Epic Games has just rolled out the Fortnite v20.20 update for its Battle Royale game mode, adding a new Ranger Shotgun, a Covert Ops questline, and the return of the Boogie Bombs and Rift-to-Go before they are pitted against. Each other has a vote on the Funding Boards.
The news comes via a blog post On the official Fortnite website, outlining the new additions.
In terms of the story of the season that is watching the Resistance fight back against the IO forces, the battle has moved on from Condo Canyon and is now focused around Coney Crossroads. Help push the IO back into this named location, but watch out for Huntmaster Saber in his blimp overhead.
The Fortnite 20.20 update also adds the new Ranger Shotgun. A burst shotgun that has one shot per reload. Each shot from the Ranger Shotgun deals significant damage and is effective at longer ranges than other shotgun types currently in the game. It comes in five rarities – Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary – with the reload and damage output increasing with each rarity.
It should be noted that the Ranger Shotgun has not been added to the competitive playlists as it is currently undergoing an evaluation period.
If a powerful shotgun doesn’t do it for you, then the update also shows the return of the Boogie Bomb and Rift-to-Go items to the island. The Boogie Bomb, when thrown, causes all players caught in its radius to break out of dancing, preventing them from engaging in combat.
The Rift-to-Go can be used at any time to be transported and spit out of a Rift overhead, allowing you to glide to safety away from the encroaching storm circle or enemy players.
Finally, Fortnite’s 20.20 update also introduces the Covert Ops quests. Starting on April 22 at 9am ET, players will be able to complete these challenges in the Zero Build mode to unlock the Secret Sledge Pickaxe.
The caveat here is that you need to complete each quest before a set time and date in order to move on to the next one. For example, the first quest starts at April 22 at 9am ET and only runs until April 26 at 8:59 am ET. If you don’t complete it before then, you won’t be able to advance to the rest of the Covert Ops quests.