Fortnite has reached ‘the end’, but your unlocks and V-Bucks are safe

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This black hole is all that's left of Fortnite today.
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“The end” has come for Fortnite Battle Royale. A massive in-game event on Sunday sucked the entire world as we know it into a black hole. And almost 24 hours later, there is quite literally nothing.

But don’t worry; all your Fortnite unlocks and V-Bucks are safe. They will still be there when the game returns for season 11 — whenever that might be.

The nasty change to Fortnite matchmaking Epic is keeping quiet

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There's a big problem with Fortnite's new matchmaking system.
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Fortnite finally offers skill-based matchmaking — and that’s good news for everyone. But it comes with a nasty change Epic Games didn’t mention when it first revealed the overhaul.

Here’s why lots of longtime fans are finding Battle Royale unbearable after last week’s version 10.40 update.

Fortnite 10.40 brings skill-based matchmaking, brand-new content

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Drop in today to enjoy skill-based matchmaking for the first time.
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Skill-based matchmaking has finally arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale with today’s version 10.40 update.

The release also brings brand-new game modes and locations, big changes to controller settings, and bug fixes. But there’s one thing missing for players on iPhone and iPad.

Why Fortnite’s big matchmaking changes are good for everyone

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Everyone should welcome skill-based matchmaking.
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Epic Games has confirmed major matchmaking changes are coming to Fortnite in this week’s 10.40 update.

The changes are designed to make Battle Royale a little easier and therefore more enjoyable for inexperienced players. But here’s why it could be good news for every Fortnite fan.

Fortnite’s floating island returns with new Zapper Trap

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Revisit the floating island today.
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Fortnite’s floating island has returned to Battle Royale — and this time the Motel is right on top of it.

This week’s content update also brings the brand new Zapper Trap. The throwable consumable shocks opponents on either side of a wall, making it an ideal counter to turtling.