Fortnite gets weapon vending machines, explosive game mode

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Fortnite vending machine
Using a vending machine is easy if you have the materials.
Photo: Epic Games

This week’s Fortnite update brings vending machines to battle royale, allowing you to trade unwanted building materials for weapons.

The vending machines are scattered around the map, and each offers three items of randomly-selected rarities. The items are cycled every so often and there is no limit to how many you can purchase in each match.

Epic Games has also added a limited-time High Explosives game mode.

You wish your school had this iPad vending machine

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iPad Air 2 Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
iPad Air 2 Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Drexel University won our hearts two years ago with its invention of a MacBook vending machine for students. Now the school is taking its tech to the next level with a vending machine that spits out iPads.

The vending machine isn’t just for students, either. Residents of Philadelphia’s Mantua and Powelton Village can use their Free Library of Philadelphia cards to sign in and check out an iPad.

Here’s what the machine looks like: