Fortnite update brings Tomato Temple, Rift-To-Go, Score Royale

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And 15 free Battle Stars!
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This week’s Fortnite Battle Royale update has landed — and it’s a big one!

Players can explore the new Tomato Temple area and take advantage of the Rift-To-Go to escape tricky situations. Epic Games has also added a brand new game mode called Score Royale, and made big improvements.

Here’s everything you can expect from the version 5.30 update.

Fortnite’s weekly updates are one of the many things that make the game so popular. With a constant stream of fresh content to enjoy, there’s always a reason to keep returning to Battle Royale. This week’s 5.30 update is no different.

Fortnite 5.30 brings Tomato Temple

The biggest change is a brand new area called Tomato Temple. It’s located where Tomato Town used to be, and it’s a shrine to the Tomato Town mascot who once sat atop the pizza parlor before being swallowed up by a rift.

The area is much bigger than it once was, with even more loot and materials to acquire. It’s also likely to be much busier than Tomato Town ever was — especially in the coming weeks as players rush to find out what Tomato Temple has on offer.

But you don’t need to visit Tomato Temple to find a Rift-To-Go. The new epic item puts a personal rift in your pocket that you can use at any time to escape tricky situations or to get a jump on unsuspecting opponents.

The Rift-To-Go can be found in chests, vending machines, supply drops, and loot llamas. You can carry two at a time in one inventory slot.

Score Royale puts a new spin on winning

Fortnite’s 5.30 update also delivers a brand new game mode. Score Royale rewards players with points for all kinds of things, like earning kills or opening supply drops, and the first player to cross the “high score threshold” wins the match.

Early storm circles are larger in this game mode, and they move in more slowly, giving players more time to find loot and other items. However, late game storm circles move in more quickly, pushing the remaining players together at a faster rate.

Here are some of the things you can do to earn points:

  • Eat an apple or a mushroom — 10 points
  • Open an ammo box — 25 points
  • Open a loot llama — 50 points
  • Open a treasure chest — 50 points
  • Open a supply drop — 100 points
  • Eliminate an enemy — 100 points
  • Find a gold coin — 100 points

Other changes in Fortnite 5.30

Epic has made a whole host of other changes and improvements in Fortnite 5.30. The new double-barrel shotgun has been tweaked to be more accurate while crouching, while equip times for the pump shotgun has been reduced slightly so you can use it faster.

Issues with the damage trap have finally been fixed, and there are a number of performance improvements for those on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. For the complete list of patch notes, visit the Fortnite blog.

This week’s Battle Royale challenges will be live slightly later than usual on Friday, August 24.