Fortnite Update Nerfs Building Materials

Fortnite celebrates its birthday with a big patch update – and cake

Fortnite reopens Playground Mode to celebrate its first birthday

It's not often that a new game comes along and completely dominates the conversation for months on end, but that's exactly what Fortnite has accomplished in its first year on the market.

Epic Games is celebrating Fortnite's 1st birthday and is going all out with their latest patch which adds all kinds of birthday celebration treats for players to get their hands on.

The update also preps the game for the return of Playground Mode, which will be playable again from July 25 for a limited time.

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But we know what you're really here for: all of the birthday loot, including a new emote, skin, spray, and Backbling.

The patch notes presented the building material nerfs front and center, but if you were skimming the notes while looking for the new Compact SMG or more info on completing the birthday challenges, you'd be forgiven for misreading the part of the patch that dealt with building. Although the game is now up and running for many players, unfortunately many are reporting that although they can log in to Fortnite and play normally, the birthday challenges aren't working for them.

Are you excited for the major buff that the Slurp Juice item in Fortnite is getting in the v5.10 content update for Epic Games' battle royale title?

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One of the things that makes Fortnite so addictive is Epic's near constant updates to keep people coming back to see what's new. This allows players to use "ew team select options letting you and your squad set up team battles for practice and training". The mode was already popular enough to crash Fortnite's servers when it first went online earlier this summer. If players check the challenge page they'll see it didn't register at all. Come create, train and play with your friends.

In fact, fun is the name of the game with Fortnite Playground Mode V2, and the changes reflect that. Both Battle Royale and Save the World modes will get their own birthday stuff.

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