'Fortnite' Update 6.30 Adds Dynamite & Wild West LTM - Patch Notes

Fortnite Content Update 6.30 is officially live with a new Dynamite explosive and Wild West game mode. While most Fortnite updates focus on adding things to PvP, today's patch strips down the experience. Read more in the patch notes below.

Fortnite Content Update 6.30 Patch Notes

Battle Royale

Limited Time Mode Wild West

  • Available Weapons
    • Hunting Rifle
    • Pump Shotgun
    • Double Barrel Shotgun
    • Six Shooter
    • Minigun
  • Available Items
    • Campfire
    • Bandages
    • Medical Kits
    • Dynamite
    • Slurp Juice
  • Supply Drops can contain
    • Epic Six Shooters
    • Legendary Double Barrel Shotguns and Miniguns
    • Slurp Juice

Weapons & Items

Fortnite dynamite
'Fortnite' got Dynamite in the 6.30 Content Update. It has a shorter throw range but huge explosion. Epic Games

New Weapon: Dynamite

  • Uncommon rarity, found in stacks of three.
  • Available from floor loot, chests, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas and Supply Drops.
  • 70 damage to players and 800 damage to structures.
  • Explosion is in the shape of a flat cylinder
    • 1,600 units in diameter and 384 units in height.
  • Initiating a throw will start a five-second fuse that can't be canceled.
  • Throw range is shorter than standard Grenades.

Events

New Tournament: Scavenger Pop-Up Cup Duos

  • Scavenger game mode adjustments:
    • Material cap reduced from 500 to 300.
    • Drop count of Clingers and Grenades increased from three to five.
  • Safe zone changes
    • Reduced the radius of Circle 3 from 20,000 to 15,000
    • Reduced the radius of Circle 4 from 10,000 to 7,500
    • Circle 4 is now the first circle partially outside of the previous safe zone (was circle 5)
    • Increased chances of supply drops in later circles
    • Circle 9 now travels twice as far but takes twice as long to close

Save The World

Heroes

8 Bit Demo returns to the Weekly Store.

  • Explosives expert who groups enemies with Decoy before finishing them with a hail of missiles.
  • Available Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. EST until Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. EST.

Weapons

Ghost Pistol added to the Weekly Store.

  • A slow firing pistol that shoots ghostly projectiles that pass through walls and enemies.
  • Available Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. EST until Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. EST.

Dynamite doesn't sound like it'll be too vastly different from the myriad of other explosives found in Battle Royale, but it's still a worthwhile addition to the pile. It would seemingly offer a greater impact with less control over each blast. If you're trying to decimate a larger structure like a well-built base, Dynamite is likely what you'd use to take it down.

As for the Wild West game mode, it's interesting to see an LTM that focuses on pairing the Fortnite experience down to its basics rather than adding something new. Last week's Food Fight LTM was quite a departure from the standard match type, so it's surprising to see how those drastic changes have been offset just a few days later. Hardcore Fortnite fans have long complained that the game's skill ceiling is on the decline, but, with its reduced weapon pool, Wild West favors those who work best with precision shots. The deadeye of your squad will walk away victorious, but spray and pray junkies won't stand much of a chance.

Fortnite Content Update 6.30 is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile.

What's your thought on Fortnite's Dynamite and the new Wild West LTM? Do they make the game more fun? Tell us in the comments section!

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