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Fortnite 16.10 Update patch notes: Raptors & Primal Shotgun nerf

Fortnite Season 6’s v16.10 patch introduces Raptors to the island while nerfing the powerful Primal Shotgun.

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Raptors in Fortnite Season 6

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

Fortnite Primal Shotgun

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 Springbreak

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.

General

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.

Battle Royale

  • 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.

Creative

  • Slow-motion effect.
  • AI can get stuck in obstacles.
  • Player portal appears as “Creative Don’t Fill.”

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Where to launch Signal Flares in Fortnite Season 8 Punchcard Quest

Here’s how to find and launch Signal Flares for Fortnite Season 8’s Ariana Grande Fortnitemares Punchcard Quest to earn some XP and rewards.

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Ariana Grande has arrived in Fortnite as an NPC and for her Fortnitemares Punchcard Quests, you’ll need to launch Signal Flares. Here’s how you can get this done quickly.

Fortnite’s Halloween update has brought some new content to the Fortnitemares event. This includes some brand-new Punchcards that have brought Ariana Grande back as an NPC on Fortnite Island.

For one of her Quests, you’ll need to launch a few Signal Flares to contact other hunters. These can be found in different areas across the map, and you’ll need to visit them to complete the Quest.

This guide will go over all the locations that you can visit to get this done.

Fortnite Signal Flare locations

Fortnite Signal Flare Location

You can find Signal Flares in a total of 4 locations on Fortnite Island. They resemble large brightly colored fireworks with dynamite on the side, so they’re fairly hard to miss if you’re in their vicinity.

Here are all the Signal Flare locations in Fortnite:

  • Shattered Saucer
  • East of Primal Pond
  • South west of Dirty Docks
  • West of FN Radio

For this quest, you only need to visit three of these locations, so head over there and interact with the Signal Flares to launch them. This will help you get in contact with the hunters.

Fortnite Signal Flare

Once you’ve launched 3 Signal Flares, you’ll be rewarded with 30,000 XP and this Quest will be marked as complete. You can also complete other Ariana Grande Punchcard Quests for some more XP.

One of these tasks you with revealing the Command Symbol, and we’ve got an in-depth guide for that too. Completing more Punchard Quests will help you level up faster, so be sure to try it out.

However, you need to watch out for other players who might also be in the area to complete the Punchcard Quests before you do. Make sure you’ve got some solid weapons and gear to defend yourself.

For more Fortnite, you can check out how to get the new Dune bundle, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more guides!

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How to get Spacefarer Ariana Grande Fortnite skin: Price & bundle contents

A new Ariana Grande Spacefarer skin has arrived, so here’s how to get your hands on the new bundle and all of its cosmetics.

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Fortnite has welcomed a brand new Ariana Grande Spacefarer skin and bundle into the game. Here’s everything you need to know about the new bundle, including how to get it, the price, and the contents.

Flashy skins, bundles, and cosmetics have become a massive staple of the Fortnite experience, and Ariana Grande has been a recent beneficiary of Epic Games’ attitude towards celebrity skins.

Ariana Grande has had multiple tie-ins to Fortnite with a special Ariana Grande ICON Series skin and also a live event concert. She’s now set for another partnership with Fortnite as a Fortnite Ariana Grande Spacefarer bundle has arrived.

Here’s everything we know about the new celebrity bundle.

How to buy the Ariana Grande Spacefarer bundle

Fortnite season 8 spacefarer ariana grande npc

Fortnite’s Spacefarer Ariana Grande bundle arrived in the Item Shop on October 21, bringing the new skin and its associated cosmetics.

The Fortnite Spacefarer Ariana Grande bundle also marks the return of the classic Ariana Grande skin, which originally arrived as part of the Rift Tour event.

Ariana Grande Spacefarer bundle contents & price

Fortnite spacefarer ariana grande bundle

Ariana Grande’s Spacefarer bundle sells for 2,500 V-Bucks, which is slightly cheaper than the 2,800 V-Bucks for the original Ariana Grande bundle.

The Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin comes with a transformation emote, changing the skin into the alien-themed Starfire Ariana Grande. Players can readily switch between the two styles by using the Just Keep Breathin’ Emote.

Fortnite starfire ariana grande skin

Of course, you can buy each item from the Spacefarer bundle, such as the Pickaxe and Backbling, separately.

Here’s each item from the bundle and their individual prices:

  • Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin, I.R.I.S Backbling, and Just Keep Breathin’ Emote – 2,000 V-Bucks
  • Spacefarer Lightscythe Pickaxe – 800 V-Bucks
  • I.R.I.S Daydream Glider – 1,200 V-Bucks
  • Spooky Smallz Backbling – 400 V-Bucks

Buying the bundle as a whole will save you 1,500 V-Bucks, so will be worth it if you’re a big Ariana Grande fan.


Also, check out all of the NPC locations for Fortnite Season 8, which now includes Ariana Grande.

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When will Naruto come to Fortnite? New skin release date

A Naruto skin is seemingly on its way to Fortnite, and here’s everything we know about when the Fortnite Naruto skin will possibly arrive.

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Naruto in Fortnite

There’s wide speculation about the arrival of popular anime character Naruto as a new skin in Fortnite, and here’s everything we know about this, including the skin’s possible release date.

Fortnite has become known for its major crossovers, and Season 8 brought a plethora of exciting new skins such as Carnage, Venom, and characters from the movie Dune.

More crossover skins were uncovered by data miners from a survey by Epic Games, including a Naruto skin. It seems that the popular anime protagonist is on his way to the battle royale title.

Here’s everything we know about his arrival.

Fortnite Naruto skin release date

Naruto in Fortnite

Some of the crossover skins teased in the survey have arrived in the game, like Lebron James and Ariana Grande. According to Fortnite leaker Shiina, Epic Games want Naruto to be included in Season 8.

While it was initially reported that he would be part of the Season 8 Battle Pass, it now seems like that Naruto will appear in the Item Store as DLC before the season comes to an end on December 5, 2021.

Is Naruto confirmed for Fortnite?

Twitch streamer candywingx appeared to confirm the arrival of the Fortnite Naruto skin after meeting with Chief Creative Officer at Epic Games Donald Mustard. It was hinted that they had been discussing the future of Fortnite.

At first, the streamer made it seem like Naruto would be included in the Season 8 Battle Pass, but this was later corrected.

On October 16, notable leaker HYPEX shared information about a new character with the codename ‘Headband’ that was added in the v18.20 update.

While details about this NPC are scarce, codenames often hint at the identity of the unknown character. This might be alluding to Naruto’s arrival since his headband is one of the most well-known parts of his design.

We might also see the arrival of other characters from the Naruto universe, like Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi.

Prominent data miner Shiina stated that the anonymous source who previously predicted both the Ariana Grande concert and the recent Suicide Squad skins has claimed that Epic Games have acquired the rights to Naruto.

If Naruto arrives in Fortnite, the player base may significantly increase, since the anime has a huge fandom that’s spread out across the globe. It may even open the door to other anime crossovers like Dragon Ball.

It’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and Epic Games have yet to verify this information. So, it’s worth taking this information about a possible Fortnite Naruto skin with a grain of salt until they do.

Hopefully, they will give us some confirmation on the Fortnite Naruto skin’s arrival soon enough. We’ll keep checking for new developments and will be sure to update this article once we have any.

For more Fortnite, check out how to reveal the Command Symbol for Fortnite Ariana Grande Punchcard Quest, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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