Fortnite update 22.10 patch notes: New weapon, Super Styles, Sweat-Free Wrap

A fortnite loading screen for the 22.10 updateEpic Games

The first mid-season update of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 is here, so we’ve put together the patch notes so you can see what features are included in the 22.10 update.

Now that the dust has settled after the launch of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4, Epic Games have the season’s first patch, officially known as version 22.10, lined up and ready to go.

As well as vaulting the Boogie Bomb, this update will feature the release of the Battle Pass Super Styles, a new weapon known as the Cobra DMR, and the return of the Grapple Glove.

Check out the patch notes for Fortnite update 22.10 below.

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Fortnite update 22.10 downtime details

Downtime for the Fortnite 22.10 update was expected to begin on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 4 AM ET, but it ended up starting early on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 5 PM ET due to “an issue”.

Because of this early start, there was a lengthy downtime which lasted around 12 hours. Fortunately, the game is now back up and running so you can jump in whenever you like!

Fortnite update 22.10 patch notes

This season’s Super Styles are nearly here

If you’ve already unlocked your favorite skins in the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 Battle Pass, you’ll be glad to know that this season’s Super Styles are being added to the game with the 22.10 update.

There are Celestial, Spectral, and Aurelian Styles to unlock for Bytes, Lennox Rose, Paradigm, Meow Skulls, and Spider-Gwen. They go live on October 6 but you can see how they look in-game now.

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Super Styles in Fortnite update 22.10Epic Games

Bytes’ Dark Bargains Quests have been unlocked

Anyone who’s unlocked Bytes’ Pickaxe, The Nothing’s Gift, has probably noticed that there’s a series of Bytes Quests to complete in order to unlock extra styles for the cosmetic.

While these quests have been hidden so far, they’re now available for Battle Pass owners to work through. Just remember you’ll need to wear the Bytes skin to complete them.

Bytes Quests in FortniteEpic Games

A new weapon arrives: The Cobra DMR!

The DMR has been vaulted with the 22.10 update, but in its place is the brand new Cobra DMR. It fires faster and has a higher clip size than the regular DMR, although there’s slightly more recoil to manage.

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You can find Cobra DMRs on the ground, in Chests, in Supply Drops, by fishing, by defeating Loot Sharks, and by harvesting Reality Sapling Fruit.

The Cobra DMR in FortniteEpic Games

Use keys to unlock Holo-Chests

The current season of Fortnite introduced players to locked Vaults that require keys to open them, but the 22.10 update has now added another way to use those keys: Holo-Chests!

Holo-Chests can be found around the map and they display what’s inside so you know whether it’s worth using your keys. Find a two-key Holo-Chest and it’s guaranteed to have an Exotic weapon inside.

A Holo-Chest in Fortnite update 22.10Epic Games

Grapple Gloves have returned

Grapple Gloves were vaulted at the start of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4, but they’re making a temporary comeback following the 22.10 update.

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You can find Grapple Gloves on the ground, in Chests, in Supply Drops, or in Legendary and Mythic Reality Sapling Fruit. They won’t stick around for long, though, so enjoy them while you can!

A Grapple Glove in FortniteEpic Games

The Boogie Bomb is getting vaulted

You might have been surprised to see the Boogie Bomb remain after the new season launched, but it’s not sticking around for long as Epic Games have confirmed it’s being vaulted with the 22.10 update.

The Boogie Bomb in FortniteEpic Games

Sweat-Free Wrap freebie

In response to “issues” during the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 launch, Epic Games are gifting players with a Sweat-Free Wrap for free. You should get it when you log into the game after updating.

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Fortnite update 22.10 bug fixes

There are quite a few bug fixes that will be shipped with the 22.10 update. You might not always notice them, but they’re essential to keeping the game running smoothly for everyone.

Here are all of the bug fixes to expect:

  • Hair is clipping through headwear on several outfits.
  • VFX can persist after being eliminated in the vortex.
  • Players getting stuck when phasing through Chrome areas at Herald’s Sanctum.
  • Sliding can cause flashing colors to appear while pointing the camera downwards.
  • Some trees under the Chrome effect look angular.
  • Storm notifications may appear lower than normal.
  • Items spawned via the Item Placer are not counted by the Player Tracker in Creative.
  • Trap tiles may not disable when building over them in Save The World.
  • The keyboard may not pop up for some GeForce NOW players on iOS.
  • The “Reset to last saved position” button in the HUD Layout Tool does not return all buttons to the last saved position.

That’s everything you need to know about Fortnite update 22.10! Make sure you visit our Fortnite page for the latest news.