Fortnite Patch Notes 6.21 Introduces Balloons & Explosive Buff

Fortnite balloons will soon be released

Fortnite v6.21 has gone live!

Somewhat of a smaller update this week for Fortnite - v6.21 includes the brand new addition of Balloons, along with some minor tweaks and adjustments.

Balloons will allow players float above the battlefield and get the jump on the competition.

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Fortnite: Save the World also introduces plague doctor character Dim Mak Igor, enabling you to hurl Smoke Bombs at enemy Husks while resisting damage with Shadow Stance. And the new update also brings support for PS4 and Xbox One controllers on Mac systems.

You get 20 balloons when you pick up the item, and players can deploy up to six at a time when floating.

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Primary fire button to inflate a balloon, secondary fire button to let go of a balloon. They've also announced that the glider re-deploy mechanic - that was only meant to last for a week - is going to persist in the game for the foreseeable future.

Beyond balloons, we found out that the Fortnitemares challenges will end on Sunday at 5pm, so you have until then to earn the Dark Engine glider. Update 6.21 is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Android (iOS may have a short delay before an update hits the App store), and its headlining feature is a new type of item in Battle Royale: balloons.

- Grass updates more frequently resulting in smoother animation.

Only occurs in instances where vehicle velocity will be a net gain to grapple force.

"Login early and be in-match to witness the one-time event which starts at 1pm ET/ 6pm UTC".

Epic Games has just published an important announcement regarding the Fortnite glider re-deploy feature. Most recently the cube split into several chunks to reveal a giant beam of light and raise zombies (sorry - cube monsters) from the ground. For example, rocket launches, meteors, and the cube itself have caused great alterations to the map in the past.

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