Fortnite’s v10.30 Update has finally arrived, and brought with it some major changes to the landscape of the island on which the battle royale matches are played.
Map changes were the headline addition to Fortnite with this patch, as Epic Games brought back to classic locations to the game with an epic twist that should breathe new life into the points-of-interest.
Ice has been melting and trees have been shooting out of the ground at some legendary spots, so here’s everything you need to know about the map changes in the v10.30 Update.
For weeks, fans have been speculating that Paradise Palms would disappear, and become totally overgrown by the swamp that once covered the area called Moisty Mire.
As things turned out, they were almost right, as the trees have sprouted at the popular drop location, but instead of completely overrunning the city, has instead mingled in with the architecture to create a hybrid location aptly titled Moisty Palms.
As with all the Rift Zones, which have appeared through Season 10 thanks to the Rift Beacons, there’s a catch to this merger. Players who end up running through the streets of Moisty Palms and decide to crouch will instantly become a prop, taking the form of a random item that can be found somewhere around the map. This could prove to be an excellent way to hide from threats, or to create an ambush on some unsuspecting foes.
Greasy Grove has made its triumphant return to Fortnite after a spell frozen under a massive sheet of ice. Players have been able to see the legendary location for a while but thanks to the snowy tundra which took over the southwest corner of the map, nobody has been able to set foot in the Grove.
That’s all changed with the v10.30 Update, with a massive circle of ice melting around the popular location, unleashing it to the world once again. There is one major change though – Durrr Burger is out, with tacos now the food item of choice for those who plan to drop here.
Thanks to the Rift Zone, tacos will fall out of the sky periodically at this point-of-interest, granting players 20 HP, and making them dance for the duration of the shower. Spicy Tacos can also be found scattered around, which will give you 10 HP once consumed, and a 40% speed boost for 20 seconds.
Another classic Fortnite location the prison was a great place to gather loot and prepare for the battle ahead, and is back as part of the Moisty Palms Rift Zone.
The jail now sits on a hill just overlooking the city, so should be easy to find.
Dusty Depot was the first of the formerly removed points-of-interest to reappear, and since then, the mysterious Visitor has been building Rift Beacons to bring back other legendary locations to the game.
Now, it appears the Visitor is building something else, with scaffolding appearing above one of the buildings, although what they are planning to construct remains to be seen.
Westworlds is back
Pro player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney was furious when Epic Games took the popular ‘Westworlds’ location away in the v10.20 Update, choosing to replace it with a special Borderlands-themed Pandora location as part of their limited time partnership.
Pandora is gone though, which means Westworlds is finally back, and Tfue can stop complaining that his favorite drop location was axed by the developers.
If you’re wondering how these changes have affected the overall island, you can take a look at the v10.30 map in full below.
More map changes are being discovered all the time, so make sure to check back as we continue to update this article.
This article was updated at 6:54 AM EST on Wednesday, September 11.