Fortnite update 17.30 is here and it’s introducing some exciting new content, including the Ariana Grande Rift Tour concert and skin, the new Grab-Itron weapon, Slurpy Swamp Scramble, and more.
Epic Games have been churning out new Fortnite patches in recent weeks. The previous one added a new weapon among other things. It’s a great way to keep things fresh for players now that the game has entered its twilight years.
However, update 17.30 looks like it’s going to be even better than the last. Not only is it expected to finally introduce the Grab-Itron, which players have been dying to get their hands on for quite some time. It’s also going to ramp up alien activity on the island and prepare the game for Ariana Grande’s arrival.
Here’s everything we know so far.
Fortnite update 17.30 patch notes
Ariana Grande Rift Tour concert
Fortnite leakers revealed that an Ariana Grande concert and skin were going to crash land in the Fortnite universe several weeks ago, and now both the Rift Tour and the accompanying skin have been confirmed.
The latest update has added all the necessary files to the game, so now it’s just a case of patiently waiting for the event to arrive. The Ariana Grande skin will be available at the following times and dates:
- 5 PM PDT (August 4)
- 8 PM EDT (August 4)
- 1 AM BST (August 5)
The concert will take place two days later on Friday, August 6 at 3 PM PDT / 6 PM EDT / 11 PM BST.
After being teased and leaked countless times, the Grab-Itron was added to the code in previous updates. It still hasn’t gone live yet, but that’s expected to change in the latest patch.
Much like a traditional gravity gun, the Grab-Itron weapon lets Fortnite players grab enemies and objects and sling them around the map.
The Grabitron that i leaked a while ago is coming this/next week! pic.twitter.com/FJwKQyGSW8
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) July 20, 2021
Slurpy Swamp Scramble
Fortnite update 17.30 added an exciting new in-game event that revolves around the Mothership abducting entire POIs.
The first location to get hit is Slurpy Swamp A giant tractor beam from the Mothership is currently enveloping the site and pulling it towards the ship
HD video of NEW Destroyed Slurpy Swamps! pic.twitter.com/n8nBOET7Pd
— FNBRUnreleased (@FNBRUnreleased) August 3, 2021
Team Brawl LTM
The Team Brawl LTM pits teams against each other in a race to reach 60 eliminations. If you get eliminated, you’ll respawn right away and you’ll be given a new loadout each time.
To make things even more exciting, the non-player-made buildings at the location of battle will be more durable, and if one team gets too far ahead, they’ll be marked and become visible behind wards until the margin has narrowed.
More Suicide Squad crossovers?
The previously-announced Bloodsport skin has now been added to Fortnite, but a new set of Sprays have teased that more Suicide Squad skins could be on the way.
As well as a new Harley Quinn style, the Sprays hint that Peacemaker, King Shark, and the Polka-Dot Man might be joining the rest of the DC Comics characters on the Island fairly soon.
— Max // Fortnite Leaks & News 🛸 (@FNLeaksAndInfo) August 3, 2021
New skins react to music
Here’s a fun one to round out this update’s patch notes. A bunch of new customizable skins have been added in v17.30, and they’re reactive to music! You can see the effect in the video below.
THE NEW SKINS REACT TO MUSIC! pic.twitter.com/e5m7ssqHO6
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) August 3, 2021
And that’s just about every new feature that got added in the Fortnite update v17.30.
Epic Games is always on the ball when it comes to fixing various issues and bugs, and they’re planning to fix a few this patch, too. Below, you’ll find a list of them all.
Fortnite update 17.30 bug fixes
- Some Wraps do not display properly on the Show Your Style Set
- Radio not playing in vehicles
- Unable to perform Last Forever Emote
Battle Royale Issues:
- Vehicles driving erratically, caused by player in control being in Prop state
- Cosmic Chest timers may remain on screen if a Bounty is poached
- Latency issues on XL Islands.
- Players do not bounce if they land in the center of Crash Pads
- Grass with Epic settings
- Vehicle explosion not properly triggered with “Destroyed with Transmit” on.
- ATKs bounce and jitter unexpectedly when starting to drive.
- Vehicle memory too high.