The first major patch of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6 is here, with the v16.10 update on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch adding Raptors to the island.
Fortnite’s Season 6 update introduced some major changes to the game, with new map locations, the ability to craft weapons using materials, and adding wildlife to the island in the form of tameable wolves and boars.
In the first patch of the new season, Epic Games teased that a dangerous beast was set to join the fray in the coming weeks, and the release of the 16.10 update has acted on that promise. Raptors are now roaming the island, ready to deal some huge damage to anyone who gets too close.
On top of that, Epic Games also included some crafting and loot adjustments, while also making some important weapon balance changes that should make the Primal Shotgun less powerful. Check out the full Fortnite v16.10 patch notes below.
Fortnite v16.10 update patch notes
Raptors roam Fortnite’s island
The headline addition in Fortnite Season 6 is the arrival of Raptors, who have hatched from their eggs and are now running amok across the island. Made famous in 1993’s Jurassic Park, these beasts are perfect for Season 6’s Primal theme, with Epic labeling them as “apex predators.”
Raptors will chase down and eliminate players should you get too close to them, but you’ll be able to tame them like boars and wolves and use them to your advantage.
Primal Shotgun nerf & weapon balancing changes
The Primal Shotgun has been one of the most powerful and controversial weapons in Fortnite Season 6, but just two weeks after its debut it’s getting a pretty significant nerf.
Epic Games have identified its fire rate as an issue, reducing it to try and make it less powerful. This means the delay between shots is slightly longer, which the developers hope will be enough to stop it from being the incredible killing machine it has been so far.
On top of that, Epic have made some adjustments to crafting and loot, while the Makeshift Shotgun has also been changed. You can view the full list of balance updates below.
- Crafting & loot adjustments
- Creative Powerups now support Team, Class, and All combinations
- Primal Shotgun fire rate reduced
- Makeshift Shotgun gets v16.10 adjustments
- Crafting material costs now scale with Makeshift rarity
- Animal Bones, Mechanical Parts added to floor loot
Fortnite Spring Breakout event
Fortnite fans have a special Easter-themed event to enjoy over the next few weeks, with new skins, a Duos competition, and brand-new weapons all included.
The Spring Breakout event kicks off on Tuesday, March 30, with the Egg Launcher set to make its return as part of the Easter-themed extravaganza.
Fortnite 16.10 bug fixes
As always, Epic Games are dropping some fixes for bugs and glitches that have been affecting the game since the Season 6 launch.
The developers note every fix coming in this update on their official Trello board, and while there aren’t many in this specific patch, they have addressed a frustrating issue with the Shark Island anomaly, and a problem that was making it difficult to see inside the Storm.
- Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
- Anomaly may not appear on Shark Island.
- Chapter 2 Season 5 Legacies missing.
- Visibility is extremely decreased when inside the Storm.
- Opening the inventory will cancel Tap to Search/Interact/Revive actions.
- Character Quests not counting for progression.
- Stackable items are not split when Shift-Dragged.
- Slow-motion effect.
- AI can get stuck in obstacles.
- Player portal appears as “Creative Don’t Fill.”
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Crazy Fortnite bug is causing screens to flip sideways
A frustrating Fortnite glitch is causing players’ screens to flip sideways, making it impossible to play without tilting their heads.
Several Fortnite players are being plagued by an absolutely bizarre glitch that’s flipping their screens sideways, and making things more difficult in the middle of their games.
You’ll find plenty that can surprise you the next time to jump into a match of Fortnite, as Epic Games are always introducing new content. This ranges from crossover skins with other franchises like Predator, to tamable Raptors.
However, fans usually only enjoy surprises when they don’t include horrible technical glitches that ruin the game Now, a new one has emerged which is flipping player’s screens horizontally, and it’s particularly frustrating.
Fortnite glitch is flipping players’ screens
Reddit user powerGladius posted a clip showcasing their encounter with this glitch in the middle of a match. They were just enjoying the game, and then the screen spontaneously flipped and locked sideways.
While this may seem amusing initially, it soon became clear that it would keep happening even when they tried to join other games. It’s far less fun to play Fortnite when you need to constantly keep your neck on your shoulders.
The comments were filled to the brim with other players that had also encountered this issue, and they were demanding that Epic Games issue a fix for this issue.
Even pro players like Thiago ‘K1nG’ Lapp of FaZe Clan Brazil and ‘Snow’ from Falcons Gaming have vented about their experience with this glitch. This means that this issue is widespread, and can happen to any player.
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There is no doubt that Epic Games will end up investigating this issue, and then coming up with a permanent fix for it. However, they’ve not acknowledged it at the time of writing, so they might not know about it yet.
We’ll keep checking for any updates regarding this situation. Once the devs announce a proper fix for the bug, we’ll be sure to update you.
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Fortnite player discovers genius tricks for off-road tires
A clever Fortnite YouTuber has discovered some genius tricks you can pull off with Season 6’s new tires, and they don’t involve vehicles.
A clever Fortnite player has found some genius ways to use Fortnite’s new tires, and not in ways you might expect.
A major part of Fortnite is discovering clever ways you can use your builds, the environment, items, and weapons to get the upper hand on your opponent. Chonkers off-road tires arrived with the 16.20 update, and while they are designed for modding vehicles, the community has already discovered their other uses.
Fortnite YouTuber Ryuzanami has demonstrated several tricks you can pull off with the tires, and, surprisingly, none of them involve vehicles.
As Fortnite players have become more advanced at the building mechanics of the game, taking and getting through other players’ walls has become one of the most important aspects of the game. Ryuzanami showed that you can use the tires to phase through walls 100% of the time. If you throw the tire into the corner, push up against the wall, and break it, you are guaranteed to get through.
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With the storm ever closing in, you can also use these tires to boost your movement speed. As you jump off the tire, you can continue to pick them up, repeating the process until you’re safe from the storm. Or, mid-fight, you can throw the tires on the ground below you and use them to take height from your opponents.
Once you have this height, you can also use the tires to avoid fall damage. Throw the tires on the floor below you then build a floor above, jump on top of the tires, then they will remain below your feet and break your fall. Just don’t pick up the tires on the way down or you’ll fall to your death.
Also, using their bouncy nature, you can throw them at opponents forcing them to take fall damage. However, this is extremely situational and is more fun than a competitive strategy.
With these tips in mind, keeping one of your inventory slots free for tires can provide you with a plethora of opportunities to get the upper hand in build fights.
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Where to talk to the Joneses for Fortnite Season 6 Spire challenge
To complete Fortnite Season 6’s Spire Quests, you’ll need to talk to the Jonses, so here’s where you can find them.
Raz’s Spire Quests ask you to talk to five Joneses around the Fortnite map, so here are the locations of each Jonesy NPC in Season 6.
Fortnite’s 16.20 update finally brought vehicle mods and new bows to wield, as well as a new set of Spire Quests to earn you a ton of XP and a purple variant for Battle Pass skin, Raz. These quests, which advance Fortnite’s story, are completed in stages, so once you’ll need to do them in order.
Players have become stuck trying to talk to five Joneses near the end of the quests, so we’ve got all of their locations to help you complete them.
Where to find the Joneses for Fortnite Spire Quest
As Fortnite’s story has progressed, several different versions of Jonesy have arrived. These can all be found on the island, and you need to talk to them to complete Season 6’s Spire Quests.
Here are the locations of each Jonesy on the Fortnite Season 6 island.
- Castaway Jonesy: Desert island northeast of Steamy Stacks
- Bunker Jonesy: Found in multiple locations on the map, e.g Lighthouse Building to the northwest of Stealthy Stronghold
- Grill Sergeant: At the Durr Burger Food Truck east of Stealthy Stronghold
- Wreck Raider: North end of Coral Castle
- Suntan Specialist: Found on the beach at Sweaty Sands
- Rex: In the building east of The Spire
- Sash Sergeant: Playpark in Weeping Woods
- Cabbie: Building in the south-end of Lazy Lake
- Slurp Jonesy: Inside main factory at Slurpy Swamp
You only need to find five of the Joneses around the map, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find all five in one match of Battle Royale or Team Rumble. Plan a route depending on the Battle Bus’s line and you’ll be able to complete this challenge in only a few matches.
Where to find and duel Jonesy the First
After you’ve found the five Joneses around the Season 6 island, you’ll be tasked with finding and dueling Jonesy the First. Luckily, he’s always in the same location. You can find him in the house on the northwest corner of Pleasant Park.
Simply talk to him and select the duel option to begin the fight. We recommend gathering some weapons, shields, and materials before taking him on. He shouldn’t be difficult to defeat, but you could find yourself struggling if you’re unprepared.
Finding the Joneses and dueling the OG isn’t particularly difficult, but is time-consuming. However, with this guide, you should complete the spire quests in no time. And be sure to check out the Week 5 Quests for some extra XP.
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