Jetpacks have arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale as Epic proceed to patch their free-to-play last-man-dancing shooter, letting fortunate packfinders soar into the skies then unceremoniously splat down into the bottom as a result of oh god that is my first time with a jetpack does it have restricted gas oh no. Epic say jetpacks are “The first of a new item type, Backpacks” so I think about we’ll get to strap extra issues to ourselves in future. How a few papoose so we are able to actually carry a less-skilled squadmate?
The model 4.2 replace boshed in jetpacks yesterday. Nab one and it’ll allow you to whoosh into the sky by leaping when in mid-air. Or they appear simply as helpful for taking place, letting you interrupt a lethal descent with bursts of thrust. You can shoot whereas jetpacking however not within the correct aimed stance, so that you’ll be a bit shonky. One of the downsides of flying by way of the sky dangling from futuretech, eh? Jetpacks do have restricted cost, recharging when not in use, and for those who run out when excessive up… effectively, it’s been good realizing you.
Jetpacks are Legendary rarity, present in treasure chests, and take up a list slot.
Also, the jetpack appears to be like like just a little robotic carrying a baseball cap, who’s going out their gourd listening to banging tunes coming by way of the jetheadphones.
Jetpacks will likely be throughout within the ‘Close Encounters’ occasion mode, which begins on Friday. It focuses on jetpacks and shotguns, eradicating all different weapons, to ship folks whooshing throughout and blasting and dang, that sounds enjoyable.
In the meantime, the replace has introduced again the ‘Solid Gold’ occasion mode, the place all weapon drops are Legendary. Shotguns and assault rifles have lowered drop charges too, hopefully resulting in daft bombastic battles with the large weapons. Or Handcannons, for those who’re unfortunate. Consumables and constructing supplies drop extra too.
See the Fortnite version 4.2 patch notes for extra on every little thing.