After a mysterious delay, Epic Games launched its weekly update toearly Thursday.
Most significantly, the latest Fortnite patch added the Rift-to-Go item to the Battle Royale mode, which allows you to carry a rift-generating tool in your inventory and use it to launch into the sky. There, you'll go into skydiving mode. The Rift will remain active for 10 seconds after it's deployed in the game.
"Escape danger or dive into it! The Rift-To-Go is any player's ace in the hole, creating a Rift for themselves and allies. Be careful that no enemies follow you through," Epic wrote in the Fortnite patch notes.
The Rift-To-Go has an epic rarity, drops in stacks of one and has a max stack size of two. It appears in chests, vending machines, supply drops and loot llamas.
The patch also adds a fresh limited-time mode, Score Royale. Here, you earn points by collecting coins, opening loot containers and eliminating other players. The first to cross the high-score threshold wins the game.
For Save The World players, the patch adds the high-damage, high-recoil Bundlebuss Assault Rifle and a new horde challenge.
Along with the weekly patch coming late this week, the list of season 5, week 7 challenges was shifted to Friday at 1 a.m. PT. Make sure to check back here early Friday so you can dive into the game and complete challenges to claim more tiers on your Battle Pass in the remaining weeks before season 6.
First published Aug. 22 at 5:34 p.m. PT.
Updated Aug. 23 at 6:32 a.m PT: Added details from the patch release.