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Fortnite Dev Update 03/09 – Llamas Coming to Battle Royale, Smoke Grenade Removal

If you’re a fan of the most popular Battle Royale game out right now, Fortnite, then you’ll probably already know that there’s currently a new mode going on for a limited time. These LTM’s (Limited Time Modes) that Epic Games cycles in and out are meant to provide a good bit of variety but without overstaying their welcome and without dividing up the playerbase.

Although much more exciting LTM’s are rumored to be coming (more info here), some LTM’s such as “The Floor Is Lava” and “Take To The Skies” could be delayed due to the fact that Fortnite’s jetpack hasn’t been added in yet. It’s possible that these items, which are expected to be somewhat rare drops and not standard equipment, will be heavily involved in the functionality of these LTM’s.

Today, Systems Designer at Epic Games Eric Williamson gave a Dev Update speaking about the Jetpack Delay as well as some other information. Again, it is re-iterated that the Jetpack is not delayed, but just didn’t feel exactly as well designed as the dev team wanted it to. It’s still coming.

20 vs 20 vs 20 vs 20 vs 20 or “Teams of 20” as Epic calls it, has some info revealed about it. The circle and storm sizes are faster in this mode. Team location can be pinged on the map. There’s increased supply drops, treasures chests, and ammo cans in this mode too.

Unexpectedly, there’s also a new way to get loot coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale in the Llamas system. Llamas are a lootbox reward previously only available to be earned (or purchased) in the single player portion of Fortnite called Save The World. Soon players will be able to find Llamas on the island in Battle Royale mode when next week’s 3.3 Update comes out (exact version number will be different on PS4).

These will be interacted with like treasure chests in Battle Royale mode, though it’s unclear exactly how that will look and if they’ll still carry any sort of lootbox style to them. It also seems unlikely that Epic would allow anyone to buy Llamas for Battle Royale mode, since the game has been very well balanced until now. If that happens it would surely be a disaster to the game, so let’s hope not.

Smoke Grenades aren’t being used as much as Epic Games wanted them to be, so they feel like something’s probably wrong with them. They will be removing these from the game and ‘putting them into the vault’ to possibly be remixed and brought back some day.

Just a reminder: Save The World is actually an awesome co-op / single player experience involving zombie-style storm infected enemies, base-building, and a great way to stay on Fortnite but refresh the variety of gameplay. The big problem with switching between the two has been that the controls were very different though. Epic Games announced recently that they are working to fix that and make the controls for Save The World much more similar to those of Fornite Battle Royale.

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Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20180309 and was last modified on 20180309 .