Epic Games has released the first major patch of Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 6. The 16.10 update is now live on all platforms, and as expected, the eggs found around the island have now hatched, revealing raptors inside, and a number of other changes have been made as well.
The full patch notes also include a nerf to the Primal Shotgun by way of a lowered firing rate, adjustments to crafting, and the addition of Animal Bones and Mechanical Parts to floor loot. That means players will no longer need to rely on finding those crafting items on wildlife, vehicles, or the NPCs who sell them, though those hotspots are probably still going to be your best bets.
With more abundant crafting parts also comes a change to how much of each resource players will need, as Epic revealed patch 16.10 will cause upgrade costs to scale with a Makeshift weapon’s rarity. It won’t be the standard four Animal Bones or four Mechanical Parts anymore, it seems, though this may also mean more common weapons take even fewer resources to craft than what players have been used to so far this season. Despite this change, in Arena, improvements still cost four parts, but this is due to a bug that Epic is aware of.
But the most in-your-face change is of course the presence of raptors, which you can get a look at in the video below. Epic had previously teased that new wildlife would emerge over the course of the season; one of the key additions in Season 6 is the ability to tame animals.
Raz’s Spire Quest has also arrived with the patch, and we’ll have a guide to help you through it. In the meantime, you can read the full version 16.10 patch notes below.
Fortnite version 16.10 patch notes
- A new apex predator stalks the Island
- Crafting and loot adjustments
- Creative Powerups now support Team, Class, and All combinations
- Coming April 3rd at 8 PM ET: new Save the World Ventures Season
- Primal Shotgun fire rate reduced
- Makeshift Shotgun adjustments
- Crafting material costs now scale with Makeshift rarity
- Animal Bones and Mechanical Parts can appear as added floor loot
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