Jack Janson

LMCHS- At 4:00 P.M. on May 1st, the latest Fortnite update came out and surprised us all. As anticipated this update introduced season 4 of Fortnite Battle Royale. This new season introduced new places on the map, new skins for players, and special crystals that you can consume in order to obtain special powers.

The main new places that were added to the map are Risky Reels and Dusty Divot. There are also some other new places including three secret bases.

I am glad that they did not change too much of the map this time and the places that were changed were places that were empty, such as the area around Dusty Depot. This area was very empty and boring before the update and has now become one of the more popular areas in the game.

Dusty Divot is a giant crater created by the meteor that was seen in the sky during season three. Within this newly formed crater lie many new anti-gravity crystals that allow people to jump around much higher than normal.

There has also been a movie set added into Moisty Mire that improves the area a lot. Before the update it was just a swamp with trees that nobody wanted to go to. However, now it has plenty of loot and chest spawns where people can collect weapons.

Another major part of the update is the new $10 battle pass that starts you off with two new skins and provides numerous challenges that may be completed in order to receive various rewards. Some of these rewards include V-bucks, which can be used to purchase the next seasons battle pass or items from the item shop. The new skins are great and the new emotes are hilarious.

The only downside to the new update is that lately there have been many more matchmaking errors that cancel your ability to enter into a game for a little while.

Overall, I am very happy with what Epic Games has done in the update and I am looking forward to updates in the future.