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Epic Games has updated Fortnite with its latest content. That means new weapons, adjustments, and more.

Here’s the full rundown from Epic:

The first content update for Fortnite version 7.10 is now available. Primarily, the highlight here is the addition of presents.

Below are the full details:

Version 7.10 of Fortnite is now available. This update adds the “14 days of Fortnite” limited time mode, new options in Creative Mode, balance changes and more. Here are the full patch notes:

Battle Royale

What’s New?

14 Days of Fortnite
Explore new Challenges, play in new and old LTM’s, and unlock rewards in this seasonal event, starting December 19!

Limited Time Modes: 14 Days of Fortnite

The 14 Days of Fortnite event will feature both new and returning LTMs. Large team modes switch every two days and small team modes rotate every 24 hours.

Starting December 19, log in each day at 9 AM ET(1400 UTC) to find out which modes are available to explore. Let us know which LTM is your favorite on our social channels!  

Weapons + Items

  • Heavy Assault Rifle Changes:
    • Reduced the effectiveness of the Heavy Assault Rifle while not aiming down sights; aiming down sight gameplay remains roughly the same
      • Increased ADS accuracy bonus by 10%
      • Increased accuracy while standing still by 10%
      • Reduced vertical recoil by 6%
      • Base accuracy reduced by 30%
      • Reduced accuracy while jumping and falling by 60%
  • Improved Balloon controls
    • While in the air, Balloons can be released by pressing the ‘Crouch’ keybind(formerly the ‘Jump’ keybind).
    • Players can again use Alt-Fire to release a Balloon when the Balloon item is selected.
  • For modes it’s available in, the height at which glider redeploy is available has been decreased from 1000 units to 576 units.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players were able to pick up live Dynamite through structures.

Version 7.01 of Fortnite is now available. Highlights include a new melee weapon, the Infinity Blade, as well as lots of changes to Creative Mode:

UI

  • Players are no longer brought to the Battle Royale lobby when clicking “Creative” in the game mode select screen.

Battle Royale

Limited Time Mode: Close Encounters

Summary
Close quarters combat with Shotguns & Jetpacks!

Mode Details

  • The only weapons in this mode are Shotgun variants.
    • Jetpacks & Heavy Shotguns can be found in chests & Supply Drops.
    • Other Shotgun variants are spawned as floor loot.
  • The Storm moves in more quickly than normal at mid to late game.
    • Typical match length is about 15 minutes.
  • Stats are enabled for this mode.

Weapons + Items

  • Infinity Blade
    • This Mythic melee weapon can be found on Polar Peak.
    • Primary Fire delivers a powerful sword slash. It deals big damage to enemies and destroys structures in one blow (75 damage to players).
    • Alternate Fire allows the player to leap great distances, destroying objects in its path. Upon landing, it delivers damage and a knock-up to nearby players (25 damage).
    • The wielder of the sword is also granted additional abilities:
      • An increased pool of max Health and Shields (200 Health/200 Shields).
      • Regeneration of effective Health over time up to max Health and Shields (1 HP per second).
      • An instant burst of effective Health upon elimination of an enemy (50 HP).
      • Increased movement speed (130%).
    • The first player to pull the Infinity Blade from its pedestal will be instantly healed to full Health and Shields.
    • If a player picks up the Infinity Blade, all other inventory items aside from building materials will be dropped.\
    • When the wielder of the Infinity Blade picks up an item (aside from building materials), the Infinity Blade will be dropped.
    • The Infinity Blade will be dropped when the wielder is knocked out or eliminated.
    • Only one Infinity Blade will appear per match.

Gameplay

  • X-4 Stormwing
    • When a plane is shot down, the driver and all passengers of that plane will now take 25 damage from the explosion.

Bug Fixes

  • Speculative fix for players moving after being eliminated.
  • Fixed players being ejected from vehicles if they lost the icy feet effect.

Epic Games has pulled back the curtain on a new feature for Fortnite. Those who make the “most exciting and imaginative islands” in the Creative mode will be featured in the Battle Royale map.

Below are the full details:

Fortnite Season 7 is here, bringing with it a host of changes, including the new Creative mode. Check below for the announcement trailer of Season 7, the Season 7 Battle Pass trailer and the version 7.00 patch notes:

Following today’s leak, Epic Games has officially announced Creative mode for Fortnite. Players will be able to “design games, race around the island, battle your friends in new ways and build your dream Fortnite.” The action takes place “on your own private island where everything you make is saved.”

Season 7 will host the launch of Creative mode, where Battle Pass owners can have access to a private island starting December 6. Everyone will then have access for free on December 13.

In what probably should have been announcement at The Game Awards tomorrow, news regarding a new Fortnite mode has leaked early. Head past the break for first details and footage.

Originally, Fortnite was intended to have a new account merging feature go live this month. With November just about over, players might be curious as to why we haven’t seen it yet. Epic Games provided an update on its website today.

Because of “ongoing technical concerns,” the functionality has been delayed. Epic now intends to have it ready sometime in early 2019.

Fortnite’s latest update is out now, bringing the game to version 6.31. Highlights include the new limited time mode Team Rumble and new rarity levels for the Pump Shotgun. Below are the full patch notes: