Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Fortnite Patch 2.2.0 Arrives With Major Map Update

Fortnite Patch 2.2.0 Arrives With Major Map Update

If you thought the Fortnite map for the Battle Royale mode was just way too empty, too small, or too unexciting, Epic Games chose to update the map with several new locations, including the new Tilted Towers city location, the Shifty Shafts mine in the mountains, the Junk Junction junkyard beyond the forest, and a motel out in the plains. So big, in fact, it's on the path to becoming the biggest game in the west. Sounds insane but not farfetched.

Since Fortnite is both free-to-play and multiformat it's become even more popular than PUBG, with 45 million players and a record 2 million concurrent players over the weekend.

That's according to lead systems designer Eric Williamson, who told Glixel that the playerbase has increased massively from the 30m figure announced back in December.

While Epic's Fortnite: Battle Royale has helped launch the early access title Fortnite into no small level of success, the game's popularity has taken its toll on the development of another Epic project.

"Some people are saying we could be the biggest and best-played game [full stop] in the western world". The next milestone commences with the update internally termed "map 2.0".

The updated map is adding new areas, including the city area Tilted Towers and the Shift Shafts underground mines. Existing areas also get a little more attention.

For now, players will have to make do with the manageable travel times in "Fortnite: Battle Royale", which the developers have defended is still adequate for the map size. "It's great technology that is useful in Battle Royale but also in all of our Unreal Engine licensees".

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