Have you ever landed at an inconvenient spot in Fortnite, away from the action with not enough resources around you to get you ready for the oncoming bloodbath? With the latest version 1.9 update, you can now get a second chance at landing anew.
It's called the Launchpad, a new trap item that launches you in the sky for you to redeploy yourself in the middle of a match and glide your way out of danger or straight into an advantageous vantage point. Gliding while a match is happening is unheard of and it can definitely turn the tide of battle in your favour, provided your timing is accurate. The item won't always be available all the time, like all trap items, players must scout the area to find it and be able to use the item to its full extent.
This will no doubt be a new favourite and a sought-after item for players and streamers looking to pull off some amazing moves with it. This and many more aspects of Fortnite's designs are truly making it stand out to their eternal rival, PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds. With Fortnite pulling out the stops to make their game more and more fun with each subsequent version, who knows what else they have in store for us. Check out all the details of the update right here.