Originally due to launch as a free to play game a long time ago, Epic Games' 'Fortnite' slipped out of existence only to reemerge and release in July, 2017. With access locked behind a 'Founders Pack' for the time being, the builder/shooter hybrid has welcomed a F2P mode much quicker than its 2018 roadmap once suggested.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is the game's first fully free-to-play gametype. Officially launching for everyone on September 26, it's a clear homage to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds; which itself borrows heavily from the popular Japanese movie of the same name.
Pitting singular players - or small squads - against dozens of others in a large-scale map, it's a 'Last Man Standing' game type that's grown more quickly than any other game in recent memory. Just as we do with PlayUnknown's Battlegrounds, we'll be keeping a complete list of Fortnite: Battle Royale patch notes down below.
Fortnite: Battle Royale Patch Notes: Patch 1.7.2
While there are a few overall balance changes added into this minor update, the biggest imporvement will likely be the performance tweaks. Those still hoping to have a consist framerate at 60FPS or above should see some welcome changes here. Simially, you should notice loading times increased too.
Fortnite: Battle Royale Patch Notes: Patch 1.7.1
It feels like just about everything is changing with today's patch. The battle bus will travel faster to reduce the need to dive out as soon as possible. Weapons have had their names and stats tweaked, areas have been populated with more loot and structures and you'll be able to grab any interesting boxes you find as you escape the storm without being interrupted. It's all in the name of fun.
Fortnite: Battle Royale Patch Notes: Patch 1.6.4
A minor update to address the potency of assault rifles across all rarities. Each rarity has been hit slightly less than the other, meaning White assault rifles have had their min/max accuracy and reload rates increased the most, with the Orange surviving with fairly small hits. Max accuracy is achieved by crouching and staying still while firing - much like many other games.
Fortnite: Battle Royale Patch Notes: Patch 1.6.3
You better believe the launch of the Battle Royale mode has some rather long patch notes! First up, Supply Drops work much like you'd expect. Periodically throughout the game you'll might notice a Crate slowing floating to the ground. You can speed this process up by shooting its balloon, but you'll be weary of how much information that single shot could give a nearby player. Head over to its landing spot to grab weapons like;