Fortnite Battle Royale players will take to the skies now that today's update is complete. In the Air Royale Limited Time Mode, players will be able to "pilot the X-4 Stormwing" and will be dog fighting their way through the war-torn skies to be the last plane flying. In addition, players can complete "free Challenges to unlock brand new Wraps as you rule the skies".
Fortnite Battle Royale has been updated to bring the Buccaneer's Bounty event into the game. Each day of the event, players will be able to take part in a different limited time mode and "collect your very own treasure in the form of in-game rewards by completing free Challenges". In addition to the event, players can also check out the Fly Explosives and Team Rumble LTMs, take to the road in the new Reboot Van and cheer on their favorite players in the Fortnite World Cup Online Open Week.
Britain's Prince Harry has come out publicly calling for a ban of Fortnite. The comments were made at a West London YMCA where he further elaborated that games like Fortnite are designed to addict youngsters. "The game shouldn't be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household?" he said. It's created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It's so irresponsible."
Fortnite Battle Royale has been updated to 8.20 that brings a new Limited Time Mode into the game that literally gives players a hotfoot. Called Floor is Lava, players are going to have to keep moving and try to defend their spot on the high ground away from the burning depths. It's a "spicy new LTM".
Fortnite has been updated to v8.11 across all of its game types. Battle Royale players can get hold of the Flint-Knock Pistol, a blunderbuss weapon that can knock opponents back. In addition, "One Shot" is the new limited time mode with some interesting mechanics including low gravity, sniper rifles only, and only 50 health per player. Lastly, Gauntlet Solo Event and Gauntlet Duo Test Event will run for 24-hours each on March 19th and March 23rd.
Fortnite has been updated to bring The Baller, a new vehicle type, into the game. This unique vehicle allows players to combine boost and grapple "to perform unbelievable feats". In addition, new vending machines are present that can hand out free things, but "only provide one item/weapon before disappearing".
Epic Games has added new Treasure Maps to Fortnite Battle Royale that sends players off on a hunt for "hidden loot across the island". Players will find "a trove of legendary loot" after using a pickaxe to dig up the loot. In addition to the maps, players can take part in the Slide Duos LTM and check out the Gauntlet Solo Test Event and the Gauntlet Duo Test Event tournaments.
Fortnite Battle Royale has been updated to Season 8 that brings the new Battle Pass on board. Players can earn over a hundred new rewards including the wicked Blackheart pirate skin (YARR!). Season 8 comes along with some big changes to the map including "a monstrous volcano" where "pirates, ninjas and a ship load of new fighters will tussle over treasure, battle with Pirate Cannons and uncover legendary loot".
It's something that hasn't been seen or heard of in more than a few months, but it appears that Fortnite's month-over-month revenue has declined by nearly 50% in January. The news came via the latest Super Data Research report that also reveals that sales of Fortnite are "still up signficantly year-over-year".
Fortnite players will be able to earn a free Season 8 Battle Pass just by playing the game. All that is required to earn the Battle Pass is for players to complete 13 free Overtime Challenges by February 27th. Once the Battle Pass is live on a player's account, two Outfits are instantly added and more can be earned throughout the season's duration.
Fortnite has been updated with several fun additions to both Battle Royale and Save the World. Battle Royale players will find bottle rockets added to their arsenal, environmental campfires to cozy up to and Wild West Duos for the limited time mode. Save the World players will find a new hero in T.E.D.D. and Frostnite Challenge 6 to face off against.
Epic has once again proved that Fortnite is a phenomenon unlike anything ever seen before. Last week, Epic hosted an in-game concert with Marshmello with over ten million concurrent players participating. At the appointed hour, all Fortnite players were sent to the concert venue in-game where they were treated to a 10-minute Marshmello set and even live audio. In addition, players were tossed into low gravity or found they could fly through the air around the stage.
Fortnite Battle Royale has been updated to bring a number of things on board including mobile controller support, the new Chiller Grenade, the Solid Gold LTM, the Architect Pop Up Tournament, a number of bug fixes, and much more. Creative Mode also received some love with Piano Keys and Music Blocks added as well as Arctic Base Prefabs along with bug fixes and more. Save the World received its XRay Llamas, the new Spectral Blade along with bug fixes and other general updates.
Fortnite's Save the World Players will be getting an update to the game that will change the way V-Buck Llamas behave. Once deployed, V-Buck Llamas will be renamed "X-Ray Llama" and will allow players to see the contents of the box prior to purchase. "Not interested in what the Llama offers? Simply wait until the daily store refresh and there will be a new selection."
Fortnite has been out for iOS devices since March 2018 and since then has generated over $455M through over 82.6M downloads. December 2018 was the iOS version's biggest month to date with Epic bringing home $69M, on average about $1.6M per day on iOS alone.