‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ v4.3 Update brings shopping carts, refunds & more

On Wednesday, May 30th, Fortnite: Battle Royale experienced a bit of downtime so that new features could be added to the popular online game. Among those features is the arrival of the game’s first-ever vehicles, as well as a new item to help power up shields. There are also a few limited-edition modes that have arrived for the hit game.

 

According to Forbes, the v4.3 update includes the highly-anticipated shopping cart. Unfortunately, it appears these items may have been added for more comedic value than anything else. The shopping cart allows one player to get in it and another player to push them around. The player in the cart is able to shoot while being pushed. The carts can’t really be used to make it quicker to get down from steep hills as they can result in damage if a player falls.

 

The mushroom is another new object players will discover with the Fortnite update. Mushrooms are consumable and can help to restore 5 points of a player’s shield. Players can find the mushrooms in Moisty Mires, Wailing Woods, and other swampy areas on the island.

 

The latest update also features the return of two limited-edition game modes: Blitz V2 and Teams of 20 V2. Each of the modes has also been updated to incorporate some aspects they didn’t have previously. In the Blitz V2 mode, players will now find all of the new game items available since the previous time this mode was available. Blitz can be played as a solo player or with a squad.

 

The teams of 20 V2 involves five teams of 20 players fighting to the death. In the latest edition of this mode, each team will get its own bus, similar to what was seen in the 50 vs. 50 mode. There will also be more available ammo and consumables, as well as a general increase in the loot spawns players will find.

 

The other big part of the update, in addition to various bug fixes, will be the return of cosmetic refunds. This feature was disabled since the game’s start so it will make a welcome return as another helpful aspect of the game.

 

Players will be able to use the new Fortnite: Battle Royale update immediately on Wednesday, May 30th, but will need to wait until Thursday for the new Week 5 challenges to arrive.

‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ schedules downtime in anticipation of Week 5 challenges & new updates

The popular online game, Fortnite: Battle Royale reportedly scheduled some downtime for Wednesday, May 30th. It was announced by Forbes and other sites that the game would be offline around 4 a.m. Eastern Time with a speculated downtime lasting for an hour or two. The latest news comes as the game is preparing to add some new updates as well as the Week 5 challenges.

 

The report via Forbes said that the newest challenges were scheduled to arrive this Thursday after the server was down. In the past, new challenges came right after the server was restored for players to get back into the Fortnite world and compete. However, it also looks like the new update is going to bring one of the first-ever vehicles for the game as well.

 

It’s been reported that shopping carts will be that first vehicle, after a general lack of any vehicles in the Fortnite game. So far, very little is known about how the shopping carts are going to operate on the island in terms of movement. However, it seems like it could bring an interesting new aspect of gameplay.

 

Another update that is on the way at some point will involve a “playroom” mode which allows teams of players to practice building, shooting, and mastering the game controls. The mode will involve “friendly fire” to practice taking aim with weapons at friends, as well as give teams the ability to work on strategies and generally getting comfortable with how to play the game. So far, it’s only been hinted at as a “test run” and there will be a “more extensive creative mode” at some point down the line.

 

The free-to-play game Fortnite: Battle Royale was a response to PlayerUknown’s Battlegrounds, also knowns as PUBG. Fortnite has been available on multiple platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS, and Windows since September 2017, with a mobile version released for iOS. There are also plans for a game release on Android devices. While the game is free to download and play, many players benefit from using the “microns transactions” system in which they purchase new skins, weapons, or special items to give them a competitive advantage.

 

The newest Fortnite: Battle Royale update released for May 30th will be version 4.3 for the game. In addition to the shopping carts, upcoming Week 5 challenges, and other potential updates, this newest version should include bug fixes and other improvements to the gameplay.