Fortnite Content Update 7.40 adds the long-awaited Driftboard where you can boost around and land awesome tricks all while shooting at enemies! The Driftboard was first announced in December where it was supposed to be launching in update 7.10. However, it had some complications on the addition and had to be delayed.
Nevertheless, Fortnite came through and brings a new and exciting limited time game mode along with it. The mode called Drifin’ has two teams of 32 players where you can find the Driftboards in red Supply Drops around the map. All of the Chests and Ammo Boxes have been removed but the Driftboard regenerates your health and shield. Be the last team standing to get the win. Check out the full update at Epic’s site here.
From GameRant: According to a post on the official Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit, this week’s v7.40 update for the free-to-play title is set to change it so that planes can no longer fly through structures and destroy them, which ought to promote a sense of safety to those perched atop a tower they’ve built while doing battle with an X-4 Stormwing. What’s more is that rocket launcher reload times will be increased from 2.52s to 3.24s, giving those on the receiving end of the explosive weapon a little more time to try and survive… READ MORE
From GameRant: Ever since it was revealed that Season 8 would start at the end of February, many Fortnite lovers have wondered how developer Epic Games would pass the time between the two seasons, given that season 7 is effectively over two weeks beforehand. Now, we know that Valentine’s Day Share The Love event will not only span this time period, but also it will introduce new Overtime Challenges to keep its player base active over the next few weeks… READ MORE
Fortnite 7.30 Content Update has just been released with the BoomBox being vaulted and the new Bottle Rockets being added. Although, this new item works a little differently than some may have expected.
This uncommon weapon drops in stacks of two where players can throw them on the ground where it will start shooting out rockets automatically in the direction it was thrown. In the span of nine seconds, it will fire 45 rockets that can deal 10 damage to players and 40 damage to environmental objects per explosion.
As for some other changes, the prop campfires that can be found around the map can now heal players just like a Cozy Campfire. However, they can only be used once per match. Along with that, rocket ammo has been reduced from ammo boxes and dynamite has been reduced from chests. For some more details on the update check it out here.
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From GameRant: Alongside a myriad of changes to Epic Games’ battle royale title Fortnite in the version 7.30 update, the developer has seen fit to add a new ice-based grenade appropriately called the Chiller Grenade. Likely inspired by on-going wintry events on the battle island or the now-vaulted Chiller trap, this grenade may not exactly work as many expected… READ MORE
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From GameRant: Epic Games continues to evolve the Battle Royale experience for Fortnite players, which certainly helps to keep things feel fresh on the sole map that’s been available since the mode launched. This time around, an Ice Sphere exploded, revealing an entity known as the Ice King as well as unleashing a winter spell which turned the entire map into snow and ice. The event also unleashed creatures known as ice fiends into the world for players to hunt to complete special challenges, though it appears not all players were satisfied with the creature’s spawn rates… READ MORE