Patch Notes for Fortnite v27.00 - Pump Shotgun Unvaulted, Season 5 Map Returns

Drop in the original Island once again in Fortnite Battle Royale Season OG. Throughout “Fortnite OG,” each major update will bring a different phase of Battle Royale’s past, starting with Chapter 1 Season 5. That means Shopping Carts, ATKs, the Assault Rifle, Pump Shotgun, and more in both Battle Royale and Zero Build!

The Battle is Building, Back in Time

Go back in time Season by Season. Some of the unvaulted gear in each update will remain for that update, be in more than one update, or stay for the rest of Fortnite OG ⛏ Everything below is just part of what’ll be unvaulted:

Season 5: The Return of Tilted, Greasy, and Risky

A POI introduced in Season 2, Tilted Towers stayed on the Island until Season 9.

Season 5, the Season where worlds collided… and players collided with All Terrain Karts! Take up weapons, Traps, and vehicles that were present in the original Season 5.

The Assault Rifle, Pump Shotgun, and Hunting Rifle are just some of the weapons unvaulted!
It’s not just weapons that are back — things like the Damage Trap, Grappler, and Boogie Bomb are unvaulted too.
Thrill rides ahead: the Shopping Cart and All Terrain Kart are unvaulted! (Be careful before trying Shopping Cart stunts.)

Season 6 (Nov 9): Darkness Rises in Loot Lake

Darkness Rises again in Loot Lake! During the v27.00 Nov 9 hotfix, give opponents frights with weapons that were in Season 6. Also have delights with the Quadcrasher, Mounted Turret, and more!

Take up weapons that were in the loot pool in Season 6, including the Double Barrel Shotgun, Clinger, and Six Shooter. (Fittingly, the Six Shooter debuted in Season 6!)
Build defense! Attach a Chiller Trap to your Port-a-Fortress fort, then top it off with Mounted Turrets. (Have cold feet enough? The Chiller Trap and Mounted Turret won’t be in Zero Build.)
Burst onto the scene with a Quadcrasher or Driftboard*.

*The Driftboard wasn’t introduced until Season 7, but it’ll first be available in Fortnite OG during the Season 6 update!

Season 7 & 8 (Nov 16): Of Chill and Treasure

If you thought Chiller Traps were cold, Seasons 7 and 8 featured a snow biome and Frosty Flights. Pirate camps appeared on the Island following the pol-arrrr temperatures, and a range of swashbuckling gear was on the map to employ.

Start blasting from the past with weapons like the Flint-Knock Pistol, Minigun, and Quad Launcher!
More things will be unvaulted (and dug up) in v27.10, including the Poison Dart Trap, Itemized Glider Redeploy, and Buried Treasure. Note: the Poison Dart Trap will not be in Zero Build.
Don’t just move, attack! Strike with the X-4 Stormwing of Sgt. Winter fame, and the Pirate Cannon that lets you launch your teammates.

Season 9 & X ( Nov 23): Blast Off!

Season 9 brought the future. Then in Season X, the world was destabilizing, fast! But don’t worry, Seasons 9 and X had a ton of ways to play Fortnite that will return in the v27.11 Nov 23 hotfix.

Finish Fortnite OG strong with weapons like the Heavy Sniper Rifle, Proximity Grenade Launcher, Air Strike, and Junk Rift.
Defy natural order with items like the Storm Flip and Jetpack. (Fun fact: Season 9’s “The Final Showdown” event had players using Jetpacks to witness a fight of epic proportions.)
Introduced in Season 8, players stayed rollin’ with The Baller in Season 9.

Season OG Ranked

Welcome to Chapter 4 Season OG Ranked! As usual with a new Season, everyone’s rank has been reset in Chapter 4 Season OG to provide a fresh start for all players.

Also as usual, you’ll only need to play one Ranked match in Chapter 4 Season OG to have your rank revealed (one match per Battle Royale and Zero Build). Your performance in your first match does not determine your initial rank placement. Rather, it reveals your rank and then updates your rank progress bar based on your performance in the match.

Ranked Matchmaking Test

"In the higher ranks? It’s expected that matchmaking may take a little longer than if you were in a lower rank. We recently began a test to help get you in a match faster in Ranked. Specifically, lobbies with 80+ players will begin a match if matchmaking is taking a while. As we monitor, we may adjust the threshold of players and the time passed it takes for a match to begin.

Another aim of this test is fairer matches for higher-ranked players, by tightening the range of players able to join a match."

Faster Rank Progression in Fortnite OG

"With Fortnite OG being a short Season, rank progression will be faster at the higher and middle ranks to accommodate. Players will be penalized less for being eliminated early in a match, and will have slightly faster increases to their rank progression bar. Keep aiming for Unreal!

Additionally, we’ve made progression faster for players in the Bronze ranks, so friends queuing up together across ranks will see more consistent progression."

When you jump off the Battle Bus in a Ranked match, you’ll be given a Ranked Urgent Quest. By completing certain amounts of Ranked Urgent Quests, you’ll unlock in-game rewards! Unlock the Chapter 1-inspired Ranker's Tags Back Bling by completing just one Ranked Urgent Quest during Fortnite OG.

Ranker’s Tags will display the color of the highest rank you've reached this Season. Proud of the rank you reached? Show it off in this Season and beyond!

Metro Boomin Lobby Track

Press play and go back in time with Metro Boomin. As a special thanks, check out your Locker for the free The Re-OG Lobby Track reward and celebrate Fortnite OG.

Content creators in the Support-A-Creator (SAC) program will be able to host content featuring this Lobby Track on YouTube and monetize it for seven days starting November 3 at 7 AM ET. No takedown notifications should occur during this time. More info:

  • In order to monetize their content featuring the Lobby Track, SAC members need to link their YouTube and Support-A-Creator accounts.
  • IMPORTANT: When uploading the content to YouTube, be sure to upload it as Unlisted or Public. If you upload the video as Private, it is possible you could receive a monetization claim on your video.
  • For uploading the content on other platforms, refer to the channel’s platform policies for tips on how to avoid copyright strikes.

The battle is building (or Zero Build-ing) — we’ll see you in-game!

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