Fortnite Battle Royale getting new social features, inventory revamp, and other big changes

Even though it's already in the hands of millions of players, Fortnite Battle Royale is still very much a work in progress. Developer Epic Games is continuing to tweak and polish the game, including a whole slew of changes available in the latest update.

Epic revealed a host of tweaks in a state of development update, revealing some big changes that it's currently working on. Top of the order is news that Epic is working on making it easier to find and make friends. Currently, the game's social features are a bit lacking, but Epic says that it is working on ways to make it easier to play again with people you enjoyed a game with, make new friends, and import friends lists from social networks.

A new shooting model is also being playtested, as Epic looks to remove random bullet spread while aiming down sights. That's in addition to an inventory revamp that will see a cleaner interface and easier dropping of items. A new post-match stats screen will also give you a view of "fun, interesting, and relevant statistics from your game," Epic says.

Finally, new unique points of interest are being introduced to the map, including a city and unique art for existing areas. That's in addition to work that has begun on creating more diverse and unique cosmetic items, as well as "Limited Time Modes," which temporarily add special conditions to each match. Expect the first Limited Time Modes to hit in December.

As for the future, Epic is promising an evolution on leaderboards and stats, more items and weapons, custom games, and all around better performance. For a full look, you can check out Fortnite's full development overview for more.

Fortnite Battle Royale pits 100 players against one another in an open PvP battle taking place across one giant map. The mode also includes Fortnite's destructible environment and building skills, adding some extra strategy to the action. Battle Royal is available to play for free on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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