The Perk Recombobulator will be coming to Fortnite‘s Save the World mode in next week’s update, finally giving players the chance to reroll weapon and trap perks.
“The Perk Recombobulator is unlocked when you complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 2,” developer Epic Games explains. “At that point, a sequence of two side-quests will become available that, upon completion, reward you with a large number of brand new resources to use in the Perk Recombobulator. Be sure to complete these quests to get a head-start with your item customization!”
To reroll or upgrade perks, players are going to need one of two new resources: RE-PERK! and PERK-UP! RE-PERK! is available in all missions starting from low-level Plankerton, while low level rarities of PERK-UP will also appear at this time. However, to get the higher rarity versions, players will need to venture into higher levels and zones. Both items will appear in mission rewards, mission alert rewards, repeatable quests, and the event store for the duration of the Blockbuster Event.
As well as these two new items, players will also gain the ability to add or change the element on their weapons via three new items: FIRE-UP!, AMP-UP!, and FROST-UP! These can be found in mission alert rewards and repeatable quests.
All new weapons and traps released or gained after update 4.2 will be compatible with the Perk Recombobulator. However, all older weapons and traps will need to be converted before they can be used. Conversion is free and players must opt-in to convert on a per-item basis.
“When players attempt to modify the perks of a Legacy Item, they will first be prompted to opt-into converting the Legacy item into the new system. Before opting to convert the item, the system presents you with a before-and-after preview of any changes that may occur to the item,” the developer added. “In some cases, there will be no change, and in others the perk loadout may be altered. Sometimes, a ‘Free’ slot may appear. Free slots allow players to choose what goes into that slot for free after the conversion is accepted.”
The Perk Recombobulator will be added to the game with the release of update 4.2 next week.