Fortnite's v6.30 Content Update adds Wild West LTM, Dynamite and Ghost Pistol for STW - Patch notes - Dexerto
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Fortnite’s v6.30 Content Update adds Wild West LTM, Dynamite and Ghost Pistol for STW – Patch notes

Published: 20/Nov/2018 13:09 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 13:18

by Ross Deason

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November 20 marked the release of Fortnite’s v6.30 Content Update and the introduction of the all new ‘Dynamite’ explosive item.

Originally announced on November 19 via the in-game news section, Dynamite will allow players to light a fuse and then stand back to watch the world go up in smoke.

“Light the fuse and wait for the boom!” was the only piece of information that players received with the original announcement, but now the release of the patch notes has revealed all.

Also being added to the game is the Wild West LTM where players will “use weapons from frontier times” as the fight one another.

The full patch notes, which include the all-new ‘Ghost Pistol’ for Save the World, can be found below:

HOWDY PARTNERS,

Corral and defeat enemies in a new Limited Time Mode or light the fuse and make a bang with the newest weapon to debut in Battle Royale. Haunt your enemies with a spooky pistol that comes to Save the World.

Wild West
This town ain’t big enough for the hundred of us! Use weapons from frontier times in this Limited Time Mode to earn a Victory Royale!

Dynamite
Long fuse, big BOOM! Light the fuse on this explosive addition and cook it until you’re ready to throw.

Ghost Pistol
Haunt enemies by shooting projectiles through structures with this new pistol in Save the World.

KNOWN ISSUES

Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

BATTLE ROYALE

LIMITED TIME MODE: WILD WEST

Summary
Fight for the Victory Royale using a limited set of weapons and items such as Hunting Rifles, Shotguns and Dynamite.

Mode Details

  • Available Weapons
    • Hunting Rifle
    • Pump Shotgun
    • Double Barrel Shotgun
    • Six Shooter
    • Minigun
  • Available Items
    • Campfire
    • Bandages
    • Medical Kits
    • Dynamite
    • Slurp Juice
  • Supply Drops can contain
    • Epic Six Shooters
    • Legendary Double Barrel Shotguns and Miniguns
    • Slurp Juice

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • New Weapon: Dynamite
    • Uncommon rarity, found in stacks of 3.
    • Available from floor loot, chests, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and Supply Drops.
    • 70 damage to players and 800 damage to structures.
    • Explosion is in the shape of a flat cylinder
      • 1600 units in diameter and 384 units in height.
    • Initiating a throw will start a 5-second fuse that can’t be canceled.
    • Throw range is shorter than standard Grenades.

EVENTS

New Tournament: Scavenger Pop-Up Cup Duos

  • Scavenger game mode adjustments:
    • Material cap reduced from 500 to 300.
    • Drop count of Clingers and Grenades increased from 3 to 5.
  • Safe zone changes
    • Reduced the radius of Circle 3 from 20000 to 15000
    • Reduced the radius of Circle 4 from 10000 to 7500
    • Circle 4 is now the first circle partially outside of the previous safe zone (was circle 5)
    • Increased chances of supply drops in later circles
    • Circle 9 now travels twice as far but takes twice as long to close
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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.