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Fortnite bags new Air Strike item that’s absolutely crazy


Will we love it, or will we hate it?
Photo: Epic Games

Fortnite’s latest content update is out right on schedule. This week’s release finally brings the much-anticipated Air Strike item fans have been waiting for — and it doesn’t disappoint.

The device looks like a largely inoffensive canister of smoke when you first pick it up. But throw it at an opponent and they’ll soon find themselves being bombarded by missiles from above.

PSA: Resist the urge to install iOS 13, iPadOS betas for now


iPadOS gets a new home screen design.
They’re just not ready for everyone.
Photo: Apple

Apple just dropped its first public beta builds of iOS 13 and iPadOS, making it easy for anyone to try them out months ahead of their official launch. But you should really resist the urge to install them right now.

Don’t assume these betas are ready for everyone just because they’re available to the public now. If you upgrade your primary iPhone and iPad early, you’re almost certainly going to run into frustrating problems.

I’ve suffered all kinds of issues since upgrading — and I’m not the only one.

Fortnite is getting a revamped revolver this week


It looks new, but will it be better than the original?
Photo: Epic Games

This week’s Fortnite update will see a revamped revolver introduced to Battle Royale.

Epic is now teasing the weapon’s arrival in-game after it was first leaked out in the version 9.30 update files. It looks very different to the original revolver, but its short description suggests it will be functionally similar.

Fortnite 9.30 brings new Chug Splash item, removes Boom Bow


The Chug Splash makes it easier to help injured teammates.
Photo: Epic Games

This week’s Fortnite update is out with a brand new item that lets you heal teammates easier than ever before. The Chug Splash is a throwable that grants 20 health or shield to anyone within its splash radius.

The version 9.30 release also removes a number of weapons, including the popular Boom Bow. But Battle Royale players will be pleased to see that Epic Games has finally ditched the shotgun swap delay.

Fortnite adds brand new Storm Flip item, Quick Heal on mobile


Fortnite Storm Flip item
Try Fortnite’s new Storm Flip item today.
Photo: Epic Games

Fortnite’s latest patch is out and there are lots of changes for Battle Royale players to look forward to.

The version 9.20 release adds a brand new Storm Flip item, a Quick Heal button on Android and iOS, and a long list of bug fixes and improvements. There’s no sign of the heavy shotgun and revolver, though.

Fortnite 9.10 brings Hot Spots, big fixes, Jordan shoes


Fortnite Jordan
You can sport the freshest kicks in Fortnite 9.10.
Photo: Epic Games

Fortnite’s newest update is out a little earlier than anticipated, bringing new weapons, game modes, and more to Battle Royale.

The version 9.10 update also promises significant audio improvements and lots of bug fixes on mobile. There’s a new crossover with Jordan that brings cosmetics and game modes, too.

Fortnite to get ‘undo purchase’ option, health bar tweaks


ZylTV has made $13,000 so far.
Photo: Epic Games

Epic Games has confirmed some of the changes and improvements it has planned for Fortnite following the launch of season nine.

Battle Royale players will soon see tweaks to the in-game health and shield bars that make them easier to read at a glance. It’s also going to become a lot easier to reverse accidental purchases.

Fortnite update brings brand new Boom Bow


Fortnite Boom Bow
Have a blast with Fortnite's new Boom Bow.
Photo: Epic Games

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.

Poison trap and Floor is Lava LTM arrive in Fortnite 8.20


Fortnite Floor is Lava
Don't let yourself get too toasty.
Photo: Epic Games

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


Fortnite Flint-Knock pistol
It's got one hell of a kick to it.
Photo: Epic Games

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.

Fortnite season 8 blasts into action with cannons and volcanos


Fortnite season 8
Drop into today to enjoy all the new content.
Photo: Epic Games

Fortnite season eight has landed, bringing new locations, new weapons, and explosive changes. Players can launch themselves across the map using the new cannon, explore the scorching volcano, and more.

There’s also a brand new Battle Pass with 100 levels, and more than 100 new rewards.

Fortnite’s newest item brings the boom


Fortnite Boom Box
The Boom Box isn't exactly the life of the party here.
Photo: Epic Games

Fortnite updates have been on hold while the team at Epic Games took a well-deserved holiday break, but we still saw a brand new item added to Battle Royale this week.

The controversial Boom Box wipes out buildings and structures in no time at all — and you almost certainly won’t enjoy playing against it.