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Fortnite update comes to Groves

Image from November 10th
Skins and weapons from the Fortnite: Chapter 5 update.


The year is 2018. A blizzard from the night before canceled school for the day. You’re wrapped up in a cozy blanket, controller in hand. Out the window lay a mountain of snow forbidding you from going outside. That doesn’t matter though, you weren’t going outside anyways. It’s Fortnite season five, and there’s no better way to spend your snow day than battling for a Victory Royale! 

Many people would say that season five marked the golden days of Fortnite. Epic Games, the developers of Fortnite, seem to agree. Four years later, Epic Games has decided to bring back Fortnite season five. The chapter five map, items and weapons are all returning. with the “OG” Fortnite on its way back, Groves students have been getting excited.

Groves sophomore Ethan Jorrey had this to say about the new season, “I’m hyped for this new Fortnite season! My friends and I are going to spend all weekend grinding Fortnite.” Jorrey went on to say, “I’m mainly excited for the Calamity skin to come back.” Calamity is a cowgirl themed Fortnite skin that Jorrey claims to wear exclusively. Jorrey hasn’t played Fortnite for years, however, the new season was enough to bring him back to the game.

Groves senior Josh Kroll stated, “I’m disgusted by this new Fortnite update! It’s sad that everyone is going back to a dead game because of a silly update. As a seventeen year old, I’ve outgrown Fortnite.” Kroll believes that this new update is nothing more than a money grab. Josh Kroll just so happens to be the lead of the Groves Performing Arts Company’s musical,  Newsies. He seemed to be nervous that ticket sales would drop from students opting to stay in and play Fortnite instead of going out and seeing the musical. Jorrey and Kroll have polarizing opinions on the new Fortnite update, Jorrey is excited to play while Kroll is not. 

The new Fortnite update is promising to bring back its “golden era.” With classic items and map locations returning, many Groves students have been getting excited. However, there is no guarantee that the perfect feeling that so many felt back in 2018 will be replicated in this new update. For so many high school students, 2018 was the best gaming year of their life. That might be because Fortnite was in its prime, or it might be due to their young age. The fact is, we all matured while Fortnite did not. This new update promises to help Fortnite gamers relive their 2018 gaming experience, but that promise might not be kept.

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Gabe Faber
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Gabe Faber is an Editor(2023-2024) for the Groves Scriptor. His interest in writing developed at a young age when his kindergarten teacher taught him the alphabet. In his free time, Gabe Faber plays and teaches tennis. He enjoys writing articles focusing on the athletics at Groves and the Groves Facilities. Gabe Faber has won an award for his article focusing on the Groves bathrooms. In the future, Gabe wants to continue writing at college.
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