It's summer. Time to pick up your pickaxe and throw a gosh-damn party. Fortnite is celebrating the start of the season with a big update (v4.5) to Battle Royale and Save the World. Here's what's hot (that's another summer joke).
Battle Royale has a new weapon (dual pistols) and map markers that give you a handy visual indication on where your friends are. There's also a new Playground Mode that lets you and three of your friends build and train. Friendly fire is activated, and you have an hour to monkey around until the Storm closes in and ends your session. Sounds like a good option for people still getting used to the game.
Battle Royale players can also try their luck at Final Fight mode. No, you don't put on felt pants and swing pipes. Instead, teams of 12 gradually close in on the center of the map and fight while the game's timer counts down. The team with the most members standing at the end of the countdown is the winner.
Save the World has new missions (Blockbuster Part 4: The Finale is now available), new items, and new heroes that are designed to match up with Independence Day festivities. There's also the usual array of tweaks and bug fixes. Visit Epic's official Fortnite v4.5 patch notes for more information. Don't forget to read up on our guide to Fortnite, too. We have tips, tricks, and hints galore.