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Fortnite 16.30 Patch Notes: Everything you Need to Know

The newest Fortnite patch 16.30 is live now, with plenty of new updates to the Battle Royale game.
The newest Fortnite patch 16.30 is live now, with plenty of new updates to the Battle Royale game. / Photo Courtesy of Epic Games

The newest Fortnite patch 16.30 is live now, with plenty of new updates to the Battle Royale game.

Season 6 has already brought plenty of exciting additions into the game, including taming animals, new weapons, and points of interest. Here’s everything the latest patch has to offer.

What’s New in Patch 16.30

To begin, the newest Fortnite Patch finally marks the arrival of Brazilian Football star Neymar Jr. as a skin. To unlock his skin and his cosmetics, players will need to complete a set of quests.

Alongside Neymar’s skin, Fortnite introduces a new set of warriors as skins called the Knights of the Food Court. The Bundle should be made available in the coming weeks, so stay tuned into the Fortnite Store to check that out.

In addition to Neymar’s appearance in the game, there’s also a new game mode called Soccer Ball, based around the star’s sport. Players will compete in teams of eight in a team deathmatch style game mode where earning kills gets you Gold Bars, which are used to upgrade your equipment throughout the match. The first team to 200 eliminations total wins!

Weapons, Crafting and Bug Fixes

For players looking for new weapons, Patch 16.30 also includes a brand new exotic bow, the unstable bow. When equipped and fire, it will randomly shoot out a Fire, Shockwave, Stink, or Grenades arrow, with the choice of each being decides randomly by the game.

Crafting has also gotten a slight change, with players now able to hold the Inventory button with a craftable item in hand to head right into the crafting tab, instead of navigating through menus in the middle of a gunfight. This will be a save of time in a time crunch when enemy players are nearby.

For those who play Creative Mode, the patch adds the Helicopter Spawner, which spawns a pilotable helicopter, a crash pad that can bounce players off of it and save them from receiving damage, and the Surfboard Spawner.

Lastly, the following bugs have been fixed by Epic Games in patch 16.30:

* Players receiving a Quest from Jonesy the First that does not grant rewards.
* Storm visual effects appearing outside of the Storm.
* (Creative) Recent Islands list does not update.
* (Creative) Flag does not respawn when flag carrier leaves the game.
* (Creative) Allow Spectate Other Teams setting not working.
* (Save The World) The Bad Clams / Destroy Fungus quest in Scurvy Shoals have a low spawn objective rate.

Hop into Fortnite today to see everything the newest patch has to offer.