Fortnite Update Adds New Game Mode

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Epic Games recently updated Fortnite with patch 3.2, adding a ton of new content to the game, including an all new LTM that sees large squads teaming up in the Battle Royale mode, consisting of five teams of 20. The Limited Time Mode will only be available for a short amount of time, so hop in fast.

The news was made available over on the official Epic Games website, where it was announced that the limited time mode will feature five teams of 20 teaming up to take each other on. The last team standing will win the round.

This is a separate take on the Battle Royale mode that Epic originally introduced into Fortnite in 2017, back when PUBG Corporation's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was absolutely exploding in popularity.

In addition to adding a new mode there have also been some brand new cosmetic items added to the game as well. There's the new Burnout costume pack, featuring a motorcycle getup for the character, featuring a helmet, jacket, ascot, and armored shin-high boots.

All new hoverboard boost pads have also been added to the game, allowing you to slide across the pads and jump high into the air while riding on a hoverboard. This is designed for the Save The World mode, where you can make race tracks and utilize the custom building blocks to make obstacle courses or raceways for your character.

Epic also added a new premium character to the Fortnite cash shop in the form of Wukong. You can use him in the Save The World mode, where he's completely decked out in the Monkey King garb.

Another fairly big addition to the game isn't something that's front-facing the public but is actually highly important and taking place under the game's hood: anti-cheat protection.

Epic noted that there are now anti-cheat tools in place for the PC version of Fornite, where some players will run through the Easy Anti Cheat tool while others will run through the BattlEye anti-cheat tool. This will give Epic broader range on stopping cheaters from exploiting the game and ruining the fun for everyone else. This is definitely a big step up for Epic as opposed to suing cheaters.

The team also added some new matchmaking regional servers for players located in Brazil. This is also something that can be selected from the matchmaking region selector for Xbox One players. Simply head into the settings, go into the game tab and select the region from the matchmaking selector.

Some additional bug fixes have also been made to a number of features in the Battle Royale mode, and the Save The World mode.

You can check out the Limited Time Mode right now, which features the five teams of 20 in Fortnite on home consoles and PC. As the name suggests, it's only available for a limited time so you'll need to work fast to get your hands on it.

Fortnite's Battle Royale mode is currently available right now on PC through Epic's main website, along with being available for download on Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 as a free-to-play title.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.