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Fortnite Update 7.10 Brings Controversial Boom Box

Fortnite closed out 2018 as one of the biggest games the industry has ever seen, with millions upon millions watching it daily on Twitch, YouTube and other streaming services. Epic Games offered players numerous events throughout the year, and closed off the year with 14 Days of Fortnite, celebrating the festive season and the end of the year.

As usual, the game is accustomed to new updates adding new weapons or items. However, update 7.10 brought something not everyone was pleased with how it was implemented just a few days before a major Fortnite tournament, as well as its actual usage. The Boom Box is a stereo that blasts music which creates strong enough sound waves around its area-of-effect to stop anyone from building anything within that area. In addition to that, the update brought the new Ice Castle Prefabs to Creative mode. Here are all the patch notes.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Boom Box
    • Activate to create powerful blasts of music that deal structure damage in a large area!
    • Newly built walls in the radius of the box are destroyed with every blast.
    • Shoot the Boom Box to stop its effects.

WHAT’S NEW?

Ice Castle Prefabs

Sculpt your masterpiece in Creative with 8 new Ice Castle Prefabs!

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This is an early release so you may experience client crashes, loss of progress, or other unexpected errors.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Boom Box added to Creative Inventory Consumables
    • Activate to create powerful blasts of music that deal structure damage in a large area!
    • Newly built walls in the radius of the box are destroyed with every blast.
    • Shoot the Boom Box to stop its effects.

PREFABS

  • 8 Ice Castle Prefabs
  • 5 Ice Castle Galleries including with and without snow

WHAT’S NEW?

Pain Train Assault Rifle

Bring the pain with this heavy hitting assault rifle, available in the Weekly Store.

Tree of Light Sword

Chop down Husks and stun enemies with the light from this melee weapon! Unlock this reward from Frostnite Weekly Challenges.

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Weekly Frostnite Challenge Missions:
    • Each week during the Frostnite event, there will be a new Weekly Challenge mission in the Frostnite zone.
    • These zones include specially crafted challenges to push player’s skills using a variety of modifiers
    • Weekly Frostnite Challenge 1: Slip Out
      • Touching snow or ice will cause players to slide. Use building to your advantage!
      • Weekly Frostnite Challenge 1 Quest rewards include:
        • Challenge Banner 1
        • Tree of Light Sword
        • Snowflake Tickets

HEROES

  • Crackshot Soldier available as a quest reward from 14 Days of Fortnite.
    • A Legendary variant of the Rescue Trooper subclass.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • The Pain Train Assault Rifle will be available on the Weekly Store
    • Assault rifle with a slow rate of fire that packs a punch per shot.  Slow and steady wins the race!
    • Available in the Weekly Store from January 2 at 7 PM ET until January 9 at 7 PM ET.
  • The Tree of Light Sword will be available as a Frostnite Weekly Challenge reward
    • A slow, edged weapon with high damage per hit.
    • Includes a new 6th perk that stuns nearby enemies after 8 hits.

Epic Games might have messed it up with this one, but as usual, they will find a way to balance it out and make sure their community is happy like they always do.

[Source: Epic Games]

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