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Balloons, Vaulted Guided Missile, and more

05 November, 2018, 03:50 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Epic Games is adding balloons to Fortnite Battle Royale

As shown in the trailer above, they're a new, fun-looking way to float around the map that will pop when players shoot at them. Fortnitemares will continue to be part of the game until the 26th of November.

Thanks to the details provided in today's patch notes, we now know exactly how these items work.

They're Epic rarity, so you won't see them a lot, but if you're lucky you'll find 'em in the usual places: floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, Supply Llamas, and Vending Machines. Epic Games revealed that its intention was to test the feature as an addition to all the game modes.

Allows the player to defy gravity by holding up to 6 balloons at a time. They can, of course, be popped by other players, so if you're trying to use them to invade an enemy fortification, be ready to deploy your glider.

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NOTE: Don't float too high for too long, balloons only last so long at max build height. Wave goodbye to the Semi-Auto Sniper, the Guided Missile and a fan favorite, the Dual Pistols.

- When grappling as a vehicle passenger, the velocity of your vehicle is factored into the grapple force.

Taking all of this into consideration, it's good to see Epic continuing to listening closely to player feedback in order to provide Fortnite Battle Royale's community with the best gameplay experiences possible. The new patch also brings some adjustment to grappler player velocity in passenger vehicle, also, the grappled vehicle now travels in a straight line instead of moving in an arc. Finally there's a small change that's sure to make a big impact - 25% of explosive damage will now penetrate through structures / the environment - you've been warned!

"Login early and be in-match to witness the one-time event which starts at 1pm ET/ 6pm UTC". The Epic's official blog post also mentions that they will continue the glider re-deploy feature based on the internal data collection and feedbacks.


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