Fortnite update 18.10 is going to be the first major one since Season 8 premiered, and while the new season has been spectacular at first, players are eager to test out some of the upcoming changes soon.
Fortnite Season 8 has landed with a bang, as players have been able to explore all of the new weapons and the flurry of incredible skins available to unlock within the Battle Pass. But, with only two weeks under its belt, the first patch of the latest season has now gone live.
As well as adding files for several Fortnitemares skins like the Curdle Scream Leader, the update also introduces a new item called the Chili Chug Splash, debuts this season’s Super Styles for the Battle Pass, and gives Steamy Stacks some changes.
Below, we’re going to run over when we can expect downtime to begin (and end), along with all the patch notes we have available right now.
Bring the heat. 🌶️
The v18.10 update is scheduled for release on September 28. Downtime will begin at approx. 04:00 AM ET, with matchmaking being disabled approx. 30 minutes before. pic.twitter.com/NcaFyLeJds
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) September 27, 2021
The new update was released on September 28, 2021, with downtime beginning across the world at 4am EST (9am BST) and lasting around an hour. The game is now live once again!
Steamy Stacks has been damaged
Following the partial abduction of multiple POIs at the end of Season 7, it seems Steamy Stacks is the first location to be altered in Season 8, with leakers sharing images of it looking pretty damaged.
Presumably, this is the result of a new Cube that’s also appeared at the location, although Epic have teased that something may have “escaped from the ground”… perhaps this is in preparation for Fortnitemares?
Here's what's been destroyed at Steamy! pic.twitter.com/4mBuMffOUR
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) September 28, 2021
New item: Chili Chug Splash
A new variation of the Chug Splash item has arrived, and it’s called the Chili Chug Splash. This version will restore 20 Health or Shield and also increase your speed, similar to eating a Pepper.
Chili Chug Splashes can be exchanged for Gold Bars with The Brat, or dropped by Loot Llamas – if you’re lucky enough to find one, that is! The OG Chug Splash has also returned to the loot pool.
Super Level Styles have arrived
Every season, Epic adds rare variations of the current Battle Pass skins that can usually only be unlocked by surpassing Level 100. Well, in the v18.10 update, it looks like Season 8’s Super Styles have arrived.
The three Super Styles for each character are Blue Rune, Purple Rune, and Golden Rune. It doesn’t look like Carnage has any Super Styles – at least not for now.
New Variants pic.twitter.com/wKqYb7mAYn
— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) September 28, 2021
New ‘Fortnitemares’ Halloween skins
In preparation for this year’s Fortnitemares event, a bunch of Halloween-themed skins have been added to the game. They’re not in the store yet, but they should be added over the next couple of weeks.
These skins include a ‘Geometrik’ Cube-themed skin and a pretty terrifying variation of the Cuddle Team Leader known as the Curdle Scream Leader. You can see all the leaked Fortnite skins and cosmetics here.
— Max // Fortnite Leaks & News 🧊 (@FNLeaksAndInfo) September 28, 2021
There have also been a few changes to the way XP works in Season 8. Following this update, XP earned from Daily Punchcards and Character Punchcards has been increased, and Shared Quests now grant XP.
On the flip side, the amount of XP earned from completing Weekly Punchcards has been reduced.
Fortnite update 18.10 Bug Fixes
Heading over to Fortnite’s Trello board, we’re able to get some insight on some of the bug fixes they’re going to be implementing during this patch.
These are listed down below:
- Donation Boards do not display War Effort items in chosen language.
- Crash site slip streams won’t disable after hitting a certain storm circle phase.
- Player built structures cannot be placed adjacent to Barrier Device.
- Vehicles take heavy damage when colliding with Mothership wreckage.
- Dark Jonesy Stage 2 quest “Stoke a Campfire” doesn’t progress during the match when it’s obtained.
- Scrolling in the Discover UI causes it to reset the player’s section position to the beginning of the row.
- Voice chat on Switch won’t connect to party chat.
- Quests cannot be pinned from quest journal (Save The World).
- Dungeon announcer “Found all coins” audio loops (Save The World).
While you’re getting up to speed with Fortnite Season 8, you can also head over to our dedicated Fortnite page here, along with some links to guides for the new season listed down below.