The Ice King cometh in Fortnite’s latest in-game event

    
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And this fad can end any time now, I'm not going to lie.

Last week, Fortnite’s update v7.20 went live, and alongside all of the normal fare like the new scoped revolver weapon and the reintroduction of the glider redeploy, the patch also added a floating frost orb over the Polar Peaks, its purpose unknown. This past weekend, however, its purpose was revealed as it burst open to unveil the Ice King, who promptly covered the entire map in frost, and in doing so, introduced new AI enemies for players to contend with as well as a new set of in-game challenges for players to complete.

After the Ice King’s emergence, the map is now being invaded by his minions, known as the Ice Legion, and these new foes will play a key part in the new set of Ice Storm challenges. Right now, all of the challenges require taking down members of the Ice Legion, often in specific ways, such as using explosive damage or particular weapon types. Players who complete six of these Ice Storm challenges will reward players with a unique weapon wrap, and players who complete all of the challenges — more of which will be unveiled in the coming days — will get the snazzy Winter’s Thorn Glider. So bundle up, Fortnite players, and get out there to show the Ice King who’s boss.

Source: Polygon
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PurpleCopper

I feel like the lack of depth in battle royale games is going to hamper it’s growth. Can BR games have more depth while still being a BR game? Dunno.

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rafael12104

Heh. So I jumped in to experience this first hand. It was fun, but…

I don’t know, it also left me feeling that Epic is desperate to keep Fortnite fresh and novel. And no matter what, it’s not. It is fun, but it will decline no matter what. Epic better be working on something new and innovating because Fortnite will not last forever. Unlike MMOROGs, new content doesn’t refresh the game.

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Sorenthaz

Oh, they definitely are trying. It doesn’t have the staying power that stuff like Minecraft has. They got a huge audience but didn’t know what to do with it and now they’re trying everything they can to keep as much of it as possible. Fortnite’s peak has already been reached from the looks of it and Epic doesn’t want to lose their newfound popularity/wealth.

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PurpleCopper

What makes you say that new content can refresh a MMORPG, but new content won’t refresh non-MMOs?

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rafael12104

Not exactly. What I mean is MMORPGs and other MMOs can be refreshed easily with new storylines, new abilities, exploration of new area, etc. It is seamless and easy to get back into it of the devs do it right.

But a game like Fortnite, no matter the gimmicks aka dances, skins, changed areas, is still the same thing. They can’t rely on other mechanics to keep the game fresh.

New content can refresh non MMOs, for sure. Especially DLCs for single player games etc.