Monday, 19 February, 2018

Fortnite Patch 2.2.0 Arrives With Major Map Update

Поле битвы в Fortnite будет значительно улучшено The developers intend to build up a denser level of interesting objects
Emmett Howard | 17 January, 2018, 22:42

One of the biggest online shooters is about to become bigger. Along with some back-end technical changes, it's seeing a big boost in player counts.

Since Fortnite is both free-to-play and multiformat it's become even more popular than PUBG, with 45 million players and a record 2 million concurrent players over the weekend.

The PC Gaming channel is presented by Intel's Game Dev program. For the very same reasons mentioned, the game is only more likely to grow its playerbase.

"To put it in context", lead systems designer Eric Williamson told Eurogamer, "some of the folk around the office are saying hey, we could be the biggest Battle Royale game in the western world, which is insane".

While Epic's Fortnite: Battle Royale has helped launch the early access title Fortnite into no small level of success, the game's popularity has taken its toll on the development of another Epic project.

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Speaking to Eurogamer, Williamson said: "Some of the folk around the office are saying hey, we could be the biggest Battle Royale game in the western world, which is insane".

The map update was internally dubbed "Map 2.0", although don't expect to hear that term used now publicly - this is the same map, not a second.

The map has seemingly been re-imagined for a greater diversity in the areas of it, but there will also be some entirely new and unique locations.

The patch will also update existing areas, aiming to bring more variety and distinction to the map's landmarks. Below you will find before and after photos indicated by top and bottom images respectively.

It turns out that it's not necessarily the game itself that makes PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds so popular, but the fact that it implements the battle royale game type so well.

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