When Will Fortnite Release Update V.4.5? Playground LTM and Major Map Changes Expected [UPDATED] - Dexerto

When Will Fortnite Release Update V.4.5? Playground LTM and Major Map Changes Expected [UPDATED]

Published: 26/Jun/2018 11:31 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Mike Kent


UPDATE – Fortnite has announced the release date and time for the v4.5 Update – info and what to expect.

The wait for each week’s Fortnite update has millions of gamers around the world on the edge of their seats in anticipation.

Since launching their battle royale mode in November 2017, the development team at Epic Games have won fans over with new content and changes each week, including new skins, weapons and map locations.

Unfortunately for those who are looking for the update on Tuesday, June 26th, you’ll have to wait a little longer with Epic Games expected to launch it on Wednesday, June 27th or Thursday, June 28th.

Each week the day of the update can change, but due to it being earlier in the week for updates V.4.3 and V.4.4, there was something of an expectation that we’d see another Tuesday release.

The exact details of what the changes will involve in V.4.5 are currently unknown, however, what we do know is that we’re likely to get our hands on the highly anticipated Playground LTM.

The mode was teased in the in-game menu, with a brief description given about what exactly it will entail.

“The Playground LTM will load you into the Battle Royale Map with some adjusted settings.

Battle and build to your heart’s content with an extended period of time to roam around the map as well as increased resource generation. All treasure chests and ammo crates will be spawned, try droppin’ in different spots and scope out the loot. Friendly fire is on so you can scrimmage with your squad (up to 4 friends per match), but fear not you’ll respawn immediately.”

Alongside the Playground LTM we have very little conclusive information about what V.4.5 will entail, but changes to the map have been leaked from the game files.

The images show a new tower in Tilted Towers, which might explain the ongoing building work, some changes to Dusty Divot, which was main impact spot of the meteor, and what seems to be a significant change to the Villain’s Lair.

While it looks like the rocket is missing entirely, community members have suggested that the change is actually showing some silo doors. We’ll leave you to decide for yourself!


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!