Fortnite Battle Royale's New Minigun Put on Hold for Building Glitch Fixes

Fortnite Battle Royale's New Minigun Put on Hold for Building Glitch Fixes

Epic Games details the upcoming patch, which has unfortunately been delayed.

Fortnite has had some server issues and in-game bugs recently, but Epic Games is continuing to move forward with fixes and improvements for the game. Today, the developer detailed the upcoming Patch 2.4.0, with some new items and fixes. The primary addition will be the new Minigun weapon for Battle Royale.

The Minigun fires nearly as quickly as the Submachine Gun and uses Light ammo. The weapon is likely a counter to the current endgame in Fortnite, which is focused around building cover and tall structures; assuming a high rate of fire, the weapon will probably shred crafted structures. In fact, it's shown doing just that in Epic's short teaser video.

There's the new Cozy Campfire for the PVE Save the World mode. When dropped, the campfire will tag every friendly player in the area with a heal over time buff. Epic Games also added new Expedition types—People and Trap Runs—allowing you to gather those specific resources.

Fortnite players are also happy to find out that Epic Games has removed certain llamas from the store rotation: Double Llama, Fiver Llama, Six Pack Llama, Niner Llama. Llamas are Fortnite's version of the loot boxes, offering weapons, items, and other goodies. Players felt the removed llamas weren't really providing worthwhile items for the cost.

Unfortunately, those issues I mentioned in the beginning have caused Epic Games to delay the patch. Players have hammered at Epic Games to fix the persistent building glitch in the console versions of Fortnite. The glitch involves the building system switching to another type on the fly. For example, if you try to build stairs, the game would switch to floors or walls instead. In combat, this can mean the difference between life or death, so it's a hot button issue.

There's currently no estimated release for the building glitch fixes or the new patch.

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