Fortnite: New Patch Adds Capture the Jewels Getaway Mode

Fortnite's Getaway mode is a nod to an FPS favorite.

Fortnite is getting a very intriguing capture the flag style mode. 

Dubbed “Getaway,” this mode sees players try to collect various jewels spread across the map. Once you’ve collected them, you need to drop them in flying vans that are all over the map. How do you drop something in a flying van? Well, you’re going to have to build your way up to them, which we’re sure will be very easy to do while everyone is gunning for you. 

Complicating this system further is the fact that carrying jewels will slow you down tremendously. To make matters worse, drop rates for long-range weapons will be much more generous in this mode, and you’ll also not be able to access jump pads and rifts (in case you were thinking about fast traveling). So, while it appears that you’ll only need to capture one jewel in order to win, it doesn’t sound like these matches are going to end quickly. 

In typical Fortnite fashion, this new mode will reward players with new cosmetics once they win and complete certain objectives. For instance, dealing 500 damage to the jewel carrier will net you a new spray. There is also a variety of new skins that are being added to the game as part of this latest update but will not be unlockable directly through the Getaway mode.

If running the jewels isn’t exactly your thing, then you’ll be happy to know that this upcoming patch will also feature a new grappling gun that lets you use a very effective plunger to pull yourself to far away places. While the gun only comes equipped with 15 charges, it’s possible to chain shots together in order to cover as much distance as possible via this item. 

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All of the fun associated with this upcoming patch is available starting today. 

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014