Wondering when Fortnite update v28.10 drops? Well, you will have to wait until Epic Games returns from their winter vacation in 2024.
Fortnite Winterfest 2023 consumed Epic Games' Battle Royale for December before concluding in the new year. Despite the addition of holiday-themed quests and weapons, like the Snowball Launcher, the limited-time event did not truly bring anything new to Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1. Instead, players found themselves waiting for the next major update of the fresh Chapter for real change.
Epic Games might not have confirmed the exact release date of v28.10 just yet, but we know it is not coming until their company winter break concludes.
When Does Epic Games Return from Vacation in 2024?
Epic Games returns from their company-wide vacation on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. According to trusted Fortnite leaker, ShiinaBR, all Epic Games employees were given over two weeks off for the holiday.
As a result, many of Epic Games biggest titles, including Fortnite, have not received any blockbuster updates to kick off the new year. Fans might be getting restless waiting for v28.10 to drop in the Battle Royale, but after such a hectic, successful year, the Epic Games staff has more than earned their time off. After all, they gave the community everything they have been asking for with the return of the OG map and the launch of LEGO Fortnite.
Once Epic Games' winter break concludes, fans can expect Fortnite to return to its typical schedule, with at least two significant updates per month.
When is the Next Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Update?
The next Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 update will likely occur on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. Reliable Fortnite leaker, iFireMonkey, posted the date as the likeliest option for Fortnite update v28.10.
Although Epic Games has not confirmed what is coming in the next update, we do know that Solid Snake, the "secret" Battle Pass skin, will finally release. Players will be able to get the Metal Gear character in Fortnite almost two months after the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Battle Pass dropped.