Fortnite – What’s new in Fortnite’s 17.30 Update: Grab-itron and more
In the midst of Chapter 2, Season 7, Fortnite delivers new content alongside adjustments in the new 17.30 patch, with the Grabi-tron making its debut for players to make use of.
In addition to the Grab-itron’s release, Slurpy Swamp is undergoing abduction. With an Abductor Ship constantly overhead tearing the location into the sky, players can now experience reduced gravity and platforms in the sky to use to their advantage. This temporary abduction is occurring slowly, so players are invited to check back in the coming days and see what will happen to the Slurp manufacturing facility.
This patch also brings changes to weapon balancing. Pulse Rifles and Heavy Assault Rifles have received buffs with increased damage, though Heavy AR’s now suffering from a slightly decreased fire rate with the first few shots being more accurate than before.
An issue with Playstation 5 players not being able to properly utilize 3D audio has been fixed, as well as an issue with music stations not playing when drivers turn on the radio.
Patch 17.30 will also bring a new Limited Time Mode into the rotation with Team Brawl. Inspired by the tense endgame combat in small storm circles, Team Brawl aims to recreate those adrenaline-pumped sessions by placing players at a singular location with always-random loadouts, a goal of 60 eliminations, and a small storm circle that places players close together. The LTM will be live Aug. 5.
To see the changes made in this patch, visit the changelog on the official Fortnite website.