Fortnite Battle Royale talks Map Update in new video

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Fortnite developer Epic Games has just announced on Twitter a massive new update coming to the games' Battle Royale mode. A motel and a junkheap called the Boneyard are among the new areas displayed in the video.

Fortnite's Battle Royale mode, for all the controversy that initially surrounded it, has found a solid footing within the genre.

They previously thought it was light on points of interest and wanted to make more interesting areas for players to drop into all over the map. Quality of Life improvements are coming too, though what they are remain to be seen. Williams explained that this was being done not only because the special event was now over but also to improve the balance in the game, with the addition of new points of interest already adding a bunch more locations for you to find that elusive Legendary Scar in. Epic Games' representative Erik Williamson shared some information about the upcoming Fortnite Battle Royale Map Update which will bring new areas to the original map as well as different biomes.

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Biomes are also a big focal point of the update, as Williamson describes the swamps feeling "swampy-er" and the mountains feeling more "mountain-y".

Detailed in the latest developer update video for Fortnite, Epic Games' Eric Williamson says that "With the end of the holiday event we're going to be removing the Christmas trees and the treasure chests that spawn next to them".

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