Fortnite suffered a bit of a setback last week thanks to server issues, but it's back and rarin' to go, baby. The V3.5 content update is live, and so is Battle Royale's promised 50v50 mode. That's not the only thing on the menu, though. Battle Royale has a new, powerful weapon, and Save the World has a significant content update, too.
First and foremost: 50v50 V2 is ready when you are. That's two teams of 50, two buses, and the rest of it. Jump in whenever you gather up the nerve. It might help to know there's a new weapon to keep you company in Battle Royale: The light machine gun. It sprays bullets from 100 round magazines, making it the perfect tool for keeping foes at bay from a distance.
Also, from Thursday, April 19 until Sunday, April 22, playing Battle Royale will earn you double experience. Don't miss this rare opportunity to grow through repeated death. It's not the kind of opportunity that springs up often in real life.
Save the World players have a new questline to tackle called Into the Storm: Encore. Successful completion of the story rewards you with one of Save the World's new Cyberpunk heroes. Also new to Save the World: The neon-hued Mercury LMG, an energy machine gun with that cuts down husks. You can find it in the Event Store.
Finally, the V3.5 update brings with it the usual peppering of tweaks and bug fixes. Check out Epic's official patch notes for the full story.
Last week's server issues are ancient history, so it's time to get back on the bus. Check out our hints, tips, and guides for Fortnite Battle Royale to nail down the basics and learn the ins and outs of each weapon. Veterans will be interested in our guide to Fortnite Battle Royale's Week 9 challenges. I guarantee it.