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Poison Trap coming to Fortnite with v8.20 update

by Eli Becht

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With the upcoming v8.20 update in Fortnite, Epic Games is set to debut a ranked playlist and a new trap called the Poison Trap.

Epic Games announced a little bit of what players can look forward to with the upcoming v8.20 update of Fortnite via the in-game news section.

If players check the news in Fortnite, they will see that a new trap called the Poison Trap will be making its way to the game with the next update.

Fortnite has been in need of a new trap for quite some time now after the shock trap was removed, leaving just the floor trap in the game.

Eventually, Epic Games did allow for the floor trap to be placed on walls and ceilings but it's clear there was still room for more variety in traps.

How will the Poison Trap work?

Fortnite is set to add a new trap finally.

It sounds like the Poison Trap will be pretty straight forward. If players step on the trap they will trigger it and become poisoned. 

This likely means a player will lose health over time at the poison does its damage. It's unclear if there will be initial damage dealt by the trap or if it is all over time.

The patch notes will reveal a lot more about the trap when they release but we can probably get the overall idea from the description which reads:

"It's a Poison Trap! Watch your step lest you trigger a trap!"

This trap isn't the only exciting thing coming with the update however as Epic Games revealed a ranked playlist of sorts will be coming to Fortnite too.

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Epic Games
Fortnite hasn't added a new trap in a while.

The new Arena Mode will be coming with update v8.20 and it sounds like it'll be here to stay. 

Players will finally be able to get a taste of ranked action in Fortnite and that will surely mean good things for players of all skill levels.

The new update is scheduled for 5 am EST on March 27, which is when downtime will begin.

Downtime typically doesn't last too long, so players shouldn't have to worry about out of commission for too long.