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Fortnite v9.30 content update #3 patch notes: Air Strike, new LTM and more

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have revealed patch notes for a third v9.30 content update in Fortnite, with a brand new Air Strike item being added to the battle royale mode. 

Previous v9.30 patches have introduced a number of new items and weapons, with some even returning from the vault before the start of 14 Days of Summer, but this next update will mark the arrival of a feature that's never been available in the past. 

A number of changes have been speculated on as we get ever nearer to the end of Season 9, so let's take a look at what the free-to-play title will definitely have in store for us next. 


When will the patch go live? 

Epic Games have officially confirmed that there will be no downtime for the v9.30 #3 content update, which is always great news for players, and that it will kick into action on Tuesday, July 9 at 8 AM EST (1 PM BST).

The developers initially hinted at a new "explosive" experience in-game, and judging by the patch notes, they've more than certainly delivered on that promise with the addition of a new Air Strike item. 


Fortnite v9.30 Content Update #3 patch notes

WHAT’S NEW?

Air Strike

Throw this down to get help from above!


LIMITED TIME MODE ROTATION:

  • High Explosives Squads
    • Battle Royale with Explosive weapons only! 'Splode all of the enemies back to the lobby to earn the Victory Royale!
  • Sneaky Silencers Solo
    • Nighttime fighting with silenced weapons.
  • Classic Squads
    • Classic Battle Royale with only weapons and items from Seasons one and two.
  • Solid Gold Duos
    • Fight to the finish using Legendary weapons!
  • Catch Squads
    • In this mode, all guns have been removed. The only weapons are grenades and other items that can be thrown or tossed.
  • Blitz Squads
    • Drop into this fast-paced Limited Time Mode! You’d better keep moving because the Storm never does.


WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Air Strike
    • A thrown canister of colored smoke that calls in a flurry of missiles from above.
    • Once the canister comes to rest, missiles will spawn after a short delay.
    • Missiles spawn about 120 meters above the smoke canister.
    • Missiles aim for random points within a 9 meters radius of the thrown object.  
    • A total of 20 missiles are spawned.
    • Each missile has an explosion radius of 3.5 meters.
    • Each missile deals 75 damage to players and 200 damage to structures.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, Vending Machines, and Llamas.
    • Drops in stacks of 1.
    • Max stack size of 2.
    • Legendary variant.

MOBILE

  • The amount of eliminations required for a Victory Royale in the Team Rumble Limited Time Mode has been lowered to 50 from 150 on Switch, Android, and iOS devices.

CREATIVE

WHAT'S NEW?

New Gallery
Sport a new paint job and create off-road courses using Car Gallery B!

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Epic Games

PREFABS & GALLERIES

  • Added 4 New Galleries:
    • Car Gallery B - which has more car color variants
    • Snow & Mud Floor Gallery
    • Grass & Sand Floor Gallery
    • Lava Floor Gallery

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Double Trouble
One Smasher.. Two Smasher.. Invulnerable Smasher…Modified Smasher

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Epic Games

De-Atomizer 9000
Don’t trust the Atoms! They make up everything!

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Epic Games

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • New Wargames simulation: Double Trouble
  • Take two Golden Smashers with cycling modifiers, make them indestructible, and set them loose on your fort.
  • If that doesn’t sound horrifying enough, their ill temperament switches between attacking Heroes and the fort.
  • A new Wargames simulation means more chances for Event Tickets, a new banner, and more variety to the Daily Wargames Challenges.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • De-Atomizer 9000 launches into the Weekly Store!
    • Launches an energy projectile that explodes and shoots 15 sub-projectiles out in all directions. Decimates crowds of weak enemies… and buildings!
    • Available from July 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time until July 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

(Source: Epic Games)