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Turtle BeachOctober 26, 2021

Fortnite 18.30 Patch Notes: Release Date, Skins, Map, Weapons And Everything You Need To Know

Update 18.30 for Fortnite arrives as the third update in as many weeks.

A brief update landed last week to initiate the 'Wrath of the Cube Queen', which is the main attraction for the Fortnitemares 2021 event. This include wild new NPCs, monsters, skins, quests, rewards and even returning weapons.

So what does this new update do and what can we expect? Here are the patch notes for update 18.30.

Release Date

Patch 18.21 is going to release on the 26th October 2021.

The update should arrive at its usual 4AM ET/9AM BST.

File Size

  • PS4 - 4.2GB
  • PS5 - 3GB
  • Xbox One - 3.03GB
  • Xbox Series X/S - 3.2GB
  • PC - 2GB
  • Switch - 2.3GB
  • Android - TBC

As it's a more significant update, we can expect the sizes to be slightly bigger. Usually, an update like this can range anywhere between 1-5GB (depending on your platform).

Patch Notes


This is anticipated to be the last "Fortnitemares update".

  • The next "War Effort" Funding round will unvault the Combat Shotgun or Boogie Bomb
  • Mountain Base is now called the IO Staging Facility
  • LTMs returning
    • One Shot (Duos)
    • Solid Gold (Trios)
    • Classic Loot (Duos)
    • Shockwave (Trios)
    • Knockout: Shuffle (Trios)
    • Catch! (Trios)
  • Season 8 Mech that will be part of the War Effort vote is named "Salvaged B.R.U.T.E"
    • Mechs dashing now has a 7 seconds cooldown instead of 5
    • Stop damage reduced
    • Shield reduced from 150 to 100
    • Shield respawn delay increased
    • Jump damage nerfed
  • STW Starter Pack features Kevin-Bot
  • New Sets:
    • Shortnitemares (SmallFrights)
    • Minty Legends (FreshFable)
    • Multiplex (Collective)
    • Fallen Heros (DroppedModel)
    • Shadow Seekers (ShadeChaser)



Shadow Midas' is included in the Fortnitemares update and will be the last card revealed for the 18.30 update.

The Monopoly Bundle has also been added.

The exclusive J Balvin style for Party Trooper by attending the Afterlife Party on Oct 31 or Nov 1! - Create your own zombified hero! Nine customizable components! - Customize mouth, nose, eyes, topper, and color!

Rainbow Racer will be the new Refer A Friend reward set.




Bug Fixes

The Fortnite Trello Board is a great place to keep up to date with the latest information on bug fixes.

Here's what's being fixed in the next update:

  • Battle Royale
    • Using the "Smash Attack" ability with the Sideways Scythe may result in fall damage
    • Red dot indicator no longer shows on compass when enemies are firing
    • Error message when trying to equip certain color combinations of Tricksy
    • Wolverine's Built-In Emote not working correctly
  • Creative
    • Multi-selecting and moving building to prop pieces will cause consistent misalignment
    • Trees are not appearing on the island
  • Save The World
    • Campfires above level 130 are shown as 130
    • Healing build attached perk not restoring the proper amount
    • Unable to swap Hero Loadouts in the Lobby while using a controller
    • 4x Missions do not show the 4x rewards
    • Players may become invisible to other players after respawning
    • Players can get stuck inside the vault door in the Lab Dungeon
  • Switch and Mobile
    • N/A