We may not have gotten a Fortnite update this week, but that doesn't mean the news didn't come piling in.
From the Epic v Apple lawsuit and the ensuing leaks to the reintroduction of weekly in-game content, we have a lot to talk about. Let's get started.
Massive crossover leaks
The Epic v Apple court battle kicked off this week, and boy was it interesting. We still have no idea whether or not iOS players will get Fortnite back, but we now know about a secret Walmart cloud gaming service, Sony's reluctance to engage in cross-platform play, Epic's dealings with Microsoft, and a lot more.
You can take a look at the full recap or revelations here, but the most interesting in-game Fortnite news has to do with crossovers.
According to court filings, we may see Fortnite crossovers that include The Rock, LeBron James, Naruto, Metal Gear Solid, and a whole lot more.
Tac Shotgun & Infantry Rifle Unvaulted
In a May 3 balance update, Epic made some major quality-of-life changes to Fortnite. They double the Crafting Parts spawn rate, increased the Mechanical Parts that cars give you, and improved Classic weapon loot drops.
The biggest highlight of this update has to be the return of the Tac Shotgun and Infantry Rifle - two items that Fortnite players have always loved. Now, you're back in the game.
✅ Two favorites return! Unvaulted the Tactical Shotgun and Infantry Rifle— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) May 3, 2021
✅ Doubling chance of Crafting Parts in floor loot (again!)
✅ Mech Parts dropped from cars increased 50%
✅ Improved loot chances for fish spots, Supply Drops, and Bunker Chests - favoring Classic weapons pic.twitter.com/O2gnsHj4Yh
Fortnite Wild Weeks
Epic seems to be bringing back weekly updates in Season 6, with the announcement of Wild Weeks on May 6.
Each week will have a new theme, starting with "Fighting Fire with Fire." This week, Flare Guns return and fire-related items have a higher spawn rate in all modes - including Arena.
That's it for this week! Some of the other smaller stories include:
We'll be back next week with another recap, so make sure to refresh your feeds!