Update 17.21 is here, and it has introduced a few minor new features and has also added in the GRAB-ITRON weapon. Alongside the new chests and supply drops, this new update has also added in some files that hint towards the game’s next concert, which most leakers are confident will feature Ariana Grande.
The latest version of Fortnite is version 17.10.2, and it was very recently released, changing some things around on the map, such as the alteration of Holly Hedges to Holly Hatchery. Along with this shift, the update also introduced a new item: alien nanites. These can be used to upgrade your weapons.
Fortnite’s sixth season is coming to an end, and there’s surely a lot in store for Season 7, but none of that has been revealed to us yet. However, Update 16.50 has recently dropped, massively increasing the area of islands and bringing dual pistols out of the vault, adding a bit more diversity to the weapon pool.
Fortnite is perhaps one of the most well known free-to-play cross-platform games ever developed. Epic Games really pushed for the battle royal genre to become mainstream and kept on innovating with a co-operative PvE mode (Save the World) and a sandbox mode (Fortnite Creative). It was released in February 2017 on almost all platforms and has become a veritable cultural phenomenon.
It is often referred to as the more arcade version of PUBG
and the builder version of Apex Legends
The game finances itself through cosmetic microtransactions, which enable players to purchase character and weapon skins with both real money and in-game currencies as well as through the purchasing of a Battle Pass model which rewards the player with exclusive goodies by accomplishing certain milestones.
We will be focusing on the PvP aspects of the game only in this guide, meaning the Battle Royale
A match normally consists of a solo drop with 100 players or can alternatively be played with 2-3 other friends for a max squad size of four. The game differs from other Battle Royales by allowing players to construct defensive structures and buildings as well as to destroy virtually every object in the environment.
The minute their feet touch the ground, the squad will frantically look for guns, armor, and other useful items randomly distributed around and in buildings in crates. It is important to note that as of 2018, the game’s matchmaking is skill-based, meaning that who you are paired with depends on your in game statistics, such as Kill/Death ratio and total number of wins.
The game's safe zone gradually makes itself smaller within a randomly selected location’s radius on the map; players outside the safe zone take constant damage and could die if they don't get there in time. This often forces confrontation to a more stringent and stressful battlefield discouraging evasive gameplay and pushing players into dangerous encounters more frequently.
The "Fortnite Champions" of the match was the last team with surviving players. Players are given in-game currencies and experience points depending on their squad's placement. Players that are knocked down during a game can be resurrected by their teammates, but at a certain risk of encountering another squad looking to revive.
If a player is downed, their team member(s) can revive them by collecting their reboot card, which emerges at the location where they fell, then bringing it to one of the island's many respawn trucks. The card does have a timer on it, and failing to retrieve it in time results in the removal of the downed player from the match.
After Epic Games was hit with a class-action lawsuit, they began to take their security much more seriously. This doesn’t mean that there still aren’t plenty of vendors of exploit kits to help players win more frequently. Such hacks include an Aimbot, ESP Wallhacks, Radar Hacks, NoSpread and NoRecoil.
All hacks run the risk of having your account banned, that much is self-evident. Different vendors and teams have different quality hacks with more or less functionality built into their software. The basic barrier is being able to remain undetected by anti-cheat software like BattleEye or Easy Anti-Cheat. Fortnite uses the former.