Fortnite: High Stakes Event And The Getaway LTM Are Live (VIDEO)
Epic Games has released a new update for their massively popular title Fortnite, which contains both the Battle Royale mode and Save the World. A bounty of goodies have arrived for players around the world to enjoy, but the arrival of the new features also includes the High Stakes event, which also consists of The Getaway, a new Limited Time Mode.
Footage for the new Fortnite event was initially shown during the Summer Skirmish finale, which took place at the recent PAX West event in Seattle. As for The Getaway LTM, players will need to collect a special Llama Jewel that has been dropped at a random place on the map. Four of them will drop. Once obtaining one, they will need to transport said Jewel to a Getaway Van. Three of these vehicles will arrive early, while the fourth will be swooping in near the end of a match.
You can read more about it in the patch notes from Epic below:
LIMITED TIME MODE: THE GETAWAY
- Jewels can be found in special supply drop safes, located along the edge of the first storm circle. The safes take a long time to open, so make sure the area is clear before attempting to claim a Jewel!
- Four Jewels will be in play on the map AT ALL TIMES. If a player escapes with a Jewel or one is lost in the storm, a new supply drop will bring a replacement.
- When a Jewel is picked up, it will be visible on the map to everyone for 30 seconds.
- Carrying a Jewel will give players health & shields over time, but also slow them down by 10%.
- Getaway Vans
- Four TOTAL Getaway Vans will be in the map, three that arrive early in the match and one more that shows up near the end.
- Getaway Vans float in mid-air, Jewel carriers must build up and then interact with them in order to complete a Getaway.
- The goal is to find or steal a Jewel and take it to one of the vans in order to secure a Victory Royale.
- Once they arrive, safe drops and Getaway Vans will be visible on the map at all times.
- 12 red “Pursuit” Supply Drops land at the very beginning of the match. These carry a variety of longer-range weapons and other items, and are the only way to obtain the new Grappler in this mode.
- Resource harvesting amounts increased by 50%.
- Only Rare weapons or higher will be found in this mode.
- Rifts, Rift-To-Go and Launchpads have been removed to reduce mobility for Getaway Van engagements.
- Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode, but Umbrellas are not awarded for wins.
- Play 10 matches of The Getaway – Get 5,000 XP
- Do 500 damage to Jewel carrying opponents – Unlock the Suited Up Spray
- Pick up a Jewel in 5 different matches of The Getaway LTM – Unlock the Cash Flow Contrail
- Complete all 3 Challenges – Unlock the Crowbar Pickaxe
If there is one thing Epic is good at, it’s spicing up the Battle Royale scene with game modes and events like these. Fortnite has been absolutely crushing it over the past year, and with the game’s first competitive series now in the books, there is no telling just how far the popular title will go. Either way, fun times are ahead.
Fortnite is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, Android, and iOS devices. You can catch up on everything that was included with the most recent update right here. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you ready to experience the High Stakes for yourself in the new The Getaway LTM? What sort of mode do you believe will find its way into Fortnite in the future? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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