Epic Games has released a new Dev Update to talk about what is to come in update version 5.40 before it hits next week.
This will introduce Storm Destruction that, in the closing phases of the game, will destroy player-built structures in the hope that it will result in more dynamic gameplay when looking to score a Victory Royale.
“In 5.40 we have the new concept called Storm Damage. The basic idea is the edge of the storm will do damage to player built structures in the final phases of the game,” Fortnite Battle Royale design lead Eric Williamson explains.
“Less than 10 percent of our matches are affected by this or make it that long, and so we are really trying to tactically adjust the final stages to provide a little more dynamic gameplay. We really look forward to your feedback on this feature, and we’re excited to see how it plays out.”
The Revolver will also be vaulted in an effort to keep the item pool “fresh and dynamic,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s gone forever.
There is also a “new mobility item” that has been teased, while Remote Explosives will now have Epic rarity. Boogie Bombs will also start dropping in stacks of two, and you will be able to carry three Shield Potions – raised from two previously.
Fortnite is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.
Get a first look at new Storm behavior, vaulting weapons and some item updates! Grab all the info before patch 5.40 hits next week. pic.twitter.com/8gJ5OIc5wl
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