Fortnite 19.30 update has arrived. We’ve pulled together all the new content, changes, and fixes heading to Epic Games’ battle royale shooter right here on this page. Fortnite 19.30 is relatively minor compared to several of the most recent patches, so best not to expect any major changes or new content this time around.
This latest Fortnite update does, however, add optional gyro controls to the game for players on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC, along with existing support for Nintendo Switch and Android players. Alongside Fortnite 19.30 removes the main game screen when loading up the game, opting instead to drop players straight into the Lobby. Both Creative and Save the World are now accessible via the Discover screen. Wrapping up Fortnite 19.30 update are several major bug fixes, covering tent slots and building issues on mobile.
You can read through the full Fortnite 19.30 patch notes below.
Fortnite 19.30 Update Patch Notes
Gyro and Flick Stick – More Controller Options!
Made in collaboration with input specialist and flick stick creator Julian “Jibb” Smart, we’ve added optional gyro controls to Fortnite on gyro-supported platforms. And flick stick too!
Fortnite on Nintendo Switch and Android had gyro-based motion controls before the release of v19.30, but this update brings more robust gyro controls to Fortnite on these two platforms plus PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
With gyro controls, you control the camera by turning the controller. Enable or disable gyro controls in Fortnite by going to the “Touch and Motion” tab of the settings. Gyro controls can offer more precision than standard stick aiming – but don’t have to replace it entirely. (With flick stick, for example, pointing the right stick moves the camera quickly in its direction.) For more info on gyro, watch Jibb’s video below and read our Gyro and Flick Stick blog post!
Plan to turn on gyro next time you play? Our blog post linked above has tips for new and experienced gyro players.
Game Mode Select Screen Removed
With v19.30, we’ve removed the initial game screen (which appeared on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC) where players would select either Save the World, Battle Royale, or Creative. You’ll now boot up directly into the Lobby, ready to join the party and explore Fortnite!
What does this mean for Save the World and Creative? You can now find both modes via the “Discover” screen, accessible by clicking on the “CHANGE” button above “PLAY!” See our Loading into the Lobby blog post for more information.
- Removed Armored Walls from Supply Drop loot in competitive playlists.
Fortnite 19.30 Update – Major Bug Fixes
- Fixed an issue involving some players only having two Tent slots available, as opposed to the intended three.
- Fixed an issue on mobile involving build pieces not being placed after players double-tapped the associated icon.
- Fixed an issue — occurring in competitive playlists only — involving Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters dropping from eliminated players with the full 20 uses even if they didn’t have the full 20 before the player was eliminated.
Fortnite is out now on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. For more details on the latest Fortnite update, head to the official page here.