Fortnite 9.41 Content Update Out Now, Adds Storm-Tracking Sniper Rifle
A Storm (Scout) is coming.
Season 9 of Fortnite may be winding down, but developer Epic Games still has some more new content in store for the hit battle royale shooter before Season 10 officially arrives. On the heels of the big monster-robot showdown that took place this past weekend, Epic will be rolling out the game's 9.41 content update, which will add another new weapon to Battle Royale mode. [Update: Fortnite's 9.41 content update is now live on all platforms; you can see the full patch notes here. Additionally, the first set of Season 9 Overtime challenges are also available, and a Fortnite birthday event will kick off soon.]
The 9.41 content update is scheduled to go live on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices tomorrow, July 23, at 5 AM PT / 8 AM ET / 1 PM BST. Epic will release the full patch notes for the update once it is available, but we got a glimpse at a new item coming courtesy of the in-game news feed: the "weather-tracking" Storm Scout Sniper Rifle.
As previously mentioned, a big world event took place in Fortnite on July 20. The giant robot that was being assembled in Pressure Plant was completed and did battle with the giant monster that was lurking beneath Polar Peak. The robot lost one of its arms in the ensuing clash, but it managed to ultimately defeat the monster using a giant sword, whose hilt was disguised as a statue in Neo Tilted. If you missed the event, you can watch a recording of the giant monster-robot battle here.
Season 9 of Fortnite ends August 1, according to the game's official website, which means there's still a little time left to complete any outstanding challenges from this season and unlock the last few remaining Battle Pass rewards. If you need help mopping up some of this season's missions, we've put together tips and guides for all of the trickier ones in our complete Fortnite Season 9 challenges roundup.
It's still unclear what repercussions the giant monster battle will have for Season 10 of Fortnite, but we do know the game's minimum PC requirements will be changing as of next season. Starting with Season 10, the PC version of Fortnite will require a graphics card capable of running Microsoft DirectX 11. As Epic explained:
"While a DirectX 11-capable graphics card has always been one of Fortnite’s system requirements, we've kept support online for players with older graphics cards--so they could keep playing! However, when Season 10 begins, Fortnite will no longer be compatible with these older graphics cards. This allows us to focus our development and testing efforts to further optimize the Fortnite experience for all players."