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Fortnite Update 10.10 Patch Notes: Server downtime, Mega Mall rift beacon and new skins

NEW RIFT BEACON – MEGA MALL CHANGE

As players discovered last week, a rift beacon was opened up above Neo tilted and following the release of the game’s content update the location had altered dramatically.

“Neo Tilted is not so neo anymore. A Rift Zone has turned this location into what it was many years in the past: a Wild West settlement. What’s even wilder than this western twist is that building and harvesting are prohibited!”

What’s even more interesting is that a new rift beacon has opened up in the past 24 hours, this time over Mega Mall (what used to once be Retail Row).

It’s safe to assume then that the new update will create a new location where Mega Mall is currently. We suspect it will create some more strange rules, like not being able to build, but what physical form it will take is anyone’s guess. We can’t imagine Epic would create a second wild west area, would they?

We’ll keep you updated as more information is revealed.

MORE B.R.U.T.E NERFS

It’s safe to say that the new B.R.U.T.E. vehicle hasn’t been warmly welcomed within the wider Fortnite community. Only last week one of our regular writers, Ben Walker, somehow managed to get #RemoveTheMech trending worldwide.

In short, people don’t like the implementation for what is surely one of the most overpowered additions to the game since, well, potentially launch.

The only weapon that’s caused this much anger in the community was the Infinity Blade. 

In response Epic Games did release an update in an effort to reduce spawn rates, at least in Fortnite Arena and Tournament playlists.

However, Epic has also outlined some more changes and early patch notes which indicate how they’ll be nerfing the vehicles even more in the 10.10 update. Here’s what Epic said:

B.R.U.T.E. – We’ve been monitoring the impact of the B.R.U.T.E. in gameplay and are investigating ways to enhance combat feedback when interacting with the vehicle. In v10.10, we will add a targeting laser that will show the direction the B.R.U.T.E. is aiming its rockets while they are being charged. This laser will have directional audio to help indicate when it’s being pointed at you, even if you’re behind a structure. We’ve also fixed a few mobility bugs that was allowing players to exploit its boost mechanic.

The B.R.U.T.E. remains within the core game modes (Solo, Duos, and Squads), select Limited Time Modes, and in competitive Arena and Tournament play. We’ll communicate any future iterations to the vehicle as we’re continuing to investigate a few more areas where we can improve combat interactions.”

NEW SKINS

It’s been two weeks since the season launched, and in that time the vast majority of new skins have now been released in the item shop. 

Of course, there are some exceptions, for example, the Bubble Bomber and Bravo Leader skins are still yet to be released.

That said, some skins do notoriously stay in limbo for some time. Either way, we’ve reached that two-week sweet spot where normally the game gets ready to update itself with new content and files in the back end to be released.

We suspect that the new update will contain LOTS of new skins. these might not be released until days or weeks after the update is released, but they’ll be available at least.

Right now, the game has pretty much no new skins to release, so it’s only a matter of time before they add some more and when they do, you can bet your last chocolate that dataminers will leak them.

They might also add some new styles for existing skins or potentially some new skin sets as well. Fingers crossed we get a new Twitch set or PS Plus skin.

We’ve already seen a possible leak for a new starter set, but this was likely already in the files and encrypted until recently.

As ever, we’ll keep you updated as we learn more. 

BUG FIXES

As usual, Epic will be sorting out a variety of issues in the next update to Fornite – here’s what we can see will be updated, thanks to the Fortnite Trello board.

The follow list of issues are marked as “fixed” in the next release. Although, annoyingly, we’d take that with a pinch of salt, because sometimes these issues are still present following the next update.

• Unable to connect to Fortnite servers after being logged out by connecting to another device.
• PlayStation players receiving “Failed To Create Party” error
• The Challenge menu may become unresponsive when players using a controller open it after the first time.
 Turn rate of B.R.U.T.E.’s turret is affected by FPS settings.
 Multiple objects appear to be Searchable in and around Dusty Depot
 Opponents’ B.R.U.T.E. vehicles are sometimes unable to be seen.
 B.R.U.T.E Squad Loading Screen Hidden Star is missing
 Item Shop screen flickering for some players

That seems to be it for the General and Battle Royale issues that’ll be fixed this time around – but there are a ton more in development to be fixed next time.

There’s also a fair few issues indicated as fixed for Creative, Save the World and Mobile players. We won’t list them all here, but you can read them by following the Trello board link above.

As ever, we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

The Challenge menu may become unresponsive when players using a controller open it after the first time.

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