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.