Fortnite’s Latest Update Brings Shockwave Grenade and Solid Gold Mode

Plus, some new changes to Save the World.

Posted By | On 29th, Aug. 2018 Under News | Follow This Author @shubhankar2508

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After last week’s update, that added (among other things) a Score Royale mode, and recent random appearances of a cube across the game’s map, Fortnite has received yet another update. Update 5.30 adds another new limited time mode to the popular battle royale title, on top of some other things.

The aforementioned mode is Solid Gold, which is pretty much your regular battle royale game, but with the slight twist that only Legendary weapons are made available to players throughout the map. A variation of that, called Solid Gold 50 v 50, has also been added to the game. This is pretty much the same as Solid Gold itself, but applies only to the game’s 50 vs 50 mode (as the name applies).

A new weapon, called the Shockwave grenade, is also among the new stuff added on as part of the update. It functions pretty much the way you would expect any grenade to function – it knocks people back and destroys objects in its blast radius – and belongs to the Epic tier of rarity. On top of this, there’s also some updates made to Save the World.

You can check out the full patch notes below, as provided by Epic Games.


Limited Time Mode: 50V50 Solid Golg

The 50v50 LTM will consist of only legendary weapons and items for a limited time. Drop in and loot up!

Weapons + Items:

  • Shockwave Grenade added.
    • Shockwave Grenade will knock players back and destroy objects in their path after being knocked back.
    • Allies, enemies, and vehicles hit with Shockwave Grenade will not take fall damage.
    • Drops in stacks of 2, maximum stack size of 6.
    • Epic Rarity.
    • Can be found in Supply Drops, Vending Machines, Llamas, and chests.


Missions + Systems:

Weekly Horde Challenge 4

  • This week, prepare your forts for a no-trap challenge: Husks will not trigger traps when walking over/near them.
  • Win a Legendary Redline Ramirez for the first-time completion of Weekly Horde Challenge 4.
  • The Horde Weekly Challenge quest is also repeatable for Event Tickets.


  • Mythic Bladestorm Enforcer Ninja
    • Available in the Event Store August 29, at 8 PM ET.
    • Features new subclass – Bladestorm.
      • New Ability:
        • Kunai Storm: Ninja flips backward and throws 15 pointed knives downwards in a 0.5 tile radius. Dealing edged weapon damage. Damage is scaled based on distance with a maximum range of 4 tiles.
      • New Perks:
        • Kunai Collection: Eliminating enemies with Kunai Storm reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds.
        • Kunai Barrage: Increase the number of kunai thrown from Kunai Storm by 6 and damage by 25%.
        • Kunnaihilation: Kunai will now randomly explode and deal Energy Damage in a 0.25 tile radius.
  • Redline Ramirez
    • Legendary variant of Raider.
    • Unlock by completing the Weekly Horde Challenge 4.

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