As often is the case with Fortnite news, there’s a whole stankin’ mess of updates for the game to the point I literally was drafting this story twice before something new came up. So, here’s all that’s current in the online shooter as of this writing…which means we’ll need to update this later on in about an hour’s time. But it’s okay, you’re all worth it.
We’ll start with the latest update to the Fortnite game entire first. Patch 4.5 has made a number of beefy updates to Battle Royale, adding a new weapon in the form of dual pistols; letting teams place a visual beacon for where to drop in and gather; and opening up the Playground LTM that grants friends an hour to build, battle among themselves, and explore weapon and play strategies in a private instance of the battleground.
Patch 4.5 has also added a couple of changes to Save the World, introducing the finale of the game’s Blockbuster quest line, the Builder Pro controller layout, and a new enemy among other updates to the PvE mode.
All of these updates seem to be the last of Season 4’s offerings, as the game’s subreddit has offered details on the start of Season 5. Players can look forward to the new season on Thursday, July 12th at precisely 4am EDT. To help people push their way through the Battle Pass a little faster, the game will be offering a 100% match XP boost this coming weekend from June 29th to July 2nd.
Finally, there’s a small glimmer of hope for fans who found their Epic Games accounts under lock and key thanks to their connection to PS4. Sony Interactive Entertainment America’s CEO Shawn Layden answered a question during the Gamelab conference in Spain about the company’s insistence to not allow cross-platform play and the perception that they’re not hearing complaints about the policy.
“We’re hearing it,” assured Layden. “I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business. We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities.”
Let’s check…yeah, okay, looks like the most current details for now! There’s certainly plenty to digest here, but we’ll focus on the statement from one of Sony’s top brass, which sounds a bit like a possible concession is being made. Here’s hoping its not too mealy-mouthed and watered down. That wouldn’t be “For the Players”, would it?
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