Fortnite patch notes: What's new in update 9.41, including the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle

The changes and tweaks in the latest Fortnite patch.

Reading Fortnite patch notes is one of the more anticipated parts of the week for Fortnite players, as each Fortnite patch tends to bring a mix of new limited time modes, new weapons or changes to existing ones.

Each week brings a different focus, so it's worth checking in each time to see what each Fortnite update brings. Note for brevity and clarity, we're only including Battle Royale patch updates on this page.

If you're just getting started, our Fortnite Battle Royale tips and tricks can provide some helpful hints.

When is the Fortnite update patch release day and time?

The Fortnite patch releases vary, but more often than not, tend to release every Tuesday at the following times:

  • UK: 9am (BST)
  • Europe: 10am (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 4am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 1am (PDT)

Fortnite updates sometimes do slip to later in the week - usually Wednesday or Thursday - but almost always before Fortnite Challenges release on a Thursday afternoon (UK / European time).

Fortnite patch notes for update 9.41 (Battle Royale only), including the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle

Here are the Fortnite update 9.41 patch notes for the Battle Royale mode, released July 23rd, with credit to Epic Games and copied verbatim from the official Fortnite site.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
    • The scope on this sniper rifle contains an embedded weather map that displays upcoming storm circles before they are revealed on the minimap.
    • Available at Epic and Legendary Rarities.
    • Damage: 81/85
    • Headshot: 202/212
    • 1.1 Rounds per second.
    • Uses Heavy Ammo.
    • Reload Speed: 2.84s/2.7s.
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  • Birthday Presents
    • Available in Legendary Rarity.
    • Can be found from Floor loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
    • Not available in Arena and Tournament playlists.
    • Presents have six possible packages of loot.
  • Birthday Cake
    • Found around various POIs.
    • Not available in Arena and Tournament playlists.
    • Grants 5 Health and 5 Shield.
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GAMEPLAY

  • Overtime Challenges
    • Unlock rewards and gain XP with the Season 9 Overtime Challenges. Jump in-game now for more details!

UI

  • PiP (Picture-in-Picture) Streaming
    • Drop into the Fortnite lobby to begin your viewing of the Fortnite World Cup Pro-Am and Finals... while playing the game! Get wins while you watch your favorite competitors do the same. For more information, check out our blog.

Get help on the latest Fortnite Challenges ahead of Fortnite Season 10, including Fortnite public service sign locations and Fortnite Solar Array locations, Fortnite Clock locations. Read what's last been added with Fortnite patch notes, daily Fortnite Fortbyte locations to discover and weekly Utopia Battle Star locations. And, if you get far enough, there's Singularity styles to find too.


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