Fortnite Gets a Battle Royale Map Update with New Areas and Tidbits

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Fortnite's Battle Royale mode, for all the controversy that initially surrounded it, has found a solid footing within the genre.

With smaller additions of guns, items, and special modes coinciding with these weekly updates, the game has received a steady stream of content since its release.

The latest Fortnite: Battle Royale developer update video has been published to let players know of a big update coming next week. This is largely prompted by the game's free price tag, alongside Epic Games' regular weekly updates ensuring the game is as polished as can be. Once the update has been installed, players can expect to see a map with a little more personality, with specific areas that really manage to stand out from one another as opposed to blending into one large landmass.

More specifically Eric highlighted a number of key changes from the new points of interest as well as more work on making the map feature more different biomes.

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Epic wanted to make each distinct area of the map feel more unique.

More "quality of life" improvements are also coming, but the update's not specific on what form those will take in the short term.

The next update, arriving next week, is expected to bring 3 new locations for players to roam for loot, as well as seeing the removal of the Christmas-themed treasure chests and trees. The city and the motel were teased in the video, and it looks like most of the named points of interest will be scattered on the western part of the map.