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!

Revenue royale! Fortnite rakes in $100 million on iOS

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A veritable money-printing machine!
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Love it for its easy point of entry, addictive gameplay, and constant stream of in-app purchase upgrades or hate it for… well, exactly the same reasons, there’s no denying Fortnite is pretty darn big right now.

How big? Big enough that, after just three months on iOS, it has already taken in $100 million in worldwide player spending on Apple’s mobile platform alone. No matter how you slice it, that’s very impressive.

PUBG rips off Fortnite’s Battle Pass, adds first-person mode

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Play PUBG Mobile in first person!
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PUBG Mobile just got a huge update on mobile as it steps up its fight back against Fortnite.

Its new Royale Pass, just like Fortnite’s Battle Pass, gives PUBG Mobile players the ability to unlock rewards as they level up. Daily and weekly challenges will be available to help you progress faster. The update also brings a new first-person mode and lots more.

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.