Fortnite News — Season 4 Week 3, 4.2 Update, And The Limited Time Solo Showdown
Like usual, events and updates to Fortnite Battle Royale and Save The World are coming fast and furious. With the release of Season 4, we moved on from space and into the world of superheroes and villains. The Battle Pass available for 950 in-game V-Bucks, or roughly $10 and offers the opportunity to complete challenges and reap the rewards. Rewards are available to Free Pass and Battle Pass members, but of course, some rewards are only for paying players. Rewards include V-Bucks, gliders, and more.
Season 4 means map changes brought about by a comet, 100 tiers of new rewards, including new cosmetic items, emotes, and Sprays. The Weekly Challenges reset with the start of Season 4; the weeks have flown by and Week 3 Challenges are now the focus.
The Week 3 Challenges are:
- Deal damage with pistols to opponents (0/500)
- Search chests in Lonely Lodge (0/7)
- Search Rubber Duckies (0/10)
- Follow the Treasure Map found in Salty Springs (0/1)(HARD)
- Sniper Rifle Eliminations (0/2)(HARD)
- Eliminate opponents in Tilted Towers (0/3)(HARD)
- Revive players (0/5) (HARD)
This week, Epic Games released the 4.2 update, with patches, improvements, a couple of new weapons, and for Save The World players, the Item Perk Recombobulator. For full update and patch notes, click HERE. Let's start with the highlights of the update:
First off, the *new* Epic and Legendary Burst Assault Rifles Can be found in Floor Loot, Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines. The Epic version does 32 damage while the Legendary does 33 damage. It uses Medium Ammo and has the same damage fall-off ranges of other Assault Rifles.
4.2 also offers a new foraged item — apples, which are scattered around the map. Eating an apple gives 5 health.
Bugs have been fixed, standard gamepad configuration is now called 'Old School', and the Suppressed Machine Gun's damage has been increased by 3.
In 4.2 Save The World Players get and new weapon, the Quad Launcher, and the addition of the Item Perk Recombobulator, a way for players to customize their items to suit their play style.
From Epic Games:
"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."
Finally, in addition to the improvements and upgrades included in 4.2, Epic has announced a New Limited Time Mode called the Solo Showdown in Battle Royale. Solo Showdown is unique in that it doesn't change how you play the current Solo Mode. Players who want to compete live in the "ultimate test of survival" must enter the contest by May 21 (the contest is open from May 17-May 20), and your first 50 matches in the Solo Showdown mode will be tracked and how you place will determine your rewards at the end of the event. With countless high-level players out there, it will be a challenge to reach the top 100 needed to earn the big rewards, but anyone who enters and completes 50 matches will earn a Spray.
Here are the rewards:
- 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
Getting started in Fortnite, Battle Royale or Save The World, can be a daunting experience, with such a huge array of game options, weapons, cosmetics, and contests. However, with so many options, there's something for everyone to enjoy. I recommend choosing a mode you like, focusing on it, and building a collection of in-game items that suit your tastes and play style. Stay tuned to GameNader for more Fortnite news.