Fortnite v29.30 patch notes: 5 biggest changes

Full patch notes for the Fortnite v29.30 update, including Billie Eilish in Fortnite Festival Season 3
Epic Games

We’re heading towards the final few weeks of Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2, although this update focuses more on the peripheral game modes than the main battle royale itself. Fortnite Festival sees the beginning of a new season with a new pop star at the helm, while LEGO Fortnite is seeing some sweeping changes.

We’ll cover all the biggest additions in this update so you know what to expect when you next drop into a match.

Billie Eilish headlines Fortnite Festival Season 3

Fortnite Festival Season 3 Pass featuring Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish headlines the new season of Fortnite Festival / Epic Games

Fortnite Festival presses on with a new Festival Pass available for purchase, full of goodies associated with superstar singer Billie Eilish. She will be purchasable as a skin in the item shop, with a unique style unlockable only through the Festival Pass. Of course, several tracks from her lineup are being added to the game as well including:

  • Bad Guy
  • Therefore I Am
  • All The Good Girls Go To Hell
  • Happier Than Ever
  • Oxytocin

New Marvel skins – Fortnite v29.30

Fortnite skins for Hela and Hulk
Thor Ragnarok skins are coming to Fortnite in v29.30 / Epic Games

After the last update added new Guardians of the Galaxy skins, this update keeps the Marvel train rolling, this time with a couple of Thor: Ragnarok-themed skins. Hela and Hulk’s Sakaaran Champion skin are included, and will likely be added as separate items to the shop in the coming weeks.

Perseus Level Up quest pack – Fortnite v29.30

Fortnite Perseus Level Up pack
This pack includes a cool new skin as well as a quick way to level up / Epic Games

This season’s Level Up pack will be available for purchase shortly after this update. Level Up packs are great for anyone who is struggling to complete their Battle Pass before the season ends, as it gives you a series of relatively easy quests that all earn you full levels on completion. With it you get a unique skin and a handful of other cosmetics in the bundle.

Disabling “toxic” emotes – Fortnite v29.30

Fortnite options menu
Some emotes will be disabled if this feature is turned on / Epic Games

A new option is being added to the game’s settings in this update, which helps players who don’t want to see any of the game’s most aggressive emotes. The option, labeled “See Confrontational Emotes” allows you to disable certain emotes which are seen as toxic by some of the fanbase. If anyone performs them when this setting is turned on in your game, you won’t be able to see them.

The following emotes are affected by this setting:

  • Laugh It Up
  • Take the L
  • Whipcrack
  • Make It Plantain

LEGO Fortnite Farm Friends update – Fortnite v29.30

LEGO Fortnite pig
Pigs are a new part of the large LEGO Fortnite update / Epic Games

LEGO Fortnite is getting a huge number of additions. So many that we’ve had to cover them separately. All focused on new farm animals and village mechanics, check out our LEGO Fortnite v29.30 patch notes to find out everything new coming to that mode.

Ryan Woodrow


Ryan Woodrow is Guides Editor for GLHF based in London, England. He has a particular love for JRPGs and the stories they tell. His all-time favorite JRPGs are the Xenoblade Chronicles games because of the highly emotive and philosophy-driven stories that hold great meaning. Other JRPGs he loves in the genre are Persona 5 Royal, Octopath Traveler, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Nier Automata, and Pokémon. He also regularly dives deep into the indie scene trying to find hidden gems and innovative ideas. Some of his favorite indie games include FTL: Faster Than Light, Thomas Was Alone, Moonlighter, Phantom Abyss, and Towerfall Ascension. More of his favorite games are Minecraft, Super Mario Odyssey, Stardew Valley, Skyrim, and XCOM 2. He has a first-class degree in Games Studies from Staffordshire University and has written for several sites such as USA Today's ForTheWin, Game Rant, The Sun, and KeenGamer. Email: