:00 Updated: 2/Feb/2021 14:54

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next Fortnite Season 5 update, patch v15.30, has arrived, and we’ve got all the juicy details including patch notes, news on three new exotic guns, and more.

The third Season 5 update looks to up the ante in Fortnite’s exciting new “bounty hunter” theme ⁠— which is drawing in famous pop-culture characters from across the universe ⁠— all over again. 

“You may make it to the top… but can you stay there?” the devs asked in their patch announcement. They also referenced the next Mandalorian update, coming this week: “Prove you’re among the galaxy’s best bounty hunters in v15.30.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the v15.30 update, which arrived on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, including the arrival of new weapons and bug fixes.

Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in Fortnite
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The Mandalorian takes center stage again in the v15.30 Fortnite update.

“Mando’s Bounty” LTM

The Mandalorian has been the headline character of Fortnite Season 5 with multiple cosmetics and bounties. Now, he’s getting even more attention in the v15.30 update with a new Mando’s Bounty LTM.

Players will face off against one another to see who can score credits the fastest, while taking out bounty targets for extra credits and higher-tier loot. When The Mandalorian enters the match, he’ll target the player with the most credits.

The Mandalorian will also be getting a new glider called the Beskar Umbrella, which will be unlocked by winning the new Mando’s Bounty LTM. It won’t be easy, but the reward should make it worth the effort.

Creative mode is also getting some love in the v15.30 update, with new Devices and Options set to be added to the building playlist.

New exotic weapons: Burst Quad Launcher, Chug Cannon & Frozen

The latest patch adds three new exotic weapons, some of which have already been teased. They’re called the Burst Quad Launcher, the Frozen SMG, and the Chug Cannon.

If you’re looking to deal damage, you’ll want to focus on the first two. The Burst Quad Launcher shoots two rockets at a time, dealing an explosive 42 damage per rocket, while the Frozen SMG deals 20 damage per bullet with a decent reload time of just over 2 seconds.

 

The Chug Cannon, meanwhile, works in a similar fashion to the old Bandage Bazooka, as it can be used to heal teammates. It was initially leaked several weeks ago, but now it’s officially made its way into the game.

Kit’s Cantina Star Wars POI

A surprise new point of interest called Kit’s Cantina has arrived on The Island as part of the v15.30 update, and it’s based on an iconic location from the Star Wars universe: The Mos Eisley Cantina.

There’s plenty of Mandalorian and Star Wars iconography at the location to keep fans happy, and there’s also an interactive instrument. It doesn’t do anything at the moment, but will probably be used for a future challenge.

The Mandalorian NPC boss now calls this POI home, so you’ll need to come prepared for a fight if you want to check out the new Star Wars-themed location.

Fortnite Kits Cantina location

Fortnite v15.30 bug fixes

As usual, the Fortnite dev team will also ship a hefty number of bug fixes, as documented on their official Trello board. This week’s patch has a stack of fixes included for the battle royale, Save the World, and Creative mode.

Here is the full list of bug fixes coming in v15.30:

General

  • Difficulty editing Banner with a controller.
  • Long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation/Xbox.
  • The Child Back Bling blocking vision when players aim down sights.
  • Jumpshot Outfit missing its facial hair.
  • Sound effect audio delay.

Battle Royale

  • Matchmaking doesn’t start if an unreadied player leaves early.
  • Receiving damage mid-air when falling inside a car.
  • OG Bear vehicle temporarily booted.
  • Zero Point healing effect temporarily disabled.
  • Game freezing when going to the Compete tab on PlayStation/Xbox.

Creative Mode

  • Prop holograms become invisible in certain situations for Xbox Creators.
  • “Devices” and “Prefabs” tabs swapped when viewing the Creative Inventory.

Save the World

  • Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.
  • Eliminating Takers not counting towards the “Eliminate: They Came from the Mist” Ventures quest.

Mobile Top Issues

  • Motion Axis setting stuck on “Roll” on Nintendo Switch.
  • RT/LT Triggers on Xbox Elite controller on Android.
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Where is Mave in Fortnite? How to get the Storm Scout sniper rifle

Published: 24/Feb/2021 23:34

by Tanner Pierce

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The Storm Scout sniper is one of the most sought-after Exotic weapons in Fortnite right now. While the weapon’s been in the game for a while in certain forms, players can now get the rifle with Mave. Here’s how you can find the weapon and the NPC as of February 24.

It’s safe to say that the the Storm Scout is one of the most powerful weapons in Fortnite right now. While the actual damage that it outputs is impressive, it also shows exactly where the storm/circle will form in the future, giving a pretty notable advantage to those who use it.

While the weapon has been available in a variety of ways over the past couple years since it’s inclusion, Epic has now thrown players for a loop by changing up where it’s available.

Mave and Storm Scout sniper rifle location

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The Storm Scout sniper can now be found with Mave after the latest update from Epic Games.

While the Storm Scout sniper was previously available via the Lexa NPC near Hunter’s Haven, this is no longer the case. Instead, players will now have to travel a little bit further east if they want to pick up the powerful weapon.

As of February 24, the Storm Scout sniper rifle is available via Mave, just east of Catty Corner. Funny enough, she’s is located almost in the same place as Cole, who once sold the Hop Rock Dualies, so if you know where he is, you’ll be able to find Mave with ease.

If you’re still confused about what to do, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out:

  1. Land in the island and go to the location seen in the image above (it’s the cliffside southeast of Catty Corner, overlooking the ocean).
  2. Go up to Mave, who will be looking at a shine-like object on the cliffside.
  3. Interact with Mave and tab over to the Storm Scout sniper.
  4. Purchase the sniper.
  5. The weapon will automatically show up in your inventory after the leave the menu.
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The Storm Scout sniper costs 500 gold from Mave.

Like most Exotic weapon being sold at NPCs, the Storm Scout sniper rifle will cost players 500 Gold, so if you want the ability to get the weapon, you’ll need to save up a bit.

And that’s it! After you complete the above tasks you’ll have a Storm Scout sniper at your disposal. Of course, given the fact that we’re so close to the launch of Season 6, there’s always a chance that the location will change again in a few weeks.

We’ll keep this article updated for any further developments or changes regarding the sniper’s location should they arise. Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto.