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The Wild West is coming to Fortnite Battle Royale with new LTM

Published: 15/Nov/2018 12:36

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite players who double as Red Dead Redemption fans will have something to look forward to, if leaks claiming a new ‘Wild West’ mode is coming to the battle royale game soon are accurate.

Fortnite’s LTM’s (limited time mode) are game modes with specific game settings and rules which are cycled in and out of the game, to give players something different from the standard battle royale game type.

In the v6.30 update, the new Food Fight LTM was added, which features respawns and other big changes, but it appears that this wasn’t the only LTM added in the update.

Data miners have also discovered file names and descriptions for another, as yet unannounced LTM – ‘Wild West’ – which will be a stripped back version of the standard game.

According to the leak, many of the standard weapons and consumables have been taken out, leaving only single shot weapons and shotguns.

  • This mode has no automatic weapons, rocket launcher or traps.
  • Check supply drops for slurp juice. Regular shields pots have been removed from this mode.
  • Dynamite can be used to great effect! It’s the only explosive found in the Wild West!

That leaves only weapons such as Hunting Rifles, shotguns, revolvers and dynamite. It also explains the leaked TNT Bundle item being added, despite the Remote Explosives being vaulted recently.

It also gives a thematic home for skins such as Calamity and Deadfire, which seemed to be just random additions, now will look right at home in this mode.

The Deadfire skin in Fortnite.

There are no details about the team sizes in this mode, whether it will be Solos, Duos, Squads or something larger like 50v50.

Epic Games hasn’t announced anything officially about the Wild West LTM, so we don’t know yet when it will go live in game.

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Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton

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Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.