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All Fortnite vehicles set for major changes before Fortnite World Cup

Published: 7/Apr/2019 15:49 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 15:07

by Marcus Banks


Epic Games are planning significant adjustments to vehicles in Fortnite ahead of the upcoming $30 million World Cup tournament, which could cause further headaches for professional players. 

What is the Fortnite World Cup?

The Fortnite World Cup is the biggest event that Epic has ever hosted, pitting the best solo and duo players from around the world against each other to earn their share of the largest prize pool ever offered for a gaming competition.

Qualifiers for the biggest tournament in esport history are just around the corner, with the first event taking place on April 13. Qualifiers will end on June 13 with $1 million up for grabs every week until the grand finals in New York on July 26-28.

Epic GamesPlayers can qualify for the World Cup by reaching Champion Division in arena mode.

What changes are coming to vehicles in Fortnite?

According to FortniteNews, an anonymous source has received word that Epic will implement major changes to their vehicle mechanics in a future update – possibly the upcoming v8.30 patch, which is likely to be released on either April 9 or April 10.

The update could see notable amendments to the way vehicles handle and are controlled which may have a massive impact on the World Cup event, given how vital mobility items are in lobbies containing mass amounts of professional players.

Epic GamesThe Baller is the latest vehicle to be introduced to Fortnite.

Epic Games confirm changes (Updated April 8, 2019)

An Epic Games engineer, who goes by the name of DanDaDaDanDan on Reddit, has responded to our original story and confirmed that changes to vehicles are on the way. 

However, it seems there will be a period of testing before changes are implemented in-game, based on their comment posted to the Fortnite Competitive subreddit. 

“We’re working on harmonizing controller input for vehicles,” they posted. “For example, exit is the same button for all vehicles and we’re working with Creative Mode content creators to create a test map to allow everyone to easily see whether they want to use a streamlined or the old scheme.”


Will the Fortnite World Cup be affected?

A lot of top players base their landing spot around vehicles and a massive change could send shockwaves through the Fortnite competitive community after Epic claimed that no game-changing updates would happen before major tournaments.

Morale is already low due to the ban on stretched resolution and many professional players are also unhappy with the current points format of the in-game tournament which allows players to farm points by aggressively chasing kills. 

EPIC GAMESVehicles are extremely important in competitive Fortnite to travel to the safe zone without using materials.

Now that it’s been confirmed that changes are set to take place, there’s still zero mention about when they are to be implemented. 

While the game’s developer has confirmed that major changes won’t take place before tournaments in the past, their reputation for constantly modifying the core mechanics of their game just ahead of competitive events will leave some players fearing the worst, still. 

Last updated on April 8, 2019.


Baby Yoda coming in Fortnite Season 5, Mandalorian Star Wars theme leaked

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:58 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 15:48

by David Purcell


Huge Fortnite Season 5 leaks have revealed the next major update will be a crossover with Star Wars and The Mandalorian, featuring Baby Yoda. 

The update is expected to land at the end of November, with Epic Games continuing their relationship with Disney. Previous seasons have been all about Marvel, and following on from the success of The Mandalorian Season 2, it looks like the game is set to strike while the iron is hot on the hype.

On November 24, within the week the patch is expected to roll out, leakers ShiinaBR and others are reporting the crossover is imminent.

First of all, the dataminer tweeted: “So the next Battle Pass is Star Wars themed?? Both the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda will be a part of it!”

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass leaked: Star Wars & Mandalorian

This very quickly caught the attention of fans, before later posting a leaked image of the Battle Pass advertising.

As seen below, there is an image of Fortnite skins – spearheaded by the Mandalorian – and to his side you can see little Baby Yoda, which will presumably be a Back Bling in the next major update.

Fortnite Crew leak

Fortnite Crew
Epic Games
Fortnite Crew will be a paid subscription service each month.

A first look at the new Fortnite Crew subscription service has also been revealed ahead of schedule.

There are reports that this will be a monthly subscription service to the game, which will land players a select amount of V-Bucks per month, the Battle Pass for each season, and new skin packs to open with cosmetics and outfits inside.

Presumably, that will roll out alongside the next major update. According to website Indigo Pearl, it will cost £9.99 / $9.99 per month and will including the following.

  • Battle Pass
  • 1,000 V-Bucks each month
  • New Monthly Crew Pack!

Once we have more information confirmed by the developers, we’ll be the first to let you know. It looks like it’s going to be a big season for the game, following on from Season 4 which was all about the Avengers and ultimately – Galactus as well.