New Fortnite Update Is Out, Adds Bouncer Trap Item
"Place this pad for a big bounce boost."
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Some new content is on the way soon to Fortnite. The game's 4.3 content update is scheduled to roll out tomorrow, June 5, for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS, and it's set to introduce another new item to Battle Royale. [Update: The update is out now; here are the patch notes.]
The update is scheduled to roll out on all platforms at 5 AM PT / 8 AM ET / 1 PM BST and won't require any server downtime, the official Fortnite Twiter account announced. The tweet didn't reveal any further details regarding the contents of the update, only saying, "Bounce to impressive new heights in the v4.3 Content Update."
This is a not-so-subtle reference to the Bouncer, a new item that recently appeared in Fortnite's in-game updates section. The Bouncer is a type of trap that can be found in Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, Supply Llamas, or as floor loot. Players can place it on the ground or walls; when stepped on, it'll send players flying into the air.
The new content update follows last week's v4.3 patch, which introduced rideable Shopping Carts to Battle Royale. The update also made an assortment of performance improvements and added a new foraged item, mushrooms, which grant 5 shield when consumed.
Meanwhile, the next set of weekly challenges are slated to arrive on Thursday, June 7. In recent weeks, Epic would release new challenges alongside Fortnite's weekly updates, but for the remainder of Season 4, the developer will roll out challenges every Thursday, as it once used to. In the meantime, you can check out our guide on how to complete Week 5's challenges.
This story has been updated.
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