Fortnite update 29.01 patch notes: Midas returns, Drum Gun, Floor is Lava & more

Rishabh Sabarwal
Fortnite return Midas Chapter 5 Season 2

The latest Fortnite update 29.01 brings back the iconic character Midas to the island alongside several new items. Here are the patch notes.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 has been out for more than a week and players are dominating the island with new weapons and some godly items while preparing themselves for an inbound war between gods and the mortals.

The entire season’s lore depends upon the players who are completing The Oracle’s quests and will be joined by several Fortnite characters to thwart Zeus’ plans and emerge victorious.

To add to the mix, Fortnite now brings back an iconic character of the game, Midas to the main lore and the island as an NPC boss with the latest update.

The v29.01 patch also adds the Drum Gun, Floor is Lava LTM, and much more to the game which sets the stage for more future updates inbound in the current season. Here are the patch notes.

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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 update 29.01 downtime details

Fortnite update v29.01 was released on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 2 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 10 AM BST.

Downtime for this update has ended and the servers are now live, so you can jump back in whenever you want!

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 update 29.01 patch notes

Return of Midas

A few days ago Fortnite officially confirmed that the Chapter 2 lore character Midas, will be returning once again to the island to reclaim his throne.

Now with the latest 29.01 patch, Midas rises from The Underworld to battle the gods in an attempt to save the reality. Furthermore, he’s now visible as an NPC boss on the island at one of the POIs where players can go head-to-head against him. However, there’s no news as to when can you buy the new Ascendant Midas skin in the Item Shop.

New and unvaulted weapons

A few days ago the Drum Gun appeared in the in-game News Feed across various regions where Fortnite is available. Now the Drum gun is officially unvaulted in the game and players can now get their hands on it. Plus, you can defeat Midas to claim a Mythic gold variant of the infamous weapon.

Furthermore, players can now also get the Chains of Hades Epic item from the Underworld and Olympus chests as well as by defeating the Hades boss at The Underworld POI. Making a surprise appearance is the Shield Bubble Jr. item which is a minimized version of the classic Shield Bubble item.

The floor is Lava once again

The Floor is Lava LTM returns with the Midas update since the LTM features a Midas Presents title card when players launch it. The game mode features a Squads mode and players will challenge for immortals.

Additionally, if players touch the Lava, their weapon will turn gold as part of Midas’ curse and will remain like that for the remainder of the match. The LTM will be enabled alongside new quests with the new 29.01 patch.

LEGO Fortnite updates

Several fixes were also made to the LEGO Fortnite game mode with the latest update and new weapons like Explosive Goo Gun, Burst Pulse Rifle, and so on are now available in the game. Furthermore, the LEGO mode is rumored to receive a UEFN mode where community-made LEGO experiences will be available.

Additionally, Apple and Banana consumable items are now enabled so players can harvest them and consume them to gain health bars in the game.

Miscellaneous updates

Additional updates and additions include new quests, an April Crew Pack featuring Ares, and Creator-made tracks in UEFN for Rocket Racing mode. The new patch also adds some additional support for Rocket Racing and LEGO Fortnite game modes.

That’s all on what was added to the latest Fortnite 29.01 update in Chapter 5 Season 2. Stay tuned with us to stay updated for the next Fortnite update in this season.

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