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Upcoming Fortnite Patch Adds Smoke Grenades To Battle Royale And Xbox One X Support

by Imran Khan on Nov 28, 2017 at 08:36 PM

Epic has announced that the next Fortnite patch adds a new weapon to Battle Royale mode and takes advantage of Microsoft's new console iteration.

The patch, which is expected to coincide with the end of the Halloween event on November 29, to both the game's original Save the World and Battle Royale modes. 

Xbox One X support being added, according to Epic, will get Fortnite to run in 4K, though it does not clarify if this is in native 4K or whether other extra support will be added beyond just resolution.

Battle Royale mode is getting smoke grenades which, as the name implies, are hand grenades filled with smoke to help mask your way. In addition, leaderboards are being added to Battle Royale, both for global wins and score. The Save the World mode is getting a few new Vindertech weapons, as well, plus the return of Mutant Storms.

You can find the full list of patch notes at the source link below. 

[Source: Epic Blog]


Our Take
Epic's majority owner Tencent has been looking to expand into Battle Royale modes worldwide, so it is likely that they will continue to encourage Epic pushing Battle Royale mode as a major feature of Fortnite. Its exceptional popularity likely helps, as well.