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Published: 5/Nov/2018 19:37 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 0:00by Albert Petrosyan
Epic Games has announced the expected release date and time for the upcoming v6.22 patch update in Fortnite.
The update is set to go live on Tuesday, November 6, at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT and will require downtime, meaning that the in-game matchmaking will likely be disabled 20-25 minutes prior to launch.
Epic announced this update on November 5 via a post on the official Fortnite Twitter page.
Fall into the v6.22 update, available tomorrow!
Downtime begins Tuesday, November 6 at 4 am ET.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) November 5, 2018
This will be the sixth update in Fortnite since the start of Season 6, and the first since Fortnitemares ended spectacularly with a one-time in-game event on November 4.
Since the patch notes will not be made available until the downtime begins, players will have to wait to see what exactly will be in this latest update.
However, one new item that is expected to be added is the new Heavy Assault Rifle weapon that has been shown in the pre-lobby Message of the Day screen since November 2.
While no specific details about the new weapon have been offered, it’s appearance and in-game description suggest that it will be similar to the iconic AK-47 weapon, and one of its varieties could of Legendary rarity.
Furthermore, the use of the word “Fall” and the orange leaves emoji in the tweet above could be hint at a new Fall-themed event coming to Fortnite, which would bridge the gap between the now-concluded Fortnitemares and the Holiday season themes.
The newest Starter Pack cosmetic and V-Bucks bundle, called Summit Striker, will also be added in the game following this update, replacing the Ace Starter Pack that goes out of the in-game shop on November 5.
The price and further details about the pack have been revealed and can be seen HERE.
Players can also expect there to be a slew of other new and upcoming cosmetic items added via this update, which data miners will likely find in game files and leak shortly after launch.