Fortnite 29.01 update patch notes: Midas returns, new weapons, more

Nathan Warby
Midas in Fortnite

Fortnite v29.01 is the first update of Chapter 5 Season 2, so here are the full patch notes of everything added, including the return of Midas that was confirmed ahead of time.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 is in full swing, bringing with it a new Battle Pass full of skins and a ton of map changes. It also introduced plenty of fresh weapons inspired by Greek mythology, making the island look and play completely differently.

While Season 3 is still some way off, the devs are keeping players occupied with regular updates. The first of these is v29.01, which brings the popular character Midas back to the game.

So, here are the full patch notes for the Fortnite 29.01 update, including the Rise of Midas

Fortnite 29.01 update patch notes

Midas returns in Fortnite 29.01 update

Epic Games had already confirmed the return of Midas in Fortnite, and the 29.01 update brings an entire event focused on the fan-favorite character. It adds a Floor is Lava LTM, as well as several golden-themed features to regular matches.

One of these is an upgrade service that changes any weapon to Legendary for just 500 Bars. Golden Chickens roam the island laying Golden Eggs, and Midas will appear as a boss on the map who can be defeated.

On top of all that, there will also be Quests to complete for free rewards, with new ones arriving over the course of seven days after it goes live.

New and unvaulted weapons

The Fortnite 29.01 update marks the return of the Drum Gun, which has been officially unvaulted and added back to the loot pool. There is also a Mythic version that can be claimed by defeating Midas during a match.

Players can also track down the Chains of Hades weapon, which can be earned from Olympus Chests or by taking out Hades in The Underworld. Last up, the Shield Bubble Jr., a smaller version of the regular Shield Bubble, has been added to protect players from incoming Snipers.

Other additions & changes

Fortnite update 29.01 also converted another batch of items over to LEGO mode, giving players even more options. These are:

  • Explosive Goo Gun
  • Burst Pulse Rifle
  • Kymera Ray Gun
  • Prop-O-Matic
  • Snowball Launcher
  • Flint Knock Pistol

Those were the Fortnite 29.01 update patch notes. For more on Fortnite, check out some of our guides:

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