While Epic have performed nicely kicking down boundaries between platforms to permit Fortnite servers to be shared by PC and console folks alike, these with a number of programs nonetheless have a wait forward of them. While you’re nonetheless free to hop between platforms and link accounts to share all current and future rewards, plans to let gamers merge previous hoards and progress between programs have been delayed. Originally meant to be rolling out this month, Epic have announced that Account Merging received’t be touchdown till early 2019. Not ultimate, however they’ve not performed badly in any respect this 12 months, to be truthful.
The account merge would have been a boon to the Save The World co-op marketing campaign, as entry to that was one of many issues deliberate to be shared via merging. Cosmetic merchandise purchases, win data and forex would even be shared. It’s nonetheless going to occur in just a few months, however not as quickly as initially hoped. Grumbling about it could really feel short-sighted although – even when it was a self-serving determination, Epic pushing for cross-platform play has opened doorways for different studios. Hi-Rez recently told PCGamesN that they’re solely in a position to provide cross-platform due to Fortnite main the way in which.
Delay apart, issues aren’t quiet on the Fortnite Battle Royale entrance. Earlier this week, Epic rolled out a new limited-time Team Rumble mode, an enormous messy twenty-on-twenty group deathmatch the place the primary crew to 100 kills wins. They additionally buffed pump shotguns. Previously trendy however largely ineffective in a struggle, there at the moment are epic and legendary-tier variations that do extra harm, and all variations are extra constant in hurting folks as you’d hope and count on. They additionally nerfed mounted turrets a bit, making them rarer and fewer more likely to shield their person from bullets.
Fortnite Battle Royale continues to be free to play, available here and absurdly, comically fashionable.