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The submit feedback thing is super important. I know when you hear it over and over it might sound more like "submit feedback instead of posting here." You should definitely keep sharing your thoughts in all of the places where you can. We'll keep reading that too. The reason why it's important and why we do repeat it is to make sure a) we aren't assuming everyone is aware it's there and b) because it's the best way to get Darren the unfiltered feedback. He does read through it and he prefers it be unfiltered. The team looks at that unfiltered feedback, we talk about things we're seeing across all of the places players talk about the game, we look at the data in game, and then we do things like on site UX testing, send out surveys (one way we know there's interest in Survival), etc.
It's definitely in the spirit of Early Access in the sense of we're going to put this in there and see what happens. It's the earliest version of a mode we think players will like based on a feature some of you are saying you want. We need to learn and understand what happens when you do try it. Today I'm seeing some of you say you want more of that, and my hope is you'll be saying the same thing next week after you play.
The "big ole giant" patch notes are coming next week. Working on a dev stream for early next week as well. Short video today. More detail as we get closer.
Great question. If what you're getting at is that this video doesn't talk much about that, I think we'd have to agree. We hope the event and mode is fun and that you guys dig it. And we do think it will be exciting for players who want a challenge, would like to earn some cool rewards, etc. Also, because events are part of the core experience of the game we do need to commit to having them, learning from them, etc. Then there's this other important part about balance, improving clarity of how to have the best experience, and some necessary bug fixes. Next week, you'll get some detailed patch notes that will give more insight to those things. There's more to dig into there than will fit into a video, but we'll get you those so you can dive into the finer details of the update.
For sure. I mean, I hope when you hop in next week you all love it and say "more of this!" and we can take it from there.
I'm seeing some confusion here so let me see if I can give a little more context. The mode/event will be available for a limited time. There are two things I think are good to keep in mind. The first being that events are an important part of the DNA of Fortnite. We kicked off with our launch event and now that's rolling into Survive the Storm. You can expect limited time events to be part of the Fortnite experience. When it comes to adding new modes, because we're in Early Access we want to make sure we're giving you guys new things to try and give us feedback on how to improve. Sometimes those things may be for a limited time so we can gauge how they fit into Fortnite. Ultimately, we hope you guys dig Survive the Storm and want more of that sort of thing. We're excited for you to try it out and let us know.
Next weeks update will have patch notes next week. We may have some additional information before that, but we'll see!
The Survive the Storm gamemode will only be available for a limited time. All storms come and go! Gather your squad together and secure all the loot you can.

A big storm is about to roll through the world of Fortnite. Your mission … survive. The Survive The Storm update is coming on Tuesday, Aug. 29 and it includes the new Survive The Storm mode, special mutant Storms that pose unique challenges and rewards, new weapons, new heroes, new defenders and more! The threat is only here for a limited time, so be sure to try out Survive The Storm and grab some exclusive loot. It’s time to save your bacon!

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
These limited-time Storms have modifiers like enraged husks or limited health. Survive these Storms and you 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 you complete mutant storms.

And More!
We’ve also got new heroes and defenders along with a host of performance enhancements and brand new art for the Canny Valley Outpost.

It’s all coming next week, if you can survive until then.

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Who will you survive the storm with? @ your squad.
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The first update brings a new mode, new challenges, weapons, heroes and more. Survive the Storm rolls in August 29.… https://t.co/f4xS1JF76g
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Definitely hope you'll come back and check out the new mode, Survive the Storm. Take a look as we discuss it in the latest Dev Update here.
Thanks for the info everyone! I have captured all of this for the team and have forwarded it on. We are triaging and investigation as we speak. Thanks...
Closing this one. We certainly welcome feedback and discussion regarding everything about Fortnite. It's natural for people to have different opinions....
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We're aware some players are receiving purchase check errors. The team is diving into this! Updates posted here:… https://t.co/9r7Os0UXdb
omegachaos23 could you jump over to this thread and post your error number or a screenshot? Thank you! https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/forums/fort...
We are aware that some Xbox players on homeshare accounts are unable to play Fortnite and we're investigating. Please respond here if you're...
Just to verify to Tel Prydain, Hawk176 and Tefalas - Have you downloaded and installed patch 1.4.8?...
Originally posted by TrueCoins

In honor of the upcoming game of thrones season finale... I bring you Plankerton Watch by the Hills....And so my watch begins fellas.

https://twitter.com/truecoins/status/900209046443225089

PS...Also a working death tunnel underneath.

Edit*2...It should be called the Storms Watch hehe.

Nice job! Mine seems so insignificant now :p

We have just released patch 1.4.8. If you have not received the patch, please restart your game/console to download. Patch notes HERE....
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Think you can Survive the Storm? Try your hand on August 29 https://t.co/OlA5ZIitLL
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We are about to update Fortnite to version 1.4.8. You may need to restart your game/console to get the patch. https://t.co/UOOQCm8IY5
Whoa. This is insanely impressive. Thank you for sharing this with everyone!
This is incredible!