Fortnite Playground Mode Coming Back
- Author: Terrell Bush Jul 25, 2018,
Jul 25, 2018, 3:33
Fortnite Battle Royale is free, but Fortnite Save the World-the PvE portion that got the ball rolling last year-is not. The bus has been updated with balloons, and gamers are tasked with finding birthday cakes across the map and dancing in front of them. The birthday cake event begins TODAY (July 24) and will run until Tuesday August 7, for a total of three weeks. There will also be birthday cake slices around the island that will instantly give you five health points and five shield points when you eat them.
This revelation of a major buff coming to the Slurp Juice healing item in Fortnite came by the way of an Epic Games employee on the official subbreddit for Epic Games' popular battle royale game. Now the Slurp Juice gives 25 shield and 25 health over a duration of 25 seconds.
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On top of that, the game's Save the World mode is getting a special birthday questline that unlocks the Birthday Brigade Ramirez Hero when you complete it.
And like we have seen in the past, the new Fortnite week 3 challenges have leaked online.
The new patch will bring in a new close-quarters weapon - the "high capacity, fast firing" Compact SMG - alongside some light UI changes to timers and menus. It's best to check the accompanying image with the suggestion (which we've included below) to get a better picture.
It's unclear when Tactics Showdown will be added to Fortnite, but fans can look forward to Playground Mode making its return on Wednesday, July 25.
The building nerfs have caught the attention of more than a few players so far with some lamenting the fact that building structures to defend yourself seems like a less viable strategy after the nerfs.
Expect patch notes and a specific time to drop sooner rather than later - Epic has a habit of announcing what's changing before it actually goes live.