Fortnite patch notes 9.30 – Epic video games update adds Chug Splash, Vaulted Weapons and more

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A whole new set of Fortnite patch notes have finally landed after an extended downtime earlier today.

Fortnite update 9.30 is now live and brings with it some exciting new features for gamers to get their hands on.

About Fortnite
Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017. It is available in three distinct game mode versions that otherwise share the same general gameplay and game engine: Fortnite: Save the World, a cooperative shooter-survival game for up to four players to fight off zombie-like creatures and defend objects with fortifications they can build, Fortnite Battle Royale, a free-to-play battle royale game where up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing, and Fortnite Creative, where players are given complete freedom to create worlds and battle arenas. The first two game modes were released in 2017 as early access titles and Creative was released on December 6, 2018. Save the World is available only for Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while Battle Royale has been released for those platforms and additionally for Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android devices. Playing either Fortnite game requires an Epic Games account on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. Playing on PS4 or Xbox does not need an Epic Games account, as players are identified by their PSN or Xbox Live username instead.
While the first two games have been successful for Epic Games, Fortnite Battle Royale became a resounding success, drawing in more than 125 million players in less than a year and earning hundreds of millions of dollars per month, and since has become a cultural phenomenon.

Fortnite patch notes 9.30: Epic Games update adds Chug Splash, Vaulted Weapons and more

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And the latest Fortnite update appears to be quite a big overhaul of the previous patch, with the major new addition being the arrival of the “Chug Splash”.

Shotguns are getting revamped too, as are explosives, while two brand new islands are available. A fun new feature also allows you to transform into a prop to hide yourself from opponents.

Fortnite patch notes 9.30: Epic Games update adds Chug Splash, Vaulted Weapons and more

Here’s all you need to know about Fortnite 9.30.

What’s new in the latest Fortnite update?

Perhaps the biggest change in the new update is the introduction of the “Chug Splash”, a special thrown drink which boosts the health or shields of anyone within its splash radius – friend or foe.

It can even extend the duration of your death countdown if you have been knocked, too.

Players can carry up to six of the Chug Splashes at a time, and they drop in pairs. 

How to collect all the Fortbytes in Fortnite season 9

Weapons are getting updated too, with the Shotgun Swap Delay now removed from the game and cool downs only applying when the player is carrying multiple shotguns. 

The long-range effects of the Combat Shotgun have been reduced while the Boom Bow, Dual Pistols and Dynamite have all been vaulted. The Combat Shotgun is getting a nerf, but is also seeing a reduction to both its medium-range and long-range damage.

Along with a number of bug fixes and life improvements, a new mystery skin reportedly called “Singularity” will be made available to gamers who have amassed 90 Fortbytes. 

One of the most exciting new features with the latest update is the introduction of something called the “Prop-O-Matic” in Creative Mode, a new in-game tool which allows players to transform into a prop and hide from opponents to creat a Prop Hunt game.

Two new islands have also been introduced on Creative Mode – The Wasteland and Caldera.

A new Storm Shield Endurance mode is also being introduced to Save The World.

 

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