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Turtle BeachOctober 19, 2021

Fortnite 18.21 Patch Notes: Release Date, Skins, Map, Weapons And Everything You Need To Know

Update 18.21 for Fortnite is here, interrupting the usual fortnightly update schedule, but for good reason!

With Fortnitemares 2021 underway, we're finally getting the content we expected with new quests and rewards on offer. The Cube Event is also kicking off, changing the centre POI to The Convergence alongside new skins including a new Ariana Grande cosmetic.

Here's what we know about update 18.21!

Release Date

Patch 18.21 is going to release on the 19th October 2021.

The update should arrive at its usual 4AM ET/9AM BST.

Patch notes


Here are the update sizes:

  • PS4 - 2GB
  • PS5 - 1.2GB
  • Xbox One - 2.10GB
  • Xbox Series X/S - 2.10GB
  • PC - 637MB
  • Switch - 1GB
  • Android - 921MB


  • New Ariana Grande quests added
  • 'Bistro Astronaut' is a new NPC set to patrol Believer Beach in a future update (supposedly a new Ariana Grande skin).
  • New NPC Quests
  • Fortnitemares Quests and rewards added
  • Ghostbusters Quests
  • Caretaker Monster assets added

Cube Event

The Cube event is the big focus of 18.21, with the cubes causing a huge change to the map in the form of a new POI - 'The Convergence '. This has brought big changes to the game and a new monster called 'Caretaker'. The Caretaker will have a Hit Attack, Beam Sweep Attack, Charge Attack and Pull Player ability according to @HYPEX.



The Sideways Scythe has been added alongside the returning Broomsticks and Candy Buckets for Fortnitemares, as well as the Broom Barrels, Pumpkin Launcher and Prop-ifier.

Loot Sharks, however, have been vaulted.


The Convergence will take over the centre of the map. Once the Golden Cube reaches the centre of the map, it should start the creation of the new city. According to Dataminers, the POI was removed from the files last week, but has evidently made it back into the game.

New NPC and Fortnitemares Quests have been added.


Bug Fixes

The Fortnite Trello Board is a great place to keep up to date with the latest information on bug fixes.

Here's what's being fixed in the next update:

  • Battle Royale
    • Wolverine's built-in emote not working correctly
  • Creative
    • Multi-selecting and moving building to prop pieces will cause consistent misalignment
    • Trees are not appearing on the island
  • Save The World
    • Campfires above level 130 are shown as 130
    • Healing build attached perk not restoring the proper amount
    • Unable to swap Hero Loadouts in the Lobby while using a controller
    • 4x Missions do not show the 4x rewards
    • Players may become invisible to other players after respawning
    • Players can get stuck inside the vault door in the Lab Dungeon
  • Switch and Mobile
    • N/A
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