Author: #GamesNews gamespot.com
The Sniper Shootout event may have recently ended, but a new limited-time mode is now underway in Fortnite: Battle Royale on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile. For the next few days, players can take part in High Explosives v2, a modified version of the explosive-centric playlist that ran back in December.
As its name implies, High Explosives v2 is all about blowing things up. All non-explosive weapons are disabled in this mode, leaving the Grenade, Impulse Grenade, Remote Explosive, Rocket Launcher, and the recently added Guided Missile as the only weapons players will be able to use.
In addition to that, the wait time for the first four storms has been shortened by 1:50, and friendly fire has been disabled. Loot spawn rates have also been adjusted in the mode; supply drops spawn 50% more consumables and 100% more materials, and the material drop rate has been increased by 50%. You can read more about the mode on the official Fortnite website.
High Explosives v2 arrives alongside the 3.4 content update, the first of Epic’s new bi-weekly content schedule for Fortnite. This update also introduced Vending Machines to Battle Royale, which are scattered around the island and dispense weapons in exchange for materials, as well as some balance changes for certain weapons.
A new Fortnite patch is also now available for PS4, which fixes an unspecified crash. However, an issue with the patch is causing it to be much larger than Epic intended. Despite this, the developer says the update is «safe to download» and the size issue should be resolved soon.