Epic Games’ Fortnite is receiving a major update that brings new gameplay features. The Fortnite 7.1.0 update is being rolled out across platforms, which includes Android, iOS, PC, PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. The update brings a new event named 14 Days of Fornite. There are new limited timed modes as well — Close Encounters and Food Fight. Furthermore, with the update, Fortnite can be played on Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710 devices as well. The Battle Royale game is one of the most popular across the world. Recent numbers revealed by media reports peg the active user base to 16.2 million users in Europe and Australia alone.
The 14 days of Fortnite event starts from December 19, 9AM ET (7:30PM in India) and ends January 2. The update patch note reveals that during the event, the large modes will rotate every two days while the small team modes will change every 24 hours.
The new update also makes the iPad Pro 10.5-inches and 12.5-inches run Fortnite in 60fps. Whether that will be in exchange for degraded graphics remains to be seen. Also, smartphones like the Nokia 8.1 and Oppo R17 users can now play Fortnite. The Snapdragon 660-powered Samsung Galaxy A9 is also supported now.
Additionally, the update brings some minor changes to the UI, emotes and draw distances. The update size is 155.7MB on iOS.
Earlier this month, reports stated Fortnite has so far been the biggest game of 2018, together with PubG Mobile. Both games now have around 30 million daily active users across the world. Forntnite creator Epic Games announced late this year that the cross-platform engine that made Fortnite work and scale flawlessly across platforms and devices will be made available to developers who use the Unreal Engine to build games.
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