Epic Games’ Battle Royale mode for Fortnite abruptly appeared last September, two months after the wave-based co-op title launched in early access, but the developer has released details on future features and updates coming to the game.
In a recent “State of Development” post, Epic focused on an overhaul of the game’s look and feel. The Inventory screen will have a cleaner look, while dropping items becomes easier by dragging items outside the inventory screen. Some areas of the map will be updated to add more variety and provide “an improved sense of location and place.” The developer is also working on “full remodels for gliders, pickaxes, and characters.”
Other features touched upon include:
- Better matchmaking with friends and recent players.
- Better team killing report system.
- An improved shooting model “to remove random bullet spread while aiming down sights.”
- A detailed post-match screen.
- Improved audio feedback from various sources.
Epic also detailed improvements on Fortnite’s server performance and goals for hardware. “Our near term focus is providing a rock solid 30 FPS experience on consoles,” Epic said.
Fortnite is currently in paid early access, while Fortnite: Battle Royale is free-to-play in early access. Both are available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.