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Fortnite Save the World abandons random Loot Boxes with major Llama changes

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Llamas aren’t the same as you’re used to anymore on Fortnite Save the World.

Loot boxes have long been a controversial topic in video games ever since the rise of free-to-play titles.

Some countries now require developers and publishers to put the actual odds on the boxes now, essentially taking away a lot of the mystery.

Epic Games has decided to change up the way llamas work in their Save the World version of Fortnite by allowing players to see the contents before they purchase.

These llamas will be called X-Ray llamas going forward and will now show you everything that’s inside before you make the purchase.

If you don’t like the offering all you’ll have to do is wait until the store refreshes for more items.

The price of llamas will remain the same with the only change being you see what you’ll be getting.

As an added bonus, all existing Save the World players will receive 5 free Llama Upgrade Tokens to try out the new system.

The llama changes will go live in Save the World update v7.30.

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#SaveSavetheWorld trends as Epic announce its full release

Fortnite Save the World is out of Early Access, but the player base is extremely unhappy, using the hashtag #SaveSaveTheWorld.

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Most of our readers prefer the Battle Royale side of Fortnite, but that doesn’t mean that we completely ignore the original Fortnite game mode, “Save the World.” This mode was what Fortnite was supposed to be before Epic took a shot with a free-to-play Battle Royale.

Fortnite: Save the World already had a built-in players base when Battle Royale released. After the latter mode exploded in popularity, Save the World players saw most of Epic attention move over to Battle Royale while they got minimal and slow-rolling content updates.

On June 30, Epic announced that they were finally taking Save the World out of Early Access. They announced a number of new features, but the overall sentiment was clear: they were finished with the game and would be slowing down their update schedule going forward.

What’s more, Epic have decided to keep the game as a “premium experience” rather than free-to-play, as previously promised. They also noted that Founders Pack owners would be upgraded to the next level and that Ultimate Editions owners will receive 8,000 V-Bucks and the Metal Team Leader Pack.

The full release will include the newly-announced Ventures along with annual schedules that will rotate some of the fan-favorite game modes. Save the World players, however, were unhappy with this news. Many of them took to Twitter to voice their displeasure, using the hashtag #SaveSavetheWorld.

Save the World creator DemonJoeFrance made a thread and recorded a video, explaining why the #SaveSavetheWorld hashtag exists and why the most recent blog post is such a problem. The STW community views this as Epic giving up on the original Fortnite in favor of Battle Royale.

One of the primary areas of complaint – although there are many – is that STW will not go free-to-play. As DemonJoe acknowledges in his thread, this will likely stunt the growth of Save the World. Fewer Battle Royale players will try it out, meaning the player base won’t continue to grow the way that Battle Royale has.

We’ll have to see if Epic take note of this trending hashtag or if they choose to reverse course at any point. On the Battle Royale side of things, they have always been attentive to similar community outcry. Will Save the World get the same treatment? Or, as CleanPrinceGaming predicted back in 2018, will Fortnite kill Fortnite?

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Fortnite content update patch notes: Ziplines fixed, cosmetics, and more

A small, unannounced content update hit Fortnite today. Here are all of the changes that came along with it.

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Fortnite NFL Super Bowl Skins

A small, unannounced content update hit Fortnite today. Here are all of the changes that came along with it.

Unsurprisingly, Epic made a small content update to Fortnite that brought some bug fixes along with a couple of updated styles for the NFL skins ahead of the Super Bowl.

As was the case for the Rams and Patriots last year, the 49ers and Chiefs now have Super Bowl LIV selectable styles in your locker.

This wasn’t the only cosmetic that came with the update, however. We also got a leaked emote that will be coming to the game. I could be wrong, but I’m guessing that this one had something to do with the Tik Tok Emote Royale. You can see the new NFL styles and emote below, courtesy of ShiinaBR.

Bug Fixes

We also saw several bug fixes come to the game – most notably the return of Ziplines. Players were getting tired of landing at towers, only to find that they had to jump to their death to get down.

There were a lot of bug fixes for such a small content update. Epic fixed ten bugs in total, including several problems with the editing system. The bug fixes included in this content update are as follows:

  • Ziplines temporarily disabled due to issue.
  • Unintentionally editing building pieces through floors.
  • Can’t edit structures when looking straight down.
  • No sound on PC.
  • Quick Bar inadvertently defaulted off on all platforms.
  • Overtime Challenge “Visit different bus stops” not tracking for all bus stops.
  • Star Wars Legacy entries disappeared.
  • “F” key not enabling proper movement after direction remap.
  • Editing quickly can cause players to remain in Edit mode.
  • Sniper Rifle crosshairs may disappear when players fall into a Hideout.

There has been no news of Fortnite v11.50 since Epic’s blog post last week. It’s unclear whether or not they’re planning to make these sweeping changes before the start of Season 2.

Leaks and official statements allude to the idea that v12.00 might be the next major patch. We’ll have to wait and see, of course.

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How to get the free Battle Breakers Kurohomura hero in Fortnite

Epic Games is continuing its Battle Breakers promotion by offering the Kurohomura hero for free to Fortnite players. Here’s how to unlock it.

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Epic Games is continuing its Battle Breakers promotion by offering the Kurohomura hero for free to Fortnite players. Here’s how to unlock it.

Epic’s latest creation is a free-to-play mobile RPG called Battle Breakers. The turn-based game gives shades of Pokemon games, where you build your squad and face challengers in an arena to progress.

Battle Breakers is quite fun for a mobile game, but it isn’t close to as popular as Fortnite. Fortnite is the biggest game in the world as well as a promotional juggernaut for any other title under the Epic Games umbrella. At this point, it would be silly not to involve Fortnite when promoting Epic’s other games.

We saw this as soon as Battle Breakers came out. Epic announced that they would release the Razor hero in Save the World to players who reached level 20 in Battle Breakers.

Epic is continuing the promotion for Save the World players who have been grinding Battle Breakers. Now, you’ll be able to unlock the Kurohomura hero in Save the World when you reach level 50.

All you have to do is log into Battle Breakers with the same Epic account that’s linked to Fortnite. Once you reach level 50, you’ll unlock Kurohomura in Save the World.

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The release of Kurohomura in Save the World should be a preview for its eventual inclusion in Battle Royale. We saw the same thing with Razor when Epic gave it away for STW players.

Data miners also found files for the Kurohomura BR skin a while back. We can expect the character to enter the item shop as an uncommon or rare skin. Epic will probably do its best to keep these crossover skins cheap as a promotional tactic.

If Kurohomura does come to Battle Royale: cop or drop? Let us know in the comments.

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