Fortnite: Dinosaurs Incoming - Will Raptors Join The Island In v16.10?

Apex predators are about to stalk the Fortnite island!

By Kyle Knight

March 30, 2021

It looks like players might be about to fight more than just each other in the new Fortnite update, as Dinosaurs may be about to join the island. Here’s everything we know about the possibility of a Raptor Dinosaur roaming around while you fight for that Victory Royale.

The content just doesn’t stop coming with Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6. Incase you weren’t aware, there’s a brand new update being released that’s about to add a lot of new content for players. You can find everything you need to know about the update below.

Fortnite Update v16.10

The brand new Fortnite update is set to go live today (March 30), and there’s a lot to be discussed. You can find all the new inclusions coming in the update below:

v16.10 Unleashes

  • A new apex predator stalks the Island
  • BoneCrafting and loot adjustments!
  • Creative Powerups now support Team, Class, and All combinations
  • Pirate flag coming April 3rd at 8 PM ET: new Save the World Ventures Season

Balance Changes

  • Primal Shotgun fire rate reduced
  • White heavy check markMakeshift Shotgun adjustments
  • White heavy check markCrafting material costs now scale with Makeshift rarity
  • White heavy check markAnimal Bones and Mechanical Parts can appear as added floor loot

If you want to read a more detailed post regarding the new update, including when server downtime will commence, check out the link below.

  • FORTNITE: v16.10 Patch Notes and Server Downtime

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Will Dinosaurs Be In Fortnite?

You may have noticed that the very first point of the patch notes above states that “a new apex predator stalks the Island”. We didn’t want to casually gloss over that important bullet point, so here’s everything we know about the new Dinosaurs joining Fortnite.

Raptor Eggs were included in the update that kicked off Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 6, and they’ve slowly been hatching ever since. You can see the third and final stage of the Raptor Eggs hatching in the tweet below, courtesy of @FN_Assist.

So, it looks like these eggs weren’t just added for aesthetic reasons. The brand new update is about to include a brand new animal on the island.

There’s no confirmation yet, but they will likely work the same as the current animals in Fortnite. Players may be able to tame and kill the Raptors. However, it looks like they’ll also attack a player, according to a leak from @FortTory.

You can check out their tweet below to see discovered assets for the kill feed which state that:

“A wild Raptor eliminated {PlayerName}”
“A wild Raptor knocked out {PlayerName}”

Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 6

Fortnite kicked off Chapter 2: Season 6 in style, there’s a lot of new content for players to jump in to. Not only is there new points of interest on the Battle Royale map, but there’s also brand new skins, a new crafting system, and even animals.

DualShockers have got everything you need to know about the latest season before you jump in and play.

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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