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Platform(s): Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, iOS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Epic Games
Release Date: July 25, 2017

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'Fortnite' Reload Launches Tomorrow, Brings New Map And New Mode To Battle Royale and Zero Build - Trailer

by Rainier on June 21, 2024 @ 10:00 p.m. PDT

Fortnite is an expansive original world that invites players to be creative, resourceful and collaborative, combining building skills and destructible environments with intense PvP combat.

In Fortnite, players and their friends lead a group of Heroes to reclaim and rebuild a homeland that has been left empty by a mysterious darkness only known as “the Storm.”

Players will band together online to explore the world for resources, build extravagant forts, find or build insane weapons and traps as they protect their towns from the strange monsters that emerge during the Storm.

Fortnite Battle Royale is the FREE 100-player PvP mode in Fortnite. One giant map. A battle bus.

The last one standing wins.

New Map. New Mode. Welcome to Fortnite Reload, a new action-packed Battle Royale mode with classic weapons, classic locations, and classic vibes for you and your squad! Reload goes live Saturday June 22, shortly after the 2 PM ET Metallica concert!.

Squaddies reboot in Fortnite Reload, so long as one member of the team remains. Reload is a 40-player experience on a tighter map featuring familiar locations like Tilted Towers and Retail Row. A full team wipe means Game Over! Whether you choose Battle Royale or Zero Build, the last squad standing wins.


In this Fill or No Fill Squads experience, it can pay to go for aggressive plays when there’s an automatic reboot just around the corner. If the rest of the team’s down, a lone squaddie needs to keep their head on a swivel, as staying in the game depends on their survival! Here’s how it works:

  • When eliminated, a player’s individual reboot timer starts. The player reboots at the end of the timer!
  • Reboot timers begin at 30 seconds and scale up to 40 seconds later in the match. 
  • Remaining teammates can reduce reboot timers by 2 seconds by downing an opponent, 4 seconds by eliminating one, and 10 seconds by wiping an opposing squad. 
  • When downed, players can opt to start their reboot timer right away instead of waiting for a revive. 
  • Towards the end of the match, reboots will stop, meaning lost teammates will no longer return. 


The Tactical ShotgunRocket LauncherBolt-Action Sniper Rifle, and Lever Action Shotgun are a few of the weapons you’ll see in Reload.

This compact island is easy to traverse on foot, so there are no drivable vehicles, but you will find a medley of unvaulted loot. Here’s just a handful of items returning for Reload at launch:

  • Revolver
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Lever Action Shotgun 
  • OG Heavy Shotgun
  • Tactical Submachine Gun
  • Infantry Rifle
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle 
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Grappler

Victory Crowns can be earned in Reload and function the same way as they do in normal Battle Royale or Zero Build. When rebooted, you’ll have a common Assault Rifle and (for Build only) 100 wood. On elimination players drop Small Shield Potions, medium ammo, light ammo, shotgun shells, and (for Build only) 50 of each building material. This is in addition to their entire inventory — stay strapped!


Fortnite Reload has intro Quests rewarding 20,000 XP each. Complete three to unlock the Digital Dogfight Contrail, six for the Pool Cubes Wrap, and nine to get the NaNa Bath Back Bling! Avoid all accusations of having no chill.

If you bag a Victory Royale, you’ll snag The Rezzbrella Glider! No matter how many times you reboot, keep strengthening your rez-olve.

Rift, Reboot, Reload. Reload. Reload. Reload. Reload. Reload. Reload. Reload. Reload. 


  • Download Fortnite for free on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, Android, PC.
  • Fortnite is also available on cloud-based streaming services.
  • Once in the Fortnite Lobby, select the game you’d like to play. For starters:
    • “Fortnite Battle Royale” for the classic, action-packed shooter
    • “Fortnite Festival - Main Stage” for rhythm-based gameplay
    • NEW - LAUNCHING TOMORROW “Fortnite Festival - Battle Stage” for competitive, player-vs player music gameplay
    • “LEGO Fortnite” for a survival crafting LEGO adventure
    • “Rocket Racing” to drift, fly, and boost in a supersonic arcade racer

Fortnite is currently available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Android and iOS.

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