Epic appear to be doubling-down on the Exotic weapons in Season 5, with two more likely coming in the future.
In the latest Fortnite season, Epic took a step back from the Mythic weapons that had dominated the bulk of Chapter 2. Now, we have one Mythic weapon and a handful of Exotics that are a rarer sight in your matches.
Unlike Mythic weapons, which only required players to land in a specific location and eliminate any enemies, Exotics force players to save Gold Bars in multiple matches before buying one.
Judging by the number of leaks we’ve seen and the addition of new exotics to the game, it looks like Epic will be continuing the Exotic weapon meta in the future.
We’ll probably be getting a couple more Exotics by the end of Season 5. Data miner, Hypex, announced two new weapons coming to the game in the form of the Freeze AR and Run Gun SMG.
The former gives the Chiller Trap effect to enemies while the latter increases a player’s walking and running speed. Naturally, the Run Gun will be much more useful than the Freeze AR, especially if it doesn’t deal damage as we saw with the Big Chill.
This is particularly good news for fans of the Rapid-Fire SMG. During Season 3, players would routinely run around with a Rapid-Fire and a Pepper to create this effect. It looks like the combo is getting an official weapon soon.
We heard some news about the Slurp Bazooka ahead of Season 5, and an Exotic designation makes sense. This item would be significantly more powerful than the Bandage Bazooka, so an Exotic rarity would balance things out; if it ever makes it to Fortnite, that is.
We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the upcoming Exotic weapons. Until then, we can only wait until Epic announce a new patch.
Fortnite Season 6 leak reveals more upcoming vehicle mods
A new Fortnite Season 6 leak reveals two upcoming vehicle mods coming to the game after the Chonkers off-road tires.
The Fortnite v16.20 update brought vehicle mods to the game for the first time, but we don’t expect it to be the last we see of them.
Vehicle mods in Fortnite Season 6 have been teased since the trailer was first released. It took a few weeks for Epic to bring them to the game, but they’re finally here.
The first vehicle mod added to Fortnite is the Chonkers off-road tires. These tires, as their name suggests, make it easier for players to drive off-road as well as allows them to scale cliffs without getting out of the car.
Of course, we don’t expect this to be the only modification that Epic add to vehicles in Fortnite Season 6. More than likely, we’ll see some new mods added every patch or so until there are several options in the game.
A leak from Fortnite data miner @Hypex reinforces this speculation. According to him, there are two more unreleased vehicle mods in the game files; one for a rear bumper and one for a front bumper.
The front bumper mod will be called “Scoop” and the rear bumper mod will be called “Mega Booster.” Hypex also stated that we could see a mounted weapon on cars and even “interactable mod garages.”
The names of these mods make it clear what they’ll do. The “Mega Booster” mod will probably be some kind of rocket-propelled enhancement that makes cars go faster. If we had to guess, the “Scoop” mod will be a ramp that will make it easier to blast through structures.
As for mod garages, it’s difficult to speculate on how these will work. The Chonkers tires spawn on the ground and let players throw them onto cars. A mod garage seems a bit foreign in the current setup.
Of course, we’ll keep you posted when we learn more about these upcoming vehicle mods. Until then, make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.
Fortnite v16.20 leaked skins: Princess Fishstick, Aloy & more
New Fortnite leaks from the v16.20 patch reveal skins for Aloy, Princess Fishstick, and many more. Here are all of the leaks so far.
The Fortnite v16.20 patch is live, and brought some new leaked skins and cosmetics to the game. Here’s what we know.
It’s been two seasons since we first saw Princess Fishstick teased in a loading screen. Now, in the v16.20 patch, we finally have a leaked model for the skin.
Of course, she isn’t alone. We have a ton of new skin leaks to explore along with some updated bundles. Here are all of the new and updated skins that were leaked in v16.20.
Fortnite v16.20 leaked skins
Fortnite v16.20 leaked Emotes
We assume that these cosmetics will hit the Item Shop in the coming weeks. We already know that Aloy will be available on April 14 through the PlayStation exclusive Aloy Cup. You can view more details on that here.
We’ll keep you updated if data miners find any more leaked skins and cosmetics in the update. Until then, make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out on any of the latest Fortnite news.
Fortnite leak reveals upcoming crafting formulas
A new Fortnite leak reveals upcoming or scrapped crafting formulas we could see in the game as updates for Season 6 roll out.
Fortnite Season 6 brought crafting to the game, but it won’t stop with the original formulas. As expected, Epic have plans for future crafting items.
Epic Games have been making huge steps in the Fortnite world with their recent seasons. Season 5 introduced NPCs and quests to the game, and now Season 6 has brought crafting to Fortnite.
We have a handful of simple, easy-to-understand crafting formulas to start. Nobody expects the crafting system to end here, however. New leaks reinforce that idea, with some future crafting formulas revealed.
Leaked crafting formulas
Fortnite data miner, Hypex, recently revealed some crafting formulas that he found in the game files. As he said in a tweet, these could be scrapped concepts that Epic abandoned or future craftable items that will come to the game in the future.
We don’t have names for these items, but they’re all variations of the bow. According to these leaks, a Spicy Fish or Pepper combined with a Primal Bow would create a Fire Bow. A Hop Fish and a Mechanical Bow will create a Hop Bow – seemingly similar to the Impulse Bow we have now.
The Hop Bow would be a take-it-or-leave-it concept, in our opinion. The Fire Bow, on the other hand, could cause some serious Havoc in Fortnite – especially in competitive modes. The Stink Bow is already under some scrutiny, and a Fire Bow would only add to the frustration in this department.
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Whether or not these items come to the game, we can be sure that Epic will continue to expand the crafting system as Season 6 goes on.
Fans have already thought of some brilliant concepts involving the Tac Shotgun, a Rift-to-Go, Launch Pads, and many other fan-favorite items that could enter the crafting system. Hopefully, many of these ideas are realized in Season 6 and beyond.
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