Epic Games is currently rolling out the latest Fortnite Update v18.00 “Chapter 2 Season 8” and we have the full patch notes here. As reported in the previous update, that it was the last one for the season and the next major patch will mark the launch of Fortnite Season 8. All the servers are currently going done as we type this and the maintenance will go one for a few hours.
As with every new season, the patch sizes will be significantly large for the consoles. We do not yet have the update file size for Fortnite Update v18.00 (PS4 Update 3.30, PS5 Update 01.000.041) yet, but will add it here once we have it. This update will go live over the next 1 hour and will be available for you to download and install. Everything you need to know regarding this release will be added in the full release notes below.
Fortnite Patch Notes: Update v18.00
Here are the complete patch notes for Fortnite Update v18.00:
A NEW WAR TAKES SHAPE
AFTER THE ALIEN MOTHERSHIP’S DESTRUCTION, THE CUBES THAT POWERED IT CRASH-LANDED ON THE ISLAND. THEY’VE BEGUN SPREADING CORRUPTION, AS WELL AS PORTALS TO THE DARK, MONSTER-FILLED “SIDEWAYS.” FIGHT FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE ISLAND… BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
CROSS INTO THE SIDEWAYS
YOU’LL ENCOUNTER A NEW LOCATION ENSNARED BY THE SIDEWAYS EACH MATCH, OR COME ACROSS SIDEWAYS ANOMALIES, GATEWAYS THAT WILL PULL YOU IN IF YOU GET TOO CLOSE. ONCE PULLED IN, DEFEAT WAVES OF CUBE MONSTERS FOR SIDEWAYS WEAPONS AND SPECIAL CRAFTING INGREDIENTS. THE RULES ARE DIFFERENT IN THIS MYSTERIOUS WORLD: GRAVITY IS LOW AND BUILDING IS NON-EXISTENT.
POWER UP YOUR WEAPONS
WHILE DEFEATING THE CUBE MONSTERS, OPEN UP SIDEWAYS CHESTS TO ACQUIRE WEAPONS FROM THAT WORLD, LIKE THE SIDEWAYS RIFLE AND SIDEWAYS MINIGUN. YOU’LL DEAL BONUS DAMAGE BY REVVING THEM TO THEIR SUPERPOWERED STATE! USE CUBE MONSTER PARTS FROM DEFEATED MONSTERS TO UPGRADE THEM, THEN TAKE THEM WITH YOU TOWARDS A VICTORY ROYALE.
DIRECT THE WAR EFFORT
TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE CUBES, THE ISLAND’S SURVIVORS NEED YOUR HELP. WORK TOGETHER WITH THE ENTIRE FORTNITE COMMUNITY TO BUILD TURRET STATIONS, TO DECIDE WHICH NEW WEAPONS TO BRING TO THE ISLAND, WHICH FAVORITES TO UNVAULT, AND MORE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.
PAINT YOUR VERY OWN TOONA FISH
WANTING TO SHOW HIS CREATIVITY IN AN INCREASINGLY CUBICAL WORLD, TOONA FISH IS READY TO GO BEYOND BLACK-AND-WHITE. WITH THE CHAPTER 2 SEASON 8 BATTLE PASS, YOU’RE ABLE TO UNLOCK THE FREE-SPIRITED TOONA FISH. COLLECT COLOR BOTTLES AND RAINBOW INK THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AND COLOR HIM YOUR WAY!
The following is a list of the timings when the servers will go down for Fortnite to prepare for the next season:
- Creative mode, Battle Lab, and Party Royale will be disabled at 12:00 PM ET
- Custom match codes will be disabled at 02:00 PM ET
- Save the World mode and Arena will be disabled at 03:00 PM ET
- All else will be disabled at 03:25 PM ET
Fortnite is now available on the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS platforms. If you’d like to read more game updates and news, check out our Patch Notes section.
Source: Epic Games