New Fortnite Update Brings Stink Bombs, New Hero, and More

Fortnite Stink Bomb

It will add an interesting dynamic to the game, and it should be interesting to see if hardcore Fortnite players flock to the stink bomb in a way that they never did with the smoke bomb.

With the "Evil Lair" having sprung up with a few new additions to the map, including holograms, as well as that giant missile uncovered when the new season first began, many are spectating that when the clocks strike 0, a massive call to fire will be unleashed. New Challenges and Loading screens arrive on Thursday.

Equally, it's worth stressing that although Epic has told followers this will be taking place at 8am in the United Kingdom, due to the time difference and it now being BST, this will actually occur at 9am for anyone in the United Kingdom this morning. "Downtime begins at 4am ET (0800 GMT)".

Taking everything into consideration, it will be interesting to see if Fortnite's popularity continues on an upward trajectory, for it seems as if Epic Games is prepared to support the free-to-play Battle Royale portion of the title well into the foreseeable future.

As Forbes' Dave Thier notes, the Stink Bomb will only be the second Fortnite grenade that actually does damage at all, with the other being the standard-issue fragmentation grenade.

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Apparently, the fix won't be deployed as part of today's Fortnite patch, as it was already submitted, tested, and ready to deploy, but the June 26th patch should replace the tiles, so they instead resemble the above image when assembled this way.

- Due to issues experienced by players we have temporarily disabled Shopping Carts.

- General improvements to Twitch Prime flow for users attempting to redeem the Prime Pack. This is described in-game as a "content update", so you can expect it to do more than just fix bugs. "We'll update you once the issue is resolved".

The Fortnite server status won't make good reading for fans, as Epic introduces new content. Let us know how you've been getting on with a comment below.

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