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Fortnite patch notes v21.10 hotfix for Chapter 3 Season 3

Fortnite patch notes v21.10 hotfix
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The Fortnite patch notes continue rolling out, bringing us the v21.10 hotfix update to bridge the gap until the next big changes are introduced. It's Ripsaw Launcher Week in Fortnite which means there's plenty of destruction to be had, and you should ensure that any builds you make have a secure foundation to stop them being instantly flattened by spinning saw blades. There's also a weapon returning from the vault with a fancy new twist to tie in with upcoming celebrations, so if you're after the latest details on what's changed this week then read on for the v21.10 hotfix Fortnite patch notes.

Fortnite patch notes for Chapter 3 Season 3 v21.10 hotfix

Fortnite patch notes v21.10 hotfix

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The main item to arrive with the Fortnite patch notes hotfix is the Ripsaw Launcher, which is more of a tool than a weapon. This fires a spinning saw blade through the air that will continue rolling once it lands, and although this will damage cars and players while also knocking them back it's main purpose is to destroy structures. The blade will cut through buildings like butter, so it's great for taking out the base of taller constructions.

Rev the Ripsaw Launcher for longer to power up the speed and range of the saw blade once you release it, dealing damage over a longer distance in the process. You can also continue holding rev to turn it into a Fortnite melee weapon, though again this is more effective against structures than your opponents. You can find the Ripsaw Launcher in the Chop Shop landmark north of Logjam Lotus, as well as in Chests, Supply Drops, and floor loot, with an increased spawn rate for them to appear between now and July 5.

Fortnite patch notes v21.10 hotfix

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The other addition with these Fortnite patch notes is the flare gun, which has been brought back with added flair as the Firework Flare Gun – just in time for the 4th of July Independence Day celebrations. Each shot you launch will trigger a fireworks show, and when the shell explodes it will ignite the surrounding area. The Firework Flare Gun can be found in Chests, Supply Drops, and as floor loot.

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