Fortnite: Battle Royale should be ready to receive a new update this week. Developer Epic Games usually releases new patches with additions, tweaks, and bug fixes every week in Fortnite, generally on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
This week, we might see the v8.10 update coming on Tuesday if Epic follows its default schedule. In season seven, the v7.10 update was the one that followed the v7.01 version, so we might see this trend again in season eight.
Epic usually reveals the update’s patch notes as soon as the servers go down for maintenance. But players can already have a few ideas about what’s coming in the v8.10 update based on previous reveals and hints that Epic gave throughout the week.
Here’s what we expect to see when the v8.10 update is released this week.
Fortnite’s latest vehicle The Baller should be released with the v8.10 update this week. Epic revealed the vehicle last night, saying players will “roll through the competition” with it.
The Baller features a Grappler in front of it that players will probably be able to use to move faster across the map. The Baller seems to be able to fit just one player inside it, and it doesn’t seem to have a weapon attached to it or any way for players to shoot while sitting inside.
Epic and Legendary Infantry Rifles
Leaks last week suggested that high-rarity variants of the Infantry Rifle could be coming to Fortnite soon. We first expected them to come with the v8.01 update, which in the end was a small patch that only added the Buried Treasure item.
If the Epic and Legendary Infantry Rifle come to the game in the next update, they’ll have higher damage when compared to their low-rarity counterparts.
Fortnite statistics website Storm Shield One found that the Epic and Legendary Infantry Rifle could deal 47 and 50 player damage, respectively, with no damage reduction based on the distance of the shot. Their reload times would be lower than that of the low-rarity Infantry Rifles, too.
Epic’s Community Issues board on Trello shows that a few bug fixes will be implemented in the v8.10 update. Mobile players should no longer be stuck in an auto fire loop after performing certain actions, while two small Driftboard issues and a PlayStation 4 mouse sensitivity issue could also be fixed in this week’s update.
We’ll update this story as we gather more information about what could come to Fortnite this week.