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Fortnite's second 7.10 content update adds the Boom Box

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Fortnite: Battle Royale's new throwable, the Boom Box
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In case you've taken your New Year's partying to the max and haven't dropped into Fortnite for a few days, you should know that Epic's second part of the 7.10 content update has added a clever little anti-construction device - the Boom Box.

Boom Boxes work just like any other throwable, except that they last quite a bit longer. In fact, patch notes claim that the only way to stop the Boom Box's effects is to shoot it to pieces.

As for the effects, Fortnite's new retro-themed item emits "powerful blasts of music that deal structure damage in a large area". Successive blasts destroy more and more walls, ensuring that the five-star hotels and entertainment resorts your opponent has just managed to erect in the 0.1 seconds after you shot him, come down in a beat, both figuratively and literally.

That's as far as battle royale additions go as Epic seem to have focused most of the second content update to Fortnite: Save the World. Nevertheless, there are a few other novelties elsewhere too.

Fortnite Creative has received a new theme dubbed Ice Castle, with eight different Ice Castle prefabs and five galleries. Oh, and Epic made sure to throw in two versions - with and without snow, just in case you're sick of all the snow outside or something.

Additionally, the 14 Days of Fortnite event is still on, with a steady rotation of new and returning limited time modes. Epic advise players to check in every day so the selection of modes on the offer. They also encouraged Fortnite fans to share their favourites on social media so if you've got particular favourites, it might be worth letting them know because Epic are indeed one of the few that listen to their players. 

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The first batch of content in Fortnite: Battle Royale's 7.10 update hasn't been that rich in content either, although Epic deserve every bit of credit for maintaining a steady stream of content throughout the holidays.

You can find the full patch notes here.