Fortnite Battle Royale is getting a Light Machine Gun

Ruben Fields
April 19, 2018

While it's impossible to say what's being planned, it certainly looks like Epic Games are up to something. In fact, it is one of the most popular games right now and possibly even one of the most talked about on the internet.

And many believe that it's heading for the Tilted Towers, which will get leveled and replaced by something else.

Epic Games is also thinking about increasing the number of players on the map from one hundred to more.

If Tilted Towers is hit by a meteor, players are split on what the outcome will be.

For some reference, though, "Fortnite Battle Royale" has still yet to reach the heights of another popular game in recent years: "Pokémon Go" is still the gold standard when it comes to global gaming phenomena. According to Polygon, in patch 3.5, Epic Games decided to make a couple of changes to the guided missiles to make them less powerful, but instead, it caused an animation error in the game, causing "Fortnite" to temporarily disable the item.

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Players on Reddit and Twitter have claimed that the vibrations are morse code and spell out "SOS 5D 418", with 5D being the map location of Tilted Towers, and 418 potentially meaning April 18th.

The game has out-grossed the likes of Pandora, YouTube, and Hulu, and is now earning more than 1.5x as much as Candy Crush Saga.

The introduction of the guided missiles was supposed to be another way players could take out enemies and their forts from miles away; it was a step up from the regular rocket launcher. Thankfully, Epic Games will be working on a fix for that in the upcoming days.

Though quickly exposed as nothing more than a social media hoax, it sent many fans into a speculative frenzy, a turn of events magnified by a prolonged period of downtime starting on Thursday, April 12 for 'emergency maintenance'. However, the game's servers were eventually restored by Epic Games, putting an end to gamers' anxieties.

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