Fortnite: Battle Royale - News, Updates - November 13, 2018

Fortnite – Update – version 6.21

v6.21 Update Summary

v6.21 Update Overview

New Content Detail
Fortnite BalloonsBalloons Guide Use Balloons to float and get to high places!
Glider Re-Deploy Mechanic Test Glider re-deploy test continues in v6.21 with Glider re-deploy audio now getting priority over weapon audio in certain distances.

v6.21 Update Release Date

Release Date November 1, 2018

The v6.21 update is here and we’ve got Balloons, the glider re-deploy mechanic test update, & more!

Downtime Time Conversion Table

6:00 pm 1:00 am 4:00 am 9:00 am 8:00 am

Fortnitemares End On Nov 4th-5th

Fortnitemares Dark Engine Glider

Fortnitemares Challenges will end on November 4th-5th. Make sure to complete your challenges to get the Dark Engine Glider!

Fortnitemares End Time Conversion Table

4:00am 10:00am 1:00pm 6:00pm 5:00pm

New Item: Balloons

Balloon Feature Summary

  • Epic rarity
  • Comes with 20 deployable balloons.
  • Allows the player to defy gravity by holding up to 6 balloons at a time.
  • Can be found from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, Supply Llamas, and Vending Machines.
  • Can float to max build height
  • Non-fatal fall damage.

Explosion Damage Change

Fortnite Grappler

Starting in v6.21, 25% of explosion damage will penetrate structures and the environment as long as they are within the area of effect. Remember to stay clear when using explosives!

Do You Know All Explosive Weapons & Items?

Explosives are not just limited to launchers! Check out the list of explosives below to know how the change will affect gameplay.

Explosive Weapons List

Rocket Launcher IconRocket
Grenade Launcher IconGrenade Launcher Quad Launcher IconQuad
Grenade IconGrenade Clinger IconClinger

Other Changes

Item And Weapon Changes

Grappler Changes

Fortnite Grappler

When using the Grappler as a passenger, you will now travel in a straight line instead of an arc. The velocity of your vehicle will also now affect the force of the Grappler, but only if it will result in an increase in Grappler force.

Valuted: Semi Auto Sniper, Guided Missile, Dual Pistols

Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle IconSemi-Auto Sniper Rifle Guided Missile IconGuided Missile Dual Pistols IconDual Pistols

We bid a temporary goodbye to the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle, Guided Missile, and Dual Pistols as they go into the vault. In case you miss them, they will continue to be available in Playground Mode.

Glider Re-Deploy Mechanic Test Update

Fortnite Glider Re-Deploy Mechanic Test

Glider re-deploy will continue to be available based on the results of the re-deploy test conducted during v6.20. In v6.21, Glider audio will take priority over weapon audio for certain ranges, implemented as a quality of life functionality.

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