Another Fortnite update and a new deluge of Fortnite leaks. It's a lot this time with a Fortnite Android exclusive skin on the way, ziplines and cage traps, a return for a certain Tomato Head, and Gamescom and PAX exclusive sprays to collect.
On top of all that there's the entirety of seasons 5's Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges that, so far, have all been correct. So it looks like know what to expect for the rest of the season's challenges. And, there's the first whispers of a Fortnite season 6 tease as the rifts begin to shrink (remember, the asteroid craters from Season 4 started to disappear as Season 5 approached).
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.
Tomato Head's back
Good news, but sad news at the same time: tomato head will be returning in the upcoming days or weeks but it will be a statue in haunted hills, technically these confirms that tomato town might be replace with something new #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/DPVriUNqVfAugust 8, 2018
A model for Tomato Head has recently been found in the files suggesting that, like Durrr Burger and the Noms sign, the rifts could be returning one of the things they took. Or not. The current file location and name of the asset have it as a 'statue' in Transylvania, which appears to be the code name for Haunted Hills. A new grave or monument maybe?
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.
PAX and Gamescom exclusive sprays on the way
Gamescon exclusive spray coming to fortnite! (Confirmed by catalog api) #leaks #fnbrleaks #fortnite #fortniteleaks #fortnitebattleroyale #xbox #ps4 #datamining pic.twitter.com/RAekf4QE5VAugust 7, 2018
Gamecom is the first event to get a 'spray gift' running from August 21 - 25. If it works like the previous E3 one then it's a code you receive after playing the game at the event. There's also one on the way for PAX, which runs August 31 to September 3.
Pax 2018 Exclusive Spray coming to Fortnite Battle Royale! (Confirmed by catalog api) #leaks #fnbrleaks #fortnite #fortniteleaks #fortnitebattleroyale #xbox #ps4 #datamining pic.twitter.com/hbXpO1zg64August 7, 2018
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 6 Challenges (raw game) *some are liable to change* pic.twitter.com/LUOnlqxog7July 29, 2018
Week 7 / 8 Challenges (raw game) *some are liable to change*New Challenges Listed: (Week 8)- Place Traps [0/10]- Dance Off with a player near Loot Lake [0/1] pic.twitter.com/K3LOcrVnUOJuly 29, 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.
The Fortnite rift might be shrinking on August 21
Multiple sources seem to uncovering mention of a 'rift shrink' in the event flag part of the code, so the bit that make things happen in the game.
The Fortnite Rift will be "shrinking" 21st August. @j0esx @fortniteleaks48 pic.twitter.com/o93ZCtORaPAugust 1, 2018
The current event flag is dated August 21, so in week 7, suggesting end of season changes might be starting around then. The big question then is what will Fortnite season 6 bring us?
Can confirm the leak is real @FNBRLeaks @j0esx #leaks #fnbrleaks #fortnite #fortniteleaks #fortnitebattleroyale #xbox #ps4 #datamining pic.twitter.com/mZKdfKLLYRAugust 1, 2018
Expect Something On August 21st. According to the Game. The Rift in the sky seems like it'll be 'shrinking' on this date! (via @j0esx & @MystxcLeaks) pic.twitter.com/ZEKfcNmfwCAugust 1, 2018
Leaked Fortnite skins include Aerobic Assassin, Overtaker and PANDA Team Leader
New skins leaked! According to @stormshieldone the galaxy skin won’t be obtained from the item shop. Samsung exclusive? pic.twitter.com/nsVFqRQ1IjAugust 7, 2018
There's a ton of new skins on the way, all with back bling and gliders. That's the best round up above, with a closer look below:
You can view the descriptions for each of these skins here: https://t.co/vEqZ1iUM7V pic.twitter.com/Dolna9sSByAugust 7, 2018
Still working on Save the World, but here's what we've got for Battle Royale. SKINS! https://t.co/vEqZ1iUM7V pic.twitter.com/5oxsbOwFGvAugust 7, 2018
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.