Fortnite v8.01 update release date and time announced - everything we know so far - Dexerto

Fortnite v8.01 update release date and time announced – everything we know so far

Published: 5/Mar/2019 21:02 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 16:06

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have announced the release date and time for the v8.01 update in Fortnite Battle Royale, which will be the first update since the start of Season 8. 

Despite the fact that Season 8 of Fortnite kicked off just a week ago, Epic have already lined up a major update that will introduce more content and changes to the game.

We’re here to make sure you know everything we do so far about the v8.01 update, including the release date and time, confirmed additions and changes, and what else to expect.

When does v8.01 go live?

The v8.01 update is set to go live on March 6 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT. There will be downtime for this update, which means matchmaking will likely be disabled 20-25 minutes prior to the update’s release.

Confirmed additions and changes in v8.01

While players will have to wait for the downtime to see the full patch notes, there has already been some information confirmed by Epic Games about this next update.

For one, we will see the addition of a brand new item called Buried Treasure, which is a map that appears to point to some sort of hidden treasure.

While Epic have not revealed any additional details about this new item, data-miners have found and leaked some key information about what it could be used for.

There will also be a series of major audio changes implemented via this update, as we will see improvements made to the sounds of certain weapons, building mechanics, footsteps, and more.

What else to expect 

Aside from the confirmed changes listed above, there are some additional things players can expect from this update.

For one, it’s reasonable to expect that there will be some slight changes made to the map, and possibly even the addition of the new Sharky Shrubs location that was leaked prior to Season 8.

There will also very likely be new cosmetic items that are added to game files for future release, which data-miners will probably find and leak very shortly after the update goes live.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @Dexerto and keep an eye on the Dexerto Fortnite page as we will post the full patch notes, changes and additions, any and all leaked content, and anything else having to do with the v8.01 update.


New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce


The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.