Fortnite Battle Royale v21.10 Hotfix Launches Ripsaw Launcher Week

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Epic Games released Fortnite Battle Royale v21.10, bringing several changes to the game.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 continues to deliver the vibes with colorful characters and locations to explore. As the season progresses, Epic Games is constantly tweaking the experience in hopes of keeping it fresh for all players. Today, the developer rolled out the Battle Royale v21.10 patch, which not only added the Firework Flare Gun to the game, but also kicked off the week-long Ripsaw Launcher.

Epic Games shared Fortnite Battle Royale v21.10 patch details in a post on the game’s website. Starting today, the Firework Flare Gun has been added to the game’s loot pool. 4th of July weekend, this will allow players to celebrate in style. Battle royale veterans know that flares are also a great way to ignite structures, causing immediate trouble for anyone nearby.

Fortnite Firework Flare Gun
The fireworks flare gun in Fortnite.

The Ripsaw Launcher was added earlier this season and lets players throw saw blades at each other, and that mayhem will only increase after today’s update. The v21.10 patch increased the number of Ripsaw Launchers found at Chop Shop, as well as added them to standard floor, chest, and supply loot. It’s all part of what Epic Games is calling Ripsaw Launcher Week, which will last until July 5 at 5:59 a.m. PT / 8:59 a.m. ET.

For competitive players, don’t worry about this week’s big changes. The Firework Flare Gun and Ripsaw Launcher are not present in competitive Fortnite modes.

These are the highlights of the Fortnite Battle Royale v21.10 patch. As a fix, there aren’t too many changes to dig into. However, fans can expect a bigger mid-season update to arrive in July. For the latest Fortnite news, stick with Shacknews.

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