A giant Fortnite Battle Royale replace as we speak re-landscapes the map within the free-to-play Plunkbat fan recreation that each one the cool children are certainly calling Fibre. The world overhaul drops a brand new metropolis into the world, together with a brand new mine, just a few different new locations, and extra selection throughout the land due to totally different biomes. Other massive modifications in as we speak’s patch embrace disabling pleasant hearth (for now, anyway) and bettering efficiency.
The map replace focuses on the western facet of the island as a result of there was naff all there earlier than so gamers largely averted it. Now the empty space has sprouted Junk Junction, Haunted Hills, Snobby Shores, and some different little settlements. And the south-west will get the brand new Shifty Shafts mine. Here’s a snap of the new map layout, and here’s the old one for comparability.
You can see a number of the new areas up-close on this video from Epic:
The V.2.2.0 patch notes additionally element modifications to the Scoped AR, UI modifications, numerous efficiency enhancements, bug fixes, prettier distant timber, voice chat within the pre-game foyer, and different odds and ends. As for disabling pleasant hearth, that means you possibly can not homicide your friends, Epic say “This is exploratory and subject to change.”
It’s nonetheless wild to me that Epic spent virtually six years engaged on Fortnite between saying Fortnite and first releasing it, and it looked destined to quietly fade away till they rapidly whipped up a brand new mode riffing on the newest sizzling pattern. Not that Fibre is unhealthy, thoughts, however jesus, six years. Six years! And then virtually nobody cares concerning the base recreation, solely its Plunking. Fibre actually has discovered the eye Fortnite couldn’t, with Epic claiming it has seen over forty million players. They say its report concurrent participant rely is over two million – wanting Plunkbat’s numbers, nevertheless it’s not a contest and these are actually numbers a free-to-play recreation will be happy with. The information is unhealthy for Epic’s Paragon, although, as they’ve drafted some people from its dev team to help out on Fibre, making the MOBA’s future look much more grim.
If you fancy getting some Fibre in you, you possibly can obtain it through Epic’s client.