Fortnite Update Adds Wild West Mode, New Dynamite Item Pulled for Causing Crashes

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As usual, Fortnite is following up its latest big patch with an additional content update, and it seems Epic is jumping aboard the video game western bandwagon! The update includes the new Wild West Limited-Time Mode and dynamite weapon. Meanwhile, Save the World is getting the Ghost Pistol which can shoot phantom bullets through walls.

Here are your notes for the Fortnite 6.30 content update:

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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

Save The World

Heroes

8 Bit Demo returns to the Weekly Store.

  • Explosives expert who groups enemies with Decoy before finishing them with a hail of missiles.
  • Available Wednesday, November 21 at 7 PM EST until Wednesday, November 28 at 7 PM EST.

Weapons + Items

Ghost Pistol added to the Weekly Store.

  • A slow firing pistol that shoots ghostly projectiles that pass through walls and enemies.
  • Available Wednesday, November 21 at 7 PM EST until Wednesday, November 28 at 7 PM EST.

Unfortunately, the roll-out of this content update hasn’t been entirely smooth – it seems dynamite is a little too destructive, causing some players’ games to crash.

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Update: Dynamite has now been reactivated…

Fortnite is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile platforms.

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