Fortnite 21.10 update is now live for all platforms. You’ll find all the changes and fixes heading to Epic Game’s battle royale shooter in the latest Fortnite update on this page.
Darth Vader makes a visit to the Island in Fortnite 21.10 update. He’ll spawn each match for players to defeat and, in the process, pick up a lightsaber, perfect for deflecting shots and chucking it boomerang-style at other players. In other Star Wars-themed additions in Fortnite 21.10, you’ll find E-11 Blasters in Imperial Chests scattered around the Darth Vader landing sites.
Elsewhere, Fortnite 21.10 adds this season’s Super Level Styles, rewarded to those that push past level 140. The patch includes new profile social tags – favorite game modes, gameplay vibe, and favorite competitive events. Once you’ve filled these in, you’ll be able to send out party invites to find like-minded players to team up with.
lastly, Fortnite 21.10 rejigs the rate of Reality Fruit growth on Reality Saplings and reduces the detection radius for Visualize Sound Effects on the HUD. Check out the complete patch notes below for all the details.
Fortnite 21.10 Update Patch Notes
Darth Vader’s Lightsaber – Be a Force to be Reckoned With
Darth Vader has begun his campaign for the Island, landing at a specific spot with each match accompanied by Stormtroopers. Defeat Darth Vader and collect his dropped Lightsaber! with Darth Vader’s Lightsaberblock incoming fire, throw it boomerang-style at enemies, and swing it at those who get in your way.
Joining the Stormtroopers, E-11 Blasters have made a return! Find E-11 Blasters in Imperial Chests at Vader Landing Sites and also from the Stormtroopers you eliminate.
Chapter 3 Season 3 Super Level Styles
You have an aura about you. In the Bonus Rewards section of the Battle Pass tab, bonus Styles for Chapter 3 Season 3 Outfits have been available for players who progress past Level 100. With v21.10, this Season’s Super Level Styles have been added! Progress passes Level 140 in Chapter 3, Season 3, and start unlocking the Platinum Rift† lapis slurpand Auric Blaze Styles for Malik, Evie, Adira, Sabina, and Stormfarer.
Social Tags + Looking For Party
Express how you play Fortnite! With the new option to add social tags to your profile, select up to three for other players to see. You can choose tags that express your favorite game mode(s) (2v2, Deathrun, Free For All, etc.), your gameplay vibe(s) (Chill, Mic Off, Mic On, etc.), and your preferred competitive event(s) (Cosmetic Cup, Hype Cup, Lightning Cup, etc.). You’ll also be recommended Fortnite experiences based on your social tags.
To add social tags to your profile, click on your profile icon in the Sidebar, then select +Add Tag† Once you have at least one social tag, you’ll be able to send party invites to and receive party invites from players with matching tags (who are in your server region). These party invites can be sent from the new Looking For Party section in the Sidebar. This section is Fortnite’s very own LFG (looking for group) feature, where you can party up based on interest and region.
In this section, you will need to turn on Looking For Party to start sending and receiving invites from players. At any time, you can turn Looking For Party off. When off, you’ll stop receiving invites and have your sent invites expire. When playing Duos, Trios, Squads, etc., using Looking For Party is optional — the normal invite system for partying up will remain.
Social tags and Looking For Party are features currently in testing. These features will be incrementally rolled out to all players at a rate dependent on the test.
Fortnite 21.10 Update – Reality Sapling Balance Change
We’ve adjusted the amount of Reality Fruit a Reality Sapling can grow based on its rarity. In each growth cycle, Reality Saplings will now grow:
- 3 fruits, when Uncommon or Rare
- 2 fruits when epic
- 1 fruit when Legendary or Mythic
Visualized Audio Adjustment
We’ve reduced the detection radius of the “Visualize Sound Effects” indicator for footsteps, Chests, and vehicles to match the distance better when that sound would be audible. This will mean the source of these sounds must be closer before appearing on your HUD.
Fortnite 21.10 Update – Competitive Notes
- The Darth Vader boss, Darth Vader’s Lightsaber, Stormtroopers, and E-11 Blasters are not included in competitive playlists.
Fortnite is out now for PC, macOS, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. Head to the game’s official website here for more on today’s latest Fortnite update.