Fortnite Gets a Battle Royale Map Update with New Areas and Tidbits

Epic Games has outlined the changes coming to the Fortnite: Battle Royale map next week in a new developer update.

A new point of interest known simply as City will be introduced, and the west side of the map is about to become more populated due to the upcoming influx of more named areas.

According to Williamson, the Fortnite Battle Royale Map Update must happen since the island on which the 100 players are competing seems to have fewer points of interest in certain places than it should, especially around the western side of the map. Once the update has been installed, players can expect to see a map with a little more personality, with specific areas that really manage to stand out from one another as opposed to blending into one large landmass.

Fortnite recently got an update this week that included a new trap, NVIDIA ShadowPlay features, and other gameplay tweaks.

More "quality of life" improvements are also coming, but the update's not specific on what form those will take in the short term.

"The swamp feels swampier, the mountains feel more mountain-y".

In addition to the all-new locations, they're making the existing locations of the map feel more like unique biomes.

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".

Vanessa Coleman