March 5, 2019 A “new map” is coming to Fortnite. Apparently.
A Samsung occasion later this month is primarily meant to indicate off the brand new Galaxy S10 telephones – with some assist from Fortnite. Ninja will probably be there, as will Ok-pop group iKON, and there’s going to be a some type of match which will probably be performed on a “new map.” That’s essentially the most attention-grabbing half, but in addition essentially the most complicated, since no person appears to know what this map truly is.
Fortnite keeps getting seasonal changes to its map, however there’s by no means been a sign it’ll get a correct new one. During a promotional bit for the Samsung occasion on Ninja’s stream – famous by Fortnite Intel – the streamer calls it “a brand-new map literally built for this event that you guys can participate in.”
Similarly, the official page for the occasion calls it “a custom, never-before-played Fortnite map.” It may simply be a particular Creative map, however Epic’s already placing in additional work for the crossover with a brand new iKONIK pores and skin and emote unique to Samsung house owners, so this might be one thing extra substantial.
It might be a customized LTM, a set of decorations for the common map, or some form of occasion house constructed for this promotion. We don’t even know for certain if it’s going to be accessible anytime exterior this occasion, although it is going to a minimum of be streamed.
What we do know is that Ninja mentioned the phrases “new map” out loud and that’s a trigger for hypothesis.
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In an interview a yr in the past with IGN’s Expert Mode, lead designer Eric Williamson, mentioned that whereas the idea of extra battle royale maps has been mentioned, the staff’s focus is on bettering the map they have already got; “There’s no urgency to create a new map right now, it’s not something we’re getting a sense of urgency for. It’s not a priority right now.”
Williamson mentioned it’s extra essential to proceed “to evolve and make the map feel fresh.” That’s one thing we’ve continued to see within the game, together with the lately launched season 8.