Call of Duty and Fortnite are behemoths in the gaming industry with a huge following and respective fan bases of their own. Moreover, in the current lockdown period, these two titles have witnessed a massive growth spurt as players across the globe have actively taken to these fast-paced, action games. As with any game, updates are an integral factor which tend to affect their longevity.
With huge popularity comes huge expectations and the same is expected from these games in terms of delivering satisfactory and regular updates. While Call of Duty Warzone launched in March this year, Fortnite has been including regular updates over the course of it's three-year run.
Call of Duty Warzone is gearing up for its season 5 update while Fortnite is expected to release the highly anticipated cars update next week too. Which brings us to the question, could the two updates possibly clash?
Battle of the updates
This time, it is rumoured that the Fortnite cars update could clash with Call of Duty's Season 5 update. While Fortnite updates usually tend to drop on Tuesdays, Call of Duty updates prefer a Wednesday slot, though there have been exceptions in the past:
When it comes to battle royale games constantly vying for the top spot, it becomes imperative to drop regular updates so that the game doesn't suffer from technical errors, and also allows for a much needed sense of freshness to be instilled on a regular basis.
Call of duty is expected to launch Season 5 next week and the rumoured date is the 5th of August.
Fortnite, which recently witnessed its final water level drop and the Atlantis themed Coral Castle POI, is more than halfway through Chapter 2, Season 3 and is expected to include the driveable cars as part of the V13.40 update, which has been pending for a long time.
While speculations state the release date of Fortnite cars as either 4th or 5th, it is a possibility that the cars update collides with Call of Duty Season 5's launch. The fact that two record-breaking games are co-existing on the same platform is in itself a mammoth feat as they have taken the gaming world by storm.
From the tweets above, it is quite evident that Call of Duty needs to up the ante in terms of solid updates, something which games like Fortnite and Apex Legends tend to do on a more frequent basis.
As the competition heats up, it will certainly be exciting to see which game drops their update first or if they end up clashing with each other. Irrespective of what ultimately transpires, next week sure promises to be a busy one!
You can watch the videos below which feature Call of Duty's Season 5 update as well as the upcoming Fortnite Cars update:
Published 02 Aug 2020, 21:00 IST