Fortnite update 20.30 patch notes: Star Wars Day, Shotgun rework, Wanda Maximoff, bug fixes

Nathan Warby
Fortnite 20.30 patch notes

The Fortnite 20.30 patch is here, celebrating Star Wars Day by bringing back Lightsabers and adding new challenges. Here are the patch notes for Fortnite’s 20.30 update, as well as the Wanda Maximoff skin being accidentally revealed.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is in full swing, but Epic are showing no signs of slowing down. A new batch of Street Fighter skins were added recently, and fans are convinced that an Attack on Titan crossover is on the way.

The battle royale is also being supplied with regular updates, with patch 20.20 adding the new Ranger Shotgun and Prowler skin. Fortnite’s update 20.30 is now here, bringing Star Wars content for May 4, a Wanda Maximoff skin, and bug fixes.

Here’s everything included in the Fortnite 20.30 patch, from leaked content to bug fixes.

Fortnite 20.30 update patch notes

The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in Fortnite

Star Wars returns in Fortnite 20.30 patch

May 4 is Star Wars Day 2022, and to celebrate, Lightsabers have returned and the new E-11 Blaster Rifle has arrived with Fortnite’s 20.30 update — including Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Lightsaber.

The Fortnite map is set to get a Star Wars overhaul for the May 4 celebration, with an Imperial Star Destroyer floating in the sky and Stormtrooper Checkpoints mentioned in the Star Wars Day challenges that are set to go live immediately after downtime ends.

We would expect Star Wars skins such as Rey and the Stormtrooper to return to the Item Shop but with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series set to start on May 27 on Disney+ and his Lightsaber arriving, fans will be hoping to see the famous Jedi make his Fortnite debut.

Shotguns reworked in Fortnite 20.30 update

Alongside the Star Wars day celebrations, Shotguns have been rebalanced in Fortnite’s 20.30 update.

Epic Games explained that “These changes will increase the damage for most shots (including headshots)” and Shotguns have also been given a ‘max damage cap,’ which affects “how much maximum damage a single shot can deal.”

You can check out all of the changes below:

  • Minimum pellet-hit count increased from 3 to 4 for the Striker Pump Shotgun, Auto Shotgun, and Drum Shotgun.
  • Striker Pump Shotgun and Auto Shotgun pellet damage and headshot damage increased.
  • Ranger Shotgun and Drum Shotgun headshot damage greatly increased, but no change to base pellet damage.
  • Drum Shotgun damage falloff adjusted, shortening effective range. 
Drum Shotgun in Fortnite

Scarlet Witch arrives with Wanda Maximoff skin in Fortnite 20.30

Fortnite fans have been looking for a Wanda Maximoff skin since WandaVision debuted back in January 2021, and it appears the Scarlet Witch will finally be arriving in time for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Spotted by leaker iFireMonkey, Epic Games revealed the Wanda Maximoff skin in the Creative Item Docs ahead of the 20.30 update. The page has now been taken down, but it appears the Scarlet Witch will finally be arriving in Fortnite soon.

But bear in mind that Wanda’s arrival isn’t guaranteed, as Epic Games haven’t officially confirmed her skin.

Fortnite 20.30 bug fixes

On top of the new and returning content, the 20.30 patch will also implement a number of fixes for ongoing issues within the game.

Based on Epic’s official Trello board, we’re expecting the following problems to be resolved:


  • Street Shine Pickaxe disabled

Battle Royale

  • Vaults at Seven Outposts do not open
  • Anvil Rocket Launcher UI missing


  • Some props in the Agency Upper and Lower prefabs are shown as blank tiles
  • Template Islands load blank
  • Player Counter Device
  • Spawn Pads
  • Skydive Volume will not remove flight when team switches
  • Trackers disappear after a player leaves game
  • Tracker Device

Save the World

  • Placing a BluGlo Siphon may cause crashes
  • The Lab’s daily quest not counting towards daily dungeon quest progress

Switch and Mobile

  • Scoreboards may show double on the HUD in some Creative matches

For more on Fortnite, be sure to check out our guide on the location of all Bounty Board locations in Chapter 3 Season 2.

Source: Epic Games

Image Credit: Epic Games

About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].