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Fortnite v18.20 Update introduces Combat weapons and additional XP

Published: 10:31, 12 October 2021
Epic Games
War effort in Fortnite: Combat Assault Rifle versus Combat SMG
War effort in Fortnite: Combat Assault Rifle versus Combat SMG

Fortnite Battle Royale just got a new update. v18.20 brings the choice between two Combat-type weapons, increased XP gains for repeatable Shared Quests and more.

Fortnite players have been battling the malicious Cubes, building up Turret Stations and funding Shockwave Launchers over Rift-To-Gos. Now, it's time to choose between two new items as Fortnite's v18.20 update goes live.

Combat Assault Rifle vs. Combat SMG

Players can engage in a new war effort round by donating Bars at Donation Boards to help choose their favourite and get it to 100 per cent Funded status. The first of the two items that gets to 100 per cent faster is the one that will become available on the Island.

The "Combat" class of weapons stands out in a crowd thanks to its tight bullet spread and exceptional power. Their kickback is quite mean too. 

XP and Quest changes coming to Fortnite

The recently updated repeatable Shared Quests now reward players with more XP than before:

Rarity  v18.10 v18.20
Common 500 2,500
Uncommon 525 2,650
Rare 550 2,750
Epic 575 2,900
Legendary 750 3,750


Expect a bunch more Quests in the Daily and Weekly Punchcard: coming with the next game update. J.B. Chimpanski’s Questline has been re-enabled.

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Fortnite Impostors

Fortnite's v18.20 update also brought improvements to the Impostors mode. The new Role Bias feature will let the players choose their preferred role and be more likely (but not guaranteed) to be selected for it when playing Public and Private matches. 

A new Impostors playlist with open Voice Chat is now available. The comms will be divided between eliminated players and those still in play, but mix the Agents and Impostors. Those who prefer to sabotage the equipment in silence can still choose an Impostors playlist with only Quick Chat enabled.

Stay as a team

Currently only available in the NA-East server region, this new option will let you stay with your current team and play one more match together. Selecting Stay with Squad with the "Fill" team is enabled only for Duos, Trios, and Squads modes.

The "Sty with Squad" feature will soon be available globally.

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