The recently released v6.30 content update in Fortnite Battle Royale has added a brand new Limited Time Mode – Wild West.
The Wild West LTM brings the theme and flair of the frontier to Fortnite, limited the choices of weapons and items that players can use to what was available in the days of the old west.
“This town ain’t big enough for the hundred of us!” reads the in-game description for this brand new mode.
Other than the limitation to weapon and item options, there are no other major changes in this mode, making it a classic battle royale race to see who can clinch the Victory Royale.
The weapons that players can use in this LTM are: Hunting Rifle, Pump Shotgun, Double Barrel Shotgun, and Six Shooter. Originally, the Minigun was supposed to be one of the options, but it was removed hours after the LTM was released.
As for items, players will only have Campfires, Bandages, Medical Kits, Dynamites, and Slurp Juices available. However, for the time being, the new Dynamite explosive has been disabled in Fortnite for all modes.
Another unique aspect of this LTM are the Supply Drops, which can only carry Epic Six Shooters, Legendary Double Barrel Shotguns, and Slurp Juices.
Considering how limited the weapon options in this mode are, these Supply Drops can prove to be huge in getting players to a Victory Royale.
As of now, it’s unclear for how long the Wild West LTM will be available, although these themed modes tend to not be kept in Fortnite for too long.
An in-depth look at the entire v6.30 content update patch notes is available HERE.