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Fortnite – Update 4.5 & SuperData Research

Fortnite Update 4.5

Epic Games published patch notes for the latest update 4.5 for Fortnite. The update brings a nice amount of goodies both to the Battle Royale and Save the World modes. Let’s dive right in!

Fortnite Battle Royale:
  • Experience two times the fun and firepower with Dual Pistols
  • Map Markers allow you to place visual indicators that are shown in-game
  • Limited Time Mode Playground, allowing you to drop onto the island with up to 3 friends

Here are more details about the Playground mode:

Playground is a low-pressure environment where friends can let their creativity run wild. Build massive structures. Practice with the weapons and items. Fight against your friends. Have fun!

  • You’ll have one hour to create, play and train as you wish. Hop in and try out version 1 of Playground!
  • Drop into the Battle Royale map with a squad of friends for an hour
  • Friendly Fire is on
  • Players respawn on elimination unless downed by the storm
  • The storm doesn’t start closing in for 55m, and takes 5 minutes to close in
  • Resources gathered grant 10x the normal rate.
  • 100 Llamas will be spawned on the map
  • Chests & Ammo Boxes spawn 100% of the time
Fortnite Save the World
  • Discover how the Blockbuster event ends with the final Part 4.  Complete the questline and choose a Shadow Ops hero.
  • Build at lightning speeds, the long-awaited Builder Pro controller layout comes to Save the World.

In addition to the new content, the team also continues iterating gameplay, fixing bugs and enhancing performance. You can find the full list of changes here.

If you want to find out what’s in the store for Save the World’s future, Epic has recently released a blog post addressing the state of development.

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!

Super Data research shows that Fortnite is slowing down but not giving up

Super Data has shared their latest research on the worldwide digital games market for May 2018. According to it, Fortnite made around $318 million across all platforms. The game hit a new high, with the majority of the growth coming from consoles, but altogether it’s rapid ascend is slowing down.

LendEDU researches how much money Fortnite players are dishing out

April report by Sensor Tower analytics firm indicated that Fortnite is making an average of $1 million every day based on what players are spending.

LendEDU decided to find out how much money an average player spends on the game. The data below is a result of surveying of 1000 Fortnite gamers:

  • 68.8% of Fortnite players have spent money on in-game purchases
  • Amongst Fortnite spenders, the average amount of money they spent was $84.67
  • For 36.78% of Fortnite spenders, this game is the first time they have made in-game purchases
  • 25.3% of Fortnite players pay for Twitch, a streaming service that enables them to watch other people play Fortnite
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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

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