Fortnite 21.50 patch notes: Late Game Arena, Shadow of Phantasm Week, 4 unvaulted weapons

Liam Mackay
Fortnite player dropping into late game arenas playlist

Fortnite’s 21.50 patch notes are here, as the August 30 update brings back the popular Late Game Arena mode, while the new Shadow of Phantasm Week sees four weapons unvaulted.

Fortnite players were treated to a huge Dragon Ball crossover with the 21.40 update which brought skins, the Kamehameha, Nimbus Cloud, and even broadcasted episodes of Dragon Ball Super live in-game.

The Dragon Ball crossover and its Quests wrap up ahead of the 21.50 update, which brings the next wave of content to the ever-popular battle royale.

Here are the full Fortnite 21.50 patch notes, including the return of Late Game Arena, and everything included in the Shadow of Phantasm Week.

Late Game Arena returns in Fortnite 21.50 update

While Epic usually keep updates’ content under wraps, the developers confirmed that Late Game Arenas would be returning a week before the 21.50 patch.

This competitive mode takes away all of the looting and rotation from the early game, dropping players right into the chaotic endgame scenario.

Late Game Arenas has been a popular mode in the past, and we expect plenty of players to drop back into the high-octane playlist, with Late Game Arenas live right now in-game.

Four items unvaulted for Shadow of Phantasm Week

Fortnite’s Shadow of Phantasm Week is here, where stealth is the name of the game. This special event will run from 9AM ET on August 30 through to 9AM on September 7.

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Included in this week-long event is the unvaulting of four classic weapons, as the Suppressed Assault Rifle, Suppressed SMG, Shadow Bomb, and Shield Bubble all make their returns.

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Suppressed Assault Rifles and SMGs will be available from Ground Loot and Chests, while Shadow Bombs and Shield Bubbles will also be found in Supply Drops.

Players will also have a set of special Shadow of Phantasm Week Quests to complete.

Unvaulted weapons in Fortnite's Shadow of Phantasm Week event

Impostors Mode Vaulted

Epic Games gives, but they also take away, and the developers have decided to vault the Impostors mode for the foreseeable future.

The Among Us-style mode let players try to figure out who the impostors were, and while the playlist has been removed, you can still build your own Impostors modes using the Prefabs and Prop Galleries in Creative Mode.

Dragon Ball item drop rate nerfed

Fortnite’s Dragon Ball Power Unleashed Quests are now ended, but Epic have confirmed that the Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud items will remain on the island.

The developers have decided to nerf the spawn rates of these items though, so expect them to be rarer on the island.

Fortnite 21.50 update bug fixes

Looking at Fortnite’s Trello board of Community Issues, we can see all of the issues that are set to be fixed in the next update, which is 21.50.

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  • Battle Royale:
    • Health & shield bar doesn’t show correct values
  • Creative:
    • The Prop Manipulator may stop functioning after Round 1 or in-between rounds
  • Save the World:
    • Players animations appear as gliding and rotating when running

For more Fortnite, be sure to check out how to complete the weekly quests and how to get the Patrick Mahomes skin.

Image Credit: Epic Games

About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].