Fortnite update 28.30 early patch notes: What to expect, release & more

John Esposito
Fortnite Chapter 5 Underground theme featuring various skins from this season's Battle Pass.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1’s 28.30 update is scheduled to hit this week. Here’s an early look at what’s rumored to come when the patch deploys.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 is coming to a close, as a few weeks left separate players from Season 2. However, before players reach the next shift, another update looks to fill the void with content and changes.

Update 28.30 is expected to launch this week, bringing a decent amount of content. The details aren’t official yet, but we’ve gathered all that we can find to keep you in the loop.

Without further delay, let’s recap what content update 28.30 is expected to bring to Fortnite, widely regarded as the last update of this season.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 update 28.30 expected release

Fortnite update v28.30 is expected to drop on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT.

Provided this is true, expect the game to go down for maintenance during its usual time slot. Other leakers had stated that the patch was expected to arrive on February 20, but it has been delayed.

Fortnite update 28.30 rumored details

Below, you’ll find what update 28.30 is expected to have. There’s quite a bit, with each of Fortnite’s new three modes getting a pass, such as LEGO Fortnite possibly getting a fishing update.

On the other hand, unvaulted items such as the Rift-To-Go or Bush Bomb are also expected to rejoin. Cosmetics will be a big push as well, with new Shop tabs and possibly a few new collabs coming in.

Game mode updates

  • LEGO Fortnite update possibly including fishing
  • New maps for Rocket Racing
  • Fortnite Festival Season 2 build-up
  • Battle Royale map lore changes
    • Potential unvault of items such as the Rift-To-Go, Bush Bomb, and Kinetic Blade

New quests

  • Final weekly quests added
  • Possible addition of Peely quests
  • New “narrative” quests
  • Game mode-specific quests


  • New Crew Pack
  • Possible new TMNT skin

Bug fixes & updates

  • Shop tab changes

That’s everything to expect from Fortnite 28.30’s update. Be sure to check this page when the update goes live, as we’ll have the full details ready.

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John graduated with a degree in Sport Management in 2017, before discovering he had a hidden joy for writing. Since then, he's worked for GameRant, Twinfinite, and Jaxon, covering everything related to gaming. Currently, he's a Games Writer for Dexerto, and all tips and tricks welcome: