Fighting for your life in Fortnite Battle Royale is thirsty work. Epic's V3.4 Fortnite content update puts vending machines on the field of Battle Royale, but don't get too excited: These machines dispense weapons rather than refreshing soft drinks ("A rocket launcher? Aw, I really wanted a Coke"). From now on, Epic will add new stuff to Fortnite every other week with "Content Updates" that don't require a full update.
You can find vending machines at various points throughout Fortnite Battle Royale's map. The machines randomly select a rarity for the items they cough up, and the colors of the machines give you a quick visual indicator of that rarity. As per Epic's official V3.4 update notes:
- Items found in a Common (white) version will cost 100 materials.
- Items found in a Uncommon (green) version will cost 200 materials.
- Items found in a Rare (blue) version will cost 300 materials.
- Items found in a Epic (purple) version will cost 400 materials.
- Items found in a Legendary (gold) version will cost 500 materials.
Each vending machine sells three items, one per each material type (wood, metal, stone). The available items in a machine cycle on a timer, but you can speed up the timer by giving the machine a good whack with your pickaxe. Just like in real life.
Another part of the V3.4 update brings First Shot Accuracy to several weapons, including:
- Suppressed Submachine Gun
- Tactical Submachine Gun
- Suppressed Pistol
- Hand Cannon
- Assault Rifle
- Burst Assault Rifle
In other words, if you aim these weapons while standing still, and the weapon hasn't been shot recently, your first shot will be 100% accurate.
The rest of Epic's update notes are the usual flurry of weapon tweaks and bug fixes, though there's one additional sweet treat for Save the World players: An Easter Egg launcher, which is available starting today. The launcher lobs colorful egg-bombs that persist on the ground and blow up when a foe comes too close. He is Risen.
This new update doesn't address when the hotly-anticipated Raven skin is coming in. Soon, maybe? Spring is a very cheerful season and it needs to be put in its place. Instead of pacing, use your time wisely by reading up on all our tips, tricks, hints, and guides about Fortnite. We wish to share our collective knowledge, because we love you.