News News Roundup Season 7

News Roundup #005 | Sword Item, X-4 Stormwing Change & More

News Roundup #005 covers the latest Fortnite Battle Royale news including the upcoming sword item, X-4 Stormwing plane change and more.

Swords are coming to Battle Royale

Epic games have posted a new trailer over on Twitter revealing the first melee weapon coming to Battle Royale: Swords. Here’s the official announcement:

As of this writing, it is still unclear if the new sword item will be added to all game modes or if we should expect to see it in a brand new LTM.

V7.01 has also been confirmed to release tomorrow, Tuesday 11th:

Castle hidden beneath Polar Peak

Polar Peak appears to be hiding a larger secret, as revealed in the teaser posted above. Here’s a still image showing the castle hidden beneath the tip of the iceberg:

This forthcoming change could appear as early as tomorrow with Patch V7.01. We’ll keep you updated with the latest map changes as the ice melts during the coming weeks. 

Change coming to the X-4 Stormwing Plane

The X-4 Stormwing plane, one of the highlights of Patch V7.00, has been a popular addition to the game thus far. However, many have been criticising the lack of punishment involved while sitting in a destroyed plane.

Eric Williamson, design lead for Fortnite Battle Royale, has acknowledged the issue over on Twitter and indicated that the team is looking to add a small amount of damage to players when a plane is destroyed: 

We can expect to see this change go live in the very near future.

Community Spotlight

Here’s a cinematic trailer from Sushii Films showcasing all of the Season 7 Battle Pass outfits: