Fortnite Patch Notes (Today's 7.30 Content Update): Bottle Rockets, Campfires, And More

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Fortnite's 7.30 content update is now live across PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. The patch notes for this week's update detail a variety of tweaks and additions to the hit battle royale game, including a new weapon, limited-time mode, and more.

Headlining this week's content update is the previously teased Bottle Rocket, a new item that will rain explosives down on structures when thrown. Bottle Rockets drop in stacks of two and can be found either as floor loot or in chests, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and Supply Drops.

To make room for Bottle Rockets, Epic has vaulted another older item: the Boom Box. The developer has also made some major changes to environmental campfires. Previously, these campfire pits were decorative, but now they can be lit by interacting with them. Doing this will effectively turn them into a Cozy Campfire, healing all players within their radius for a limited time. However, each campfire can only be used once per match.

Fortnite Patch Notes (7.30 Content Update): What's New Today, Including Bottle Rockets

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Epic Games has released Fortnite's 7.30 content update, and it's now live across all platforms; PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. With new competition in the form of the just-released Apex Legends, the patch notes for today's update details the type of changes additions we've come to expect. Those include the addition of a new weapon, limited-time mode (paired with a change to how often they're rolled out), and other tweaks for Battle Royale.

Headlining this week's patch is the previously teased Bottle Rocket, a new item that will rain explosives down on structures when thrown. Bottle Rockets drop in stacks of two and can be found either as floor loot or in chests, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and Supply Drops.

To make room for Bottle Rockets, Epic has vaulted another older item: the Boom Box. The developer has also made some major changes to environmental campfires. Previously, these campfire pits were decorative, but now they can be lit by interacting with them. Doing this will effectively turn them into a Cozy Campfire, healing all players within their radius for a limited time. However, each campfire can only be used once per match.

Fortnite Patch Notes (Content Update 7.30): What's New Today, Including Bottle Rockets

about X hours ago from

Epic Games has released Fortnite's 7.30 content update, and it's now live across all platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. With new competition in the form of the just-released Apex Legends, the patch notes for today's update details the type of changes additions we've come to expect. Those include the addition of a new weapon, limited-time mode (paired with a change to how often they're rolled out), and other tweaks for Battle Royale.

Headlining this week's patch is the previously teased Bottle Rocket, a new item that will rain explosives down on structures when thrown. Bottle Rockets drop in stacks of two and can be found either as floor loot or in chests, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and Supply Drops.

To make room for Bottle Rockets, Epic has vaulted another older item: the Boom Box. The developer has also made some major changes to environmental campfires. Previously, these campfire pits were decorative, but now they can be lit by interacting with them. Doing this will effectively turn them into a Cozy Campfire, healing all players within their radius for a limited time. However, each campfire can only be used once per match.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Breaks Series Sales Records

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Kingdom Hearts 3 has shipped more than five million copies, according to Square Enix. The figure, which includes digital and physical sales, makes it the fastest selling game in the series. This is a shipped figure instead of sold through to customers, but it's still an impressive feat for the first week on the market.

The high sales make sense, given the anticipation for this third installment. Kingdom Hearts 2 released more than a decade ago, so fans have been waiting a long time for the conclusion of the story. Though the time between has been filled with side-stories that fill in some gaps, like Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance, the first numbered entry in so long was bound to make a splash.

If you're getting ready to embark on your own journey through Disney worlds, be sure to check out our best tips before you get started, along with where to find the Lucky Emblems so you can unlock the secret movie. Or just read up on everything we know, including a story recap to get you caught up to speed.

Apex Legends Free Bonuses On PS Plus And EA/Origin Access

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Apex Legends Free Bonuses On PS Plus And EA/Origin Access

Apex Legends surprise-launched without much pre-release hype, so you may have missed that some platforms are offering bonus packs for the free-to-play shooter. If you subscribe to Origin Access, PlayStation Plus, or the Xbox-exclusive EA Access, you already have some extra loot waiting for you.

Both the Origin Access and EA Access bonus packs are given automatically the first time you log in. Each will give you an epic weapon skin, a banner card badge, and 1,000 Apex coins. The PlayStation Plus bonus is a separate item that has to be manually downloaded from the PlayStation Store. It gets you two PlayStation-themed weapon camos (Flatline and RE45), along with character camos and banners for Gibraltar and Bloodhound.

The Apex Coins can be traded in for Apex Packs, the game's version of loot boxes. That means you'll probably score at least a few random cosmetic items. The Apex Packs can also hold crafting materials, which are used to purchase new skins. Starting in March, Respawn will also be offering a Battle Pass similar to Fortnite.

HBO's Game Of Thrones Prequel Starts Filming This Summer

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The Game of Thrones prequel TV show will start filming early this summer, HBO has confirmed. Programming president Casey Bloys confirmed the production start time with Entertainment Weekly.

This matches up with the timeline that Bloys confirmed previously when he stated that the untitled prequel show was pegged to begin production in the first half of 2019.

Importantly, what's being filmed is only the single pilot episodes; additional episodes have yet to be ordered. Jessica Jones director SJ Clarkson is directing the show, which will star Naomi Watts. X-Men: First Class' Jane Goldman will serve as showrunner. Goldman created the concept for the show alongside writer George R.R. Martin. According to EW, while only one episode has been ordered so far, the writers are already working on more scripts for future episodes in the event that HBO decides to pick it up to become a series.

Game Of Thrones Prequel Starts Filming This Summer

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The Game of Thrones prequel TV show will start filming early this summer, HBO has confirmed. Programming president Casey Bloys confirmed the production start time with Entertainment Weekly.

This matches up with the timeline that Bloys confirmed previously when he stated that the untitled prequel show was pegged to begin production in the first half of 2019.

Jessica Jones director SJ Clarkson is directing the show, which will star Naomi Watts. Importantly, what's being filmed is only the single pilot episodes; additional episodes have yet to be ordered.

Apex Legends Hits 1 Million Players Within Hours Of Release

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Apex Legends, the new battle royale game just announces and released by the makers of Titanfall, is off to a fast start. Studio head Vince Zampella announced that the game reached 1 million unique players in under eight hours. Zampella said he is "so overwhelmed" by the news.

"Thank you so much for showing up and being part of this with Respawn you are amazing!!" Zampella said with a celebratory image.

Apex Legends, which is set in the Titanfall universe but doesn't feature the franchise's trademark Titans or wall-running, was announced and released today, February 4, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. On the subject of wall-running, Zampella said it "wasn't as fun and balanced." But he did tease that Respawn will "try new stuff" as the game's life goes on.

Apex Legends Hits 1 Million Players In 8 Hours

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Apex Legends, the new battle royale game from the makers of Titanfall, is off to a fast start. Studio head Vince Zampella announced that the game reached 1 million unique players in under eight hours. Zampella said he is "so overwhelmed" by the news.

"Thank you so much for showing up and being part of this with Respawn you are amazing!!" Zampella said with a celebratory image.

I’m so overwhelmed right now, @PlayApex broke a million unique players in under 8 hours. ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you so much for showing up and being part of this with @Respawn you are amazing!! pic.twitter.com/lvNgfwwKhl

Halo Infinite Dev Talks About Making Story That's Deep And Approachable

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The Halo franchise has a deep and rich narrative canvas. It's great that developer 343 can use this to dive deep into the lore and tell new and interesting stories, and give further flavour to scenes with callbacks and references. But many would probably agree that Halo's overall story can be difficult to get your head around in some ways. For Halo Infinite, 343 is trying to strike the balance between providing enough depth story-wise for veteran fans, while also trying to be "approachable" for players coming to Halo for the first time or returning after some time away.

Justin Robey, who recently became the "Director of Player Voice" for Halo Infinite, talked about this on 343's latest Social Stream.

"Halo is one of those franchises where we have a lot of players who are probably going to come back when we release Halo Infinite," he said. "And we want to make sure as it gets in there that people aren't lost, which is one of the things that people complain about with Halo 5.