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Retail Row returns to Fortnite, and it brought some purple friends

Fortnite's Retail Row, which was destroyed along with Tilted Towers in May, is back in the game—but it's not quite the same as it used to be.

The return of Retail Row is a good news/bad news situation. The good news is that prices have been drastically reduced—you won't find a better deal anywhere! The bad news is that the Rift Zone that reverted the Mega Mall to Retail Row also ushered in hordes of Fiends, and they're nastier than Wal-Mart shoppers on Black Friday.

But more good news: Fiends can drop weapons, consumables, or ammo when they're downed. Luckily for Fortnite players who aren't interested in new levels of consumer excitement, they also can't wander outside the Retail Row Rift Zone.

Retail Row's return to Fortnite comes as part of the 10.10 update that went live today. We'll have a deeper dive into all it brings to the game for you soon.

Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.