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Fortnite v18.30 patch notes: Server downtime, Cube Queen, Boogie Bomb, bug fixes and more

What you need to know about the Fortnite v18.30 update, including the unofficial patch notes, bug fixes, Cube Queen's secret skin and returning items including the Boogie Bomb.
The Fortnite v18.21 update brought with it The Convergence (Cube Town) as well as massive monsters, the Fortnitemares quests, and much more. With the Fortnite v18.30 update, developer Epic Games is unleashing even more content for fans of the ever-popular battle royale to enjoy. 

Here's everything you need to know about the Fortnite v18.30 update, including our unofficial patch notes, bug fixes, server downtime, the Cube Queen's secret skin, and the Combat Shotgun vs Boogie Ball vote. Let's dive in.

Fortnite server downtime for v18.30 update

With every big update to Fortnite, players will have to endure a few hours of server downtime, and v18.30 is no different. 

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Server downtime should last between three and four hours. (Picture: Epic Games)

The servers will go down at 08:00 UTC (09:00 BST), and matchmaking will be disabled approximately 30 minutes before the server downtime gets underway.

Expect the downtime to last for roughly three to four hours, as is tradition, with the servers coming online again at roughly 13:00 BST latest.

Cube Queen secret skin unlock

The secret skin for this season's battle pass is clearly that of the Cube Queen. The battle pass timer for the secret skin to unlock shows 28th October 2021.

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The secret Cube Queen skin is set to unlock on 28th October. (Picture: Epic Games)

Since we won't have another Fortnite update before 28th October, the Cube Queen secret skin definitely forms part of the v18.30 update. 

Being a secret skin, players will need to unlock it by completing several quests. We expect the full list of quests to be revealed on 28th October, and maybe we will also need to defeat the Cube Queen in-game...

Cube Town Pyramid and boss fight

Dataminer HYPEX has reason to believe Cube Town (The Convergence) might slowly turn into a Pyramid following the v18.30 update.

There's a string in the Cube Queen's effects that refers to her as the "Pyramid Tip", and she will also be holding her pickaxe after v18.30 with lightning effects around her!

This points towards a possible boss fight as so far, players have not been able to even touch the Cube Queen.

Combat Shotgun vs Boogie Ball vote

The next "Unvaulting vote" aka War Effort vote will take place once servers go live following the Fortnite v18.30 update's release.

Developer Epic Games has teased as much via a single line on Twitter, stating: "Do you fight with force… or with groove?"

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Who will vote for the Boogie Bomb's return? (Picture: Epic Games)

Dataminers are certain the vote will be between the Combat Shotgun and the Boogie Bomb, both of which were vaulted during Chapter 2 Season 5.

Fortnite v18.30 patch notes: Bug fixes & improvements

While Epic Games does not release official patch notes for Fortnite updates, the Trello board does suggest the bug fixes and improvements we might see in the v18.30 update and is the closest to real patch notes we can get.

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Only a few bug fixes and improvements in the Fortnite v18.30 update. (Picture: Epic Games)

Check out the bug fixes and improvements in the Fortnite v18.30 update below.

Battle Royale issues fixed: 

  • Using the “Smash Attack” ability with the Sideways Scythe may result in fall damage.
  • Red dot indicator no longer shows on compass when enemies are firing.
  • Error message when trying to equip certain color combinations of Tricksy.
  • Wolverine’s Built-in Emote not working correctly.

Creative issues fixed:

  • Multi-selecting and moving building to prop pieces will cause consistent misalignment.
  • Trees are not appearing on Island Map.

Save The World issues fixed:

  • Campfires above level 130 are shown as 130.
  • Healing Build Attached perk not restoring the proper amount.
  • Healing Build Attached perk not restoring the proper amount.
  • Unable to swap Hero Loadouts in the Lobby while using a controller.
  • 4x Missions do not show the 4x rewards.
  • Players may become invisible to other players after respawning.
  • Players can get stuck inside the vault door in the Lab Dungeon.

So there you have it, everything we know about the latest Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 9 update. Remember, these are unofficial patch notes for Fortnite v18.30, as Epic Games wants you to explore the island and seek out new changes and content for yourself.

Don't forget to check out our dedicated Fortnite section filled with guides, news, leaks and more.

Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.