Fortnite is the biggest game on the planet right now and you bet Epic Games wants to keep it that way. How? By continuously updating the game with new content such as skins, weapons, loot, challenges and more. Patch v6.21 has just landed, so let’s take a look at everything that’s new with Fortnite.
After the routine downtime, Fortnite is up again, and the party continues with old-school balloons and some rather deadly fireworks. Here are the highlights of the latest version:
Rise to the challenge with the new balloon item
Let’s start on a light note, shall we? There’s a new way to get around the island as of the latest patch, which comes in the form of a pack of balloons that you can use to float above the ground. The balloons come in packs of 20, and you can use up to 6 to rise up to maximum height, thought you’ll only be able to stay afloat for a limited time before you lose lift. It also seems that players can lower themselves by releasing balloons.
Epic Games’ preview video shows these gaseous globes in action, complete with an E.T. trolley tribute:
A word of warning to would-be wind riders. Balloons are not the most reliable method of locomotion and can naturally be popped by enemy bullets. Don’t let the bad guys burst your bubble!
You’ve always got your glider
If the previous warning got you worried about falling, you’ll be reassured by the fact that glider re-deployment is now available in Battle Royale mode. This means that if you find yourself gravitationally-challenged, you can always whip out your trusty glider to waft down to the ground safely (assuming you don’t mess up the timing).
Walls won’t save you from explosions…but hold on!
One of the most interesting gameplay changes in the patch notes was that explosives were set to cause 25% damage even through structures. That meant that building or hiding wouldn’t necessarily save you from rockets. However, as of the time of writing, it looks like Epic is reverting this particular change.
We’ll be releasing a hotfix today to revert the changes made to explosives damaging through structures.
Thanks for the discussion and feedback.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame)
November 2, 2018
As a more aggressive player, I personally welcomed the fact that buildings would become less bomb-proof, but since construction is such an integral part of what distinguishes Fortnite from the competition, I won’t begrudge the builders for now.
Fortnitemares is almost over
As Halloween gives way to just plain old fall, so is Fortnitemares drawing to a close in your favorite battle royale game. If you want that spooky choo-choo for your glider, you’ll have to be quick to complete your challenges. Fortnitemares is set to go out with a special in-game event. Although we don’t know official details, we’ll bet our V-bucks that the creepy cube is involved somehow.
Fortnitemares in Battle Royale ends on Sunday, November 4 at 1 PM ET (6 PM UTC). Finish your Fortnitemares Challenges by then to unlock the Dark Engine Glider. Log in early and be in-match to witness the one-time event occurring at 1 PM ET (6 PM UTC). pic.twitter.com/rUY3IryF7q
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame)
November 1, 2018
And much, much more…
Those are the main changes to Fortnite Battle Royale, but there’s a lot more going on including balance adjustments, new outfits, the vaulting of some weapons and convenience tweaks. To get the full list of changes, you can comb through Epic Games’ extensive patch notes.
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What do you think of the latest changes to Fortnite Battle Royale?