'Fortnite' 9.30 Content Update #3 Adds Air Strike & More - Patch Notes

The third Fortnite Content Update 9.30 is finally here, adding a selection of rotating limited time modes and the impressive Air Strike weapon. There are also a collection of new prefabs for Creative mode and a new weapon and mission for Save The World. Read the full patch notes courtesy of Epic Games here.

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An Air Strike in a can has arrived in the latest Fortnite content update Epic Games

Limited Time Mode Rotation

High Explosives Squads

Battle Royale with Explosive weapons only! 'Splode all of the enemies back to the lobby to earn the Victory Royale!

Sneaky Silencers Solo

Nighttime fighting with silenced weapons.

Classic Squads

Classic Battle Royale with only weapons and items from Seasons one and two.

Solid Gold Duos

Fight to the finish using Legendary weapons!

Catch Squads

In this mode, all guns have been removed. The only weapons are grenades and other items that can be thrown or tossed.

Blitz Squads

Drop into this fast-paced Limited Time Mode! You'd better keep moving because the Storm never does.


Air Strike

  • A thrown canister of colored smoke that calls in a flurry of missiles from above.
  • Once the canister comes to rest, missiles will spawn after a short delay.
  • Missiles spawn about 120 meters above the smoke canister.
  • Missiles aim for random points within a 9 meters radius of the thrown object.
  • A total of 20 missiles are spawned.
  • Each missile has an explosion radius of 3.5 meters.
  • Each missile deals 75 damage to players and 200 damage to structures.
  • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops, Vending Machines, and Llamas.
  • Drops in stacks of 1.
  • Max stack size of 2.
  • Legendary variant.


The amount of eliminations required for a Victory Royale in the Team Rumble Limited Time Mode has been lowered to 50 from 150 on Switch, Android, and iOS devices.


New Gallery

  • Sport a new paint job and create off-road courses using Car Gallery B!

Added 4 New Galleries:

  • Car Gallery B - which has more car color variants
  • Snow & Mud Floor Gallery
  • Grass & Sand Floor Gallery
  • Lava Floor Gallery

Save The World

Missions and Systems

  • New Wargames simulation: Double Trouble
  • Take two Golden Smashers with cycling modifiers, make them indestructible, and set them loose on your fort.
  • If that doesn't sound horrifying enough, their ill temperament switches between attacking Heroes and the fort.
  • A new Wargames simulation means more chances for Event Tickets, a new banner, and more variety to the Daily Wargames Challenges.

Weapons and Items

  • De-Atomizer 9000 launches into the Weekly Store!
  • Launches an energy projectile that explodes and shoots 15 sub-projectiles out in all directions.
  • Decimates crowds of weak enemies... and buildings!
  • Available from July 10 at 8 PM Eastern Time until July 17 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Update 9.30 #3 doesn't include anything to wild except for the Air Strike weapon. This new item has the potential to deal massive amounts of damage to enemy forts, clearing them out with just one button press. It's potential is absurd, attacking from a safe point up above. You can lay down suppressive fire from far away while your Air Strike clears out buildings from above.

With the Fortnite World Cup only a couple weeks away, this new item is a bit worrisome. When the BoomB ox was released in January on the day of the major WSOE 3 tournament, players were forced to adapt quickly or lose to the item. Games were decided by who could build farther away from the item or by who managed to secure an airplane early. The Air Strike will have a similar effect on Fortnite esports and could be a problem for those that want to see the scene grow.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile.

What are your thoughts on Fortnite Content Update 9.30? Will the Air Strike be a problem? Tell us in the comments