Fortnite Patch Notes (Content Update 10.20): Zapper Trap Added, Floating Island Returns, And More

A new item has arrived in Fortnite: Battle Royale, as has the floating island from Season 6.

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Epic Games has released another update for Fortnite. Content update 10.20 is now live on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices, and it adds yet another new item to the battle royale game and brings back a familiar location from a past season. Read on for the patch notes.

This week's addition to the weapon pool is the Zapper Trap, a new Epic-rarity throwable item that turns both sides of a wall into an electrified trap. The item normally drops in stacks of two and can be found as floor loot or in chests, vending machines, supply drops, or supply llamas. Shortly after the content update arrived, Epic had to temporarily disable the Zapper Trap while it investigated an issue, but the item has since been re-enabled.

In addition to the Zapper Trap, this week's content update brings back the floating island from Season 6, and this time it's carrying the old motel that was eventually replaced by the Block. Just as it has in the past, the island is floating slowly around the map, and it has a low-gravity vortex to allow you to access it.

Fortnite's Battle Royale mode isn't the only one to receive new content this week. Epic has added new Prison and Flush Factory prefabs to Fortnite Creative, while Save the World gets the Hot Mix Pistol and a new weekly quest. You can read all of the other changes to Fortnite: Battle Royale below, while the full patch notes can be found on Epic's website.

Fortnite's Borderlands 3 crossover is still underway. The event runs until September 10, so you have until then to complete the game's limited-time Borderlands challenges, which include searching for Vault Symbols and finding Claptrap's missing eye. You can find maps and guides for those and other missions from this season in our complete Fortnite Season 10 challenges roundup.

Fortnite: Battle Royale Content Update 10.20 Patch Notes

Weapons & Items

Added the Zapper Trap.

  • This item is a thrown consumable and occupies an inventory slot.
  • On impact, the thrown object deploys a damaging trap on both sides of a building piece.
  • Upon impacting terrain, it automatically builds a wall and then deploys a damaging trap on both sides of the wall.
    • The traps shock enemy players who are within a tile of their face.
      • Damage: 50
    • The traps have a 1-second deploy time before they can be triggered.
    • When triggered, the traps have a 0.5-second delay before firing.
    • After the traps have fired, they have a cooldown of 2 seconds before they can be triggered again.
  • Epic Rarity.
  • Found from Floor Loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
  • Drops in stacks of 2.
  • Max stack size: 4.

Gameplay

Floating Island

  • The Floating Island has returned and is slowly making its way around the map!
  • Though separated from the land below, it can be accessed via its low-gravity vortex.

Recap

  • From hotfix on August 27
    • Removed the overheat sound from the Minigun.
      • This was to address an issue in which the overheat sound would play longer than intended and/or incorrectly represent the overheat value.
  • From hotfix on August 28
    • Made changes to Turbo Building. The details of these changes can be found in our blog post.
  • From server on August 29
    • Resolved an issue in which the names of POIs would not appear on the map.
  • From server on August 31
    • Resolved an issue with the B.R.U.T.E.'s Air Stomp.

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