Fortnite Gets a Battle Royale Map Update with New Areas and Tidbits

Fortnite Battle Royale Map Getting Revamped Week

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Last but not least, the Fortnite Battle Royale Map Update will remove the existent Christmas trees along with the chests that were placed beside them.

Fortnite recently got an update this week that included a new trap, NVIDIA ShadowPlay features, and other gameplay tweaks. Similarly, some Fortnite Battle Royale players had reported online issues with the game, though these problems weren't coincidental.

Thankfully, Xbox Live support now indicates that all services are up and running as per usual, so those who were experiencing problems with PUBG and Fortnite Battle Royale yesterday should hopefully be able to jump back into the games. As Williamson explained, "We felt that [the west] was a little light on points of interest, so we wanted to even out the map and make it feel like there were more locations to drop into".

To mark the announcement lead systems designer Eric Williamson appeared on a new video posted to the games official Twitter account, highlighting some of the new changes.

We've also separated the map into more clearly-defined 'biomes.' The swamp feels swampier, the mountains feel more mountain-ey...really, the different areas of the map feel more unique. The city and the motel were teased in the video, and it looks like most of the named points of interest will be scattered on the western part of the map. Quality of Life improvements are coming too, though what they are remain to be seen.

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