Fortnite players eagerly anticipate the release of Chapter 4 Season 2, which comes with a major update known as version 24.00 or 3.84. Here’s what we know about the Fortnite Season 2 Update 24.00, including server downtime and patch notes.
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 (Update 24.00) Patch Notes
Before the launch of version 24.00, Fortnite servers will be taken offline for scheduled maintenance. The downtime will start on March 10, 2023, at 2 AM ET, and matching will be turned off about 30 minutes prior. The downtime is anticipated to be for about 5 hours, and servers are anticipated to return online at around 7 AM ET / 12 PM GMT.
New city, new streets, new vehicles:
- VICTORY CROWN ROGUE
- NITRO DRIFTER
Vehicle note: The Dirt Bike vehicle, Motorboat vehicle, Chonkers Off-Road Tires vehicle mod, and Cow Catcher vehicle mod are vaulted in Battle Royale in v24.00.
Go melee or ranged with Chapter 4 Season 2’s new weapons:
- KINETIC BLADE
- HAVOC SUPPRESSED ASSAULT RIFLE
- HAVOC PUMP SHOTGUN
- OVERCLOCKED PULSE RIFLE
- MEGA CLASSIC
MEGA City may be futuristic, but it’s still open to these unvaulted weapons:
- HEAVY SNIPER RIFLE
- COBRA DMR
- DRAGON’S BREATH SNIPER
- COMBAT SHOTGUN
- ALL HEISTED EXOTICS
- MEGA ONE-DERFUL
In addition to new and unvaulted weapons, wield these Chapter 4 Season 1 carryovers:
- Maven Auto Shotgun
- Red-Eye Assault Rifle
- Twin Mag SMG
- Tactical Pistol
- Chug Cannon (Technically not a weapon, but looks like one)
In Chapter 4 Season 2, Slurp Juice is now Legendary-rarity, restoring A LOT of Health and Shield fast. It also restores Health and Shield at the same time. Drink it before combat to help you come out on top! Find Slurp Juice from Keycard-requiring Vaults, a POI rifting in, or “Combat Caches.”
Roll new Reality Augments in Chapter 4 Season 2! Here are the seven new Reality Augments releasing with v24.00:
- DUMPSTER DIVING
- Loot will spawn nearby when you leave a hiding place. Can occur once per hiding place.
- TREASURE HUNTER
- Nearby Chests are marked the first time you enter a POI.
- SLAP SURPLUS
- Find a Slap Juice in every Chest you open. If the Chest already had a Slap Juice, it’ll have an extra one!
- MUNITIONS SLIDE
- Gain medium ammo while sliding.
- MEDIUM AMMO AMP
- Your weapons using medium ammo will have an increased magazine size.
- SHOTGUN RECYCLE
- Weapons using Shotgun ammo have a chance not to consume ammo.
- DIGNIFIED FINISH
- Eliminations refresh a cooldown for the Kinetic Blade’s Dash Attack.
Roll returning Reality Augments too! Become mega-er with these Chapter 4 Season 1 carryovers:
- Light Fingers
- Sniper Surplus
- Chug Gunner
- Jelly Angler
- Shadow Striker
- More Parkour
The streets aren’t the only way to get about MEGA City. Jump on its grind rails then skate around the buildings and your enemies. Even use your weapons as you ride!
Need a break from urban battle? Step foot on the fresh, teal-tinted grass of MEGA City’s surroundings. This city isn’t the only new location in Chapter 4 Season 2 — it’s just one part of a brand new biome! Here’s a preview of this southeast addition to the Island:
Environment note: Snowballs, boars, wolves, crows, and frogs are vaulted in Battle Royale in v24.00.
MEGA City isn’t the only futuristic city around. In the Cyber City Callout, we challenged island creators to create dynamic islands set in a cybernetic future. Little did these creators know, MEGA City was the inspiration! If you can’t get enough urban ambience, check out the Cyber City Discover row and jump into a curated selection of metropolises. The Cyber City Discover row will be live until March 26, 2023, at 9 AM ET.
Look mega good with Chapter 4 Season 2’s Battle Pass Outfits. With the Chapter 4 Season 2 Battle Pass purchase, you’ll auto-unlock the fine-tailored Renzo the Destroyer. Progress through the Battle Pass to unlock other Outfits, including the streetwear savant Thunder, the elegantly casual Highwire, and more.
A look at all the Chapter 4 Season 2 Battle Pass Outfits:
- RENZO THE DESTROYER
- EREN JAEGER
Later in the Season, the Outfit for anime protagonist Eren Jaeger will become available to unlock in the Battle Pass!
MEGA IMPORTANT: COMPETITIVE NOTES!
Competitors! We’re kicking off Chapter 4 Season 2 with an exciting shake up. Check out our Chapter 4 Season 2 Competitive Details blog post for more information on competitive offerings this Season, including FNCS Major 2, Zero Build Cups, Victory Cash Cups, PlayStation Cups, and more!
Additionally, please note that the following are not included in competitive playlists:
- Heavy Sniper Rifle
- Heisted Exotics
- Chug Cannon
- Sniper Surplus Reality Augment
- Chug Gunner Reality Augment
Also, the Rogue Bike and Nitro Drifter are currently not included in competitive playlists. These vehicles may be added to competitive playlists depending on our monitoring.
LEGACY OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT CHANGES
As previously announced, starting with Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 2, players will be required to use Windows 10 or higher in order to continue playing Fortnite natively on PC in an officially supported manner. Windows 7 and 8 are now officially unsupported in Fortnite.
For players unable to upgrade, NVIDIA GeForce NOW is an available alternative, so you can continue playing Fortnite via streaming on your current Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC.