Epic has rolled out another update for Fortnite. The update at 5.30 is now available on all platforms – PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Mobile – and introduces a new item and limited time mode to Battle Royale while Save the World receives a new hero and Horde Challenge to take on .
On the Battle Royale side, the recently-ate Shockwave Grenade has been added to the ever-expanding weapons list. The Shockwave Grenade is an epic rarity that is found in Supply Drops, vending machines, llamas and chests, and when used, it launches a wide range of players. Those who have been knocked back by the Shockwave Grenade will not have any fall injuries, but they will destroy any structure they fly through.
The new content update also marks the start of another LTM: The returned Solid Gold mode. This time, Solid Gold is playable in standard and 50v50 iterations, and as before, the only weapons and objects that hate in this mode are the legendary variant.
On Save the World front, Epic introduces a new hero: Mythic Bladestorm Enforcer Ninja. It will be available from the Event Store, which starts tomorrow 29 August at 17:00 PT / 8 PM ET and has the new Bladestorm subclass. Players can also unlock Redline Ramirez, a legendary variant of Raider, by completing the new Week 4 Horde Challenge.
Full update notes for the content update at 5.30 are available on the official Fortnite website. In addition, Epic has rolled out a client update to "improve stability." The update is now available for most platforms, but the developer says that Switch patch follows "a bit later" as it will also include matchmaking improvements for that console.
The last batch of Fortnite weekly challenges arrived last week and included a new type of task to complete: a multi-stage treasure hunt, a change that actually made Fortnite's breast challenges fun. A mysterious cube has also recently evolved into the game and has slowly begun moving towards an unknown destination.