Fortnite 5.20 update adds new shotgun, Steady Storm mode

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Prepare to do battle with a brand new shotgun in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Epic Games’ latest update is available now with the double-barrel shotgun, a new Steady Storm game mode, and a whole host of improvements and fixes. Players can finally view challenges during a match, while mobile players can enjoy motion controls.

Fortnite 5.10 brings new weapons and challenges, iOS improvements

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Celebrate Fortnite’s first birthday with special rewards.
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This week’s Fortnite 5.10 is rolling out now, adding new weapons, new challenges, and some nice improvements for players on iOS.

The brand new compact SMG makes its official debut, and there are a series of challenges and rewards to enjoy for Fortnite’s first birthday. An improved Playground mode is also available for a limited time.

Huge Fortnite update adds Playground, Final Fight, dual pistols

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Dual pistols are live in Battle Royale.
Dual pistols are live in Battle Royale.
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Clear your schedule for the evening because this week’s Fortnite update is a big one!

Epic has given us two new game modes to enjoy — including the long-awaited Playground mode — plus Battle Royale’s first dual pistols. It has also made a whole host of big improvements and tweaks to gameplay and performance.

Microsoft Edge for iOS is getting one huge improvement

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Microsoft Edge makes search even easier.
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Microsoft Edge has been slow to match Safari’s feature set since making its debut on iOS last November. But it’s about to get one big feature that was sorely lacking: a built-in ad blocker.

Adblock Plus integration will be available in an upcoming Edge update, alongside visual search, book reading improvements, and more.

Microsoft is bringing Gears of War to iOS … with a twist

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Gears Pop! lands on mobile in 2019.
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Hit Microsoft franchise Gears of War is making the leap to mobile next year in Gears Pop!

Microsoft has teamed up with Mediatonic and Funko to bring the popular shooter to Android and iOS with a big twist. And yes, that’s the same Funko that creates adorable pop culture collectibles.

Enjoy the first trailer right here.

Fight in style with Fortnite’s new Wingman Starter Pack

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Yes, you'll need a Samsung to play Fortnite for Android.
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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.

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.