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Fortnite Update 23.30 returns Dragon Ball and introduces a couple of map changes

Epic Games has dropped an explosive update to Fortnite – v23.20! Get ready for all new content, including the highly anticipated crossover event featuring Dragon Ball Super characters and a host of other goodies in this patch release.

Ready for an epic crossover? Grab your Dragon Ball and power up for the return of Fortnite x Dragon Ball. The v23.30 update brings back fan favorites Son Gohan and Piccolo from, plus Kamehameha-level firepower with and Nimbus Cloud (Kintoun) mobility to easily traverse across Fortnite’s slightly altered map and explore new adventures on Adventure Island.

As you fight for survival across the Island in Battle Royale/Zero Build, a thrilling finale awaits – Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud (Kintoun) capsules rain down from above. Players will have the opportunity to unleash an explosive energy beam or soar through the sky with gain an edge over your enemies.

GO BEYOND ONCE AGAIN IN BATTLE ROYALE

Fortnite Kamehameha

Throughout each match in Battle Royale/Zero Build, the Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud (Kintoun) items will fall from the sky in capsules. Launch a devastating energy beam with the Kamehameha, and with the Nimbus Cloud (Kintoun), take flight around the Island! The frequency of capsules will increase as the Storm closes in, meaning the end of each match will be primetime for an epic showdown.

These two items will remain in Battle Royale/Zero Build until v23.40.

BEYOND BATTLE ROYALE: DRAGON BALL ADVENTURE ISLAND RETURNS

The adventure continues!

Back in Fortnite starting now, go on a Dragon Ball collecting adventure in Dragon Ball Adventure Island. Made by creator team Vysena Studios, this island features sites inspired by iconic locations from Dragon Ball — visit Goku’s HouseKami’s Palace, the Room of Spirit & Time, and Beerus’ Planet! At any time during your adventure, test your power in Tenkaichi Budokai, the open PvP battle arena.

Fortnite Dragon Ball Adventure Island

Starting January 31 at 9 AM ET, complete a Dragon Ball-themed Weekly Quest on this island to unlock the Gohan Beast Spray. And starting 9 AM ET on February 7, complete another Dragon Ball-themed Weekly Quest to unlock the Orange Piccolo Spray! Dragon Ball Adventure Island can be accessed from either the Discover screen or island code 5642-8525-5429.

Fortnite Orange Piccolo Spray and Gohan Beast Spray

THE DRAGON BALL SET GAINS POWER

While wielding great powers on the Battle Royale Island or collecting Dragon Balls in Dragon Ball Adventure Island, venture as Dragon Team members Son Gohan or Piccolo. These new Outfits — and their matching accessories — are available in the Item Shop starting now!

SON GOHAN OUTFIT

Fortnite Son Gohan Outfit

Go beyond your limit! Use the Son Gohan Outfit’s built-in Gohan’s Charging Up Emote to switch to Super Saiyan. (The Super Saiyan Style can be selected in the Locker as well.)

SON GOHAN ACCESSORIES

Fortnite Son Gohan Accessories

Accessories matching the Son Gohan Outfit are also available:

  • Gohan’s Cape Back Bling – A gift from Piccolo to inspire him to return to training. (Included with the Son Gohan Outfit. Can only be used with this Outfit.)
  • Gohan’s Beast Axe Pickaxe – Go beyond ultimate!
    • Reactive — surges with lightning upon hitting Weak Points.
  • Capsule No. 576 Glider – Property of Capsule Corporation.

PICCOLO OUTFIT

Fortnite Piccolo Outfit

Unleash your inner strength. Use the Piccolo Outfit’s built-in Piccolo’s Charging Up Emote to manifest the Power Awakening version of Piccolo. (The Power Awakening Style can also be selected in the Locker.)

PICCOLO ACCESSORIES

Fortnite Piccolo Accessories

Additionally available are accessories matching the Piccolo Outfit:

  • Piccolo’s Cape and Turban Back Bling – Cape and turban that Piccolo can put on and take off with his demon power. (Included with the Piccolo Outfit. Can only be used with this Outfit.)
  • Piccolo’s Demon Symbol Back Bling – The mark that Piccolo used to wear. (Included with the Piccolo Outfit.)
  • Piccolo’s Handheld House Pickaxe – Piccolo’s unique shell-like house.
  • Red Ribbon Army Aircraft Glider – Property of Red Ribbon Army.

Included in either the Son Gohan Bundle or Piccolo Bundle, players can also get the Gohan & Piccolo Loading Screen:

Fortnite Gohan & Piccolo Loading Screen

Time to get back to training.

Speaking of the Dragon Ball Set, look out for returning Dragon Ball items coming to the Item Shop at a later date!


MORE IN V23.30: NEW BATTLE ROYALE REALITY AUGMENTS!

v23.30 introduces five new Reality Augments to Battle Royale. Power yourself up with:

RIFT-JECTOR SEAT

Fortnite Rift-jector Seat Reality Augment

Anytime your Shield breaks, you’ll rift into the sky after a short delay.

SHADOW STRIKER

Fortnite Shadow Striker Reality Augment

Become able to get Shadow Bombs from containers.

ICY SLIDE

Fortnite Icy Slide Reality Augment

Get a brief icy speed boost after sliding.

HARVESTER

Fortnite Harvester Reality Augment

Foliage you destroy will drop Big Bush Bombs and forageables. Also increases the effectiveness of eating forageables.

MYTHIC MUNITION

Fortnite Mythic Munition Reality Augment

Obtain a Mythic Pistol.

Heads-up! New Reality Augments are discovered by selecting Reality Augments in matches. Rerolling does not discover new Reality Augments.

WEEKLY QUESTS UPDATE

From v23.30 and onwards, Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 1 Weekly Quests will no longer expire after a week. They will remain until the end of Season, meaning players can complete a set of Weekly Quests anytime until Chapter 4 Season 1’s end date.

MISCELLANEOUS UPDATES

  • Wind currents will be disabled in Battle Royale/Zero Build for the duration of v23.30.
  • The Forecast Reality Augment has been adjusted to only show the next three Storm circles after being selected, instead of showing all future Storm circles.

COMPETITIVE NOTES

  • The Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud (Kintoun) items are not included in competitive playlists.
  • The Rift-jector Seat Reality Augment is not included in competitive playlists.
  • FNCS Major 1 begins on February 2! For more info, read our Fortnite Champion Series Global Championship Roadmap.

MAJOR BATTLE ROYALE BUG FIXES

  • The Guardian Shield now blocks the Deku’s Smash ability.
  • Fixed the issue that caused us to disable the Party Time Reality Augment. This Reality Augment is now re-enabled.
  • Fixed some movement-related bugs.
  • Players who own the Battle Pass and have unlocked the Noble Shroud Back Bling prior to v23.20 will now receive the Back Bling.
  • Physics on the Joni the Red Outfit’s cape are now behaving correctly.
  • The helmet on the Battle Hound and Molten Battle Hound Outfits no longer appears sideways.
  • Players can again Emote after a Victory Royale.
  • Players no longer take fall damage when sliding and using the Shockwave Hammer.
  • On touch devices, the Falcon Scout no longer goes up or down without players touching any button.
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Amie Gammons

A huge fan of puzzlers. Would love to experience the world and takedown on every single and upcoming game title. In the free time love to sing, follow recent game rumors and try to decrypt them in the best possible way.

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