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

Published: 9/Jul/2019 12:05 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 12:17

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

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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)

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How to do secret Cleanse Tanks & Escape Fortnite Season 4 challenges

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite Season 4 might be new, but an old enemy, the infamous gnome, is up to his usual antics. This means there are more secret challenges to complete. Here’s how to do them.

Fortnite’s secret challenges might be a small addition, but they’re welcome ones that keep players on their toes. It’s always nice to get one-up on that pesky gnome, but more importantly, players receive a decent amount of experience for completing them.

Fortnite Season 4 introduced a lot of new things, but it also added two new more secret challenges. They offer a modest 10,000 experience each, which makes them a nice way to boost your level. 

If you want to complete them but aren’t willing to invest the time and patience to figure it all out, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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Fortnite Season 4’s Secret Challenges all revolve around this pesky gnome.

Cleanse Tanks

The first challenge is located in Slurpy Swamp, and it’s very easy to do. 

  • Naturally, the first step is to make your way over to Slurpy Swamp.
  • Once you’re there, make your way to the main building and look for the two large tanks lying around.
  • You’ll notice that their tops are missing, which is intentional.
  • Jump inside and take a dip to cleanse them. It’s as simple as that.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The tanks are side-by-side, although they’ll look more green and gnarly compared to the picture above.

Escape

Luckily, the second challenge is in Slurpy Swamp as well. However, it’s a little trickier to spot than the first.

  • First, head to the northern side of the main building. It’s the same one you were in for the previous challenge.
  • Next, look for a wall with a conveniently-placed hole.
  • The insufferable gnome who has been playing games with us this whole time will be hidden inside. 
  • To draw him out, all you need to do is walk up towards him. If you get close enough, he’ll panic and launch himself into the distance.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The gnome in question standing next to his escape route.

That’s all there is to it. If you managed to complete them both, you’ll find yourself 20,000 experience points closer to a higher level.

Many players tend to stumble upon these challenges and finish them without even realizing it. However, others aren’t so lucky, and while they aren’t necessarily hard to do, they can be a pain to find.

Who knows where we’ll run into that pesky gnome next, but it’s inevitable that we will again in when the next series of challenges have been released.

Until then, you might want to go back and finish any of the others you’ve missed.