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Fortnite 15.10 patch notes: Operation: Snowdown & Cowboy Repeater Rifle

Fortnite’s v15.10 update is here, bringing the Operation: Snowdown winter event, two new weapons, and major performance boosts.

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Fortnite's Snowmando for Operation: Snowdown.

Fortnite’s final update of 2020 is here in the form of the v15.10 update, introducing Operation: Snowdown and the new Cowboy Repeater Rifle for players on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.

2020 has been another huge year for Fortnite, and with the festive season in full swing, Epic Games have released their annual Christmas event, this year titled ‘Operation: Snowdown,’ full of free cosmetics and quests.

On top of that, there are two new weapons for players to use, a new character who plans to bring some icy items to the game, and some new options to help performance and quality of life. Here’s everything you need to know about December 15’s v15.10 patch.

Operation: Snowdown

Fortnite players are accustomed to special Christmas-themed events that act as the final event of the year, and 2020 is no different. Winterfest doesn’t return this year, but Snowmando has their own event this time, with Operation: Snowdown carrying players through to the new year.

As always, there will be new Quests for players to take on, with some free snowy cosmetics and two exclusive Outfits for up grabs. On top of that, there will be new chilling items located around the map, and the return of fan-favorite Limited-Time Modes.

Fortnite's Snowmando skin.

Cowboy Repeater Rifle & Dragon’s Breath Sniper

Along with Operation: Snowdown, there are also two new weapons for players to wield. Mancake’s Cowboy Repeater Rifle will be available as floor loot around the island, with Epic Games stating that it “combines a rapid shooting style with dead-eye accuracy.”

The Dragon’s Breath Sniper is an exotic weapon available to purchase from Blaze. With the Dragon’s Breath weapons setting players on fire, there will be a new character introduced who will have their own winter-themed items to cool things down.

Fortnite's Mancake in Season 5.

Performance Updates

15.10 is also a big update for those playing on next-gen consoles, introducing the new ‘120 FPS Mode’ for a high frame-rate experience. Epic have confirmed that the resolution display will be capped at 1440p on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and 1080p on Xbox Series S.

The developers have also taken on board feedback from the community, and added an option to toggle Pre-Edits on or off. In the off state, new builds will always appear “in their default, unedited state” when placing them.

Bug Fixes

As always, there are also a host of bug fixes designed to address glitches and improve quality of life for players. This week, there are a number of bug fixes confirmed to be included in the update on the official Trello board.

You can read the full list of fixes below.

General

  • High sensitivity/acceleration on Xbox consoles when using keyboard and mouse.
  • Multiple actions’ names are missing from the Custom Controller settings.

Fortnite Crew

  • “There was a problem” error when joining Fortnite Crew on PlayStation.
  • Fortnite Crew button missing on PlayStation after joining.
  • Incorrect message when cancelling Fortnite Crew on a different platform.
  • Fortnite Crew “time remaining” timer may appear off by a day.

Battle Royale

  • Quests wrongly marked as “New.”
  • Big Chuggus’ Character Collection tab lists an extra third location.
  • Fishing Collection Book leaderboard and friend progress not visible.
  • Widow’s Light Back Bling not visible on PC with Effects set to Low.
  • Certain NPCs are granting Storm Surge credit when damaged in Arena.
  • Total Bars may rarely appear as “0” in a match.
  • Rebooted players may see an already completed Bounty.
  • Matchmaking doesn’t start if unreadied player leaves early.

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Fortnite leak claims skateboards coming soon as new movement mechanic

A new leak has emerged, suggesting that Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 will add a skateboard and skating mechanic.

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According to new Fortnite leaks, Epic Games are planning to add skating mechanics and a new skateboard vehicle in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3.

Epic Games brought plenty of new content for players to explore in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, including the addition of the Indiana Jones cosmetic skin and new mechanics such as Runaway Boulders.

The developers always keep the game fresh with new content, and a new leak suggests that they’re currently working on a new mechanic and vehicle that will be introduced in Chapter 3, Season 3.

Fortnite character sliding

Notable Fortnite leaker ‘HYPEX’ claims that Epic Games are developing new skating mechanics that will make way for the addition of skateboards or roller skates in the battle royale title.

The leaker stated that this new mechanic will be similar to the in-game sliding, as you’ll be slower when going uphill and faster coming down. If this leak is accurate, then players will have a new way to get around the map.

Another leaker with the name ‘InTheShade’ tweeted a gameplay video showcasing this new mechanic in action. While the video is obviously just a rough test, it shows the Fortnite player sliding across the map without crouching.

The character also moves faster when going downhill and is able to kick the board to pick up some speed. Moreover, it seems like jumping from heights with a skateboard will allow you to avoid heavy fall damage.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear if this mechanic will actually make its way into Fortnite, as this information is based purely on leaks. We’ll need to wait for Epic Games to confirm whether or not players will be able to skate in the game.

The developers have added skating-themed summer cosmetics in the Item Shop before, so it would make sense for them to add skateboards as well as a new POI that resembles a skate park.


For more Fortnite content, check out the v21.10 Fortnite update patch notes and how to get Fortnite’s new Ripsaw Launcher.

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How to unlock free Naruto Fortnite cosmetics with Nindo challenges

Here’s how you can complete the Nindo challenges and earn rewards in the new Fortnite and Naruto collaboration.

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Naruto characters in Fortnite

There is a new set of Naruto cosmetics available in Fortnite, and you can get your hands on them by completing the Nindo challenges for Itachi, Hinata, Gaara, and Orochimaru.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 features a ton of fun crossover content, and the new Naruto collaboration has added plenty of brand-new cosmetic items along with challenges for you to complete.

Tackling these Nindo challenges will allow you to redeem new Naruto cosmetic items for free. We’ll go over each Nindo challenge that you need to complete along with the rewards that you can earn.

Fortnite X Naruto Rivals crossover promo

How to complete the Fortnite Naruto Nindo challenges

In Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, there are Nindo challenges available from June 21 to July 7, and you’ll need to sign in with your Epic Games account on the Fortnite website to track your progress.

There are different paths for the characters Itachi, Hinata, Gaara, and Orochimaru. These require you to complete tasks such as catching fish, scoring eliminations, and surviving storm circles.

Here’s a breakdown of all character paths along with their respective rewards.

Character PathRewardHow to unlock
ItachiShocked Itachi EmoticonFinish in the Top 6 a total of five times
GaaraFocused Gaara EmoticonSurvive 24 storm circles
HintaByakugan Hinata EmoticonCatch 20 fishes
OrochimaruOrochimaru’s Smile EmoticonGet 18 eliminations in total

Successfully completing any character’s path will grant you the Akatsuki Weapon Wrap along with 20,000 XP. You can complete all four paths in order to earn a total of 80,000 XP along with the free Manda glider.

After you’ve signed in with your Epic Games account on the Fortnite website, it will track the in-game points that you earn by completing these challenges and then deliver the rewards directly to your account.

Fortnite Naruto Nindo challenge rewards

For more Fortnite content, be sure to check out how to get the Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 as well as everything we know about Juice WRLD coming to Fortnite.

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How to get the Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3

The Ripsaw Launcher is a brand-new weapon in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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The Ripsaw Launcher is a new weapon that you can unlock in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, and we’ll go over its location on the map as well as how to use it.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 features a plethora of fun content for players to unlock, including cosmetic skins of popular characters like Indiana Jones as well as powerful weapons like Darth Vader’s Lightsaber.

Now, Epic Games have added another weapon for you to get your hands on, and we’ll go over everything that you need to know about the Ripsaw Launcher, including its location on the Fortnite map.

Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite

How to get the Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite

The Ripsaw Launcher can be found at a factory that’s located northeast of Logjam Lotus on the north end of the Fortnite map. Go inside the factory and the weapon will be hanging on a wall, just waiting to be collected.

Once you’ve gotten your hands on the weapon, you can use it to shoot a blade that is capable of shredding through builds, dealing 25 damage to buildings, 60 to players, and 100 to vehicles.

The launchers can hold up to 10 blades, and these continue to dish out damage for a total of 10 seconds when fully charged. You can charge it by simply holding the ‘shoot’ button for three seconds.

Ripsaw Launcher location in Fortnite

Since the Ripsaw Launcher is currently only found at one location, you might encounter heavy opposition from enemy players after arriving there, so we recommend collecting high-tier weapons and healing items before you go.

Once you acquire the weapon, you can also use it in combination with some of the other Chapter 3, Season 3 additions like the Grapple Glove to swing around the map and destroy enemy builds.


For more Fortnite content, check out our list of the best Fortnite landing spots as well as how to unlock Super Styles in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3.

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