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.

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.

Epic makes big promises for Fortnite on mobile, but one thing’s missing

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Fortnite mobile will see huge improvements this summer.
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Epic Games is preparing a number of big features for Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile.

In its “State of Mobile” update published today, the company promises voice chat and statistics are coming this summer — along with Android support. But one key feature, which we’ve all been patiently waiting for, is missing from its list.

Fortnite leak reveals new weapon and challenges for Battle Royale

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The Bullpup Burst could make its way to Battle Royale.
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Fortnite Battle Royale could get a new assault rifle in an upcoming content update.

A “Bullpup Burst” has been uncovered in the game’s data files following its most recent release. The gun deals more damage than the regular three-burst assault rifle, and could be available in epic and legendary varieties.

Week three challenges for season four have also been leaked.