Huge changes are coming to Fortnite, and that’s okay

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Don’t panic!
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Forget everything you know about how to win in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Epic Games has confirmed that it plans to make huge changes to the game that could completely change the way you play. Master builders will suffer most, while new players will have a greater chance of winning matches.

Victory won’t be so dependent on shotgun skill and building the biggest bases. And that’s okay.

Fortnite files hint at 2 brand new game modes

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Prepare yourself for new Fortnite experiences.
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Fortnite gets new limited-time game modes every week, but for a while now, those game modes have been improved versions of modes we’ve already played. That could be about to change.

Files reveal two brand new game modes coming to Battle Royale. “Tactics Showdown” and “Ground Game” will completely change the way you play. It’s not all about building anymore!

Smell played! Fortnite update adds stink bombs to Battle Royale

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The stink bomb is coming soon to Battle Royale.
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Close your eyes and hold your noses because stink bombs are coming soon to Fortnite: Battle Royale.

The new throwable, which will damage opponent players who get caught up in its cloud, will be added in this week’s content update. Epic has already introduced the new Omen outfit and Oracle pickaxe, which can be found in the shop now.

Fight in style with Fortnite’s new Wingman Starter Pack

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The pack includes an outfit, back bling, and hundreds of V-Bucks.
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Are you still playing Fortnite Battle Royale with the default skins? Have some respect for yourself!

Now is the time to pick up your first outfit. The new Wingman Starter Pack, available today, will have you looking fresh on the battlefield. It also gives you hundreds of V-Bucks to spend on other cosmetics, and it won’t break the bank.

Fortnite challenge guide for season 4, week 6

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It's time to earn those Battle Stars!
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The latest Fortnite Battle Royale challenges for Season 4 Battle Pass buyers are now available. There are seven in total for week six — four easy and three hard — which will earn you a total of 50 Battle Stars.

Here’s what those challenges are and how to complete them.

Another Fortnite update arrives with more weapon changes

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Shotguns are weaker but damage traps are back!
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Epic Games is rolling out another Fortnite Battle Royale update with big weapon changes.

It is the second patch to arrive this week after bouncer traps and other weapon tweaks were introduced on Wednesday. This release focuses on reducing shotgun damage for both the pump and tactical variants, and reversing the decrease recently made to trap damage.

Epic has also confirmed it will be sending the jetpack to the vault this month.

Fortnite update brings rare bouncer trap and big adjustments

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Things that make you go boing!
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Fortnite Battle Royale’s weekly content update is rolling out across all platforms, including iOS. The latest release adds a new bouncer trap and makes big adjustments to address “a few top concerns.”

No, there’s still no controller support on mobile — but there is strong evidence to suggest Fortnite is about to drop onto the Nintendo Switch.

Fortnite challenge guide for season four, week 5

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It’s time to earn those Battle Stars!
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After a two-day delay, week five’s challenges are finally available inside Fortnite Battle Royale for buyers of the season four Battle Pass.

There are seven altogether — four easy and three hard — which will earn you a total of 50 Battle Stars. And unlike last week’s challenges, this week’s are relatively straightforward, so more experienced players will have them completed in no time.

To help you, here’s our complete challenge guide for season four, week five.