[Watch] New Fortnite update inbound, brings new Survival Mode, challenges, weapons, heroes and more
Introduce yourself to "Survive the Storm."
Fortnite has been in the hands of players for about a month now, and like with many other games; it's time for a content update. In a new trailer released on the game's official YouTube channel, Fortnite will be getting an all-new Survival mode called Survive The Storm in an update that will drop next week on August 29th.
Here's the trailer:
As you might imagine, Survive The Storm tasks players with holding out against the horde of husks during a nighttime storm. Players are given the daytime to scour the land for resources and build a base and defensive perimeter before being overrun by enemies with varying statistics. You might find that some enemies will be enraged or that you are forced to fight with limited health, changing up your strategy for some more long-distance combat.
The event will only last for a limited time, though it's not clear how long. Participating in Survive The Storm will yield unique loot that can be redeemed using in-game tickets. This loot includes nine "high-impact" weapons from the new hydraulic set, which are briefly shown off in the trailer.
Fortnite is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.