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Patch Notes detail all of the notable changes during each update of Fortnite. These are split into sections for each gamemode: Battle Royale, Save the World and Creative.

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Originally, Epic Games supplied full Patch Notes on their website. But since Chapter 2: Season 1, they have come in the form of less descriptive blog posts titled :

  • "What's New in Battle Royale"
  • "Homebase Status Report"
  • "What's New For Creative"

Throughout Chapter 2, Epic Games introduced multiple forms and formats of "Patch Notes", until they arrived on the current iteration of "What's New in Battle Royale", first used in Chapter 2: Season 1 and returned in Chapter 2: Season 7.

Below are highlights of the patch notes with release dates and content additions (all patches contain bug fixes).

Chapter 3

Chapter 3: Season 3

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
Update v21.00 June 5th, 2022 Chapter 3: Season 3 - New Battle Pass, Reality Saplings, rideable wildlife, new Weapons and more! N/A New weapons/mechanics added, new props and devices.

Chapter 3: Season 2

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v20.40 CU May 24th, 2022 Unvaulted the Rail Gun and Recon Scanner, as a part of the Rail Gun Recon Week. N/A N/A
Update v20.40 May 17th, 2022 Unvaulted the Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun, as a part of the Sideways Showdown Week. Balloons are also unvaulted, beating out the Shield Bubble. N/A Racetrack Gallery added, Props and Prefab updates.
v20.30 CU May 10th, 2022 Unvaulted the Air Strike, Flint-Knock Pistol and Hunting Rifle. Voting between the Shield Bubble and Balloons commences. N/A N/A
Update v20.30 May 3rd, 2022 Unvaulted the Choppa. Unvaulted Lightsabers and added the E-11 Blaster Rifle for the 2022 May the 4th event. Fights between the Imagined Order and the Resistance start at Tilted Towers. N/A Tilted Towers Island and Music Experience Island added, along with the Armored Battle Bus. Updates to the Player Reference Device and Zone Wars Template, new Prefabs and Galleries, hub layout changed.
v20.20 CU April 26th, 2022 Unvaulted the Light Machine Gun and the Rift-To-Go. Fights between the Imagined Order and the Resistance start at Rocky Reels. N/A N/A
Update v20.20 April 19th, 2022 Added the Ranger Shotgun. Fights between the Imagined Order and the Resistance start at Coney Crossroads. N/A Added Video Player, VFX and Water device, added Titan Tanks, Siege Cannons and Heavy Turrets, added Carrer Tracking, new Props and Prefabs, and a new Greasy Grove Island.
v20.10 CU April 12th, 2022 Unvaulted the Jetpacks, Egg Launcher and Bouncy Eggs. Fights between the Imagined Order and the Resistance start at Condo Canyon. N/A N/A
Update v20.10 April 5th, 2022 Unvaulted the Heavy Sniper Rifle and fight between the Imagined Order and the Resistance starts at The Daily Bugle. Scurvy Shoals returns, new Bouncy Husk and Super Treasure modifiers, R.O.S.I.E. buff and Dungeons returns. Added the Anvil Rocket Launcher, added Imagined Order props and updated the Wildlife, Fiend and Guard spawners.
v20.00 CU March 29th, 2022 Added the Anvil Rocket Launcher. N/A Added the Anvil Rocket Launcher.
Update v20.00 March 20th, 2022 Chapter 3: Season 2 - Mantling and Sprinting, building vaulted in the core BR modes, Blimps, Tanks and more! The Llama Shop will no longer sell Llamas to relate to Battle Royale, where all purchases do not affect gameplay. Added all weapons and moving mechanics added to Battle Royale.

Chapter 3: Season 1

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v19.40 CU March 7th, 2022 Chickens can now attack players and are now more common around the Island. N/A N/A
Update v19.40 March 1st, 2022 Bouncers were unvaulted for the Amazing Web Week, apart of Wild Weeks. Wildlife was added with the Brawl of the Wild questline added with it. Added the Guard Spawner.
v19.30 CU February 15th, 2022 Mechanical Explosive Bow, Mechanical Shockwave Bow, Primal Flame Bow and Primal Stink Bow unvaulted for the start of the Bownanza Wild Week N/A The Spire Prefabs and Galleries added.
v19.30 February 15th, 2022 Gyro Controls added and Game Mode Select Screen removed. Performance Mode added to Save the World, Save The World moved to Discovery Tab and more. Several Devices updated.
v19.20 CU February 8th, 2022 Machine Pistol added. N/A N/A
v19.20 February 1st, 2022 New Covert Cavern POI, new Mythic Stinger SMG added, Heavy Shotgun reworked and unvaulted, Haven's Mask challenges added. Blockbuster Questline, Love Ranger Jonesy, Heartbreaker Crossbow and more coming back soon. Fire mechanic and Fire-related Weapons/Items added, new Skydive Volume device added, Gunnar's Stinger SMG added and more.
v19.10 CU January 25th, 2022 Pizza Party and Pizza Slice added. N/A N/A
v19.10 January 18th, 2022 Tilted Towers returns, Klombos and Klomberries added, Grenade Launcher unvaulted. Changes to the way The Storm works, ability to cancel Goin' Commando and Lefty and Righty activations, and the Mild Meadows Venture Season on the 24th. New Prop Manipulator, Player Counter and Pop-up Dialog devices, as well as highly requested changes and additions
v19.01 CU #2 January 11th, 2022 New weathers added: Tornadoes and lighting storms. Unvaulted the Flare Gun. Cloaked Shadow and Shark Attack! return, last Frostnite challenge added and more. N/A
v19.01 CU #1 January 4th, 2022 Shield Keg added. N/A N/A
v19.01 December 14th, 2021 Super Level styles added, Winterfest 2021 coming soon. Pain Train, Ginger Blaster and others return, new Frostnite challenges added Support-a-Creator Device added
v19.00 December 5th, 2021 Chapter 3: Season 1 - Flipside Island, new Sliding mechanic, Med Mist, new Weapons and more! N/A All new Battle Royale features and items added, new Prefabs & Galleries, and new Islands added.

Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Season 8

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v18.40 CU November 23rd, 2021 Proximity Grenade Launcher vs. Flintknock Pistol War Effort and the Strike from the Shadows Wild Week begins. N/A N/A
v18.40 November 16th, 2021 Salvaged B.R.U.T.E. War Effort begins, The Convergence becomes The Pyramid, Paper Bomb Kunai added, Shopping Carts and All Terrain Karts unvaulted. Accolades and Battle Royale XP added, Winterfest Ventures Season and Frostnite return. Accolade and Item Remover Devices added, multiple updated Devices and many QOL improvements done.
v18.30 CU #2 November 9th, 2021 Combat Pistol added. N/A N/A
v18.30 CU #1 November 2nd, 2021 Exotic Icy Grappler added and the original Grappler was unvaulted. N/A N/A
v18.30 October 26th, 2021 Boogie Bomb vs. Combat Shotgun War Effort begins, **REDACTED** replaced with the Mountain Base landmark. Candy Corn LMG, Spectral Blade and others return. Character Controller Device added and multiple Devices updated.
v18.21 October 19th, 2021 Fortnitemares: Wrath of the Cube Queen starts, The Convergence POI added, Caretakers added, Sideways Scythe added and Horde Rush returns. N/A N/A
v18.20 October 12th, 2021 Combat AR vs. Combat SMG War Effort begins, further XP adjustments, role bias and voice chat added to Impostors, Stay with Squad feature added and yearly Refund Requests refresh added. The Lab Dungeon and Chaos Agent added, Dusk, the Ghost Pistol and others return. Character Device, Signal Remote and Manager Device and Switch Device added, more Battle Royale items added as well.
v18.10 CU October 5th, 2021 Dual Fiend Hunters added. N/A N/A
September 28th, 2021 Exotic Chili Chug Splash added, Chug Splash unvaulted, new Super Level styles and XP adjustments Jonesee-Bot and Grave Digger returning. Sideways Weapons & Items and Party Royale items added, Elimination Manager device updated and more.
v18.00 CU
September 21st, 2021 Armored Wall added, first War Effort vote between the Rift-To-Go and the Shockwave Launcher begins. N/A N/A
v18.00 September 13th, 2021 Chapter 2: Season 8 - New Battle Pass, Island invaded by the Cubes, The Sideways, new Sideways Weapons and more! N/A New Lake Hub Spoke & Lake Hub Central Islands, Pirate Cannon returns

Chapter 2: Season 7

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v17.50 August 31st, 2021 Wild Week 3 “High Tech Hijinks” begins with both sides increasing weapon production. N/A Several time based devices added.
v17.40 CU August 26th, 2021 Wild Week 2 “High Flying Week” begins, with both Bouncers and Rift-To-Go’s being unvaulted. N/A N/A
v17.40 August 17th, 2021 Wild Week 1 “Sneak Week” Begins, with the IO and aliens trying to out-stealth each other N/A N/A
v17.30 CU August 10th, 2021 Prop-ifier added. N/A N/A
v17.30 August 3rd, 2021 Grab-itron added. Beyond the Stellar Horizon Questline begins again Skydomes, Wildlife Customizers, and more gadgets added.
v17.21 July 27th, 2021 Plasma Cannon added. N/A N/A
v17.20 July 20th, 2021 Preferred Item Slots setting added. N/A Down But Not Out Device and UFO Spawner added.
June 22nd, 2021 Zyg and Choppy’s Ray Gun, Inflate-A-Bull, and Alien Nanites were added, plus abductors. N/A The ATKs were added back, the Damage Volume device got updated, and 50 additional channels were added.
v17.00 June 8th, 2021 Chapter 2: Season 7 - New Battle Pass (+ System), Island invaded by the Kymera Swarm, Saucers, new Crafting and more! Coming Soon: Return to the Blasted Badlands Venture, The Bowler Schematic and more HUD Controller Device and a Glass Gallery + QOL improvements

Chapter 2: Season 6

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v16.50 May 25th, 2021 Bundle Gifting, Dual Pistols unvaulted Scurvy Shoals and more leaving on June 19th, 2021 XL Islands, Large Team Support and more
v16.40 CU May 18th, 2021 Impossible Escape! LTM + Wild Week 3 (Bouncing) N/A N/A
v16.40 May 11th, 2021 Isla Nublada Landmark with Orelia NPC + Exotic Marksman Six Shooter and Vaulted The Dub Robo-Ray Pack and May 2021 Fortnite Crew Pack (access to Save the World) Surfboards, Motorboats, Race Manager Device and Summer Callout
v16.30 CU May 3rd, 2021 Wild Weeks - First Week with Flare Gun unvaulted and more N/A Coral Castle Prefabs
v16.30 April 27th, 2021 Added Unstable Bow and Mythic Raz's Explosive Bow replacing the Spire Assassin's Recycler, added Raz boss to The Spire. Deimos hero added, Yarrr returns, Director Riggs returns, Powder Keg returns, Buccaneer Ramirez returns Choppas added, Save Point device added, added all the other Chapter 2: Season 6 Primal and Makeshift weapons
v16.20 CU April 20th, 2021 Exotic Grappler Bow added. N/A N/A
v16.20 April 13th, 2021 New Vehicle Modifications: Off Road Tires, added Grappler Bow + Mythic Recycler replacing the Primal Shotgun Recording found ahead of new Starter Pack and Mini-Questline Cars can now be spawned, Large Matchmaking Support, new Race Checkpoint device, XL Islands and more!
v16.10 CU April 6th, 2021 Recycler added. N/A N/A
v16.10 March 30th, 2021 Raptors, Changes to Crafting, Primal Shotgun fire rate reduced, Makeshift Shotgun buffed. Upcoming Venture Season Added Health Powerup and changed previous powerups
v16.00 March 16th, 2021 Chapter 2: Season 6 - Zero Crisis Finale, Primal/Autumnal Biome, Crafting - Makeshift, Primal and Mechanical Weapons, Animals, new Mythic Items, New Fish and New Characters Cram Session and Mild Meadows Venture Season ending, Four Leaf Wildcat and Double Trouble Simulation returning soon Improved Barrier Device, Island Grid Changes and Bug Fixes

Chapter 2: Season 5

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v15.50 March 2nd, 2021 Vaulted the Hand Cannon, Unvaulted the Rapid Fire SMG Crowd Control counter changes. Husk Immunity trap changes. Removed unreleased items, Large Islands introduced, Creative Hub Localization coming soon
v15.40 February 16th, 2021 Unvaulted Flint-Knock Pistol + Hotfixes: Switched Flint-Knock Pistol for Hand Cannon and Shuffled Exotic items N/A Cancelled changes
v15.30 February 2nd, 2021 Added Chug Cannon and Burst Quad Launcher and Mando's Bounty LTM Love Ranger Jonesy, Heartbreaker Crossbow and more releasing over a week + Bug fixes Various devices: Phone Booth, End Game and Player Checkpoint
v15.21 January 20th, 2021 New Boss character that has a Mythic Item, more Jungle Hunter Quests and IO Guards removed from Arena N/A N/A
v15.20 January 13th, 2021 Added Lever Action Shotgun, Hop Rock Dualies and the Jungle Hunter Quests Red Willow's Eve brings a questline to unlock Red Willow! Lazy Links Prefabs and the Cowboy Repeater Rifle
v15.10 December 15th, 2020 Lever Action Rifle, Dragon's Breath Sniper Rifle
Operation: Snowdown - New and returning items and LTMS!
Misfit Toy Uprising, Superheated Frostnite Challenge and Upcoming Frostnite Challenges The Spy Within, Player Reference Device, Player Spawn Pad Prop Device, Island Code Matchmaking and added Dragon's Breath Shotgun and Charge Shotgun
v15.00 December 2nd, 2020 Chapter 2: Season 5 - Characters, Quests, Bars and new/vaulted items. Merry Melee Challenge, Wave Holiday Challenge
Black Knight Garridan, The Ice Queen, Jingle Jess

Chapter 2: Season 4

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v14.60 November 18th, 2020 Timer for The Devourer of Worlds Event, Venom’s Smash & Grab, Some Returning Superpowers, Battle Buses have been Upgraded Frostnite Returns with a Venture Season with its theme Option to hide Elimination Feed and mute Elimination Audio, Hub Island portal layout updated
v14.50 November 3rd, 2020 Stark Industries Jetpack, Warnings about Galactus in The Hideout Boosted Cram Session Event 150 Channels now allowed, Button Devices Changes
v14.40 October 21st, 2020 Fortnitemares 2020: Midas' Revenge - Shadow Midas, Ghostly Ghost Henchmen, Shadows and new items. Fortnitemares Challenges Added Charge Shotgun Code Hunt for Wrath's Wrath Wrap, Matchmaking Support
v14.30 October 13th, 2020 Galactus approaching, Hey Boo! Megastore and Halloween Decorations appearing, Black Panther’s Kinetic Armor Clip's Nightmare New Weeping Woods Galleries and Prefabs
v14.20 September 23rd, 2020 Wolverine Boss, Storm's Whirlwind Blast, Midas Flopper, Fortnite 3rd Birthday Bash, Rocket League Llama-Rama The Door to Darkness Returns, JONESEE-BOT Returns and the Grave Digger Schematic is back Princess Castle Prefabs
v14.10 September 10th, 2020 Stark Industries Update - Many Superpowers, Gatherers and Gorgers, Boundless Set, Vendetta Flopper and Marvel LTMs Fortnitemares Returns with Dungeons, Samurai Scrapper Pack Bug Fixes
v14.00 August 27th, 2020 Chapter 2: Season 4 - Superpowers, New Fish, New Items and Weapons, a Battle Pass with Built-In Emotes revealing the true hero within ? Bug Fixes

Chapter 2: Season 3

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v13.40 August 5th, 2020 Joyride Update - Cars, Radio Stations - and new LTMs Bulk Opening option and Item Indicator feature for Llamas, Bulk Hero/Schematic Leveling Added Fortilla Galleries, New Debris Island + Bug Fixes
v13.30 July 21st, 2020 Ability to light Campfires with a Flare Gun, preparations for the Joyride Update Ventures release and more information Bug fixes
v13.20 June 30th, 2020 Flare Gun, Upgrade Bench, Item and Weapon Changes, new Locker UI and more. Leaving Early Access, Ventures Announced, Yarrr's Return Questline and Metal Team Leader Pack Bug fixes
v13.10 June 23rd, 2020 Firefly Jar N/A N/A
v13.00 June 17th, 2020 Chapter 2: Season 3 - A Flooded Island, many new/vaulted weapons and items, Loot Sharks, Whirlpools and more! Dungeons and Blockbuster Questlines Removed Craggy Cliffs Galleries and Prefabs, Bug fixes

Chapter 2: Season 2

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v12.60 May 19th, 2020 Operation: Infiltration, Vaulted Kingsman and the Grappler and Jetpack arrive to Party Royale Fire Rate Perk changes Added the Giant Robot, Monster Skull, and Military Station Prefabs and Galleries. Updated the Car Gallery A, Sports Gallery and the Shark Prop Gallery
v12.50 April 29th, 2020 Added Party Royale Pirates are on the horizon... More props have been added to the Slurp Swamp, Pueblo and Nature Shrub Galleries
v12.40 April 15th, 2020 The Shark is now a prison The Blockbuster Questline Returns and Hoverboard Wraps added More props added to the Jungle Temple and Diner prop galleries
v12.30 March 31st, 2020 Added Crash Pad and Kingsman Dungeons return Added more prop doors to the Door Gallery
v12.20 March 17th, 2020 Added Spy Games, Locker presets, Added the Choppa and vaulted the Suppressed Pistol The Cram Session Returns Device Renaming, added various items/weapons
v12.10 March 3rd, 2020 Added Proximity Mine, Helipads in place for Update v12.20 The Battle Royale Locker is now available Individual Props navigation, egg gallery,
v12.00 February 20th, 2020 Chapter 2: Season 2 - The Hideout, Spy Bases, Henchmen, Secret Passages, Disguise Booths, Vaults, and more. No Dancing Questline, enhancements to weapons and traps Yacht, the Shark and Shark Island Galleries; Added The Shark, Flat Grid Hub and Floating Island Hub islands. Added Creepin’ Cardboard

Chapter 2: Season 1

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v11.50 February 5th, 2020 Love and War event begun, and Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics system implemented in all modes Love is filling Homebase: Love Ranger Jonesy and Heartbreaker Crossbow Changed various options for Round Settings Device/HUD + Bug fixes
v11.40 January 15th, 2020 Sidegrading in Upgrade Benches which brings back the Heavy Assault Rifle, various additions to Battle Lab Misfit Toys Questline, Special Delivery Frostnite Challenge Added Horseshoe Island, Expanded Village Galleries
v11.31 December 18th, 2019 Winterfest 2019 starts, Battle Lab introduced, and Playground placed under Creative matchmaking 50% Off sale, Frosty Turf Frostnite Challenge, BATTLE BREAKER’S Kurohomura Joins the Fight! ?
v11.30 December 12th, 2019 Introduced Split Screen, preview the Item Shop items in the Party Hub, preparations for the Star Wars event Holly Jolly Ransom Quest Line, Frostnite Returns! with many weapons and heroes + A few enhancements Added the Trick Tile, Tracker, the Slurp Swamp Gallery and Archipelago Island
v11.20 November 20th, 2019 Daily Challenges are back for XP! + More Locker filters + Mobile Tutorials and more! Added Dungeons with Swamp Knight and Mermonster Ken + A Battle Breakers Cross Over + Take on the Mythic Storm King Added Timed Objective, Map Indicator and Snowmen Galleries
v11.10 CU November 5th, 2019 Added the Harpoon Gun Fortnitemares Quest-line - Summer Camp ?
v11.10 October 29th, 2019 Fortnitemares is back - Face the Storm King at the Isle Of The Storm with his matching challenges + The Combine is back and scarier than before Fortnitemares - Wolfy Business Questline, the Storm King is back for revenge + More! Added Teleporters, Item Granter, Quickbar, Attribute Trigger and Perception Trigger
v11.00 October 15th, 2019 Chapter 2: Season 1 - New World, Swimming, Fishing, Landmarks, and more. Revamped Campaign Roadmap Featured Hub, Lock and Button Devices, Added various islands and prefabs (including Template Islands)

Chapter 1

Season X

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v10.40.1 October 2nd, 2019 Out of Time Overtime Mission starts soon, Unvaulted Flint-Knock Pistol Beat Bot Hits the Road and new Surround Pound Schematic Meteor Prop Gallery
v10.40 September 25th, 2019 The Combine Playlist added, Starry Suburbs Rift Zone, Unvaulted Bouncer, Double XP Weekend, Matchmaking improvements and more! Timeless Mini-Questline and Quinn Hits the Road for the last time! Zone Wars LTMs, Spooky Prop Gallery and Devices, Creature Placer and Flashlight Device & Customizable Lights added
Update v10.31 September 18th, 2019 Party Hub, Gotham City, Explosive Batarang, Batman Grapnel Gun added Cloaked Star Hit the Road, Part II! and new Deciblaster Schematic N/A
Update v10.30 September 11th, 2019 Moisty Palms and Greasy Grove Rift Zones, SMG Vaults and Unvaults, Community Choice added Penny Hits the Road Part 2, Field Agent Rio returns Heroes & Villains Prefabs, Added Vending Machine, various items and Class Devices
Update v10.20.2 September 4th, 2019 B.R.U.T.E. balance changes, Retail Row rift zone changes, vaulting/unvaulting N/A N/A
v10.20 CU September 3rd, 2019 Zapper Trap, Floating Island back Crackshot Hits the Road, Part II! and Hot Mix Pistol Prison Prefab, Flush Factory Prefab
Update v10.20 August 27th, 2019 Pandora, Shield Bubble, Welcome to Pandora Challenge Set Harvesting Tools from Battle Royale can now be used in STW. Arid Island, Speaker device, HUD Message device
v10.10 CU August 20th, 2019 Junk Rift, Glitched Consumables at new crater Cloaked Star Hits the Road! and new V6 Launcher Dusty Prefabs and Galleries
Update v10.10 August 14th, 2019 World Run LTM, More B.R.U.T.E. balance changes, Retail Row Rift Zone Penny Hits the Road!, Thunder Thora returns B.R.U.T.E., Island Select Menu, Camera Filter
v10.00 CU August 6th, 2019 Tilted Town Rift Zone, Automatic Sniper Rifle Song of the Summer, Typewriter Schematic returns Sky Station Showdown and Junkyard Juke LTMs, Viking Prefabs and Galleries
v10.00 August 1st, 2019 Season X - New Battle Pass, B.R.U.T.Es, Rift Zones, Missions, and more. Hit The Road, the Locker Advanced Storm Controller, Advanced Storm Beacon, Weapon-Free Zone and more

Season 9

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v9.41 July 23rd, 2019 Storm Scout Sniper Rifle added, Birthday Presents added, Birthday Cake returns, Birthday Event starts. Pulsar 9000 added. Movie Set prefabs, Prop Hunt LTM added, Storm Scout Sniper Rifle added.
v9.40 July 17th, 2019 Epic & Legendary Tactical Shotgun added Birthday Brigade Jonesy added, 2nd Year Birthday Llamas added. Kevin Floating Island prefabs, Ball Spawner, more channels to Triggers and Receivers, Epic & Legendary Tactical Shotgun added.
v9.30 CU #3 July 9th, 2019 Air Strike added. De-Atomizer 9000 added. New galleries added.
v9.30 CU #2 July 2nd, 2019 Drum Shotgun added. Paradise Palms added. Boom Bow added, Stars and Stripes Jonesy returns.
v9.30 CU #1 June 25th, 2019 Epic & Legendary Revolver added, 14 Days of Summer Event starts, several QOL changes. 14 Days of Summer Event starts, Astro Bat 9000 added. Kevin prefabs + galleries added.
v9.30 June 18th, 2019 Chug Splash added. Chromium Ramirez and Diecast Jonesy return. Prop-o-Matic added, new Islands.
v9.21 June 12th, 2019 Proximity Grenade Launcher added, Horde Rush LTM added. Plasmatron 9000 added. New prefabs and Proximity Grenade Launcher added.
v9.20 June 6th, 2019 Storm Flip added. Beyond the Stellar Horizon Event, new Heroes and Retro Sci-fi weapon set added. Transmitters and Receivers added, Storm Device added and Pueblo prefabs added.
v9.10 CU May 29th, 2019 Burst SMG added. Fossil Southie added. New Ground Floors, Mine prefabs, Burst SMG added.
v9.10 May 22nd, 2019 Hot Spots added. Rex Jonesy added. Fortnite X Jordan Event, Haunted Hills prefabs added + new Devices.
v9.01 May 15th, 2019 Tactical Assault Rifle added. Prehistoric Izza added. Ruined Tilted prefabs added, Tactical Assault Rifle added.
v9.00 May 9th, 2019 Season 9 - Neo Tilted, Mega Mall, Pressure Plant, Slipstreams, Combat Shotgun, and more. Wargames, Tales of Beyond, Black Knight Garridan added, and more. Neo Tilted prefabs, Hover Platform, Creature Manager, Combat Shotgun added.

Season 8

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v8.51 May 2nd, 2019 Shadow Bomb added. Duet assault rifle added. Diner prefabs, Shadow Bomb added.
v8.50 April 25th, 2019 Endgame Event starts and Endgame LTM added. Cottontail Eagle Eye outlander added, Bowler returns. Phase mode, Pirate Ship Prefab, Game Rounds added.
v8.40 April 17th, 2019 Air Royale Event starts, Air Royale LTM added, Epic & Legendary Infantry Rifle added, Egg Launcher returns. Bunny Brawler Luna and Dashing Hare Ken added. Explosive Device, Scoreboard customization, Epic & Legendary Infantry Rifle added.
v8.30 April 10th, 2019 Buccaneers Bounty Event starts, Reboot Cards, and Reboot Vans. Bombsquad Kyle and Double Boiler added. Capture Area, Multi-Select and Military Base prefabs, Jetpack added, new Consumable gallery.
v8.20 CU April 2nd, 2019 Boom Bow added. Cannonade Launcher added. Geometric Gallery added, Boom Bow added.
v8.20 March 27th, 2019 Bananas, Coconuts, Peppers and Poison Dart Trap added, Floor is Lava LTM added. Yarr! Event starts, Hybrid and Blakebeard the Blackhearted added, new Steampunk weapon set and new Flintlock weapons. Creature Spawner Device, Shooting Range Gallery, Poison Dart Trap, Infinity Blade added.
v8.11 March 20th, 2019 Flint-Knock Pistol added. Battle Hound Jonesy returns, Sir Lancelot Spear added. Black Glass Island added.
v8.10 March 12th, 2019 Ballers added, new Vending Machines Staredown Southie Hero returns Sandbar Island, Baller Spawn Device added.
v8.01 March 6th, 2019 Buried Treasure added. Highland Warrior Wildcat returns. Increased amount of Sprays per Island, Drum Gun and Tactical Submachine Gun added.
v8.00 February 28th, 2019 Season 8 - Lazy Lagoon, Pirate Cannons, Volcano, and more. Hero Loadouts, Love Storm, Plankerton visual update and more. N/A

Season 7

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW Creative
v7.40 CU February 19th, 2019 Driftboard added, Driftin’ LTM added. Driftboard added. Driftboard added.
v7.40 February 14th, 2019 Share the Love Event starts, free Season 8 Battle Pass, new Overtime Challenges, Gifting returns, Infantry Rifle added, Cupid’s Crossbow unvaulted + other QOL changes. Yeoman Sniper added. Resizing Props, Music Sequencer added, Infantry Rifle and the Cupid’s Crossbow added.
v7.30 CU February 5th, 2019 Bottle Rockets and Environmental Campfires added. Subzero Zenith added. Disco Gallery B and Bottle Rockets added.
v7.30 January 29th, 2019 Chiller Grenade added, Mobile Controller Support, Guided Missile removed from Playground. X-Ray Llamas, the Spectral Blade and more added. Piano Keys + Music Blocks added, Arctic Base Prefabs added, Chiller Grenade added.
v7.20 CU January 22nd, 2019 Sneaky Snowman added. Lynx Kassandra and Guardian's Will Sword added. Sneaky Snowman, Light Machine Gun, Suppressed Submachine Gun, Revolver, Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle, Smoke Grenade and Remote Explosives added.
v7.20 January 15th, 2019 Scoped Revolver and Glider Redeploy Item added. Ice King and Ice Queen added. Frosty Fortress Island, Farmstead themed Prefabs, Dual Pistols added.
v7.10 CU #3 January 8th, 2019 Suppressed Sniper Rifle added. Santa's Little Helper and the Popshot Shotgun added. Suppressed Sniper Rifle added.
v7.10 CU #2 December 30th, 2018 Boom Box added. Crackshot added, Pain Train and the Tree of Light added. Ice Castle Prefabs and Boom Box added.
v7.10 CU #1 December 23rd, 2018 Presents! added. Cocoa .45 and Snowball Launcher added. Presents! added.
v7.10 December 18th, 2018 14 Days of Fortnite Event starts. Frostnite Event starts, Down Tier Crafting added, Medieval weapons set added, new Heroes. Winter Themed Islands and Winter Village Prefabs added.
v7.01 December 11th, 2018 Infinity Blade added. Ralphie’s Revenge rifle returns. Lucky Landing prefabs, Indestructable gallery and more added.
v7.00 December 6th, 2018 Season 7 - Wraps, X-4 Stormwing + An Iceberg Biome with multiple locations and more! Canny Valley Act 3, a big warmup to Season 7 Added Creative mode - Devices, Prefabs, Featured Islands and more!

Season 6

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW
v6.31 November 27th, 2018 Epic & Legendary Pump Shotgun added, Team Rumble LTM added. Canny Valley Act 2, Airheart added, Six Feet Under Shovel added.
v6.30 CU November 19th, 2018 Added Dynamite, Wild West LTM added. Ghost Pistol added.
v6.30 November 14th, 2018 Mounted Turret added, Food Fight LTM added. Improvements to UI and functionality, Last Word Revolver added.
v6.22 November 6th, 2018 Heavy Assault Rifle added, Team Terror LTM added, NFL outfits. Fortnitemares Part 2 questline, Candy Corn LMG added.
v6.21 November 1st, 2018 Added Balloons Dim Mak Igor added.
v6.20 October 24th, 2018 Fortnitemares Event starts, Cube Monsters and Cube Fragments added, Six Shooter and Fiend Hunter Crossbow added, Glider Redeploy mechanic added, more Playground Spawnables added, Pumpkin Launcher returns. Fortnitemares Event starts, Quickdraw Calamity, Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez added, new Rat Rod weapon set, Bloodfinder A.C returns and 50% Off Sale.
v6.10 October 16th, 2018 Quadcrasher added, Events tab added. Rat King Rifle added, Gravedigger returns and Beta Storms.
v6.02 October 10th, 2018 Quad Launcher added, Disco Domination LTM added. Noble Launcher and Vindertech Disintegrator returns.
v6.01 October 3rd, 2018 Chiller Trap added, more Playground custom options. Lead Sled and the Obliterator Sniper Rifle added.
v6.00 September 27th, 2018 Season 6 - Pets, Shadow Stones, Floating Island and more! Riot Husky, Cram Session and more!

Season 5

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW
v5.41 September 18th, 2018 Port-a-Fortress added and Spiky Stadium added to the Playground mode. Bowler Flintlock Launcher added, new Horde Challenges.
v5.40 CU September 11th, 2018 Suppressed Assault Rifle added. Field Agent Rio added, new Horde Challenges.
Update v5.40 September 6th, 2018 High Stakes Event starts, The Getaway LTM added, added the Grappler, Rarity color adjustments. Whiteout Fiona added, new Horde Challenges.
v5.30 CU August 28th, 2018 Shockwave Grenade added, 50v50 Solid Gold LTM added and Solid Gold LTM returns. Bladestorm Enforcer added, new Horde Challenges.
v5.30 August 23rd, 2018 Rift-To-Go added, Score Royale added, Blockbuster Contest winner announced. Bundlebuss added, new Horde Challenges.
v5.21 August 15th, 2018 Heavy Sniper Rifle added. Thora added.
v5.20 August 7th, 2018 Double Barrel Shotgun and Steady Storm added. Ragnarok added, Weekly Horde Challenges.
v5.10 CU July 31, 2018 Guided Missile returns, Fly Explosives LTM added. Spyglass Sniper Rifle added.
v5.10 July 24, 2018 Fortnite 1st Birthday, Playground returns, Compact SMG added. Canny Valley Campaign Quests, Fortnite 1st Birthday - Birthday Llama
v5.00 CU July 17, 2018 Submachine Gun added. Typewriter Schematic and 50% Off Sale
v5.00 July 12, 2018 Season 5 - Desert Biome, New Locations, All Terrain Karts, Toys, Rifts and more Challenge the Horde returns, Wild West Heroes, Flintlock Weapons and more

Season 4

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW
v4.50 CU July 3, 2018 Drum Gun added. Stink Bomb, Freedom Herald Pistol and Stars and Stripes Heroes added.
v4.50 June 27, 2018 Dual Pistols and Playground mode added. Blockbuster Event Part Four and Builder Pro added.
v4.40 CU June 19, 2018 Stink Bomb added, Final Fight: Teams of 20 Mode added. 8-Bit Demo hero added.
v4.4.1 June 12, 2018 Shopping Carts re-enabled and Pro-Am matches viewable in clients. Player Reporting properly added.
v4.40 June 11, 2018 Thermal Scope Assault Rifle added. Traps on ramps. Sniper Shootout and 50v50 v3. Facial animations on emotes. Blockbuster Part 3 added. Traps on ramps. Player reporting added, much more
v4.30 CU June 5, 2018 Bouncer Trap added. Big Shotgun nerfs. Traps buffed. Many other gameplay adjustments. Chrome Commandos added.
v4.30 May 30, 2018 Shopping Carts, Challenge Progression UI, Mushrooms and Blitz v2 and Teams of 20 v2 added. Blockbuster Event Part 2
v4.20 CU May 22, 2018 Jetpack and Solid Gold v2 added. Archaeolo-Jess coming soon.
v4.20 May 16, 2018 Epic and Legendary Burst Rifle variants added. Apples added. Perk Recombobulator and Quad Launcher added.
v4.10 May 8, 2018 Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup added. HackSAW added.
v4.00 May 1, 2018 Season 4 - Sprays, Dusty Divot, Hop Rocks Blockbuster Event started and loot drops mechanic added. Loot Llama price reductions and gameplay tweaks. Added Chrome Husky.

Season 3

Patch Release Date Battle Royale STW
v3.60 April 24, 2018 Clinger and Cosmetic Returns feature added. Clinger, Noble Launcher added.
v3.50 CU April 18, 2018 50v50 V2 out and Light Machine Gun added. Into the Storm: Encore Mission Questline and Mercury LMG added.
v3.50 April 11, 2018 Port-a-Fort, Updated 50v50 Game Mode coming soon and Replay System added. New questline, Cyberpunk Heroes and Neon Weapons added. Many gameplay changes.
v3.40 CU April 4, 2018 Vending Machines and updated High Explosives mode. Easter Egg Launcher
v3.40 March 29, 2018 Guided Missile and Sniper Shootout v2 Game Mode added New Questline: The Three Husketeers
v3.31 March 22, 2018 Heavy Shotgun added. Flame Grill Floor Trap added.
v3.30 March 14, 2018 Remote Explosives and Supply Llama added. Blitz mode soon. Luck of The Storm Questline and Shamrock Reclainer Outlander.
v3.20 March 7, 2018 Teams of 20 Game Mode added. Burnout outfit. Hoverboard Boost Pads and Wukong Hero added. Group missions changes.
v3.10 February 27, 2018 Lucky Landing, Hunting Rifle added. Drop rate changes. Dragonfire Auto-Shotgun added. Spring It On! continues with "Brave Beginnings."
v3.00 February 20, 2018 Season 3 started, new Battle Pass, 60 FPS on console, Building improvements, Hand Cannon added. Colour blind settings added. New Orchestral Music, Hoverboard, new Spring It On! Event Chapter and adjustments.

Season 2

Patch Release Date STW Battle Royale
v2.50 February 12, 2018 Lunar New Year Heroes, Dragon Weapons, Spring It On! Event, future improved Universal Inventory, Opt-In Difficulty and evolution and recycling changes. Much more... Added Impulse Grenade and Shrines. Many item rarity and stats changed.
v2.42 February 7, 2018 Small bug fixes and roadmap announced Valentine's Day Themed Skins, Crossbow added.
v2.40 January 31, 2018 16,000 Seasonal Gold for free due to issues. Cozy Campfire added. 20 Free Battle Stars due to issues. Minigun added
2.30 January 25, 2018 Mutant Storms and Mini Bosses return. Chug Jug and Auto Run
v2.2.0 January 18, 2018 Major Map update, more Voice Chat support.
v2.10 January 10, 2018 NVIDIA ShadowPlay highlights on PC. Cozy Campfire added.
Suppressed Pistol January 2, 2018 Added Suppressed Pistol and Sneaky Silencers Game Mode
Boogie Bomb December 23, 2017 Added Boogie Bomb Grenade and High Explosives Game Mode.
Small Shield December 19, 2017 Trap Usability improved Added Small Shield.
v1.11 December 13, 2017 Event Store and Global Inventory Season 2 (New Battle Pass).

Season 1

Patch Release Date STW Battle Royale
v1.10 December 7, 2018 Xbox One Exclusive Heroes New Inventory UI.
v1.9.1 November 29, 2017 Vindertech Weapons and Mutant Storms Return. Xbox One X Enhancements, Smoke Grenade and Improved Leaderboards.
v1.9 November 14, 2017 New Shotguns. Launch Pads and Gameplay Tweaks.
v1.8.2 November 8, 2017 Celebrating 20 Million Players, Added the Bush and the Season Shop.
v1.8.1 November 2, 2017 Voice chat improvements.
v1.8 October 25, 2017 Fortnitemares. New Heroes, Story Quests, Monsters, Weapons, Traps, UI and Gameplay Improvements. Fortnitemares. Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, Slurp Juice, Leaderboards, Season Levels, Item Shop & Locker.


Patch Release Date STW Battle Royale
v1.7.2 October 17, 2017 Storm Zones Update Voice Chat on PC Only.
v1.7.1 October 11, 2017 Balance changes and Challenge The Horde Progression changed. Report cheaters feature added, and Stats
v1.7 October 5, 2017 Horde Bash added. Gameplay Tweaks
v1.6.4 September 29, 2017 Assault Rifle Balance Changes.
v1.6.3 September 26, 2017 Founder's Rewards (Just Gliders) and bug fixes. Battle Royale out free to the public. Duos and Squads match types now included. Adds Scoped Assault Rifle, Zapotron, Tactical Submachine Gun, and Supply Drops.
v1.6 September 12, 2017 Battle Royale mode added for public testing.
v1.5.3 September 1, 2018 Bug Fixes
v1.5 August 28, 2017 Adds Survive the Storm, Mutant Storms, Hydraulic Weapon Set, Shielder and visual design improvements.
v1.4.9 August 25, 2017 Fixed client crashes and Home Sharing issues on Xbox.
v1.4.8 August 23, 2017 Bug fixes: corrected crashes, false notices appearing.
v1.4.7 August 17, 2017 Mission types in Twine Peaks adjusted. Abilities and perks balance changes.
v1.4.6 August 16, 2017 Improvements to Xbox memory usage, fixed exploits and bugs, corrected crashes.
v1.4.5 August 14, 2017 Corrected crashes, correct scores should appear at the end of missions, patched memory leaks, Xbox texture changes.
v1.4.4 August 12, 2017 Fixed crashes, re-enabled player abilities visuals.
v1.4.3 August 11, 2017 Hero accessories can be toggled on consoles, crashes fixed, end of mission videos disabled on consoles.
v1.4.2 August 9, 2017 Fixed crashes and issues joining sessions. Repair the Shelter rewards fixed.
v1.4.1 August 8, 2017 Fixed crashes, input lags. Players being asked to purchase owned items when they already own them, fixed.
v1.4 August 4, 2017 HUD Visibility Settings added, Hero accessories can be toggled on PC, Storm Shield building permissions added.

Updates before this are unknown/lost, mainly due to the removal of those patch notes and that Fortnite was not well known at those times.

External links

  • Official Patch Notes and News
    • The majority of Patch Notes have now either been removed from the Official Fortnite Website or only available to be viewed if the link is known.