We’re making technical improvements in v8.30, increasing the size of this update. Find the download sizes below:
iOS:1.14 – 1.76GB
Android:1.56 – 2.98GB
Mobile devices with <6gb of space will need to re-download Fortnite
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 9, 2019
Epic has released Fortnite update 8.30, introducing the game’s new respawn system, among other features.
Eliminated players drop “reboot cards” when they die, which can be collected by other squad members if they’re fast — the cards disappear 90 seconds after they’re dropped
Once collected, cards can be activated at “reboot vans” to bring the players that left them behind back into the game.
Reboot cards can be turned in by any squad member regardless of which teammate retrieved them.
Once they’re activated, a beacon and audio cue will notify nearby players that a reboot is in progress and how many players will be arriving.
Players will return one by one on top of the reboot van. Following use, reboot vans go into cooldown and can’t be activated again for 120 seconds.
Elsewhere, the update adds a new Buccaneer’s Bounty event featuring a different limited time mode every day until April 15.
Things kick off with Fly Explosives, a mode featuring jetpacks and explosive-only weapons.
It’s quite a hefty update, ranging in size from about 1GB-8GB depending on your chosen platform, which Epic puts down to “technical improvements” included.
Check out the Fortnite 8.30 patch notes on Epic’s site for the full list of update features, including numerous bug fixes.