A new Fortnite update, v25.30 (3.98) will go live today on 8th August 2023. Here are the early patch notes for the update as well as information on scheduled downtime.
Update: official patch notes added below.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Epic Games released the last new major Fortnite update. The 25.20 update introduced the Futurama x Fortnite collaboration.
The collaboration included numerous outfits and other cosmetics that are available to purchase from the Fortnite Item Shop.
Bender’s Raygun was also added as well as Bender himself as a boss that’ll drop the weapon once eliminating him.
The Mammoth pistol was also added to the game in the v25.20 update as well as a couple of Reality Augments including one for pistols.
Last week, Epic released a hotfix update that unvaulted the Grapple Glove. There were no changes to the Grapple Glove and will likely remain in the game until the new season releases in a few weeks.
The Reboot Valley event also went live along with the Galaxy Cup 3 which was available to participate in on the weekend which provided players with the chance to earn the new Fortnite Galaxy skin.
A downloadable update was also released last week that addressed stability issues as well as an issue that affected loading times on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
With Fortnite chapter 4 season 4 just a few weeks ago, Epic Games are looking to close out the season with a couple more updates.
The v25.30 (3.98) Fortnite update is the new update that’ll go live today. Here are the early patch notes for the update including information on server downtime.
Fortnite Scheduled Server Downtime & When the Servers Will Be Back Online – August 8th, 2023
As with any major release, the 3.98 Fortnite update will require the servers to go offline. Epic Games announced when the servers will go down.
At 4 AM ET / 8 AM UTC / 9 AM BST / 10 AM CEST, the Fortnite servers will go down for scheduled maintenance for the v25.30 Fortnite update.
Matchmaking will be disabled thirty minutes prior to the servers going offline. Here’s the official tweet announcing the update time:
As expected, there’s no information regarding how long the servers will be down. However, we’d expect the servers to remain down for a couple of hours.
That means we expect the servers to come back online on August 8th, 2023, at roughly 6 AM ET / 11 AM BST / 12 PM CEST.
Be sure to check back to this part of the article as we’ll update this section when the servers are back online.
v25.30 (3.98) Fortnite Update Patch Notes
Thanks to data miners, we usually know what to expect before a major Fortnite update drops, and the 3.98 v25.30 Fortnite update is no different.
Over a week ago, data miners leaked the upcoming Jujutsu Kaisen skins that would be coming to the game. Not long later, Epic Games confirmed the collaboration with a teaser video.
As was the case for the last patch, the main focus of the v25.30 Fortnite update will be a collaboration. Apart from the skins, we don’t know if there will be a boss or NPC added to the map along with new weapons that’ll be part of the collaboration.
There’s a chance we’ll see a Fortnite Jujutsu Kaisen event pass with players able to purchase the premium tier to unlock better cosmetics.
With leaks regarding a WWE x Fortnite collaboration, the outfits for the crossover will likely be in the 3.98 files which means they’ll be leaked unless they’re encrypted.
If this is the final update of the season, expect the Fortnite chapter 4 season 4 starter pack to be leaked along with information on the new season.
UPDATE: Official patch notes below
Destroy Cursed Llamas to learn cursed techniques. While using these techniques and battling in other ways, complete Break the Curse! Quests for cosmetic and level up rewards in the free reward track, including the Shadow Play: Toad Emote.
Want more rewards as you complete the Quests of each jujutsu sorcerer grade? Purchase the Premium Reward Track upgrade for an extra layer of rewards, including the Yuji Itadori Outfit. (Receive the Streetwear Yuji Itadori Outfit upon purchasing the Premium Reward Track upgrade.) Also, compete in the Jujutsu Kaisen Cup on August 11 for an opportunity to earn a special Spray and Emoticons based on Jujutsu Kaisen.
Yuji isn’t the only Jujutsu High sorcerer debuting in Fortnite — the Outfits for Yuji’s classmates Megumi Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki, and teacher Satoru Gojo, are available in the Item Shop starting now! Get more info on Break the Curse! below.
Cursed Llamas are roaming on the Island — break one and it’ll drop two cursed techniques: Straw Doll Technique and Hollow Technique: Purple.
STRAW DOLL TECHNIQUE
The Straw Doll Technique is a swift hammer combo that launches nails filled with cursed energy. Use this technique to help nail in your win!
HOLLOW TECHNIQUE: PURPLE
Often referred to as just “Purple,” this cursed technique is a secret combination of cursed techniques that erases buildings in its path and deals damage over time to enemies.
Completing Break the Curse! Quests will earn you Cursed Energy. There are Break the Curse! Quests for battling on the Battle Royale Island and earning XP in creator-made islands. The more Cursed Energy you earn, the more in-game rewards you’ll unlock! Navigate to the Break the Curse! tab in the Lobby to keep track of your Cursed Energy and remaining rewards.
The cosmetic and level up rewards of Break the Curse!
On this screen, you’ll notice the free reward track and the Premium Reward Track upgrade which is unlockable for a fee. The free reward track contains 11 unlockable rewards, including the Shadow Play: Toad Emote as the final reward.
The Shadow Play: Toad Emote, the final reward of the free reward track.
If you purchase the Premium Reward Track upgrade, you’ll unlock extra rewards as you unlock rewards in the free reward track (without having to complete additional Quests). The Premium Reward Track upgrade is purchasable for 1,000 V-Bucks and contains 11 unlockable rewards. Upon purchasing the Premium Reward Track upgrade, you’ll automatically receive the Streetwear Yuji Itadori Outfit:
The Streetwear Yuji Itadori Outfit.
The final reward of the Premium Reward Track upgrade is the Yuji Itadori Outfit, featuring Yuji’s Jujutsu High uniform.
The Yuji Itadori Outfit, the final reward of the Premium Reward Track upgrade.
GO UP IN THE GRADES
The Break the Curse! Quests start at the Grade 4 level of Jujutsu High standards, and will progress up to the Special Grade level! Each grade level’s Quests will go live sequentially and be available until August 25 at 2 AM ET:
- The Grade 4 Quests are live starting now.
- The Grade 3 Quests go live August 10 at 9 AM ET.
- The Grade 2 Quests go live August 15 at 9 AM ET.
- The Grade 1 Quests and Special Grade Quests go live August 17 at 9 AM ET.
Upon completing a certain number of Quests in a grade, you’ll receive the token for that grade. Get five tokens to unlock the Nue Glider!