Release date and time announced for v6.22 update in Fortnite - what to expect - Dexerto

Release date and time announced for v6.22 update in Fortnite – what to expect

Published: 5/Nov/2018 19:37 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 0:00

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games has announced the expected release date and time for the upcoming v6.22 patch update in Fortnite.

The update is set to go live on Tuesday, November 6, at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT and will require downtime, meaning that the in-game matchmaking will likely be disabled 20-25 minutes prior to launch.

Epic announced this update on November 5 via a post on the official Fortnite Twitter page.

This will be the sixth update in Fortnite since the start of Season 6, and the first since Fortnitemares ended spectacularly with a one-time in-game event on November 4.

Since the patch notes will not be made available until the downtime begins, players will have to wait to see what exactly will be in this latest update.

However, one new item that is expected to be added is the new Heavy Assault Rifle weapon that has been shown in the pre-lobby Message of the Day screen since November 2.

While no specific details about the new weapon have been offered, it’s appearance and in-game description suggest that it will be similar to the iconic AK-47 weapon, and one of its varieties could of Legendary rarity. 

Furthermore, the use of the word “Fall” and the orange leaves emoji in the tweet above could be hint at a new Fall-themed event coming to Fortnite, which would bridge the gap between the now-concluded Fortnitemares and the Holiday season themes.

The newest Starter Pack cosmetic and V-Bucks bundle, called Summit Striker, will also be added in the game following this update, replacing the Ace Starter Pack that goes out of the in-game shop on November 5.

The price and further details about the pack have been revealed and can be seen HERE.

Players can also expect there to be a slew of other new and upcoming cosmetic items added via this update, which data miners will likely find in game files and leak shortly after launch.

Make sure to follow us @Dexerto and monitor the Dexerto Fortnite page as we will provide details on any leaked cosmetics, the full patch notes, details on all changes, and more.


Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton


Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.