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Fortnite Shows How Port-a-Fort Item Works

Fortnite Shows How Port-a-Fort Item Works

Typically, players must harvest resources to use as makeshift structures, but a new item, labeled "coming soon", looks to change all that.

However, if it seems as though the Port-a-Fort is breaking the game experience for other players, then Epic Games may decide to remove it later.

The Port-a-Fort is described as a portable structure, which "sprouts a quick defensive position upon impact" and, as the trailer shows, the building in question will be a sniper's perch made entirely of metal, Fortnite Battle Royale's strongest material, complete with a 360 degree overhang.

The news comes via a tweet from the official Fortnite Twitter account revealing the new throwable item. The Port-a-Fort sounds like the ideal escape button for anyone who doesn't know how to build.

Fortnite's newest addition could create big new possibilities for players, particularly when caught in a tight situation or flanked by multiple opponents.

Fortnite is already making millions on mobile as it tops the iOS charts

Of course, we'll have to wait and see how the Port-a-Fort is implemented in Fortnite before we become too concerned about any potential balancing issues.

Plans can always change but as Epic Games has already prepared a promo video, it is likely that the new item is ready to go.

If the Port-a-Fort does operate in the way we think it does, it will be interesting to see the rarity and if it will in fact be a grenade.

On April 10th, it was announced via the "New Updates" menu that the fan-favorite "50v'50" game mode will be returning in the future to Fortnite: Battle Royale with a collection of new improvements.


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