Fortnite 2.16 is here. The 8.40 patch brings new game modes, new cosmetics, a new tournament and more.
Here are the three biggest changes in Fortnite 2.16.
1. Epic and Legendary Infantry Rifle
Fortnite never lacks in terms of new cosmetics. After the recently-released Birdie skin, the latest new additions are Epic and Legendary variants of the Infantry Rifle. Dealing 42/44 damage, the Infantry Rifle can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops and Vending Machines and uses Medium Ammo.
As a side, there's also a new Egg Launcher skin available for the Grenade Launcher in time for Easter.
2. Air Royale and Food Fight
Two new game modes have been added for players to indulge if they want a switch from the normal ground-based build-and-shoot gameplay.
The Air Royale mode is a Duos-only mode which sees players engage in airborne dogfights. Starting with three lives and the ground a dangerous threat, players will have to sharp straight and fly fancy to win.
The Food Fight - Deep Fried mode sees players divide into two teams with a combination of cafeteria warfare, the floor is lava and capture the flag in the ultimate fusion of childhood revelry. With a focus on building and combat, this mode condenses the action of the Battle Royale mode into this high-octane restaurant rivalry.
3. Fortnite World Cup Online Open Week #2
The Fortnite World Cup Online Open returns this Easter weekend. On April 20-21, Week 2 of the Online Open sees Duos partner up for a chance at a share of the $1 million prize pool and to qualify for the World Cup Finals in New York City. Round One on April 20 is open to all players, while the following day's Round Two is limited to the Top 1500 teams of Round One.
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