Suit up… the High Stakes event has begun! Play the new Getaway LTM, complete challenges to unlock free cosmetic rewards and bling out your squad with new store offerings.
Here’s the plan. Four safes have been loaded into supply drops scattered around the island, each carrying a large jewel. You and your crew must locate a safe, pick up the prize inside and getaway with the goods while battling enemies. The first four teams to make their way to a van with a jewel and getaway win! Are you up for the job?
Escape with the goods and you can unlock even more rewards. Earn free cosmetics items in-game by completing the special High Stakes Challenges.
You’re gonna need the right gear for a job like this. Throughout the High Stakes event, the Wildcard outfit will be featured in the store periodically. The outfit comes with 4 four swappable cosmetic masks, one for each of your crew and the “Cuff Case” back bling. Complete your getaway gear with the Safecracker glider!
Need a specialist? Get the Ace Outfit, Swag Bag Back Bling and 600 V-Bucks when you purchase the Ace Pack, now available in the in-game store.
Go get the goods!
Most of our regions have multiple datacenters supporting them. For example, our North America East region operates out of both Virginia and Ohio. Currently, matches are placed randomly on servers running in any datacenter within the region, which can lead to some variation in ping from one game to the next. To help with this, we’ve been working on sub-region matchmaking to allow us to route games to the datacenter in your region with the best ping for you. Once this change is live you should see much more consistent ping times across games.
Your account security is our top priority! Protect your account by enabling 2FA. As a reward for protecting your account, you’ll unlock the Boogiedown Emote in Fortnite Battle Royale.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) can be used to help protect your account from unauthorized access by requiring you to enter an additional code when you sign in. The Two-Factor Authentication feature currently supports the use of an authenticator app or an email address authentication method.
Once you’ve opted into Two-Factor Authentication, you will be asked to enter the code from your preferred two-factor authentication method, then you will be signed into your account. You will be prompted for the two-factor passcode the first time you sign in after enabling the feature, if you use a new device, if it’s been over 30 days since you last signed in or if you’ve cleared your browser cookies recently.
To opt into Two-Factor Authentication:
If you prefer to use an authenticator app for two-step verification, here are a few common authenticator apps that can be found in your mobile device app store:
Keep your account safe and remember, Epic employees will never ask for your password!
Another big Fortnite event is on the horizon – tell your friends using #FortnitePAXWest!
Where are we dropping?
Downtown Seattle! We’re landing at PAX West 2018 on Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3 and we’re bringing plenty of fun activities for solos and squads. Find us outside at 8th and Pine and inside the Washington State convention center on the 1st floor “Yakima” or tune-in to the conclusion of the Summer Skirmish tournament series, live at PAX West!
The Summer Skirmish tournament will conclude at PAX West with a live $1,500,000 USD competition open to all PAX West attendees. Registration for the event will be held on site each day starting at 8:00AM at PAX Lot 73 on 8th and Pine.
Day 1, 2 and 3 of PAX West will begin with three rounds of qualifiers, followed by final qualifires each night. Final qualifiers will be broadcast across all Fortnite channels from 6:00PM- 9:00PM local time. The top 33 winners of each evening’s final qualifiers will battle for Victory Royale in the PAX West Final matches held on Monday, September 3. All of Monday’s matches will be streamed on Fortnite's official channels, starting at 11:00AM local time and ending at 3:00PM local time. There will be more information on the tournament's format and prizing soon!
Watch the tournament live on:
Grab your squad, all kinds of fun Fortnite activities await you at PAX West. Complete the 9-hole Lazy Links mini-golf course located at the “Yakima” conference center to get an exclusive set of four Pinny Arcade Fortnite pins!
If you’re interested in watching the tournament live at PAX West, visit 8th and Pine. We’re setting up a viewing area, food trucks and a merch store carrying exclusive Fortnite swag!
The circle is closing… see you in Seattle!
Hello Fortnite competitors,
We’ve just finished up Summer Skirmish Week 5 and we wanted to give you folks a mid-skirmish update from some of the previous weeks. We’re talkin’ interesting stats, additional info on a few standout performers, and our learnings about formats so far. Here’s a quick breakdown of some fun stats from the past weeks:
A general note about statistics… it’s really difficult to pull off consistent great placements or high elimination games with a lobby full of some of Fortnite’s best players. We wanted to properly salute the talented players that have participated each week.
Showdown players have really been able to make a name for themselves through the Summer Skirmish. One in particular who has quickly risen to the top is NotVivid. He placed 19th and 155th in the two Solo Showdowns, but impressed with consistent performance and high placings during Summer Skirmish. He has bookended the Friday Skirmishes so far, with victories in both Week 1 and Week 4. In Week 1, NotVivid and his duo partner were able to fight through the masses to remain on top, and in Week 4 pulled off two clutch victories from behind to steal away the top spot.
Atlantis Mitr0 continued to show stellar consistency by topping Saturday Summer Skirmish group in Week 3. The overall winner of the Blitz Showdown LTM and earned the highest score across all regions - nearly 50 points ahead of the next closest finisher. Since battling his way into the Skirmish, Mitr0 has now finished 13th and 1st in his two entrances, with strong individual performances both times.
Another Showdown player who has risen to the occasion is Reverse2k. Reverse2k was able to secure an impressive placement in the Blitz Showdown LTM and he has turned that into three very consistent performances in the Summer Skirmish. He had managed to net himself 13th in the Week 2 High Score format, while he and TSM Daequan were able to secure a 16th place finish the following week. Week 4 Reverse catapulted to the forefront, with an amazing 9 elimination game, thrusting him atop NA throne, earning himself 5th place and a large payout.
Lastly, there was another Showdown participant who caught fire and surged through the competition to win Week 4’s “Hold the Throne” on Saturday. Secret Domentos was able to capture the 58th spot during the July Showdown, but his true potential showed in Week 4 of Summer Skirmish. Domentos was able to win 3 of the 9 matches and racking up an impressive 19 eliminations (3rd highest, behind BlaxTV and Teekzy) storming up the ladder to capture the victory. He’s the only Summer Skirmish competitor to secure three Victory Royales in a single day of competition.
Continuing to improve server performance remains a top priority. We’ve integrated a number of improvements over the course of the Summer Skirmish series, however we still aren’t quite where we’d like to be. We're continuing to look hard at server performance with multiple daily playtests where we capture server performance and identify areas for improvement. We'll keep taking the things we learn from playtests, Skirmish events, and live server data to push the envelope for high intensity Battle Royale.
One consistent challenge is the act of transitioning from a participating player to an in-game spectator, watching heavy build fights near the final circles from the Player PoV. So far, we haven’t been able to make use of the Live Spectating functionality that we had available at the Pro-Am available on the live servers. This past weekend was the first time we’ve have a limited version of the Live Spectator tool available on the public servers and we’re excited to begin integrating this into our broadcasts.
We also recognize that the lack of live statistics make it difficult for casters to tell compelling stories during the matches and the for viewers to watch along with high interest levels. Our analytics team is working to solve these problems. We hope to soon be able to deliver information of all kinds to Fortnite viewers more quickly during events.
We’ve had a lot of fun creating new formats each week. There are lots of new learnings that we walk away with after each Summer Skirmish weekend by creating new scoring schemes and incentivizing different win conditions. Some formats have been extremely weighted in one direction over the other in order to observe play behavior and collect statistics over a prolonged series of matches in an isolated, high-stakes environment.
A few of our core values when creating formats are simplicity, match tension and upholding the integrity of Battle Royale. Ultimately, we want to find what gives the competitors the best play experience while maintaining a high level of viewing entertainment.
Lastly, thanks to the participants and viewers that have been helping us along the way!
We’re excited to announce the Fortnite Beta on Android is launching this week. Players with Samsung Galaxy devices are the first to be invited starting today. The Android Beta will begin opening for other devices* over the next few days.
*Currently supported on the following Samsung Devices:
Purchasers of the new Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 will get access to the new Galaxy outfit.
Head to Fortnite.com/Android to download and start playing.
Not using a Samsung device? Sign-up to join the invite list!
We’ll start rolling out access to players as we work on supporting a wider variety of devices in the next few days. Players will be granted access in waves to Fortnite Battle Royale, and will be sent instructions on how to download and play! Sign up at Fortnite.com/Android.
Other devices the Android Beta will be playable on:
Got questions? Visit the FAQ. We can’t wait to get Fortnite into your hands!
Happy Birthday Fortnite Fans!
Starting July 24th, we’ll be celebrating #Fortnite1st with a limited time in-game event! You can earn special birthday cosmetics by completing birthday challenges and quests in-game. From the birthday Battle Bus to the sploder husks carrying a tasty surprise, we can’t wait to party with you! The in-game celebration lasts until August 7!
Complete the Fortnite Birthday questline in Save the World and earn the Birthday Brigade Ramirez Hero! Earn tickets to spend on Birthday Llamas which can contain Heroes and weapons from every event this year (not including quest rewards).
Jump in-game and join the celebration on July 24. Happy 1 year everyone!
-The Fortnite Team
We are excited to announce that this summer Epic Games will host the Summer Skirmish series. We’re kicking off an 8-week series of competitions where we’ll be awarding $8,000,000 in prize money. The events start this weekend with a $250,000 Duos competition. Participants will be made up of community creators and Fortnite players who have demonstrated their competitive prowess. The format and competitors may change from week-to-week, so stay on your toes!
The #FortniteBlockbuster Contest (the "Contest") is subject to these Official Rules, which are binding and final on matters relating to the Contest, except as expressly stated otherwise. No purchase necessary to enter or win. The Contest is sponsored by Epic Games, Inc. (the “Sponsor”).
Submissions must be a video that is at least 1 minute in length, but no longer than 5 minutes. Submissions must be original and can only include personal gameplay and royalty free audio. Submission may not contain any voice-over speech or added on-screen text. Submissions must have #FortniteBlockbuster in the title. See Submission Guidelines for additional requirements.
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Lights, camera, superhero action!
Every hero needs a story and we invite you to show us yours. Put your filmmaking skills to the test to write and direct the ultimate Season 4 superhero flick.
Use the Fortnite replay system and a little in-game movie set magic to make a blockbuster hit highlighting the heroes of Season 4 and their adventures.
Submit your creations for a chance to have your film featured in-game on the Risky Reels screen for all of the Fortnite community to see, a poster for your film in the Fortnite world, V-Bucks, and more!
NOTE: Your submission must be original and can only include personal gameplay and royalty free audio.
Youtube provides royalty free music that anyone can use: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
The contest begins July 2 @10am ET and runs until July 11 @11:59pm ET. All entries must be submitted during the contest period. You can see the full rules here. Share your submission on social and support other creators using #FortniteBlockbuster.
Once the contest ends, we’ll review all of the submitted films and announce the winners on July 24. Selected winners will receive the following:
Upload a video to YouTube and make it publicly visible and searchable. Include #FortniteBlockbuster in the title and email [email protected] with the subject line #FortniteBlockbuster. Please include your full name and Epic ID in the email so we can award your prize if you win.
NOTE: Epic may require verification through a procedure at its sole discretion.
We will be judging based on three different criteria:
Submissions must be a video that is at least 1 minute in length, but no longer than 5 minutes. Your submission must be original and can only include personal gameplay and royalty free audio. Your film cannot feature any voice-over narrative or on-screen text. Submissions must have #FortniteBlockbuster in the title.
Hey Fortnite friends,
Let’s take a look into the development process and some things that are ongoing and currently in the works for Save the World.
Save the World is great with others, but a few bad eggs can hurt the experience. We recently implemented v1 of our true Player Reporting feature to give you the ability to responsibly flag improper conduct.
Reports are coming in and we’re analyzing the types of behaviors that are major problems for the community. Starting next week, you’ll receive an in-game message when we take action against one of the players you reported. That way you’ll know the system is working and that you are contributing to make Fortnite a better place to play.
Not every report will generate a penalty, and the reporting system is geared toward serial offenders. Penalties will range from warnings to escalating bans up to a permanent ban.
We’ll continue to refine this feature with your help.
We are happy to announce that the Canny Valley campaign, as well as a new biome, are landing in the near future!
We’ll deliver the first act of Canny Valley shortly after v5.0. Canny Valley will take you through the Arid parts of the Fortnite world, with many new and unique places to explore.
The story will answer many questions - was Dr. Vinderman a hero or a villain? What happened to him? Who is “the real Ray”, and where is she? What really is the Storm, and why did it happen? You’ll also see Lars and his band, “Steel Wool”, Dennis, Penny and all the other characters you love, along with iconic locations and enemies.
Do you enjoy min-maxing on your way to defeating the storm? We’ve introduced new features that make it easier for you to zero in on particular rewards or configurations, and we have more on the way.
We’re adding in an extension to the Collection Book that will empower you to directly acquire specific heroes and schematics.
Had your eye on a particular Constructor? Now you can spend Flux and Training Manuals to recruit them with a new menu option on the Collection Book slot representing that hero. There will be some exceptions (such as Founder’s weapons, event items, etc.), but the majority of heroes, weapon schematics, and trap schematics will be eligible for research, and it doesn’t matter if you already have the item or not. You’ll receive a new level 1 copy of the item, and schematics will start with a random set of valid perks. We’re hoping this feature will come online in the v4.5 update.
In update 4.5 we’re also planning to provide a mechanism to unslot items from the Collection Book for a nominal fee of 20 V-Bucks to deter exploitive behavior. When an item is removed from the book, the Collection Book XP it granted is removed too. This will not, however, result in you losing levels or rewards you have already earned. You’ll just have to “pay back” this lost XP before the book will continue advancing. Items removed from the book will be restored at level, and with all their perks intact.
We’ve gotten a lot of requests for the Builder Pro control scheme in Save the World and we’re happy to say it’s on the way. We’re aiming for it to land in the 4.5 update.
After some of the more recent keybinding changes, we also saw a fair amount of requests for the ability to separate out Save the World and Battle Royale keyboard key bindings. We’re targeting 4.5 for this addition.
We’ve had a lot of requests for increased variety in both missions and enemy types and we continue to prototype in this area. We’ll have more to share in the future, but you can look forward to at least two brand-new enemy types in the next few months. In the short-term, a more powerful variant of the Shielder will be coming very soon, followed by his new friend the Zapper!
In v5.0 we’re going to re-introduce “Challenge the Horde”.
It’s a mode focused on getting into combat quickly - drop into a map with a pre-built base and battle against waves of enemies, but with limited time to craft weapons, build structures, and lay traps. Challenge the Horde will be the focus of our v5.0 event, and the primary source of event tickets.
The mode will come with several improvements:
Horde hexes will now unlock based on both Campaign progress and completing previous tiers of Horde combat. This lets you jump into Horde at a difficulty you feel is appropriate, and then push up into higher difficulties of Horde without having to further advance your campaign.
Playing a full set of 10 waves was a significant time investment last time around, so we’re looking to shorten the number and length of waves. The Horde map itself is also getting reworked, featuring the new Arid biome, and we’re bringing the four bases closer together.
We want to integrate Mini-Bosses this time around - Mini-Bosses will start spawning in during higher difficulty encounters at a randomized rate. We also wanted to reduce the randomness of the waves as a whole so you’ll be better prepared before the next wave starts.
We’re adding better rewards! These rewards consist of gold, event tickets, and perk materials and the amount awarded has been increased since the last event.
We’re approaching Fortnite’s first birthday since entering early access! More details to come soon, but you can expect a special anniversary Llama with some nostalgic goodies. Save room for cake!
We have a lot of exciting things in store for Save the World this year, including many we’ve not covered yet. We’ll be working to bring mission and enemy variety, such as the new Super Shielder enemy, as well as refining the core game experience. The game and player base continues to grow, far exceeding our initial expectations back when we started this crazy journey, and we can’t wait for the adventure ahead!
-STW Dev team
In less than a year, Fortnite has grown to 125 million players. To celebrate the community and embrace competitive play, last month we announced that Epic will be providing $100,000,000 to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions during the 2018-2019 season. Today, we’re excited to share more details!
We’ll be supporting community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world, where anyone can participate, and anyone can win. Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers begin in Fall 2018, and culminate in the first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. Whether you’re in the competition or watching at home, we want this to be fun for everyone.
What about the specifics? The $100,000,000 will be split between many events at different levels of competition around the globe. Fortnite World Cup play will focus on Solos and Duos, but there’ll be plenty of opportunities to squad-up in competition, too.
This is for you, the players. Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. Epic will not be selling teams or franchises, and won’t allow third-party leagues to do so either.
Rules, Player Code of Conduct, specifics about platforms and Fall 2018 schedule are on the way. If you’re interested in learning more about Fortnite competitive play sign up here. Stay tuned for more!
By participating in the Fortnite – Blitz Showdown Limited Time Mode (the “Contest”), Contestants agree to be bound by these Fortnite - Blitz Showdown Official Contest Rules (the “Rules”), which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest.
In the Blitz Showdown LTM you will be placed against other self-selected competitors making this the ultimate test of survival. Placements in this limited time mode will be specially tracked and determine rewards you receive at the end of the event. The top 100 players in each server region will be awarded.
Your first 25 matches in the Blitz Showdown LTM will be counted towards your Score. You must play 25 Blitz Showdown LTM matches to be eligible for a prize.
Play at least 25 matches in the Blitz Showdown LTM within the same server region. Note that ‘NAE’ and ‘NAW’ server regions are considered the same server region for this contest.
The Contest is open, and the Blitz Showdown LTM will be available, from June 1st, 2018 at 10:00AM EST to June 4th, 2018 10:00AM EST.
No purchase necessary.
To be eligible for the Contest, you (“Contestant”) must:
The Contest is open to participants worldwide, but is void wherever restricted or prohibited by law.
Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives of Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”) (including the legal, promotion, and advertising agencies of Epic) and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and those living in their household (whether or not related), and each person or entity connected with the production or administration of the Contest, and each parent company, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of Epic are not eligible.
Epic reserves the right to disqualify any Contestant in its sole discretion for any reason, including without limitation if Epic determines Contestant is cheating, hacking, harassing, using abusive or offensive language, account sharing, teaming, sabotaging, spamming, engaging in social engineering, scamming, or violating the Fortnite EULA.
The following scoring structure shall apply solely to this Contest.
Each match awards a Score based on final placement. Cumulative Score across the contestants 25 matches will determine winners.
For example, finishing first place within a match will award you 100 points while finishing 20th place within a match will award you 50 points. Exact placement Scores below:
|11 - 15||55|
|16 - 20||50|
|21 - 30||45|
|31 - 40||40|
|41 - 50||35|
|51 - 75||30|
|76 - 100||25|
In addition to Score based on placement, the player will be awarded 3 points for each enemy they eliminate.
In the event of a tie, the following statistics, in the order presented here, will be used as tiebreakers: total wins, total eliminations, and average placement during the Blitz Showdown LTM.
The top 100 Contestants at the end of the Contest Period will receive prizes.
Only the first 25 matches in Blitz Showdown LTM will count towards a Contestant’s Score.
The following prizes will be awarded independently for each supported server region - North America (NAE & NAW), Europe (EU), Asia (ASIA), Oceania (OCE), Brazil (BR).
The Contestant with the highest score will have 20,000 V-bucks added to their Fortnite account.
Contestants who place 2nd – 5th will have 13,500 V-bucks added to their Fortnite accounts.
Contestants who place 6th – 100th will have 7,500 V-bucks added to their Fortnite accounts.
Selected Contestants will be notified on or about Friday, June 8th, 2018 and may be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within seventy-two (72) hours of attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the Prizes; and, in such case, Epic may choose the next highest scoring Contestant. The Selected Contestant may be sent a declaration of eligibility / liability / publicity release (“Release”). Unless restricted by law, Selected Contestant will be required to complete and return the Release within seventy-two (72) hours of the date Release is sent.
Contest is subject to these Rules. By participating, Contestants agree: (i) to be bound by these complete Rules and the decisions of Epic which shall be final and binding; and (ii) to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Rules, except where prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, selected Contestant agrees to release Epic from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities. Epic shall not be liable for: (i) telephone system, telephone, or computer hardware, software, or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (ii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iii) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; or (iv) any printing, typographical, administrative, or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Epic reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest in its sole discretion or due to circumstances beyond its control, including natural disasters. Epic may disqualify any Contestant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, undermine, or harass any other players or Epic’s representatives. The internal laws of the State of North Carolina will govern disputes regarding these Rules and/or this Contest. Epic reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention, or other causes beyond Epic’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Contest. Should such an attempt be made, Epic reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys’ fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution. Epic reserves the right to disqualify any Contestant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or violating these Rules. Epic is not responsible for any problems, bugs, or malfunctions Contestants may encounter. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
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We received great suggestions and advice for Solo Showdown over the course of the competitive LTM from players all over the world who participated. The Fortnite team also has a few fun stats to share from the Solo Showdown LTM.
We’re pumped to bring our players another competitive experience with a new Limited Time Mode: Blitz Showdown.*
Blitz Showdown picks up on the pace and speed. Circles will be faster, combat more rapid, and eliminations now factor into the final scores. After 25 games, you will be scored based on each match’s placement and eliminations. And we’ll be rewarding 100 players this time per server region! (NAE and NAW will be counted as one server region.)
Expect ‘Showdown’ Limited Time Modes to serve as a test of your survival talent. We’ll continue to make adjustments to future Showdown matches. Additionally, we’re looking to grow opportunities for all types of players to challenge their skills in their own way. We’ll be exploring different Showdown formats on a regular basis in the future.
1st Place: 20,000 V-Bucks
2nd - 5th Place: 13,500 V-Bucks
6th – 100th Place: 7,500 V-Bucks
You can see the full rules here.
Blitz Showdown NA Standings:
Blitz Showdown EU Standings:
Blitz Showdown OCE Standings:
Blitz Showdown BR Standings:
Blitz Showdown Asia Standings:
Grab your gear, drop in and start training. Since the launch of Fortnite Battle Royale we’ve watched the passion for community competition grow and can’t wait to empower you to battle with the best.
In the 2018 - 2019 season, Epic Games will provide $100,000,000 to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions. We’re getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different - we plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game.
Stay tuned for more details about competitive structures and eligible platforms in the weeks ahead!
Since launch, we’ve been working to make the experience better, including a number of quality of life and performance improvements.
We’ve heard your requests for the ability to customize the HUD and, earlier this week, we added this feature to the game. Try it out and let us know what you think. We’re excited to get this into your hands!
Customizable HUD In-game
Customizable HUD Blueprint
We know that communication is key when you’re squadding up for that Victory Royale, so we’re working to bring voice chat to mobile. On top of that, you’ll be able to chat with your teammates regardless of platform!
We’re also looking to make it really easy to mute yourself, other players, or open up all communications with a simple tap. There will be a button on the screen that lets you mute yourself, mute everyone in your party, or go back to open-microphone.
We’re continuing to work on improvements. Some upcoming examples include improving Autorun and adding better ways to fire. Once we roll out these changes, we’ll add options to the settings so you can try them out and see what works best for you!
We are aware of the large installation size of Fortnite on mobile and are working to reduce that size. Over the next few updates we’ll be compressing the size down while maintaining performance. We’ll be making overall patch sizes smaller and adding the ability to download the content in the background!
Fortnite is coming to Android!
We are targeting this summer for the release. We know many of you are excited for this release, and we promise that when we have more information to share, you’ll hear it from us first.
We see some areas where game performance can can be improved. We’re fixing code to optimize the experience (e.g. increase graphic quality), as well as adding a Battery-Saver mode which will allow you increased performance if you choose to lower the graphic quality. It’s our first implementation of this option and we’ll continue to improve upon it.
Many of you have asked for stat tracking on mobile. We are working to improve our stats servers so we can handle many more players, including those on mobile. We’re looking to enable this sometime this summer, once we are confident the improvements are performing up to our expectations.
Finally, stability is still one of our chief concerns. With every update we’re working to fix crashes and other issues as you report them. If you’re regularly running into stability issues, please let us know using the “Feedback” button in-game.
Thank you for all of your support and feedback!
The Fortnite Team
Today we’re revealing our new Limited Time Mode: Solo Showdown.
Trying to prove yourself on the battlefield? Queue up for the Solo Showdown mode for a hotly contested Battle Royale experience. Unlike other LTMs, Solo Showdown will not change core gameplay of the current Solo mode. Instead, you will be placed against other self-selected competitors making this the ultimate test of survival.
The Fortnite team will frequently update this blog with the Solo Showdown standings. Top performers will be rewarded at the conclusion of this competition.*
1st Place: 50,000 V-Bucks
2nd - 4th Place: 25,000 V-Bucks
5th – 50th Place: 13,500 V-Bucks
51st – 100th Place: 7,500 V-Bucks
You can see the full rules here.
We’ll be using the Solo Showdown as a one-off stepping stone to learn how to build great events for all types of players. If you crave testing and improving your own skills, give it a try and let us know what you think. To thank you for participating, play 50 games get a unique spray.
Stay tuned. We have a major announcement about competitive play next week!
*Solo Showdown ends on 05/21 at 10:00am ET
Since Fortnite: Save the World’s launch, we have envisioned a way for players to take steps to customize their items to suit their playstyle. It’s here and we can’t wait to share it with you!
In patch v4.2, we’re introducing a way for you to choose and upgrade the perk loadout for your favorite weapons and traps!
Unlocking the Perk Recombobulator™
The Perk Recombobulator™ is unlocked when you complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 2. At that point, a sequence of two side-quests will become available that, upon completion, reward you with a large number of brand new resources to use in the Perk Recombobulator. Be sure to complete these quests to get a head-start with your item customization!
To access the Perk Recombobulator, visit the item upgrade screen, and navigate to the new ‘Modify Perks’ option.
RE-PERK! and PERK-UP!
Replacing or Upgrading perks costs two new resources: RE-PERK! and PERK-UP!, respectively.
RE-PERK! is available throughout all mission difficulty levels from Low Threat Plankerton missions and beyond. PERK-UP! begins appearing at the same time as RE-PERK, but also has different rarity levels; the rarer versions become available as players progress through higher and higher mission difficulties. These will appear in mission rewards, mission alert rewards, repeatable quests, and the event store for the duration of the Blockbuster Event.
In addition, you’ll be able to choose which element you want on your weapon. This modification requires elemental resources named FIRE-UP!, AMP-UP!, and FROST-UP! You can find these resources in mission alert rewards and repeatable quests.
The Perk Recombobulator is a big change from the previously existing perk system. It allows players to acquire more powerful perks than ever before, replace perks that they don’t want with ones that are more desirable, and invest in those perks over time to develop the perfect item.
With these benefits come one big restriction: each perk slot on an item is limited in which perks it can actually contain. Newly acquired items are automatically set up to adhere to these new restrictions and players can begin upgrading and replacing perks on them immediately. However, Legacy items (items acquired before Patch 4.2) do not automatically fit into the new structure. Such items must be converted before they’re allowed to be upgraded and respecced via the Perk Recombobulator.
Converting Legacy Items
When players attempt to modify the perks of a Legacy Item, they will first be prompted to opt-into converting the Legacy item into the new system. Before opting to convert the item, the system presents you with a before-and-after preview of any changes that may occur to the item. In some cases, there will be no change, and in others the perk loadout may be altered. Sometimes, a ‘Free’ slot may appear. Free slots allow players to choose what goes into that slot for free after the conversion is accepted.
In all cases, the Conversion process is free, and on a per-item basis. This means that each Legacy item must be converted to work with the Perk Recombobulator, one-at-a-time. Once the process is performed on an item, you’re free to begin customizing that item’s perks!
Every new item acquired or Legacy item converted rolls perks a little differently than before:
The Perk Recombobulator is our next step towards creating a thriving item economy where YOU decide how to best create the items you want. We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback on this feature as we adjust and tune it going into the future.
Thank you, and happy Recombobulating!
Wield true power… the Infinity Gauntlet. Starting now, you can become Thanos in the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup.
Drop in Solo as you hunt for and fight over the Infinity Gauntlet. The first to equip the Gauntlet will transform into the mighty Thanos and wield the Gauntlet’s power!
You will need some serious firepower to take down Thanos. Only Rare, Epic and Legendary weapons appear in this Limited Time Mashup.
Take down Thanos, equip the Gauntlet and claim Victory!
This collaboration started as a simple phone conversation between Epic and Marvel over a mutual appreciation for Fortnite and Avengers. We worked closely over the following weeks to bring these two worlds together and landed on the Limited Time Mashup, Infinity Gauntlet. When we saw the movie last weekend, which was incredible, we were even more excited.
This is a collaborative experiment between friends from start to finish. Jump in tomorrow, play and experience Fortnite x Avengers. It’s unlike anything we’ve done before and we want to know what you think!
- The Fortnite Team