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Fortnite Battle Royale map update drops next week

Fortnite Battle Royale map update drops next week

However, the update coming next week will contain one of the largest changes to the game yet, bringing with it a revamped map containing numerous new locations for players to drop in for their bout of looting and scooting.

New points of interest are being added including the city and some new named areas on the west side of the map.

With the additional points of interest, Epic wanted to make sure that loot was evenly spread out, so the event trees and treasure chests will be removed in the interest of this new update.

Williamson said that the different "biomes" have been divided up more clearly, so as to help distinguish them from each other. "Really, the different areas of the map feel more unique", explained Williams.

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Economists had expected retail sales to rise by 0.4% compared to the 0.8% increase originally reported for the previous month. The Labor Department said its consumer price index inched up by 0.1 percent in December after climbing by 0.4 in November.

In the four months since its surprise release, the Battle Royale mode for Fortnite has seen its popularity rise immensely, with a player count of over 30 million as of last month. Another reason for their removal is due to the newly expanded map having a lot of new places to find loot. This is in addition to unspecified quality-of-life improvements that are described as a "work-in-progress". More event-specific treasure chests are possible for future updates.

Epic didn't detail what these are, but they will be listed in the patch notes once the update goes live.

Primarily this is a big map update for the game.

Fortnite is available now in early access on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with its full launch occurring at some point in 2018.


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