Fortnite’s Excessive Stakes occasion: every thing you want to know
Epic Video games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale obtained an enormous replace with the v.5.40 patch, which kicked off the ‘Excessive Stakes’ occasion that added a brand new limited-time recreation mode: Getaway. It is a squad-based recreation during which your workforce must seize one in all 4 jewels scattered throughout the map, then make your means safely to an escape van with a view to win. The one downside? There are 100 gamers (roughly 25 squads) attempting to do the identical factor.
Earlier than you dive in, we have gathered up all of the issues you want to know in regards to the limited-time occasion and the replace generally. And if you wish to try the entire v.5.40 patch notes, head here.
When is Getaway accessible?
It is accessible now as a part of the v5.40 patch that went reside Thursday morning. The patch was delayed from Epic Video games’ common Tuesday launch time because of a ‘vital controller subject’ that is since been resolved. You’ll be able to play it proper now.
How does Getaway work?
The brand new Getaway recreation mode is selectable from the foyer similar to all the opposite recreation modes. You’ll be able to convey three of your folks to play in a squad or use the sport’s matchmaking companies to fill out the remainder of your workforce. When it is time to go, 100 gamers drop from the battle bus as common, however in Getaway, you will see 4 icons on the map the place the safes that comprise jewels will land.
Even in your first recreation, you will instantly discover how that is totally different from common battle royale modes. For one factor, there are solely 4 places that everybody is concentrated on, so that you’re more likely to be in for a battle regardless of the place you land. The preventing is especially intense across the secure’s drop balloon as everybody scrambles to get one of many 4 jewels. In case your workforce manages to outlive this opening onslaught, it is time to regroup and transport your treasure to the escape van for the Victory Royale.
You’ve got obtained the jewel, now what?
When your workforce grabs the jewel, you’ll be seen on the map for 30 seconds, so that you higher get shifting as a result of your opponents can simply spot you throughout that interval. The jewel has some benefits as a result of it slowly regenerates well being and shields to your entire workforce. However there is a disadvantage: It additionally slows your workforce down by 10 %.
There are 4 whole getaway vans on the map over the course of the sport — three from early within the match and a fourth that drops towards the tip. As soon as the vans arrive, they are going to be seen to everybody on the map. Getaway vans float in midair with balloons of their very own so your workforce might want to construct as much as the van to safe entry whereas preventing off pursuers who will inevitably attempt to halt your progress. Word that useful resource gathering is elevated by 50 % on this recreation mode, so you must have the supplies vital to construct your defenses.
The opposite issue you will be working in opposition to are the ‘Pursuit’ provide drops. There are 12 of those particular provide drops throughout the map they usually’re tailor-made for opponents attempting to catch you with long-range weapons to allow them to snipe you from afar.
In case your workforce manages to get the jewel and make your method to the van in opposition to these odds, your workforce shall be awarded with the Victory Royale.
What are The Getaway’s particular challenges?
Epic additionally launched some challenges particular to the Getaway recreation mode so you possibly can earn heist themed beauty gadgets. Listed here are the three challenges:
- Play 10 matches of The Getaway – Get 5,000 XP
- Do 500 harm to Jewel carrying opponents – Unlock the Suited Up Spray
- Choose up a Jewel in 5 totally different matches of The Getaway LTM – Unlock the Money Stream Contrail
In the event you full all three challenges, you will unlock the crowbar pick-axe.
What else comes with the patch?
Together with the brand new recreation mode got here a swanky Wildcard pores and skin you should purchase within the retailer to make your character look extra dapper, with slim-fitting fits that match the heist theme. The pores and skin comes with 4 swappable masks so you possibly can differentiate between your self and the remainder of your crew. You can also purchase the Cuff Case again bling and the Safecracker glider to finish your workforce’s look.
However the patch additionally launched a brand new merchandise referred to as the Grappler. This mobility merchandise permits you to shoot a cable at a location and can rapidly pull your character there. It is clear Epic had the Getaway recreation mode in thoughts with this merchandise, as a result of it may show you how to cowl floor rapidly. Word, nevertheless, that solely the pursuit provide drops will get the Grappler within the Getaway recreation mode, so the benefit shall be to your opponents attempting to pursue.
One merchandise goes away within the patch as effectively: The revolver. Gradual to fireplace and tough to make use of in firefights, it is not an enormous shock this weapon goes again within the vault. Although it would get upgrades sooner or later that might convey it again into the sport, it in all probability is not an enormous loss for many gamers as a result of it is not a very well-liked merchandise.