Fortnite Battle Royale v25.11 Update: Explosive Repeater Rifle + New Reality Augments!

The Fortnite Team

Fortnite v25.11 has released, which means Fortnite’s summer celebration kicks off July 4, 2023, at 9 AM ET 🌴 But before this party begins, shoot some explosive rounds with the Explosive Repeater Rifle! Also, no party’s needed to augment your reality: activate two new Reality Augments with the release of v25.11.

Fire and Repeat: Explosive Repeater Rifle

Fortnite Explosive Repeater Rifle

Live now, the Explosive Repeater Rifle fires rounds that trigger a small explosion on impact 💥 Because of this explosive effect, you don’t have to directly hit your target to deal some damage. Suspect an enemy’s in a bush? After enough attempts at your target, the bush itself can be destroyed by the explosive damage, leaving your opponent out in the open! 

To accommodate the entry of the Explosive Repeater Rifle, the Heavy Sniper Rifle has been vaulted. You can find the Explosive Repeater Rifle from the ground, regular and Rare Chests, Holo-Chests, and for sale for Bars from Nia.

New Reality Augments, Heavy Benefits

v25.11 introduces two new Reality Augments fitting for the heavy ammo-using Explosive Repeater Rifle:

Heavy Headshots

Fortnite Heavy Headshots Reality Augment

Your weapons using heavy ammo will have increased headshot damage.

Heavy Ammo Acquired

Fortnite Heavy Ammo Acquired Reality Augment

Instantly gain heavy ammo, then gain more when you open containers.

Competitive Notes

  • Wildguard Relik, Wildguard Relik’s Cloak Gauntlets, and Relik’s MK-Alpha Assault Rifle from v25.10 are now included in tournaments.

Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing Victory Crowns from appearing in players’ inventories (which also prevented Victory Crowns from being dropped from players’ inventories).

Update: June 27 Hotfix

The following additional changes were made in a hotfix on June 27 ET:

  • Kinetic Boomerang player damage increased to 70.

  • Wildwasp Jars have increased damage and reduced duration.

  • Heisted Breacher Shotgun structure damage has been reduced, and the weapon has been unvaulted in tournaments. 

  • Reduced chance to roll the Exotic Grab Bag Reality Augment. 

  • Players can now hold up to four Port-A-Bunkers per inventory slot in Zero Build.