Radical Heights Falters in the Increasingly Bloated Battle Royale Genre

Joanna Estrada
April 16, 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale is not shutting down as a result of a lawsuit despite the rumors that suggested the huge game is already coming to an end. Rebranded as 50 v 50 v2, this updated version of the team-based mode brings some changes, with faster gathering rates and more weapon spawns than its last time around.

Epic Games' blog wrote in a post, It's been no secret that over the past 24 hours we've been experiencing issues with our services that have prevented many of you from playing Battle Royale and Save the World.

Fortnite has garnered incredible attention as of late from fans and critics alike, and part of its success is the developer's ability to constantly pump out new content for the game. As expected, a bunch of Fortnite players weren't happy to hear the news and were understandably skeptical, but others who don't appear to play Fortnite weren't quite as disappointed by the news. Players can save their matches to be watched back with the new system. Replay includes a variety of cinematic options for editing saved replays. In other words, it was the flawless time to post a fake message from the company about the game's termination.

In Save the World, players can look forward to receiving a Troll Stash Llama, while Battle Royale players will getting a Back Bling gift on the house.

Just from looking at the tweet, there are more than a few problems with the message that would make many suspicious of the announcement.

Unfortunately, players will need to wait until next week to face-off in 50v50 battles. These freebies will be handed out during next week's scheduled downtime.

While most of the technical problems have been resolved by Epic Games, the company announced that the servers should be back to normal very soon.

In Fortnite's v3.5 update, made earlier today, an exploit which had been previously patched out of the game makes its return.

Recently leaked Fortnite skins have been released in full on PS4, Xbox One, PC and iOS.

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