Battle Royale

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You’ll have to wait longer for Fortnite chapter 2, season 3

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But there's more to come in the meantime.
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Epic Games confirmed on Tuesday that it is extending Fortnite Battle Royale chapter two, season two into June. It promises fresh gameplay, new challenges, bonus XP, and a “couple more surprises” before season three.

Epic did not provide us with a reason for the extension, but there are a number of reasons why season three may not be ready yet.

Get to the Choppa! Fortnite update adds helicopters for the first time

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Take off today in Battle Royale.
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Fortnite’s newest update lets players take to the skies in helicopters for the first time. The new Choppa can be found in various locations during Battle Royale matches. It joins motorboats as the game’s second vehicle.

Other changes and improvements in Fortnite’s version 12.20 update include the ability to create locker presets, a new Spy Games game mode, and more.

Fortnite’s brand-new Battle Lab lets you decide the rules

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Download the 11.31 update today to get started.
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Fortnite’s newest update is out with a brand-new Battle Lab that lets you create the rules for your own Battle Royale matches.

You can select from your favorite limited-time game (LTM) pools, set up custom combat scenarios, and specify your own settings. The version 11.31 update also brings a bunch of bug fixes across all platforms.

Stormtroopers invade Fortnite in new Star Wars crossover

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Pick up the new outfit today.
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Fortnite’s latest crossover sees Star Wars stormtroopers invading the game for the first time. Players will also see a Star Destroyer hovering above the Battle Royale map.

The event celebrates today’s release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the newest title from EA Games. And if you plan to pick that up, you could get Fortnite’s new stormtrooper outfit free.

Fortnite pro banned for life after public cheating

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Epic won't tolerate Fortnite hacks.
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Professional Fortnite player FaZe Jarvis has been permanently banned from the game for using hacks.

The 17-year-old uploaded videos of himself using an “aimbot.” Jarvis claims he cheated only to entertain fans, but Epic Games says it has a “zero tolerance policy” on cheat software.

The ban has reignited debates over Epic’s seemingly unfair and inconsistent punishment policy.

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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It's the end of the road for Legacy Look Controls.
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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.

Fortnite X Borderlands crossover brings Psycho skin, Pandora zone

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Think twice about spending 2,000 V-Bucks.
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Fortnite’s newest patch is out, introducing a surprise crossover with popular Gearbox Software franchise Borderlands.

The version 10.20 release brings Psycho and Claptrap cosmetics, a new Rift Zone that resembles the planet Pandora, and themed challenges that unlock free rewards.

And in true Fortnite style, the update also makes a controversial change that many players are already unhappy about.

Fortnite mech everybody hates sees massive nerfs

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Good riddance!
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The Fortnite B.R.U.T.E. almost every player hates finally saw massive nerfs this week.

The mech now fires fewer rockets, deals less damage, and takes longer to cool down after boosting. Epic Games has also made it so that materials are no longer granted to B.R.U.T.E. riders.

Fortnite’s new Junk Rift lets you drop dinosaurs on enemies

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And cars, anchors, and more.
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Fortnite Battle Royale players now have a new way to combat frustrating B.R.U.T.E. mechs. A new Junk Rift item lets you drop cars, anchors, and other heavy items on your opponents.

The version 10.10 content update, out today, also brings glitched consumables. But it’s bad news for fans of the soccer stadium.