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Fortnite v18.40 Early Patch Notes: Naruto Collaboration, Crew Pack Bonus Styles, and Mechs

The fourth update for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 is here and these are the V18.21 patch notes!

Fortnite Season 8 was a bit of a nap. Even with the Fortnitemares event starting in early October, it was pretty uneventful. But now Epic Games is bringing things up to date.

With the dice converging in the center of the map and the Fortnitemares event officially starting, players can expect some exciting content. Maybe it finally feels like Fortnite Season 8 has started.

There are only a few updates left until the end of Season 8. Here are the Fortnite v18.21 patch notes.

Fortnitemares 2021: Wrath of the Dice Queen

Fortnitemares officially began in 2021 with the Fortnite v18.21 patch notes. This year’s Fortnitemares event is titled Wrath of the Cube Queen.

The event starts with a new creepy lobby and lots of new quests. Jumpscare zombies have also been added to the public lobbies (not the arena).

Similar to previous Fortnitemares events, the map has seen some significant changes. Instead of fog, this year’s map shows widespread dice corruption.

There are also several Fortnitemares quests that can be completed. These quests will reward players with free limited-time cosmetics.

fortnitemares 2021 logo

Massive Cube Town POI

After being revealed a few weeks ago, the Cube Town POI is finally coming to Fortnite. However, the new POI is actually called The Convergence. The players watched the dice roll across the map and they finally made their way to the center.

The center has been a crater since the beginning of Season 7. However, this crater will be filled with a POI reminiscent of Tilted Towers. The new city will be made entirely of cubes. It will also change its shape over time.

Pumpkin throwers & brooms return

The annual tradition of bringing back the Pumpkin Launcher continues. They were found in the Fortnite v18.21 patch notes and will be activated either this week or next week.

For those who don’t know, Pumpkin Launchers are a Halloween twist on the Rocket Launcher. Instead of firing missiles, they drop an explosive pumpkin. The pumpkin launcher is a fan favorite and it will be in the game soon.

Also, players can drive around the map on brooms. These are vehicles similar to the hoverboard. Unlike cars and boats, brooms do not require fuel.

Fortnite Season 8 Cube Queen revealed

Every Fortnite season has a secret Battle Pass skin. The past few seasons have kept the skin hidden until late in the season. And that’s the case with the Cube Queen from Fortnite Season 8.

As part of the Fortnite v18.21 patch notes, the Cube Queen skin was revealed. This was to be expected as the Fortnitemares 2021 event will focus on the Cube Queen.

Cube Queen also brought a monster named Caretaker. These massive beasts are hard to defeat, but they also drop tons of loot!

Fortnite Cube Queen Skin

New mythical side scythe

The long awaited Lateral scythe is finally in the game. This melee weapon can be found in Sideways Anomalies and can be upgraded to Mythic Rarity.

It also grants the player healing on elimination. This brings siphon into public lobbies when players are skillful enough to kill other players with a melee weapon.

These are all the highlights from the Fortnite v18.21 patch notes. For more information on Fortnite, see How to Get Each Mythical Weapon in Season 8, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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