The teasers for Fortnite season 6 are officially underway with the sudden arrival of new Fortnite map changes like Tomato Temple and a repaired Risky Reels. However, new Fortnite leaks might have given us our biggest clue, with mention of The Cube - an in-game event that looks a lot like the Geode rocket that started the end of last season.
It's not the only Fortnite leak either, with a new silenced SCAR appearing among assets, promising to quietly ruin a lot of games for people. And then there's a long range Quad Launcher and flamethrower, which sound equally as bad for anyone on the wrong end of business.
There's definitely been a weapon heavy theme recently with an explosive crossbow and some sort of trap cage found previously that have yet to appear. Here's everything that's leaked so far and yet to appear.
Prepare for... The Cube
BIG EVENT! Some weird event called "Cube" will occur. There's some REALLY weird sounds (which I'll post soon) and some other stuff relating to "Crack Lightning". It's probably gonna move around the map like a rocket v2 of sorts. Oh yeah, and it's also linked with new map changes! pic.twitter.com/gGSJzJq6EdAugust 23, 2018
No one knows what The Cube is yet, but numerous hackers have dug files out after the recent update. It appears to be an even much like last season's rocket. That was codenamed Geode originally (and Geode files are found in the same folder as Cube, suggesting they may share effects in some way), so it's likely The Cube could be something else entirely. Especially as the sound discovered suggest it's alive, or aware in some way with files like 'Cube_AngryZapRetaliation' and 'Cube_Mad'.
There's also some code suggesting The Cube will move around, again like the rocket last season. However, the weirdest thing is that it appears to have a magnetic field of some sort:
This pretty big magnetic field is related to the cube event. pic.twitter.com/e8LdwlByk3August 23, 2018
Some of the data points to that field being quite large, and God only knows what it'll do in game.
Ready for a Suppressed SCAR?
Breaking news: A brand new suppressed Scar haves been added to the game file is unknown if it will be for BR or STW, but most likely it will be BR @Tridzo @DrPineapplez @HappinessInHD @postboxpat @DEADGAMING_LIVE @ShuffleGamerYT @TheCampingRush #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/BkyQ3gd3nQAugust 23, 2018
Given that the SCAR assault rifle is pretty much top of the gun game in Fortnight, a suppressed option is terrible/great news depending on whether you've got one or not. Given weapons are usually balanced in some way to prevent them being (too) OP, it's likely this will see a loss of damage, or reduced range, or something, to counter its silenced firing in some way. But until it appears in-game we've no way of knowing.
Flamethrowers and Quad Launchers are on the way
Two other new weapons look to be heading to Fortnite if these files are anything to go by. The first is a flamethrower of some kind found in the weapons/abilities folder. It's not entirely clear what or how this will work yet with mention of files labeled 'lava thrower' and 'volcanic pit thrower'.
Breaking news: We are getting a flame thrower in the game, remember that last week we say a concept of adding a flame thrower to the game well I think they heard us they are adding one @Tridzo @DrPineapplez @HappinessInHD @postboxpat @DEADGAMING_LIVE @ShuffleGamerYT #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/8YrRtY69lzAugust 23, 2018
Also in there is the Quad Launcher which is described as an explosive weapon that "fires long-range rockets that damage enemies in an area". A long range rocket launcher sounds interesting, possibly functioning as some sort of artillery?
Ready for a Fortnite explosive crossbow?
Expect between tomorrow or Monday Fortnite announcing the Explosive Crossbow been added to the game @Tridzo @DrPineapplez @HappinessInHD @postboxpat @DEADGAMING_LIVE @ShuffleGamerYT #Fortnite #FortniteBattleRoyal pic.twitter.com/PxUstCcWceAugust 19, 2018
This could get messy. It looks like the Fortnite crossbow could be returning with a bang. And I'm not excited, I just mean a literal bang. Pulled from the game's files is this new crossbow that "shoots an arrow with an explosive tip. Your enemies’ worst nightmare!” according to the in-game info. This doesn't seem to be being pulled up by a lot of the usual Fortnite leakers so I'm a little cautious about this one. It might be for Save the World, or just completely erroneous. We'll likely find out when the next update drops.
There's a new Fortnite zipline coming
We are going to have a new item and the name is ZipLine, we will start to decode the files to see how it will work the zipline if it will be placed already in places or you will get it from chest and supply drops, expect the information very soon #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/qJmZcYNI9jAugust 7, 2018
There's an interesting new gadget currently being pulled out of the data files in the shape of a Zipline. It's not clear entirely how this works yet. Asset names like 'move to location' suggest it might operate like a side to side, deathslide type thing:
ZipLine Coming soon to BR 🎉 pic.twitter.com/VgOYyYOW1hAugust 7, 2018
While parts of it appear in a folder called 'Grapple' which suggests a more up and down movement.
Grappling Hook & Zipline we're added to the v5.2. pic.twitter.com/VK3tNLLOFHAugust 7, 2018
Either way it's a consumable, so likely comes from chests and only has a limited number of uses.
Sound files suggest a Fortnite trap cage could be happening
Trap cage got audio in the files, these is the only sound that works at the moment, me and @ISkyTryk_ put a lot of work to make the sound work, enjoy @DEADGAMING_LIVE @Tridzo @ShuffleGamerYT @postboxpat #Fortnite #FortniteBattleRoyale pic.twitter.com/lCxEsPqMKgAugust 7, 2018
So far we only have an audio file for this so no idea where it'll appear or how it'll work but it sounds... not good. Current theory is that it'll enable a way to place traps without a wall or ceiling, so just randomly on the ground like a spikey land mine.
All the Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges for season 5 have leaked
A version of the Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges leak pretty much every week but unusually we now have what looks like all of season 5's challenges leaking. So far all the leaks have matched up, so bar substitutions or false challenges to hide season 6 stuff, this what we can expect in coming weeks.
Week 7 challenges pic.twitter.com/ucKhTNlZP9August 23, 2018
Week 8 challengesStaged challenge is Greasy -> Lonely -> Fatal pic.twitter.com/ZFSSyBJBtIAugust 23, 2018
Week 9 / 10 Challenges (raw game) *most are liable to change / placeholders*New Challenges Listed (Week 9)- Use an ATK [0/1]- Shoot Jumping Fish [0/15]New Challenges Listed (Week 10)- Search Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces in Basements pic.twitter.com/u8FBcrMBekJuly 29, 2018
Obviously we'll find out as the weeks go on how accurate these are, and if Epic change anything in light of the leaks, but for now let's assume this is all legit.
Most of them are the usual - eliminations, open chests and so on - but there are some interesting options in there. Things like 'shoot jumping fish', or finding jigsaw pieces in the basement, which obviously involves things we haven't seen yet.
Fortnite leaks suggest ATK skins are on the way
Fortnite ATKs are a real thing now thanks to the arrival of Fortnite Season 5, and although they're already pretty darn awesome - check out the llama hood ornament, and the Durrr Burger / Tomato Town furry dice for just two examples as to why - apparently they're about to get a lot better. According to two separate tweets, Epic is already testing ATK skins with a Llama Mesh. Oh, I am so in.
* LEAK * Vehicle Decorations aka Golf Cart (ATK) Customization may come soon. Looks like Epic is testing they're first decoration with a Llama Mesh (Model). pic.twitter.com/NmoY5nI83FJuly 16, 2018
* LEAK * Looks like Fortnite is working on Vehicle Decorations! /GolfCart pic.twitter.com/rEZeZw5JYlJuly 14, 2018
- The best Fortnite Playground mode creations we've seen so far
Prepare your gullet for Durrr Burger and Shake consumables
According to another of the many, many Fortnite leaks, there are two new consumables in the works - Durrr Burgers and Durrr Shakes. Some say that they'll replace the current Slurp Juice and Chug Jug, but other sources suggest that they'll work in a similar way to the apples and mushrooms you find lying about in game at the moment. Either way, they look freaking adorable, and I can't wait to see my avatar chowing down on both of these little noms.
These are the consumable items that will be added very soon to the game and the hamburger will replace the slurp when it get release stay tuned @Garge0 @DEADGAMING_LIVE @ShuffleGamerYT #Fortnite #FortniteBatleRoyale pic.twitter.com/2QnUsKXwWiJuly 16, 2018
Fortnite leaks confirm gifting will be a thing soon, with some caveats
You might have noticed a little toggle option in the settings menu in the Account tab, that read: "Can Receive Gifts From Others". It's automatically set to 'yes', but actually the mechanic of Fortnite gifting doesn't actually exist yet. Fortnite leaks suggest that you'll be able to buy skins, emotes and more in the Fortnite Item Shop and then send them to your friends as little presents. Info currently imply that it'll only be items on the store that day, and you won't simply be able to give away the skins you already own - this isn't Pokemon Trading Cards...
Technically, all we know from the Fortnite leaks so far is that it is a feature that's in the works:
* LEAK * There's a lot going on in these photos but let me explain - The 1st photo is all the strings (text) within the Gifting files.- The 2nd & 3rd photo shows all the called assets including a V-Buck icon (it may be the currency used while gifting)- The 4th shows the files pic.twitter.com/vHTjL47IBiJuly 17, 2018
*ICYMI* The following strings (text) has been added to the gifting file. It is still unknown on how gifting will work. pic.twitter.com/M06R9psQqfJuly 12, 2018
Heck, even the official French Fortnite Twitter account has confirmed it, with the following Tweet translating to: "These will not be exchanges, but gifts offered directly from the shop. No dates yet".
Ce ne seront pas des échanges, mais des cadeaux offert directement depuis la boutique. Pas de dates pour le moment.July 10, 2018
Fortnite leaks describe a new Pool Floaty item or in-world object
I love a llamacorn, and Fortnite seems to be getting more of them by the day, complete with derp eyes <3. According to the files, it'll work in a similar way to the tyre stacks currently in game, but you'll need to "pierce" it in order to catapult you into the air. I'm hoping that these are an item that you can hold to propel you across water - yes, I'm looking at you Loot Lake.
We are getting a new consumable item to the game, the name of the item is “Pool Floaty” when you open the 3D it shows that , stay tuned @Garge0 @ShuffleGamerYT @DEADGAMING_LIVE #Fortnite #FortniteBatleRoyale pic.twitter.com/gy4fPXYglkJuly 14, 2018
* LEAK * New 'Pool Floaty' Item! Most likely will come into the game as next weeks content update item! pic.twitter.com/7ftSqDlW4KJuly 12, 2018
Strangely enough, such an item not only exists in back bling form thanks to Pool Party, but it also features in actual floaty form in the official Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass trailer (skip to 0.21 if you don't believe me):
What's your favourite of the Fortnite leaks so far, and which you do think are happening first? Let us know in the comments below.