Fortnite update 24.30 patch notes: Star Wars event, new skins & weapons

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Fortnite update 24.30 has arrived, and it’s a big one with plenty of Star Wars content to enjoy including new weapons and skins. Here are the patch notes.

With Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 now well underway, it’s time for a big mid-season content drop to keep loopers busy – and it’s great news for Star Wars fans.

Coinciding with May the Fourth (also known as Star Wars Day) as well as the new Star Wars Jedi: Survivor game, the v24.30 update features new skins and returning weapons from a galaxy far, far away.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s v24.30 update.

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Fortnite update 24.30 downtime details

Downtime for Fortnite update v24.30 began on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at around 12AM PT / 3AM ET / 8AM BST. Servers are now live so you can jump right in!

Fortnite update 24.30 patch notes

Star Wars crossover event begins: Find The Force

Just like clockwork, Fortnite is celebrating Star Wars Day once again with an event called Find The Force. This major event will run from May 2 to May 23, so you’ve got three weeks to celebrate.

The event will back familiar weapons like Lightsabers and E-11 Blasters as well as plenty of new content including fresh skins, a mini Battle Pass to work through, and new ‘Force’ abilities.

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New Star Wars skins including Anakin Skywalker

There are plenty of new Star Wars skins to discover as part of the Find The Force event, including Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala, 501st Trooper, and 212th Trooper skins which are available in the Item Shop.

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Find The Force mini Battle Pass

There’s also a new mini Battle Pass available with this update, with a free version and a paid-for version that costs 1,000 V-Bucks. You’ll need to complete Find The Force Quests to progress through them both.

The Free Reward Track features smaller rewards including a Clone Trooper skin, while the Premium Reward Track features Wolf Pack Trooper, Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper, and Darth Maul skins to unlock.

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New Force abilities to learn

One of the biggest new features with the v24.30 update is Force abilities, which let you push, pull, and lift items. You can also double jump and run extra fast when you’ve got a Lightsaber equipped.

These Force abilities need to be learned from Star Wars characters dotted around the map, and they work very similarly to Reality Augments – so they’ll only stick around for the match you learn them in.

Star Wars weapons return

Famous Star Wars weapons including the Lightsabers and the new DC-15 Blasters have been added to the Fortnite loot pool. You can find Blasters in Republic Chests and Lightsabers by entering Rift Gates.

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Fortnite update 24.30 bug fixes

The following bugs and issues are scheduled to be fixed in the Fortnite v24.30 update:

  • Some Back Bling’s appear to float and appear detached from the Highwire outfit.
  • Trunks and branches of some trees move erratically.
  • Infinite Dab isn’t infinite in the Lobby.
  • Large Rocks on the Battle Royale Island are not providing as many materials when Harvested compared to before v24.20.
  • Damage not taken in Creative edit mode.
  • The Katana’s Dash ability may be missing for some players on Android devices.

That’s everything you need to know about Fortnite update v24.30! For the latest news and guides check out our Fortnite page.

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