Since launching Fortnite last July, Epic Games has become a fairly reactive developer, staying in near constant communication with its audience while also working quickly on new updates or fixing bugs that occasionally crop up. Never one to sit idle, Epic Games has introduced a new update to Fortnite, one week after adding St. Patrick’s Day quests, new items, and weapons to the game.
Releasing earlier this morning, Update 3.3.1 adds new content for both Fortnite Battle Royale and Save the World players. Thankfully, the update didn’t require any downtime for the game and players won’t have to wait for a download to finish before jumping in to check out the new content. For fans of the incredibly popular PvP mode Battle Royale, the heavy shotgun is now available, joining with the recently released remote explosives. Unlike other shotguns currently available, the heavy version has a much greater range.
The v3.3.1 update releases March 22, bringing the Heavy Shotgun to Battle Royale and the Flame Grill Floor Trap to Save the World.
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For folks taking part in the PvE side of the game called Save the World, this latest update also adds a new floor trap for taking out husks. Called the Flame Grill Floor Trap, players place it down on a floor panel and it looks like a gas powered grill one would see on a stove. Essentially, when a husk walks over it, it heats up and sends a small eruption of flame up at the enemy. Interested players can pick up a legendary schematic from the in-game store in exchange for the Spring It On Gold event currency.
The developer has even bigger plans in the near future for its wildly popular game. After hearing near universal requests for more video and streaming options, Epic Games recently revealed that it is adding a replay editor and live recording features to PC and consoles soon. With the tools, players can access previous matches, change camera angles, change visual options, use the editor footage to create videos, and much more. While Epic hasn’t given a specific date, it did confirm that these tools will also be made available to developers as part of the Unreal Engine 4.20 update this summer.
Fortnite is available now in early access on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.