The v10.10 Content Update was released today with a new type of rift item. The Junk Rift is a throwable item that spawns a large random object from the sky. That item can then land on the target to destroy everything in its path doing 200 damage on direct contact and 100 damage from its shockwave.
This new weapon seems to be a made for a way to defend against the BRUTE mechs. However, it has to hit the mech right on to be able to get full damage. It will also be interesting to see how this will be used in other ways than just fighting off mechs. Check out the full notes at Epic’s site here.
From GameRant: In response to continued frustrations with Fortnite‘s BRUTE mechs, Epic Games has issued a clarification regarding their design philosophy. “The mission of Fortnite is to bring players of all skill levels together” is Epic’s core message, and BRUTEs, according to Epic, were implemented in part to further this mission… READ MORE
From GameRant: It looks like another blue light special awaits Battle Royale players in Fortnite, as the Retail Row has made its return with the game’s latest update. Epic Games provided some notes with Fortnite’s v10.10 patch, with the returning mega mall leading the charge… READ MORE
From GameRant: Another change to the Fortnite map is about to happen once again, warping a popular point of interest into something else completely. This is due to the fact that a second Rift Beacon has appeared, this time in Mega Mall, which we now know signals something big is about to happen to that area… READ MORE
From GameRant: Fortnite Season 10 has now entered Week 2, offering new challenges for players to complete. Yet again, there is a set of limited-time challenges as well, with this week’s being the Shootout at Sundown challenges… READ MORE
Neo Tilted went through a huge change going back in time to its Wild Western days that is now called Tilted Town. There you will no longer be able to build and harvest truly making it a wild experience. As well, the Double Barrel Shotgun, Six Shooter, Hunting Rifle, and Infantry Rifle are all unvaulted and can only be found in Tilted Town.
A new weapon was also added with the update called the Automatic Sniper Rifle as a long-range weapon. It uses Medium ammo and deals 31/33/35 regular damage and doubles for headshots. For more information on the update check out Epic’s notes here.
From GameRant: Fortnite season 10, officially stylized as season X with an “Out of Time” theme, introduces a brand new Battle Pass for players to purchase (roughly $10) and complete. It’s worth adding that the Season 10 Battle Pass can be gifted to friends, but this has to be done by August 15. Doing so means that friends will be able to team up, complete challenges, and unlock new, twisted versions of classic Fortnite skins together… READ MORE
Today marks two years of Fortnite Battle Royale! With this celebration comes a gift item and the opportunity to earn a Pickaxe, Wrap, and more. The map is also getting some changes with present supply drops and birthday cakes that grant 5 health and 5 shield. Learn more about these details here.
The Fortnite v9.41 Content Update was launched today introducing a new type of weapon called the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle. This rifle makes it possible to look at the next storm location that is not yet shown on the minimap. You can do this by looking through its scope where it has it’s own weather map.
Not only that but this sniper does 81/85 damage and 202/212 headshot damage. It uses Heavy Ammo and comes in Epic and Legendary rarities. Learn more about this Content Update at Epic’s site here.
Fortnite was updated today bringing back the Tactical Shotgun into it’s new Epic and Legendary variants. This improved weapon can now do maximum damage of 83 / 87 per shot and has a headshot multiplier of 2.25 bringing headshots into the 190s. The gun holds 8 shells and can be shot 1.5 times per second.
Along with this new shotgun, however, the Combat Shotgun has gotten a reduced headshot multiplier from 1.7 to 1.5 and reduced long-range effectiveness. There are now many shotguns to choose from in Fortnite Battle Royale so it will be interesting to see how these are played out. For more information on this update’s patch notes check out Epic’s site here.