Fortnite Battle Royale: Double XP Kicks off With the Return of 50v50

Ruben Fields
April 20, 2018

Each week Epic Games release a list of new challenges for Battle Pass players to complete which significantly speeds up that process and gets you closer to earning everything available in a given season. Maybe it's my age or just the type of game it is, but I cannot compete against a lot of these younger players who are incredibility monstrous in this game. The confirmation of its existence by dataminers and the addition of telescopes by Epic Games to the phenomenally popular action-shooter have only added to the buzz as of late.

It's been said that there's no such thing as a free lunch, but who needs to eat when Epic is handing out free Battle Pass Stars in Fortnite Battle Royale?

As for 50v50 V2, teams are split across two busses, which approach the island from opposite ends. Your team has a blue-outlined bus, while the enemy's is red.

Throughout, supply drops fall in two-minute intervals in batches of three to six, and only land in the final storm circle. A dotted line has been added to the map to indicate "battle lines" between the two teams. Crossing the line will make running into enemies more likely. However, floor loot ammo, supply drop ammo, and chest spawn ammo (and consumables) have been doubled.

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Alongside the return of the 50v50 game mode, players will receive an extra gift from Epic Games as an apology for the unexpected downtime on April 12.

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The Light Machine Gun comes in Rare and Epic rarities, and will appear on the floor, treasure chests, and vending machines. Many have speculated that it could ultimately impact the Tilted Towers, one of the most populated drop locations in the game. Will players have to be dodging comets while questing for Victory Royale by next week?

Fortnite's content update 3.5 is now rolling out on all platforms as maintenance kicks off.

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