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Fortnite v8.30 release time announced by Epic Games

Published: 9/Apr/2019 17:17 Updated: 9/Apr/2019 19:26

by Eli Becht

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Fortnite’s update time for v8.30 has been by revealed by Epic Games. Here’s when players will be able to jump in.

Coming off a highly controversial patch with v8.20, Fortnite arguably has nowhere to go but up with the next update.

Epic Games announced the update time for v8.30 so here’s when players will be able to jump in and see what Fortnite has to offer with the next update.

What time will the Fortnite v8.30 update be coming out?

Fortnite’s upcoming v8.30 patch is set to release on April 10 and Epic Games shared when players can expect that downtime to begin.

Players can look forward to Fortnite going down for maintenance at 2am PT / 5am ET / 9am GMT as the patch is rolled out to all platforms.

Downtime typically doesn’t last more than an hour so players should be able to jump into the action shortly after downtime begins.

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What’s coming with v8.30?

There are a variety of changes coming with this update including changes to all vehicles and numerous bug fixes. One of the big changes coming in this update is the addition of Reboot Vans to Fortnite.

The Reboot Vans will offer players a chance to bring back their fallen teammates if they manage to secure the Reboot Card that will be dropped upon elimination.

This update will possibly be introducing changes to the way vehicles work as well. 

In what was a highly controversial move, Epic Games announced stretched resolution will not be allowed in the Fortnite World Cup which means players will all be stuck on native resolutions. Look for that change to come in this update.

A nerf to the Baller was originally set to debut with this patch but Epic Games announced they were still working on a proper fix so that nerf has now been delayed.

We don’t have an exact date for when that eventual nerf will be coming so stay tuned for that.

If you’re interested in the size of the download, you can also check that out above.

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Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!