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. 


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.