Fortnite leakers have uncovered an audio file that could be linked to a future skin based on superstar streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.
Epic Games have been supplying their battle royale with insane skins in Season X so far, especially with the arrival of the Batman x Fortnite in-game event. But it seems like the Batman update brought something else to get hyped for lying within the game’s files.
Fortnite data miners have discovered what could be the first hints to a new skin that could incorporate the battle royale’s most popular streamer into the game.
Sound files for the NinjaStream1H Pickaxe.— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) September 21, 2019
Some time ago we found the string CID_TBD_Athena_Commando_M_NinjaStream and now these sound files just got added with the Batman pak file.
Are we really getting a @Ninja skin? pic.twitter.com/wSa4z3M0oQ
In a September 21 leak, longtime Fortnite leaker FortTory dug up sound files packaged along with the Batman update with a peculiar name of ‘NinjaStream1H Pickaxe.’
The audio clip only contains four strikes of a pickaxe, but the name of the file is already hyping up some players as it sounds like a Ninja skin might finally happen.
In fact, it isn’t the first time data miners uncover code in Fortnite’s game files with the name of ‘NinjaStream.’ Previously the string of code ‘CIDTBD_Athena_Commando_M_NinjaStream’ similarly appeared in the game’s files before.
The coincidence led the popular Fortnite leaker to wonder if a Ninja skin might finally be on the way after multiple instances of the keywords have surfaced.
“Some time ago we found the string CID_TBD_Athena_Commando_M_NinjaStream and now these sound files just got added with the Batman pak file,” FortTory said. “Are we really getting a Ninja skin?”
Speculation is bound to fire up once again about the possible Ninja skin, as it wouldn’t be the first time a Ninja-esque design gets included in the game.
Previously, the streamer himself had to take a moment’s pause when he was sifting through the Season 8 Battle Pass which included a skin called ‘Master Key.’
When he hovered over the skin, he noticed the skin had a similar haircut as him while sporting a headband, something Ninja has been known to wear a lot: “Wow, why is that me?”
That skin might not have been an official representation of Ninja, but there are new signs that indicate he might get an official Fortnite skin soon.
Fortnite v13.40 patch notes – Joy Ride Cars
After weeks of anticipation, Epic Games have finally added cars into the game as the headline attraction in the August 5 Fortnite v13.40 update.
Dataminers first released the news that vehicles would be coming to the game early in Chapter 2 Season 3, and were expected to arrive in v13.30, only for Epic to confirm that they had been delayed.
Finally, we can start our engines and get ready to cruise around the island, with the August 5 patch on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices putting the keys in our hands as Joy Ride vehicles make their long-awaited debut in the game.
Joy Ride vehicles
Of course, the headline addition in this patch is the introduction of cars, giving players a new way to rotate around the island in search of Victory Royales.
Four vehicles will be coming in this update,: A sedan called Prevalent. a pick-up truck named Bear, a truck with the name Mudflap, and a sportscar that goes by the name Whiplash. Vehicles will come with 500 health, meaning you should be able to take some damage while driving round before it explodes.
Of course, they will go bang should you get too much though, dealing 800 damage to structures and anywhere between 50 to 200 damage to players depending how close you’re standing at the moment it explodes.
Of course, you can’t go on a roadtrip across the Fortnite map without some tunes to enjoy, so Epic Games have introduced radio stations so you always have some music to listen to while you zoom across the map.
The tracks featured on these stations have yet to be confirmed, but it appears there is some copyrighted-music, as in an email to content creators the developers confirmed there would be a ‘copyright-safe; playlist to help streamers avoid getting in trouble.
As always, Epic Games are fixing some bugs and glitches in the v13.40 patch, with a number of issues mentioned on their official Trello board as now fixed. You can view the full list below, including Slow Glider problems, and some bugs with Season 3 Quests.
- Inability to edit floors and roofs at certain angles.
- ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
- Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.
- Placing a map marker cancels movement.
- Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
- Water Balloon Toy temporarily disabled.
- Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
- XP bar can be visually incorrect while in match / incorrect leveling-up.
- Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
- “Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at Hydro 16” should say “at the Yacht” instead.
- “Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.
- Arena Island progress reset soon.
- Billboards broken in islands that used Roboto.
- Multi-selected items do not rotate properly on grid snap.
- Crash on consoles when renaming a device.
Atlantis arrives in Fortnite with new Coral Castle POI: all map changes
The leaked Atlantis location in Fortnite is now finally available in-game, but with a slight twist – it’s actually called ‘Coral Castle.’
The latest round of map changes have been revealed thanks to the ever-lowering water-level decreasing once again, unveiling some previously submerged areas.
Over the last few weeks, this has unveiled locations such as Risky Reels and Dirty Docks, but players have been left waiting for the Atlantis area.
It was initially leaked early in the season, after Aquaman himself was added to the game as a skin, and seemed like it was only a matter of time until Atlantis would be explorable.
New Coral Castle POI
The new area has replaced the whirpool that was previously covering it, with ‘Coral Castle’ now in it’s place.
Landing here should ensure some great loot opportunities, with plenty of chests to be raided. However, with it being brand new, it might be very busy for the next couple of days at least.
More map changes
There’s more than just Atlantis (Coral Castle). The Fortilla has “completely changed orientation”, simply turned around by 90 degrees, but is the same otherwise.
You can see the transition of the water level from FNBRHQ:
Slurpy Swamp is also back, now free of the water on top of it, although of course, it’s still very wet on the ground here.
With this update, the water is now back to the proper level, which means the map is well-suited for the long-awaited cars to make their appearance.
When will the Fortnite Season 3 map stop draining?
When will the great flood end? When will the Fortnite Season 3 map reach its final stage? When will Atlantis be revealed?
When Fortnite Season 3 began, the bulk of the map was underwater. That was the primary gimmick of the season, along with Aquaman, the new locations, and new bosses. Overall, it was a unique idea that we’ve never seen in Fortnite before. Many fans were worried about what this would mean for the game, but it ended up being pretty fun.
Since then, the map has gone through several drying-out periods – the most recent of which was today, July 30. We’ve seen POIs such as Dirty Docks, Pleasant Park, Sweaty Sands, and Craggy Cliffs lose all of their water and return to how they were during Season 2 – with some slight adjustments.
At the time of writing, Season 3 is slated to end on August 27 – about one month from today. We may see the season extended for a week or two, but all players are hoping that we don’t have another Chapter 2 Seasons 1 and 2 on our hands.
- Read More: Fortnite July 30 update: what changed?
With so much time left on the clock, many fans are wondering: when will the Season 3 map reach its final stage? Well, according to the information that we have now, the water will reach its final level on August 1. This is also, reportedly, when the ‘Ruins’ POI (assumed to be Atlantis) will enter the game.
We can assume, then, that we’ll be playing on this version of the map for the final month of the season. Will cars enter the game on August 1? We can only hope – although the message from No Sweat Insurance would suggest otherwise.
Hopefully, Epic have something up their sleeves for the final month of the season. With most players nearing level 100 at this point, we’ll need something new to fill our time. We’re holding out hope that cars are coming to Fortnite sooner rather than later.
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