Fortnite 27.10 update patch notes, downtime, Season 7 and 8 map changes, weapons

Fortnite developer Epic Games has officially confirmed plans to release a big new update for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Android. Ushering in the start of Season 7 and 8, Fortnite update 27.10 has a November 16 release date on all platforms. The only bad news is that as a numbered update, the download will launch alongside an extensive period of server downtime, which means no Fortnite for at least a couple of hours.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Epic Games confirmed that the game will be taken offline at around 9am GMT UK time.

The game should be back online at around 11am GMT, so stay tuned to Express Online for all the latest updates.

The news was announced by Epic Games, alongside a preview about what fans can expect from the imminent download.

“What do you call frozen pirate treasure? …Pol-arrr loot!” reads an Epic Games social media post.

“Downtime for v27.10 begins at 4 AM ET with matchmaking being disabled shortly beforehand.”

As part of the update, Epic will bring back Frosty Flights and a snow biome. That’s in addition to Pirate Camps, “swashbuckling gear” and various weapons and items.

Unvaulted weapons include the Flint-Knock Pistol, the Minigun, and the powerful Quad Launcher.

Players will also be able to use the Poison Dart Trap, albeit not in Zero Build. The Itemised Glider Redeploy will also make a return, not to mention Buried Treasure, which should play into some challenges.

Perhaps most exciting of all is the return of the X-4 Stormwing and the Pirate Cannon, the latter of which lets you launch your teammates.

Elsewhere, Epic Games will make a variety of bug fixes and gameplay tweaks, while also adding new items to the in-game shop.

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Fortnite update 27.10 patch notes…


• Snow Biome

• Frosty Flights


• Flint-Knock Pistol

• Minigun

• Quad Launcher

• Poison Dart Trap

• Itemised Glider Redeploy

• X-4 Stormwing

• Pirate Cannon


Battle Royale

• Ranker’s Tags show last season’s Rank

– The Ranker’s Tags Back Bling only shows last season’s Rank

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