Considering the frantic and sometimes fast-moving games of Battle Royale, finding a vending machine can be a pain.
In Fortnite, Vending Machines spawn at random locations on the map and there are five levels of rarity. Each machine is also on a timer so the three items being offered will switch often, though players can hit them with a pickaxe to speed up the timer. Thanks to dedicated players, a new map has been put together showing each location where a vending machine can be found.
The studio has issued a tweet where it makes clear that the 10GB requirement to download the latest Fortnite update, v3.4.4, is just a problem that popped up once publishing the patch into the live game, and that it won't foreseeable at all.
And while it might not be the flashiest addition to Battle Royale, the vending machines could have a major impact on the way the game is played. Because the size of the file appears to be some sort of error on Epic Games part. Chalk it up to luck though, hunting down vending machines is a risky tactic as other players will be drawn to them as well.
Fortnite has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity not unlike PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, its most direct competition. There is no limit to the number of Vending Machine items that can be purchased in a given match.
It was released for console and PC gamers in September 2017, and is thought to already have upwards of 45m players, but the iOS release marks the first time it has been available to those playing on mobile.