Fortnite Patch v3.2 Detailed, New Battle Royale Mode ‘Teams Of 20’ Rules Clarified

Epic Games has detailed the upcoming Fortnite update for both of its gameplay modes: Save the World and Battle Royale. They are also introducing a new mode to the Battle Royale section of the game offering 20 players in a team. This mode is basically a 20 vs. 20 Battle Royale mode divided among 5 teams.

The full set of patch notes can be read in detail over Epic Games while you can get a glimpse of what to expect from the new Battle Royale mode below.

  • Limited Time Mode: Teams of 20
    • Each team is composed of five squads of four players.
    • All teammates will be displayed in green on the map.
    • The Map screen now shows total number of players alive on each team.
    • Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70% to 60-80%.
    • Increased chances of ammo boxes spawning from 65-80% to 75-90%.
    • Supply Drops always come in batches of 5 instead of varying amounts per Storm Circle. Supply Drop rate increased from 180 (+/- 30s) to 210 (+/- 30s).
    • Teams of 20 has six Storm Circles as opposed to nine. Maximum match length is 23 minutes, down from 25.
    • Storm Circle Timings:
      • Storm Circle 1: Random location. 60s wait, 180s shrink time.
      • Storm Circle 2: Random location. 60s wait, 90s shrink time.
      • Storm Circle 3: Location centered on previous storm (for the rest of the match). 120s wait, 90s shrink time.
      • Storm Circle 4: 120s wait, 60s shrink.
      • Storm Circle 5: 180s wait, 60s shrink.
      • Storm Circle 6: 240s wait, 120s shrink.
  • Players will get elimination credit for forced fall damage either through Impulse Grenades or destroying structures underneath their enemies.
    • Breaking the base of a structure will count the same as breaking the exact piece a player is standing on before they fall.
  • Riding a rocket no longer cancels emotes or using consumables.
  • Lobby emotes will now play out instead of just ending at 5 seconds.

Fortnite Battle Royale is free to play on all consoles. It recently received an update that added support for 60 fps as well.

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