Fortnite v19:30 Update: Bugs, Gyro Controls, Full Patch Notes Detailed

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The latest Fortnite patch is here. The v.19.30 update includes some new features and major bug fixes. Here's what you need to know.

Epic Games has revealed the latest update to Fortnite's Battle Royale mode. V19.30 has arrived and sees the addition of new controller options for those on PlayStation and PC. Along with this, the game mode selection screen has been removed, allowing players to jump straight into the Lobby.

Of course, it wouldn't be a patch without a few major bug fixes. Players can look forward to things running a bit smoother thanks to this latest update.

Below, we've listed everything that has been added in Fortnite Battle Royale v19.30.

Fortnite v19:30 Update: Full Patch Notes Detailed

Gyro Controls

Optional gyro controls have been added for platforms which support the feature. While gyro controls were already available on Nintendo Switch and Android devices, this new update sees support head to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.

Gyro controls allow players to control the camera by turning the controller. Enable or disable gyro controls in Fortnite by going to the “Touch and Motion” tab of the settings.

Game Mode Select Screen Removed

Previously, when loading up the game players would be presented with a game select screen. Here, players could choose whether to play Save the World, Battle Royale, or Creative. Now, thanks to this update, the screen has been removed, dropping players straight into the Lobby.

Sve the World and Creative modes can now be found via the “Discover” screen, accessible by clicking on the “Change” button above “Play.”

Competitive Notes

  • Removed Armored Walls from Supply Drop loot in competitive playlists.

Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue involving some players only having two Tent slots available, as opposed to the intended three.
  • Fixed an issue on mobile involving build pieces not being placed after players double-tapped the associated icon.
  • Fixed an issue — occurring in competitive playlists only — involving Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters dropping from eliminated players with the full 20 uses even if they didn’t have the full 20 before the player was eliminated.