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Fortnite 16.30 Update patch notes: Unstable Bow & crafting changes

Fortnite Season 6’s 16.30 Update is now live, and it’s brought a new Exotic Bow, as well as some welcome quality of life changes to crafting.



Fortnite 1630 patch notes

Fortnite players have received welcome quality of life improvements and a new Exotic bow with the 16.30 update, which is now live for Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Nintendo Switch players.

Fortnite Season 6’s fourth major update has now gone live, which has added a new Exotic Bow, as well as some long-requested quality of life improvements to crafting and weapons. There will also be a new LTM, and Primal and Makeshift weapons have finally been added to Creative.

Here’s everything that’s changed and been added in Fortnite’s 16.30 Update.

Fortnite 16.30 Update patch notes

Unstable Bow

Following on with Fortnite Season 6’s Primal theme, another new Exotic weapon has been added to the game: the Unstable Bow.

This bow is described in-game as a “Bow that fires…. something!” The Unstable Bow will randomly shoot out a Fire Arrow, Shockwave Arrow, Grenades Arrow, or Stink Arrow.

E-11 Blaster Rifle

According to popular leaker HYPEX, Star Wars’ E-11 Blaster Rifle has been added to the game in the 16.30 update. This was previously only wielded by The Mandalorian NPC and couldn’t be used by players, but with Star Wars Day happening on May 4, perhaps Epic Games have another crossover in mind.

Inventory Quality of Life improvements

Fortnite primal weapon crafting

Epic Games have changed how crafting works following the 16.30 update. Before, you would have to bring up the menus and manually select the item or weapon you wish to craft. This was a lengthy process, especially mid-fight.

Following the 16.30 update, players can now “hold the Inventory button with a Craftable item in-hand to jump right to the Crafting tab and hit Accept.”

Fans have also been irritated by weapons stats, such as fire rate and damage, being displayed as bars instead of an exact number. This update has added back those values as numbers.

The Floor Restores LTM

A new LTM will be arriving at the weekend beginning April 30: The Floor Restores. This mode is set to be the opposite of The Floor is Lava, as Epic only gave a short description, advising players to “Stay low, stay safe.”

Fortnite floor is lava

Bug fixes

Epic Games haven’t released their official list of bug fixes yet, but a look at their official Trello board gives us an idea of what is scheduled to be fixed in this update.

Here are the bug fixes scheduled for the 16.30 Update:

Battle Royale

  • Players receiving a Quest from Jonesy The First that does not grant rewards.
  • Storm visual effects appearing outside of the Storm.


  • “Recent Islands” list does not update.
  • Flag does not respawn when flag carrier leaves game.
  • “Allow Spectate Other Teams” setting not working.

Save The World

  • The “Bad Clams” / “Destroy Fungus” quest in Scurvy Shoals have a low spawn objective rate.

Image Credit: Epic Games / Fortnite Wiki


What is an average K/D ratio in Fortnite?

Are you not wondering if your KD in Fortnite is above or below average? Let’s take a look at what you should be comparing it to when deciding.



Average Fortnite KD

Knowing what an average KD ratio is in Fortnite will help you discover where you stack up against other players in the popular battle royale game.

Kill to death ratio or KD is one of the most popular statistics for competitive multiplayer games. It shows how often a player gets eliminations compared to how many times they have been eliminated.

This is especially the case for Fortnite, as having an above-average KD can show you have great skill, while a below-average one may show that you need to work on your game if you are looking to be a more talented player.

Average Fortnite KD

The average Fortnite KD is what you will want to look at when deciding whether or not you are ahead of the pack, behind it, or right in the middle with the majority of players.

Average Fortnite KD

Players will find that the average Fortnite KD is 1.00, as this is one kill for every death they have. This 1.00 figure means that players with a ratio lower than this are considered to be below-average, and players with a higher number than 1.00 are considered to be above-average.

However, as with many things in life, various circumstances can affect the overall picture of this. Deaths not caused by other players count towards your KD, which means that dying by falling off of a cliff or by your own explosive weapon will count towards your overall KD. So, you may have a tad less than a 1.00, but it’s not necessarily because you lost to enemy players constantly, so do not fret as much.

On the flip side, having a number over 1.00 means you get more kills than deaths, which is always helpful for getting a Victory Royale in the popular game.

A 1.5 to 2.0 are excellent ratios to have. At the same time, numbers way above the average Fortnite KD, such as 3.00 to 5.00, are extremely rare and often held by professional players or content creators and are not very realistic for players who play on a much more casual level.

The average Fortnite KD is a great place to judge where you are currently are as a player and whether or not you need to improve on your eliminations or keep your strategy right where it is.

For more on Fortnite, check out the game’s latest set of patch notes or how to get the new Beast Boy skin, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 6 Week 9 challenges

Here’s everything you need to do to earn a ton of bonus XP in Fortnite Season 6’s Week 9 challenges, and some tips to complete them quickly.



Fortnite Season 6 Week 9 challenges

Fortnite’s latest batch of Weekly Quests are almost here, so here’s everything you need to do in Week 9’s challenges during Season 6.

Fortnite Season 6’s Week 9 Quests are officially on the way and will reward you with a ton of extra XP towards finishing the Battle Pass. In last week’s challenges, you had to collect research books and burn down structures, but this week’s challenges are all about surviving the ever-closing Storm Circle that defines the battle royale genre.

Here’s every challenge for Week 9 of Fortnite Season 6, and some top tips on how to quickly to complete them.

Fortnite Season 6 Week 9 Quests

Fortnite Season 6 boar

Thanks to Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey, we can see all of this week’s challenges ahead of their release on Thursday, May 13, at 9 AM EDT / 2 PM BST.

Here’s the full list of Fortnite Chapter 2’s Season 6 Week 9 Quests:

  • Get Intel on Wildlife from Bushranger, Tarana, Rex, Cluck, or Grill Sergeant (1)
  • Hunt a Boar (1)
  • Spend 7 Seconds within 7 meters of a fleeing Chicken (1)
  • Gain health in the Storm (1)
  • Shockwave Grenade yourself while in the storm (1)
  • Survive Storm phases (10)
  • Build in the Storm (10)

To get Intel on Wildlife from the NPCs, you just need to interact with them and spend some Gold to gain Intel. You can check out our guide on where to find all of these NPCs in Season 6. And, once you’ve found the local wildlife, you’ll need to kill a Boar you come across, and chase a Chicken in circles for seven seconds.

Fortnite Season 6 chicken

You’re going to need to spend some time in the Storm to complete Week 9’s Quests. If you can find some Bandages and Shockwave Grenades, you’ll be able to complete these challenges in a couple of seconds. Simply go into the Storm, pop a Bandage, build 10 structures, and Shockwave Grenade yourself out of it.

The final challenge you’ll need to complete is to survive 10 Storm phases. As long as you survive until the first Storm Circle closes, you’ll complete this challenge naturally as you play.

There’s also a Legendary Quest for players to complete during Week 9, where you must catch 250 Fish. You’ll be rewarded XP for every 50 fish you catch, but expect this Quest to take a while. The fastest method is to grab a Fishing Rod and Harpoon, stick to areas with water, and use every Fishing Spot you come across.

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Where to find Bunker Chests in Fortnite Season 6

The new Bunker Chests in Fortnite Season 6 contain some high-tier loot for you to collect. Here’s where you can find them all.



Fortnite Bunker Chests

There are brand new Bunker Chests that you can loot in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6. These can be a bit difficult to find on the map, but we’re here to help you out with that.

Fortnite players have a wide variety of new additions to explore in the Season 6 update. The map has undergone changes, and there are brand new weapons to try out. There is also new loot to collect in Bunker Chests.

These are similar to the Rare Chests from previous seasons, and finding them can net you some top-tier loot. However, they’re tricky to locate since they only spawn in specific spots, and you’re not guaranteed to find them there every time.

We’ll go over their locations, as well as what you’ll find inside.

Bunker Chests in Fortnite

What’s inside Fortnite’s Bunker Chests?

As we mentioned above, Epic Games have filled these chests with some of the highest quality items in the game. This includes powerful weapons like the Pump Shotgun and the Rocket Launcher.

While there isn’t a full list of the contents at the moment, we do know these will contain Rare to Legendary-tier items. As Season 6 progresses, we’ll see even more additions to the loot pool.

All Bunker Chest locations in Fortnite Season 6

The most well-known chests can be found at Craggy Cliffs and Sweaty Sands. We’ve listed their locations below:

  • Craggy Cliffs: Underground in one of the stairways near the west side
  • Sweaty Sands: Behind a bed in one of the houses, located near the east side
Sweaty Sands Bunker Chest

Camp Cod Bunker Chest Location

You can find some great loot inside the Bunker Chests at Cape Cod. Make your way towards the island, and then enter the house.

Once you’re inside, turn left and smash through the floor. You’ll then have to destroy another floor beyond the the yellow rug, which will bring you to a hidden room containing the chest.

Pleasant Park Bunker Chest Locations

The park is an open area so you won’t face too much trouble finding chests here. You can find one on top of a hill that’s north-west of Pleasant Park. All you need to do is land there, and dig in the grass until you find it.

Pleasant Park Bunker Chest 1

Another one is hidden inside one of the houses on the south-east side of the area. Make your way there, and break the door that leads down to the basement. Go downstairs and you’ll see the chest after you head through the door.

Pleasant Park Bunker Chest 2

Weeping Woods Bunker Chest Location

This one can be found inside a cabin that is just above the words ‘Weeping Woods’ on the Fortnite map. Once you find the hut, you’ll have to break through the trapdoor outside into the secret bunker underneath.

Alternatively, you can also smash through the floors of the cabin to get there. The Bunker Chest is hidden behind a desk with some screens above it.

Weeping Woods Bunker Chest

Shark Island Bunker Chest Location

This location is on the north west end of the Fortnite map. Simply land at the center of the area, and check the basement of the structure. You’ll find a hidden Bunker Chest to loot there.

Shark Island Bunker Chest Location

Steamy Stacks Bunker Chest Locations

You can find two different Bunker Chests when visiting this area. The first one can be found in the basement of building number four, so simply smash your way down with a pickaxe until you find it.

Steamy Stacks Bunker Chest Location 1

The next one is on the small beach just south of Steamy Stacks. Once you get there, dig through the mound of dirt at the base of one of the cliffs to acquire the second Bunker Chest.

Steamy Stacks Bunker Chest Location 2

Pristine Point Bunker Chest Location

This area is just north-west of Steamy Stacks, and the Bunker Chest can be found inside the house that’s on a elevated position on top of a small hill. Head to the bedroom upstairs, and look behind the bed to loot it.

Pristine Point Bunker Chest Location

Colossal Crops Bunker Chest Location

One of these Bunker Chests can be found underneath a mound of dirt that’s in a field just south of Colossal Crops. We’ve marked its location on the map below:

Colossal Crops Bunker Chest Location

Retail Row Bunker Chest Locations

You can find a Bunker Chest hidden underneath a mound of dirt that’s in a field just west of Retail Row. We’ve marked the location below:

Retail Row Bunker Chest Locations

Once you’ve collected it, make your way to the yellow house in Retail Row, and smash your way up into the attic. You’ll find another Bunker Chest that’s being guarded by an adorable little stuffed teddy bear.

Retail Row Bunker Chest Location 2

Lazy Lake Bunker Chest Location

Head to the south of Lazy Lake, and off to the east off some large rocks. There, you’ll come across another mound of dirt. Dig through it to collect the Bunker Chest.

Lazy Lake Bunker Chest Location

Shipwreck Cove Bunker Chest Location

There is a wooden house in Shipwreck Cove on the south-east side of the map. Land on top of it, and smash through the roof until you gain entrance to a bedroom on the top floor. You can then loot the Bunker Chest inside.

Shipwreck Cove Bunker Chest Location

Slurpy Swamp Bunker Chest Location

Go to the coast that’s directly south-west of Slurpy Swamp, and you’ll come across a wooden structure. The Bunker Chest is hidden beneath the stairs, so smash them and loot it for some neat gear.

Slurpy Swamp Bunker Chest Location

Misty Meadows Bunker Chest Location

Make your way to the house that’s directly south-west of Misty Meadows, and head inside. The Bunker Chest is hidden beneath the stairs, so smash through them with your pickaxe to reach it.

Holly Hedges Bunker Chest Location

There is a mound of dirt in the grass directly south of the Holly Hedges POI. Make your way there, and you’ll find another Bunker Chest to dig up.

Holly Hedges Bunker Chest Location

That covers all the Bunker Chest locations that we currently know of in Fortnite Season 6. If Epic Games change up the locations of these, we’ll be sure to update this article.

For more Fortnite, check out everything you need to know about the Lantern Trials event and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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