Fortnite 25.10 update patch notes: Nike Airphoria collab, Ranked reset, Cloak Gauntlets, more

Nathan Warby
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Although Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 has only just begun, Epic Games are bringing even more content with the 25.10 update. Here are the patch notes for the Fortnite 25.10 update, from the Nike collaboration to the Ranked Play reset.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 was yet another major update for Epic’s successful battle royale, bringing the long-awaited Transformers crossover, the new Kinetic Boomerang weapon, and a fresh Battle Pass to work through.

But the devs are showing no signs of slowing down, and the 25.10 is here to deliver even more new additions to the game.

Here are the Fortnite 25.10 update patch notes, including when it is expected to arrive and everything included.

Fortnite 25.10 update Nike Aiphoria collaboration

Popular footwear brand Nike is teaming up with Fortnite for a collaboration called Airphoria, which arrives as part of the 25.10 update. The event sees the arrival of a Nike-themed Creative map, featuring a ton of nods to the iconic Air Max sneaker.

There are a number of in-game challenges to earn unique Nike cosmetics, and .Swoosh members also have the chance to earn exclusive rewards.

Fortnite 25.10 update Ranked Play reset

Fortnite Ranked Play players have had their ranks reset as part of the 25.10 update. This is described as a “test run” of resetting rank ahead of the full Ranked Play rollout in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2.

This was announced in a blog post prior to the Chapter 4 Season 3 update, but fans will now notice that they have deranked back to the beginning. Luckily, Urgent Ranked Quest progress has been left untouched, as this won’t be reset until Fortnote Ranked Play Season 1 in Chapter 4 Season 4.

Fortnite 25.10 update new weapons

The Fortnite 25.10 update has overhauled the loot pool, throwing new weapons into the mix as well as bringing back some old favorites. Shockwave Grenades are now back in Zero Build mode, while the Flare Gun has been unvaulted across all modes.

Fans can also find new Cloak Gauntlets around the map, allowing them to hide from opponents for a short time to either escape or get the drop on them. Lastly, there is a new Myhtic MK-Alpha Assault Rifle that can only be picked up after defeating a boss.

Fortnite 25.10 update patch notes

Check out the full Fortnite 25.10 update patch notes below, as shared by Epic Games:

If the Wilds and mud weren’t camouflage enough, how about reflective Kinetic Ore? In Fortnite Battle Royale v25.10, activate the new Cloak Gauntlets to become practically invisible! Looking to find nearby enemies? Use the unvaulted Flare Gun to torch your opponents’ structures. Plus, show off new looks with Chapter 4 Season 3’s Super Level Styles!

You “Kinet” See Me

Embrace stealth by equipping Cloak Gauntlets, made with reflective Kinetic Ore. Cloak Gauntlets allow you to blend near-seamlessly with your surroundings, and can be obtained from the ground and Chests. You’ll be covered in Kinetic Ore for a limited time before the gauntlets enter a cooldown, but because the gauntlets possess unlimited charges, you can cloak yourself again and again!

Though you’re unable to attack while using Cloak Gauntlets to cover yourself, you can end your cover early by unequipping the gauntlets or swapping to another item in your inventory.

Wildguard Relik’s Cloak Gauntlets

Wildguard Relik has emerged in the jungle. Defeat this boss and Wildguard Relik’s Cloak Gauntlets will be yours for the taking! With this Mythic version of the gauntlets, you’ll be able to cover yourself in reflective Kinetic Ore longer, with a shorter cooldown. 

Relik’s MK-Alpha Assault Rifle

The MK-Alpha Assault Rifle —  a fully automatic assault rifle with an attached red-dot sight — debuted last week. And now a Mythic version is on the Island: upon defeat, not only will Wildguard Relik drop his Cloak Gauntlets, but he’ll also drop Relik’s MK-Alpha Assault Rifle! Pick up this Mythic weapon to pack a whole lot of power.

Make the Heat of Battle Hotter

As if the jungle climate wasn’t already hot, the Flare Gun has been unvaulted! Use the Flare Gun to start a spreading fire on enemies’ structures. Don’t wanna face the heat of somebody else’s Flare Gun? Cover yourself in mud to avoid being marked! 

Shockwave Grenades in Zero Build

Shockwave Grenades have been unvaulted in Zero Build, findable from the ground and Chests.

Reality: Augmented and Wilder

Two new Reality Augments make their debut in v25.10! Augment your reality with:

Mud Warrior

While in mud or covered in it, you’ll regenerate Health and Shield.

SMG Extended Mag

Your SMGs will have increased magazine size.

Also, the Tracker’s Armory Reality Augment is unvaulted. Activate this Reality Augment to get a Flare Gun instantly (and of course a Shadow Tracker!).

Note: This Season, as new Reality Augments debut and previous ones are unvaulted, they will be immediately unlocked.

Miscellaneous Updates

  • Chickens and Sky Jellies have been vaulted.
  • The population of wolves and that of boars have been reduced.
  • The frequency of fishing spots has been reduced.

Rank Reset

As announced previously in our recent Ranked blog post, we have reset everyone’s ranks for Battle Royale and Zero Build in v25.10 as part of Ranked Season Zero. This is a planned test of resetting ranks before the launch of Chapter 4 Season 4 Ranked.

Your Ranked Urgent Quest completion in Season Zero has not been reset. However, the appearance of your Burn Bright Emote may be updated to reflect your new Battle Royale or Zero Build rank. Your ranks at the time of the reset helped determine your v25.10 ranks, just as would happen in a turnover between Ranked Seasons.

Chapter 4 Season 3 Super Level Styles

Look stylish, look scorchin’. In the Bonus Rewards section of the Battle Pass tab, bonus Styles for Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 3 Battle Pass rewards have been available for players who progress past Level 100. With v25.10, Chapter 4 Season 3’s Super Level Styles have been added as bonus rewards!

The Super Level Styles this Season? Progress past Level 125 during Chapter 4 Season 3 and start unlocking the Wildscorch, Confetti Claw, and Regal Hunter Styles for the Mariposa, Rian, Lorenzo, Relik, and Trace Outfits.

Competitive Notes

Please note that Wildguard Relik, Wildguard Relik’s Cloak Gauntlets, and Relik’s MK-Alpha Assault Rifle are currently not included in tournaments.

Also, ICYMI: In Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 3, your rank will, among other factors, be an eligibility requirement for Epic-hosted tournaments. This includes tournaments for cosmetic prizes like FNCS Community Cups, as well as tournaments for cash prizes such as the Console Champions Cup. You can find the specific rank requirement for some of the tournaments happening this Season below or in the official rules for that tournament.

TournamentRank Requirement
FNCS Community CupBronze I in Ranked Battle Royale
Duos Fill CupSilver I in Ranked Battle Royale
Zero Build Duos Fill CupSilver I in Ranked Zero Build
Solo Victory Cash CupGold I in Ranked Battle Royale
Zero Build Duos Victory Cash CupGold I in Ranked Zero Build
Duos Cash CupGold I in Ranked Battle Royale
Console Champions CupPlatinum I in Ranked Battle Royale
FNCS Major 3Platinum I in Ranked Battle Royale

Additionally, as a reminder, please report any suspicious activity during a tournament in our official Tournament Support Discord and through the in-game reporting tools. You can also use this Discord server to report any tournament issues or bugs experienced during tournament gameplay.

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