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Fortnite’s v9.10 update patch notes are out

Hot Spots are here.

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A new Fortnite: Battle Royale patch is now out. It introduces the v9.10 update, the third of season nine. Fans knew what to expect from this update, but they got much more.

A new feature called Hot Spots will make random areas of the map have better loot every match and an increased chance of having Supply Drops. New objects called Loot Carriers will drop weapons that are Rare (blue) or higher quality with two stacks of bullets. There will always be at least one Hot Spot per match and three maximum, and they can have from 12 to 16 Loot Carriers each.

Epic also introduced changes to a few weapons and items. Instead of vaulting guns, Epic reintroduced the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle that was vaulted in a previous patch. The company said it wanted to “round out the medium/long-range item line-up” since it vaulted the Scoped Revolver and the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle in a previous patch.

There are adjustments for the spawn rates of Shadow Bombs and Combat Shotguns as well.

The Fortnite x Jordan collaboration that Epic revealed will introduce a new Limited Time Mode in Creative called Downtown Drop. Players will be able to buy special outfits in the Item Shop to unlock special challenges for the set and the event.

You’ll find the key points of the patch notes below.

Weapons and Items

  • Shadow Bombs    
    • Reduced availability from floor loot from .835% to .677%
    • Reduced availability from chests from 4.65% to 3.98%
    • Reduced drop count from 3 to 2.                
  • Unvaulted Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle    
    • Available in Vending Machines, Chests, and Floor Loot
    • Available in Uncommon and Rare variants        
  • Combat Shotgun    
    • Reduced the availability from floor loot from 2.015% to 1.409%
    • Reduced the availability from chest loot from 2.183% to 1.846%


  • Introducing Hot Spots!    
    • Every match, select named locations will be marked in gold text on the map.
      • These Hot Spots represent the presence of Loot Carriers. Shoot down the carriers for additional high-quality weapons.            
        • Minimum of one Hot Spot
        • 25% chance for 2 Hot Spots
        • 5% chance for 3 Hot Spots           
      • Loot Carriers            
        • Loot Carriers drop a weapon of Rare or higher quality along with two stacks of ammo.
        • Hot Spots will have between 12 and 16 Loot Carriers depending on the size of the location.