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Fortnite's update 6.30 brings Wild West LTM and dynamite

Published: 15:32, 20 November 2018
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Two cowboys facing off in Fortnite's Wild West LTM
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We've known about it for a while thanks to data miners but it's official now. Epic Games rolled out the 6.30 update for Fortnite, adding some of that Red Dead Redemption 2 mojo with Wild West LTM and a new, also-leaked weapon - dynamite.

Fortnite's data miners indeed said that Fortnite's new LTM is using the slogan "This town ain't big enough for the hundred of us". Nice touch, even though there was never really enough room for the hundred of us, was there?

Anyway, Wild West LTM lets players use hunting rifles, pump and double barrel shotguns, six shooters and miniguns. As for items, Fortnite's cowboys can use campfires, bandages, medkits, dynamite and slurp juice. 

To spice things up and make them even Wild West-ier, supply drops will be packing epic six-shooters, as well as legendary variants of double barrel shotguns and miniguns. As you can see, there's no mention of shields yet, because the only way to get any is by picking up slurp juice from supply drops. 

As for Fortnite's new weapon, dynamite, it's an uncommon weapon found in stacks of three, which deals 70 damage to players and 800 to structures. Note that it explodes "in the shape of a flat cylinder" that's  1600 units in diameter and 384 units in height.

Much like its real-life counterpart, Fortnite's dynamite has a five-second fuse that once started, cannot be cancelled, i.e. you better throw the darn thing. Also, the reach is not the same as with grenades, since we're talking about heavier sticks of good ol' fashioned dynamite.

Fortnite is getting a new tournament, this time a Duos version of the Scavenger Pop-Up Cup. Epic said that these tournaments are a way to test temporary LTMs , although this time around - the material cap is down to 300, instead of the 500 on the Solo Scavenger Pop-Up Cup.

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Epic have shown they're not happy about the data mining of their game, with the latest casualty of their legal team being FNBRLeaks' YouTube channel. Fortnite's EULA is apparently very clear on tampering with the game's files but we'll see whether Epic take this beyond YouTube.

 

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