New Fortnite: Battle Royale Blitz Mode Is Now Live For A Limited Time
Epic promises "swift storms and lots of loot" in the latest limited-time mode.
Fortnite developer Epic has kicked off a new limited-time mode in Battle Royale on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For the next few days, players will be able to jump into the short-lived Blitz mode, which promises "swift storms and lots of loot."
Blitz was one of the new limited-time modes Epic teased last month for Battle Royale. As the studio previously described, the mode features much shorter matches than usual, which Epic says makes them "faster [and] more intense." In Blitz, the maximum duration of a match is only 15 minutes, and each match begins with the storm circle already closing in.
On top of the shortened match times, loot availability has been adjusted in Blitz mode. The likelihood that treasure chests and ammo boxes will spawn during a match has been significantly increased, and Floor Loot spawns "nearly 100% of the time." The spawn interval of Supply Drops and their descent time have also been decreased, while harvest resources have been doubled.
Epic hasn't announced an exact end date for Blitz mode, but limited-time events in Battle Royale typically run for about a week, giving you only a few days to participate before it is removed from the rotation. You can find more details about Blitz mode on the official Fortnite website.
Blitz mode rolls out shortly after the release of Fortnite's 3.3 patch. Along with an assortment of bug fixes, that update moved Smoke Grenades into the Vault. In their place, Epic introduced Supply Llamas and a new weapon in Battle Royale: remote explosives, which can be placed on the map and detonated from a distance. Another weapon, the Boogie Bomb, has also been "temporarily disabled" due to a bug, although it will return to the game once Epic has resolved the issue.
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