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On top of fresh quests and the returning Horde Rush LTM, Battle Royale changes stole the show in Tuesday’s patch.

The highly anticipated Fortnite v18.21 update is now live and fans are loving it! New locations, new weapons, and plenty of Fortnitemares scares, this one is truly a content overload.

The Convergence

As previous leaks predicted, the Cubes have completed their journey to the center of the Island and are merging to form The Convergence (Cube Town POI). The Cube Queen is suspended in an orb above this unique new area and chests are dotted around all over the place.

NRG star “AussieAntics” quickly learnt that seemingly everyone in the lobby will be dropping here for the foreseeable future. To be fair, you can’t blame them, this is the first significant map change we’ve had for a long time.

Sideways Scythe

With the formidable Caretaker monsters eager to pull you into the dark lands, the new Sideways Scythe melee weapon is a must for any safety-conscious Island-dweller. For those of you that feared this may be the Infinity Blade v2, don’t worry, it’s actually not too powerful.

That’s not to say it isn’t fun to use however! Popular Canadian streamer “Nick Eh 30” showed that it will be possible to create some insane clips by doing a combo of the Scythes abilities. He did concede that it wouldn’t be particularly strong against good players, as it does very little damage to builds making it easy to escape.

You can currently take fall damage by using the Smash Attack from too high but the @FortniteStatus Twitter account has already confirmed that this will be fixed in the next update.

Other Changes

Fortnitemares is truly in full swing now, with the spooky Battle Bus music playing, Pumpkin Launchers, Witch Brooms and Candy back in-game, and ominous beings roaming the map. After wrapping up a 15-hour stream and testing out the update, AussieAntics said “Genuinely felt like Chapter 1 again. Going to sleep thinking about getting on to play again tomorrow”.

The community seems to echo this sentiment, and if Epic keeps up this pace throughout November and the holiday period, we’re in for an exciting few months of Fortnite.

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.

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