Fortnite update 3.5 has great news for bad builders

Eric Abent - Apr 11, 2018, 10:35am CDT
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Fortnite update 3.5 has great news for bad builders

A major part of surviving in Fortnite Battle Royale is learning how to build defensive structures quickly. In a firefight that is otherwise even, being the better builder can shift things in your favor, as the structures you build can keep you safe and give you an ever-important height advantage over your opponents. The problem is that being able to build these structures under fire is a skill that takes a lot of practice, and a lot of players (like myself) are awful at it.

If you fall in that particular camp as well, then you have reason to be very excitied for Fortnite‘s new version 3.5 update. The update adds a new item called the Port-a-Fort to the game, an epic-rarity drop that looks like a grenade and instantly creates a three-story tall fort made out of metal where ever you drop it. This allows you to get an immediate height advantage over any opponents you encounter without having to build the fort yourself.

Fortnite‘s 50v50 limited-time mode is making a return with this update as well. This large scale battle between two teams returns with some tweaks, as the farming rate of resources has been increased, as has the spawn rate of floor loot and ammo boxes, allowing you to get stocked up for the big battle in the final circle. If you had fun the first time this mode was available, be sure to play a few rounds of 50v50 v2 before it goes away.

Of course, there are plenty of fixes and tweaks to be found in this update. Epic is implementing a “short” equip time on weapons with a slower rate of fire, which should prevent players from switching between powerful weapons quickly to do a lot of burst damage. Vending machines are also getting a few tweaks after being introduced in version 3.4, increasing the chance of some items – such as medium ammo weapons – appearing, while decreasing the appearance rate of others.

Finally, Epic is also introducing a new replay system for Battle Royale with this update. You’ll be able to save matches and watch them back with various cinematic settings and camera modes, allowing you to save your victorious moments forever. All of this (and more) is rolling out to Fortnite Battle Royale today, so be sure to check out the full patch notes over on Epic’s website for all the incoming bug fixes and tweaks.


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