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Fortnite Summer Escape patch notes, free rewards, and more

Dive into the Fortnite Summer Escape now!

The Fortnite Summer Escape update is finally here. Despite Epic Games taking its usual summer hiatus, this update could not wait. This patch includes Quests, free rewards, and summer-themed items. You will also want to head to Sunswoon Lagoon to see the new decorations.

Here’s a detailed look at the Fortnite Summer Escape update and patch notes!

Free Summer Escape Quests + Rewards

Fortnite Summer Escape 2023 features 32 Quests across the event, with many unlockables up for grabs. Five challenges are available to complete as of the beginning of the Fortnite summer event. The remaining challenges will unlock progressively over the next two weeks

Each Questgrants you 30,000 XP and counts toward the overall unlockables. Here are the currently available challenges:

  • Stage one of three - Gain Shields (0/200)
  • Damage opponents within 45 seconds of getting out of the water after swimming (0/100)
  • Swim distance at Sunswoon Lagoon (0/75)
  • Eat ice cream cones (0/5)
  • Break slap barrels or slurp barrels (0/10)

Here is a look at the complete list of free Summer Escape rewards available during the event:

  • Treezy Back Bling
  • Blossom Drop Contrail
  • Toasted Coconut Emote
  • Artifact Axe Pickaxe
  • Unlocks Starry Sea Wrap
  • Banner Buddy Back Bling (Fortnite Crew only)
  • Nanners Wrap
  • Finish 14 Summer Escape Quests — Unlocks Wild Fronds Back Bling
  • Complete 18 Summer Escape Quests — Unlocks Bugsy Glider
  • Complete 24 Summer Escape Quests — Unlocks Lagoon Escape Loading Screen

Fortnite Summer Escape brings back Ice Cream + Fireworks Flare Gun

Summer isn’t summer without Ice Cream and Fireworks, even in Fortnite. The Fortnite Summer Escape update has brought back the consumable Ice Cream, which gives you health and shield. Also, the Flare Gun has been reskinned to the Fireworks Flare Gun while still serving the same purpose.

Reality Augment Changes

Fortnite has added two Reality Augments to the game; Icy Slide and Thermal Mud. The former was in the game previously, and it grants players an icy speed boost when sliding. Thermal Mud is a new Reality Augment allowing thermal vision when covered in mud.

Purradise Meowscles Quests are live on July 6

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Image Credit: Epic Games

It’s almost time to unlock the Battle Pass bonus character, Purradise Meowscles. While the Fortnite Summer Escape update dropped today, these Quests go live in two days. 

Here is a look at all of the Quests and cosmetics for Purradise Meowscles:

  • Damage opponents with Pistols or Heavy Sniper Rifles (0/500) — Unlocks Purradise Meowscles Loading Screen
  • Gain Shields (0/500) — Unlocks Calico-Conut Back Bling
  • Fall five stories or more without taking damage (0/1) — Unlocks Calico Holiday Wrap
  • Bounce on bouncy objects (0/5) — Unlocks Purradise Vibes Lobby Track
  • Collect fish (0/3) — Unlocks Self Reflexing Emote
  • Complete Page One Quests (0/4) — Unlocks Purradise Meowscles Outfit and Spray
  • Deal damage to opponents (0/7,500) — Unlocks Clawesome Meowscles Loading Screen
  • Carry a full stack of ammo ten meters (0/10) — Unlocks Banner Icon
  • Get eliminated in different matches (0/9) — Unlocks Beach Breezer Glider
  • Flip a vehicle (0/1) — Unlocks Purradise Pattern Wrap
  • Travel from Kenjutsu Crossing to Knotty Nets without touching the water (0/2) — Unlocks Dune Scooper Pickaxe
  • Complete Page Two Quests (0/4) — Unlocks Clawesome Meowscles Outfit

The Fortnite Summer Escape event is live as of July 4 and concludes on July 18 at 9 a.m. Be sure to drop in and experience the summer shenanigans for yourself!

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