Fortnite can be updated on a regular basis, but Epic Games still packs many surprises within expected updates. This week sees the introduction of a rare element that is ready to shake up conventional playing methods even further away "just build, lol."
Rift has been filling the island since the beginning of the season, but until now they have just appeared in regular places. From patch version 5.30, players can now find a "Rift-to-go" epic level element that acts as a mobile teleporting device. Once in a while, players push snowflake-like objects and the catapult gets high into the sky where they can send an umbrella to break the fall. Rift-to-Gos can appear in the middle of the air, and once started, the rifle goes for 1
Elsewhere, the location of Risky Reels is updated so players can see the movie of the player who won the epic game competition, where fans were tasked to make a movie within Fortnite . Reported, but players who stop and watch the movie are killed by jerks who really want Victory Royale, which is not a new event for the game. Fortunately, you can only watch the movie online:
There is also a bizarre number of tomato-related changes. The tomato town area is now a temple. (The gigantic head of the center has an inexplicable crown.) You can see the YouTuber HollowPoiint review of the room here:
It seems that Epic Games tries to build a spooky mood with the Tomathead skin that has been updated to have their own special challenges. Normally this will be nothing but a small but remarkable detail. Only Battle Pass costumes have challenges attached to them – but what's interesting here is the accompanying disturbing lore.
Get up to Royale as Tomatohead by completing the Tomathead Challenges, available to former and current owners of the outfit.
Tomathode equipment is in the store now! pic.twitter.com/bUG8hegZ3U
– Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 23, 2018
Human Victims? What in the world is Fortnite build this season up to?
On the darker side of things, Redditor / Flqmingg discovered that you can now thank the bus driver who hires you into the game. Of course, the driver probably just jumps forward to an imminent doom, but they only do their job, you know? Being polite is important.
More seriously, Fortnite rewards players with a special Boogiedown emote after they have two-factor secure their accounts. Given how often Fortnite accounts are stolen, two factoring is one thing every player should do anyway.
You can read the rest of Fortnite her patch nuts here.