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Fortnite gets bottle rockets for some anti-construction carnage

Published: 15:17, 05 February 2019
Epic Games
Bottle rockets, Fortnite's new weapon
Fortnite, bottle rockets

Many Fortnite players got so good at construction that just when you think you've got the drop on them, they erect the White House, Pyramids of Giza and the Colosseum. Epic's latest toy, however, may have something to say about that.

Once deployed, the item will unleash a volley after volley of bottle rockets at enemy positions, while leaving you free to do some shooting of your own. Or you can just keep chaining up them Fortnite emotes, sure.

We're talking about uncommon rarity items that shoot 45 rockets over 9 seconds, each dealing 40 environmental damage and 10 damage to players. Moreover, players can activate two simultaneously, which should make for some serious carnage in Fortnite's Duos or Squads. 

Bottle rockets drop in stacks of 2, with a maximum stack of 6, and can be found in floor loot, chests, vending machines, supply llamas and supply drops.

Epic also announced that campfire props across Fortnite's map can be lit and used like cozy campfires, restoring 2 health per second over 25 seconds to nearby players. Note, however, that each campfire can only be lit once so if there are no logs in it - no fire for you.

Fortnite has brought back its Wild West limited time mode, except this time it's limited to Duos. The mode limits your arsenal to hunting rifles, dynamite and other cowboy favourites, which means that Epic unvaulted the revolver and double barrel shotguns. So yeah, it's gun-slinging time once more.

Speaking of LTMs, Epic said they'll be testing a new LTM schedule, rotating playlist every couple of days, so as to keep things more interesting.

Seeing as how bottle rockets have arrived, there doesn't seem to be a need for the boom box, which has been vaulted as of the 7.30 update. 

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In case you didn't see Marshmello's concert recently, you'll probably be able to recreate some of it in Fortnite Creative as Epic have added a bunch of concert props to the mode.

You can find Fortnite's full 7.30 patch notes here .

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