Fortnite‘s 4.3 update has arrived, and along with introducing a new batch of content, it marks the start of a new limited-time mode in Battle Royale. This time, players have two special modes to choose from, Blitz v2 and Teams of 20 v2, both of which are now underway on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS.
As their names imply, both events are new iterations of modes that have previously appeared in Fortnite, and they feature a handful of changes since the last time they were available. As before, Blitz v2 is a shorter match type, lasting a maximum of 15 minutes. Each round begins with the storm circle already closing in on the island, and the wait time between subsequent storms has been significantly shortened.
For this iteration of Blitz, Epic has implemented all of the new weapons and items that have been introduced since the mode first ran back in March, including the Port-a-fort, Clinger, and the LMG. Additionally, the battle bus flies in at a lower altitude at the start of the match, letting players jump into the fray much more quickly.
Teams of 20, meanwhile, divides players into five teams of 20 and pits them against each other in a fight to be the last team standing. This time, each team flies in on their own battle bus, which makes it easier to drop onto the island together. Chests and Supply Drops also spawn extra consumables and ammo, and the latter now come in batches of five. Epic has also decreased the number of storm circles in the mode from nine to six; as a result, Epic says “most” matches will end within 20 minutes.
Epic hasn’t announced how long Blitz v2 and Teams of 20 v2 will be available in the rotation, but previous limited-time modes in Fortnite have typically run for about a week. You can read further details about each in the patch notes on the official Fortnite website.
On top of the aforementioned limited-time modes, Fortnite’s 4.3 update introduced shopping carts, a new vehicle that allows players to “ride solo or grab a friend to cover you as you roll around the map together.” It also implemented a challenge progress notification system, which informs players as they complete challenge objectives. In a change from recent weeks, the next set of weekly challenges arrived on Thursday, May 31.