This week’s Fortnite update puts a rift in your pocket

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You’ll be able to watch your friends fight for victory.
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It’s hard to escape tricky situations in Fortnite Battle Royale, but not if you have a rift in your pocket. This week’s update will add the Rift-To-Go into the game, giving players a quick and easy route out of intense fights when things aren’t going their way.

Rifts are new to Fortnite in season five, and they’re a wonderful addition to the game. Located all around the map, they give players the ability to take to the skies with their glider when they need to get to the storm circle quickly or want to get a jump on their opponents.

The problem with rifts is that they’re not always accessible, and they disappear shortly after being used. But soon you’ll be able to carry your very own in your pocket.

Rift-To-Go will land in Fortnite Battle Royale

Epic Games has confirmed that the Rift-To-Go is coming to Battle Royale “soon.” It describes the new item as “a rift you carry in your pocket,” giving you the ability to “teleport above your current location and glide down.”

The rift will give players an easier route to the storm circle when they get left behind, or a fast escape from tough gunfights. It will also give more aggressive players an opportunity to surprise opponents by gliding down on them when they least expect it.

The Rift-To-Go should be added in this week’s Fortnite patch, which will roll out on Thursday. New challenges for week seven will become available a little later than usual on Friday, August 24. Here’s what you can expect:

Free challenges

  • Visit the center of four named locations in a single match — 5 stars
  • Search three supply drops — 5 stars
  • Earn three SMG eliminations — 10 stars

Battle Pass challenges

  • Deal 500 headshot damage to opponents — 5 stars
  • Search seven chests in Lucky Landing — 5 stars
  • Follow the treasure map found in Pleasant Park — 10 stars
  • Eliminate three opponents in Lazy Links — 10 stars