Fortnite adding new vehicles, missions and more in v10 patch
Fortnite is kicking of its next season of post-launch content, with the ever-popular battle royale title kicking off Season X this month.
Of course, there’s an entirely new Battle Pass in Season 10, offering 100 new challenges to complete, with a similar number of rewards to earn for doing just that. Players looking to gift this new Battle Pass will have that option until August 15th, so get on that before time runs out. But a new stable of in-game conditions to satisfy is just the tip of this chaotic iceberg.
Season 10 of Fortnite will also introduce some titanic new weapons, like the massive B.R.U.T.E. suit, a massive mech built for the sole purpose of destruction. This highly mobile engine of death and chaos is able to dash and jump around the map with nearly unmatched speed, so it will be able to leap and bound over many player structures, raining lead down onto targets caught below. The mech suit can even have a rider, literally flying shotgun, as they gain access to both shotguns and missile launchers.
Various items have been removed, or Vaulted, with this update though. Here’s the list:
- Quad Crasher
- Flint Knock Pistol
- Shadow Bomb
- Semi-Auto Sniper
- Tactical Assault Rifle
- Mounted Turret
- Air Strike
- Itemized Glider Redeploy (still available in large team modes)
New items is just the first segment of the patch though, as Epic is also rolling out a ton of gameplay tweaks and new modes for fans to screw around with. Solos and Trios Arena modes kick off the fun in the tenth season, followed up with tweaks to various other game modes and their progression. Save the World and other popular elements of the battle royale video game are getting new cosmetics and emotes as well.
The patch finally is rounded out with a mountain of bug fixes that deal with issues all over the place. Audio and graphical glitches in various modes and maps have been fixed. And a ton of long-standing performance problems have been dealt with.
Find the full patch notes over on the Epic site.
And even though the game has lost a fair bit of ground to competitor titles like Apex Legends, which just announced a new tournament, Fortnite still remains a huge force in the games industry. Epic still manages to wring out millions upon millions of dollars each month from gamers hungry for their latest skins and other items, and Season X is no different. And even with the most popular streamer Ninja jumping off of Twitch, which is sure to impact viewership for Epic’s title, things are still extremely favorable for the developer.
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