If you needed a reason to thank Fortnite’s bus driver then this is it – they’re now driving the Battle Bus 25% faster. Yep, it looks like they’re putting their foot down at last. The speed upgrade was announced on the Fortnite Twitter account this morning, saying “test driving an engine upgrade [so it] now travels 25% faster while flying.” A speedier bus means that players will get to their chosen drop destination faster.
The Fortnite event schedule is here, as in-game tournaments begin today – and may already be underway, depending on what region you’re in. Events run for a handful of hours and are localized to evenings in their respective regions, so you might be looking for a schedule to keep it all straight. Luckily, Epic has provided just such a schedule.
Fortnite is getting in-game tournaments and a new ‘events’ tab in the v6.10 update. That means you’ll have easy access to competitive events directly through the client itself, and you’ll be able to pit your skill against the pros without restriction. The first event begins tomorrow, October 16, and several more are already planned for the coming weeks.
It’s not even Halloween yet, but while Fortnite’s players are busy running around in the battle royale’s spooky skins, retailers are getting ready to ship some special Christmas-themed merch. An American company has four battle royale-focused Christmas jumpers on offer, and they’re available for pre-order now.
What to get for the person who has everything? I don’t know, how about some Fortnite cosmetics? That’ll be possible soon, according to footage captured by a player who managed to get the system running in his game.
Fortnite is getting a third new vehicle. After the Shopping Cart and ATK were both added to the game in Season 5, the QuadCrasher has just appeared in the “Coming Soon” section that appears as players load into the battle royale.
One of Fortnite’s rarest (and spookiest) skins is back in the item shop. Skull Trooper first appeared last year, when the now world-dominant battle royale was still in its infancy, and is now finally available for purchase again. But this time around, it comes with its own set of challenges.
A new world record for kills in a single game of Fortnite has been set. Putting the rest of us to shame, a squad in Australia racked up 61 eliminations in one match. Excuse me while I go throw my PC into the trash.
Fortnite’s getting a new boxed retail edition just in time for Christmas, but it won’t launch with the original version of the game. Epic announced the Fortnite Deep Freeze bundle earlier today, which comes with cosmetics and in-game currency, but I felt like there was something missing.
It seems that one of Fortnite’s most sought-after skins is finally on its way back to the item store. Dataminers claim to have determined that Skull Trooper will be available to purchase again some time soon.