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'Fortnite' vending machines should help to level the Battle Royale playing field

'Fortnite' vending machines should help to level the Battle Royale playing field

Now, anyone with a newer model of iPhone or iPad can play Fortnite Battle Royale on their mobile or tablet device. The first such "content update", as Epic calls them, has arrived on all platforms and introduces the Vending Machine, among other changes and additions.

Fortnite Vending Machines map shows locations.

The Vending Machine Locations have been pinpointed on this map. "There is no purchase limit to the items available". Haunted Hills, Dusty Depot, and Fatal Fields are the only locations to not have one directly on-site, but players can find one nearby.

That's quite the trade, although when people do find a Vending Machine, they'll have to be careful. The type of resource each item requires actively cycles over the course of a match, and the switch happens faster if you hit the Vending Machine with your trusty Pickaxe. The vending machine would display each at a time and gradually rotate through them.

For example, items found in a Common (white) version will cost 100 materials whereas items found in an Epic (purple) version will cost 400 materials.

Epic Games has announced that they'll be slowing down their Fortnite patch schedule to once every two weeks to improve bug fixing.

And in games such as Fortnite or PUBG, there's loot and materiels that players need to pick up in order to be prepared for battle and secure the victory. The idea is for developers to spend more time fixing glitches and deeper issues, but without halting the weekly content drops.

Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One, PC and IOS.


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