[UPDATE] During the livestream, Epic showed off the new mode, skins, and grappler gun for the first time. You can see a replay of the segment in the video below, from YouTube account Fortnite Cookies. Four safes are loaded in supply drops scattered throughout the map. You and three others must work together to find the safes, extract the valuable item inside (it’s a jewel llama, of course), and then get to the extraction zone without dying. You’re doing this all the while fighting to stay alive against other teams of players. As for the Grappler gun, it works just like you’d imagine; you fire it at a wall and it sends you soaring in that direction. The new mode and the Grappler gun look like they could change things up significantly.
This arrives as part of the High Stakes event update this week. However, that update has been delayed until Thursday, which means Week 9 challenges won’t go live until Friday.
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The next big Fortnite update will add a new event called High Stakes. This will add one new outfit and four masks (pictured below), as well as a brand-new Limited Time Mode called “Getaway.” Developer Epic Games will show off the new mode for the first time during a PAX West stream on Twitch today, September 2.
You can watch the stream through the embed below. The gameplay reveal is slated for 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET / 11 AM Sydney (September 3), so check back soon to watch the event.
During last night’s PAX stream, you got a first look at the #HighStakes Wild Card outfit. Tune in tonight at 6pm PT to https://t.co/SgdVdV9K35 for The Getaway LTM gameplay reveal! pic.twitter.com/OQOhiA7931
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 2, 2018
Fortnite’s High Stakes event also includes a series of challenges to complete and be able to get their hands on the new Wild Card skin. The High Stakes event appears to be themed around heists and gambling.
In other Fortnite news, Epic has added really groovy outfits and gear to the game in the form of the Flower Power set.