Fortnite's v7.30 update release date and time announced - what to expect - Dexerto

Fortnite’s v7.30 update release date and time announced – what to expect

Published: 28/Jan/2019 21:46 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 8:17

by Albert Petrosyan



Check out our v7.30 patch notes article for everything you need to know about the January 29 update, including the Chiller Grenade and more.

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Epic Games have announced the release date and time for the v7.30 update in Fortnite Battle Royale, as well as provided a sneak peak of what it’ll contain. 

The v7.30 update will go live on January 28 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT and there will be downtime, which means that matchmaking will be disabled 20-25 minutes prior. 

The update will mark the end of the Ice Storm event that has been going on in Fortnite for the past few weeks, which means that players have until the downtime to wrap up any unfinished challenges. 

“Last call! There are only a few hours left to finish your Ice Storm Challenges before the v7.30 update arrives,” the official announcement read. “Battle the Ice Legion until the downtime begins tomorrow!”

As per usual, players will have to wait until the downtime to know the full contents of this update since the patch notes don’t go live until then. 

However, Epic Games have teased at some of what the update will contain, including the brand new Chiller Grenade that has appeared in the pre-game announcement screen. 

There is very little information about this new item other than its-game description, which reads “Give your enemies cold feet with this winter blast.”

Also expected to come via this update is the re-implementation of the popular new editing feature that was first added in the v7.20 patch but disabled shortly thereafter.

This feature adjusted editing to allow the initial edit of builds to register immediately, regardless of the player’s respective internet connection or server ping. 

The result of this change allowed for the instant initiation of edits and a massive reduction in “ghost shots,” making the overall experience of editing a lot smoother and faster. 

The v7.30 update will also bring major changes to the Streamer Mode in Fortnite with the intention of making it a lot harder for stream snipers to do their thing. 

These changes include the addition of two new options to Streamer Mode, called ‘Anonymous’ and ‘Hide Other Players’ Names,’ which could really help out the likes of Ninja, Tfue, and other big-name streamers who are constantly getting stream sniped. 


There will also likely be further map changes made once the v7.30 update goes live as the end of the Ice Storm event could see the snow that is currently covering the map to melt away, except for the snow biome on the southwest corner. 

The ice in Polar Peak could also melt further to finally reveal the identity and purpose of the mysterious prisoner hiding underneath the massive castle. 


Players can also expect new cosmetic items to be added to game files and saved for future release, all of which will likely be discovered and leaked by data miners shortly after the update goes live.

Make sure to keep an eye on our Twitter @Dexerto, as well as the Dexerto Fortnite page, as we will bring you the full patch notes, breakdown of all changes, any leaked content, and more. 


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.