Fortnite update 29.20 patch notes: New Avatar collab, mythic weapons, Rocket Racing season 1 & more

Rishabh Sabarwal
Avatar Aang Iceberg in Fortnite cover

Fortnite’s 29.20 patch brings a new Avatar collab event, new weapons and more additions to Chapter 5 Season 2. Here are the patch notes.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 is halfway complete as players continue to complete in-game quests, level up their Battle Pass, and defeat Greek gods on the island. In the battle between Myths and Mortals, Avatar Korra’s Mythic and skin has been made available to loopers.

However, more of Avatar The Last Airbender has now arrived in the form of a collab event with the new 29.20 update, alongside several new gameplay additions and Rocket Racing’s Season 1.

Here are the patch notes for the Fortnite v29.20 update.

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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 update 29.20 downtime details

Fortnite update v29.20 was released on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at 3 AM PT / 5 AM ET / 11 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 29.20 patch notes

Avatar The Last Airbender collab

A new Fortnite x Avatar The Last Airbender collaboration has finally arrived in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2. While the existing Korra skin is a free bonus reward for Battle Pass owners, players can now purchase the Toph, Zuko, and Katara skins from the Item Shop.

Furthermore, Avatar Aang skin will be launched in an event pass when the in-game collab event begins on April 12, 2024, which means with the update 29.20, files for the same have now been added to the game. That said, each skin comes with its own LEGO style as well.

New Mythic items

Alongside the Avatar collab event, three new Mythic items have also been added to the existing loot pool with the Fortnite 29.20 update. While the event hits later, the Mythic weapons are now added in the game.

These weapons are called Elemental Bending items and are similar to Korra’s Waterbending mythic, however are based on other elements such as fire, wind, and earth as other Avatar characters in the series.

Rocket Racing Season 1

The update 29.20 also brings the first season of Rocket Racing game mode. The Neon Rush update brings five new tracks, cars, and more cosmetic items to Fortnite.

Furthermore, there’s a new Fuse Starter Quest Pack that players can get to earn more cosmetic rewards. Moreover, players can now play Ranked races on community-made tracks as Rocket Racing expands its reach to UEFN. You can check the full patch notes right here.

Locker and Item Shop changes

For the first time since its launch, Fortnite has decided to remove cosmetic rarities from player’s lockers.

In a blog post, Epic stated, “The Shop has evolved significantly to support multiple types of cosmetics and items across games, so we’re retiring the old Battle Royale-inspired system of colors and tags for cosmetic quality. Different Series of cosmetics — such as the Icon Series or Gaming Legends Series — will still be there to help you find your favorite stuff!”

Furthermore, they also offered clarity on the Item Shop timer situation and announced an upcoming feature as they wrote, “We recently removed the overall Shop refresh timer, and instead show the Shop rotation time in every player’s unique time zone. Beginning in late May 2024, we will also add the planned date that every individual item will rotate out of the Shop to the item’s description page.”

New skins

Several new Fortnite skins were added to the game files with the new update, which will soon hit the Item Shop.

These include the Apollo skin, Harpy Haze skin, Toshiro skin, and Champion Siren outfit which is an FNCS-themed skin for the 2024 season.

New quests

With every Fortnite update, new quests are added to the game which helps players level up. The 29.20 update adds the next phase of Story quests, a new section of Weekly Quests, and unlocks the second page of Quest Rewards for players to claim.

Furthermore, the update also fixes issues with the level 200 Hades skin that players were having trouble unlocking.

Miscellaneous fixes

  • The Fortnite Festival UI has been slightly updated and new leaderboard options have started to be worked on behind the scenes.
  • The Fortnite Festival Jam Stage map has been updated, this time being themed around Coachella and having the main area being closed off right now.
  • You can now search Creator names in Discovery, instead of just being able to search for islands.
  • Proximity Chat added to Fortnite Creative.
  • The Jubi Slide and Side Shuffle emotes have been bundled together in this update in the “Shuffle Bundle” for the Item Shop.
  • Only party leaders will be able to select and adjust the playlist in a party.
  • You can now visually see when you have First Match Loss Protection enabled VIA a shield icon next to your ranked progression in the lobby.
  • Going forward all new Pickaxes are set to visually show up in the game as Rare rarity, however, you can still view the rarity of older pickaxes.
  • Poseidon has been updated to be in the Slurp Series.
  • LEGO Fortnite fixes
    • Fixed an issue where vehicles could disappear in certain circumstances
    • It is now safe to transport chests on your vehicle
    • Improved traction to allow vehicles to move more easily up hills
    • Dynamic objects can now go through large doorways and you can now drive your car through an open garage door!
    • Fixed the issue of the supply drop being empty.
    • Small Jacks no longer crumble when attaching a Large Dynamic Foundation
    • Wheels will now display damage numbers when attacked.
    • Fixed an issue where you could not place the railing in step 6 of the Tower Manor Build.
    • Fixed an issue where Sidewalk foundations were not unlocked when meeting the unlock conditions on existing worlds.

That’s everything new added to Fortnite with the 29.20 update.