Release date and time announced for v6.10 update in Fortnite - what to expect - Dexerto

Release date and time announced for v6.10 update in Fortnite – what to expect

Published: 15/Oct/2018 19:52 Updated: 15/Oct/2018 23:15

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have announced the release date and time for the v6.10 update in Fortnite Battle Royale, the third update since the start of Season 6.

The update is set to go live on Tuesday, October 16 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 8 PM BST and will require downtime, meaning that matchmaking will likely be disabled 20-25 minutes prior to release.

The announcement for this update was made on October 15 via a post on the official Fortnite Twitter page.

Since the Patch Notes won’t be getting release until the downtime, there is no way to know the exact changes and additions that it will bring to Fortnite.

However, one thing that has already been confirmed is the start of a new in-game tournament system, which will be implemented as part of this update.

These tournaments will be open to all players and will be played on specific dates and times, with the first event scheduled to kick off on October 16, the same day the v6.10 update goes live.

Visit our article on these new in-game tournaments for detailed information, the preliminary schedule, and more.

In addition, the new Quadcrasher vehicle, which was first revealed last week, is more than likely getting added via the v6.10 update, especially when considering the phrase ‘Get revved up’ is used in the announcement tweet.

The Quadcrasher, which will be the third vehicle type in Fortnite, is a four-wheel bike equipped with a battering ram on the front to crash into and destroy structures.

There are also several bugs and issues with the game that will be addressed in this next update. Details on these bugs can be seen in our information article here.

There will also likely be a slew of new cosmetic items added into the game files for release in the upcoming days and weeks. Data miners will likely look for and leak the cosmetic items shortly after the update goes live.

Make sure to monitor the Dexerto website and Twitter as we will provide the full Patch Notes, details on all changes, and all leaked cosmetic items once the update goes live on October 16.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.