Epic is expanding its tournament offerings with a new event called Fortnite World Cup – Creative. Community Creators will be working to put together devious and interesting maps. During five events, each focused on a new Creative game, fifteen players will be selected to compete for a share of a $3,000,000 Creative prize pool.
Fortnite Battle Royale players will take to the skies now that today’s update is complete. In the Air Royale Limited Time Mode, players will be able to “pilot the X-4 Stormwing” and will be dog fighting their way through the war-torn skies to be the last plane flying. In addition, players can complete “free Challenges to unlock brand new Wraps as you rule the skies”.
Fortnite Battle Royale has been updated to bring the Buccaneer’s Bounty event into the game. Each day of the event, players will be able to take part in a different limited time mode and “collect your very own treasure in the form of in-game rewards by completing free Challenges”. In addition to the event, players can also check out the Fly Explosives and Team Rumble LTMs, take to the road in the new Reboot Van and cheer on their favorite players in the Fortnite World Cup Online Open Week.
Britain’s Prince Harry has come out publicly calling for a ban of Fortnite. The comments were made at a West London YMCA where he further elaborated that games like Fortnite are designed to addict youngsters. “The game shouldn’t be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household?” he said. It’s created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible.”
Fortnite Battle Royale has been updated to 8.20 that brings a new Limited Time Mode into the game that literally gives players a hotfoot. Called Floor is Lava, players are going to have to keep moving and try to defend their spot on the high ground away from the burning depths. It’s a “spicy new LTM”.
Fortnite has been updated to v8.11 across all of its game types. Battle Royale players can get hold of the Flint-Knock Pistol, a blunderbuss weapon that can knock opponents back. In addition, “One Shot” is the new limited time mode with some interesting mechanics including low gravity, sniper rifles only, and only 50 health per player. Lastly, Gauntlet Solo Event and Gauntlet Duo Test Event will run for 24-hours each on March 19th and March 23rd.
Fortnite has been updated to bring The Baller, a new vehicle type, into the game. This unique vehicle allows players to combine boost and grapple “to perform unbelievable feats”. In addition, new vending machines are present that can hand out free things, but “only provide one item/weapon before disappearing”.
Epic Games has added new Treasure Maps to Fortnite Battle Royale that sends players off on a hunt for “hidden loot across the island”. Players will find “a trove of legendary loot” after using a pickaxe to dig up the loot. In addition to the maps, players can take part in the Slide Duos LTM and check out the Gauntlet Solo Test Event and the Gauntlet Duo Test Event tournaments.
Fortnite Battle Royale has been updated to Season 8 that brings the new Battle Pass on board. Players can earn over a hundred new rewards including the wicked Blackheart pirate skin (YARR!). Season 8 comes along with some big changes to the map including “a monstrous volcano” where “pirates, ninjas and a ship load of new fighters will tussle over treasure, battle with Pirate Cannons and uncover legendary loot”.
It’s something that hasn’t been seen or heard of in more than a few months, but it appears that Fortnite’s month-over-month revenue has declined by nearly 50% in January. The news came via the latest Super Data Research report that also reveals that sales of Fortnite are “still up signficantly year-over-year”.