Fortnite v5.40 goes live with brand new High Stakes mode

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Just look at the continued success of Grand Theft Auto, the Hitman series and the entire Super Mario Bros. lineup (alright, maybe that last one is a stretch, but surely there are some legal ramifications for assaulting countless Goombas and breaking a bunch of perfectly good bricks). It coincides with the 5.40 update which means there's a plethora of new Fortnite stuff to get your teeth stuck into, but what can you expect with the new Fortnite Getaway mode and Grappler Gun item?

The primary focus of any battle royale game is to survive longer than anyone else in the lobby. This will add one new outfit and four masks (pictured below), as well as a brand-new Limited Time Mode called "Getaway". The first four squads that pull off the jewel heist will win. You'll also slowly regain health and shields, but will also get a nasty speed drop of 10%.

Play Fortnite Battle Royale, the completely free 100-player PvP mode.

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The grappling hook weapon is exactly what you would expect, as it allows players to shoot it and latch on to far away objects and then go zooming in that direction. The Wild Card skin will also launch with the Cuff Case back bling at the same time as the challenges. Complete your getaway gear with the Safecracker glider! "Some items have been removed or modified to better reflect their effectiveness", read the patch notes. It's found in vending machines, floor loot, treasure chests, supply drops, and supply llamas. A new update patch has arrived and it contains a lot of improvements for the game.

The Essential Phone, which Epic Games said also receives support in v5.40, has actually had the support it needed right from the start.

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