If you want a little more from Fortnite, Epic Games has you covered. As part of an update, the company will put you on the hunt for secret pirate bounties thanks to a new item: treasure maps. That sounds like a great addition to the game.
Treasure maps will allow you to “uncover hidden loot across the island.” Just grab the map from floor loot or a chest, travel to the waypoint it shows and dig with your pickaxe where X marks the spot. So what do you find inside? A stash of legendary (gold) items, ranging from assault rifles, heavy shotguns and compact SMGs, but there’s also extra ammo and consumables like Chug Jugs. So, yes it is worth the hunt.
Since the new battle royale shooter Apex Legends is pushing past the 50 million player mark, Fortnite has some competition on its hands. So as part of last week’s major update, Epic Games added a marker system similar to the ping mechanic in Apex. They have to adapt after all. We are also hearing that a respawn feature could soon come to Fortnite, giving players another chance to fight on if they’re eliminated early on in a game. That would be cool too.