Fortnite’s survival update dares you to outlast a storm for a literal fortnite

    
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After the wacky deluge of gotta-launch-before-school-starts releases creating a pileup on the video game interstate yesterday, one might almost have missed Fortnite’s big update, so let’s rectify that now.

The key feature of yesterday’s early access update is Survive the Storm, the previously promised survival mode where players will try to survive a storm for an actual fortnite, 14 days. Players are also getting what the team is calling “mutant storms,” which “grant unique modifiers to enemies and heroes, and give useful rewards,” plus new weapons, animations, and skins. (Maybe this wasn’t the best week to ask gamers to survive a storm, but Epic can be forgiven for its lack of meteorological clairvoyance.)

In other Fortnite news, Epic is hosting a PAX meetup at the Seattle Gameworks (awww, remember those?) on Saturday in case you want to play video games that are, you know, not Fortnite. Pics down below!

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Danny Smith

At this point everyone i know has uninstalled it and several chased after refunds. Game really feels like something saved from being canned purely because someone went “hey you know we could milk a year of early access founders packs from this right?” and everything came up dollar signs.

Shame its core gameplay is fun and i dig the artstyle but i dont see it being around this time next year.

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Mewmew

That’s pretty funny. All the doom and gloom makes a fancy story, but it isn’t that close to the truth. The game is filled with people all hours of the day and night. It’s not in danger of failing. This is the initial offering of an Early Access game that isn’t into actual release mode yet.

The game already did a number of tweaks with this update, including finding top tier stuff (rarely but still finding it) in normal Lamas. The new “event” mode isn’t that awesome, it’s far too long for most people with the top level going over 4 hours. But other changes are happening already and they’re only testing this event while asking for great amounts of feedback on it (a feedback form automatically opens when you finish it the first time, they really want people to let them know in game how they feel about game modes and things).

You and “everybody you know” really shouldn’t be in the game at this time anyway, as obviously you aren’t the type of people who were willing to play and give feedback and help the changes come in. This is supposed to be an initial release of an Early Access version of the game. Ripe for feedback and changes during the 6-8 month journey it still has before release. It’s not a finished or ready product. People who think they’re getting a finished product didn’t read what they were getting in to and shouldn’t be here yet. The type who spaz out and quit especially should never have got this at this time.

I’m sure you and “everybody you know” will find a game that makes you all happy eventually. I know you’re having fun bashing Fortnite in every single Fortnite news posting but I’m unsure what you are hoping to get out of it. Yes yes I know “to warn people of the doom! Dooooooooooom!” but they’ll see it isn’t so when the game actually comes out later.

Anyway the game is doing fine, so perk up and don’t worry, it will be here for a long time to come. Next year it will have only have been out for 4-6 months, and that’s if the real release doesn’t get delayed a bit from then, so no, it will not be gone in a year. It will be a fairly new game going strong in a year. They have plenty of time to do plenty of changes before release, but again the Loot Llamas won’t be going anywhere. They’ll be tweaked a bit (as has happened already) but not gone.

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NeoWolf

3 days survive the storms.. about an hour, 7 days survive the story 2 maybe 2 and a half hours plus.. 14 days survive the storm 4 or 5 hours FOR SURE.

Almost no time to scavenge for resources once the storms starts, and everything you have or found you use for building defences and traps.. if you aren’t stocked up on ammo you aren’t going to have much in the way of free resources to craft more once your build and trapped the generator areas. Then you have gear wear and tear.. in a 3 day your going to use up at least 2 full durability weapons in a 7 day maybe four or five and in a 14 day..everything you own. Again not much time to gether resources to use to build new ones and seemingly little in the way of places to pick up new ones on the map.

Long and short of it its a MASSIVE resource drop for little pay off. the maps need ammo drops or something similar for this event and random loot crates to get make do weapons for when your stuff breaks to make it feasible for anything more than the 3 day.

Good idea, but it needs tweaking still. And yeah subject matter..couldn’t have come at a more unfortunate time for some (hope you guys are all okay):(

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DrSteinman

Tried to play a level 15 (since most non-mega paying players are likely still not above 40 power)

Literally, no games found in the 3,7,or 14 day modes. This was yesterday evening too. I think Epic did a LOT of damage to this game with the way the game launched.

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Sorenthaz

Because the best rewards are only available at the higher levels. I.e. the four exclusive heroes require doing the level 70+ content. ..

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NeoWolf

no you can get those heroes from the llamas too from the storm tickets, I know as I got one in my first storm llama.

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Mewmew

Games fill up fast. What you do is actually enter the game and then the other people will appear, don’t just click to try and see if there is an OPEN game right then. And that’s what you weren’t finding, open games, there were plenty of people doing these missions. Every time I click to go in them they’re full.

The 14 one is over 4 hours long, who wants to do that again after doing it once? The 15 power one doesn’t have much for rewards either, but I’m seeing people in these games all morning from 3-6 a.m. even with no problem. I really don’t like the new modes though – they’re way way too long.

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Dug From The Earth

Fortnite devs, “We hear you, we are just choosing to ignore you, here… have an update that no one really wanted or asked for… I mean… Oooooo shiney!”

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Sorenthaz

People did want longer survival type stuff but not as a temporary distraction event that was brought out instead of addressing the numerous issues with the game or, y’know, adding permanent content that isn’t just a repeat past Plankerton.

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Jeffrey Wu

14 days in game is 3 hours. Bad call to start at 11 pm.

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Boom

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