Fortnite 8.40 rolls out with new weapons, planes, and more

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Take to the skies in Air Royale.
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Planes have returned to Fortnite — but you won’t have to combat them in regular Battle Royale matches.

This week’s update brings a brand new Air Royale game mode, as well as new weapons and lots of big improvements. There’s also a new tournament with a $1 million prize pool.

Fortnite 8.30 brings new Reboot Van, still disappoints

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You can now bring eliminated teammates back to the action.
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Fortnite just returned from downtime as Epic Games rolled out its latest update. Version 8.30 introduces the new Reboot Van for the first time, alongside a long list of bug fixes and improvements.

The update is a disappointment to almost all Battle Royale fans, who were hoping a controversial change made in the version 8.20 release would be reverted this week.

Fortnite addiction is real, health professionals warn

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Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm.
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Think Fortnite is all good fun? Not according to doctors it’s not. Some health professionals are likening the hit game’s addictive effects to hard drugs.

“[Players] are not sleeping. They are not going to school. They are dropping out of social activities. A lot of kids have stopped playing sports so they can do this,” Michael Rich, director of the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital, said.

Fortnite update brings brand new Boom Bow

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Have a blast with Fortnite's new Boom Bow.
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Fortnite’s newest content update is out, adding the brand new Boom Bow to Battle Royale.

The weapon fires arrows with shotgun shell tips that explode on impact. A direct hit deals more than 100 damage to your opponent.

Epic plans to turn Fortnite into more than just a game

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Epic has ambitious plans for its most popular game.
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Fortnite has become the most popular game on the planet, with 250 million active players worldwide. But it’s much more than just a game, according to its creator.

Epic Games sees Fortnite evolving into something even bigger. “Something like a Metaverse,” according to CEO Tim Sweeney.

Poison trap and Floor is Lava LTM arrive in Fortnite 8.20

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Don't let yourself get too toasty.
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This week’s Fortnite update will bring a brand new item and game mode to Battle Royale.

Both the Floor is Lava limited-time game mode and a poison trap will be available in version 8.20 of the game. You’ll be able to enjoy them from tomorrow, March 27, after the update goes live.

Fortnite 8.11 brings insanely powerful Flint-Knock pistol

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It's got one hell of a kick to it.
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This week’s Fortnite update brings yet another new weapon to Battle Royale. The Flint-Knock pistol is a powerful sidearm that uses heavy ammo and can deal up to 90 base damage in a single shot.

The version 8.11 release also brings back the impulse grenade, makes the scoped assault rifle more powerful, and more.