An interesting new concept for Fortnite Battle Royale would see the classic Gun Game mode come to the Epic Games title, but with a few twists.
Many players have tried to come up with a way to make Gun Game work in a battle royale environment but the core features of the two modes make it a difficult compromise.
However, Reddit user ‘-Praxis_’ has come up with an interesting new LTM (Limited Time Mode) suggestion called ‘All The Same’ which would put an interesting spin on Gun Game that could actually work.
Instead of players progressing through weapons with each kill, Praxis’ concept would see guns change every 45 seconds in a Solos match. No weapons would be available in loot, but a handful of items like Shield potions and the Grappler would be.
Praxis also suggested that there could be an initial cooldown period that would give players the chance to farm materials and find some items before the first weapon became available.
Gun Game is a popular party mode that has featured in some of the most popular shooters of all time, including various Call of Duty titles, and typically sees players compete to be the first to get a kill with each weapon.
Players might start with a commonly used assault rifle but will soon find themselves having to find a frag with a launcher or pistol that rarely gets any attention in the core game.
With the lack of respawn in battle royale, it is entirely possible that players would simply hide and wait until the final moments once they progressed onto a weapon that they feel comfortable on.
The rotation of weapons on a timer, however, would tackle some of these issues and could even result in some hilarious engagements where players find their shotguns switched out for crossbow mid-fight.
Fortnite developers Epic Games have now confirmed the next Chapter 2 Season 2 update, patch v14.40 — the spookiest of the season — is on its way. Here’s all the early patch notes, downtime details, and more for the Oct. 21 update.
It’s late October, and that can only mean one thing in Fortnite: the ghoulish Fortnitemares annual event is back! This Halloween-themed patch will bring everything from Fortnite’s old spooky enemies, Husks, as well as a mysterious resurrection.
We’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s coming in the terrifying Halloween patch update on Oct. 21 too; here’s everything we know about patch v.14.40 so far — starting with all the details on Fortnite’s impending update downtime.
When is the Fortnite v14.40 patch coming?
Epic Games has officially locked in the v14.40 update for Wednesday, October 21. Downtime is expected to begin at 4am ET (8am UTC, 9am BST, 6pm AEST).
Expect a lengthy downtime for the v14.40 patch. Fortnite matchmaking will be disabled 20-25 minutes before the Halloween update.
Also, be warned, the patch size on PC will be “much larger than normal.” Epic has confirmed the update will clock in at around 27GB but once the patch has gone live it should “massively reduce” the size of the game on your hard drive.
There’s also a chance Midas returns to the Authority as a ghost after his failed test with the Device, so that could be one thing found when patch v14.40 goes live.
The Fortnitemares Halloween event usually runs in the last week of October, so patch v14.40 is right on schedule.
Speaking of Midas’ return, the theme of this Halloween patch has already been leaked, and it’s all based around the former Fortnite villain coming back with a vengeance.
According to the datamined leaks, Midas will once again take over the Authority in v14.40, and this time he’ll have spooky Ghost Henchman at his side. He’ll also trade out his iconic Drum Gun for a Gold Scar, just to change things up a little.
Midas was never going to be gone from Fortnite forever.
Husks return in Halloween update
Fortnitemares 2020 is also set to bring back Zombie Husks. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Husks are another iconic part of any Halloween update in Epic’s battle royale.
Whether you’re a fan or not, the Husks will be returning too; Fortnite dataminer @Mang0e_ discovered updated versions of the Husk spawner files. Whenever those get a makeover, the lumbering zombies they spawn aren’t too far behind.
In Fortnitemares past, these cubes spawned all over the map.
The final pre-patch v14.40 leaks pointed to new Halloween items and consumables being added to the game when Fortnitemares goes live on Oct. 21.
Multiple dataminers, including Hypex and Tabor Hill, discovered mention of new rideable Broomsticks. These new items, marked “wbroom” in the Fortnite code, should work similarly to Silver Surfer’s Surfboard, or the Glider Re-Deploy.
As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will likely include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including the issues with Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb.
Here is the full list of bug changes potentially set for v14.40:
Honey Hitters Pickaxe disabled.
Cozy Chomps and Ravage Outfits appearing as Ramirez.
TWIP! Legacy not being awarded.
Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble.
Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.
Players without matchmaking permissions cannot access the Team Size setting.
Sky color does not change when adjusting light color setting.
Fog and lighting settings changed in Creative.
Vehicle buttons missing.
Black textures on foil variants on Nintendo Switch.
So, there you have it! That’s our early patch notes with expected changes and fixes coming in Fortnite’s v14.40 update patch. Once the official details are released and added to the game, we’ll be the first to let you know.