Without looking at the stats, we can imagine Fortnite: Battle Royale is doing far better than the 'Save the World' format Fortnite launched with just a few short months ago. Even with the Battle Royale mode being fresh out of the gate, it won't skip out on the Halloween festivities.
Better late than never, the developers used the time after the recent TwitchCon tournament to tease plans to add a little more spook across Fortnite in time for Halloween. Details are still forthcoming, but the goods should drop relatively soon with Halloween being just around the corner.
Zack E. and Eric W. answer top community questions and discuss Voice Chat, Weapons, Consumables and Scope Adjustments. pic.twitter.com/Qlm6iH5yQE— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 20, 2017
Shortly before that little tease, however, a new developer update was posted to Twitter to answer some fan-submitted questions. Staff confirmed they're toying around with more consumable items (like a potion that grants a small shield on top of health bonuses), more changes to aiming, making the SMG a little more viable, and swapping out bullet spread for more accurate weapons with higher recoil. New weapons will certainly arrive once they're properly balanced.
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One of the more interesting changes, however, comes from their plan to potentially swap out the current hitscan system for a projectile-based bullet simulation. This would essentially add minor travel time and potential physics to long-range weapons so that players would have to account for travel distance when aiming their shots rather than them being guaranteed to land if everything lines up on-screen.
Character customization and progression are still on the way, and we should be hearing more about that very soon. The current hypothesis would place the Halloween event as the first time players will be able to earn and equip new cosmetic goods for their typically randomly assigned characters.