It’s that time again, a new Fortnite Update is due any day now, and is currently being put through testing by Epic.
Whenever an update is in the final stages before rollout, we start to look at the state of the game and see if there’s any obvious fixed needed.
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Fortnite Update 17.10 Release Date
We do not currently have a solid release date for Fortnite Update 17.10. All we do know is that is was uploaded to the staging servers by Epic. This usually means are are only a few days away from it being live.
This is basically what they need to do in order to internally test the update to ensure the update can be properly implemented.
Fortnite Update 17.10 File Size
The size of Fortnite Update 17.10 is not currently known as it is yet to be released. We’ll keep you up to date as soon as we have the figures and have confirmed the file size.
Given that this will be the first update of Season 7, we expect is to be fairly large compared to the smaller hotfixes which are usually a few MBs at most.
Fortnite Season 7 Update Frequency
Signs are pointing towards the updates in Fortnite Season 7 coming every other month. This can be looked at one of two ways;
Updates last season were so frequent (fortnightly) that there is simply less fixes needed as this season was well prepared for
Epic are happy with the current season and want to spend more time on content and managing events than repeatedly uploading small frequent updates that could cause more issues than they fix.
Recent Fortnite Season 7 Hotfixes
Just because we are without a major update recently doesn’t mean that nothing has been changed. Epic have been hot on some of the most requested changes recently and made sure fixes are deployed ASAP.
The first that comes to mind is the removal of wildlife and IO guards from competitive play. These AI characters could impact the game in a negative way which takes away from the true spirit of competitive play.
We also saw the removal of the Rail Gun and Recon Scanner in competitive play due to their imbalance. Changes like these are quick to make, show Epic’s intent to ensure the best playing environment possible and can’t really break the game.
Some players have commented that no AI characters or NPCs should be allowed in competitive play. They have their place in casual and they do help with the storytelling each season, but competitive just isn’t the right environment for them.