PATCH NOTES FOR FORTNITE UPDATE 18.20: Downtime, Combat AR/SMG, Monsters, Fortnitemares, AND MORE


FORTNITE developer Epic Games is gearing up to release a brand new update, as version 18.20 hits PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Switch and smartphones.

Fortnite fans are counting down to the release of update 18.20.

The new Fortnite update has an October 12 release date on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android and PC.

As a numbered update, the latest download will be accompanied by a period of server downtime at 9am BST UK time.

Services will begin to be taken offline at 8.30am BST, while downtime is expected to end at around 11am.

Update 18.20 was announced by Epic Games on Twitter, alongside a teaser about what to expect from the download.

“Combat combats combat,” reads an Epic tweet. “The v18.20 update is scheduled for release on October 12. Downtime will begin at approx. 04:00 AM ET, with matchmaking being disabled approx. 30 minutes before.”

Based on the teaser, Fortnite update 18.20 will bring the Combat AR and Combat SMG back to the game.

With the Fortnitemares festivities in full swing, there are also reports that rideable monsters will be added to the game, not to mention even more spooky skins and items.

The remaining Fortnite update 18.20 patch notes can be seen below.

• Battle Pass page unlock progress not always tracking correctly.

– Players may find that the Battle Pass will not appear to progress toward the next page when unlocking additional items to reach the unlock requirement.

• Slower gliding when using Symbiote item and Launch Pad.

– When using a launchpad, players may experience a slow gliding effect when redeploying the glider and using either the Venom or the Carnage Symbiote item.

• Unable to fish while inside certain vehicles.

– We’re aware of an issue preventing players from using a Fishing Rod while in the passenger seat of a Motorboat or in the pick-up bed of an OG Bear truck.

• Reboot timer in HUD doesn’t match reboot timer on Reboot Card

– The time displayed on the HUD is not matching the timer on the Reboot card. The Reboot card displays the correct time.

• Unable to swap Hero Loadouts in the Lobby while using a controller.

– Players may be unable to swap loadouts in the Lobby while using a Controller on all platforms.

• Concert VFX Settings

– We’re investigating the following issue with the Concert VFX settings

– Concert. “Brinkwire Summary News”.


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