Fortnite 13.30 Patch Notes – New Fortnite Update 2.78!

Since Epic has appeared to have stopped giving out full update details, we've decided to compile our own Fortnite 13.30 Patch Notes! We're attempting to collect all of the changes, updates, and bug fixes from the most recent patch. This should be a relatively good sized patch, so there will likely be some interesting information and details to find once it has been released.

Patch Release Date & Time

The Fortnite Season 13.30 Patch has been officially announced, and will be released on July 21st at 4 AM ET (08:00 UTC)! It has been reported that it will be larger than normal for the Nintendo Switch. You can expect at least a couple of hours of downtime once the update starts.

Be sure to check out our Fortnite Season 3 Guide! We compile information about the entire season in that post, and have details on many of the new things that have been added to the game.

Patch Delayed for Google Play

If you use Google Play then the patch will be delayed for a few hours according to Epic:

The 13.30 client will be delayed for Google Play and we expect it to be available a few hours after downtime ends. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Official Patch Notes

These are the patch notes that were sent out to creator code holders by Epic:

Summer Splash LTMs

Another wave of LTMs enter the Summer Splash rotation this week, including Payback!, Catch!, and One Shot.

The Sea-son Evolves

As water levels recede, familiar locations are revealed and something new (and a new challenge) surfaces.

Get the Band Back Together -- Teamwork Required!

We’ve added new Challenges recommended for group play -- team up with your favorite squadmates and clean up. Anyone in your squad can contribute. Prove to us they’re too easy and we’ll ratchet up the difficulty.


The final challenge for Build-A-Brella is available this week. Lock in your perfect style.

Updated Mobile HUD Layout Tool

Check out the new changes by accessing the HUD Layout Tool through the menu.


ICYMI: All of Aquaman’s Challenges are now available, meaning all of his rewards — including his Outfit with bonus Arthur Curry style — are now unlockable.

Where's My Car?

No Sweat is investigating auto coverage. Until then, many of the Island’s vehicles have been recalled.

Unofficial 13.30 Patch Notes

Here's where we will be detailing all of the updates and changes that have been added to the game and haven't been covered by Epic. If you're looking for leaked skins, we will have a full look at them right here.

The following details below are speculation on whether or not some of this stuff will be added in this patch! We'll be updating this post with official information once it releases.

Cars Removed

Pretty much all vehicles have been removed to make way for the cars that can be driven to enter the game. It looks like pretty much all the vehicles that will now be placed on the map are going to be driveable!

New Styles

Both Bash and Yellowjacket got some pretty sweet new styles!

New Secret Challenge

Another secret challenge for Season 3 has been added! Check out our Season 3 Secret Challenges Guide for more details.

Cars will be arriving soon!

It looks like everything is setup for the release of cars, but they aren't in the game just yet.

Soon: Water Level Lowering

The water level has been dropping in stages, and based on leaks it looks like it will happen again on July 24th, 2020. You can find more details about this in our Water Level Guide!

Doubtful: Reload V-Bucks Feature Being Tested

This is something that Epic has been testing out on a limited basis, we have no idea when it will officially release.

When you're purchasing a cosmetic, sometimes you are only missing a small amount of V-Bucks. Currently, you can only buy set amounts of them, but with this upcoming feature you'll be able to buy the exact amount you need! This is apparently being tested in a limited area right now, but will hopefully be fully available soon.

Fortnite 13.30 Patch Bug Fixes

These were taken from the Trello that display all of the stuff that Epic is working on in terms of bugs.

Battle Royale Issues

  • Whirlpools temporarily disabled. (RE-ENABLED)
  • Supply Drops at The Authority not opening when searched.
  • Floating Rings not visible on platforms with lower settings.
  • Black rectangles appearing behind player when turning around in the Storm.
  • Gliding not working properly around The Authority.

Save the World Issues

  • Goin Constructor animation issue.
  • Ammo is consumed when a weapon is dropped and picked up.

Mobile Issues

  • Players names are cut off in voice chat tab of social menu
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  1. I updated my game to version 13.30 It was showing the new HUD mode but the next morning it was again that previous one and game is still showing up to date what to do 🤔😓😓

  2. What would Payback! be as an LTM? Never heard of it, but it sounds interesting.

    1. It’s one of the brand new LTMs and based on the main part of the description, getting payback on an opponent is worth 2 eliminations, I think it might be similar to team rumble or at least have respawn.

  3. July 24th is Fortnite’s bday. We will possibly be seeing some Fortnite bday content when the v13.30 update comes out.

  4. Are they going to fix the cuddlebow? it seems kinda floppy and off