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Fortnite Patch Notes (10.31 Update): Party Hub, Storm Circle Changes, And More

Here's what's new in Fortnite: Battle Royale this week.


Epic Games has released another update for its popular battle royale shooter, Fortnite. The 10.31 patch is now live on all platforms, although it's a fairly minor one in terms of content; no new items have been added to the title this week, but players on mobile can now take advantage of the new Party Hub feature. Read on for the patch notes.

As Epic describes on its website, Party Hub is a "new feature that provides a space to link up with your friends as you prepare to drop into Fortnite." The feature allows you to see which of your friends are online, form a party with them, and voice chat. You can learn more in Epic's Party Hub FAQ.

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Beyond that, update 10.31 mostly resolves a handful of issues with the game. The Star Wand and AC/DC Pickaxes now deal the intended amount of damage, and ziplines have been re-enabled after Epic fixed a bug that "could give players an unintended effect." The developer has also tweaked the Storm Circle so that it no longer ends at the following areas:

  • Moisty Palms
  • Greasy Grove
  • Tilted Town
  • Retail Row

You can see all the other changes update 10.31 brings to Fortnite: Battle Royale below. Save the World and Fortnite Creative have also each received a handful of new content; the full patch notes for those modes can be found on Epic's website.

There are still a few weeks remaining in Season 10 of Fortnite, so there's still time to complete any outstanding tasks from this season, including last week's Team Spirit challenges. You can find maps and guides for all of this season's trickier missions in our complete Fortnite Season 10 challenges roundup.

Fortnite: Battle Royale v10.31 Patch Notes

Weapons & Items

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue involving the Star Wand and AC/DC Pickaxes not doing the intended amount of damage.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, these Pickaxes have been re-enabled.


  • Storm Circles will no longer end at the following locations (in core and Arena modes):
    • Moisty Palms
    • Greasy Grove
    • Tilted Town
    • Retail Row

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue in which Ziplines could give players an unintended effect.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, Ziplines have been re-enabled.
  • When a player is eliminated, their damage towards the Storm Surge threshold will no longer be removed from their remaining teammates’ total.


  • Support-a-Creator codes can now be used for real-money offers in-game.
    • More information on this will be available in a blog post later this week.
    • Please note: For any Packs that contain V-Bucks, the revenue share will be applied to the Creator code that is entered when the V-Bucks from that pack are spent.


  • Party Hub
    • Connect with Fortnite friends on the go so the party never stops. See who's online, party up, and jump in-game together on any platform. (Or just voice chat!)
    • Want to hang with friends in-game while you're out and about? Now you can take the party with you! For more information, check out our FAQ here.
  • Multitasking
    • This new feature allows you to you use two apps at once on supported iPads! Supported iPad models include:
      • iPad Pro
      • iPad (5th generation and later)
      • iPad Air 2 and later
      • iPad mini 4 and later
    • By enabling Multitasking, all iPads will have the ability to rotate the screen orientation to enter Portrait Mode.
      • If you don’t want to play in Portrait mode, enable Rotate Lock on your iPad.


  • From server on September 13
    • Resolved an issue involving some Mission objectives not measuring progress.

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