High Stakes Event is Now Live on Fortnite

Posted by | September 06, 2018 | Mobile, News, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Video, Xbox One | No Comments

Epic Games has launched its latest event for Fortnite Battle Royale, called High Stakes. High Stakes features a new Limited-Time Mode (LTM) called Getaway as well as new challenges and rewards.

Getaway provides a heist-style scenario that drops four safes around the island. Each safe contains a jewel. The goal is to be one of the four teams to find the safe, unlock it, and survive all the way to the getaway van.

Carrying a jewel grants extra defenses but slows your movement speed.

The new challenges and rewards are as follows:

  • Play 10 matches of The Getaway: 5,000 XP
  • Deal 500 damage to opponents carrying jewels: Suited Up Spray
  • Pick up a jewel in five different matches of The Getaway: Cash Flow Contrail
  • Complete all three challenges: Crowbar Pickaxe

In order to quickly traverse across the map, a new tool has been added to The Getaway: the grappling hook.

High Stakes also adds one new outfit and four new masks inspired by the classic masked heist look.

Fortnite Battle Royale is currently in the middle of season five. The Season 5 Battle Pass can be purchased to unlock a series of progressive rewards for playing the game, including new skins, emotes, and sprays. The tower defense Save the World mode is also getting an update with new Horde Challenges.

Fortnite is available on PC, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. It’s rated T for Teen.

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