Fortnite’s latest update brings bottle rockets and campfires

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Fortnite campfire
You can now light the campfires dotted around the Battle Royale map.
Photo: Epic Games

Fortnite’s 7.30 content update is live. This release brings brand new bottle rockets to Battle Royale, in addition to environmental campfires that you’ll find dotted around the map.

There’s also a new limited-time game mode to enjoy and a number of other nice changes.

When Epic Games started teasing bottle rockets on Monday, we had no idea what the new item would actually do. Now we know it’s a new throwable that launches a barrage of small explosions — and it’s a whole lot of fun.

Battle Royale bags brand new bottle rockets

Simply throw the item down and it will fire 45 bottle rockets, each of which deals 10 damage to players and 40 damage to the environments, toward the targeted direction.

It’s an uncommon item so you shouldn’t have too much difficulty finding it, and you can carry up to six in one inventory slot. Only two can be active at one time, however, so throw them carefully.

Epic has also added more environmental campfires around the map, and now you can finally light them. They’ll heal you just like the cozy campfire item, with two health per second for 25 seconds.

Each environmental campfire can only be used once per match, so don’t waste them. If you find a campfire that no longer has wood inside it, it means it’s already been used by someone else.

Wild West Duos

This week’s limited-time game mode is Wild West Duos. Team up with a friend and fight to victory with a limited set of weapons and items, such as hunting rifles, shotguns, and dynamite.

The revolver and double-barrel shotgun have been unvaulted for this game mode, but you won’t find them in regular Battle Royale.

Other changes in Fortnite 7.30

The boom box has been removed in this content update, much to the delight of most Battle Royale players. Epic has also reduced the amount of available rocket ammo and dynamite.

For the complete list of changes in this release, check out the patch notes on the Fortnite blog. When you’re ready, the 7.30 update is available across all platforms.