New Fortnite Update Adds Bouncer Traps

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Now that Fortnite is the most popular Battle Royale game out on the market, Epic has begun focusing on keeping it that way. The company has been consistently rolling out new updates and features to satiate the ever-growing hunger for new content in Fortnite, and the latest update brings about bouncer traps.

Over on the official Epic Games website, there's an update for the 4.3 patch notes, discussing the role and use of bouncer traps in the Battle Royale mode for Fortnite. The traps allow you to bounce up high into the air, off the walls, or leap great distances.

The traps will enable you to use them against either friends or foes. It's a rare trap that drops in stacks of three from treasure chests, supply drops, supply llamas, or from floor loot.

You can place the traps on either walls or floors, and they propel characters in the opposite direction of where they're placed. So, it's a nice little trap if you want to blast someone into a pit by putting the trap on a wall and forcing them to move in the direction the trap is facing.

The interesting thing here is that this is great for setting up teams and creating diversionary tactics to disperse players who are hounding you in Fortnite. You can create a fort, lure them in and set the trap so that as they're running behind you they get ejected into the air. Careful planning would see one of your teammates at the ready to snipe them out of the sky once they hit the trap. It's actually quite a brilliant little device if it can be employed properly.

Of course, it will only be available in small quantities and in rarity, so you'll need to use the traps wisely and employ them only when they're beneficial for what you're trying to pull to off.

The bouncer trap wasn't the only thing that Epic added to Fortnite in the latest update. The developers also added two new hero skins to the Save The World mode. This includes a diecast Jonesy skin, who is a commando hero that will join the store starting June 6th, this Wednesday. And there's also a chromium Ramirez skin, who is another commando hero, and she will be available on June 6th as well.

Epic seems to be keeping the updates rolling out consistently even while facing off against PUBG Corporation in court over the lawsuit between PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite.

The lawsuit stems from PUBG Corporation citing copyright infringement committed by Epic Games. Both games are running on the Unreal Engine 4, but PUBG Corporation believes Epic may have lifted code during helping the team with optimizing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

While the lawsuit rages on, Epic seems more-so focused on updating Fortnite and keeping the momentum going that was started (and hasn't stopped) since last September.

You'll be able to experience the new bouncer traps in the live version of 4.3 while those of you still playing the Save The World mode will be able to take the shiny new skins for a run once they become available in the cash shop.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.