Fortnite – the popular free-to-play battle royale – has rolled out its Battle Royale v20.30 update, bringing iconic Star Wars weapons such as lightsabers and E-11 Blaster rifles. Apart from that, a new Points of Interest (POI) battle has also been added, along with the ability to pop Choppas – the in-game helicopters – out of the vault. As a live service game, Fortnite continues to update regularly to bring new weapons and challenges to players. Read on to find out everything that was announced as part of the Fortnite Battle Royale v20.30 update.
On May 3, the Fortnite team announced that Battle Royale v20.30 is now rolling out to all users.
Fortnite Battle Royale v20.30 Update: May 4 Festivities
For those unaware, May 4 is informally celebrated by fans around the world as Star Wars Day. The date is a pun on the iconic Star Wars slogan, “May the Force be with you” – giving way to “May the 4 be with you” among the franchise’s devoted followers. From May 3 through May 17, Fortnite players can get their hands on special Lightsabers and E-11 Blaster Rifles. You can also aim to unlock an Empire Banner by completing new in-game Star Wars quests.
Fortnite Battle Royale v20.30 Update: Unvault the Choppa
Choppa is an in-game aerial vehicle that is usually controlled by faction members of The Imagined Order (IO). With the latest update, Fortnite has added funding stations for Choppas in all locations of the game’s seven outposts. All you have to do is “cut bars to get this vehicle out of the vault “. Once a Choppa is fully funded, you can use it to fly around a map and take out rivals from the skies.
Fortnite Battle Royale v20.30 update: Battle of the Tilted Towers
A new POI battle now awaits Fortnite players. You can take on the IOs and try to fend them off in an epic skirmish to free the heart of the island. To make matters worse, an IO Airship can be found patrolling the skies above the battle, where players can take on the hostile AI, Huntmaster Saber.
Fortnite Battle Royale v20.30 Update: Rebalanced Shotguns
All shotguns in the game have been rebalanced to ensure a good amount of damage dealt with the weapon. This includes things like a new “max damage cap” feature, increased minimum lead shots, increased damage per headshot, and more.
Besides the above, Fortnite Battle Royale v20.30 also adds a new Browse menu to help players find new games in their favorite genres. The update also fixes a bug involving most Seven Outpost Vaults not being able to be opened.