Fortnite 16.10 Update release date announced

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 launched a couple of weeks ago, completely changing many aspects of the game and meta with the new crafting mechanic. As we are a couple of weeks in it is now time for the Fortnite 16.10 update and this is what to expect.

Release Date

Epic Games announced on Twitter that the Fortnite 16.10 update will be released on Tuesday, March 30th at 4am EST/9am BST.

What To Expect

Patch notes used to be on the most exciting parts of a new update, combing over them while waiting for downtime to end so you can jump into a match to check out all of the changes you’ve been reading about.

Unfortunately, Epic Games doesn’t release full patch notes now, but they actually released a mini patch notes on Twitter which give us a glimpse at what to expect.

“v16.10 unleashes:

  • A new apex predator stalks the Island
  • Crafting and loot adjustments!
  • Creative Powerups now support Team, Class, and All combinations
  • Coming April 3rd at 8 PM ET: new Save the World Ventures Season
  • Balance changes:
  • Primal Shotgun fire rate reduced
  • Makeshift Shotgun adjustments
  • Crafting material costs now scale with Makeshift rarity
  • Animal Bones and Mechanical Parts can appear as added floor loot.

As a reminder, the Zero Crisis Finale will remain available as a playlist until the downtime for v16.10. Also, please note that the patch size will be larger than normal on PC.

This week, we’re experimenting with bringing back moving Storm Circles to non-competitive modes for the last two zones. Let us know what you think!”

READ MORE: Fortnite Season 6 Week 2 Challenge Guide

Spring Breakout Event

Also beginning on March 30th is the brand new Spring Breakout event, Fortnite’s Easter event for 2021.

During the event we will unlock new cosmetics, see the return of the Grenade Launcher, and a bunch of new skins will be added to the Item Shop.

Free Pickaxe

“Webster also arrives as a new Character with Legendary Quests to tackle… and a chance to receive an in-game reward. Arriving Thursday, April 1 (no Foolin’), if you complete the first Legendary Quest from Webster, you’ll unlock the Tactical Quaxes Pickaxe.”

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games

Grenade Launcher Returns

Credit: Epic Games

That’s right, the Egg Launcher is making its way back into Fortnite with the Spring Breakout Event! This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as Epic usually brings the Egg Launcher back just in time for Easter every year.

New Skins

Credit: Epic Games

We’ve also got some brand new skins coming to the Fortnite Item Shop. Not gonna lie, we’re not really the biggest fan of these skins, but some of them kind of give of some Five Nights at Freddy’s vibes, so if you’re into that, you might be interested.

READ MORE: Fortnite Spring Breakout Event: What you need to know

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