Fortnite Survival Mode Arrives Next Week, Watch the Trailer

Fortnite‘s Survive the Storm update will arrive on August 29. It brings with it the titular mode, which is a survival mode that has players battling special mutant storms. The update will also bring new weapons and heroes for players to experiment with. Players will want to check it out quickly, though, as the mode will only be in the game for a “limited-time.”

Here’s what you’ll find in the August 29 update:

Survive The Storm Mode

This limited-time mode will test even the most prepared Commander. Gather resources during the day while battling increasingly more difficult threats every night.

Mutant Storms

Limited-time Storms have modifiers like enraged husks or limited health. Survive these Storms and players can earn some special loot.

Hydraulic Weapon Set

Introducing the hydraulic weapon set. Scavenged from the industrial yards of Plankerton, and rebuilt into husk-destroying machines, these nine high-impact weapons can only be acquired by earning tickets as players complete mutant storms.

And More!

Epic’s also added new heroes and defenders along with a host of performance enhancements and brand new art for the Canny Valley Outpost.

Check out the trailer below!

For more on Fortnite, check out our early access impressions. Here’s what I had to say about the future free-to-play title:

While there are a few rough edges that make it clear why Fortnite isn’t officially releasing until next year, I’ve had a really great time with the inventive shooter so far. I’m rarely someone that gets into a loot grind, but Epic does such a great job at constantly broadening the game experience that I’m always excited to unlock something new in-between missions. I’m not sure that I can fully recommend dropping nearly $40 just to play the game early (and get a bevy of bonus unlocks), but it won’t be a wasted purchase as long as enough friends are down to play it together.

Fortnite will release as a free-to-play title in 2018, and players can currently purchase the Founder’s Pack to play it now.