There’s snow game like Epic’s shooter, and now you can build your own game
Season 7 has arrived on Fortnite island in a literal flurry of cool new updates. As befits the time of year, the entire southwest corner of the map has had a massive dump of snow all over it.
New customisation options include weapon and vehicle skins, and new character skins, with more than one outfit upgradeable. Plus there’s a controversially powerful Mythic-tier weapon called the Infinity Blade, with which players have been wreaking havoc. There’s also now a five-seater bi-plane, with easy manoeuvrability allowing for some very cool stunts.
The latest build
The most innovative new addition is Creative Mode, which will appear as another top-level option alongside Battle Royale and Save The World. It gives you access to a private island on which you can build with infinite resources, using basic materials or prefab structures. Once you’ve built your own Fortnite sandbox, you can run your own custom matches, obstacle courses and more, with your probably half-destroyed island reverting to its saved form at the end of each match.
Epic’s creative director Donald Mustard tweeted, “Fortnite Creative is super early and rough. But it’s a great start… expect rapid iteration and updates as we refine and add and build for years to come.” In other words, as with the rest of the game – which is still in Beta – it’s a work-in-progress as the company look to iron out any problems players may experience.
RIGHT The gilders are getting ever more insane, This one’s a dragon…
Fortnite Season 7 is now live, alongside Creative Mode.