'Fortnite' Update 14.30 Adds Rally Royale & Combat Shotgun Buff - Patch Notes

Fortnite update 14.30 has just gone live, and it features the Race Royale LTM, a big Combat Shotgun buff and more. Read all about the changes in our patch notes compiled from official Epic Games sources.

Fortnite Update 14.30 patch notes

Highlights

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'Fortnite' update 14.30 is live, bringing the Marvel Knockout Super Series to the game. Will you unlock Daredevil early? 'Fortnite' is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Android. Epic Games
  • On your mark. Get Set, Race.: Rally Royale is a new fast-paced LTM where you'll need speed and wit to take home the victory. Collect tickets to unlock the finish line, get there quick or get left in the dust. Rally Royale launches later in the week, jump behind the wheel and tell us what you think!
  • Marvel Knockout Super Series: Assemble the Squad and put your super-powered skills to the test in these Marvel Knockout tournaments. The first cup on Wednesday, October 14 celebrates the Man without Fear himself - Daredevil. The prize? Early access to the brand-new Daredevil outfit before it arrives in the Item Shop! This is the first of four tournaments - players who participate in all four will get an elusive Nexus War Glider.
  • Loot Pool Update: Galactus' growing presence is scrambling the loot machines. Combat Shotguns are now more effective at all ranges! Give us your feedback and be on the lookout for new super-powers rotating into the mix.

Fortnite Creative

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'Fortnite' update 14.30 also makes some minor bug fixes to improve Creative. Epic Games

Islands Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the sky brightness changed whenever the camera was moved.
  • Fixed an issue where the Back to Hub rift was floating above the terrain.

Gameplay Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players weren't able to see the flashlight when others were using it.
  • Fixed an issue where the Prop Ping UI remained on screen when returning to HUB.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple players were spawned onto the same spawn pad during warm up phase.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to jump after playing in low gravity.

Weapons and Items Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Cozy Campfire left behind visual effects when deleted.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sneaky Snowman was duplicated after players stopped hiding.
  • Fixed an issue where players did not take damage from the Bottle Rocket while standing in front of it.
  • Fixed an issue where the X-4 Stormwing did not have the Flip option when it was upside down.
  • Fixed an issue where the Driftboard jittered when a player stood on it.

Creative Tools and Phone Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players could not open the inventory or customize devices after copying a grid-based object.
  • Fixed an issue where the Quickbar hotkeys were not displayed when prefabs/galleries were selected.
  • Fixed an issue where non-prop structures could not be rotated while using cut and paste with resize turned on.

Prefabs and Galleries Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the vines from the Princess Castle Foliage Gallery were giving the wrong resource material.
  • Fixed an issue where several assets from the Princess Castle Wall Galleries were floating above the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where the Princess Castle Wall was missing collision.
  • Fixed an issue where the Princess Castle Mirror appeared warped.

Devices Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Item Spawner device did not display item costs.
  • Fixed an issue where the Damage Volume inflicted damage after the player exited the volume while driving the Quadcrasher.

Overall Bug Fixes

  • The audio of the Last Forever Emote may still play even when licensed audio is muted in the Audio settings.
  • Opening the map and placing a marker will cancel held player movements, requiring them to be input again.
  • The Sword of the Daywalker pickaxe is currently using the two-handed swing animation.
  • Players who play Save the World via homeshare may be unable to play Fortnite Save the World.
  • We're aware of an issue that can sometimes occur on mobile involving the XP from punch cards bar being visually incorrect in a match. This can cause players to appear to level up during the match even if they really didn't. In these instances, please reference the XP bar in the Lobby for an accurate display.

With this small assortment of changes in mind, Fortnite update 14.30 sounds like a fairly small update compared to what some Battle Royale fans may have been expecting. The Race Royale LTM certainly exhibits Epic's continued creativity in offering new spins on its established gameplay formula, but it's not an idea that will appear to most hardcore competitors. That loot pool change, on the other hand, sounds like something that will be far more impactful in the days ahead. The Combat Shotgun quietly got nerfed in damage, fire rate and clip size about a month ago, so it's nice to see that gun finally receiving a balance touch to make it relevant once again. After all, given that the changes seemed unnecessary in the face of the overwhelming popularity of the Pump Shotgun in the first place, it made sense to keep the Combat one competitive.

For those who may be a bit disappointed by the lack of new content in Fortnite update 14.30, it's worth remembering that next week intends to be the start of the third-annual Fortnitemares celebration. Leaks suggest the upcoming Halloween event features a host of new consumables and might even let players take to the skies using brooms. In many ways, then, today's patch serves as the calm before the spooky storm ahead. When that day comes, we'll do our best to keep you updated on all the goodies and challenges that come with them.

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

What are your thoughts on Fortnite update 14.30 given these patch notes? Are you happy with the Combat Shotgun buff? Tell us in the comments section!

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