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Fortnite v11.01 update: Bug fixes, Save the World and more

by Eli Becht

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Fortnite v11.01 is arriving on October 22 and it will be targeting numerous bugs that have plagued the game since the launch of Chapter 2.

With the arrival of Fortnite Chapter 2, players were introduced to a new map and mechanics, but they were also given a plethora of new bugs.

Players have been complaining about things feeling off since the start of the season, with one major complaint being the frames-per-second stuttering all over the place, making the game feel choppy.

Epic Games
Epic Games
Chapter 2 has a new patch incoming!

Going into this patch, Epic posted on their Trello board with what is being worked on and made the FPS fixes a top priority. 

While we don't know if those will be fixed for certain, we do have a good idea of what will be in this upcoming update thanks to the Trello.


When does downtime begin?

Downtime for patch v11.01 will take place on October 22 beginning at 4 AM EST / 1 AM PST / 9 AM BST.

Whenever there is downtime, it usually takes a little while and players won't be able to play in any matches while the patch is being applied.


Numerous bug fixes

This update will be focusing on game issues and we already know what the majority of those will be thanks to Trello.

Here's a look at everything that is confirmed to be getting a fix in the next update, so if any of these problems are nagging you, they will soon be fixed.

  • Friends not appearing in Friends List
  • Unable to use swapped-to item when character is backed up against camera
  • "Ready Up!" button not appearing in Squads matches until entire part if eliminated
  • Issue with "Get an elimination from 50m or further" Open Water Challenge
  • Daily Punchard remaining on screen
  • Gift wrap missing for gifted Battle Passes

Epic Games
Epic Games
Save the World players are getting some new content.


New Save the World content

Before the battle royale mode took the world by storm, Fortnite was originally just a PvE game mode called Save the World.

These players felt shafted with the release of Chapter 2 after it provided nothing new for them to experience.

With this next update, it looks like Epic will be throwing them a bone with some new content, but we don't yet know what that will be.

Save the World was supposed to go free-to-play back in 2018 but there's no telling when it'll happen now.

All signs are pointed towards 2020 at this point, but without official word from Epic, it's anyone's guess. 


This is everything we know about v11.01 so far! Stay tuned for the official patch notes once they go live after the update is deployed.