The Fortnite 19.01 January 11 patch will finally bring stormy weather to the battle royale, over a month after it was first teased in the Chapter 3 trailer.
Tornadoes and lightning storms will begin to spawn on the island with this week’s update, with each weather type having its own perks. Getting struck by a dark cloud’s lightning bolt, for example, does deal light damage (and sets the surrounding area on fire), but also provides a quick speed boost for the player.
Epic Games’ official blog post for the update also mentions that players can increase their chances of getting struck by lightning by jumping into water or climbing to the highest point under a thundercloud.
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Author: Jason Fanelli