Fortnite for Android adds voice chat, support for HTC and Sony phones

27 September, 2018, 12:29 | Author: Julian Harrison
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Patch 5.40 doesn't center on the High Stakes event only.

The latest event for Fortnite is now live, bringing a host of new additions to the phenomenally popular Battle Royale game. The patch was originally supposed to release earlier this week, but developer Epic Games had to delay it for further polish.

It has been nearly a month since Epic Games launched Fortnite Battle Royale on Android devices, and now the company is adding support for even more phones along with one of the more oft-requested features for the game. This will add one new outfit and four masks (pictured below), as well as a brand-new Limited Time Mode called "Getaway".




You might remember that High Stakes was teased at PAX West over the weekend, where it was revealed players will be able to zip around the map using a nifty gadget called the Grappler. You'll also slowly regain health and shields, but will also get a nasty speed drop of 10%. You can see a replay of the segment in the video below, from YouTube account Fortnite Cookies. The item can be found in Vending Machines, Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, Supply Llamas, and floor loot, however, it is of the Epic rarity and therefore won't be too easy to grab.

You're gonna need the right gear for a job like this. The High Stakes event appears to be themed around heists and gambling. The Wild Card skin will also launch with the Cuff Case back bling at the same time as the challenges. There's a new Horde Challenge featuring a new Harvester Ninja; bug fixes and improvements done to enhance the UI and, ultimately, the user experience; and some improvements done to some weapons and items.

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