Fortnite November 23 update adds Jetpacks, Ballers & new weapons

Fortnite November 23 update adds Jetpacks, Ballers & new weapons
Images via Epic Games

Written by 

Daniel Megarry


23rd Nov 2023 11:54


The final Fortnite OG update has arrived, bringing loads of weapons and items like Ballers, Jetpacks, Junk Rifts, and more back to the game.

It's been a wild month for Fortnite fans: the old map finally returned and each week has seen content from different Chapter 1 seasons added to the game. Now, it's time for Chapter 1: Season 9 and Season X to have their time in the sun.

Fortnite November 23 update changes

Here's everything that's changed in the latest Fortnite hotfix, from unvaulted weapons to returning vehicles:

More unvaulted weapons

The loot pool has been given another shakeup, with the sneaky Heavy Sniper Rifle and the devastating Proximity Grenade Launcher now available to add to your loadout.

That's not all, as you'll also be able to launch Air Strikes on your opponents, drop a bunch of heavy items on them with a Junk Rift, or give them some Storm damage by chucking a Storm Flip at them.

Returning weapons in Fortnite's November 23 update
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Ballers and Jetpacks return

If you're already bored of the X-4 Stormwing planes, Quadcrashers, and Driftboards, you'll be glad to know there are two fan-favourite vehicles returning in this update: Ballers and Jetpacks!

With a Baller, you'll be able to roll around the Island once again, knocking enemies out of your way as you go. Or if you'd prefer to take to the skies, the Jetpack will let you hover around and attack opponents from above.

A Baller in Fortnite OG
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Eminem takes over Icon Radio

As well as getting his own skins in the game, Eminem will be taking over Icon Radio with some of his top songs. You can tune in by entering a vehicle and changing the station to Icon Radio.

Eminem in Fortnite
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Get ready for The Big Bang...

Enjoy the returning content from Chapter 1: Season 9 and Season X while you can, because the OG season is coming to an end on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 2 PM ET with a live event known as The Big Bang.

We don't know much about this live event yet, but Epic has promised the arrival of "a new beginning for Fortnite" as well as a special appearance from Eminem. It's sure to be a knockout.

That's everything you need to know about the November 23 update! Visit our Fortnite homepage for more guides like the best landing spots or the rarest skins of all time.

Daniel is GGRecon’s Deputy Guides Editor. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism & English Language before covering video games and LGBTQ+ culture at publications including Gay Times and Dexerto. His favourite games include Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, and anything Nintendo. You can reach him on [email protected].

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