Update: Fortnite’s Driftboard has been delayed. Epic had teased that the new snowboard vehicle would arrive in the game as part of this week’s 7.10 update, but the developer has now announced it is holding their release back a little longer in order to further fine-tune them.
“We know we set the expectation for the Driftboard to release in the coming update,” Epic wrote in a post on Reddit. “Unfortunately, we’ve decided to hold the release of this new vehicle to make some final quality of life changes and other polish improvements.
“We want to get you out there carving up the slopes as soon as possible. However, our goal is to make sure that your experiences on the Driftboard are up to our expectations. We still have tons of quality of life and balance improvements on the way in v7.10.”
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Earlier this month, Fortnite developer Epic shared a series of teaser images leading up to the start of Season 7, each of which featured a new element that was being added to the battle royale game. The studio has already introduced the biplane, ziplines, and the Ice King skin at the start of the season, and now the last of the teased items–snowboards–are finally on the way as well.
Fortnite’s in-game News feed is teasing that a new snowboard-like vehicle called the Driftboard is “coming soon,” presumably as part of this week’s update. According to the accompanying description, the Driftboard is a single-rider vehicle that will allow players to “boost past [their] competition.” You can take a look at it below.
The official Fortnite Twitter account also teased the arrival of the new Driftboard, tweeting out a snowboard emoji. Epic hasn’t explicitly confirmed when the vehicle will be available in the game, but Fortnite’s next update–v7.10–is scheduled to roll out for all platforms on December 18, and the wording of the announcement tweet suggests the Driftboard will arrive as part of that patch.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 17, 2018
We’re entering Week 3 of Season 7, and already this season has introduced some big changes to Fortnite. Along with the aforementioned ziplines and the biplane vehicle, Epic added a new arctic region to the game’s map. There are also a slew of new skins, emotes, and other new cosmetics to unlock as part of the Season 7 Battle Pass rewards.
Most notably, last week saw the arrival of the Infinity Blade, a new Mythic sword and Fortnite’s first melee weapon. Much like the Infinity Gauntlet from the limited-time Thanos mode earlier this year, only one Infinity Blade would spawn per match and would grant its holder an immense power boost–so much so that it wreaked havoc on the game’s balance. As a result, Epic has since removed the Infinity Blade and said it will be “re-evaluating [its] approach to Mythic items.”